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"All you had to do was smile," he said. "And bat your eyelashes and thrust your bosom in his face, and Crenshaw would have done whatever you wanted."

She gazed at him unblinking for the longest time. Then, from a hidden pocket in her black skirts' heavy folds, she fished out a small notebook and a stump of a pencil.

"I had better write this down," she said. "I do not want to lose one priceless [cont'd]

Dec 28, 2011 08:50PM
The Last Hellion (Scoundrels, #4)

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"Ainswood, let me explain something to you," she said. "If you wish to make a declaration of love to your wife, the accepted form is to say, simply, 'I love you.' The accepted form is not to dare and daunt and go about it in your usual belligerent way. This is supposed to be a tender moment, and you are spoiling it by making me want to throw a coal bucket at you."
Dec 31, 2011 09:00PM
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Catherine
Catherine is on page 287 of 379
I am a sucker for the hero keeping those little keepsakes. Roarke had a button, Derek had a pair of glasses, and Vere has a pencil stub. *sigh* So romantic.
Dec 31, 2011 08:29PM
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"I don't want you," he said.

"Liar," she said.

"You're so conceited," he said, turning away. "You, Miss Vestal Virgin Grenville, think you know everything. You didn't even know how to kiss until I taught you."

"I don't recollect begging for the lesson," she said.

"And so you conclude you're irresistible."

"To you, yes. I should like to know what else I should [cont'd]

Dec 31, 2011 07:28PM
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Catherine
Catherine is on page 143 of 379

"Very well, have it your way," she said. "I'm not going to beg you. And perhaps, after all, it would be wrong of me to ask. The venture would be far too dangerous for you."

She turned and moved to the hackney. She said something in a low voice to the driver. While she exchanged secrets with him, her shawl slipped further.

Vere swore under his breath.

He knew he was being manipulated. [cont'd]

Dec 31, 2011 04:47PM
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Time for a reread!
Dec 28, 2011 08:31PM
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"All you had to do was smile," he said. "And bat your eyelashes and thrust your bosom in his face, and Crenshaw would have done whatever you wanted."

She gazed at him unblinking for the longest time. Then, from a hidden pocket in her black skirts' heavy folds, she fished out a small notebook and a stump of a pencil.

"I had better write this down," she said. "I do not want to lose one priceless syllable of wisdom." She made an elaborate ceremony of opening the battered notebook and licking the pencil point. Then she bowed her head and wrote. "Smile," she said. "Bat eyelashes. What was the other thing?"

"Things," he corrected, leaning closer to read what she'd written. "Plural. Your breasts. You stick them under his nose."

Hers were right under his and mere inches from his itching fingers.

She wrote down his instructions with a ludicrous appearance of intense concentration: eyes narrowed, the tip of her pink tongue caught between her teeth.

"It'd be more effective if you wear something lower cut," he added. "Otherwise, a fellow might wonder whether you're hiding a deformity."

He wondered whether she had any inkling of the ferocious temptation the long parade of buttons represented, or of how the masculine cut of her garments only made a man more conscious of the womanly form they so rigidly encased. He wondered what evil witch had brewed her scent, a devilish mixture of smoke and lilies and something else he couldn't put a name to.

His head dipped lower.

She looked up at him with the smallest of smile. "I'll tell you what," she said. "Why don't you take the pencil and notebook and jot down all you fantasies, in your own dear little hand. Then I shall have a keepsake of this delightful occasion. Unless, that is, you'd rather breathe down my neck."

Very slowly, so as not to appear disconcerted, he drew back. "You also need lessons in anatomy," he said. "I was breathing in your ear. If you want me to breathe down your neck, you shouldn't wear such high collars."

"Where I want you to do your breathing," she said, "is in Madagascar."

"If I'm bothering you," he said, "why don't you hit me?"

She closed the small notebook. "Now I understand," she said. "You made the fuss in St. James's Street because I was hitting someone else, and you don't want me to hit anyone but you."

His heart sped from double to triple time. Ignoring it, he gave her a pitying look. "You poor dear. All this scribbling has given you a brain fever."

To his vast relief, the carriage halted.

Still wearing the pitying expression, Vere opened the door and very gently helped her out. "Do get some sleep Miss Grenville," he said solicitously. "Rest your troubled brain. And if you don't recover your reason by morning, be sure to send for a doctor."



message 2: by Olivia (new)

Olivia This sounds gooooood.


Beanbag Love One of my favorites by Loretta Chase! I love Vere. :)


Autumn  One of my first historical reads.. You liking it so far?


Christina Haha! They are hilarious together. :D


Catherine Olivia wrote: "This sounds gooooood."

It is an awesome book. If that snippet intrigued you, I recommend you check it out. The whole book is like that.


Catherine Beanbag wrote: "One of my favorites by Loretta Chase! I love Vere. :)"

One of mine too! They are fabulous together.


Catherine Autumn wrote: "One of my first historical reads.. You liking it so far?"

This is a reread for me, but yes, I'm loving reading it again. So this was your first historical? Did you read Lord of Scoundrels as well?


Catherine Christina wrote: "Haha! They are hilarious together. :D"

Agreed! :)


message 10: by Olivia (new)

Olivia I'm wondering if I should read this whole series. I've read Lord of Scoundrels already, but the others sound like winners too.


message 11: by Catherine (last edited Dec 29, 2011 05:56PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Catherine The Lion's Daughter and Captives of the Night? I didn't enjoy those much. Also, it's ridiculous that they're considered a series. TLD and CotN are connected and LoS and TLH are connected, but all four are not connected. The only thing linking them is a character side character that shows up in both sets of books. Or at least that's all I could see connecting them.

If you do read them, I hope you end up enjoying them!


message 12: by Autumn (last edited Dec 30, 2011 12:39AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Autumn  Catherine wrote: "Autumn wrote: "One of my first historical reads.. You liking it so far?"

This is a reread for me, but yes, I'm loving reading it again. So this was your first historical? Did you read Lord of ..."


Well to be accurate I stumbled upon my first historical novel by pure accident. Every Night I'm Yours by Christie Kelley <------ with that cover, how could you think there would be petticoats?? I was very very green into the romance world, mind you. so I read this and LOVED it! then i started looking around and found lord of scoundrels as a favorite novel, and I read it.. and loved it! and then I jumped to the last Hellion :) after that I was a goner!


Catherine Lol. I'm glad you succumbed to the lure of HR!


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