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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Brava (31 Aug. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758251092
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758251091
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 2.5 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,850,133 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Diane Whiteside is the author of The Irish Devil and other erotic romances.

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By Chris on 12 Feb. 2013
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Well worth your time reading this book when you have time to spare enjoy..well worth it before a warm fire
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Review Posted at Heather's Musings 10 Sept. 2011
By Heather Brewer - Published on
Format: Paperback
Improper Gentlemen by Diane Whiteside, Maggie Robinson & Mia Marlowe
* I received a copy of this book from Kensington in exchange for an honest review*

Talbot's Ace by Diane Whiteside
Charlotte "Ace" Morland is left home after a dispute with her step-mother and hasn't looked back since. She is well known on the poker tour but she has made some enemies along the way. She has come to town for a big Poker Tournament but she soon realizes her enemies will stop at nothing to get her.

Justin Talbot owns the Hair Trigger Palace and takes care of business in town. He is known for his quick draw and short temper. He and the mayor have been friends and business partners for years but that relationship will be tested when one feisty young lady rides into town.

Charlotte finds herself in serious need of protection and Justin is just the man for the job. He is sexy but more importantly, he makes her feel safe. He stands up to his business partner to protect her and starts to realize that there is something wrong with his friend. Being with Charlotte makes him crave more than this lonely life he is leading, he wants a future with her.

The chemistry between these two was evident from the beginning. I loved Charlotte's character, she was smart and funny but she wasn't a helpless female. She was able to get away when she was captured by remaining calm and using her head. She didn't panic and was able to use things around her to say safe. She also knew when to ask for help and that's where Justin comes in.

To Match a Thief by Maggie Robinson
Sir Simon Keith is a long way away from Simon Grant, renowned pickpocket and thief. Simon has always been good with his hands so he moved up the ranks of the army quickly. He ended up in the War Office where he made a name for himself. Now he is a respected businessman.

Lucy Dellamar worked in her aunt's millinery shop growing up. She made beautiful hats that were in high demand but her aunt took the credit for them. She met Simon while working at the shop then he left and never came back. Now she is the famous Courtesan for Lord Ferguson, at least she appears to be. Lord Ferguson and Lucy share many things in common, the bed just isn't one of them.

Because of poor investments, Lord Ferguson has to sell his house on Jane Street. They have sold everything they could possibly sell and Lucy has been swiping things from her neighbors to help buy food. Now she is losing her home unless she is willing to become the courtesan for Lord Simon, little did she know that Lord Simon was "her Simon" from years ago?

Simon is elated to be reunited with Lucy and is determined to make her his again no matter what. He wants to marry her and have a life with her forever. Lucy is still drawn to Simon but she insists that she will not stay there and be with him. They had a wicked time at the Opera that they continued when they got home. Now Simon just has to convince her that he wants her as his wife, not just as his mistress.

A Knack for Trouble by Mia Marlowe
Lord Aiden Stonemere fell in love with Rosalinde Burke while he was the leader of the Irish convicts. She was the Commissioner's daughter and she was the only bright spot in his day. After a night of shared passion, Rosalinde was sent to live with her Great-aunt in England.

Aiden inherited Stonehaven and became the new Lord. He has a plan to flush out the real killer of Peg Bass during a party at the estate. He has all the key players there from years ago and if things go according to plan, he will clear his name and be able to court Rosalinde properly.

Rosalinde has never forgotten her stolen night with Aiden. She is drawn to him, even though she should be trying to match with a respectable man like Edwin Musgrave. Her aunt has agreed to provide her with a dowry and give her father money to live on if she makes a respectable match. In her heart though, she knows that no man will satisfy her like Aiden will.

