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Sexy Cosplay Anime Girls (Bikini, Military, Scifi Costume, Japanese Import, Asian Babe, Picture Book) (Xena Kai Book 3) eIchard Armitage narrated novel and therefore is very dear to me occupying a small but precious space in my heartMiss Venetia Lanyon is one of Georgette Heyer s slightly older heroines a young woman who has lived in the countryside for most of her twenty five yearsver since her mother died when she was a young girl Her brother Conway has Humiliated Husband escaped into the wider world by joining the army and in wilfully and obstinately choosing to remain abroad he has left the control of the Undershorestate in Venetia s hands She has grown to have a kind heart a brilliant sense of humour and a taste for adventure But this sensible girl and stunning beauty can see no choices before her save to be an ageing spinster in her brother s household or a wife to one Edward Yardley and the mother of his children until she chances across Lord Damarel the Wicked Baron Though I find it hard to approve of Lord Damarel s mode of Warehouse Management entering the story like Venetia I was uicklynamoured of him In the past he has been we are told prone to taking one mistress after the other and I Little Slave engaging in any number of scandalous pursuits Unfortunately for him scandalous pursuits tend to be somewhatxpensive and as such he is forced to return to his country The Stall (Pony In Training estate to ruralise at which point hencounters the lovely Venetia Lanyon From this point on we are treated to delightful witty THIEME Atlas of Anatomy exchanges between the two characters Their habit of constantly uoting poetry atach other means that the reader can very uickly feel the rapport form between them as circumstances conspire to throw them together and become the best of friends Best of all they understand one another I think what I love about these two characters is that Venetia and Damarel are on very Sanibel Virgin even terms withach other so than in any other Heyer novel I ve Way of the Shaman ever read There is no feeling that one by virtue ofxperience or age or intelligence is superior to the other Of course Lord Damarel has seen a great deal of the world than Venetia but as their intellects are Gallowglass eually sharp this circumstance gives rise to amusement between them than trouble Their relationship is certainly one of my favourite romances Withvery passing moment that they talk and laugh and discuss things together you feel and certain that these two people were simply made for The Inclusion Imperative each other It s a lovely thing to beholdBefore Damarelven The Public-Private Partnership Handbook enters the story however we meet his rivals Oswald the nineteen year old neighbour to Venetia and Edward the man who has for several years considered himself as good asngaged to Venetia despite having been refused by Venetia and despite the fact that he is not particularly in love with her To give you an idea of the relative personalities of these contenders for Venetia s hand I ve attempted to represent my reaction to them When Oswald walks into the room When Edward walks into the room When Lord Damarel walks into the roomSeriously ladies You won t know what hit you When a man walks into the room who you think is Damarel and it turns out to be Edward The disappointment is indescribable Oswald for his part is seen by Venetia as too young at nineteen to be seriously in love I think Heyer is playing with a bit of a dangerous double standard here as uite a few of her own heroines have been as young as Oswald What Next After School ? even two or three years younger I do however understand that being able to love rather depends on one s personalmotional maturity and by that standard Oswald is certainly far too young to be seriously in love with Venetia Certainly the reader is never under any apprehension that he is a serious rival for Venetia s affections and in fact his Emerging Markets exploits can bextremely amusingEdward on the other hand I just want to strangle He s the sort of man that is not necessarily stupid or mean or selfish but with A Home of Another Kind every word that comes out of his mouth you become and desperate for a convenie Enjoyed the story very much Venetia s sense sass and humour is nothing short of amazing The hero was cut out along the usual lines of generic worldweary byronic rake and I found him uite meh but I got used to him in thend I read the Arrow but I think Arrow got it completely wrong with the cover art on their The Voyage of the Norman D., As Told by the Cabin Boy edition a plain redhead Venetia a bland looking curly haired Damerel Faugh I still do have my old falling apart Pan checked some of the Regency slang to make sure there were no typos as far as I could tell there weren tAnotherxample of GH African Successes, Volume I experimenting with the genre my younger self would have found Venetia s realisticxpectations for her future happiness view spoiler the fact that Damerel had gone through his fortune so they weren t going to be wealthy unromantic What can I say I was shallow D hide spoiler I am one of those who steered clear of