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Your Scandalous Ways (Avon Historical Romance)

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ISBN13: 9780061231247
ISBN10: 006123124x
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James Cordier is all blue blood and entirely dangerous. He's a master of disguise, a brilliant thief, a first-class lover—all for King and Country—and, by gad, he's so weary of it. His last mission is to "acquire" a packet of incriminating letters from one notorious woman. Then he can return to London and meet sweet-natured heiresses—not adventuresses and fallen women.

Francesca Bonnard has weathered heartbreak, scorn, and scandal. She's independent, happy, and definitely fallen; and she's learned that "gentlemen" are more trouble than they're worth. She can also see that her wildly attractive new neighbor is bad news.

But as bad as James is, there are others far worse also searching for Francesca's letters. And suddenly nothing is simple—especially the nearly incendiary chemistry between the two most jaded, sinful souls in Europe. And just as suddenly, risking everything may be worth the prize.

Review:

"A world-weary British spy and master of disguises living in Regency Venice, James Cordier has been dispatched by the government to retrieve highly sensitive letters in courtesan Francesca Bonnard's possession. A few mishaps later, it's clear that Cordier isn't the only one wanting something from the notorious Francesca, who fled England following an affair that left her humiliated, divorced and friendless. Lord Elphick, her ex-husband, is a man with multiple mistresses and great political ambitions. Cordier's mission and Francesca's inability to ever trust a man again lead the two into a marvelously and intricately danced tango of a romance. An Italian woman with a penchant for emeralds, a grudge against Cordier and a misguided love for Lord Elphick sweetens the pot, but Chase hones in on her leads admirably. The two delight with sparkling dialogue, sizzling sex appeal and a surprising amount of pathos. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A battle of wits between two passionate souls explodes into a wickedly scandalous game and a timeless love story, in this latest novel from the author of the "USA Today" bestseller "Not Quite a Lady." Original.

About the Author

Loretta Chase holds a B.A. from Clark University, where she majored in English and minored unofficially in visual art. Her past lives include clerical, administrative, and part-time teaching at Clark and a Dickensian six-month experience as a meter maid. In the course of moonlighting as a corporate video scriptwriter, she fell under the spell of a producer who lured her into writing novels . . . and marrying him. The union has resulted in more than a dozen books and a number of awards, including the Romance Writers of America's RITA®Award.

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Julie Anderson, July 8, 2008 (view all comments by Julie Anderson)
I'm such a big Loretta Chase fan. I'm always eager to head to the bookstore when I know she has a new book coming out because I know I'll be entertained and amused. "Your Scandalous Ways" is no exception. I don't know how she made me enjoy a book about a courtesan I was sure I wouldn't like and a spy who was willing to use sex to get information from his suspects!! But I ended up liking them both, wanting them to be together, and knowing they were perfect for each other.

Francesca calls herself a 'great whore'. In reality, she's the highest priced courtesan in Venice, maybe the entire continent, but she did it HER way. After her husband, cheated on her, broke her heart, publicly humiliated her, and divorced her, she fled to the continent. She learned her trade from a famous retired courtesan and uses the information she has on her evil ex to torment him with the possibility of exposure for his past. She doesn't realize that with his current political aims, she's become a danger he can no longer ignore.

James just wanted to finish his duties, go home to England, find a quiet biddable wife, get married and raise children and dogs. But, once again, he's now in Venice trying to seduce letters from the continent's most famed courtesan. With all his experience and all his knowledge, he never expected to fall under her spell himself.

Now danger is all around these two and they must learn to love and trust each other...or die.

Loved it!! She's a strong woman who survived the worst life could throw at her and he's a man who was willing to sacrifice his all for his country. They deserved happiness and they deserved each other. You'll laugh and snicker at their 'courtship' and be rooting for their success.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061231247
Author:
Chase, Loretta Lynda
Publisher:
Avon Books
Author:
Chase, Loretta
Author:
A
Author:
by Loretta Chase
Author:
Chase, Lorett
Author:
Gray, Claudia
Author:
LaMarche, Jim
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Venice (Italy)
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
Avon Historical Romance
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.82x4.14x1.05 in. .41 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A world-weary British spy and master of disguises living in Regency Venice, James Cordier has been dispatched by the government to retrieve highly sensitive letters in courtesan Francesca Bonnard's possession. A few mishaps later, it's clear that Cordier isn't the only one wanting something from the notorious Francesca, who fled England following an affair that left her humiliated, divorced and friendless. Lord Elphick, her ex-husband, is a man with multiple mistresses and great political ambitions. Cordier's mission and Francesca's inability to ever trust a man again lead the two into a marvelously and intricately danced tango of a romance. An Italian woman with a penchant for emeralds, a grudge against Cordier and a misguided love for Lord Elphick sweetens the pot, but Chase hones in on her leads admirably. The two delight with sparkling dialogue, sizzling sex appeal and a surprising amount of pathos. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A battle of wits between two passionate souls explodes into a wickedly scandalous game and a timeless love story, in this latest novel from the author of the "USA Today" bestseller "Not Quite a Lady." Original.
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