Jan 28, 2020
Posted by Nicola Cornick

London, April 1817 Dance with me, her dark gentleman said You were meant to dance with me Trial by Seduction From the moment Lord Henry Wardeaux heard that the missing heiress to the Temple fortune was working as a lady s maid, he travelled to London to verify Margery Mallon s true origins by seduction if necessaryInnocent Margery is shocked by the wicked paLondon, April 1817 Dance with me, her dark gentleman said You were meant to dance with me Trial by Seduction From the moment Lord Henry Wardeaux heard that the missing heiress to the Temple fortune was working as a lady s maid, he travelled to London to verify Margery Mallon s true origins by seduction if necessaryInnocent Margery is shocked by the wicked passions Henry has roused within her Unable to resist his sinner s eyes, Margery finds herself tarnishing her virtuous reputation and falling for her mysterious seducer Nevertheless, Henry s secret must be revealed and, when the maid becomes a countess, how can the richest heiress in England forgive his deception

  • Title: Forbidden
  • Author: Nicola Cornick
  • ISBN: 9781848452237
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • Forbidden London April Dance with me her dark gentleman said You were meant to dance with me Trial by Seduction From the moment Lord Henry Wardeaux heard that the missing heiress to the Temple fortune wa


    4.5 stars


    This review also appears on my blog at thegoldenruleof666spoNot exactly what I expectedbut not in a bad way.Forbidden has an interesting idea. A maid turned heiress? That's a new one, one that I could definitely go for. It doesn't mention it in the summary, but I feel like I should say that Margery learns about her inheritance pretty soon in. The book is less about Henry trying to tell Margery and more about Margery learning how to navigate her way through life as a Countess. And that brings us [...]

    Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*

    I'm so, so disappointed that FORBIDDEN is the last book in the Scandalous Women of the Ton series. It's been an excellent series and I'll miss my regular dose of the scandalous goings on. This engaging rags-to-riches story is a winning blend of passion-filled romance and intriguing mystery and it’s just the perfect ending to a great series.My Thoughts:I adore Margery! Who'd have thought there was such a headstrong, stubborn woman beneath that sweetness and innocence! She definitely proves a pe [...]


    Excellent sixth novel in the Scandalous Ladies of the Ton series and one that I continue to enjoy--even going back and re-reading some of the earlier books. Beautifully written by an author who seems to be able to keep the sense of the whole while brings several story strands together to form a lovely literary tapestry for the enjoyment of those who really like historical romance. And as has been the case throughout this series, this latest heroine is a woman least expected to become the richest [...]

    Bree T

    Margery has been a maid to some of the most scandalous ladies in the Ton. She likes to try and supplement her income by making and selling sweetmeat treats to ladies of the brothels so there’s not a lot that can really shock her. She has no real desire to marry or even move up in service as they tell her she could be housekeeper one day. What she really wants is enough money to open her own shop and to bake the treats that make her so happy.Despite the company she sometimes keeps, Margery hers [...]


    I'm a huge fan of historical romance, especially one's set in England's Regency Era. This book does not disappoint! There's so much intrigue, romance, mysteryI was hooked from the prologue! I started reading right around midnight last night and couldn't put it downI ended up finishing Forbidden at 1pm today. This was a sensationally delicious read, which I gladly give 4.5 stars.We begin with Margery, a 24 year old lady's maid living in London. Her life is suddenly turned upside down when Lord He [...]


    This is the last book of `Scandalous Women of the Ton Series' and I am so glad that Ms. Cornick has offered it to her fans in full, rather than a little novella. This heroine deserved her own adventure and happily-ever-after.Margery Mallon is a young woman who values her family even though all are earning their money by questionable means. Growing up a Mallon meant knowing how to squeeze that last penny out of every transaction made. But what she dreamed of was maybe, just maybe one day she migh [...]

    Lauren K

    Forbidden is the sixth installment of Nicola Cornicks’ The Scandalous Women of the Ton series. In forbidden a new hero and heroine are introduced though characters leading in prior books do make appearances. This is the third book in the series I have read and I’m so glad I picked up Desired and Forbidden after not particularly enjoying the characters in Notorious. Margery Mallon is a sensible lady’s maid who is relatively inexperienced with men, despite visiting the local brothel to deliv [...]

    Katie Michaels

    3.5 StarsMallory is an honest, honorable and loyal ladies maid with a dream of one day opening her own confectioner's shop. She has no idea she is the long-lost heiress to the Templemore title. She was kidnapped as a child on the night her mother was murdered and her grandfather has been looking for her ever since.If Mallory were never found, Henry would have inherited the estate. He is tasked to track her down and figure out if she truly is the missing Lady Marguerite. He ensconces himself into [...]


    ★★☆☆☆ (2.5/5stars) ARC provided by NetGalley. Thank you! I'm going to bluntly say that this book was full of overused tropes and were just used horribly. Sometimes overused tropes can be twisted into a clever and delightful way but sadly, Cornick failed to do this.  This was me the whole novel.1. The "I can't marry to someone that I love." male protagonistPlease. I have seen this so many times in Regency books but for a good reason, of course. It fits the setting and time. Love wasn't [...]

    Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥

    You can find this review and more at Forever Book Lover.From rags to riches, from servant to Cinderella, who wouldn't want to go to bed one day being a maid and wake up the next being to wealth and a title!! My childhood dream came to life in this book.What I loved about our heroine, Margery is that she simple didn't want the title, the money, she wanted things to stay status quot. She wanted to save her hard earned money and maybe open up her own confection business. But what she wanted and wha [...]


    This was very good, almost a five. The things that kept it a 4: I did not like some of Henry's actions, I really wanted him to be more sympathetic towards Margery (but, much of this was was because of his emotionally messed up past, and I do love angst and a tortured hero); although all the love scenes were clearly consensual (and HOT!), there were several points of saying no that were just railroaded over, which bothers me at times; and there were just a few things that threw me out of the stor [...]

    Lupita Rodriguez

    Me encanto!! muy bien desarrollada,una protagonista femenina que sabe lo que es el trabajo duro y no olvida de donde viene! y uno masculino, muy honesto, cómico y que aunque no lo parezca es un romántico; ambos buscando encontrarse a si mismos y que hacer con su futuro y en el camino encontraran el AMOR ;)


    Brilliant read as always from Nicola Cornick. I adore everything she writes. Lovely storyline and great characters. It's so very well written. Sad that it the end of the series though.

    Victoria Nixon

    I loved the characters in this book! Margery aka Lady Marguerite Catherine Rose Saint Pierre is an impressive example of the female gender. Although she has lived amongst the most scandalous members of the ton she has remained virtuous and determined and keeps her head held high and has great entrepreneurial spirit even though the prospect of ever opening her own confectionary shop seems bleak she is still hopeful and is happy with who she is no matter the difficulties she has faced in life. Hen [...]


    The Scandalous Woman of the Ton is a series I will never tire of. I find myself reading these books in almost one sitting , so engrossed in the world of the Ton and the Rakes, gentleman and ladies in this era, - It’s like I’m looking through a looking glass I can picture everything. The gowns, the men - the surroundings. If I could time travel and spend one day anywhere it would certainly be as A Scandalous Woman from the Ton ;) I must say finding out that maybe this is the last in the serie [...]

    May Mostly Romance

    Forbidden ของนิโคลา คอร์นิกเรื่องนี้เป็นเล่มที่หก และคิดว่าน่าจะเป็นเล่มสุดท้ายในชุด (แต่มีเรื่องสั้นต่อจากเรื่องนี้ลงให้อ่านฟรีในเว็บไซด์ของคนแต่งนะคะ) เรื่องราวของหญิงสาวผู้อื [...]

    Elis Madison

    The Templemore Earldom is one of those rare titles that can, in the absence of male heirs, pass to the next female in line (of course she'd be a countess rather than an Earl). The current earl had a daughter who was killed some 20 years ago, and his little granddaughter vanished the same day. In the absence of the earl’s granddaughter, Henry W is the next in line, and he has been raised since he was about 10 to take over the earldom. He loves Templemore, but he is an honorable man. So when it [...]


    Two-and-a-half stars. Forbidden has an interesting premise and after their trip through town, I became invested in Margery and Henry's relationship. Unfortunately, the romance fell apart for me pretty quickly thereafter.The characters are inconsistent: Henry prides himself on his self-restraint and commitment to duty, while Margery has kept herself "nice" (i.e. virginal) for her entire adult life because she's too practical and level-headed to risk her future for an affair. They barely even try [...]


    As the perennially awkward girl, I adore reading triumphant stories of other awkward girls, the wallflowers, the spinsters, the not-quite-perfectly-attractive girls. I particularly love stories about girls who are on the outside, who really do not belong, and Margery’s story is one of those. In the beginning of the story, Margery’s life is well-ordered and fulfilling, and then she is thrust into a role she would never have chosen for herself, and she must make the best of it. Margery is smar [...]