Georgette Heyer for years Trigger Samaniego 1 (Stallion, even though I heard the comparisons to Jane Austen I was afraid they were formulaic romances To my surprise it wasn t what I feared all those years and proved that breaking out of one s reading comfort zone can be uite rewarding This was madenjoyable getting to read this along with Sabrina who also had some of the same feelings regarding Heyer and both of us Lehrbuch Der Physiologie ended upnjoying it I was aware Heyer of the same feelings regarding Heyer and both of us Plastic Techniques in Neurosurgery (English Edition) eBook: James Tait Goodrich, David A. Staffenberg: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. ended upnjoying it I was aware Heyer famous or some may say infamous for her Regency cant I admit to being a bit intimidated with the thought of tackling this period slang did you know there are about 30 words just for dimwitted So to prepare I bookmarked several websites and had the book Georgette Heyer s Regency World at the ready At first it was a little difficult and distracting trying to figure out the meaning but the patient help I received from fellow GR friends was inv This is a sweet little historical romance with a hero and heroine who are like minded in being smart witty and refreshingly honest with Sexy, Healthy, Food - 25 Clean-eats, Gluten-free Recipes each other Unlike most of this genre the virginal lady knowsxactly who the rake is and loves him anyway because she can see that beneath the veneer of ugly behavior is a kind man She Venetia ugly name and how is it pronounced has seen his kindness in action when her younger brother Aubrey who has a lame leg is injured horse riding near the gentleman s state and Damerel takes him home to recover While there Aubrey is handled beautifully by Damerel who instinctively realizes that the boy hates pity and truly despises being treated like an invalid The character of Aubrey is wonderful and I soon grew to love him just as much as his sister does Aubrey is a brilliant scholar and also has a rapier wit like Venetia and although uite acerbic and self involved truly loves his sister and wants her to be happyAll s well that nds well and there are some skeletons in YARN Essentials everyone s closet that make this love match not nearly as uneual as we are led to believe in the beginning Chapter 1 in which I continue my love affair with a mostnchanting author Chapter 2 in which Venetia is Wild Wicked Scot (Highland Grooms, established as a heroine of much wit honesty and vitality Chapter 3 in which Venetia is contemplative of the rakish Lord Damerel and her brother Aubrey takes a wracking spill Chapter 4 in which Venetia and Lord Damerel find the best of all things friendship Chapter 5 in which it is noted that the Scoundrel is but hidden twin to the Good Manach male contains both sides the Sensible Woman is best served by accepting that reality Chapter 6 in which I return after a sojourn in Venice to Venetia and find her just as charming as Black on Blonde ever Chapter 7 in which wenter the The Walters Art Museum the Art of Ancient Greece excruciatingly finite mind of Edward Yardley suitor to Venetia Chapter 8 in which wenter the intensely melodramatic mind of Oswald Denny suitor to Venetia Chapter 9 in which Venetia jumps from a loft Oswald loses hold of his senses and showers her with kisses Damerel adroitly dampens these boyish American Nietzsche enthusiasms and I smile fromar to ar Chapter 10 in which Lady Denny realizes aghast *and agog that true love beats in the hearts of sweet innocent Venetia and that notorious rake Damerel Chapter 11 *agog that true love beats in the hearts of sweet innocent Venetia and that notorious rake Damerel Chapter 11 which a frightful ogress nters the story Chapter 12 in which the reader is reminded that a heroine s wit and virtues are often best illustrated when she is set against an ogress of the first order Chapter 13 in which Damerel fiercely declares his love and Venetia is unperturbed by this statement of the obvious Chapter 14 in which the reader recalls that allies with the best of intentions may be obstinate and troublesome than the worst of nemies Chapter 15 in which allies with the best of intentions may be obstinate and troublesome than the worst of nemies Chapter 15 in which awakens into nightmare Chapter 16 in which London fails to amuse or Aristotles Rhetoric even distract Chapter 17 in which Inspiration and Understanding strike like twin lightning bolts Chapter 18 in which a shockinglyxciting secret is revealed Chapter 19 in which the shockingly Blood Runs Green exciting secret is met Chapter 20 in which Venetia marshals her force of personality and wields her weapons of wit andarnestness in gentle battle against the idiotish and stoopid well wishers surrounding her Chapter 21 in a which a lady makes clear that she prefers a libertine and his orgies and in which a perfect tale of uirky romance comes to a perfectly uirky romantic clos. Ncounter with the dashing dangerous rake Venetia's well ordered life is turned upside down and she Charting an Empire embarks upon a courtship with him that scandalises and horrifies the whole communityBut Venetia has not intention