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3.28  ·  Rating Details ·  80 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
His intentions were definitely dangerous.

Laura didn't know why Simon Hilliard had asked her sister, Annette, to go to Paris. Whatever the reason, it could only mean trouble if she accepted. Simon had a reputation—and it wasn't a good one!

So Laura jumped in to save her sophisticated but careless sister. And Simon lost no time in turning his charm on Laura herself.

Soon she d
Paperback, Harlequin Presents #442, 187 pages
Published July 1981 by Harlequin Books (first published 1981)
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Feb 27, 2009 seton rated it liked it
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Laura, our heroine, is the smartest one in her family. She is asked by Daddy to prevent her sister from having an affair with too-attractive Simon Hillard, who has a vendetta against her family.

This is typical Charlotte Lamb from this period. Laura is described as a "delicate blonde" whose cool, willowy looks is in contrast to her dry remarks. She has never been tempted to shag a fellow until she meets Simon who is walking SEX! on legs. Simon is also a typical Lamb hero: short-tempered, sulky (i
Shallowreader VaVeros
This is an old favourite which I have reread. The standout for me is the heroine who is a snarky, sharp woman whose family is emotionally detached from one another. The hero is hawtness but manages to only just step across the alpha into alphabrute territory - too many punishing kisses and referring to women as bitches was abit grating. However, he had some fab attributes and the grand grovel is superb.
Aug 19, 2015 Tia rated it really liked it
Revenge story, turned into love affair. In all fairness it wasn't terrible. At times it was quite good.
Feb 04, 2013 sbf20112011 rated it really liked it
Good, basic older revenge-ish story. I liked the characters here -- the heroine was strong and had a decent head on her shoulders, and the hero couldn't help but follow her around despite his desire for revenge against her family. Easy read.
Amanda Sheila
Not exactly my favorite.

Mostly because there's not enough angst. Revenge story where in the end they both fall in love. Quite typical to be honest but overall I liked. Just not my favorite. At some point Charlotte Lamb's style of writing is lack of wham-bam here and there.

So yeah, could be so much better.
Jul 31, 2011 Melanie♥ rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.
Nov 15, 2016 Naksed rated it liked it
This one had a great heroine, humorous writing (especially the banter between the h and H), good character development, and a revenge plot that was cleverly and slowly revealed rather than dumped on the reader in a tedious passage at the outset.

Laura Sloane meets Sam Hilliard on a mission to drive him and her flighty sister Annette apart before the scandal of their relationship gives her father an apoplexy. Hilliard has an awful reputation as a rake and user, and Annette is one basket short of a
Feb 01, 2016 Annarose rated it really liked it
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another re-read from 30+ years ago, but this one i still enjoyed. the heroine has a backbone and a mouth and isn't afraid of apppearing as anything other than a intelligent woman who knows her own worth. the hero is taken aback by her and reluctantly becomes intrigued.
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Jul 27, 2014 Blaze King rated it it was ok
Everything was worth 3 stars. It's just that I didn't like how Simon kept admitting till the very end that he found Laura's sister very sexy. That makes me wonder if he would prove a faithful husband after a few years in their marriage...
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Sheila Ann Mary Coates Holland
aka Sheila Holland, Sheila Coates, Charlotte Lamb, Sheila Lancaster, Victoria Woolf, Laura Hardy

Sheila Ann Mary Coates was born on 1937 in Essex, England, just before the Second World War in the East End of London. As a child, she was moved from relative to relative to escape the bombings of World War II. Sheila attended the Ursuline Convent for Girls. On leaving scho
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