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The Edge of Impropriety (Signet Eclipse) Mass Market Paperback – May 3, 2011
Four girls on a trip to Paris suddenly find themselves in a high-stakes game of Truth or Dare that spirals out of control. Learn More
Top Customer Reviews
Marina, Countess of Gorham, widowed second wife of questionable origins, writes popular romance novels to make ends meet. She's thought to be the lover of the much younger Sir Anthony Hedges, Jasper's nephew/son, but they've decided they make better friends than lovers. They plan to maintain the illusion to help boost sales of her upcoming book release.
Marina sees Jasper at the museum and is drawn to him, and then he comes to a dinner party in her home. Not knowing that the man she saw in the museum is Anthony's uncle, she expects him to be a musty, doddering old man, and is surprised to see such strong shoulders, such virility nearly hidden under his worn and rumpled clothing. They feel an unusual spark of attraction, despite coming from completely different worlds. He returns to her home later that evening, after the dinner party, and is unsure if he read her signals correctly. They make love and agree to have an affair for the season, but they will keep it private and will keep their personal lives to themselves. It's fascinating to see how this separation and supposed lack of intimacy affects their relationship throughout the book.
I was moved by how stoic Jasper is, and what a calm and endearing character he is. It's easy to see how Marina is drawn to him.Read more ›
Some reviewers have criticized `telling versus showing' and/or `lack of dialogue'. Whether this is showing or telling, I'm not sure and it certainly doesn't involve anything so mundane as dialogue, but to me this is incredibly talented writing. When an author can so describe a scene that you can visualize it vividly and feel the emotions, I am impressed and captivated. With that sentence, I saw the man and understood that, whoever he was, he adored and nurtured this girl - and I liked him for it. It piqued my curiosity to discover more of their story, and I loved the way this author proceeded to unfold the plot and characterizations.
In point of fact, I totally enjoyed this entire book and simply luxuriated in the beautifully graphic word pictures Pam Rosenthal conjured. I am not a friend of the author and have received no advance copies, nor am I a professional reviewer - just an ordinary customer and I thought this book was lovely.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wow, really great, INTELLIGENT novel. Having read far too many stale historicals, Pam Rosenthal's grown-up romance is such a breath of fresh air. Read morePublished 5 months ago by midwestgirl
An avid reader of Regency romance, I have found few writers with the scholarly capacity to craft thoughtful, provocative prose that captures human truth with such clarity and... Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by Sheridan L. Barker, Ed.D.
I really struggled with this novel, indeed I did not finish it. The reason why I gave it three stars instead of two, is because I think that some of that is down to personal taste... Read morePublished on January 29, 2012 by Dans.
The writing style is "telling not showing." Because of this, it was unpleasant. I was not drawn into the story. I felt like something was missing. Read more
What a wonderful book!
For those of us romance lovers who are yearning for a fresh and different perspective, this is a terrific story. Read more