Lucy is looking for a book, and as usual, the description cracks me up like bad and gosh:
I’m looking for a great book I read ages ago (as you may have guessed).
Its a regency period romance, I remember the cover was purple and shimmery
with just text on it.
In the story, I think it starts with the heroine having been to finishing
school in France or something. Anyway, she comes back to England and is
living with her Aunt(?) who used to be a famous mistress back in her day.
Anyway, she’s looking for a husband, as they all are – and the aunt (I
think) keeps telling her that she should just try to be someones mistress
instead, and should find a guy to seduce(?). I dont remember much of the
story itself, but it was really good!
I think the backdrop was that the hero was a really active politician at the
time, and there was a lot of political intruige going on as well. Key
moments I remember:
-at some point, the crazy awesome aunt tells the heroine to dress up as
Cleopatra, which she does, and is delivered to his room with a black wig,
rolled up in a carpet – only to find he was busy with company
-during their uneasy courtship – the hero + heroine go to a dinner party
where she charms everyone by playing the piano – only she’s actually
playing some bawdy tavern song. Later on across the dinner table she eats a
grape ‘SUPER SEDUCTIVELY!’
-the climax of the novel involves them being in a brothel where they are
trying to get info regarding all the political drama thats been going on.
But when it turns out the police are going to raid it, they have to try and
escape, but because they cant – the heroine improvises by pretending she was
there to try and ‘save’ the prostitutes and convert them to Jesus or
My sister and I have been trying to figure out what this book was for ages,
so if you can help us out – that would be awesome!
I now have Grape Ape as a romance hero in my head. SUPER SEDUCTIVE is Grape Ape. Don’t deny it!
Anyone know this book?