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Gentlemen Behaving Badly (Pleasure Emporium #2)

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Destitute and alone, Mina Halliday ventured into a notorious bordello and offered the only talents at her disposal—her writing skill and her scandalous imagination. Mina’s erotic letters have enticed London’s wealthiest noblemen to the Pleasure Emporium, but her real goal is to find the person responsible for her father’s ruin. Even if that means defying the orders of ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Nisha
Apr 10, 2010 Nisha rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: PG historical romance lovers
Yet again, I am impressed by Michelle Marcos. Her heroines are unique and so are her heroes, for that matter. In this book, her H/H are both common folk, which is refreshing for historical romance.

Mina is a plain erotic writer for a bordello, who is trying to find the man who framed her father for jewelry theft. Her seductive letter ends up drawing in Salter, the chief constable, who is investigating the death of a man to whom the letter is addressed to. Their relationship starts with some mist
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Holly
Dec 18, 2008 Holly rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Mina Halliday has quite a way with words and she uses her naughty talents as a source of income after her father is arrested and sent to Australia. She uses her job as a letter writer at the Pleasure Emporium to try and lure certain men to the bordello where she will have her courtesan friends try and sex any pertinent information out of them. One such naughty letter lands in the hands of Constable Salter Lambrick and since it's the only clue in a high profile murder case, he goes undercover and ...more
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Sep 28, 2009 Char rated it liked it
Shelves: not-a-keeper
If nothing else, I should keep it for the cover alone (forget his chest--look at the lips on that guy)!
Lisa
Sep 14, 2008 Lisa rated it really liked it
Micheklle Marcos is awesome. If you haven't read this book or the other book in this series it is well worth the read:)
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Sep 02, 2010 J. Ostrowski rated it did not like it
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Ellen
Loved it. All the kinks from When A Lady Misbehaves were completely ironed out in this one.

I rarely say this about any series because (view spoiler) BUT Gentlemen Behaving Badly abso-positi-lutely stands alone from When a Lady Misbehaves the characters do not cross over at all, in fact t
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Lois
Dec 15, 2010 Lois rated it did not like it
Couldn't finish it.

It has an interesting premise though--a smart girl in a brothel writing letters to lure gentlemen to the establishment. One in particular she wants to meet because he seems responsible for her father being arrested and shipped off to the colonies. Her love interest is the constable investigating the murder of said gentleman.

The whole thing goes off the tracks pretty quickly. The author keeps our heroine pure by making her the barkeep in the brothel, even though she has a colle
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Shh I'm reading!
Aug 17, 2011 Shh I'm reading! rated it it was ok
I felt like the book should have been Women Behaving Badly. Mina was overly violent and stubborn to a fault. However, I like that the book centered around women in a bordello, a unique twist. But Salter? Beautiful man. Favorite quote: "You are a bit like that painting Minnow. Remember how lovingly and carefully formed you are. Your thoughts, your talents... they all make the complete canvs of you. Even though others may mistake your worth, you must never value yourself any less."
Jaime West
Jun 10, 2010 Jaime West rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
grr.. the cover kills, just kills me.. Okay, I will admit that I purchased this one solely on the cover.. can you blame me..?? But, I was quite impressed.. Great story and I loved Salter he was great.. he was cocky.. I love the part in the bathes.. oh how confident you are of yourself Salter.. delicious!!
Loretta
Dec 29, 2010 Loretta rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
at first this book seemed to be just plain predictable. but the plot twisted and I enjoyed myself as Mina and Salter discovered each other and the fiend was caught.
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This was a fun read, the whole story from start to finish is engaging, fun, quick paced and lots of tension and interesting situations. A great read.
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