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Lord Langley Is Back in Town (The Bachelor Chronicles Book 8) [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Boyle
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“Elizabeth Boyle has a delightful flair for Regency wit and humor.”
 —Nicole Jordan

“Wit, passion, and adventure, Elizabeth Boyle has it all!”
—Julia Quinn

RITA Award-winning, USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Boyle writes the kind of fast-paced, sensual historical romances that fans of writers like Lisa Kleypas and Christina Dodd absolutely adore—and she’s set the bar even higher now that Lord Langley is Back in Town! When the dashing diplomat and British spy  returns to England, he turns a young beauty’s world upside-down—and puts her in a most compromising position that nothing short of a wedding will remedy—in the delightful third book in a highly creative and wickedly fun Regency series from the phenomenal Elizabeth Boyle.

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    “With its irresistible combination of clever plotting and captivating characters (including a quarreling quintet of ‘Nannies’ who threaten to steal the whole show), Lord Langley Is Back in Town is dazzling.”

    From the Back Cover

    Lord Langley and Minerva, Lady Standon, began their faux engagement with three simple rules set down by the baron's all-too-proper (and utterly unlikely) bride-to-be.

    1. No more kissing. The intoxicating kiss Langley stole from her lips still has Minerva aflutter.

    2. She will not share his bed. (For if his kiss is that tempting, Minerva doesn't dare imagine what a night in Langley's embrace will do to her already addled senses.)

    3. No scandals during their engagement. With the infamous Langley back in Town, there is no lack of trouble he can bring to Minerva's unblemished reputation.

    Oh, the wily Lord Langley will keep his word—but that doesn't mean he won't use every rakish trick he knows to get Minerva to break her own proper rules, especially once he realizes that this convenient arrangement has led him to the only woman he's ever loved . . .

    Product Details

    • File Size: 1293 KB
    • Print Length: 384 pages
    • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (May 31, 2011)
    • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B004FEF6Q0
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,060 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Very Disappointed June 5, 2011
    Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Elizabeth Boyle's latest was a great disappointment. The references to Lord Langley in, "This Rake of Mine", had always intrigued me, so I had been waiting for a good book centered around his return. "This Rake of Mine" is hilarious, with a great story and character development. I still think it is Boyle's absolute best. "Lord Langley's Back in Town" just tries too hard to be funny and cute, but it just does not work. There is no tension, no real spark between Langley and Minerva. Too many silly comments are made by the characters( to themselves and out loud!) that simply do not make sense or are utterly out of sync with what is going on at the moment. The "Nannies" were a good idea that should have been dealt with a light touch, but instead were exaggerated to the point of silliness. Lord Langley, that elegant, master spy, renowned across the continent, who raised such intrepid and resourceful daughters, deserved a better book.
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    25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    Well, I had to finish out the Lady Standon trilogy. I read Lucy's story in HOW I MET MY COUNTESS and Elinor's story in MAD ABOUT THE DUKE. There was only one more widowed Lady Standon to go so I thought "Why not?". And that MAD one wasn't so bad. As a matter of fact, it was funny in a farcical but not annoying way.

    Oh, but this one! This one! Words fail me as I try to relay my impression of it. Well, printable words fail me, that is. This is farce at its very worst. I don't even want to go into the plot. I just can't go there again. I will say this: Our hero here, Lord Langley, is about 43 years of age and is the father of Felicity and Thalia, heroines of LOVE LETTERS FROM A DUKE and CONFESSIONS OF A LITTLE BLACK GOWN, respectively. How can a 40-something grown man have the six pack (see the cover art) and the emotional maturity (read the book) of a 19-year-old?

    Apologies for this review. I probably should have meditated and brought down my blood pressure before posting this.
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    7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Langley, Ellis Langley! June 9, 2011
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    Lord Langley is back in Town!
    Supervillian - CHECK. Exotic foreign beauties - CHECK. Manwhore British secret agent - CHECK. Fluffy plot with a bang-up ending - CHECK. No, it's not James Bond. It's Langley, Ellis Langley. I heard Sean Connery in my head the whole time I was reading.
    This is the 3rd book in the Widows of Standon series. The trilogy is a spinoff of the Bachelor Chronicles series. The Bachelor Chronicles is a spin-off of...well, Elizabeth Boyle can't seem to stop writing connected books. Not a problem for her fans!
    The book is a great beach read. Light on the angst and with the requisite happily ever after. It is a historical romance, so suspend your disbelief regarding absentee fathers and widowed virgins. ENJOY!
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    7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars great Regency romantic suspense June 1, 2011
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    For two years the Ton assumed traitor Ellis, Baron Langley was dead. Now, he is back with plans to uncover who accused him unjustly of treason and why as the widower wants to go home to spend time with his beloved daughters after twenty-five years of loyal service to the Crown.

    As he climbs up a drainpipe of his house, the quintet of Nannies invade the same home occupied by Lady Minerva Sterling. While he enters her bedroom, she tosses out the army of ex's. He offers her a betrothal of convenience so she can avoid scandal and he can avoid women. She accepts but gives him three prim and proper rules that he acquiesces to. Still, as he investigates the accusations, he tries to seduce the ugly flannel off his fiancée; not realizing his adversaries give better opportunities to hold her than his seductive attempts.

    The latest Standon Widows Regency romance (see Mad About the Duke and How I Met My Countess) is a great suspense thriller as the disgraced hero works diligently to clear his name and to make it with the prim and proper widow. The story line is fast-paced but it is the zany cast especially the Nannies who make for an entertaining, often amusing, but always dangerous to either the heart or the body tale.

    Harriet Klausner
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    All of London believes Lord Langley to be dead...and a good number think he might be a traitor as well. Neither is true, though someone has done their level best to kill Langley and frame him for treason. Having escaped a French prison, Langley is back in Town, ready to clear his name and reclaim his life. To do that, he needs a level of respectability, and how better to attain it than to arrange an engagement to one of society's most proper widows? Minerva Sterling suits his needs perfectly - especially since they happen to be living in the same house. Too bad he can only get her to agree to a faux engagement. Still, to Langley's delight, the beautiful widow isn't quite as staid as her façade presents. But how can the rakish Langley convince Minerva to take a chance on him when he's targeted by a ruthless killer and a house full of ex-mistresses?

    A charming rake falling for a respectable lady is hardly a new plot device, but Elizabeth Boyle makes it feel fresh in Lord Langley Is Back in Town. I was utterly charmed by the pairing of Minerva and Langley, for the two just seemed to click in a wonderful way. The slow-burn of their romance kept me eagerly turning the pages of Lord Langley Is Back in Town. I will admit, however, that it took me a while to get to the point where Minerva and Langley were the dominating forces in the book, so Lord Langley Is Back in Town was a bit of a slow starter for me. Minerva and Langley's story is hindered by an abundance of loud characters, most of whom are former mistresses of Langley's who, for some reason, Minerva can't seem to kick out of her house. I admit to having to take a few leaps of logic in this area, but since I generally enjoy Ms. Boyle's books, I was willing to do so.

    Lord Langley Is Back in Town is the third book in Ms.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars It was okay.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars a delight
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    Elizabeth Boyle's passions include her husband and two sons (or as she calls them, "her heroes in training"). In between the kids's activities, camping and gardening and trying to keep up on her ever-growing knitting pattern collection, she continues to write new and exciting romances.

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