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Her reputation ruined by a youthful indiscretion, Emily Faringdon resigns herself to spinsterhood only to fall in love with her pen pal, Simon Augustus Traherne, Earl of Blade, a driven, mysterious man of dark secrets and hidden motives.
Publisher: New York : Bantam, 1991.
ISBN: 9780553592832
Characteristics: 329 p. ; 18 cm.


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spinningmin Feb 29, 2016

I generally like anything by this author, and expect something well-written. This one, however, I almost passed up after reading the blurb. Thank heavens I didn't! Instead of something darker and slow, I found myself smiling and even chuckling out loud at regular intervals. Emily is delightful, and poor Simon, with his plans for a dark revenge, doesn't stand a chance.

Apr 23, 2014

This is a decent historical romance from Jayne Ann Krentz (aka Jayne Castle, aka Amanda Quick). Simon is an unexpectedly indulgent self made Earl romancing a whimsical Emily Faringdon. Many references are made to the Incident, a youthful indiscretion that doesn't really amount to much. Simon's family was betrayed and he made his way in the world with deeds dark and exciting along the Asian continent and made a ton of money which allowed him to come back to England and saturate himself in a long brewing plot of revenge. Emily was to be another cog in his revenge plot and the romance takes place as she unexpectedly wheedles her way into his heart and home.


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May 25, 2012

With her reputation forever tarnished by a youthful indiscretion, lovely Emily Faringdon is resigned to a life of spinsterhood, until she embarks on an unusual correspondence and finds herself falling head over heals in love. Sensitive, intelligent, and high-minded, her noble pen pal seems to embody everything Emily has ever dreamed of in a man. But Simon Augustus Traherne, the mysterious Earl of Blade, is not at all what he seems.

Driven by dark, smoldering passions and a tragic secret buried deep within his soul, Blade has all of London cowering at his feet, but not Emily...never Emily. For even as she surrenders to his seductive charms, she knows the real reason for his amorous suit. And she knows that she must reach the heart of this golden-eyed dragon before the avenging demons of their entwined pasts destroy the only love she has ever known...


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