- Blue Rose Romance
- Release Date
- February 2015
- Book 2 of The Blue Rose Romances - The Culpepper Misses
Formerly titled Blythe: Schemes Gone Amiss
A tormented marquis. A vivacious vixen. A deadly foe.
Dragged to London for a Season, Blythe Culpepper is dismayed to learn her guardian has enlisted the devilishly attractive Lord Leventhorpe—the one man she detests—to assist with her launch into Polite Society. Since their first encounter, hostile looks and cutting retorts abound whenever they meet. Still, she cannot deny the way her body reacts when he's near.
Tristan, the austere and controlled Marquis of Leventhorpe, usually avoids social gatherings. So why, against his better judgement, does he agree to aid his closest friend in presenting the Culpeppers to Society? Might it be because one particular fascinating Culpepper Miss stirs more than his interest? Blythe taxes him to his limits with her sharp wit and even sharper tongue. Yet, he cannot deny the beauty captivates him like no other.
However, when a past enemy comes calling, using Blythe to settle old scores, Tristan must decide if restoring his family's tarnished honor—something he's worked toward for years—is more important than winning the heart of the woman he's come to love.
You'll want to read this heart-warming enemies to lovers Regency historical by a USA Today bestselling author in one sitting! Journey with Tristan and Blythe as they risk all to protect each other.
If you enjoy reading strong heroine, sister series, romantic comedies, and redeemed rake love stories with a pinch of mystery & suspense, a dash of humor, gripping emotion, and a naughty dog, then you'll adore Collette Cameron's captivating THE BLUE ROSE REGENCY ROMANCES: THE CULPEPPER MISSES. Buy THE MARQUIS AND THE VIXEN and settle into your favorite reading nook for a page-turning, entertaining Regency England world adventure you can't put down.
Though this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, most readers prefer to read the series in order.
Sep 09, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
153 people found the following review helpful
Blythe and Tristan discover that love can see beneath the surface.
Blythe Culpepper is a country girl at heart. She hates that she is being forced to endure a London season. Still, she understands the importance of society and is willing to put up with a single season for the purpose of establishing her cousin and new cousin-in-law Brooke and Heath, Countess and Earl of Ravensdale. Blythe figures that once society accepts them all, she can retreat to the country and live happily ever after as the spinster aunt. Then Mr. Courtland Burlington starts to pay his addresses to her and she begins to think that perhaps marriage could be agreeable after all.
Yet, it is Heath's friend Lord Leventhrope or Tristan who truly catches Blythe's attention. In spite of a bad first impression, made when Tristan arrived to "rescue" Heath from the cousins, Blythe can't help but think that she has misjudged him. The more time she spends with Tristan the more she thinks that he is merely shy not offish, or high in the instep. When the odious Mr. Phillips takes undue notice of her, it is Tristan who steps in to protect her. Then, when things come to a head at a disastrous and ruinous ball, will Tristan and Blythe find a way to be together or will Tristan allow his pride and Blythe's fear for him to separate them?
SCHEMES GONE AMISS uses the idea that plotters will always find their just comeuppance to good effect as the various schemes to entrap Tristan into marriage and ruin Blythe end up bringing them together. It is rare to find an author using clichés in such an original and fresh manner. The novel is told from both Tristan's and Blythe's perspectives and the use of two narrators gives the reader insight into the minds of both lovers. The addition of Tristan's voice shows the reader a clear motivation for his actions and helps flesh him out as a character. Phillips makes a great villain as the history between the characters gives a clear motive for his actions.
A brilliant novel and a must read for any lover of regency romance.
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