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Roses for Harriet (The Corinthians Series #5)

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An Immodest Proposal

Lady Harriet Egerton had reason to be shocked when the devastatingly handsome Earl of Kimbalton, Giles Montague asked her to wed. He frankly admitted that love played no part in his proposal. All he wanted of her was the good sense to leave him free to pursue pleasure beyond the marriage bed.

On the other hand, Harriet had good reason to say yes. The we
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 1st 1995 by Signet
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Ilze
Jul 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
Fairly interesting premise but poorly written - too much Regency slang, really weird changes of POV, inconsistent characterization of the main characters, poor characterization of the secondary characters. After reading a book like this I'm not surprised that "Traditional Regency" lost much of its readership to historical romance.
Hopefulpuffin
Holy cow. This book was freakin' awesome. It did NOT go where I thought it would and for the life of me I wasn't sure how Harriet was going to get her happy ending. It's not every day a Regency romance plot can surprise me but this one did.

At first I thought it was going to go the way of Ravishing the Heiress. It didn't. Then I thought Giles would never get back to his mistress at all. Not so. Giles isn't a rake or a rogue. He's just an Earl with a mistress who also needs a wife. He has every in
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Carol Storm
Jun 27, 2012 rated it liked it
I agree with a lot of the negative comments here. There is too much Regency slang, the hero is a jerk, the heroine is a real wimp most of the time.

On the other hand, there is a really steamy dream sequence on page 155. It's where Kimbalton is too ashamed to get it up, then falls asleep and imagines his wife and mistress dancing around him naked! If the entire book had been like that, it would have been a classic.

Instead it's about 100 pages of Harriet steaming and Kimbalton smirking.
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Patricia Oliver is a pen name of Patricia De La Fuente. Between 1993 and 2002 she wrote for the Signet Regency Romance imprint and for Jove under her other pseudonym Olivia Fontayne.

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Other Books in the Series

The Corinthians Series (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Lord Harry's Angel (The Corinthians, #1)
  • The Runaway Duchess (The Corinthians, #2)
  • Miss Drayton's Downfall (The Corinthians, #3)
  • Lord Gresham's Lady (The Corinthians, #4)
  • An Immodest Proposal (The Corinthians, #6)
  • The Colonel's Lady (The Corinthians, #7)
  • An Unsuitable Match (The Corinthians, #8)
  • Double Deception (The Corinthians, #9)
  • An Inconvenient Wife (The Corinthians, #10)
  • Broken Promises (The Corinthians, #11)

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