- Release Date
- October 2012
- Book 3 of Beau Monde
A Scoundrel Drives a Hard Bargain...
Spirited and determined to protect her young brother at any cost, Lisette Lavigne is desperate to flee New Orleans. There's only one ship sailing to England, though, and the rakish Captain Daniel Hillary will only allow Lisette's family aboard for a very steep price...
But a Lady Always Gets the Upper Hand...
Daniel prides himself on running a tight ship, and he knows a lady will be nothing but trouble on a long voyage. Yet he can't help but break his own ironclad rules when Lisette persuades him that being gentlemanly just this once is his wisest course of action.
Oct 04, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
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It's official. After the third installment of the Beau Monde series, author Samantha Grace has proven it's impossible for her to disappoint. MISS LAVIGNE'S LITTLE WHITE LIE is a dazzling historical romance!
After Lisette Lavigne's dangerous fiancé threatens to lock her brother in an asylum, she will do anything to leave her beloved New Orleans. Running to England is not an ideal situation, but Lisette needs to protect herself and her brother at any cost. When she meets the handsome Captain Daniel Hillary, she thinks her prayers are answered, but she is shocked when he won't allow women on board his ship.
Since he is the only one leaving for England tomorrow, Lisette realizes a few little lies might help secure their passage...such as promising to warm the Captain's bed. Now that they are on their way, Lisette's lies start to unravel around her. While Lisette knows it would be best to ignore Daniel, she can't seem to stay away. With danger following her across the ocean, she needs a protector and Daniel Hillary is more than willing to play the part.
Samantha Grace has again delivered a fabulous historical romance. It is so refreshing to read a novel with the right amount of emotion, the right of amount of drama and of course the right amount of romance. Added all together, it makes MISS LAVIGNE'S LITTLE WHITE LIE a novel you never want to end. With such well-written and rounded characters along with thrilling plot twists, you never know what to expect next. This delicious novel just captivates your attention and never lets go.
Lisette...sweet, feisty, stubborn Lisette. I knew from the previous novels in this series that Daniel would need a fierce woman at his side and Lisette did not disappoint. She was timid at times, but when it came to protecting those she loved, you knew she would put up a good fight. She had a fiery spirit because if she wanted something, she would do everything possible to obtain it. So when she set her sights on Daniel's heart, you knew he didn't stand a chance. Best of all, I loved her compassion for all people, whether they were a close relation or not. Seeing this only demonstrated what a beautiful person she was, inside and out.
I was so worried about Daniel's book because novels about rakes are not my favorite. Yet after finishing this novel, I realized what a fool I truly was. Ms Grace has the fabulous ability to take a character's flaws and turn them into something beautiful to behold. I was so happy to learn Daniel was really a rake that was simply misunderstood. He was a man haunted by a tragic past and simply a man who thought himself incapable of falling in love. This made him such an appealing character and placed him in a redeeming light.
Together, this couple will certainly delight you because Ms Grace establishes two characters that complement each other perfectly. While Lisette had enough strength to take care of herself, she needed a protector to ease the burden of her daily struggles. Daniel needed someone to erase the dark stain of his past and make him realize he was a man worth loving. As you get to know both these characters throughout the story, you understand they accept and understand each other like no one else could. I was amazed at how their first love scene was sweet, tender and yet incredibly sexy. There was a bit of steam, a bit of humor and plenty of emotion. It was a very powerful scene, because of the way Ms Grace simply has a way with words, and also because she has previously established such fabulous characters with which you easily create an emotional attachment.
There is something incredibly unique about the historical romances Samantha Grace composes. MISS LAVIGNE'S LITTLE WHITE LIE seems to come alive with emotion and charm as it engages your attention. You easily appreciate and understand these characters, flaws and all, as you grow to love them. This delightful Regency romance is an entertaining novel of epic proportions because of the simple beauty hidden inside. Ms. Grace executes such a clever and refreshing prose that lets you love every page of the adventure. There is always a list of books out there that make you happy you are a romance reader. MISS LAVIGNE'S LITTLE WHITE LIE is a book that I am thrilled to add to that list!
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