She hides her heart behind a thick skin. He’s the only one who sees right through it.
Lucy Sinclair Wilcott is a widow and the subject of public scorn. She knows her first marriage ruined her, and she couldn’t remarry if she wanted to. A façade of bland kindness is the only thing that keeps her sane in the face of thinly-veiled tabloid insults. She wants nothing more than to save enough money to move to a cottage of her own to keep her sister safe from their father’s poor judgment.
The Marquess of Thrale, a visitor to the Sinclair home, picks up on Lucy’s emptiness, but he soon realizes it’s an act. Everything he believes about the beautiful widow is wrong. She’s a brilliant, amusing, and arousing woman of deep honor.
As Lucy’s long-absent feelings of desire surge back, Lord Thrale must convince her that she’s everything he wants in a lover, for the rest of his life.
A Notorious Ruin is the second book in the Sinclair Sisters saga, a series of Regency romance novels. If you like unpredictable plots, refreshing dynamics, and sensual attraction, then you’ll love Carolyn Jewel's tale of passion.
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An Awesome Regency Romance!
I am awed by this author’s command of the English language and grammar and her descriptive writing of the inner thoughts and feelings of her characters. Ms. Jewel paints pictures with her words so that with a choice sentence or two a reader knows exactly what’s going on with the characters and what’s going to happen between them. This is a delicious love story set in a time when Lucy, a woman who marries a man of a lower class, becomes a pariah and the subject of much ridicule and gossip. Upon the death of her husband Lucy believes she cannot find love again, that she must live alone with her dog and remain an outcast. Along comes Thrale, our noble hero, who sees the “real” Lucy beneath her fake smiles and dull eyes, pursues her gently and falls in love with her. He has an “uphill battle,” due to Lucy’s history, a mystery and heartache, convincing her that there is a future for them together. What a marvelous story this is and what a wonderful writer Ms. Jewel is. Now I must have her backlist!