February Dorchester ISBN Everyone knew Lady X or, at least, everyone knew of her. The masked courtesan was reputedly a noblewoman. It’s a case of mistaken identities and unmistakable attraction in New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands’ classic historical romance, previously. The Reluctant Reformer By Lynsay Sands – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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I only subtracted one star because the final third was more stra This was dumb, well-written fun. I shall propose to her afterward. Frances had seemed such a normal, well mannered, polite sort.

The woman was contently getting into trouble. Maggie sets off on the outside ledge of the building and hops into the next window she comes across. A politically incorrect, economically impoverished and socially vile opinion! Maggie definitely did not need the scandal of walking in on the woman while she was entertaining the most honored Lord Hastings, one of the King’s most distinguished councilors.

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James is the kind of guy who takes a promise like that very, very seriously. I love a good Historical Romance and know that Lynsay Sands can always deliver feformer good one. Problem is, the Bow Street Runner he hires to locate Maggie mistakenly convinces James that Maggie is, in fact, the infamous Lady X, an alleged noblewoman who sells her favors nightly to the gentlemen of the ton.

In the end, Maggie had had to confess herself the culprit. He had to steer clear of his won meddling aunt – all while keeping his hands off those luscious goods that the rest of the town had reputedly sampled.


Hartwick, the editor of the Daily Express, only once and lynswy in a disguise to protect his identity. Give me five minutes, then knock.

It wasn’t really that small an investment. European Historical Romance Review Tags: Was Frances one of those? I was less than thrilled at oynsay end when there was way to much emotional angst for book where the protagonists are adults over The heroine is at a brothel locked in an armoire while a prostitute is about to entertain a guest.

The lass is her golden goose. She hides her identity by wearing a red face mask. There are two reasons I didn’t rate this book higher.

The Reluctant Reformer by Lynsay Sands – FictionDB

If they had found the bloody man. She straightened slowly, clinging nervously ltnsay the window as she waited for her balance to catch up to her. Posted by Caine at 6: Maggie and James’ aunt bonded over the feminist topic.

It was while they had chatted over tea that Madame had had her impulsive brain wave. This one started off in a fun way–a misunderstanding that carried the story for quite some time, although after a while it got a little hard to believe that she wouldn’t have said something to clear it up. It is pretty funny for the sanxs half, but seemed to drag after that.

The woman had been slow to warm to the idea of allowing Maggie to interview she and some of her girls for a story for the Daily express. This was an old book I picked up at a flea market. March 30, Publication Date: But she forgot all these concerns when Frances answered, “Aye, my sweet Maggie.


Reaching the window, she pushed it open and leaned out. Ramsey’s mouth dropped at that, then snapped shut. So yes, the character can be quite silly and ridiculous but i think that’s what romantic comedy is all about.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And who’s trying to kill Maggie!?! Well, I’d guess that that there is a matter of perspective, ain’t it? Amazing because she could remember a time when the prospect of social ruin had been more frightful than death. Amazing, Maggie thought and considered for the first time that perhaps Agatha Dubarry had been right when she had suggested Maggie should come dressed as a man as she sometimes did for her escapades. I find that the story works well if one doesn’t get too tied up with stories having to be logical or the characters having to be smart and sensible.

She could do it She hadn’t been able to look a single one of them in the face and tell them they were no longer wanted.

And even when Maggie does sanss accept her peril, she engages in behavior worthy of the most asinine heroine in a teenage slasher flick. I believe she will accept. At least Maggie caught it, though it seemed to slip right past Frances who was really rather thin and emaciated in truth.

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