Review: Guarding a Notorious Lady by Olivia Parker.

Posted May 11, 2011 by Rowena in Reviews | 4 Comments

Published by Avon, Harper Collins


Rowena’s review of Guarding a Notorious Lady by Olivia Parker.

Hero: Nicholas Kincaid
Heroine: Rosalind Devine

Exquisite trouble . . .

A woman of pristine breeding, Lady Rosalind Devine is also an unrepentant meddler and snoop— which is why her brother refuses to leave her to her own devices while on his wedding trip. But Rosalind will not make things easy for any unseen, unwanted “nursemaid”—and vows to use her considerable wiles to expose her mystery guardian.

Nicholas Kincaid, the Marquess of Winterbourne, agreed to secretly guard his friend’s spoiled, stubborn sister, though her infuriating penchant for mischief is causing him to question his decision. Though bound by the rules of society—and friendship— Rosalind’s spirit and sensuality have sparked a fierce desire in Nicholas to play a very different role in her life, one that entails passion, ecstasy . . . and unavoidable scandal.

First and foremost, I thought this book was too cute for words. I mean, I love the whole brother’s best friend falls for the sister love stories and this was definitely one of them. Rosalind has had more marriage offers than she knows what to do with but she’s refused every single one of them because she’s in love with someone who doesn’t know that she’s alive….

…at least as far as she’s concerned.

But Nicholas knows she’s alive and really, each year Rosalind kills him a little more with how tempting she is to him. He can’t go after her because she’s his friend’s sister and because he owes the Gabriel a favor, he agrees to watch over Rosalind while Gabriel goes on his honeymoon. Nicholas is a country boy at heart and going to the city isn’t something he’s looking forward to but when Rosalind and her meddling heart gets into trouble at every turn, it is Nicholas who comes to her rescue time and time again.

Watching the two of these guys come together in love was just so much fun. Parker did a wonderful job of drawing their romance out and I ate it all up. From Nicholas being continually exasperated with Rosalind and Rosalind being just as exasperated and confused with Nicholas, it all made for some entertaining reading time. I adored each and every single scene that these two were in because they literally lit up the pages.

This book was so much fun and I cannot wait to read more from this author. She is fast becoming one of my go to authors and she can’t write books fast enough to please me. I enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it to anyone who is in the mood for a fabulous historical romance with a swoonworthy hero and a heroine that is too fun for words.

Grade: 4 out of 5

This book is available from Avon. You can buy it here or here in e-format.


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4 responses to “Review: Guarding a Notorious Lady by Olivia Parker.

  1. Kim

    Great review. I read the first two books in this series and really enjoyed them. I can’t wait to read this one.

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