Tuesday, 25 October 2011
#182 (#118) - Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman ~ Lorraine Heath
Book 2 - Great Lovers' of London Series
Stephen Lyons is the black sheep of the family ... he was also once caught in the bed of his brother's wife on her wedding night.
To attempt to redeem his reputation his brothers' buy him a commission and he gets sent off to the Crimea, where he becomes a war hero .... unfortunately, he can remember nothing about it.
Miss Mercy Dawson returns from the Crimea with her reputation in tatters ... she is apparently the mother of Stephen's baby. Although she believes that he was killed out there.
When her father drags her to the Lyons family seat it seems she cares not a jot for her reputation, but is desperate to see that baby John knows his family. Well aware that they could take him from her ... she just prays that they will let her stay as his nursemaid or similar, and is shocked to find that Stephen is in fact alive.
Will he make good her reputation, given that he can remember nothing of their time together in the Crimea, or will he discover her guilty secret!
A 4.5 star read.