The Reluctant Reformer by Lynsay Sands
This book is one you don`t want to miss!
Everyone knows of Lady X. The masked courtesan is reputedly a noblewoman fallen on hard times. What Lord James did not know was that she was Lady Margaret Wentworth?the feisty sister of his best friend, who has forced James into an oath of protection. But when James tracks the girl to a house of ill repute, the only explanation is that Maggie is London's most enigmatic wanton. Snatching her away will be a ticklish business, and after that James will have to ignore her violent protests that she was never the infamous X. He will have to reform the hoyden, while keeping his hands off the luscious goods that the rest of the ton has reputedly sampled. And, with Maggie, hardest of all will be keeping himself from falling in love.
I was in the mood for a Historical Romance, and enjoyed many of Lynsay Sands novels so I figured I was safe. I was right! Sure there were times where I thought the Heroine got into trouble just for fun, and it seemed a bit unrealistic that she could so many times, but then I thought, this was a different time, and it was different for woman, so sure, it could happen! lol
As characters go, I really enjoyed Maggie. Her personility was sweet yet strong. She was strong willed and kind. A true lady. It was fun reading along with her.
James was a hit for me. I think I have a thing for strong, mysterious older(not too old! lol) men. When the character is a strong, stern man, and the woman helps him break free, but only for her. I think it's sweet.
This book was an enjoyable read for a winter evening. There was mystery, romance, a bit of horror and many good twists. As historical romances go, it was good. I would have liked another book with the same cast, but this is a stand alone novel, so all is well that ends well, I suppose! If your in the mood for a good historical read, I'd check this book out!
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