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The Wastrel (Most Unsuitable Men #1)

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Clara Wells's eccentric family drew enough sidelong glances her way that she could do without the attentions of London's most notorious rake. But the sinfully charming Lord Mulholland was renowned for getting whatever, or whomever, he desired ...

Paris Mulholland had long guarded his heart with a string of elegant, casual conquests, yet Clara's defian
Mass Market Paperback, 294 pages
Published November 1st 1996 by Harlequin
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Jun 12, 2008 Charlotte rated it liked it
Honestly? This is pretty hilarious. Lord Paris Mulholland is ridiculous, the girl is also hilarious, and everything is just a good fun romp through whatever period of England it's supposed to be. There's class conflict! Dark secrets! Crazy aunts! Nudity! I also felt like I was often laughing WITH the book and not at it, which was nice. We were both in on the same ridiculous joke about Lord Paris Mulholland.
For a time back in the 80’s & 90’s, my reading material of choice was frequently bodice rippers, historical fiction, and regency romances with a few contemporary best sellers thrown in for good measure. Most of them were pretty steamy (blush) &/or overly romantic, but I read them during a time in my life when I found myself as a single parent, and these books fit the bill. I found them to be highly entertaining.

I recently donated a slew of them, but I wanted to catalog them all the same
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Aug 19, 2014 Sabrina (Soter) Sally rated it really liked it
"Non voleva sedurre Clara Wells. Non voleva portarsela a letto per una notte di passione. Voleva che lei lo amasse per molto, molto tempo. Diciamo... per tutta la vita."

Molto carino, gli zii di Clara, Aurora la pittrice all'apparenza svampita e il poeta ben poco talentuoso Byron, in particolare spiccano tra i tanti personaggi, un po' stereotipati che attraversano le pagine: il prete bacchettone, il nobile scanzonato, la matrona autoritaria, le debuttanti ridarelle etc etc Clara è una donna matur
Mar 05, 2010 Debbie rated it really liked it
England 1862: For the longest time London’s society considered Lord Paris Mulholland the most renowned wastrel (Oxford American Dictionary - wastrel: a wasteful or good for nothing person), but every ball or party that was thrown, always included an invitation to the Mulholland house. These kinds of parties always bored Lord Mulholland, he had to invent ways to keep himself amused, overhearing a conversation about himself left him wondering if someone like Miss Wells could really be so audacious ...more
May 21, 2016 Toni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just love

This book so much. One of my favorites, i read it when was a child and now again as adult. Just so romantic.
Sep 23, 2012 Joy rated it really liked it
Clara Wells, granddaughter of a duke through his disowned daughter, lives with her highly unconventional aunt and uncle (on her father's side!). Her aunt wangles them an invitation to the estate of the rakish Lord Mulholland, and Clara is condemned to the embarrassment of an encroaching visit. She doesn't imagine that Lord Mulholland finds her aunt and uncle more interesting than anyone he has met in a long time. Clara must accept a major shake-up to her view of life before she will qualify for ...more
Oct 17, 2014 Julie rated it it was ok
an ok read
Diana Dupre
Sep 13, 2012 Diana Dupre rated it really liked it
Ah Victorian England, a familiar setting for romance novels, this one is light hearted and good fun. Enjoyed the character descriptions and brutal honesty of some personalities. Clara’s defiance and education peeked the tiny feminist part of me that rarely rears it’s head.
Oct 20, 2009 Kalyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I'm not even sure how I ended up with this book, but I adored it. It is brain candy pure and simple. It's sweet and airy, nothing really intense or fancy. A reread for me whenever I need a cozy feeling.
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Feb 10, 2011 Sharon Sherman rated it it was amazing
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