405th out of 449 books — 117 voters
When society deems her a harlot after she is caught kissing the man she loves, beautiful Victoria Hawthorne is shunned by all possible suitors during her London season, except for Steede Warring, earl of Blackstone--a dangerously handsome man who will stop at nothing to win her love. Original.
Paperback, 391 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Leisure Books
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This book is a mystery. Not what actually happens in the story, per se, but how in the world it got into my house. My husband and I found it in a box of our books that had been in storage for years, but neither one of us is a straight-up romance reader, and we both strenuously protest that we are not responsible for its presence amidst our other things. Naturally, I had to read it. I didn't even make it a third of the way through before I had to throw it right into the discard pile. I have an ab...more
This is the first time in a long time that I have read a historical romance and I actually thoroughly enjoyed it. I did read it while reloading my computer but I somehow spent more time reading than paying attention to the tiresome machine.[return]The story itself is somewhat predictable but the descriptions are excellent and it does tend to grip you and make you want to know how things really turn out.