of losing her heart to the rakish lord until she is sure that beneath her swashbuckling ways and shocking manners lies to tend heart belonging to her And Lord Damerel would marry her in a heartbeat if he did not think it would ruin her Then she discovers a shocking family secret that changesverything It was therefore particularly provoking to find that occasion Lord Damerel could make up his mind to be idiotically noble. Here s the thing This book is one of my all time favorite books I ve read it so many times by now that I lost count And yet I never wrote a review because I could never really find the right words to do this book justice When I finally convinced to of my good friends to give this book a try yet another re read was in order And guess what I still love it and still can t come up with coherent reasons why Let s start with the heroine I wish you will tell me some of the things you have done I think not he said dryly I said some of the Here s the thing This book is one of my all time favorite books I ve read it so many times by now that I lost count And yet I never wrote a review because I could never really find the right words to do this book justice When I finally convinced two of my good friends to give this book a try yet another re read was in order And guess what I still love it and still can t come up with coherent reasons why Let s start with the heroine I wish you will tell me some of the things you have done I think not he said dryly I said some of the things you have done she Colored Property exclaimed indignantly You can t have spent your whole life getting into idiotish scrapes The ugly look vanished as he burst out laughing Most of it I assure youI ADORE Venetia She is one of the most sensible level headed determined and yet completely loveable heroines I havever had the pleasure to read about Whatever life throws at her and boy does it throw things at her a terrible Desire and Truth egotistical father who pretty much buries her alive on his secluded countrystate the The Exiles Gallery egotistical brothers who never think about her happiness the self centered aunt who doesn t do anything to help alleviate her situation to name only a few she somehow remains cheerful and optimistic never gives up and always finds a way to be happy with what she has I trulynvy her in that respect I love how she never tries to change Damerel how she sees him for Dislocating China exactly what he is and loves him for all his bad parts together Then there s our darling rake Jasper Lord Damerel Fair Fatality you are the most unusual female I havever Childerley encountered in all my thirtyight years You can t think how deeply flattered I am she assured him I daresay my head would be uite turned if I didn t suspect that amongst so many a dozen or so may have slipped from your memory More like a hundred Am I never to learn your nameI LOVE this man He comes such a long way in this book and not because someone forces him to change but because meeting an innocent little whirlwind who turns his life of debauchery upside down actually makes him re Cultural Excursions evaluate his life choices and accept that he has screwed up and he is not goodnough for her as he is He s no angel and I love him Cruelty and Laughter even for that He hasn t been a good landowner or anything but he does try his best to become oneI absolutely love his sense of humor I wish I had someone to trade Shakespearean insults with inveryday conversation Which brings me to the most delicious banter I can t come down that ladder while you stand there watching me Can t you Oh that s Cop Knowledge easily remedied he retorted and removed the ladder It was this impish action which drew the protest from her which Oswald heard Fiend She said Do put it back and go away Not I he replied grinning up at her But it is most unchivalrous of you No no On the contrary The ladder is clearly unsafe Oh the banter Be still my heart 3 These two are trulyuals if not in Cultural Aesthetics education or anythinglse but definitely when it comes to wit and humor They love teasing one another try to find the most obscure poetry reference to uote and see if the other one recognizes it I love Class and Conformity every moment of it Last and MOST IMPORTANTLY the narrationOh sweet mercy the heavenly narration 3 Richard Armitage is one of my favorite actors and narrators He has such a beautiful voice it s just a delight to listen to No matter how long the book he always finds a uniue voice forach character that helps you identify who is speaking at very moment without a clue from the text Even his female characters sounds believable It s just tremendous fun to listen to him bring a book to live If you don t believe me see Becca s review below he managed to get a complete audiobook hater to admit that this is perfection At this point I have actually listened to this book often than I have read it and trust me if you hear the man s voice you ll understand why Sadly this is an abridged version which cut some of my favorite moments but this in no way dims my love for this production There is a reason this is the book I turn to whenever I m in a slump or just need a pick up I love the characters their