Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander : a novel

by Herendeen, Ann.

Format: Print Book 2008
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"With caustic wit, some wildly original characters, and plenty of sex, Herendeen creates her own delightfully imaginative and boldly sensual take on the classic Regency marriage-of-convenience plot." -- Booklist

A fresh talent offers a rollicking new twist to the historical romance in this breezy tale of love, lust, and secrets set against the backdrop of Regency England.

The meddling mothers of the Regency would do anything to wed their daughters to Andrew Carrington, the wealthy, handsome, and athletic heir to an earldom. There is one problem, however. No woman in all England would suit the determined bachelor, for Andrew far prefers the company of men--at his table and in his bedroom.

But with privilege comes responsibility. Andrew must take a bride. And while Phyllida Lewis, the penniless, spirited, and curvaceous author of romantic novels, is not quite what his family had in mind, a marriage to her would enable Andrew to live his life as he pleases. The arrival of Matthew Thornby, the honorable and dashing son of a self-made baronet, into their cozy arrangement makes Andrew's happiness complete.

Yet a shrewd enemy is waiting in the wings, threatening to expose them all--an act that will surely lead to scandal and ruin.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Andrew Carrington had reached an important decision: it was time he got married. There was just one problem: Andrew not only needed to find a woman who wouldn't object to the fact that he didn't plan on being faithful but also a wife who didn't mind sharing her husband with other men. When Andrew proposes to Phyllida Lewis, she is more than willing to agree to his conditions of marriage, but she has one of her own. As an anonymous author of woman's romances, Phyllida insists on continuing to write while she is married to Andrew. At first their marriage seems to be going simply splendidly, but things get a bit complicated once Andrew not only discovers that he is starting to fall in love with Phyllida but that after meeting Matthew Thornby, he has also found the man of his dreams! With caustic wit, some wildly original characters, and plenty of sex, Herendeen creates her own delightfully imaginative and boldly sensual take on the classic Regency marriage-of-convenience plot.--Charles, John Copyright 2008 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this debut novel, librarian Herendeen creates a quirky and comic Regency romance in which Phyllida Lewis, a young, beautiful and feisty writer, agrees to a marriage of convenience with Andrew Carrington, the gay heir to an earldom. Although Phyllida is attracted to her good-looking husband, she recognizes that Andrew prefers the company of his friends in the Brotherhood of Philander, an elite "gentleman's" club. What Phyllida hadn't counted on, however, was the physical connection between the two despite his averred status, and the concomitant difficulties that arise when a man is clueless in the ways of wooing and pleasing a woman. Phyllida expresses her newfound carnal knowledge in her role as a budding writer of "inferior romance" and finds she must learn the ways of London society while being the object of relentless observation and gossip. Much time is devoted to Andrew and his exploits with other men as well as to Phyllida's love-hate relationship with Andrew and his way of life. But when Phyllida breaches Andrew's trust, the delightful characters in Phyllida's new world must play a part in reconciling the pair. Herendeen's book brings a breath of fresh air and creativity to the romance genre and with her humor and ability to entertain, she is sure to woo fans. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Bisexuals -- Fiction.
Regency fiction.
Love stories.
Publisher New York :Harper,2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 532, 11 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780061451362 (pbk.)
0061451363 (pbk.)
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