Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Historical Review: Not Proper Enough (A Reforming the Scoundrels Romance) [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Not Proper Enough" the 2nd book in her Reforming Scoundrels series by Carolyn Jewel.

Product Description

Meant to be?

The Marquess of Fenris has loved Lady Eugenia from the day he first set eyes on her. Five years ago, pride caused him to earn her enmity. Now she's widowed, and he's determined to make amends and win her heart. But with their near explosive attraction, can he resist his desire long enough to court her properly?
After the death of her beloved husband, Lady Eugenia Bryant has come to London to build a new life. Despite the gift of a medallion said to have the power to unite the wearer with her perfect match, Eugenia believes she won't love again. And yet, amid the social whirl of chaperoning a young friend through her first Season, she finds a second chance at happiness.

Unfortunately, the Marquess of Fenris threatens her newfound peace. Eugenia dislikes the man, but the handsome and wealthy heir to a dukedom is more charming than he has a right to be. Constantly underfoot, the rogue disturbs her heart, alternately delighting and scandalizing her. And when their relationship takes a highly improper turn, Eugenia must decide if the wrong man isn’t the right one after all.
About the Author

Carolyn Jewel has been writing stories ever since she could scribble. Now that she’s grown up (mostly), she writes historical and paranormal romance. Carolyn lives in Northern California with her son, three cats, a border collie, several chickens, some sheep, and various strays and other rescued critters.
Product Details
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley; Original edition (September 4, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425250970
ISBN-13: 978-0425250976
My Review:
Lady Eugenia is the sister of Mountjoy the hero of the first book Not Wicked Enough (he's a duke) who married Lily (Fenris's cousin) the heroine.  

In the past before Eugenia and Robert were married, Fenris believed he should have someone more worthy because of his title.  Robert meets, falls in love and marries Eugenia but Fenris really disapproves and tries to prevent this from happening but all it did was ruin his friendship with Robert and insult Eugenia.  As a result she distrusts, resents and hates him.  Fenris is quite attracted to Eugenia.

Five years later Robert is dead and Eugenia is determined to get on with her life and try to forget her grief.  She is in London to help Hester Randell to be introduced to society and suitors.  Fenris still quite attracted to Eugenia is determined to make amends for his past sins and to get her to accept and forgive him.

You can really see that Eugenia really cherishes and loves Robert her first husband and how hard it is for her to compare another man to him.

This historical was a fun, hot and sensual read from the time Fenris pursues Eugenia to the very end.  It was a pretty thrilling and intense with a wicked bantering between both of them.

Books in series:
1.  Not Wicked Enough
2.  Not Proper Enough
Thanks Penguin Canada for sending me this book to review, greatly appreciated!

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