determination the heart and *up I love the characters their determination heart and and all of it together makes for one perfect reading xperience If you have never read a Georgette Heyer book I cannot recommend this highly nough as a starting pointAlso here are the reviews of the two friends I convinced to try this they both loved it so YAYLacey s reviewBecca s review Yorkshire 1818WARNING Spoilers gushing swooning uoting and rose petal strewing ahead no orgies though I promise read on safely PO Venetia Thou hast utterly captured my soul A Rose By Any Other rose by any other would smell as sweetAnd a Damerel by any other name would be just as swoon worthy I will be calm I will be mistress of myselfBecause my name is Venetia and I m one of the most wonderful heroines in all literature I have lived one of the dreamiest romances possible and have remained perfectly poised and ladylike through the whole thing without seeming aloof or uninterested I am simply awesome that is all I am sorry that no one lse is Education and Equality ever going to have a romance as breathtakingly beautiful as mine I am determined that nothing but the deepest love couldver induce me into matrimonyOK Anne I know Venetia has completely addled your brain but there is no need to start uoting classic literature like some foolish bluestocking You ll never be able to pull it off as swiftly as Damerel and Venetia NOTHING COULD EVER COMPARE TO DAMEREL AND VENETIA Yes I know I know I use NS gifs WAY TOO MUCH But I don t CARE It s PERFECT here sorrynotsorryuite simply this book is Deceptive Beauties exuisitely sublime No amount of words to describe its peaceful uiet beauty andntrancing depth would Dangerous Work ever be sufficient This is a masterpiece of the first order Possibly Heyer s best novel in terms of perfectly blended substance and romanticism IJustLoveItEveryone had been telling me to read this for ages I knew I would love it and was soxcited to read it that a part of me did not want to read it too soon becauseonce you read it for the first time you ll never read it again for the first time Sure re reads are sometimes Flavor and Soul even better but they re not the same You already know just how swoony Damerel really is when you re read it Fair Fatality you are the most unusual female I havencountered in all my thirty ight years finally Anne is uoting the right bookIn what is assuredly the most famous first ncounter scene in all of Heyer s books a returning Lord Damerel looking devilishly handsome on his horse stumbles upon Venetia picking blackberries on his Forgery, Replica, Fiction estate grounds and immediately just starts throwing out uotes and kissing her ruthlessly you know like any normal landlord would do And Venetia She uotes back I kid you not this girl may be inexperienced but she knows what s up You want to act like a cad Well so be it your uotations don t make your advances a whit acceptable to me and they don t deceive me into thinking you anything but a pestilent complete knave And Damerel is all OH MY GOSH SHE UOTES BACK SHE UNDERSTANDS SHE S THE ONE Thus it begins my friends One of the most beautiful romances I vever read solidly grounded on friendship mutual understanding and true love Or don t you know how beautiful you are Yes replied Venetia taking the wind out of his sails Item two lips indifferent red Oh no you re uite out and have gone to the wrong poet besides They look like rosebuds filled with snow Aren t they something What I wouldn t give for such an ncounter when I go blackberry picking Maybe I should try trespassing on some hot guy s property From that first meeting it is obvious that Damerel and Venetia are kindred spirits and that probably no one lse will understand them Venetia may be on the shelf sheltered in the country inexperienced and optimistic but she ain t dumb She s not a chit who can t tell love apart from attraction or who is likely to have her head turned just because some swoony hot lord uotes poetry to her and calls her his dear delight No She falls for Damerel because he s her soulmate and she has sense Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life enough to recognize that Never mind that he s the rakest rake in England with a shocking past of wild orgies and seducing married women or that he s up to hisyeballs in debts WHO CARES VENETIA HAS FOUND A FRIEND A real friendAnd no one understands No one gets it They all think Venetia is going to have her heart broken that she doesn t understand what Damerel is up to that she s too good and in. Twenty five years Venetia Lanyon's beauty rivaled only by her sensibility Intelligent and independent her future seems safe and predictable Lovely Venetia despairs of Escape ever meeting the handsome hero of her romantic dreams but is nearly resigned to spinsterhood thanks to thenormous amount of responsibility she inherited with a Yorkshire The Empty Chair estate and an invalid but precocious brother Aubrey She lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire she has never been longer than Harrogate nornjoyed the lackluster attentions of any but her two wearisomely persistent suitors She can not accept to marry the respectable but dull Edward Yard.

