Unlaced (Zebra Debut)

Henry Ashton, the Marquess of Mandeville, knows precisely what he needs in a wife: a docile, conventional female from a wealthy, powerful family to further his political aspirations. Certainly a gentleman of his stature can take his pick, so why is he so irresistibly drawn to Lucy Abbington, the most remarkably unconventional woman he’s ever met? Her wish to become—of all things—a veterinarian, not to mention her outspoken nature and lack of connections, make her most unsuitable for his courtship, though deliciously suitable for his bed. Their attraction is unleashed in a kiss that promises temptation…and trouble.

In spite of her boredom with the ton and its fripperies, Lucy is a smashing success in her first Season—receiving cards and bouquets, invitations to dance and even to marry. A fight breaks out over her at the opera, she nearly loses her virtue in the back of a carriage…yet the one man she does want offers only dangerous passion. She is determined to resist the arrogant, infuriating Mandeville—but can her lips say ‘no’ while her heart says ‘yes’?

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3 Comments

  1. A good start…. I bought this book because the beginning of the book was fun and intriguing. I liked our heroine, Lucy whose one dream is to be a vetenarian. She loves animals and wants to take care of them and is very kind hearted. The real problem with this book is our hero Henry and his mother. Henry can’t seem to decide about Lucy, one minute he hates her and says mean things and the next second he is sorry. The mother is horrible, she cheated on Henry’s father and he caught her, and since then he has this…

  2. the positive reviews baffle me This regency was almost impossible to finish. Why would ANYONE give this regency a 5 star rating is beyond me. The hero, yes, Alpha hero, Henry, is just a jerk (while stunning looking). If he is not kissing and trying to get our heroine Lucy on her back, he is busy blaming her for his loss of control. He also constantly is accusing her of something, being false, trying to snag him for a husband. He continually tells Lucy she is beneath him so he won’t marry her. Well, why in the world…

  3. Smart, generous, original heroine makes this book a winner Heroine Lucy Abbington makes this novel shine because she is so unlike most regency heroines and yet not so different that she does not fit smoothly into the regency period. Her male lead is introspective and protective but haunted and he is perfect for Lucy. 

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