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Cyprian Sloane's reputation is of the very worst. A gambler, smuggler, rake and a spy, he now faces the greatest challenge of all--respectability! He will force Society to accept him. Nothing will stand in his way....

Until he meets Morgana Hart, whose caring nature thrusts her into the company of ladies of the night and risks a scandal that will destroy them both. To becom

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Paperback, 298 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Harlequin Books (first published 2005)
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Ana T.
Jan 30, 2008 Ana T. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trad-regency
I've read and enjoyed Diane Gaston's two previous books so I had high expectations for this one. While I didn't enjoy it as much it was still a very satisfying read.

The stakes are high in Cyprian Sloane’s latest game--to reform his reputation as a wagerer, womanizer, and worse--and thumb his nose at the father who’s always despised him. The prize is nearly in hand when Sloane encounters seemingly respectable Morgana Hart, a baron’s daughter, who engages in fisticuffs in Hyde Park and embroils hi
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Sandy M
Jul 27, 2011 Sandy M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, harlequin
Diane Gaston is one of those authors that when I’ve finished one of her books, I ask myself why I haven’t read more. It’s not for a lack of want. It’s the usual too-many-books-not-enough-time business that I’m sure a lot of you suffer from too. But I so enjoy Ms. Gaston’s writing and her characters, and I really liked the storyline in this book too, something I haven’t read before.

Cyprian Sloan is trying to regain his reputation. He’s been a high-caliber rake for a number of years and he’s tired
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Angelique Minnaar
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Twists, turns & subplots fairly predictable with the happy endings. Just what I wanted.
Elyce
Mar 18, 2013 Elyce rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This book was surprisingly good for the dollar bin at the bookstore. The first two chapters were a little slow, and the writing was a bit stuffy.

In the first chapter we are introduced to Cyprian Sloane, the male lead and the typical mysterious bad-boy-turned-good. He starts out a little one-dimensional, but his character fleshes out nicely. Morgana Hart, the female lead, is a prim and proper girl who is a little too old to be considered marriagable. By the end of the book, her repressed indepen
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penelopewanders
Jun 14, 2015 penelopewanders rated it really liked it
Although this is billed as a standalone on fantasticfiction, this still makes references to The Mysterious Miss M and the Wagering Widow. Idon't think this would have been a problem, but I'd already read both anyway. Seems to me I encountered this cross-referencing in another of Gaston's books.
This is quite gripping, with an unconventional heroine who accepts that the hero will be marrying her far more marriageable cousin. A very good and not entirely predictable read, even if some of the heroi
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Ruth
A pleasant enough story, but having read a couple of Diane Gaston's short stories, which were steamy little numbers, I was rather disappointed. The plot premise was a bit silly, but it was quite well-written and the hero and heroine quite likeable.
İnci Puyan
Dec 12, 2012 İnci Puyan rated it really liked it
Genel anlamda beğendiğim bir kitap oldu. Her ne kadar başlarda sıkılsam da konusu sonrada inanılmaz akıcı gitmeye başladı ve heyecanla okudum. Tavsiye ederim eğer tarihi aşk romanlarını seviyorsanız. :)
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 03, 2015 04:48PM  
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Diane Gaston’s dream job had always been to write romance novels. One day she decided to pursue that dream and has never looked back; she is now writing full-time. Her books have won Romance’s highest honour—the RITA Award, the National Readers Choice Award and the Golden Heart. She lives in Virginia with her husband and three very ordinary house cats. Diane loves to hear from readers and friends.
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