Review

The adventures of the Writing Girls continue in book two of the series, A TALE OF TWO LOVERS. This time around, author Maya Rodale has brought together Lady Julianna Somerset a “Lady of Distinction” who makes her living reporting on the juiciest scandals of the ton’s elite and the man who provides the most intriguing fodder for her column, Lord Simon Roxbury—notable rake of the first order.

“He is notorious.

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.

She is scandalous.

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.

Together they’re…respectable?!

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…”

…the perfect afternoon delight…

When Julianna stumbles across Simon in the midst of a completely outrageous tryst she can’t wait to share the discovery with her readers, unfortunately her timing and the implication of the article couldn’t have come at a worse time for our dashing hero. What’s a rake to do when he’s being forced to wed and suddenly the only woman who will have him is something of a stalker with a penchant for collecting things like dung beetles? *Shiver*

From the moment Simon bursts into Julianna’s life seeking retribution the sparks begin to fly like the Fourth of July.

Unfortunately, Julianna has already learned the hard way that trusting a rake can only lead to heartache and she’s not about to let something like a set of soft brown eyes and a charming smile alter the life she’s forged for herself and the job she loves—or so she thinks. With attraction like theirs the constant battling only adds more fuel to the fire and when scandal comes knocking on her door forcing her to choose between marriage to Simon and losing everything…well, you can guess what happens next.

A TALE OF TWO LOVERS is the perfect afternoon delight, filled with crisp and witty banter, a strong dose of potent desire and characters that take on a real life of their own. You won’t want to miss it.

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Teresa Spreckelmeyer
Teresa St. Mary - Teresa, is a wearer of many hats (figuratively) including, mother, wife, graphic designer, event planner, web developer and a self-admitted, avid reader of historical romance novels. Although Teresa is a “small town girl” (again, figuratively) from Missouri, through her various workings with clients and events, in and out of the west coast entertainment industry, she laughingly refers to Los Angeles as her second home. Teresa has produced marketing design work for actors, directors, writers and film studios, among others and played a strong behind-the-scenes role in the creation of entertainment oriented, fundraising events in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas over the past nine years.