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Preview — Desires of a Perfect Lady by Victoria Alexander
Desires of a Perfect Lady (Lost City Series #3)
1) Disregard convention
2) Follow my heart
3) Bed the Earl of Wyldewood
A decade ago, Olivia had expected to marry the Earl of Wyldewood, only to have happiness stolen from her before his ring could be placed upon her finger. Now he stands before her, as proud and arrogant and handsome as ever, vowing to rescue her. Well, ...more
Setting: England, London, Egypt, Cairo, Italy, Venice, Ships, Exotic
Characterization: Widow, Childhood sweethearts, Strong heroine, Stuffy Hero, Wounded
Other Elements: Spousal abuse, Antiquities, Antique collectors, Treasure hunts
First Line: "'We aren't supposed to be up here,' Sterling Harrington said in his best I-will-be-the-Earl-of-Wyldewood-one-day voice."
I enjoyed this story quite a bit. The heroine, Olivia, ...more
A secret list of the desires of Lady Olivia Rathbourne:Disregard convention Follow my hearte="1" class="bucketDivider" style="clear:both" /> Editorial Reviews Product Description
A secret list of the desires of Lady Olivia Rathbourne:
1. Disregard convention2. Follow my heart3. Bed the Earl of Wyldewood
A decade ago, Olivia had expected to marry the Earl of Wyldewood, only to have happiness stolen from her before his ring could be placed upon her finger. Now he stands...more
This wasn't the most exciting or brilliant story, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Viscountess Olivia Rathbourne and Sterling Harrington were once young and hopelessly in love. Just before the announcement of their engagement, Sterling was approached by Olivia’s father with news that she no longer loved Sterling and was to marry a wealthy antiques collector instead. Heartbroken, Sterling banishes Olivia from his life…but never from his thoughts!
Olivia has been trapped in a cruel and unhappy marriage for the past ten years. S ...more
Sterling was so hurt by Olivia’s apparent change of heart that he refused to read her letter ...more
Follow my heart
Bed the Earl of Wyldewood
A decade ago, Olivia had expected to marry the Earl of Wyldewood, only to have happiness stolen from her before his ring could be placed upon her finger. Now he stands before her, as proud and arrogant and handsome as ever, vowing to rescue her. Well, he's got some nerve urning up after all these years. Where was he when she needed him?
As for the earl, scandal has never touched him ...more
Good little book, that really should have been a great big novel.
In cutting this story down to the typical Avon Historical romance size, I felt they did the story and it's characters a grave injustice.
The premise was an awesome one, the character's enduring, and the 'treasure hunt/re-discovering love' plot, could have, and in this reviewers humble opinion, SHOULD have, been more involved, with deeper sentiment.
In delving deeper, the author would have weaved a beautiful, falling back in love st ...more
Fast forward 10 years (1885) -- Olivia is recently widowed. Her evil husband tied up the will in such a way that Olivia may never be free.
Enter the Earl of Wyldewood -- Olivia needs his $$$$ to fund a treasure hunting expedition in order to locate 3 rare artifacts & obtain them for her dead husband's a ...more
I know, I know, it took me a long time to read this one. Honestly it wasn't due to ...more
In this story we get to follow Olivia and Sterling (Early of Wyldewood) on their journey to Egypt and Italy as they attempt to complete three of her deceased husband's collectio ...more
Ten years of misery between them and now she needs his help. Her husband was a mean and cruel man and she is not sad he was murdered. He has left his will in such a way though that he still has control of her. She needs to complete 3 of his collections or live on the small amount of mone ...more
New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much more fun than real life. She turned to writing full time and is still shocked it worked out.
Since the publication of her first book in 1995, ...more