Outrageous Behavior by Amy Corwin

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    As the Season in London comes to a close, Laura finds herself in a predicament. The one man she is attracted to has neglected to make an offer for her, and her family wants her to accept the proposal of a fortune-hunter. Determined not to let propriety stand in the way of her future happiness, she resorts to outrageous behavior to escape the damp grasp of the wrong man—and to discover true love in the arms of another.

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    29 Pages Sweet

    Excerpt:

    London, June 3, 1811

    Laura Brownell blushed with pleasure and demurely lowered her eyes when she caught Lord Warnock glancing her way across the crowded room at Almack’s. Despite her efforts at politeness, she could not help but to look up again to watch his broad shoulders and the confident way he moved.

    He met every greeting with a smile and warm laugh, putting everyone at their ease. As an earl, it was quite unnecessary for him to be so open and kind, and after a Season of weathering haughty glances and arrogance from the peerage, Laura found herself increasingly attracted to Lord Warnock and his obvious lack of conceit.

    Unfortunately, she had been unable to place herself in the way of an introduction, no matter how hard she tried.

    Her heart pounded as he moved toward her with aching slowness. Half-way across the room he paused to speak to a cluster of men. He turned away from her and faced the dance floor, watching as a quadrille wended its way towards an exhausted conclusion.

    He wasn’t coming in her direction, after all. The hope fluttering inside her died.

Reviews

Grade 
05/21/2010

Review

A very cute taste of Regency England. Great heroine!

    Grade 
    04/22/2009

    Review

    Lovely little short story about a dutiful daughter who, thankfully, found her tongue just in the nick of time! I found it endearing how fishing for trout ties into the plot. :)

    Miss Mae,
    Author of "See No Evil, My Pretty Lady" and "Said the Spider to the Fly"

      Grade 
      04/14/2009

      Review

      ...the propriety of this time period fascinates me but I really love it when a ‘docile female’ steps up and behaves in a truly unexpected way. Amy Corwin does an excellent job depicting Laura’s disheartened feelings regarding what’s proper and what she truly desires so that readers can feel her frustration. I had to laugh at Laura’s hidden thoughts and her attitude in general since it’s so obvious she’s dying to tell Mr. Hardwick exactly what she thinks of him. The whole scene where the possibility of marriage is being discussed had me chuckling at her audacity and defiant nature. It’s obvious her parents are either blissfully unaware that it exists or never thought she’d defy them, but it’s a scene well worth reading – especially once Lord Warnock arrives. Delightfully wicked and funny! I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more of Ms. Corwin’s writing.
      ---Review by Chrissie Dionne for Romance Junkies
      http://romancejunkiesreviews.com/artman/publish/historical/Outrageous_Behavior.shtml

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