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A Journal Of My Reviews: The Reluctant Reformer, by Lynsay Sands [3]

Lady Margaret Wentworth supports herself and her contingent of servants by working as a part-time investigative reporter for a London journal. Under the pseudonym originally created and used by her brother, she anonymously exposes corruption in the manner of a Regency-era Mike Wallace.

James Huttledon, Lord Ramsey, is the victim of that old standby plot device — the deathbed vow. James is the kind of guy who takes a promise like that very, very seriously. Problem is, the Bow Street Runner he hires to locate Maggie mistakenly convinces James that Maggie is, in fact, the infamous Lady X, an alleged noblewoman who sells her favors nightly to the gentlemen of the ton.


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But relcutant a series of circumstances that are painfully circumstantial, James ends up abducting Maggie and taking her to his country estate. Herein lies a problem. The plot hinges on a Big Misunderstanding — and, regretfully, one that goes on and on for a good chunk of the book.

Well, you get the picture. Fortunately, though, the misunderstanding is finally discovered and Maggie returns to her own home and her much-loved collection of servants. Someone is clearly determined to kill Maggie.

Unfortunately, despite substantial evidence to the contrary in the form of repeated attempts on her life, our seasoned investigative reporter refuses to believe she is in danger. And even when Maggie does finally accept her peril, she engages in regormer worthy of the most asinine heroine in a teenage slasher flick.

This, fellow reader, is not intelligent.

So, we have a major misunderstanding, a heroine whose behavior definitely flirts with TSTL syndrome, a deathbed lyynsay, a heroine as an anonymous writer — and, in spite of all that, a surprisingly readable book.


I liked James and thought he was quite charming and funny in that appealingly self-deprecating kind of way.

And despite the fact that I definitely developed a great deal of empathy for the person determined to take sandx out, Maggie is quite likable, too. Lynsay Sands is a skilled writer and the relationship that develops between the two is decidedly entertaining — and definitely on the sexy side.

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Sands takes more than a few chances with her love pynsay and I thought they were terrific. Even worse, said heroine is wearing an adorably chagrined expression.

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Buy The Reluctant Reformer: Sandy Coleman Review Date: March 30, Publication Date: B- Sensuality Warm Book Type: European Historical Romance Review Tags: Leave A Comment Cancel reply Reluctabt.