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London-hating dreamer, Lydia Norwood, has failed spectacularly as a débutante. Now an encoretante whose family has lost a fortune, Lydia discovers that the beau monde is hard on a nouveau riche social climber, particularly one who is no longer riche and only wants to climb trees. Lydia must stave off the effrontery of rogue lords and conniving competitors long enough to make a good match, or else incur society's scorn by by being so scandalous as to earn her own money. Falling for the unattainable Lord Aldley is a distraction she cannot afford. But they share such an enchanted history, how can her heart resist?
The tragically virtuous Earl of Aldley is tired of ambitious families hurling débutantes at his head, but cannot hide in France forever. He returns to London to seek out the mysterious tree-climbing girl who once saved him from a scheming chit, and finds more than he bargained for. Abductions, seductions, trickery and injury all endanger Lydia, but Lord Aldley's heart is imperiled beyond rescue. He has only just found her; will he lose her forever to his enemy, his best friend, or his own dangerous mistake?
"Along with well-developed characters and an energetic storyline, readers will love the wit, romance, banter, and steam that ensue. The author expertly juggles many points of view, which allows the reader to better understand each character's motive, while often leaving them in fits of laughter... Readers who love regency romance brimming with wit and a touch of unexpected twists, will not be disappointed."
--Dahlia Gosney, InD’Tale Magazine http://indtale.com/reviews/historical/three-abductions-and-earl-parvenue...
"I picked this book up to read before bed. The next thing I knew I was 62% into it and afraid to look at the clock to see just how late, well early into the morning, I had gone. I loved it and finished the rest of it well within a few more hours. Yes, there were many characters, but none were wasted. Each had a place in the story and a depth to them I was in awe of. I particularly liked that Lydia had skills Aldley lacked, rather than being a female mirror to the leading man, or having one or two "quirky" features as a replacement for character. Though as much as I was fond of the main couple, the real star was Tilly. Introduced as a sidekick, her importance grew over time until she stole the show. Overall, I was so pleased with every bit and am looking forward to the next in the series."
--Amazon reviewer, JMB