Break the sensual boundaries of Regency England with the bestselling author of The Slightest Provocation.
The ribald private life of novelist Countess Marina Wyatt is the stuff of public scandal—and it doesn't hurt the sale of her romances either. But she's totally unprepared for her consuming new affair with Jasper James Hedges, noted art appraiser and her former lover's uncle. In Marina, Jasper sees a work of art of another kind. And for all of Marina's passionate inventions, nothing can compare to what Jasper delivers—an erotic and dangerous voyage to the edge of impropriety and beyond.
Reviewer: Rockin' Robin
As the widowed second wife of Harry Wyatt, Earl of Gorham, Marina supplements her income by writing books. A popular author, she titillates her readers with descriptions of life among the privileged class during England’s regency period. But the enviable life Lady Gorham depicts is not exactly the one into which she was born. In fact, documentation of her shady past is being used to extort money from her. At the beginning of each Season, for Society’s rich and powerful, it is Marina’s custom to choose a new lover. Will it be the stunning, young and frivolous Sir Anthony Hedges or the world-renowned scholar and antiquarian, who just happen to be his uncle? Which man will unlock the secrets of the Lady’s past and capture her heart in the process?
The Edge of Impropriety is a well-crafted, fast-paced, historical romance packed with intrigue. There are several subplots to keep readers guessing. I enjoyed the fact that Ms. Rosenthal hinted at Lady Gorham’s past but didn’t delve into detail—leaving much to the reader’s imagination. I, for one, would love a prequel about Marina’s life before she becomes a member of the nobility. I adored the author’s attention to the fashions of the day. She also peppered her pages with actual people of that era, including Benjamin Disraeli and Jane Austen. The characters in this captivating book are multi-faceted—people you’d like to meet and spend time with. I found it difficult to leave their world and return to mine.
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