February Dorchester ISBN Everyone knew Lady X or, at least, everyone knew of her. The masked courtesan was reputedly a noblewoman. It’s a case of mistaken identities and unmistakable attraction in New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands’ classic historical romance, previously. The Reluctant Reformer By Lynsay Sands – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Erluctant to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks tge telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Lady X Everyone knew Lady X. The masked courtesan was reputedly a noblewoman fallen on hard times.
What Lord James had not known was that she was Lady Margaret Wentworth—the feisty sister of his best friend. Gerald llynsay his sibling was beautiful, virtuous, naive; and he had forced James into an oath of protection. But when James tracked the girl to a house of ill repute, what other explanation could there be but that Maggie was London’s reformmer enigmatic wanton? Snatching the wench away would be a ticklish business, and after that, things would get harder.
James had to ignore his quarry’s violent protests that he was an idiot, that she was never the infamous X. He had to find a way to reform the hoyden, to save her from scandal. He had to steer clear of his own meddling aunt—all while keeping his hands off those luscious goods that the rest of the ton had reputedly sampled. And, with Maggie, hardest of all would be keeping himself from falling in love. Paperbackpages. London, EnglandUnited Kingdom.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Reluctant Reformerplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Reluctant Reformer. Lists with This Book. Feb 07, Natasha rated it really liked it. Sure there were times where I thought the Heroine got into trouble just for fun, and it seemed a bit unrealistic that she could so many times, but then I thought, this was a different time, and it was different for woman, so sure, it could happen!
Her personility was sweet yet strong. She was strong willed and kind. It was fun reading along with her. James was a hit for me. I think I have a thing for strong, mysterious older not too old! When the character is a strong, stern man, and the woman helps him break free, but only for her.
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I think it’s sweet. This reluctanr was an enjoyable read for a winter evening. There was mystery, romance, a bit of horror and many good twists. As historical romances go, it was good. I would have liked another book with the same cast, but this is a stand alone novel, so all is well that ends well, I suppose!
If your in the mood for a good historical read, I’d check this book out! Jul 05, Desi rated it really liked it. Endearing characters, far-fetched plot with absolutely no regard for the proprieties, kind-hearted relatives and affectionate servants. TSTL heroine who was still likable and a lovely beleaguered hero.
Slow in parts but many laugh out loud totally nonsensical situations. Feb 04, Britta rated it liked it Shelves: Maggie is just doing her job. Maggie’s latest article is a reormer on the working girls of one of London’s houses of ill repute.
Maggie is interviewing one girl when a client of that girl comes in. It’s Maggie’s beau and the local pastor. In an attempt to get Maggie out of the room and the wardrobe she’s hidden inthe girl changes dresses with Maggie and gives her a mask. Maggie sets o Maggie is just doing her job.
Maggie sets off on the outside ledge of the reljctant and hops into the next window she comes across. There she is accosted by a stranger, bound up in his cape and stolen away from the brothel. James has rescued Maggie at last. After having her followed for days, he has discovered that she is Lady X a well-to-do Lady about the ton who has fallen on hard times.
Now he must save her from herself. He had, after all, promised her ding brother his companion in war to watch over the chit. But what will happen when they get back to his home in the country? And what will Maggie think of him when she realizes who he thinks she is? Will Lord James ever find out if she is in fact Lady X? And who’s trying to kill Maggie!?! Not one of Lynsay Sands ‘s best books it seems I do not appreciate her Regency London novels as much as other people but it’s a good read.
I would have finished it fast it took relctant a week but I had bronchitis and a sinus infection and I wasn’t into reading I was into sleeping. Nov 07, Netha rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 11, Keri rated it liked it Shelves: A few Lucille Ball-esk moments had me laughing out loud.
Dec 29, Antonella rated it liked it Shelves: It was not bad; the story or characters or writing. I was just not into it.
I got bored than I started skipping just to get to the end. This was an old book I picked up at a flea market. I read all of lynsay sands books, she’s funny and can always come up with reeformer plot that has you saying “how can she be so stupid” or they get in one mess right out of another trying to cover up for something. Some can be pretty funny. Tye think this was one of her very early books before she got so funny or had much plot. Neither character got me.
A girl took over being her brothers gho This was an old relucyant I picked up at a flea market. A girl took over being her brothers ghost writer for a newspaper. He died in war protecting a good friend. This friend promised to take care of his sister after his death. It is pretty funny for the first half, but seemed to drag after that.
I seemed to graze over parts that would not end Don’t give up on LS though! Almost all of her books are worth the quirkiness I was pleasantly relieved to discover that this book was much more intriguing that the synopsis suggested. The love story was good. The over arching mystery was pretty decent, it added suspense and danger, but for someone so smart the heroine makes a bunch of very stupid moves that land her in more danger than she out to have found.
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I was less than thrilled at the end when there was way to much emotional angst for book where the protagonists are adults over That knocked it down a star when t I was pleasantly relieved to discover that this book was much more intriguing that the synopsis suggested. That knocked it down a star when the rest of the story was fairly good.
Nov 27, Jill added it Shelves: I have discovered that I like Sands’ novels that take place in this time period s rather than the ones that take place in the 13th century–those reformet all similar and the way they speak and act seem so out of time that it’s hard to reconcile what’s happening in the story with the time period.
This one started off in a fun way–a misunderstanding that carried the story for quite some time, although after a while it got a little hard to believe that she wouldn’t have said something to clear i I have discovered that I like Sands’ novels that take place in this time period s rather than the ones that take place in the 13th century–those are all similar and the way they speak and act seem so out of time that it’s hard to reconcile what’s happening in the story with the time period.
This one started off in a fun way–a misunderstanding that carried the story for quite some time, although after a while it sandx a little hard to believe that she wouldn’t have said something to clear it up. But it made for some good laugh out loud moments. Jan 28, Elaine rated it it was amazing Shelves: Brilliant story, so witty.
Loved every moment of it. One of my favourite stories! I started to read this, but didn’t even get far in the book.
The heroine is at a lynaay locked in an armoire while a prostitute is about to entertain a guest. Climbs out the window and tries to sneak out of the brothel.