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Tarnished Rose of the Court (Tudor Queens #2)

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A dangerous mission at Queen Elizabeth's bidding is Celia Sutton's chance to erase the taint of her brother's treason. Her life is at risk if she's discovered--and so is her heart when she learns her co-conspirator is also her onetime seducer: brooding and mysterious John Brandon!

John can't believe the change in Celia--what's happened to the carefree English rose she once
ebook, 194 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2012)
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Oct 09, 2015 Heather rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't really care for this book. The writing was fine, but the characters were not true to themselves. I have a big problem with writers who take the time to create a character and then spend the rest of the book violating that character for the purposes of storytelling. I don't know how many times that I have run into that lately. Why bother with character development at all if you are just going to have your characters act any old way? I only made it slightly past the sex scene in the hunte ...more
I finished this book about a week ago and I liked it. Celia had an awful marriage and now that she's a widow she has to take care of herself in any way she can. So she takes on a mission for the Queen and travels to Scotland. But she didn't know she'ld be escorted by John, the man she once loved with all her heart. Until he left her without a word.

John never forgot about Celia, but things happened in the past that make a future with Celia impossible.

What I liked most about the story was the intr
Kirsten  Brown
With the completion of this book marks the 1000th book in goodreads since joining and the completion of my goodreads challenge this year. Go me!

This book was great! Everything in this book, from the romance, danger, sex, historical context and plot was perfect storm for me. I loved it and the perfect book to finish my challenges!!

Well done Mrs McCabe
Cristina Contilli
Letto in italiano...

Anche in mezzo agli intrighi di corte può nascere l'amore...

Un rosa storico con una componente erotica importante ambientato alla corte della regina Elisabetta nell'Inghilterra del '500...


"voleva che anche John avesse bisogno di lei, di ricordare come loro due erano stati un tempo."
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