The Trouble With Misbehaving

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HarperCollins UK, Feb 15, 2016 - Fiction - 256 pages
Love, Betrayal and Redemption

Calista ‘CC’ Collins is used to being the talk of the town. With her scandalous past she’s learnt the hard way that a woman needs to be strong to get what she wants in a man’s world. And what she wants is the infamous Captain Beauford Tollier—roguish son of an earl, notorious blockade-runner and all-round knave of the seas.

However, Captain Beau is not one to be cajoled—he is done with the dangerous sea life and ready to follow the life of the straight and narrow. But with many powerful forces circling around him, Beau doesn’t stand a chance...


‘This story has romance, action, bad and good men, surprises, and a lot more.’ – Cathy Geha (NetGalley)

‘this one didn't disappoint’ – Avephoenix (Goodreads)

‘I’ve read hundreds of historical romances, yet rarely encounter such a wily heroine–one who was not only loyal and brave, but cunning and able to turn her own scandal into fortune...’ – Jamie Beck (Goodreads)

‘This story has adventure and will take you along for a wonderful ride if you let it.’ – Jennifer Perkins (Goodreads)


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Intrepid, interesting and intriguing “CC” Collins was a whole lot more than she seemed to be at first glance and the layers of who she really was were peeled off one after another as the book ... Read full review

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The Trouble With Misbehaving, by Victoria Hanlen, is one of the more enjoyable historical fiction stories I’ve had the chance to read.
I adored the beginning banter between the hero (Beau) and
heroine (CC) as she tried to get him to agree to help her family out of a bind. By Chapter 5, we find CC is a take charge woman who knows how to successfully get her way.
Set in London in 1864, this is a refreshing, energetic story, full of danger, wit, humor, and intrigue. The author writes as though you're part of everything that's happening, from the time the hero and heroine met, to their travels at sea. From the compassion Beau had shown when CC was ill, to the realization that it was she who got him out of prison. This story has adventure and will take you along for a wonderful ride if you let it.
I received this as an arc for and honest review and I can say this is an author that I can't wait to read again.
Jennifer Perkins


Cover Blurb Title Page Author Bio Acknowledgement Dedication Chapter
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32

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About the author (2016)

VICTORIA HANLEN won her first writing honor at age ten, a D.A.R. award for Excellence in History, never thinking she’d grow up to write historical romance. She went on to work in stage and professional opera, where she absorbed the basics of story telling and learned to inhabit characters while in wigs, hats and flowing gowns. Now, her characters get to wear the great clothes. Victoria lives in New England with her husband and a host of wildlife. She loves to hear from her readers. For more, please visit her at

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