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La cortigiana e il libertino

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Inghilterra - Francia, 1816

Alla lettura del testamento dello zio, Christopher Evernden non si aspetta certo di ricevere in eredità una bellissima ragazza dalla reputazione assai discutibile. Sylvia Boisette, infatti, è figlia di una cortigiana parigina ed è considerata da tutti la mantenuta del vecchio. Nessuno dei due è contento della situazione, e il loro incontro si ann
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Mass Market Paperback, I Grandi Romanzi Storici, 754, 315 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Harlequin Mondadori (first published January 1st 2009)
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Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Sylvia is an orphan, rescued twelve years ago from a bordello in France where her mother, a fallen woman and a prostitute, lay dying. Her rescuer was old John Evernden, who had never stopped loving her mother. For twelve years he stayed at his home in the country, away from prying eyes, but that didn't stop everyone's tongue from wagging in shock about his disreputable lifestyle with his courtesan.

Upon John's death, members of his family turn up to hear the reading of the will. Handsome Christop
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Christopher Everndon is not upset at the death of his Uncle until he learns of his inheritance. It seems the old man left him his "ward" Sylvia. What kind of man has his mistress set up as his ward. Disgusting. He can't wait to see the last of her. However, there is something rather vulnerable about her and he can't quite leave her in the dust like he thought he would. Sylvia on the other hand can't believe her friend and protector has put her in such a dreadful situation.

It was fun reading how
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Roub
Nov 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i love a besotted hero when i see one ! and Christopher was definitely dat ! he went to great lengths to rescue Sylvia from villain's clutches ! The villain was a tremendously nasty man, whose nastiness knew no bounds. he made a slut out of Sylvia's mother and betrayed the whole family. I admired Sylvia for wanting to sacrificing her love for Christopher's own good because she knew he had no future wid a courtesan's daughter !
Katie
Sep 26, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Eveline was better than this book.
Elizabeth
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I usually enjoy all of this author's books and this was no exception. However the H wasn't a rake and the heroine wasn't actually a courtesan. But I assume this was the publishers choice , not the author's. A bit too slowly paced and an excess of body lanuage descriptions. I always find this irritating as if the story is written as a screenplay. Charming story though with a sweet HEA.
Skye
Oct 27, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok story line and I always love a strong masculine lead that is gentle or in some cases in this book so overwhelmed by feelings (even if its lust) that he acts like a teenager and does and says the wrong stuff.

I do agree strongly with many of the other readers if the two mains simply had discussed their feelings and plans with each other they would have wasted a lot less time.
Naima
agak kesal dengan heronya, Christopher, yang menganggap rendah pada sylvia hanya karena gadis itu anak perempuan seorang courtesan dan tidak jelas asal usulnya. tapi kemudian keadaan berbalik. Kit yang hanya adik seorang baron dihadapkan dengan sylvia yang ternyata anak perempuan seorang duke.
suka sama sylvia yang penuh semangat dan tidak mau dipandang rendah oleh pria yang diam2 dia cintai.
Debora M | Nasreen
Oct 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: letti_2013
Bah... Scontato, e fin qui potrebbe starci anche, il problema è che nell'insieme è snervante e soprattutto troppo di comodo.
Il protagonista maschile è senza un briciolo di spina dorsale, e si nasconde dietro all'onore. Ma vaff...

Lasciamo perdere, un romance storico insipidino.
Lori
Apr 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
3.5 stars. The ending was a little too pat, and I never understood why Sylvia never just told Christopher he was wrong about her. Pride is the downfall of all heroes and heroines. However, a different take on the usual historical, and that's one of the reasons I enjoy HHs so much.
Amy
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very exciting until the end.
Jeanni
Nov 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really love this book! You don`t know exactly how the story will unfold until the very end. Beautiful! ...more
mcv
Feb 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a good read

If you still you are looking for a book this one definitely delivered on the romance and gallantry. Sylvia and Christopher have great chemistry.
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