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It's the beginning of August, 1815. The dishonourable John Sebastian Smirke, a heartless pretty narcissist, has had another genuine offer of marriage rejected by a sneering Papa. Offended and infuriated, he executes the perfect revenge; blackmailing the virgin concerned into his bed. His web is skilfully woven; success is assured until he's caught in his own web. Fate ...more
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Published December 20th 2010 by Cari Hislop, via Smashwords
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Kagama-the Literaturevixen
It seems I had forgotten that I knew about this author.

Written in the same chaotic style and with incomphrehensible characters as the other book by this author this one tells the story of John Sebastian Smirke who is a ... vain unpleasant guy in love with himself and who cant stand "ugly" people (thats pretty much everyone else) and that goes around calling for his "mamma" constantly. Hes a mamas boy and when he learns his mama got married he throws a tantrum.

A grown man..throwing a tantrum..sur
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Feb 26, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of fantasy romances and farce
The hero is John Smirke, an unlikely hero as at the start of the book he is a heartless rake who has few redeeming qualities, with the exception of the love he holds for his mother and brothers.
He is a selfish man capable of blackmailing women into his bed, he is never the less killed by a cruel, cowardly scoundrel who makes John look like a nice bloke.
This tale, like all of Ms Hislop's books has fantasy elements, in this case John is brought back from the dead to be the hero and husband of the
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I’m an American married to an adorable English Goblin. I’m an artist with a degree in fashion design, but I’ve always been a story teller. Stories are everywhere; in every scent, every glimpse out of the corner of the eye. The most magical moments of my life have been born of ‘what if?’.

I’ve been making up stories as long as I can remember. At ten I started writing (it was a romance – the girl’s p
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