Forbidden (The Scandalous Women of the Ton #6)
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
เรื่องนี้เป็นเล่มที่หก และคิดว่าน่าจะเป็นเล่มสุดท้ายในชุด (แต่มีเรื่องสั้นต่อจากเรื่องนี้ลงให้อ่านฟรีในเว็บไซด์ของคนแต่งนะคะ) เรื่องราวของหญิงสาวผู้อื้อฉาวในวงสังคม หรือชื่อชุดว่า The Scandalous Women of the Ton ซึ่งแต่ละเล่มจะเป็นเรื่องของหญิงสาวได้ทำอะไรบางอย่างซึ่งเป็นการแหกกฎของสังคม
มาร์เจอรี มอลลอนไม่ได้เป็นคนในวงสังคมด้วยซ้ำ เธอเป็นหญิงรับใช้ของเลดี้แกรนท์ (นางเอกเล่มแรกในชุด Whisper of Scandal) แต่มาร์เจอรีก็มีความฝัน เธอชอบทำขนม และสิ่งที่เธอต้องการมากที่สุดก็...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
Margery’s story is quite different from most of the women’s tales. She’s spent her life in poverty and working as a lady’s maid. When she finds out about her inheritance, it’s a shock and she finds it difficult to make the...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
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
★★☆☆☆ (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...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
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
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
"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
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
Despite the company she sometimes keeps, Margery hersel...more
This was a bit hard to rate. On one hand, I felt the erotica was well written, on the other hand, several times a chapter I found myself cringing at sentences and squirming in secondhand embarrassment, which I think is derived from once again explaining far, far too much. A reader can infer a lot, and it's a lot less jarring to just allow them to.
It's also horribly cliched, all of it. The plot, the unsuspecting heiress,...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
I enjoyed having all the Sccandalous ladies of the Ton back together, and learned all were "enciente" except Lottie and Joanna, Ethan Ryder's wife (Lord Severin) and Alex Grant's wife. But Joanna has already had a baby. I thou...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
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
Margery Mallon is a sensible lady’s maid who is relatively inexperienced with men, despite visiting the local brothel to deliver her...more
Several instances surprised me, but particularly Henry's instant attraction to Margery despite his insistence (to himself)...more
A well deserved 5 stars. Bravo!
Romantic Times h...more