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Subject: Need help identifying this book
Date Posted: 2/22/2010 12:17 PM ET
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It was a historical about a British woman divorced from her husband who becomes a courtesan.  She lives in Venice and she took some incriminating letters from her ex that he wants back.  He keeps trying to have her killed for them.

Hero is a half British/half Italian spy who wants out of the business.  He is a master of disguise and impersonates a servant in her opera box one night. 

She has a room full of cupids (painted on the ceiling) and she refers to it as the room of the penii because of all the little naked penises.

Does this ring a bell with anyone?


Date Posted: 2/22/2010 12:35 PM ET
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Is it Your Scandalous Ways by Loretta Chase?

Date Posted: 2/22/2010 12:53 PM ET
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Yeah, that's what I was thinking too - Scandalous Ways by Loretta Chase.

Date Posted: 2/22/2010 2:00 PM ET
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Thank you! That's it!

Date Posted: 2/22/2010 4:05 PM ET
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Lol.  The naked cherub room was one of my favorite parts of that book:P  Most of the rest of it reminded me of Jo Beverley, but I'm not sure where I got that association from.  Something to do with A Lady's Secret, maybe.

Date Posted: 2/22/2010 4:46 PM ET
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You guys are great!

I knew I read the book but for the life of me couldn't remember the title!