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An Unexpected Gentleman (Berkley Sensation)by Alissa Johnson
Synopses & Reviews
For some, virtue is a vice
As the illegitimate daughter of a scandalous woman, Miss Anna Rees is almost as well known for having been raised in the hedonistic demimonde as she is for her quiet nature. Anna longs to leave behind her mother’s world of courtesans…until she unexpectedly meets the handsome, charming and decidedly wicked Lord Dane. If only she could convince him to join her in search of respectability. . .
For him, vice is a virtue
Viscount Maximilian Dane is perfectly content being a rake. After years of obeying the dictates of proper society--with disastrous results--he stopped following the ton’s ridiculous rules, and he sees no reason to begin courting respectability anew. Except that it may be the only way for him to win the lovely and fascinating Miss Anna Rees—if only he could convince her that the grass is greener on the wicked side of the fence. . .
"Johnson returns to her Scottish Society setting (following June 2011's Nearly a Lady) to delight readers once again with gentle wit, graceful writing, and a sensible and spirited heroine. Miss Adelaide Ward resigns herself to accepting an imminent marriage proposal from tedious, condescending Sir Robert Maxwell, whose substantial income will provide for her impoverished family. Then she's tricked into public compromise by a kiss from Sir Robert's insolent but charming bastard half-brother, Mr. Connor Brice, a newly released prisoner. Refusing to be a mere pawn in the brothers' feud, Adelaide demands history and answers from both men and finally chooses Connor, whose criminal history is tempered by his charm, good looks, and upfront financial generosity. Johnson wisely makes this the beginning of the story, not the end, and readers will cheer as Adelaide and Connor slowly turn their practical arrangement into a true romance." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Adelaide Ward has but one goal-to obtain an offer of marriage from the respectable, if unappealing, Baron Maxwell. But it's the devilishly handsome Connor Brice who captures her imagination-and a kiss in broad daylight-in front of a dozen members of the ton. Now Adelaide must decide if the charming scoundrel who stole away her reputation might still be trusted with her heart. Because Brice is after more than Adelaide's affection: he wants revenge on the baron.
About the Author
Alissa Johnson is the RITA Award–nominated author of Tempting Fate and several historical romances. She grew up on Air Force bases in the United States and Europe and attended St. Olaf College in Minnesota. She currently lives in the Ozarks.
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