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Nocent to be with him They warn her and counsel her and beg her to stay away from him yet they never once ask her what she feels or what she thinks about him If only they knew how alike they are and what good jokes they share OMG YOU VE JUST HAD THE MOST DIVERTING THOUGHT Their only ally is Venetia s hilarious younger brother Aubrey a smart and sassy scholarly boy who prefers books to people see People who prefer books usually understand people better We know and who had wonderfully good scenes and witty lines as sharp as rapiersThe first part of the book passes by uietly with autumn settling in and Damerel and Venetia being wrapped up in ach other being the best of friends and accomplices Damerel takes to calling Venetia his dear delight his fair fatality Admir d Venetia and other similar heart melting nicknames he keeps telling her she is a beautiful desirable creature and that he wouldn t at all mind kissing her again and well verything is just so sigh worthy that you never want it to Lit end he should have taken you in his arms like this and not as though he were a bear bent on hugging you to death Nor am I in favour of dabbing kisses all over a girl s face If you cannot persuade her by a ruse to look up you should make her do so with a hand under her chin thus my dear delight BUT THEN MRS SCORRIER ENTERS THE PICTURE AND UTTERLY RUINS EVERYTHING She meddles she disturbsverything at Undershaw she insults Venetia and she drives verybody batty I will be honest the bits about her and her interference in the house were pretty boring and maybe a bit too long but mostly they were infuriating She was intolerable But her arrival is also a catalyst that strikes up a series of unforeseen twists and turns and the second half of the book is definitely fast paced and surprising than the first Having been pushed to her limits by Mrs S Venetia declares her intention of setting up house in London which unwittingly prompts Damerel into a most moving love declaration although interrupted by Aubrey Aubrey interruption 1 of about 5000 but that leaves you swooning nonetheless You call me your friend but I never called you mine and never shall You remained and always will a beautiful desirable creature Ooooh if only Aubrey hadn t come in at that moment And if Venetia s uncle had never come to Yorkshire How things would have been different But as it is the aforementioned people DID meddle and in one of the most poignant heart breaking scenes I ve ver read in any romance novel Damerel suddenly decides to act like the noblest of noble knights and in so doing breaks Venetia s heart and mine and his own Well thus Keeper of the Doves ends a charming autumn idyllh I just need to give Venetia a big hug I was so SHOCKED so SPEECHLESS when I read that that I basically dropped my book and sat there gaping for ages OH DAMEREL YOU INFURIATING DARLING HOW COULD YOUPoor Venetia goes to London with her heart sunk to the lowest depths of despair but still she s no fool and knows something must have happened to make Damerel suddenly change his mind when she had been so sure of his love She just doesn t know what But oh when she finds outoh when she finds out Damerel better WATCH IT Oh she ain t gonna let him get away with his darned newfound chilvalry OH HECK NO HE BETTER START STREWING THOSE BLASTED ROSE PETALSALL THE WAY TO YORKSHIRE Venetia bursts into Damerel s dining room while he is uietly intoxicating himself Damerel OH GOD NO this is the actual line P P Venetia OH GOD YES Why do you have to be drunk just now Damerel ASJFKJLKJLK VENETIA VENETIA IT S VENETIA VEEEEEENEEEEETIIIIIAAAAAAApassionate kissing fond Heat Wave (Nikki Heat, embraces insert disgusting sounds here Damerel reluctantly pulling away Ohhhhh why did you come back Noooo I can t DO THIS Venetia I need money to pay the driver do you have your purse Damerel Venetia noooo you weren t supposed to come back you can t I can t ARGH Venetia Please your purse I really need to pay my driv June 2019 reread with the Georgette Heyer groupNews flash I m not 18 any Soven though I still have a soft spot for romances in general and Regencies in particular my appetite for reading about sweet silly young girls who do brainless things and have Big Misunderstandings with the guy has dwindled to almost zero When you re yelling TALK TO EACH OTHER PEOPLE at a book it s not particularly conducive to the romantic feelzWhich brings me to Venetia Venetia herself is one of my favorite Heyer heroines intelligent witty resourceful and not Not Quite Cold (Lowcountry Mysteries, easily fazed byvents that would make most ladies throw up their hands in despair She s 25 years old just about on the shelf by Regency standards Because her father was a damaged soul Venetia has spent her ntire life in a small town with a very limited circle of friends and acuaintances but she s nevertheless well read and socially adept if rather innocent in the ways of the worldEnter Damerel an older man who s a confirmed rake and pretty much doesn t care about anything any longer Or at least he thinks he doesn t but underneath there s an intelligent kind man that his growing friendship with Venetia brings out of hiding He starts out intending to seduce her hey she s a lovely girl and he s bored but his growing friendship with and respect for her and her brother soon make him realize that he can t do that Which leads to a moral conundrum for Damerel his
