(The Scandalous Women of the Ton #6)
by Nicola Cornick
Expected publication: August 21st 2012 by Harlequin HQN
ISBN: 0373776675 (ISBN13: 9780373776672)
review courtesy of publisher
As maid to some of the most wanton ladies of the ton, Margery Mallon lives within the boundaries of any sensible servant. Entanglements with gentlemen are taboo. Wild adventures are for the Gothic novels she secretly reads. Then an intriguing stranger named Mr. Ward offers her a taste of passion, and suddenly the wicked possibilities are too tempting to resist . Henry Atticus Richard Ward is no ordinary gentleman. He's Lord Wardeaux and he is determined to unite Margery with her new found inheritance by any means—including seduction and deception. But when the ton condemns the scandalous servant-turned-countess and an unknown danger prepares to strike, will Margery accept Henry's protection in exchange for her trust?
From rags to riches, from servant to Cinderella, who wouldn't want to go to bed one day being a maid and wake up the next being to wealth and a title!! My childhood dream came to life in this book.
What I loved about our heroine, Margery is that she simple didn't want the title, the money, she wanted things to stay status quot. She wanted to save her hard earned money and maybe open up her own confection business. But what she wanted and what was to be are two separate things.
The hero, Henry, well I felt sorry for him at first, the man who was targeted to earn the title and the money. It was earmarked for him from the beginning, he loved the land, you can tell by how the author wrote about his dreams, his desires. But the best of both worlds happened in this story, both these unbelievably made for each other characters fell in love and things couldn't have worked out better for them.
Not to give the plot away, our young heroine didn't recall much of her early years but there was one pivotal moment when her memory of her past came back, it was then that her life was in jeopardy. It was during this time that Henry finally accepted that he loved her and she was worth finding and fighting for.
The author brought back all the "scandalous" ladies of the ton, united they are a force to be reckoned with. I love the "Charlie's Angel's" part it was perfect!!
I also loved all the beautiful covers, the gowns were gorgeous. Bravo to a wonderful ending to a just as wonderful series. I do hope to hear more from Nicola Cornick in the near future.
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
The Scandalous Women of the Ton