After finding herself at the centre of a very public scandal that left one man dead and another on the run, Lady Alexandra Huntington has exiled herself to her brother's estate and is content to manage his affairs. But the arrival of darkly handsome Collin Blackburn awakens her curiosity and her desire - and the advantage of being a fallen woman is that she can be ruined only once...After a promise sworn to his father, Collin Blackburn is compelled to seek the aid of the woman who brought about his brother's death in a senseless duel. Yet Lady Alexandra is not the shameless femme fatale he expected. In fact, Collin suspects she is guilty of nothing more than a hunger to experience passion, and the brawny Scot is certainly equipped to oblige. But the quick-witted, keenly sensual Alexandra has a few lessons of her own to impart - on life, love, and the delicious joys of succumbing to temptation...
Victoria Dahl has long been one of my favorite romance authors since she wowed me with her Tumble Creek series. From that moment on I have been trying to get my hands on every books that Ms. Dahl has written and Paperbackswap has been a huge friend in this. I got this book and read it almost immediately.
I love Ms. Dahl but this book didn't feel like her, I am assuming it is only because she was still maturing as a writer and this book is historical romance as all the other books I have read by her have been contemporary. I also found myself out of place with the heroine. I have read many books with a wild "ruined" heroine but Alex seemed a bit more wild that may be normal for her time period. Overall, a great story just those few things bugged me.
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