Notorious

Notorious

The cure for a willful wife... Drusilla Clare is full of opinions about why a woman shouldn't marry. But that doesn't stop the rush of desire she feels each time her best friend's brother, notorious rake Gabriel Marlington, crosses her path. So imagine her dismay when she finds herself in the clutches of a scoundrel, only to be rescued by Gabriel himself. And when Gabriel' The cure for a willful wife... Drusilla Clare is full of opinions about why a woman shouldn't...

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Title:Notorious
Author:Minerva Spencer
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:1496732839
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Notorious Reviews

  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    Nov 24, 2020
    DNF The hero, who is biracial and the son of a former sultan of a made up country, is described as "rather exotic". It is 2020, and I'm no longer accepting novels that refer to non-white people as exotic (unless it happened in a way that called that out as stupid, whi...
  • WhiskeyintheJar
    Nov 07, 2020
    2.5 stars I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Could there be anything more pitiful than a homely wallflower yearning for an arresting, attractive Corinthian? The first in ...
  • Sabrina Jeffries
    Feb 07, 2020
    Unique characters and emotional depth make Spencer?s Notorious a winner. Spencer gives you all the feels! ...
  • Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ✨
    Nov 20, 2020
    I'M GONNA HAVE TO SAY NO TO THIS ONE So... I was really excited about this one. The promise of a feminist heroine who had studied Wollstonecraft was so alluring! However, I was sorely let down. Even though the first chapter showed such promise, that was literally the only thing...
  • Em
    Aug 24, 2020
    This book follows some of the younger generation featured in Ms. Spencer's Outcast series. Unfortunately, its principal characters are poorly drawn and unlikeable, and the story is underwhelming. Threesomes, orphaned children, oversharing parents and their super sexy marriages...
  • Jaclyn
    Nov 22, 2020
    Minerva Spencer is a relatively new-to-me historical romance author, and I was quite keen to read this compromised-to-marriage-of-convenience romance (all the tropes I'm a sucker for!). If you're familiar with Spencer's romance you'll be aware that her romances are ...
  • Maria
    Aug 07, 2020
    Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review 3.5 stars. Solidly written and with two complex, intense leads, ?Notorious?, by Minerva Spencer (Kensington Books), is an engaging historical novel addressing themes of feminism and the role of women in 19th century Br...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Sep 24, 2020
    Title: Notorious Series: Rebels of the Ton #1 Author: Minerva Spencer Release date: November 24, 2020 Cliffhanger: no Genre: historical romance Notorious was my first read by Minerva Spencer. It started out with real promise, but I soon realized that there were big character...
  • Reyes
    Jul 24, 2020
    Thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this book! 1.5 Stars I haven't read many historical romance books, but lately I've found a few that were super fun and very interesting to read, and when I saw this I thought I'd found a...
  • Rainelle
    Aug 15, 2020
    I found this book to be different from books that I have read from Minerva Spencer. The characters I found quite entertaining. They brought great dialogue to the book. The plot was good. I was looking more for the Victorian history romance aspects from the book. I would like to read d...
  • Teresa
    Oct 31, 2020
    It?s been a long time since I?ve read a Regency-era romance, and Notorious was a fun dip back in the waters. This is my first Minerva Spencer book, and I enjoyed her writing. This book's plot was not much different from the books I remember; a wallflower and a dashing rake mus...
  • Phrynne
    Nov 18, 2020
    My first book by Minerva Spencer so thank you Netgalley and the publisher for introducing me to her Regency novels. I am a big Georgette Heyer fan so I do look out for books which are influenced by her style. The plot of Notorious is fairly standard - the forced marriage and the mis...
  • Guylou (Two Dogs and a Book)
    Jan 20, 2021
    ? Hello Book Friends! I finished NOTORIOUS by Minerva Spencer in one day. I could not put it down. It is delightful, sexy, and full of tension. The characters are fun and propos for this historical romance. I love the conflicts between Drusilla and Gabriel and how their relat...
  • Alison
    Aug 16, 2020
    Drusilla has been helplessly in love with her best friend Eva?s half-brother Gabriel for five years. But since he is a notorious rake and unbelievably handsome while she is more ordinary, she hides her feelings. She hides them so well that Gabriel thinks she dislikes him. But when...
  • Stacey is Sassy
    Nov 05, 2020
