From a dazzling new voice in historical fiction comes a "delectable and delightful debut" about a pair of mismatched lovers who unwillingly find themselves engaged in a most scandalous position....
Miss Gail Alton was not having a good day. Or a good year. First, she's strong-armed into attending the Season as a foil to her beautiful sister,Evangeline. Then, while riding her mare in the park, she gets toppled by a stuffy, self-important, too-handsome-by-half "gentleman" who has the audacity to blame her for their fall into the chilly lake! Little does Gail know that the very same man will soon be found in a compromising position with her sister....
Forced into asking for Evangeline's hand in marriage, Maximillian, Viscount Fontaine, can't take his mind off the irksome girl who threw him from his horse and who can match wits with him at every turn. He's determined to follow through with his best intentions, yet he can't deny that Gail makes him want to cast propriety aside - and whisk away the sister of his soon-to-be bride....
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"Compromised" was a light romance from new author Kate Noble. It was a little slow in some spots, but for the most part flows nicely. This story is about the Alton family. The father is in politics and the step-mother is a social climber. They have two daughters. Evangeline, the oldest girl, is blond, petite and a beauty; Gail is tall with not much to recommend her except her wit and her outspoken ideas, which usually gets her into trouble. Sharing a season with her gorgeous sister causes people to ignore Gail, so she is quiet and tries to blend into the background at balls her step-mother forces her to attend.. Her step-mother wants both her step-daughters to get married, but Gail wants nothing to do with it.
Gail's father bought Max's horse's stablemate and gave her to Gail. She encounters Max riding his horse in the park and his horse goes berserk trying to get to Gail's mare. His reins break, and Gail tries to help as his horse comes barreling at her, and they both find themselves thrown from their horses into a lake. She sees him again at her family's ball and throws up on his shoes. Max hopes he never sees Gail again, because she confuses him and blames him for everything that goes wrong.
Max’s father plans to disown him if Max doesn't find a wife in three months, so Max has no choice but to attend the "season's" balls. During the Alton ball, he meets Evangeline in the conservatory and with the moon shining upon her beautiful face Max leans forward and kisses her, and is caught by the Housekeeper. Max feels he has compromised Evangeline and offers to marry her...and everything goes downhill from there.
I enjoyed the witty dialogue between the hero (Max) and heroine (Gail).
Kate Noble is a noteworthy author, and Rosalind Ashford gave an excellent performance -- VERY talented narrator.
The performance of the storyteller, and a light and fun story line.
I dont think so
No, not particularly
If you are in need of humor and romance, then you should enjoy this book.
This was a nice story. A bit of fluff for sure, but it was nice. I liked the heroine better than the hero in this story. She was a strong, smart, and witty character. It could have been shorter by a couple of hours. There was 1 nice sex scene but I thought the sexual tension was lacking a bit or maybe it was the chemistry. It was also missing any plot or mystery and no surprises at all. Very predictable.
I wont be racing to read another of this authors books.
The narration I thought was very good. I think that is what kept me interested.
I wouldn't want to make out with a dude who made out with my sister...
This book just made me frustrated
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