Sebastian Sherbrook, a self-proclaimed scoundrel and the newly minted Marquess of Manwaring, returns to London after his estranged uncle dies, intent on reforming his rakish image once and for all. Yet through no fault of his own, he’s soon embroiled in the biggest scandal of the Season, and his secret plans to court the only woman he’s ever wanted are in shambles.
After two years away from England's shores, soul-searching and looking back on his wasted life, Sebastian Sherbrook has returned to London. And straight into a duel with the father of an unmarried lady who has named Sebastian the father of her child. Known as the Worst Libertine in London and the Singlemost Beautiful Man in London, Sebastian is now also the new Marquess of Manwaring, inheriting the title from his late, reviled uncle.
The real reason for Sebastian's return though, is Katherine, La ...more
If you like wit and charm in your HR, if you enjoy hilarious, quirky characters and snappy dialogue, as well as some depth with excellent characterisation, this is the book for you.
Our hero, Sebastian, is generally acknowledged as The Most Beautiful Man in London. He dresses like a designer's dream and has cheekbones to die for. His reputation is that of an unrepentant rake. He has also been hopelessly in love with his aunt-by-marriage (she is younge ...more
Nobody believes his protestations of innocence and least of all the only woman he has ever loved. The woman he returned to England with the hope of courting. But with his reputation in tatters his slim hopes of wedding Lady Katherine disappear.
For her part, Lady Katherine ...more
It's me, not the book. The author's writing just isn't my kind of funny.
I didn't like how until the 50% mark, both hero and heroine adamantly stuck to their stupid misconceptions of each other and refused to do the grown-up thing and talk about things. I didn't like how the French melodrama that was intended to be funny. I didn't think any of the secondary characters were charming (I kind of wanted to slap most of them most of the time). The heroine was intentionally cruel shortly aft ...more
That's NOT my idea of romance, but I've seen stranger covers.
ETA: The cover has been changed. Phew!
Sebastian Sherbrook has always been a little in love with Lady Katherine, but she was married to his nasty uncle (I know, right?) and so Sebastian pushed Katherine out of his thoughts. He even went away, travelling overseas to try to sort out his life.
But now Sebastian's uncle has died, and he dares to hope a little bit that perhaps one day, he and Katherine may have some sort of future together. It ...more
Star Rating: ★☆☆☆
Heat Rating: ☀☀☼☼☼
An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review.
I'm trying to decide if I should let this book sink in to craft a well-written review or just hurry up with the review in the hopes I can scrub my mind clean again with another book and pretend I never read this one. I'm a fan of dramas, so the book blurb made me curious. I'm sorry it did, sorry in a big, big way.
This is not a d ...more
I have to admit though, that while all of the characters were well thought out, and even (mostly) endearing to a point, my favorite character would hands down have to be Penny - the irate dog with a "vicious soul".
There are sexual scene ...more
I will admit that this book was slow to start. The first 40% was entertaining and pertinent to the book but it was slow moving. After that stretch, it developed into a nice and sweet read. Katherine and Sebastian are fun to read together and you're rooting for them, even when they're both acting like fools. I can honestly say I was pleasantly surprised with this one.
*** An advance reading copy was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***
I listened to the audio version of this book, which I suspect was better than reading it. The narrator sounded like she was having fun herself, and even her slight lisp added to the silliness. I mean, the hero was named Se ...more
Book 2 of the Regency Romp Trilogy. Returning to England, Sebastian Sherbrook is not surprised that he is called out by the father of a young woman who has found herself pregnant and without a husband. Considered England’s most desirable man for his handsome looks, he is also considered a scoundrel and a rake, thus no one believes him when he states that he is innocent of the charges.
Lady Katherine Manwaring, the only women for whom he has affections for and his reason for returning st ...more
What I love most about Ms. Fenton's work is how she incorporates real life and the absurd in her beguiling tales. What I refer to is her obvious love of the ridiculous side of that era's culture and timeless memes (off-kilter wigs, outspoken randy older women, pets mindless of their innocent moxie). Ms. Fenton obviously loves to spin a good tale & I truly hope we are graced with more of her excellent wit! Finished in two sittings, primarily because I was inconvenienced by minor s ...more
Loved it! This book has the perfect combination of drama, heat and humor. It was a lighthearted read and was extremely entertaining and funny. But it has touch of anguish and a dash of drama to keep it from being silly.
I loved Sebastian and Katherine - they both have secrets and they both are in love with the other - but fight the attraction, mainly because of their secrets and the small fact ...more
The romance was cute and sincere and not at all typical in what you would find in this genre. I think that is why I enjoyed it so much. Maggie Fen ...more