Thursday, September 6, 2012

Review: A Tale of Two Lovers by Maya Rodale

Title: A Tale of Two Lovers

Author: Maya Rodale

Publication: Avon

Release Date: April 26, 2011

Series: The Writing Girls! (One of my favorite series)

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…

 My Review

In Maya Rodale, I find distinctive writing and devilishly good plots.  A Tale of Two Lovers is not to be missed as it involves both to wicked extremes.

Lady Julianna Somerset is a widow who was bequeathed virtually nothing in her husband’s will, and so to make ends meet she is forced to take up a gossip column in The London Weekly, a column in good running for another gossip column in the arch rival paper The London Times.  Lady Julianna is called the Lady of Distinction in her widely talked about column.  One night she stumbles upon a tryst that looks most certainly like two men in a compromising position and so in effect she has ruined the reputation of one Lord Roxbury and has gained notoriety as the Lady not to be missed.

Lord Roxbury’s social life is about to be ruined with a few well placed words and the mere hint of suggestion in the local gossip column.  After finding out the identity of the Lady of Distinction by accident, he stops at nothing to ruin her in revenge!  In the middle of all this, Roxbury’s father believes the gossips and issues him an ultimatum.  Either marry within a month’s time or be turned out the door with no inheritance.  But how can he find a suitable wife when the ton believes he prefers the company of men?  What’s a dandy to do?  Without even realizing it, Roxbury sets on a course that neither he nor Julianna can escape. A course of lies, betrayals, and above all heated passion.

A Tale of Two Lovers was a delightful read full of heated words and sexual tension.  May Rodale is an author to watch, the end was satisfaction indeed!  5 stars.




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