Determined not to lose her sense of self, she realizes that Ryan is the only person she can trust. But Mary's hobbies are not exactly proper, and Ryan is starting to discover that this simple miss is not at all what he expected. Lucy Blackwell is desperate, reckless, and maybe a little bit crazy. That's the only possible explanation for tricking a man she doesn't know into a dance, a kiss, and an engagement—all in the middle of the biggest ball of the year!
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But Lord William Summersby is the final piece of her grand plan, and she'll do what it takes to make this marriage of convenience work—as long as it's convenient for her. She just never counted on falling in love. But instead of a prince, she finds only her own volatile, infuriatingly handsome They'd eloped to Gretna Green in a fiery passion, but passion can sometimes burn too hot to last.
But now, Rees makes her a brazen offer, and Helene decides to become his wife again No, this time she decides to be very, very wicked indeed. Deverell, Viscount Paignton, is in desperate need of a wife. Dispatched to a country house party to look the lady over, he discovers her not swanning about among the guests but with her nose buried in a book in the library.
Phoebe Malleson is tempted to distraction by Deverell, but marrying him isn't part of her plan. Moved by an incident in her past, Phoebe has a secret cause to which she's committed. Unfortunately, telling Deverell to go away doesn't work, and he quickly learns of her secret. But someone powerful has her cause targeted for destruction—and her in their sights. Phoebe must accept Deverell's help…though the cost to them both might be dear—and deadly.
Emily is sure nothing good could possibly come out of this horrid situation. But she lets her sisters—along with Francis Riley, the delectable but brooding Earl of Dunhurst—convince her that a season in London will be just the thing. Now Emily has a choice: sulk in a corner while her sisters enjoy the glitter of the ton.
But as Francis helps Emily get back on her feet, she quickly realizes that a childhood crush is nothing compared to the power of true love.
No gentleman would agree to her scandalous plan—but Lord Jeremy Roden is no gentleman. He offers a wager. But what happens when Jeremy realizes that one night will never be enough?
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Anthony Hurst, Duke of Kingsborough, knows the time has come for him to produce an heir. But first he must find a bride. When he meets the most exquisite woman at his masquerade ball, he thinks his search is over. With few clues other than her figure, her scent, and the memory of her kiss, Anthony must find his mystery lady. Isabella Chilcott can scarcely believe it: she is finally at the Kingsborough Ball. But she must escape before he discovers her secrets.
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Continue the series. See more. Book 2. The relationship between Lucinda and William obviously didn't start out well, with the forced marriage. But it slowly grew until they fell in love with one another and it was so sweet.
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They were an adorable couple. This book doesn't have a ton of spicy, just enough to add some zest. Their relationship was more sweet than spicy. The story was fast paced. It wasn't particularly special, but it was a fun read. Never a dull moment and with a sweet ending. The Secret Life of Lady Lucinda was a lovely historical romance.
To any lovers of the genre, you should definitely read this. Thanks to edelweiss for a copy! Apr 06, Tracy rated it really liked it.
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This is one story that grips you from the prologue and keeps you enthralled to the end. Lady Lucinda, or Lucy as she is called is a woman with a mission. She knows that she needs help and has picked the person to help her, William Summersby. Only upon meeting him she has to do something very drastic- and they end up engaged. William knows that Lucy wants something from him, and he is not happy with her at all for changing his plans and forcing marriage on him. So these two have to dance around e This is one story that grips you from the prologue and keeps you enthralled to the end.
So these two have to dance around each other as learn more about each other and see that they can really work together. But with Lucys actions she has suddenly drawn attention to herself and her past has caught up with her in the form of an assassin. Lucy and William have to dive into trusting the other one very quickly, because if they don't it could be the end of Lucy.
This is a very good book. The Summersbys are a very close family and they band together to protect their own. So its fun to see Williams siblings react to Lucy. They banter between them all is often humorous and takes the edge off the seriousness of trying to find the assassin. But the fear also is never far from Lucy and that helps to keep you entranced by the story and want to see what happens in the end.
This book was provided to me by the publisher via NetGalley. The rating, review, and all opinions are my own This is the third book in the Summersby Tale series and I know that you can read them out of order as this was the first one I read. It can stand on its own with no trouble. The two main characters are really fun. William is willing to just settle for a bride and has made up his mind to marry Lady Annabella, the best of the really bad choices.
Lucy Blackwell needs help in finding the man who murdered her mother and father. William is the perfect choice. Lucy stages a kiss and then announces their This is the third book in the Summersby Tale series and I know that you can read them out of order as this was the first one I read.
Lucy stages a kiss and then announces their engagement before William has a chance to announce his to Lady Annabella. From there a lot happens, some of it not very good. There is the perfect mix of romance, tension, danger and adventure in The Secret Life of Lady Lucinda. Lucy and William are both strong characters and there is a lot of tension between the two at first.
