Get it at Amazonfrom our B+ review: Viscount Vagabond is a fun Regency romp, an early work by that Incomparable herself, Loretta Chase. Although it employs many standard Regency devices, including hidden identities and interfering servants, thanks to Chase's writing ability, it's definitely much better than your standard Regency Romance. The sheltered, bookish Catherine Pelliston is running away from an arranged marriage to one of her papa's drunken, unwashed cronies. She arrives in London, hoping to find help from her former governess; greenhorn that she is, though, she is promptly gulled, drugged, and kidnapped by Mrs. Grendle, the proprietress of a notorious brothel. But Catherine, though naive in many ways, is also rather resourceful (and extremely lucky). She manages to convince her first client, a gorgeous, completely inebriated man, not only to stop short of disrobing, but to rescue her from her situation, too. Catherine soon realizes that she may have jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire when she finds out her governess has eloped with a music master. But Max Demowery isn't quite the complete wastrel he appears to be. He is, in fact, Viscount Rand, a man with a wild streak but a very, very soft spot for lost strays. When he finds out about Catherine's situation, he promptly delivers her to his sister, the Countess of Andover, who just happens to be married to a distant cousin of the Pellistons. The Andovers decide to give Catherine the Season she never had; after all, the best way to avoid marrying a repugnant husband is to find another that will suit much better. But things are never as simple as they should be, naturally - there is the danger of Catherine's short career as a soiled dove being discovered, for one. Then Catherine's intended shows up, ready to claim his runaway bride and, more importantly, her sizable marriage settlement. In the meanwhile Catherine has to struggle with her completely inappropriate feelings for her rescuer. She is much too practical to fall in love with a complete rakehell - or so she keeps telling herself, anyway.
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