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Avon Mar 2004, 6.99, 384 pp.
ISBN: 006058124

Her dad disowned his oldest daughter Beatrix Lennon when she was caught half-naked with a nude stud at a ball. The Ton winked at the male, but condemned Beatrix as a promiscuous woman. Her godmother Arabella takes Beatrix under her wings as a chip off the old block and the younger woman flourishes though as scandalous as ever.
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At small party hosted by Arabella's friend Esme Rawlins, known for her scandals too, Beatrix meets Lord Stephen Fairfax, who has pushed for reform in Parliament for the past decade. Stephen is tired from his failures in politics, but wonders why the blatant Beatrix pushes a married woman at him. Though he wants to reject the licentious female and her shoving of Helen Godwin at him, he finds himself unable to stay away from Beatrix as the upright moralistic aristocrat and the wanton fallen woman find themselves falling in love.

This is not the Regency romance that your mom read, as the story line is more of a historical erotic tale that is fun to read due to the brassy, independent fiery women who openly embrace sex. The story line may turn off some fans due to the promiscuity of the female characters, but is well written and serves as a mechanism to display the gender hypocrisy of the age that still exists today. Not for everyone, James smashes barriers with her enlightened tale of love and sex among the early nineteenth century aristocracy.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

Stephen Fairfax-Lacy, a noblemen plagued with a henious case of ennui comes to the country to try and find some entertainment. Little does he know how much is waiting for him when Lady Esme Rawlings decides he would be the perfect father for her new child, the Countess Godwin decides he would make the perfect lover, and Lady Beatrix Lennox a perfect husband. This book is classic Eloisa James, with just enough back story and secondary characters to make the novel as a whole incredibly satisfying.
The review of this Book prepared by Meredith Griffin

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one man-two women Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   did something slutty If one lover chases another...    -   she chases after him Sex/Erotic story, Primarily    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King    -   wealthy Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   wild    -   a better lover

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King    -   wealthy Effect of sexing    -   a better lover    -   blissful    -   guilty Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her    -   many multiple characters How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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