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Indiscreet (London Friends #1)

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  139 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Sophie Winstead: A spirited beauty with a mezmerizing figure and a perfect pout, Sophie Winstead had been well schooled in the art of dazzling gentlemen. Now with the London season just beginning, Sophie is determined to become a Lady--even if it means forgoing love to marry for wealth alone. If only her straight-laced sponsor would give her his approval-and stop weakening...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 1998)
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Starts with a rib tickling chapter that sets the context to the story of Bramwell Seaton, 9th Duke of Selbourne and Sophie Winstead. His father and her widowed mother's prolonged and very public love affair had upset the ton and their spectacular scandalous demise hangs over their progenies future like a dark cloud. Subterfuge by Sophie's ex-courtesan now mentor and maid, lands Sophie a first Season under Bram's care. He's Mr. Sobersides and betrothed to a virtuous woman, and Sophie's vivacious...more
All things being equal, I would have called this effort "a solid C". Except for the opening, there's absolutely nothing original in it, but it's well written and there's some good dialogue. The H/h are interesting, and I actually liked them quite a lot. However, once they have sex, the prose escalates beyond purple to ultra violet in its description of the characters' emotions. It was so bad at around 80% I couldn't read any more, so I skimmed ahead to check out the HEA and then quit. I'm not su...more
Reminded me somewhat of Georgette Heyer's The Grand Sophie.

Sophie and Bramwell's parents died tragically whilst having an affair AND illicit sex on a balcony at a house party. Each has learnt very different lessons from the experience.

Sophie has learnt never to give her heart to a man - her plan is to marry an elderly, rich nobleman then take a lover.

Bramwell has learnt that sobriety and calm are paramount - he abhors his father's excesses.

But, Bramwell receives a letter explaining that his fat...more
Historical English romance with a young lady coming out and looking for a rich husband. Everyone needs a special invitation to enter high society in London and Miss Sophie Winstead gets that door opened by the infamous Duke Bramwell Seaton which is a blessing and a curse. Sophie's mother and the previous Duke were infamous scandalous lovers which ended in the most scandalous double death that I have ever read... So great opening chapter which I totally didn't except but does set the scene betwee...more
Indiscreet is for people who...

...enjoy a strong-willed lady.
...don't mind when misunderstandings occur. a lady who knows what she wants but is still innocent.
...enjoy friends plotting to help each other out of sticky situations. the prologue and find themselves equal parts horrified and intrigued.

It took me a while to get into this book (blame it on my mood. I do.) but I ended up REALLY enjoying all the twists and turns it took. The secondary characters were marvelous (including t...more
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I read the large print hardcover edition of the book, which has a fairly major misprint on the dust jacket. It claimed the heroine as the hero's deceased father's illegitimate daughter, which NO. This is not an incestuous romance. She's the hero's deceased father's deceased mistress's perfectly legitimate daughter from her prior marriage. (The father and the mistress died together in the opening of the book in the most ridiculous manner. I mean, seriously?! That's the absurd love story the autho...more
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This was an interesting story a love match between a courtesans daughter and an duke - their parents died together in a rather scandalous way.

The french companion of her mother forged a way for Sophie Winstead to be given a London Season by the Duke. It was to turn the Duke's world upside down - when Sophie came to town with her deaf guardian (who is hired just for this trip), her French maid (or organised it all), a parrot & a monkey.

For me this book did not quite live up to the cover story...more
The book blurb is wrong: Sophie is not the illegitimate daughter of Bramwell Seaton's father.

Bramwell Seaton father, the 8th Duke,, died falling off a balcony with his mistress. Bramwell has lived a ridged life to overcome the gossip that went though the ton after that happened.

He is engaged to a very proper woman, when the past, in the form of Sophie Winstead drops into his life and home. Sophie is the daughter of Constance Winstead, the 8th dukes mistress.
Cute, drawn out and wordy when not really needed, but cute.
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Kasey Michaels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 100 books (she doesn't count them). Kasey has received three coveted Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, two for the historical romances, THE SECRETS OF THE HEART and THE BUTLER DID IT, and a third for contemporary romance LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY (that shows diversity, you see). She is a recipient of the RITA, a W...more
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