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That Scandalous Summer [Mass Market Paperback]

Meredith Duran
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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11 April 2013
In the social whirl of Regency England, Elizabeth Chudderley is at the top of every guest list, the life of every party, and the belle of every ball. But her friends and admirers would be stunned to know the truth: that the merriest widow in London is also the loneliest. Behind the gaiety and smiles lies a secret longing-for something, or someone, to whisk her away. Raised in scandal, Lord Michael de Grey is convinced that love is a losing gamble-and seduction the only game worth playing. But when duty threatens to trump everything he desires, the only way out is marriage to a woman of his brother's choosing. Elizabeth Chudderley is delightful, delicious-and distressingly attractive. With such a captivating opponent, Michael isn't quite sure who is winning the game. How can such passionate players negotiate a marriage of necessity-when their hearts have needs of their own?

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (11 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451606966
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451606966
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 10.2 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 285,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Here's a sophisticated, witty, smart novel that, like a Mary Balogh romance, compels the reader to look deeper into the story and uncover great depth as well as grand passion. Some of the charm comes from Duran's ability to take a character who appears one way on the surface and allow a glimpse into their soul, giving readers a better understanding of humanity and the power of love."--Romantic Times (A Top Pick)

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Meredith Duran blames Anne Boleyn for sparking her lifelong obsession with British history (and for convincing her that princely love is no prize if it doesn't come with a happily-ever-after). Visit her website at MeredithDuran.com.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, but ... 25 April 2013
By Venetia
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I've read most of Meredith Duran's books and always enjoyed them - this being no exception. The hero has integrity, focus and strength - all of which made him very likeable. As for Elizabeth, it was nice to know that there was more to her than the rather pathetic drunk we met in Bound By Your Touch. It was also a pleasure to meet Sanburne again [now married] and smile at the sight of him going in search of strawberry tarts at 2.30 in the morning because Lydia has a craving for them. I did, however, feel that the end was rather rushed ... after months in the grip of what one can only assume was a nervous breakdown, Alastair caved in a bit too fast in my opinion. And my biggest criticism [which may seem petty] is that surely somebody involved in this book ought to have known - even if Ms Duran doesn't - that milliners make hats, not gowns. This mistake was repeated several times so was obviously not accidental. It's an enjoyable read, though - so I'd recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 19 May 2013
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i love this author. She is an excellent writer. I would buy any book by her but loved her Written on the Skin best.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Slow going 28 Feb 2014
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I've read all Meredith book and unfortunately this one is not to the level of The Duke of Shadows which remains a firm favourite. Although the hero Michael is mainly a nice chap, I am not finding him very engaging. The situation with his brother seems contrived, how can on one hand his brother be the one who protected him as child and on the other hand closes Michael's hospital because he does not obey him? Somehow the plot does not feel right. I also find the heroin Elizabeth very shallow. She obviously had a drink problem at the beginning of the book but somehow it cleared itself up on its own? Unlikely.The only interesting character is Mather who has more depth than the others. I hope she gets her own story. The book was slow going until the last 2 chapters were things were very rushed. Finally the cliff hanger at the end also annoyed me as I like my books to finish properly.
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