    I did not enjoy this story? This review is a wee bit spoilerish, please proceed with caution. Now, normally I would cut my losses early with a story that doesn?t work for me. In this case, I had heard a lot about Minerva Spencer and her fabulous storytelling abilities, so per...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Oct 15, 2020
    Notorious is by one of my favorite historical romance authors, Minerva Spencer, so the fact that I didn't like this story is crushing for me. I can't tell you how excited I was to read Notorious. I am a big fan of her "Outcasts" series (and I highly recommend rea...
  • ♥ WishfulMiss ♥
    Oct 26, 2020
    I was excited to read Dru and Gabe's story after reading their tension filled intro in the sneak peak but sadly it took a turn I wasn't expecting. I know many will enjoy reading the back and forth between these two (normally something I enjoy too) but for me this became a...
  • Brandy
    Jul 29, 2020
    So. I kinda hated Drusilla at first, who is so sharp tongued and almost bitter every time she comes into contact with Gabriel. Gabriel annoyed me a lot in the beginning too, and I felt like way too much time was spent on his past sexual exploits. This is a recurring theme throughout mo...
  • Rach
    Dec 11, 2020
    Drusilla Clare has her opinions on life. Her bestfriend is Eva, who has a stepbrother Gabriel Marlington. Everytime Drusilla and Gabriel across paths they class. Drusilla has a problem though she is attracted to Gabriel even though she doesn't want to be. Drusilla finds herself in...
  • Candace Robinson
    Oct 24, 2020
    Loved this one! It had fun things, serious things, twists and turns, and the perfect amount of swoon! I could bask in that cover for all eternity as well! Dru wasn?t very confident in herself which I could totally relate! But as the book progressed, we learn more about her and see he...
  • Niki (mustreadalltheromance)
    Nov 30, 2020
    2.5 stars rounded up. Drusilla Clare is fine with her wallflower status since marriage goes against her principles, but she can?t help her love for her best friend?s brother, Gabriel Marlington. She?s longed for him ever since they first met, but their open animosity is such t...
  • linda hole
    Nov 07, 2020
    This was just an ok book for me. Even though the authors writes beautifully, the story has been topd top any times before in my opinion Thank you to netgalley for letting me read this e arc in exchange for an honest review ...
  • Rose
    Dec 20, 2020
    The narrative behind Gabriel?s character made me really uncomfortable. Being half Arab, Gabriel is one of the books only instances of diversity- yet, is constantly describes and portrayed as a ?savage? and ?brute?. Additionally, his Islamic background was poorly written and b...
  • Brinley
    Nov 24, 2020
    This book is one of the most enjoyable I've read in quite some time! I don't normally read romances, and I read historical romances even less. I loved the small excerpt I got to read courtesy of BookishFirst, so I requested this as soon as it went up on Netgalley. Thankfully ...
  • niteskycs
    Feb 01, 2021
    2.5 stars this was a really interesting read as we get a unique hero for the era in that he's a poc main character and had good tropes such as best friend's brother and lots of banter/animosity between the leads, however, i felt as though gabriel's non-white side co...
  • Nursebookie
    Feb 04, 2021
    NOTORIOUS - Rebels of the Ton Series Book 1 Minerva Spencer Mnerva Spencer has a huge following for her previous novels and historical fiction writing and though this is the first book I have read from her, I can understand why she has such an awesome fan base of readers. I fou...
  • The Magical World of Reading
    Oct 02, 2020
    Minerva Spencer with her new novel ?Notorious? will lead you in the past, where one sassy wallflower lands the handsome rogue in one bittersweet romance that is certainly a very interesting beginning to what promises to be great series. This tale is about a marriage of convenience...
  • Beatriz
    Jul 28, 2020
    This is a 2,5 review rounded. I didn't know the author and based on the synopsis and the first couple of chapters I confess I expected something different, more of a regency romp, instead this went deeper. That was not necessarily bad, but it was a bit misleading. I really liked...
  • Kristin
    Jul 24, 2020
    I have mixed feelings on this one. First, I didn't realize some of these characters are from one of her previous books until I went back and looked at the backcatalog blurbs. So even though this is the first book in a series and can be read alone, I did feel like there was a lot o...
  • eyes.2c
    Dec 01, 2020
    Outcasts and rebels! An interesting plot dealing with the offspring from the Outcast series. Jibril or rather Gabriel Marlington as the son of the former Sultan of Oran, and Euphemia, the Marchioness of Exley, adds spice and adventure. Gabriel's step sister Eva's best frie...