To Distraction (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Fiction - 496 pages
8 Reviews

The gentlemen of the Bastion Club have proven their courage while fighting England's enemies, but nothing has prepared them for dealing with that most formidable of challenges: the opposite sex.

Deverell, Viscount Paignton, is in desperate need of a wife. Unmoved by the matchmaking “herd,” he seeks help from his aunt, who directs him to a lady she vows is perfect for him. Dispatched to a country house party to look the lady over, he discovers her not swanning about among the guests but with her nose buried in a book in the library.

Phoebe Malleson is tempted to distraction by Deverell, but marrying him isn't part of her plan. Moved by an incident in her past, Phoebe has a secret cause to which she's committed. Unfortunately, telling Deverell to go away doesn't work, and he quickly learns of her secret. But someone powerful has her cause targeted for destruction—and her in their sights. Phoebe must accept Deverell's help…though the cost to them both might be dear—and deadly.

  

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User Review  - grapeapril75 - LibraryThing

I adore this series!! Stephanie Laurens is a master at the Alpha Rake!! I love the men pursuing their ladies!! Easily my favorite book in the series!! What a great story! I laughed and cried many ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wench - Goodreads

Dear romance writers: when a woman makes it abundantly clear she's not interested in marriage or courtship, and in fact calls the hero a threat and is shivering in fear at him, and he's GOING TO ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
20
Section 3
44
Section 4
67
Section 5
84
Section 6
106
Section 7
130
Section 8
145
Section 13
248
Section 14
267
Section 15
287
Section 16
312
Section 17
334
Section 18
356
Section 19
381
Section 20
400

Section 9
159
Section 10
180
Section 11
203
Section 12
224
Section 21
416
Section 22
439
Section 23
463
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About the author (2009)

New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science, a hobby that quickly became a career. Her novels set in Regency England have captivated readers around the globe, making her one of the romance world's most beloved and popular authors. Loving Rose is her fifty-fourth book. All of her previous works remain in print and readily available.

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