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The Lion's Daughter (Scoundrels Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00A4KM9AA
- Publisher : NYLA (8 November 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 1590 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 443 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 76,182 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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She ends up in the company of a lazy rake called Varian who has no money and not many scruples but he takes responsibility for getting Esme to England in safety. Esme is a great character - she dresses as a boy she is a great fighter and she has a lot of pride. Varian is less well developed. He's meant to be a rake and at the beginning is cynical and will do anything for money, but then he inexplicably turns ethical. And the plot has some unbelievable moments. But while it definitely is not as enjoyable as this author’s recent books it's pretty entertaining.
"Moreover, she doubted any female could spend so much time in the company of such godlike beauty and remain unaffected, worthless and dissolute as this particular deity might be. His face and form, unfortunately, betrayed nothing of his weak character, nor did the smoky sound of his persuasive voice. When one admired a handsome palace and longed to live there, Esme reflected, one did not think of the rats scurrying about in its bowels."
"Go to the devil!” she cried. “May a host of jackals rip out your entrails while your heart still beats. May you fall into black water and a thousand leeches feast upon you. May the mother of vermin fasten herself upon you and breed lice in your eyes and nose and—” “Ah, an Albanian love song. And you composed it just for me, romantic creature that you are. Very well. I yield.” He opened his arms. “Come. You may cover my adorable face with kisses."
"Good heavens, you do think I come cheap, don’t you? That wounds me, Esme, truly it does. You think I agreed to wed you for a mere thousand pounds? My dear girl, I should not agree to shackle myself to Aphrodite herself for anything less than twenty thousand. In gold,” he said. “And I should test every coin with my teeth.” “I heard Ali say it. I heard him tell Ismal.” “Then you heard him lying. A whore I may be, but a precious expensive one, I promise you.” Varian looked toward the window and frowned. “A thousand pounds. The very idea. I have never been so insulted in all my life.”