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When She Was Bad

Louise Bagshawe

Average Review Rating Average Rating 7/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Orion

Published : 2001

Copyright : Louise Bagshawe 2001

ISBN-10 : PB 0-7528-4801-1
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-7528-4801-3

Publisher's Write-Up

Lita Morales may be an Hispanic girl from the poor end of the Bronx but she has two major assets: she's utterly gorgeous, with her smooth skin and fantastic figure, and she also has a brain like a steel trap.
Her ambition burns so brightly it's almost overwhelming. Life is going to give her exactly what she wants - success, power and money.

Then she meets Rupert. Smooth, aristocratic and stunningly handsome, he has something special that drives Lita wild. When he walks out on her, she is beyond devastated.

Rebecca Lancaster was only a baby when she lost her family in a car crash. At twenty-one, she inherits Fairfield Court, one of the most exquisite stately homes in England, along with the family business. After growing up in America, she finds her English inheritance complex and foreign but the suave Lord Lancaster her titled second cousin, is eager to lend a hand - and a passion that Rebecca has never known. But the baron has much more on his mind than love, as Becky discovers to her cost.

Linked by betrayal, two beautiful women are set unexpectedly at loggerheads, and discover that revenge can be very sweet indeed...

A super-charged, glamorous adventure that ranges from New York and Morocco to the English countryside, When She Was Bad… is the latest glorious read from best-selling Louise Bagshawe, packed with sex, sophistication and a satisfying dose of spine-tingling romance.

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Review by Chrissi (010902) Rating (7/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 7/10
Oh, dear, another lambaste at formulaic stories... yep. This one, I think, is quite early in Ms Bagshawe's career and is therefore not quite as polished as the later books. It is set in the seventies, which makes a change, but as for the two women involved, there is little change from some of the more recent offerings.

Why do women fight? It seems shallow that the women in these books are always from such different backgrounds and yet they always come together at the end to realise that they are really not so very different. They always have to unite against the man who got it all so very wrong at the beginning, setting them at odds for the story.

It is nice to see the development of the stories, culminating in A Kept Woman, where the characters are so much better written and better plotted. That said, it is always nice to read a good bit of vicarious bitchiness, it makes me glad that I have a much easier time of it all.
Chrissi (1st September 2002)

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