Image of The Shocking Lord Standon


Image of The Shocking Lord Standon

Allen continues her collection of
novels centering on the ton's scandalous activities with another
delightful and charming Ravenhurst
story of love and mayhem.

When Gareth Morant, Lord Standon, rescues an innocent girl from a brothel, he has no idea she's the key to solving his problems and his entree to scandal. Governess Jessica Gifford arrives in London and is abducted by a brothel owner. Her attempt to escape lands her, naked, in Gareth's arms. She has no choice but to accept his protection or be sold to the highest bidder.

Gareth intends to help Jessica find a job, but when he and his childhood friend Maude are forced into marriage he sees a new "position" for Jessica: posing as his mistress. It isn't easy for Gareth and Maude to fool their families into breaking their "betrothal," and before anyone can say "I don't," Jessica and Gareth have complicated the matter by falling in love. How they get out of their scandal is where the fun begins. (Harlequin, Sep., 350 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin