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Summary

It’s a case of mistaken identities and unmistakable attraction in New York Times best-selling author Lynsay Sands’ classic historical romance, previously published as The Reluctant Reformer!

Lady Maggie Wentworth must support herself as an investigative reporter. Writing under another name, she’s been exposing the notorious scandals of the ton - this time it’s the “working girls” of London. While interviewing the women, a client enters, and Maggie is shocked to see her beau. She changes clothes with one of the girls and flees out the window, only to be whisked away by a stranger.

Lord James is honoring a deathbed promise: watch over his late friend’s sister. Following Maggie to a house of ill repute, he’s stunned to see her emerge dressed as the notorious Lady X! Hard times must have driven her to such a desperate act, and he is intent on reforming the wanton chit. No amount of protest will stop him from saving her reputation. Now, if only he can hold his own desires in check - and keep himself from falling in love.

©2019 Lynsay Sands (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Hilarious romp

I loved this book. It made me laugh out loud at all the scrapes the heroine gets in and I loved the interaction between all the characters, including a very forgiving aunt!

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Sweet story

Such fun! I did wish we had a bit more time getting to know Maggie and James together. But it was a fun and sweet story. All the library scenes were absolutely hilarious.

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  • heather hodder
  • 21-07-19

Another great story

Love her writing, I caught myself laughing at her humor. Another great love story. Thanks

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  • CHW
  • 27-06-19

I enjoyed it but....

I enjoyed this book and the narration was pretty good. I have acclimated to Justin Eyre's style and am no longer distracted by it.

The story was about a young lady trying to keep her household together after her brother dies. She assumes the role of investigative journalist writing intriguing stories for wages. However, while investigating a story about bordellos she was taken from the Bordello by her brother's friend who promised to look out for her, thinking to reform her ways. There is good dialogue and enough inner thoughts to help you understand the character's perspective. Maggie is a strong, capable, independent female who is not overly concerned with social conventions. James is the typical strong, protective, stubborn male who fights his feelings for Maggie. Overall I enjoyed listening to the story and laughed out loud at times.

What I found a little frustrating were: 1. It was ridiculous to me that he did not just come right out and ask her if she was working at the bordello instead of dancing around the topic until more than half the book was over. One conversation would have cleared up the misunderstanding. Nevertheless, the mishaps leading up to James learning she was not a prostitute were entertaining. 2. The reason for the attempts on her life was absolutely weak and this fact disappointed me. I believe the author could have come up with something better or more believable. 3. The ending. I absolutely hate when authors wait until the last 20 minutes of the story to resolve the conflict, leaving the reader/listener feeling like the story is not finished.

Despite all of these frustrations I did enjoy listening. Is it worth a credit? Maybe..

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-01-22

Lynsay Sands was never a erotic author before

It's a flip of coin now what an audiobook will contain. Audible should be more forthcoming about their books

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  • Peter Miller
  • 14-02-21

Wonderful story!

Second time listing to it. Looking forward to other books written by Lynsay Sands. Narrator was excellent.

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  • susan
  • 28-08-20

Heroine is a bit too stupid to be believed.

I always enjoy Lynsay Sands writing but this was a character I couldn't cheer on. She acted like the àctor in horror films who stupidly goes into the dark basement and gets eaten, repeatedly! Had trouble sticking with it to the end. Most of her writing is witty and humorous with characters you can love but this was blah...choose one of her other titles.

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  • Belle5620
  • 05-07-20

A fun Romp

A Lady in Disguise is a fun romp. The story is fun and full of quirky characters. There is a romance , a bit of a mystery and action. Treat yourself.

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  • Kika
  • 29-05-20

This book was hilarious 😂

I loved the whole thing!! 👏🏾👏🏾 The mood of this book is totally different from a lot of historical romance novels I’ve read before. Very lighthearted, sexy and fun! Justine Ere is just the best narrator ever! She brings this extra zing when she’s narrating any books!

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  • subagi
  • 16-01-20

Love your books Lynsay!

I love the wit, charm and intrigue. Your consistent humor in what might be any situation into a comedy of errors. I love the scene of hiding under the skirt...hilarious!

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  • PennyLou
  • 22-07-19

Stupid, stupid stupid heroine

I stopped listening at chapter 12 & should have stopped @ 8. Stubborn is one thing but stupid is stupid. Maggie, the herione, is the most thoughtless creature ever. Unfortunately Justine Eyre didn't help. Her voice hurts my ears.

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  • Kathy
  • 13-07-19

Slow start but improved as it went on.

In the beginning the premise seemed difficult to swallow. Once the story passed the initial misunderstanding the story improved. Maggie's independence lead her to some bad decisions which seemed uncharacteristic. However were probably necessary to the plot.