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Title:
My scandalous bride
Author:
Dodd, Christina. Lady and the tiger.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2004.
Physical Description:
343 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
Contains excerpts from Christina Dodd's Almost like being in love (p. [327]-336) and Stephanie Laurens' The perfect lover (p. [337]-343)
Language:
English
Contents:
The lady and the tiger / by Christina Dodd -- Melting ice / by Stephanie Laurens -- Wedding knight / by Celeste Bradley -- The proposition / by Leslie LaFoy.
ISBN:
9780312995225
Format :
Book

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Christina Dodd, "The Lady and the Tiger" Laura Haver will stop at nothing to find out who killed her brother-even if it means posing as the wife of notorious rogue Keefe Leighton, the Earl of Hamilton. But things go too far when Keefe engages Laura in an artful game of seduction-a game that can have only one winner... Stephanie Laurens, "Melting Ice" Once, Dyan St. Laurent Dare, Duke of Darke, dreamed of making Lady Fiona his bride. Now they're together again-at a scandalous dinner party where debauchery is the menu's main course. But will wedding bells ring after the guests get their just desserts? Celeste Bradley, "Wedding Knight" Alfred Knight will do anything to avoid a scandal-even marry a woman he barely knows. But his bride has a most titillating secret... one she'll share as soon as she conquers her temptation for the man she was never supposed to marry! Leslie LaFoy, "The Proposition" Rennick St. James, the Earl of Parnell, has four days to seduce London's most popular widow into becoming his wife-or else she'll marry another man. It won't be easy... but Rennick has been lusting after the beguiling Julia Hamilton far too long to let her go now...


Author Notes

Stephanie Laurens was born in Sri Lanka, which was at the time the British colony of Ceylon. Her family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she eventually received a Ph.D in biochemistry. She and her husband moved to London for four years where they worked as research scientists. They returned to Melbourne where she worked in the field of cancer research and eventually ran her own research laboratory. She began writing romance novels as a hobby, but due to her success she became a full-time novelist. Her first book, Tangled Reins, was published in 1992. Her other works include the Cynster Family series, the Cynster Sisters series, and the Bastion Club series.

Stephanie's book's, By Winter's Light and The Lady By His Side made the New York Times bestseller list.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

As romance fans would expect from the star-studded lineup in this collection, each Regency-era novella features a high level of sensuality, but the short format of these pieces allows little room for romantic development. In the contributions from Dodd ("The Lady and the Tiger") and LaFoy ("The Proposition"), the heroines fall too quickly into bed with their respective heroes. Although the characters are likable enough, the stories lack the strong emotional core found in the authors' longer works. Still, there's plenty of fun to be had here. In Laurens's "Melting Ice," for example, the heroine finds herself in the awkward position of having unknowingly invited herself to an orgy, and in Bradley's "Wedding Knight," a bride becomes enmeshed in a mistaken-identity fiasco complete with blackmail and throwing knives. While this collection doesn't approach the heights any of these authors have achieved individually, it's consistent in tone and quality. Ardent fans of Dodd and Laurens, however, will be disappointed to note that these two authors' entries have been previously published. (May) Forecast: Although this collection will grace bestseller lists, it isn't likely to have the same staying power as Laurens's and Dodd's full-length novels. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved