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The Not Exactly Scarlet Pimpernel

C. P. Lesley


Have you ever wanted to rewrite your favorite novel—fix the heroine’s mistakes, win the hero’s heart? Nina Pennington does. It makes her day when she lands the plum role as the heroine of The Scarlet Pimpernel in a class assignment based on a computer game. She knows she can win—until she realizes her one chance for success requires an alliance with her least-favorite fellow grad student, cast as the Scarlet Pimpernel himself. 


The game challenges Nina in ways she never anticipated, and that least-favorite fellow grad student starts looking better by the minute. But then, she has always had a soft spot for the swashbuckling Scarlet Pimpernel. 


Now Nina has to choose: win the game, or take a chance on love?


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“Intelligently written, exciting, suspenseful, pacy, funny, poignant, sigh-inducingly romantic—and clean. What’s not to like?”

—Kate Martyn, author of The King’s Gift

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