Twice as Nice: Paula’s Take on The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright by Tessa Dare


The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright by Tessa Dare
Historical / Regency 
Avon Impulse (December 11, 2012)

Rating: B+
Heat: Warm

Heroine: Eliza Cade – Impulsive, Lady in Waiting 
Hero: Harry Wright – Rake, Honorable 
Setting: England



Miss Eliza Cade is a lady in waiting and the youngest of four sisters. She's fierce, outspoken, and may be a tad impulsive. Because of her impulsive behavior, she made a foolish mistake that could have ruined her if not for her father taking measures to protect her. Because of this silly mistake, she's not allowed to come “out” in Society until all three of her older sisters are wed.

One night during a ball, Eliza is caught spying on the guests by the scandalous, dissolute, no-good Mr. Wright. Being alone with this man could ruin her reputation before all of her sisters are properly married. Which means Eliza needs to get out of there as soon as possible. But if she leaves too soon, she could get caught. Forced to stay in the room with Harry, they have a very interesting conversation. Not happy with her company by the time it's clear to leave the room, Eliza leaves in a huff hoping to never see the notorious rake again.

Eliza has not seen the last of Harry. For many years after their first encounter, these two continuously run into each other. Each and every time they see each other, it brings them closer together until a friendship is formed. It's not until many years later, Eliza finally sees Harry for who he truly is. Behind the bad reputation as a penniless rake, he is a man of honor and loyalty. He's also a man who is straight forward with Eliza. He sees exactly who she is and knows no other man can tame her wild heart but him. Not only does Harry truly see Eliza for the woman she is, but he stirs up emotions and passion inside her that she's never felt before. Only with Harry has she ever felt such things.

When Eliza finally has a chance to come “out”, will she choose to settle down with a gentleman, or succumb to her desire to be with Harry?

She promptly forgot how to breathe. “It’s like this,” he repeated in a low voice, just for her. “I’m not that sort of man. I don’t wait for the things I want.”

The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright a short and sweet, clever, funny, romantic story. I have come to the point that I believe Ms. Dare can write no wrong! I always know I'm going to have a fabulous time reading one of her delightful stories. Ms. Dare has a special way with weaving in humor, family, passion and romance that always has me coming back for more more more!

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