Hide your daughters and your maiden aunts…Lord Samuel Travis is back.
―The London Hearsay, special society edition
Equal parts scoundrel and seducer, he’s returned to London determined to mend the rift with his older brother. All Sam must do is take possession of a tumbledown town house. A seemingly simple task, except the house is occupied—by an infuriating, whip-smart beauty who refuses to do his bidding.
Miss Juliette Lacey’s wallflower days are over. She has a plan to turn her eccentric family into the toast of the ton—but the devilishly handsome rake trying to oust them from their home thwarts her at every turn. How can one man be so vexing and make her simmer with desire?
As her attraction to Sam deepens, Julie’s problems grow—she may have, once upon a time, secretly shared a kiss with his honourable older brother. Suddenly, Julie’s caught between a rogue and a marquess, between passion and respectability. Torn between two brothers, what’s a girl to do?
I much preferred the first two books in the series but still this an enjoyable Regency romance.
Julie and Sam's relationship starts off very charming and cute. I didn't really care for the story line involving Sam's brother and felt that Julie could have saved herself a whole lot of bother if she'd asked her 'close knit and loyal' family for help.
The parts of the story that worked best for me were the scenes involving Uncle Alistair, my favourite character, and Sam's kindness towards him. Their genuine friendship and playful interactions were sweet to read. Uncle Alistair added quite a lot of humour and heart to a story which otherwise would have been quite dull.
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