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Miss Lacey's Last Fling (Signet Regency Romance) (edition 2001)

by Candice Hern

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Title:Miss Lacey's Last Fling (Signet Regency Romance)
Authors:Candice Hern
Info:Signet (2001), Edition: 0, Mass Market Paperback, 224 pages
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Tags:Regency romance, humor

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Miss Lacey's Last Fling by Candice Hern

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On the surface, Rosie and Max make an odd pairing. She’s a frumpy, over the hill spinster (26!) who’s lived her entire life in the country, but believing she’s about to die she heads to London to enjoy what little time she has left. He’s one of the most notorious rakes of London’s Regency society who’s seen and done it all so many times he’s bored enough that he’s considering suicide.

Once in the city, Rosie asks her scandal prone aunt for help with a makeover and then armed with a list of delights to experience before she dies she jumps wholeheartedly into London’s social scene, determined to see the sights and have all the fun she can while not worrying one bit about her reputation. Max has never seen anything like it and while he’s not the sort to get serious about any woman and just sticks around to keep Rosie safe as a favor to her aunt, still there is something about Rosie and, well . . . you can guess the direction of the storyline, but even knowing where it is going there are still delightful, sometimes laugh out loud surprises. This is a lighthearted and entertaining book--a wonderfully fun romp from start to finish. ( )
  Jaylia3 | Jan 15, 2014 |
Rosie goes to London to visit her scandalous Aunt Fanny and does all the things I'd like to do (if only time travel were real). First she gets a makeover. Then a whole new wardrobe. She meets and flirts with London's number one rake, Max Davenant. She goes to balls, drives a curricle, visits all the attractions, gets thrown out of Almack's for dancing the waltz without permission, and attends a masque dressed as a page boy. She shocks all the proper little misses and their mamas and becomes the toast of the ton. And finally, she capture's Max's heart.

Complications ensue, of course.

This is a delightful read with an enjoyable cast of characters. ( )
  LadyWesley | Sep 25, 2013 |
I loved this traditional Regency. Cute storyline with an endearing hero and heroine. Sort of a bucket list for the Regency miss. Rosie is convinced that she is dying from the same disease that killed her mother. She wants to live it up and have her season in London that she missed out on when she was younger. Well... her racy aunt takes her under her wing and transforms her and suddenly Rosie is the toast of the town. Although the ending felt rushed and I could have done without the constant endearment of "minx," it was really quite a delightful tale - and next to nothing on Kindle. ( )
  ktleyed | Dec 3, 2012 |
I quite enjoyed "Miss Lacey's Last Fling", one of Candice Hern's older regencies. It was a quick read with interesting characters and just the right amount of humor for the plot.

Rosie is dying. She figures she's got about six months before the same disease that killed her mother takes her too. Since she put off her time in London and a season to take care of all her siblings, she decides to go out with a bang (pun thoroughly intended). So she sets off for London and a visit with her scandalous Aunt Lucy. There she becomes Rosalind, a vivacious and flirtatious woman who wants to experience all the joys and excitement London has to offer; she even has a list!

Max is a jaded rake. His best friend committed suicide at the end of the last season and said in his note to Max, "Life is a bore." Max finds himself feeling the same way until his friend Lucy's niece comes to town. Arriving looking like a dowd, Max doesn't recognize the new Rosalind when he next sees her. Spending time with her and her lust for life energizes and entertains Max and before long he's falling under her spell.

Yes, the plot is familiar. But Hern gives it her own special spin and I kept reading for the fun. After all, like Rosalind, getting there is just as rewarding as the destination, right? ( )
  jjmachshev | Jul 26, 2009 |
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Rosalind Lacey is a woman with a mission. Having sacrificed her youthful opportunities to family obligations, she is ready to make the most of her long-postponed London season. Her free-spirited Aunt Fanny is just the woman to show a girl all the nice, and naughty, things London has to offer. She starts with Max Davenant, rake extraordinaire.

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