Thursday, August 23, 2012

Notorious by Nicola Cornick Book Review

Notorious (The Scandalous Women of the Ton #4) 

by Nicola Cornick 

When the ton's most notorious heartbreaker…
Dangerously seductive and sinfully beautiful, Susanna Burney is society's most sought after matchbreaker. Paid by wealthy parents to part unsuitable couples, she's never yet failed to accomplish her mission of diverting a groom-to-be. Until her final assignment brings her face-to-face with the man who'd once taught her an intimate lesson in heartache….

Meets London's most disreputable rake… 

James Devlin has everything he's always wanted: a title, a rich fiancée and a place in society. But the woman who's just met his eyes across a crowded ballroom threatens it all. Not because she'd once claimed his heart, or that every sinuous swirl of her ball gown takes his breath away. But because the secrets she carries could cost him everything. To put the past to rest once and for all, Dev just might have to play Susanna at her own wicked game….

Let the seduction begin!

My review

Notorious is another great read from Nicola Cornick  and The  Scandalous Women of the Ton series.

   In Notorious we meet Lady Susannah, she helps the Ladies of the Ton rid their sons of woman whom  they think that are not suitable enough for there sons. Normally ladies who are poor and unable to bring anything to the marriage worth cashing in.  Lady Susannah helps the families rid there sons of these women  by  seducing  the men from under the women's clutches, getting  her marriage proposal,   and months later cancels the wedding. Leaving the poor suitor unwed and heartbroken. But parents happy of this forth coming.

Whilst Susannah is on her latest assignment = She meets her husband of 9 years,  James Devlin. This comes as a surprise to both. 

James is suspicious of Susannah's motives  and want to exploit her , but delves much further and finds out more than he bargained for.,  And also the fact that is  still married to his x- wife  and the marriage was never annulled.

My thoughts.

Nicola Cornick always portrays historical romance, in exactly that way. Her vivid descriptions, background information, and her storylines are always well scripted giving the reader a feel for the era in which she is depicting. 

I have enjoyed all her characters in this story , as whiny as James Devlin may have come forth at times; I enjoyed his sexiness and his constant lusting for Susannah.  He was loving and passionate and a great catch for any woman of the ton. Despite his past and the rumours of being a rake, Devlin was a man of many colours. Green was certainly one (( lol )) 

We certainly see the Chemistry between Lady Susannah and James Devlin. He was hot, smoking, and passionate and his Lady Love  could not resist this man in pantaloons.  The fire works  were certainly scripted with passion, love and heat between the pair that was undeniable .  

I enjoyed Susannah's character - she was faithful, and with a heart of gold, her end to a means may not have been everyone’s cup of tea but her heart was certainly in the right place. I felt her heart ache at the loss she suffered, her struggle to provide for a family she was given, and the struggle to give away her love for unselfish reasons, to give him the life she thought he wanted.

Overall, Nicola Cornick always put forth a wonderfully scripted Historical romance, with a wonderful storyline and plot to go with.  This one started a little slower than most, but certainly picks up after 3-4 chapters. 

Be drawn into the pages, to a world Of Scandal, Rakes, and Marriages of convenience, Seduction is at its finest in this story ! 

This book was provided to me via the publisher, for my honest opinion of why I enjoyed it.. Thanks to Harlequin  Australia 

The link to the site for the author and book can be found here at Harlequin the link to purchase if you desire and author info is also available here at this site . 

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