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Alexander Drumming, the Marquis of Warrick, is no saint. Descended from a long line of rakes, he has vowed to stop dallying with the fairer sex. But now he needs a woman-an extraordinary woman to tame his wildcat of a daughter. Intelligent, spirited Mary Callaghan is the perfect nursemaid for the child, but one look at her bedroom eyes and luscious lips and Alexander is te ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Grand Central Publishing
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Maria Ines Alvarez
if is historical romance i do not like it to read phrases that we use nowadays.. it just shatters the illusion for me.
J'ai tout simplement adoré les personnages. L'entrée en matière était particulièrement savoureuse. Ce livre est rempli d'humour et quelques situations cocasses me font toujours rire aux éclats.
L'histoire est bien construite. Le tout est mené avec brio.
Great book! It's funny and the characters leap off the page. I really liked that the heroine was not a gently-bred noblewoman, and in fact had had a fairly rough life. Thankfully the author didn't bog the reader down with too much depressing back story. I wanted to know more, but I know it would have made the lighter, funnier parts less so. I will definitely be reading more by this author, particularly if it involves the cousin, Rein.

*possible spoilers*
I only wish that the relationship between
An enjoyable read, but one that will probably not linger in the memory.

A famous bareback circus rider is persuaded by her father to apply for the post of governess to the revoltingly ill-mannered daughter of the customs official who is coming close to shutting down the father's smuggling operations.

Mary, the smuggler's daughter, reluctantly accepts the position and so begins her life with Alex, the customs official. A romance develops between the stiff, upright Alex and the foul-mouthed, world-s
Alexander Drummond, the eighth heir to the Wainridge dukedom, is the first in his lineage to prefer chasing miscreants to maids. An upright Customs Board official, Alex has a knack for outfoxing smugglers, but he doesn't suspect that the newest addition to his household, the spirited, straight-speaking alleged young widow Mary Callahan, is both the daughter of a vengeance-minded smuggler and the Royal Circus's famed female stunt rider Artemis.

The mayhem that ensues after the uncommon commoner i
Very humorous however also very fictional. Probably would not read again, but did enjoy this one round.
I really enjoyed this book. I got a kick out of Mary giving Alex a hard time and shocking him from time to time. I wasn't sure I was going to like the ending but it came out okay. I wish it had been a little more detailed (the ending, I mean) but it was okay.
Victoria Blacke
A very cheeky heroine with a stuffy but warm-hearted hero. Some unexpected twists and turns...and unexpected characters like a pet monkey...keep this novel engaging with some fun banter. Not a steamy read but an enjoyable one.
This book was filled with humor and lots of swearing but it was so very much enjoyable. The main characters were fun and interesting to follow about, and the daughter certainly had personality.
The main female protagonist, Mary, is a bit of an inconsistant & unlikeable character (foul mouthed virgin). That said I enjoyed the book; something a bit different.
I enjoyed the heroine and the mild intrigue. But mostly, I liked the clashing of classes. The social commentary was well done.
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