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HaBO: Historical With Scientist Heroine

Help a Bitch OutThis request comes from Genny, who is looking for a historical she read: 

I read this book recently, but can't remember if it was a paper copy or on my Kindle. If it was on my Kindle it was part of the Kindle Owners Lending Library. If it was a paper copy it was loaned, gifted (or potentially eaten by my dog.) I CANNOT get it out of my head though!

Plot points: A female scientist with a young son is caught in an abusive relationship. She and her cohort of Victorian-age academics decide that to get her abuser (its a cousin or husband's brother or something like that) off her back she must remarry, but it would be best to marry a man who will just leave her alone – enter the rake.

Lord so-and-so is a rogue of the highest order – the book opens with him at a debauched house party somewhere out in the country. The only person in the world he cares about it is uncle, who is confined to a wheelchair. His uncle gives him an ultimatum – he must marry or he is cut off.

He, of course, in the grandest tradition of reformed rakes, turns out to be a wonderful boyfriend and surrogate father to the young boy (there is a rather cute scene involving cricket and a green suede coat.) She has passion reignited, and of course, her problems are solved.

Any idea on what this title of this book is? Thanks in advance! 

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  1. 1
    Shaheen says:

    Ooh, ooh, ooooh!!! I know this one! Cara Elliott, To Sin with a Scoundrel.

  2. 2
    Faye says:

    Yes, Shaheen nailed it! I’ve read this too- that whole series is fun.

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    SB Sarah says:

    Awesome! Well done, y’all!

    Someday I’m going to do a HaBO for “Tomorrow’s Lottery Numbers” and someone will totally be all, “I know this one!”

  4. 4
    denise says:

    that was quick and on the money!

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