Book Review

A Wicked Liaison by Christine Merrill: A Guest Review by Phyllis


Title: A Wicked Liaison
Author: Christine Merrill
Publication Info: Harlequin 2009
ISBN: 9780373295531
Genre: Historical: European

Book CoverTony was Eustace and useless as well,

Until his whole family went to hell.

He became a thief to make a living,

Now that he’s older, he works for the king

Constance is a widowed duchess,

Since her duke died, she’s in a big mess.

Her skill set comprises curtsies and babies,

To keep up appearances and be a lady.

Now she’s in a lot of distress,

Because the foul villain wants a mistress.

He slaps and snarls and gets his hand on her deed,

In the midst of printing up the money he’ll need.

(You must pay the rent!

I can’t pay the rent!

You must pay the rent!

I can’t pay the rent!)

So Tony helps out because he’s in love,

Castles in Spain, white turtledoves,

Eating rainbows, pooping butterflies,

Stealing the deed back with stars in his eyes.

(You must pay the rent!

I can’t pay the rent!

You must pay the rent!

I can’t pay the rent!

I’ll pay the rent!

My hero!)

And the good guys win and the bad guys lose,

And finally Connie knows whom to choose.

She won’t be a duchess, just plain Mrs. Smythe,

And they will be happy for all of their lives,

Once they get in touch with reality.

A fun little tale, I’ll give it a B

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  1. Beki says:

    I give the review a solid A.  Snort.

  2. Heidi says:

    I think my favorite part is the pooping butterflies. But that sort of tells exactly how he acts, doesn’t it? Goofy in love, not really making sense. Love the review, loved the book 🙂

  3. krsylu says:

    The review was so much fun, I may give the book a miss…  Yeah, right.

    “Oh, miss? Miss Librarian? Do you have that book where the hero poops butterflies? Yes, that’s right, A Wicked Liason.”

  4. Sarah says:

    The Musical of Musicals the Musical FTW!

  5. KatherineB says:

    My god, I immediateluy started doing a back beat rappa-style to the review! How cool!

  6. Sue says:

    I loved the book . . . and the review was great fun too.

    Am going to have to reread it, though; I don’t remember any pooping butterflies.

  7. Nicole S. says:

    Love the poem!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for the pick-me-up.

  8. Olivia says:

    I love the reference to “Westward the Women”

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