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Flawless by Carrie Lofty

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Also by Carrie Lofty:

Blue Notes, May 2014
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His Very Own Girl, September 2012
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Starlight, July 2012
Paperback / e-Book
A Little More Scandal, June 2012
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Flawless, October 2011
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Portrait of Seduction, May 2011
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Song of Seduction, June 2010
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Scoundrel's Kiss, January 2010
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What A Scoundrel Wants, December 2008
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Flawless
Carrie Lofty

Simon & Schuster
October 2011
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Featuring: Sir William Christie; Lady Vivienne Bancroft; Miles Durham
400 pages
ISBN: 1451616384
EAN: 9781451616385
Kindle: B004QWZ5QC
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Romance Historical

Sir William Christie, ruthless tycoon and notorious ladies’ man, is dead. Now his four grown children have gathered for the reading of his will. What lies in store for stepsiblings Vivienne, Alexander, and twins Gareth and Gwyneth? Stunning challenges that will test their fortitude across a royal empire . . . and lead them to the marvelously passionate adventures of their lives.

Lady Vivienne Bancroft fled England for New York, hoping to shed the confines of her arranged marriage to unrepentant rogue Miles Durham, Viscount Bancroft—though she never forgot the fiery desire he unleashed with his slightest touch. And when the gambling man arrives on her doorstep for a little sensual revenge for her desertion, he is met with Vivienne’s dilemma: She must earn her father’s inheritance by profitably running a diamond business worth millions in colonial South Africa. Swept together in an exotic undertaking filled with heated passion and hungry temptation, will Vivienne and Miles discover that the marriage vows they once made are the greatest snare—or the most treasured reward?

Comments

36 comments posted.

Re: Flawless

Bad boys certainly be redeemed, but there certainly is as well a line that simply cannot be crossed.
Blessings,
Marjorie
(Marjorie Carmony 9:51am October 20, 2011)

I believe most bad boys can be redeemed, but they will always set lines that they will not cross. Some bad boys take a bit longer to redeem than others; by that I mean they have to be a little older to realize it. Having a good woman by their sides helps the process along as well, too. I adore the cover of your book, and can't wait to read it!!
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Peggy Roberson 10:20am October 20, 2011)

I think everyone is redeemable, even bad boys. But I think
the line that shouldn't be crossed is this: He shouldn't be
intentionally mean or abusive to the heroine. If he verbally
abuses her or pushes her around, that's a different story.
If he's abrupt with her because he's on the defensive about
how she makes him feel, that's acceptable - as long as he
feels regret for it.
(
Margay Roberge 10:20am October 20, 2011)

Yes bad boys can be redeemed. Is there a line that shouldn't
be crossed? I don't know. I've read romance stories where
the hero is mean and abusive, and didn't deserve redemption.
They were redeemed and earned the heroine's love. Those
stories stretch the envelope, but leave a lasting
impression. A good story is a good story. I say, do be
afraid to push the boundaries, just be prepared for the
consequences.
(
Tanja Haack 10:32am October 20, 2011)

I believe that bad boys can be redeemed, if they want to be, and if there is something worthwhile waiting for them.
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Wilma Frana 10:55am October 20, 2011)

Yes, bad boys can be redeemed, but there are certain lines that should not be crossed for me. I do not like the abusive "love" scenes in the early historicals. I look forward to reading your book.
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Pat Walker 10:56am October 20, 2011)

Of course, as long as you can write, he can be redeemed or get even worse! LOL
Whatever you like! :-) But I do love the stories when they start out so awful, the
right woman, redemption. Especially fun are the ones when he chases her. Love
it!
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Lisa Hutson 11:02am October 20, 2011)

Thanks for a lovely post and giveaway! I've really been wanting to read your book for a while now, especially since the buzz has been so positive!

I think that anyone can be redeemed. Despite what has been done (reasonably) , as long as the person takes responsibility for the backlash and makes decisive, permanent change then I'd say welcome back. But like all things, there are lines that can be toed but not crossed. For me, the only thing that will have me disbelieve a hero's redemption is when it's too "quick" and his behavior only changes toward the one person, his "love". He's had an epiphany and *boom* new person. This after having been verbally and/or physically abusive to the heroine and/or others. The alpha males toe the line a lot it seems lately so this is definitely a relevent topic. Thanks again!
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Erin Fender 11:25am October 20, 2011)

I think anyone can be changed, but only if they want to. If you like who you are you will not change. You want change some of your ways, but will not completly give up your bad boy ways. I do love a bad boy, but not for a full-time husband/boyfriend. But bad boys are fun lovers and when I was single I loved to play with bad boys. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. You are a new author for me and always looking for new reads.
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Chris Bails 11:37am October 20, 2011)

They can't be redeemed - they have to want to redeem themselves and you have to accept what they are.
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Beth Elder 11:58am October 20, 2011)

