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Can he melt the Ice Maiden's heart?
With a longing for adventure, the last thing Phillipa Peppiwell wants is to marry. After a past betrayal, she is wary when she unwittingly catches the attention of roguishly handsome—and sinfully tempting—Lord Anthony Thornton. Forbidden desires she secretly yearns for threaten to crumble her icy facade and reveal a scandal best kept buried.
Dissatisfied with his empty life, Lord Anthony seeks a deep and lasting connection...and finds himself intrigued by the Ice Maiden of the haute monde. Undaunted by Phillipa's aloof nature and her distaste for the idea of matrimony, he sets out to thaw the bewitching beauty by proving to her that adventure doesn't have to end at the altar. But he, too, hides a scandalous secret...one that could tear them apart if discovered.
The beautiful young Miss Peppiwell of Boston is causing quite an uproar among the young men of English society.
Named the "Ice Maiden" due to the cool and aloof countenance she has adopted as her trademark; she seems quite the unattainable prize to those who wou... ...more
I received an ARC of this book free from the author and netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Oh my… It’s been a while since I’ve read historical romance. This one’s a real treat, so thank you Miss Stacy Reid for the ARC!
First of all, I’d like to say that this book has a beautiful cover! Who... ...more
Loved it! I enjoyed the first book The Duke's Shotgun Wedding and this one did not disappoint. I loved the flow of the story, and how quickly I became invested in the characters.
I adored Anthony. He was sweet, charming, but with that edginess of an alpha male and definitely sexy. He made the sto... ...more
I thought this was a really well done novel. The lead characters, Anthony and Phillipa, are well-drawn, enjoyable characters. Anthony is definitely an alpha male, but with a bit of a sensitive side, and he and Phillipa have great chemistry through out. Phillipa is a strong female lead who's both... ...more
Continuing on the heels of her successful debut novella The Duke's Shotgun Wedding, this highly entertaining historical romance is the story of Anthony (brother to the hero in the aforementioned story)and Phillipa. Phillipa is the daughter of a wealthy Boston merchant who has moved the family to... ...more
Let me just say when I finished The Duke's Shotgun Wedding, book 1 in the House of Calydon series, I immediately friend-ed Stacy Reid on FB and messaged her about how much I LOVED the novella and asked when the next book was coming out. Because I needed it like five minutes before I reached the l... ...more
Review of The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell by Stacy Reid Story is good and all the characters, especially Phillipa, are likable. She is strong, passionate and adventurous, which makes her a perfect female lead character in my humble opinion. I also liked the fact that the book was well paced and k... ...more
I really loved this book. It was given to me as a gift. The story had a great flow. It was steamy hot! This is the second book of this author I have read and I love her style of writing.
Anthony Thornton is from a very powerful family. He is at the point in his life where he wants something more s... ...more
OMG, literally just finished this and I need more!!! I first started it because I'm working on the Scandalous line and I love Stacy but it literally sucked me in within the first chapter. I couldn't put this book down and it drove me crazy that my kids Frozen movie night at school started when I... ...more
A charming, sweet, and utterly enjoyable historical romance, The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell was simply lovely. I really liked this fabulous book.
Phillipa was a likable heroine. She was an independently minded person who chafed against the confines of society. She wanted to travel the world to ge... ...more
OH EM GEE. Ms. Reid just shot to the top of my auto-buy list. Phillipa Pippiwell may be the ice queen, but all that cold turns to blistering HAWT steam when the delicious Anthony Thornton gets his hands in all the right places. The writing here is exquisite--and I don't mean overwritten, but with... ...more
A sensual and decadent read, The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell delivers an intoxicating blend of sweet and sexy romance that made me unable to put this book down. Lord Anthony was the perfect alpha-hero, a delicious embodiment of raw sexuality that instantly drew me in to the story. Like fire and i... ...more
With a longing for adventure, the last thing Phillipa Peppiwell wants is to marry. After a painful betrayal by a man she trusted, she is wary when she unwittingly catches the attention of roguishly handsome - and sinfully tempting - Lord Anthony Thornton. Forbidden desires she secretly yearns for... ...more
As much as I adore historical romances, there two things I despise: the low opinion society had of women who weren’t “pure”, and the low treatment of children born as bastards.
That being said, I liked this book. *chuckles* It’s because of those two aspects that I like this book. Phillipa doesn’t... ...more
Stacy Reid's The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell, a book in the Calydon series, is one of those novels that is painful to put down and takes over your thoughts the next day at work while you wonder what will happen to the characters next.
Phillipa Peppiwell, an heiress from Baltimore, is know as the "... ...more
*** I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. ***
I have a very strong and abiding love for smart, capable heroines in romance novels, and Phillipa Peppiwell is exactly that. An American who came to England with her family, she finds she doesn't fit in, but also isn't int... ...more
The strict rules of propriety play an important part in this story. Lord Anthony Thornton just learned that he and his sister are illegitimate. Both will be cast out by their peers if their secret is revealed. When Anthony meets Miss Phillipa Peppiwell, he is attracted by her. He has met a kindre... ...more
This is part of the House of Calydon series.
Phillipa Pippiwell is known as the Ice Maiden, but that doesn't stop Lord Anthony Thornton from being intrigued. Phillipa has no desire to marry and is doing her best to keep her suitors away, but Anthony sees something other than the chilly reception s... ...more
Ms Reid has penned a fast paced, sensual and a thoroughly entertaining read here. Anthony is a great hero - rakish but not averse to marriage and family, and bedroom tastes which spice up the pages. He is well matched by Phillipa, a strong and independant miss with a past. I particularly enjoyed... ...more
Phillipa Pippiwell never envision herself getting married and she is often refer as the ice maiden. She is a secret and she knows her husband would not accept her secret. Lord Anthony Thornton has a huge secret also. No lady of the haute ton will accept him either. I love how Anthony melts Miss P... ...more
The Victorian romp, “The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell,” by Stacy Reid is a delight. It dwells on the importance of reputation within society and how the parents’ sins can be visited on their children. Her heroine Phillipa Peppiwell who is disaffected by society’s hypocrisy find... ...more
*arc provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
The Irrestiable Miss Peppiwell was just that irresistible. I adore this author and her writings . She is thirsty and quickly becoming my favorite with these stories . The heroine for me was too quirky and not my cup of tea but I adored... ...more
I enjoyed the first book but as I thought, once space was given to really flesh out the plot and characters, we got some great storytelling in this one. We get some more background on Sebastian and Jocelyn since this is somewhat of a prequel, which is great. Loved Anthony and Phillipa. Phillipa e... ...more
I love a good regency...especially when the heroine is not a pushover and a pushover Miss Peppiwell was NOT. I adore a regency hero who thinks he wants a specific type of "wife" but in the end chooses someone completely opposite who really fits him. Both Anthony and Phillipa had a different type... ...more