Lady Julianna Somerset is enjoying her hard won freedom. Married to a rake at 18 she is widowed early on. Left with almost nothing upon Lord Somerset's death, she works as one of Writing Girls of The London Weekly newspaper. No one knows that she is the Lady of Distinction and writes a column that is called "Fashionable Intelligence" which is a gossip column of the finest caliber.
Out on the town she finds Lord Simon Roxbury in the most compromising of positions.even for London's most notorious rake. When she allows people to think about what she seen it seems to have ruined Lord Roxbury's reputation. Then it gets worse as Lord Roxbury's father has laid down an ultimatum.marry within the month or all funds will be cut off. Unfortunately, because of what was written about him, there is now no ladies that will have anything to do with him.
Lord Roxbury has decided to exact a revenge of his own. But when things go farther than he expectes it to, Simon finds that he may have to do the one thing he never thought to do.marry. And because of his "joke" the only gentlemanly thing to do is marry Lady Somerset.who has no intention of ever marrying again herself.
A Tale of Two Lovers written by Maya Rodale is the latest book I have had the pleasure of reading for review. It's an interesting book that I found wildly intriguing to read. The author takes a time period in which women were not allowed much freedom and lets them have some fun in an almost safe way. It's a wonderful read, well worth an afternoon of summer enjoyment.
He is notorious.
Lord Simon Roxbury is a godsend to gossip columnists everywhere. This notorious rake has recently been caught in an extremely compromising position by none other than The London Weekly's Lady of Distinction. Rumor also has it that Lord R received an ultimatum: be wed or be penniless.
She is scandalous.
As A Lady of Distinction, Lady Julianna Somerset typically reports on other people's scandals, but soon she finds herself embroiled in a very public battle with an irate Lord Roxbury—one that leaves her reputation in tatters and her position at The Weekly on the line.
Together they're... respectable?
With no other choice available, these two enemies unite in a marriage of convenience to rescue both their reputations and secure his fortune. With their rivals intent on revealing the charade, Lady Julianna and Lord Simon inevitably surrender to temptation. It may just be a love match after all . . .