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The mister

by James, E. L.,

Format: Adobe EPUB ebook 2019 2019
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London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he's never had to work and he's rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family's noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It's a role he's not prepared for and one that he struggles to face. But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who's recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she's an alluring mystery, and Maxim's longing for her deepens into a passion that he's never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? Can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he's been hiding secrets of his own?
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this uneven tale of love and passion, James (the Fifty Shades series) crafts the contemporary equivalent of a Regency romance: a privileged English rake seduces the hired help, whose innocence reforms his wicked ways. Maxim Trevelyan, the newly minted Earl of Trevethick following his older brother's untimely death, prefers to lose himself in meaningless flings and his musical pursuits. But when he meets his new house cleaner, Alessia Demachi, an undocumented Albanian immigrant on the run from human traffickers, Maxim is surprised to feel protective of her. As he shelters her at one of his family's estates, the two succumb to mutual attraction, falling headfirst into a relationship that proves to be a sexual awakening for the virginal Alessia. When her enemies finally track her down, Alessia and Maxim must rise to the challenge to secure a happy future. The story's plausibility is undermined by the unbalanced power dynamic between the protagonists, Alessia's portrayal as a chess and music prodigy who's oddly oblivious of modern society, Maxim's initial sulky unlikability, and the depiction of Albania as hopelessly behind the times. Readers will cheer the occasional moments when Alessia claims her own agency, but there's little else to recommend this middling erotic romance. Agent: Valerie Hoskins, Valerie Hoskins Assoc. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

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Subjects Nobility Fiction
Inheritance and succession Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Rich people Fiction
Secrecy Fiction
Erotic Literature
London (England) Fiction.
Electronic books.
Romance fiction.
Erotic fiction.
Love stories.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group2019
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
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ISBN 9781984898333
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