Forbidden (The Scandalous Women of the Ton #6)
Henry Attic ...more
I adore Margery! Who'd have thought there was such a headstrong, stubborn woman beneath that sweetness and innocence! She definitely proves a perf ...more
Not exactly what I expected...but not in a bad way.
Forbidden has an interesting idea. A maid turned heiress? That's a new one, one that I could definitely go for. It doesn't mention it in the summary, but I feel like I should say that Margery learns about her inheritance pretty soon in. The book is less about Henry trying to tell Margery and more about Margery learning how to navigate her way through life as a Countes ...more
From rags to riches, from servant to Cinderella, who wouldn't want to go to bed one day being a maid and wake up the next being to wealth and a title!! My childhood dream came to life in this book.
What I loved about our heroine, Margery is that she simple didn't want the title, the money, she wanted things to stay status quot. She wanted to save her hard earned money and maybe open up her own confection business. But what she wanted and wha ...more
Mallory is an honest, honorable and loyal ladies maid with a dream of one day opening her own confectioner's shop. She has no idea she is the long-lost heiress to the Templemore title. She was kidnapped as a child on the night her mother was murdered and her grandfather has been looking for her ever since.
If Mallory were never found, Henry would have inherited the estate. He is tasked to track her down and figure out if she truly is the missing Lady Marguerite. He ensconces himself into ...more
Despite the company she sometimes keeps, Margery hersel ...more
Margery Mallon is a young woman who values her family even though all are earning their money by questionable means. Growing up a Mallon meant knowing how to squeeze that last penny out of every transaction made. But what she dreamed of was maybe, just maybe one day she migh ...more
(2.5/5stars) ARC provided by NetGalley. Thank you!
I'm going to bluntly say that this book was full of overused tropes and were just used horribly. Sometimes overused tropes can be twisted into a clever and delightful way but sadly, Cornick failed to do this. This was me the whole novel.
1. The "I can't marry to someone that I love." male protagonist
Please. I have seen this so many times in Regency books... but for a good reason, of course. It fits the setting and time. Love wasn't a thing back ...more
Margery Mallon is a sensible lady’s maid who is relatively inexperienced with men, despite visiting the local brothel to deliver her ...more
The characters are inconsistent: Henry prides himself on his self-restraint and commitment to duty, while Margery has kept herself "nice" (i.e. virginal) for her entire adult life because she's too practical and level-headed to risk her future for an affair. They barely even try ...more
J'étais curieuse de découvrir l'histoire de Margery, qui apparaît pour la première fois dans La maîtresse de l'Irlandais. Jusqu'alors femme de chambre, elle se découvre finalement héritière disparue d'un des comtés les plus riches d'Angleterre, comté dont Lord Henry Wardeaux était jusqu'alors l'héritier.
J'ai beaucoup apprécié Henry, en héros sombre et torturé échaudé ...more
I’ve always drawn comfort from reading historical romances. Forbidden drew me back into the world of Regency England, complete with lords and ladies, heirs and heiresses, and, of course, dashing heroes, quirky heroines and their romantic escapades.
When you read romances as often as I do, it’s fairly certain that plotlines are going to be very similar to one another. What truly makes a story stand out is if it has characters that you fall in love wi ...more
เรืองนีเปนเลมทีหก และคิดวานาจะเปนเลมสุดทายในชุด (แตมีเรืองสันตอจากเรืองนีลงใหอานฟรีในเวบไซดของคนแตงนะคะ) เรืองราวของหญิงสาวผูอือฉาวในวงสังคม หรือชือชุดวา The Scandalous Women of the Ton ซึงแตละเลมจะเปนเรืองของหญิงสาวไดทำอะไรบางอยางซึงเปนการแหกกฎของสังคม
มารเจอรี มอลลอนไมไดเปนคนในวงสังคมดวยซำ เธอเปนหญิงรับใชของเลดีแกรนท (นางเอกเลมแรกในชุด Whisper of Scandal) แตมารเจอรีกมีความฝัน เธอชอบทำขนม และสิงทีเธอตองการมากทีสุดกคือการเปิดรานขายขนมเลก ๆ สักแหงนึง แตการทำงานเปนคนรับใช ...more
Margery has been a secondary character in each of the other books in the series and I was glad to see we were getting her story. Margery is actually Marguerite Catherine Rose Saint-Pierre, who was has been missing since the age of 4 when her mother was murdered. Her grandfather sends Henry to ...more
"For a little while" she said, "when I first came to Templemore, I did not know who I was, who I had become."
Margery is one stubborn lady. Despite being a servant, Margery has a lot of pride and I loved that she's such a strong, independent women. She really goes through a lot of obstacles and her life changes drastically throughout the book. ...more
Several instances surprised me, but particularly Henry's instant attraction to Margery despite his insistence (to himself) ...more
This is spoiler-ish, so tread with caution.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and would easily recommend it.
By the end, I was heavily invested in Henry and Margery as well as their relationship. I am not sure at what point that investment happened. The banter between the characters was fun from the get-go, their push/pull, up/down relationship believable.
I did question Henry’s easy acceptance of his fate and the gigantic shift that was going to take place in his life because Marger ...more
Published By: Harlequin HQN
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Blog For: GMTA
"Forbidden" by Nicola Cornick was a good historical romance that I enjoyed. Forbidden" was the last book in the Scandalous Women of the Ton. This novel was definitely on that would draw you into the world of England complete with heirs, heiresses, lords, ladies and let's not leave out the heroes, heroines with all of its romantic fever. This particular novel was of Margery ...more
A lot of things in this book has the stereotype sheep factors of a historical novel, it became quite easy to predict the story. From the plot to even the characters *sigh*.
The author shouldn't fall to cliches traps of romance novels, if they have been fusion wit ...more
The Scandalous Woman of the Ton is a series I will never tire of. I find myself reading these books in almost one sitting , so engrossed in the world of the Ton and the Rakes, gentleman and ladies in this era, - It’s like I’m looking through a looking glass I can picture everything. The gowns, the men - the surroundings. If I could time travel and spend one day anywhere it would certainly be as A Scandalous Woman from the Ton ;)
I must say finding out that maybe this is the last in the series is ...more
Scandal isn't just for rogues, as the daring women in USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Cornick's scintillating new series prove.... As maid to some of the most wanton ladies of the ton, Margery Mallon lives within the boundaries of any sensible servant. Entanglements with gentlemen are taboo. Wild adventures are for the Gothic novels she secretly reads. Then an intriguing stranger named Mr. Ward offers her a taste of passion, and suddenly the wicked possibilities are too tempti ...more