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The Bargain

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The aging nobleman had decided that the only thing his grandson needed to complete his education was a woman with a reputation, and he would provide one...

An orphaned kitchen maid in an English brothel, she was tricked into taking the post as a "governess" to the duke's grandson...

Handsome and heartless, Brett had...more
Mass Market Paperback, 540 pages
Published August 1st 1987 by Worldwide Library (first published 1987)
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"In short, Robert, I want you to find me a clean whore."

The girl: Ashleigh Sinclair. Daughter of a minor baronet, her family was killed in a fire when she was a young girl (so young that she doesn’t remember being the daughter of a baronet). The servant who rescued Ashleigh took her to her sister and then promptly died, leaving Ashleigh in the sister’s care (said relative works in the kitchen of a high-end bordello). Ashleigh has now grown into the most beautiful woman ever, and the madame has p...more
Lord Brett Westmont is the grandson and heir to the duke of Ravensford. His parents had divorced when he was young and his mother is persona non grata to say the least. His father and step mother are killed in an apparent accident and he grows up under the influence of his grandfather, who hates women and passes his misogyny on. Unknown to the Duke, Brett becomes a notorious rake but for some bizarre reason the Duke convinces himself that Brett is a virgin and asks his solicitor to arrange for a...more
I liked it. The beginning was great and definitely hooked me but there was a lull in the middle where I admit to skimming pages. The ending was okay, maybe a bit overly sweet/sappy. If there is one thing I could do, I would like to go back and count how many times Ashleigh (the heroine) said, "Oh, Brett!". It seemed after a while she started every sentence with that. I haven't decided if this goes on the keeper shelf or not.
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Melissa Corbin
This was my very first romance novel. My friend loaned it to me back in the 7th grade. lol Her mother had a notorious collection of romance novels and she allowed me to pick one and borrow it. Well its mine now...It was later given to me and I have read it twice now. I absolutely love this novel! And I think it is about time that I read it again.

As soon as I stop buying more books to add to my collection and read the ones that I do have.

I need to be stopped. lol I just want them all.
Sexy, riveting, breath-stopping, mind-blowing work of art!
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Veronica Sattler is the best-selling author of nine historical romances and two contemporaries. A native of New Jersey with an MA in English Literature from Rutgers University, Veronica lives in rural Pennsylvania with her daughter, Alyssa, two sassy cats and an Irish Wolfhound that weighs more than she does. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Novelists, Inc. and the Writers Union.
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