That Scandalous Summer

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 29, 2013 - Fiction - 384 pages
2 Reviews
One Daring Widow

In the social whirl of Regency England, Elizabeth Chudderley is at the top of every guest list, the life of every party, and the belle of every ball. But her friends and admirers would be stunned to know the truth: that the merriest widow in London is also the loneliest. Behind the gaiety and smiles lies a secret longing—for something, or someone, to whisk her away. . . .

One Reluctant Suitor

Raised in scandal, Lord Michael de Grey is convinced that love is a losing gamble—and seduction the only game worth playing. But when duty threatens to trump everything he desires, the only way out is marriage to a woman of his brother’s choosing. Elizabeth Chudderley is delightful, delicious—and distressingly attractive. With such a captivating opponent, Michael isn’t quite sure who is winning the game. How can such passionate players negotiate a marriage of necessity— when their hearts have needs of their own?
  

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Review: That Scandalous Summer (Rules for the Reckless #1)

User Review  - Tammy Walton Grant - Goodreads

Not even gonna rate this -- I sat on my patio in the sun and skimmed this one, plowing through just find out what happened. Great idea, right? Except now I can't remember it. Reserving the rating for the inevitable re-read. :) Read full review

Review: That Scandalous Summer (Rules for the Reckless #1)

User Review  - Julie James - Goodreads

Absolutely lovely book. I smiled more than I'd expected, and thought there was really good chemistry between the hero and heroine. After finishing, I immediately went to the author's website to see if I could find out who the couple in the next book will be. Highly recommended! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
31
Section 4
42
Section 5
50
Section 6
76
Section 7
89
Section 8
103
Section 13
196
Section 14
212
Section 15
230
Section 16
247
Section 17
265
Section 18
285
Section 19
305
Section 20
324

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 21
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Section 22
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About the author (2013)

Meredith Duran is the author of eight previous novels, including The Duke of Shadows (winner of the Gather.com First Chapters Romance Writing Competition); Wicked Becomes You (included on the Woman’s World List of Best Beach Reads for Summer 2010), and the USA TODAY bestseller Fool Me Twice. She blames Anne Boleyn for sparking her lifelong obsession with British history, and for convincing her that princely love is no prize if it doesn’t come with a happily-ever-after. She enjoys collecting old etiquette manuals, guidebooks to nineteenth-century London, and travelogues by intrepid Victorian women. Visit her at MeredithDuran.com, or catch up with her on Twitter and Facebook.

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