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Lady Arabella's Scandalous Marriage (The Notorious St. Claires #4)

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You are cordially invited to the marriage of

Darius Wynter, Duke of Carlyne

"Dark and dangerous, Darius has a reputation riddled with unsavory rumor..."

to

Lady Arabella St. Claire

"Headstrong and feisty, yet more innocent than she'll ever admit..."

What is Lady Arabella letting herself in for? Sinister whispers surround the death of Darius's first wife--could Arabella be in jeo
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Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2010)
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Amber
May 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Lynn
Jan 05, 2013 added it
Shelves: not-my-thing
This book was not for me and I did not enjoy it. Everyone has books they are good matches with and those that aren't and this one isn't the book for me.

The whole set up of the book is one I just happen to strongly dislike. The hero acts like a jerk (and of course in his inner monologue it is all justified and for the heroines "good") and the heroine seems to stand up to him. Then all his has to do is give her a come hither look or touch her and she is ready to have sex with him and put it all b
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Jasey
Jan 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Marcella
Feb 23, 2012 rated it liked it
It was a little text book not a bad read not really good depth in the characters one that if you want a sweet little romance with characters that both should be sent to a therapist this is the book for you
Jane O'Reilly
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
Dear me, this book is bad. I shall sum it up with the following: 'it had been fifteen years since he had first made love to an actual woman.' As opposed to what? A sheep? A blow up doll? The curtains? Mortimer has written some great (if often overblown) category romances. This is not one of them.
Christine Strowbridge
May 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
Cheesy with a thick slice of cheese on top.
Cheryl
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very entertaining read. I enjoyed the banter between Arabella and Darius. Arabella is used to getting her own way, Darius has an arrogant side to him and they are well matched. There are a number of secrets and a villain to add interest to the story.
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
Forse il migliore della serie!
Siamo giunti all'ultimo volume della serie dedicata ai fratelli St. Claire ed è il turno dell'unica sorella, Arabella! ;D Negli altri libri avevo notato una certa chimica (ed anche un certo astio XD) tra la nostra lady e l'affascinante Darius Wynter, Duca di Carlyne e qui tutti i nodi (e i trascorsi) vengono al pettine. Darius ha un passato di scandali, l'ultimo riguardante l'improvvisa morte della neosposa, ed un presente dedicato al servizio della patria come spia
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Gail
This is a nice little historical romance that for me had a little too much of a Harlequin Presents feel to it, which since Mortimer also writes Presents, is not surprising. Older man, naive but spirited young woman who is introduced to sex by her new husband... I don't like stories where the heroine loses every argument, even when--or maybe especially when they are lost because the hero seduces the heroine out of her righteous anger. I can't understand why that would make her anger go away. But ...more
Pravana
A bit short for a historical but decent. Carole Mortimer is an author whose books I'll definitely pick-up. This is the 1st Historical of her's that I've read. The banter between the Hero - Darius and the Heroine - Arabella leading upto their wedding was well written with a good dose of humour. But post marriage it seemed to peter out.
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After how-much time, I finally read it... What an achievement. Not.
Anyway, lady Arabella is the fourth St. Claire and an only daughter. She doesn't listen to anyone who orders. Darius Wynter is a duke and rake under threat of a french spy and his brother. When he marries Arabella he has to order her to protect her. Fortunately Darius is the only one that can make her do something.....
Claire Mojieski
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Apr 14, 2010
Destiny
Oct 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I thought this novel was well written. I liked the relationship between Arabella and Darius. There was a bit of mystery thrown in and that really kept my attention! Great book!
Avid Reader
Aug 05, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: e, romance-novels
No development of characters whatsoever!
Michaela
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was just alot of going round in circles and then alot of cheese at the end. Also again the title barely reflects the book.
Isabel Mansfield
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed reading this book
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