Overall I enjoyed all three of the stories. I think I liked the last one the best because there was love, murder and mayhem. They were all fun stories about gentlemen with a whole lot of bad boy in them. I would definitely recommend this book to others. I give Improper Gentlemen 4 Flaming Hearts.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By April A. Renn - Published on
Format: Paperback
IMPROPER GENTLEMEN by Diane Whiteside,Maggie Roberson, and Mia Marlowe is three exciting historical romances set in 1875 Wolf Laurel,Colorado,1820 London, and 1827 Bermuda. These three authors have done an outstanding job at writing three historicals full of romance,love,a bit of danger,a little suspense,sweet sensuality,a lot of passion that will keep you turning pages well into the night. With sexy,unsuitable,forbidden gentlemen,and not so respectable,but beautiful,fiesty ladies who know what they want and go after it and the men they love. A fast paced selection of stories that you will not regret reading. "Improper Gentlemen" is just what the title suggests improper gentlemen with improper ladies. A must read for all historical romance readers. This book was received for review from the publisher.Details can be found at Brava Books,published by Kensington Publishing Corp.and My Book Addiction and More.
Improper Gentlemen 8 Jan. 2014
By M. E. Almaguer - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I read two of the three stories in this collection, "To Match a Thief" by Maggie Robinson and "The Knack" by Mia Marlowe, two of my favorite authors.

Maggie Robinson's stories are a joy to read. The language and dialogue are very funny and make me smile at the crazy situations her characters find themselves in. Yet she also makes you care for her characters, flaws and all.
Even the secondary characters were fun to read. Lucy's protector, Percy, was a gay aristocrat down on his luck who sold his house to Simon. They were like girlfriends, sharing secrets and crying on each other's shoulders. And MacTavish, Simon's butler, tried to play matchmaker.

For my full review of "To Match a Thief:" [...]

For my full review of "The Knack:" [...]
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Thankfully There is Marlowe! 14 Jan. 2012
By B. Allaman - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
The first two stories were horribly written. I couldn't even understand the first one by Whiteside. I only purchased this book for Marlowe. Would have absolutely hated it if it weren't for her story. Took me two weeks to get through the first 2 stories, but really enjoyed Marlowe's, and read it in one day.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Steamy anthology gets better and better! 19 Aug. 2011
By bec.mcdorman - Published on
Format: Paperback
This steamy anthology begins with Talbot's Ace by Diane Whiteside. Justin Talbot is the owner of Hair Trigger Palace, the gambling hall in the small town of Wolf Laurel, Colorada. Charlotte "Ace" Morland is a Boston socialite running from a dangerous past. When the two literally run into each other during Wolf Laurel's gambling tournament, the sparks...didn't really fly for me. Whiteside's writing style made the dialogue seem stilted and she struggled to connect trains of thought. While trying to give background information on the characters, we were given glimpses of an intriguing story that failed to come to fruition. Although the story came to the expected HEA, the process wasn't as satisfactory as it could have been.

To Match a Thief by Maggie Robinson introduces the dashing and respected Sir Simon Keith, who was once Simon Grant, a pickpocket and con. Now that he can afford the best of everything--through mostly legal means--he finds that what he wants most can in fact be bought. Because what he wants is London's most mysterious courtesan--and Simon's onetime love--Lucy Dalhousie, now known as Lucy Dellamar. But once Simon has purchased her services from Lord Ferguson, her longtime benefactor who has fallen on hard times, can he earn his way into her heart? The sexual tension really heated up in this story. Robinson did a very good job of creating an atmosphere of desire, while also introducing us to interesting characters. How did they once know each other--and how did one rise so high and one fall so low? And although Lucy carries a secret that might actually benefit her to tell Simon, they somehow find HEA without her confiding in him, which left me feeling bereft with this bit of unresolved issues.

They definitely saved the best for last with A Knack for Trouble by Mia Marlow. Aidan Danaher, the baron of Stonemere, has the Knack, a psychic ability that allows him to bend others' wills. It is a large part of how he got from convicted murderer to titled lord. But he finds himself reluctant to use his gift to gain him want he really wants: the love of Rosalinde Burke. She had fallen for his sweet whispers and soft touches once...but will she risk following her heart into Aidan's arms? Or will she follow the path that she knows will lead her to a secure future if not a complete HEA? Marlow had witty dialogue and very steamy scenes. She gave a strong foundation for her characters and built them into solid, dynamic people in the reader's mind. I just wished she had explained a bit more about Aidan's Knack--like where it came from, when it first developed, etc. Otherwise a very fun and sensual story that wraps up this anthology quite satisfactorily.
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