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has been so reprehensible that s no longer accepted in society and marrying a sweet younger lady like Venetia would make people despise him ven and shun them bothI m something worse than a fool Would that she could make of me a saint or I of her a sinner For the first part it s too late old friend too late And for the second it was precisely my intention and a rare moment this is to discover that if I could I would notWhat to do The resolution isn t as simple as you might Ravensbrück expectIt s lovely to watch Venetia s developing relationship with Damerel They trade literary uotes and allusions and they just understandach other Their relationship is in turns witty and heart wrenching And way sexier than any other Heyer romance I m aware of Heyer never gives you anything than a kiss no tangled tongues or groping or anything like that but you can almost feel the heat rising off the pages when these two are togetherI loved both the humor and the literary allusions and references in this book I think it s the most intelligently written of the Heyer books I ve read I can feel my brain cells multiplying while I read it Or Lambrusco expanding Whatever it is they do I found a handy online guide to the literary references in Venetia which might help other readers too This was invaluable in keeping my brain cells fromxploding from trying to Outside Looking In expand too fastAnd I ve changed my mind on this second read Venetia gets all 5 starsPS re orgies at thend of the bookview spoiler Damarel jokes that they re going to have a lovely orgy or something to that ffect This has bothered a lot of readers including me But here s my volved take on that scene The first time I read that orgy comment I thought it was cynical the second time I decided he and Venetia were just joking around Then we were discussing it in our Georgette Heyer group read a few months ago and someone said that what Damerel really means with that comment is that they re going to have a great wedding night and love life generally a nice little orgy with just the two of them hide spoiler Never in my life have I been so glad of a rainy afternoon Never so glad that I was bored and typed a name into a search bar to see what would come up It was in this slightly unorthodox way that I originally discovered Venetia In a fit of utter boredom I typed the name Richard Armitage he d recently become my favourite actor into the iTunes search bar and what should appear Three novels by Georgette Heyer narrated by Richard Armitage I need not tell you I was wide awake again after that Before then a few friends had vaguely recommended Georgette Heyer s *NOVELS TO ME BUT THUS FAR I HAD LACKED *to me but thus far I had lacked motivation to start finding and reading them The summaries made them sound to me as if there was nothing much out of the ordinary about them How wrong could I have been I absolutely loved Venetia and I will be Introduction to Epidemiology endlessly grateful to Richard Armitage for being my unwitting introduction to Georgette Heyer s beautiful worldBeing set in the Yorkshire countryside the story doesn t have uite so many upsets andxcitements and scrapes of those Heyer stories which take place in the cities Those stories can be amazingly good fun and very Dans i mörker exciting But while Venetia lacks those particularxcitements it does have a uiet beauty to it a serenity and gentle humour that lends it an Oracles Moon (Elder Races, eual merit to the other riotous novels and indeed it is superior to some I suppose it really depends on what you re in the mood for and if you re in the mood for a uniue romance set in the English countryside this novel is utterly perfect Besides Venetia was my first Georgette Heyer novel not to mention my first Ley she will only marry for loveThen her long absent neighbor thirtyight years Lord Jasper Damerel returns home to Yorkshire In one Ghoul Interrupted (Ghost Hunter Mystery, extraordinaryncounter she meets the infamous neighbor who knows only by reputation a gamester a shocking rake and a man of sadly unsteady character and before she knows better is she in a libertine whose way of life has scandalised the North Riding for years Lord Damerel found Venetia to be the most truly Infamous (DeWarenn, engaging and wittily perverse female he hadncountered in all his life and determined to woo and win her he pursues her with a passionate abandon that is soon the talk of the ton And after her Venetia Author Georgette Heyer

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