Johanna Lindsey brings to glorious life her beloved aristocratic family of adventurous rogues and spirited ladies as the Malorys confront the shocking news that Jeremy, the rakehell son of gentleman pirate James Malory, has fallen in love. When Jeremy Malory hires Danny, a young woman who grew up on London's streets disguised as a boy, as his upstairs maid, he secretly intends to make her his mistress. But Danny surprises him with her dreams of becoming a refined lady and a gentleman's wife. As she transforms from urchin to elegant beauty before Jeremy's eyes, she unwittingly captivates the charming scoundrel.

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Danny has grown up on the streets of London as a pickpocket, remembering nothing of her past. One night, she is apprehended by the handsome young aristocrat she is attempting to rob. Jeremy Malory is strangely drawn towards this waif and persuades her to help him steal back some jewels his friend lost in a card game. Danny demands that Jeremy takes her in, and he hires her as his maidservant - although he wants her as his mistress.

Danny blossoms into a lady under Jeremy's guidance, but she refuses his amorous attentions because she knows he will never marry her. But as the attraction between the two of them intensifies, they embark upon a passionate battle of wills, and in a Cinderella-like transformation, Danny becomes a charming beauty, appearing at a society ball where her appearance raises question about her true identity - questions which threaten not only her chances of capturing Jeremy's heart, but her very life She understands a woman's secret fantasies'".

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A Loving Scoundrel: A Malory Novel

Her words trailed off. He leaned against the frame of it, too, crossing his arms over his bare chest. It was a wide chest, tapered down to a lean waist. Broad shoulders and sculpted muscles went with it. He was put together too fine, he really was. At the moment he was perfectly relaxed—and amused.


A Loving Scoundrel

Items borrowed from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan are dependent on the policies of the lending library. Jeremy Malory finds himself intrigued with Danny, a young pickpocket who helps him steal back the jewels he lost in a card game, and hires her to be his upstairs maid, but finds himself wishing she was his mistress instead. Chapter 1 Jeremy Mallory had been in some unsavory taverns before, but this one was likely the worst of the lot. Not surprising, since it was located on the edge of what was quite possibly the worst of London's slums, a neighborhood given over to thieves and cutthroats, prostitutes and wild packs of urchin orphans who were no doubt being groomed into London's next generation of criminals. He didn't actually dare to enter the heart of that area. To do so would probably be the last his family would ever see of him.


A Loving Scoundrel : A Malory Novel

By Johanna Lindsey. It seemed to make them both worse. Trash was piled high in the alley—boxes, rotten food, crates, broken dishes, all manner of discarded things no one wanted anymore. The woman and child had crawled into one of the larger crates on the edge of the pile of trash—to hide. Miss Jane, the woman had said to call her. She never thought to ask what a nurse was, though, because it sounded like something she should know. Miss Jane had been with her from the start, the start of her memories, that is, which were actually only a few days old.

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