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A Lady's Lesson in Scandal by Meredith Duran
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Jan 30, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: author-meredith-duran, historical-romance, 2011-reads, regency-romance

I've always had a soft spot for Cinderella-esque types of stories and Meredith Duran's latest installment is just that! We have our heroine from the East End of London, Nell, and our hero who is a peer from the ton, Simon. You ask how they're supposed to be connected to each other? Well, Nell hapens to be the lost/missing daughter of Lord Rushden, Lady Cornelia. And Simon happens to be their heir to Rushden's title... What a small world huh! The story starts out pretty slow, but it soon picks up when Nell's "fake" mother dies and she decides to go for revenge against Rushden. Little did she know that her father had already passed away and the current Lord Rushden is actually Simon.

I absolutely love this book and the characters that are in it! Simon and Nell are perfect for one another and their chemistry was just wonderful. Nell was extremely wary of Simon in the beginning and believed that he was crazy! There was plot, romance, a pretty nasty villain, and last but not least, and very satisfying conclusion to it all! What more can you want? Simon and Nell's relationship was very real and there was no doubt that they both really love one another. I hated the villain but thankfully, he got the ending that he deserved. Overall, this book is definitely a keeper and if you're ever in the lookout for a mistaken identity, Cinderella type of book where a poor girl meets an earl kind of book.... than this is the one for you. 5/5 stars!
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Reading Progress

January 30, 2011 – Shelved
January 30, 2011 – Shelved as: author-meredith-duran
January 30, 2011 – Shelved as: historical-romance
July 15, 2011 – Started Reading
July 15, 2011 –
page 42
10.91% "Simon is seriously swoon-worthy!"
July 16, 2011 –
page 96
24.94% "And now the fun begins!"
July 17, 2011 –
page 183
47.53% "I really love the relationship between Simon and Nell so far. It's so amusing and hot!"
July 18, 2011 –
page 250
64.94% "And so, now Nell and Simon are married! I wonder what'll happen next."
July 19, 2011 –
page 290
75.32%
July 19, 2011 – Finished Reading
July 20, 2011 – Shelved as: 2011-reads
February 12, 2012 – Shelved as: regency-romance

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