A Tale of Two Lovers
By Maya Rodale
Writing Girl Book 2
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.
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.
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…
This Blonde’s Review:
Julianna loves to write about scandal. She loves to write about scandals involving Simon Roxbury most of all. After her experience with her charming rake of a husband she suspects Simon is exactly like him. To Julianna this means she must expose everything he does so that no one else will find themselves in the same situation she was in.
Simon enjoys women and so they enjoy him. He doesn’t understand why Julianna dislikes him so much, but he isn’t about to let her win or take him down. Especially when he needs to find a bride or lose everything.
I really enjoyed this one. Julianna and Simon are both smart and strong minded characters. They won’t go down without a fight and they won’t give in to love without a fight either. Just as with other stories when we have our lady dressing a part, it can be hard to believe that the hero was the only one to see through her disguise, but I believe that Maya Rodale managed to make that work for her story. The author managed to put her characters in a situation where they had to spend enough time together to realize how wrong they were about each other. They were also given enough time to love each other.
I love characters who are willing to give as good as they get. I enjoyed Julianna and Simon and look forward to the next book in the Writing Girl series.
If you enjoy romance novels with ladies who aren’t willing to accept their role meekly, men who aren’t afraid to go after what they want, and a couple who will fight themselves until the accept what is right in front of them then you’ll love this one.