    Anna Banana

    Review: Haven't read Historical Romance like this is a while. I was pleasantly surprised by Forbidden and I look forward to reading the rest of the series."For a little while" she said, "when I first came to Templemore, I did not know who I was, who I had become."Margery is one stubborn lady. Despite being a servant, Margery has a lot of pride and I loved that she's such a strong, independent women. She really goes through a lot of obstacles and her life changes drastically throughout the book. [...]


    I was lucky enough to get an early copy of Forbidden from NetGalley. I actually found the Scandalous Women of the Ton series when the 5th book was released, and became a fan of Nicola Cornick with that book.Margery has been a secondary character in each of the other books in the series and I was glad to see we were getting her story. Margery is actually Marguerite Catherine Rose Saint-Pierre, who was has been missing since the age of 4 when her mother was murdered. Her grandfather sends Henry to [...]


    Meh. I've read better romances and I've read worse. The relationship between Margery and Henry was well-done, although that sort of instant attraction tends to fizzle out when the author throws a bunch of contrivances to separate the two leads. This book is no different, and I found myself skimming through the middle to get to the (relatively silly) conclusion.My big issue when reading romances is that names or themes that feel wrong or overly contrived tend to leap off the page and it ruins the [...]

    Jo (My House of Books)

    I'm not certain of the actual likelihood of such a Cinderella-esque story, but it was very entertaining to see Margery Mallon accept her new life as Lady Marguerite. We've been introduced to Margery, though only in passing, in several of the previous Scandalous Ladies of the Ton books, so I was glad to learn more of her here in this unusual and probably far-fetched scenario.Several instances surprised me, but particularly Henry's instant attraction to Margery despite his insistence (to himself) [...]


    In previous works by this author (which I now want to catch up on), Margery Mallon has served as lady’s maid to several of the more notorious ladies of the ton. These days Margery is happily ensconced in a respectable home, with a friendly employer and the opportunity to borrow the kitchen to indulge her passion for baking.Of course, said respectable employer isn’t really aware that her lady’s maid is selling her sweets in the back rooms of whorehouses, but who doesn’t have a secret or t [...]


    Finally, I can read any other historical romance novels besides Julia Quinn's that I really enjoy. Nicola Cornick really has a great writing skill and I love reading every part of this book. This book, of course, has so many hot scenes, but besides that, it also has a big mystery to be solved. Who killed Margery's mom? Was that her dad? or any other person? And what was this person wants now after Margery came back? Is he/she trying to kill Margery or just threatening her? This is the question t [...]


    ABOUT THE BOOK:Scandal isn't just for rogues, as the daring women in USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Cornick's scintillating new series prove. As maid to some of the most wanton ladies of the ton, Margery Mallon lives within the boundaries of any sensible servant. Entanglements with gentlemen are taboo. Wild adventures are for the Gothic novels she secretly reads. Then an intriguing stranger named Mr. Ward offers her a taste of passion, and suddenly the wicked possibilities are too tempting [...]

    Jessica Luther

    My full review here.This is spoiler-ish, so tread with caution.Overall, I enjoyed this book and would easily recommend it.By the end, I was heavily invested in Henry and Margery as well as their relationship. I am not sure at what point that investment happened. The banter between the characters was fun from the get-go, their push/pull, up/down relationship believable.I did question Henry’s easy acceptance of his fate and the gigantic shift that was going to take place in his life because Marg [...]

    Emiko Rei

    Forbidden is a good book for light travel read, such as summer beach read. It's light, nice, and HEA= everybody is happy. However in my opinion if you want something fresh, and 'out of the box' adventurous, i wouldn't recommend this book.A lot of things in this book has the stereotype sheep factors of a historical novel, it became quite easy to predict the story. From the plot to even the characters *sigh*.The author shouldn't fall to cliches traps of romance novels, if they have been fusion wit [...]


    Author: Nicola CornickPublished By: Harlequin HQNAge Recommended: AdultReviewed By: Arlena DeanBlog For: GMTARating: 4Review:"Forbidden" by Nicola Cornick was a good historical romance that I enjoyed. Forbidden" was the last book in the Scandalous Women of the Ton. This novel was definitely on that would draw you into the world of England complete with heirs, heiresses, lords, ladies and let's not leave out the heroes, heroines with all of its romantic fever. This particular novel was of Margery [...]

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