In time Williams realizes that he needs to help and protect Lucy. The interaction between the characters keeps the story moving. This is a very good series with very strong male and female characters and good plots. I would recommend it to anyone who loves historical romance. Mar 18, Annah rated it it was amazing Shelves: historical-romance. I really enjoyed this book. I see that it only has a 3 star rating which is a surprise to me. I thought Lucy was a strong willed and delightful character.
Actually, I enjoyed all of the characters especially Lord Moorland. The plot moved along really well. There was action and conflict and humor, not to mention romance. The ending was great with a travel expedition and foreign help. I thought it made for a very interesting resolution to the story and a great book altogether. Sophie Barnes is a v I really enjoyed this book.
Sophie Barnes is a very talented writer. This is her first work that I've read but I look forward to reading more. Jan 02, Haeja rated it really liked it Shelves: action , adult , adventure , family , female-protagonists , historical-romance , love , mischief , murder , mystery. I enjoyed reading the story of William and Lady Lucinda and couldn't put down my e-reader.
Oct 24, Mona rated it liked it Shelves: historical-romance. Review will be posted first on www.
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It started out strong and interesting, promising us a daring heroine in Lady Lucinda. After the first few chapters, though, Lady Lucy became reticent and almost fragile. Thankfully, the other characters came together to save the day and add spice to the story. The tale begins with twelve-yea Review will be posted first on www. The tale begins with twelve-year-old Lucinda witnessing the murder of her mother in Constantinople.
Moments earlier, her mother had given her money and told her to find Constance and hide. From what I gathered, her mother's friend lived in England, and somehow a twelve-year-old Lucy was able to escape the Turkish Empire and make her way there alone. Six years later, Lucy has a plan to return to Constantinople, find the murderer, and avenge the deaths of her parents.
To that end, she chooses master spy Lord William Summersby to facilitate it. Though he's betrothed to another, Lucy kisses him publicly at a ball and summarily announces their engagement. Pretty gutsy. After that first audacious step, Lady Lucy seems to regress into a timid mouse. She tells Lord William she needs his help, but refuses to tell him why she needs it or even what her plan involves. During a house party for the newlyweds, the murderer uncovers Lucy's true identity and threatens to harm those she loves if she doesn't cooperate. Finally backed into a corner, Lady Lucy tells Lord William her story and of the threats.
Neither seems particularly bright at deciphering the clues, and Lucy is soon abducted. I know I said this book was better, and it was. Barnes didn't dwell on unnecessary clothing details or introspection this time. She also gave us some interesting characters with colorful backgrounds. The weak link was in allowing her main character, Lucy, to shrivel from a daring, vibrant woman into a weepy, helpless victim. I'm sure with more experience, Ms. Barnes will become as proficient as many other popular historical romance writers. Meanwhile, I'm following her progress with great interest.
Dec 12, Ash Ash rated it liked it Shelves: historical. Again instances point that the heroine keeps hiding things from the hero like how the masked man who ki this book is good, but found the heroines character annoying why cant she just come clean in the first instance to the hero about her problems instead of luring him into marriage and then saying she did have ulterior motive but she wont come clean until they get to know each other, the hero is a paragon of virtue to wait patiently until she confesses her reason for trapping him into marriage.. Again instances point that the heroine keeps hiding things from the hero like how the masked man who killed her parents is present at the house party and how he threatened her why the hell cant she say it in the first instance when the hero asks her instead of behaving like a lunatic, the hero again cant explain it though never met a man this patient, patiently waits for her to tell her probs when that does not happen he talks with her guardian and then finally begs her for info then the heroine confesses..
Jan 04, Maya rated it liked it Shelves: historical-romance. The beginning of the book flowed well but the plot had too many holes and soon I found myself bored. Many things did not made sense, other just left me with a big question mark. Lucy tricks William into marring her. What is very strange is that his whole family treats her very nice. By what I learn from other books, they should be wayyyy more suspicious. He did not even know "who" she really was, and only thought about having her investigate after the weeding.
Lucy being kidnapped and sold at Con The beginning of the book flowed well but the plot had too many holes and soon I found myself bored. Lucy being kidnapped and sold at Constantinople as a slave seem like a insteresting story point but felt flat. They fell in love too fast. Jun 18, Melanie rated it did not like it. I just did. Melanie for b2b Complimentary copy provided by the publisher.
Oct 24, Celeste rated it really liked it Shelves: discord. Unlike most romances, and I like romance. This one actually had a very good plot. Sep 30, Corey rated it it was amazing Shelves: historical-romance. Yet another good book about the Summersbys. It left me wanting more, though. Feb 04, Wendy rated it did not like it. Couldn't finish. Just no interest in the inane and juvenile Lucy!
I liked the story for the most part, although think the Summersby family accepted things too easily. Victoria rated it really liked it Jun 07, Kelly rated it liked it Dec 20, Amy rated it it was amazing Dec 21, Sarahleah Mumbi rated it really liked it Oct 24, Dashel Serieux rated it it was ok Nov 26, Kim rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Cindy Roets rated it really liked it Nov 12, Beverly P.
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