I definitely think bad boys can be redeemed. I hate stories with infidelity in them though. I think if someone cheats on a spouse or a girlfriend, they will surely do it again.
(
MaryAnne Banks 12:24pm October 20, 2011)

I believe some bad boys can be redeemed but not all of them, it depends on the person. They all can be changed some but to what degree is different. As far as the cheaters once a cheat always a cheat.
(
Gail Hurt 12:36pm October 20, 2011)

I believe that bad boys can be redeemed - if they want to be - sometimes you have to take a chance
(
Pamela Faye Howell 1:24pm October 20, 2011)

oh bad boys can be redeemed... but it depends on how much they want to and will they...
(
Colleen Conklin 1:30pm October 20, 2011)

Yes, I believe that bad boys can be redeemed depending on the situation and if they want to change. I love the cover of Flawless, it is beautiful
(
Jennifer Kaleta 1:40pm October 20, 2011)

I definitely think bad boys can be redeemed, actually anyone can be redeemed and no there are no lines that cannot be crossed to his happy ending.
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Shirley Younger 2:06pm October 20, 2011)

THE ROAD TO A HAPPY ENDING SHOULD NOT STRAIN CREDULITY, BUT SHOULD BE AS ROCKY AS NECESSARY TO GET THERE!
(
Silvana Moscato 2:37pm October 20, 2011)

Oh yes, bad boys can be redeemed. Any lines they cross should
be ones they would not recross...so that there is a happy
ending!
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Leanna Morris 3:17pm October 20, 2011)

It's fun to read about a bad boy changing because of the love of a good woman. It may be difficult in real life, but I think anyone can change if they have a good reason and truly want to do so.
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Anna Speed 3:20pm October 20, 2011)

Oh definitely... reformed bad boys make the best husbands... :) But no hurting the innocent and weak during his former bad boys days....
(
May Pau 4:02pm October 20, 2011)

the Victorian era is great and would love to read thebook and then see how it turn out
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Desiree Reilly 4:02pm October 20, 2011)

HI CARRIE! MY YOUR COVER LOOKS HOT AND NOW I'M REALLY INTRIGUED!
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Linda Bass 4:52pm October 20, 2011)

Yes, I believe bad boys can be redeemed. He can have a bad past, having been abusive and self-centered and then, make changes improving attitude and behavior showing a different side, just to be with a good woman, he feels he can trust, love and respect. There are some lines that cannot be crossed (cheating, for one) on his road to a happy ending. Really love the beautiful, sensual book cover of FLAWLESS, and look forward to reading it!!!
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Linda Luinstra 5:23pm October 20, 2011)

Bad boys can be redeemed, if wont to be. Book sounds great. Thanks for giving me a chance to win your book.
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Linda Hall 6:05pm October 20, 2011)

They say it's the women that make men civil. So yes some bad boys can change,if they are with the right person and they want to settle down.- You can only change yourself.
Lines not to cross ,if he is still physically or mentally abusive and cheating,show him the door.
All in all, Bad Boys can be alot of FUN!
(
Deb Pelletier 7:23pm October 20, 2011)

Bad boys can be redeemed, but cheating is a line they should never cross.
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Mary Preston 7:23pm October 20, 2011)

I do think you can redeem a bad boy. Love can conquer all, almost. I agree that abuse is that line. Cheating is a line for me as well.
(
Lisa Kendall 8:11pm October 20, 2011)

Bad boys can be redeemed. In fact, it's often a lot of fun to
see it happen. What I don't like to read is when they
delibaretely hurt the ones that love them.
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Diane Sallans 8:40pm October 20, 2011)

I do think bad boys can be redeemed. But abuse or cheating is a line they shouldn't cross.
(
Judith Quiroz 9:34pm October 20, 2011)

Bad boys can be redeemed. Love can start the change, but in the end, it must be his choice.
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Mary C 9:40pm October 20, 2011)

I think it would be very tough to redeem a cruel character although anything is possible.
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Maureen Emmons 9:57pm October 20, 2011)

Of course, all bad boys can be redeemed, but the defining factors in such intervention--structured or unstructured--and resultant change are levels of "badness" and desire to change. Determining considerations are inspiration, support, and goal. In romance, many factors lead a bad boy to the light...most specifically love reciprocated.
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Carla Schuller 10:24pm October 20, 2011)

Bad boys can be redeemed! I think a boy who is bad can grow into a man who is mature and seasoned! However, a man that forces himself on a woman. No! A man who beats a woman or child. No! I just can't forgive that.
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Jennifer Beyer 10:31pm October 20, 2011)

I think bad boys can't be redeemed. The book sounds great.
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Amy Milne 10:35pm October 20, 2011)

Maybe they can be redeemed, but I tried and it sure didn't work!!
(
Sue Farrell 12:44pm October 21, 2011)

Bad boys can be redeemed, but they have to want it also.
(
Alyson Widen 2:38pm October 23, 2011)

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