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The Unlacing of Miss Leigh

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  121 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Disfigured in battle against Napoleon's forces, Captain Graham Veall has become a recluse, spending months alone on his estate and appearing masked in public. Yet Graham is determined not to forgo life's pleasures forever...especially the delight of a woman's touch.

He hardly expects virginal Miss Margaret Leigh to respond to his advertisement for female company, thinking h
ebook, 50 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2009)
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4 stars for what can been achieved in this length novella

This was a sweet and sexy 45 minute read. You can find it on scribd in an anthology called Pleasurably Undone!
Short be very sweet
Very satisfying. Everything you can hope to find in a love story. Thanks Diane. This is fourth book from Diane Gaston that I read and all are instant favorites of mine. She delivers characters that you can relate to and storyline that is believable. I am going to read all her books!
Featuring my favourite trope of a disfigured, reclusive hero, this was a lovely story that desperately needed to be a little bit longer to further develop the two leads...a nice read that felt a little too rushed!
Fiona Marsden
This is a lovely little story of a romance between a scarred veteran of the Napoleonic wars and a Vicars virginal daughter. A cross between the Phantom of the Opera and Beauty and the Beast, it tells the story of Margaret and Graham, who met once as children.

I really enjoyed this short, not overly steamy read. I loved the hero and the heroine was charming. Very enjoyable with a sweet ending.
Jacquelyn Smith
Captain Gaston was disfigured in Napoleon's forces, so he kept to his self, unless it was to find the pleasure of a woman.

He advertisted for female company Margaret resposded to his request. Why?

But Margaret has her own secret.

Will the two be able reach an agreement?

This was a good read with a good story line, but it was too short.
It seemed like a draft for a story vs a actually story. There was not enough building of characters or plot line. There was a great deal more that could have been done to build on the idea of this story, rather disappointed that it was a short story,
This reminded me of a warped version of fantom of the opera. I say "warped" because other than the mask thing, it's nothing like phantom of the opera ... yet the songs were playing in my head as a soundtrack to this read.
I loved this touching story. It was a well written quick read, beauty and the beast type tale. The heroine sees the beauty beyond the ugliness.
too short of a story i'd say. read this if u want to preoccupy yourself on a 1 or 2-hour journey.
Portia Costa
A lovely, touching story. I adore it when wounded heroes find true love.
Pretty good romance. I loved that the heroine was "in-charge," yet likeable.
I loved this romance combined two of my favourite genres historical and erotic
Karen Darling
I love the fact that he is scarred but she has loved him for most of her life.
❆ Crystal ❆
5 stars. I very much loved this book. I would recommend this book.
What a lovely little story! Well-written and succinct. Loved it.
This was a really sweet quick read. Enjoy it!
A surprisingly good read.
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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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