Unforgivable Love: A Retelling of Dangerous Liaisons by Sophfronia Scott

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Read Unforgivable Love: A Retelling of Dangerous Liaisons Online Free - In this vivid re-imagining of the French classic Les Liaisons Dangereuses, it’s the summer when Jackie Robinson breaks Major League Baseball’s color barrier and a sweltering stretch has Harlem’s elite fleeing the city for Westchester County’s breezier climes. But there two predators stalking amidst the manicured gardens and fine old homes.

Heiress Mae Malveaux rules society with an angel’s smile and a heart of stone. She made up her mind long ago that nobody would decide her fate. To have the pleasure she craves, control is paramount, especially control of the men Mae attracts like moths to a flame.

Valiant Jackson always gets what he wants—and he’s wanted Mae for years. The door finally opens for him when Mae strikes a bargain: seduce her virginal young cousin, Cecily, who is engaged to Frank Washington. Frank values her innocence above all else. If successful, Val’s reward will be a night with Mae.

But Val secretly seeks another prize. Elizabeth Townsend is fiercely loyal to her church and her civil rights attorney husband. Certain there is something redeemable in Mr. Jackson. Little does she know that her most unforgivable mistake will be Val’s greatest triumph.



Title : Unforgivable Love: A Retelling of Dangerous Liaisons
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ISBN : 0062655655
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 528 pages


Reviews


Ann Marie rated it ★★★★★

October 09, 2017

I'm running a giveaway for this book through 11:59pm EST 10/13/17. Enter here! You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine. Though I have never read the original version of Dangerous Liaisons or even seen a film or theater adaptation, I was intrigued by this book’s description and...


Gaele rated it ★★★★★

October 02, 2017

Pierre de Laclos’s original Les Liaisons Dangereuses and the machinations and struggles for power, position and upward mobility, full of sex, rumor and backbiting were emblematic of the courts of many European Kings - the real inspiration of modern day Survivor-like reality shows. Sophfronia Scot...


Kathy rated it ★★★★★

September 27, 2017

I felt so lucky to receive this novel as a Goodreads Giveaway. What a sexy, compelling, powerful, deeply absorbing read. I love Sophronia Scott's writing. Everything: time, place, characters, was so vivid to me because of her gifted storytelling, a winning combination of precision and lyricism. I...


Erica rated it ★★★★★

April 25, 2017

Sophfronia Scott has created a truly inspiring retelling of the 18th century novel -Dangerous Liaisons. Never sacrificing the heart of the story, Sophfronia has brilliantly unraveled the deeply woven and intricate relationships between the main characters set in 1940’s Harlem. She has seamlessl...


Breena rated it ★★★★★

June 13, 2017

"Unforgivable Love" by Sophfronia Scott, a retelling of the classic, "Dangerous Liaisons," is a sexy summer's intrigue in the world of fashionable members of African-American high society in Jazz Age Harlem, New York. Scott's novel is a panoramic exploration of universal themes of love, sex, and...


Carla rated it ★★★★☆

October 09, 2017

UNFORGIVABLE LOVE by Sophfronia Scott is an intriguing retelling of the French classic, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses” (Dangerous Liaisons) set in the world of high-society African-American culture during the late 1940s in Harlem, New York. The author has created complex characters with carefully int...


Nancy rated it ★★★★☆

July 07, 2017

Ms. Scott's novel is faithful to Dangerous Liasons, but it is so much more than that. At first I thought it was going to be an everyday historical "bodice ripper", but the author's characters are so fully realized and the setting so engaging and real that I was quickly swept up in the narrative. A...


Linda rated it ★★★★★

June 13, 2017

I'm still pinching myself having had the good fortune of reading an advance copy of Sophfronia Scott's brilliant new book. Her exquisite masterpiece, set primarily in 1940s Harlem, and based on a French classic, is immediately involving. Sophfronia’s dynamic characters play through and around the...


DJ rated it ★★★★★

October 14, 2017

Favorite Quotes: Mae was vigilant about her expressions. She learned long ago the faces she wore would always be more essential than any dress she put on… The gals around here look at me cross-eyed like you’re doing now, but I say get you a second husband if you can manage it. You mark my words! Yo...


Christine rated it ★★★★★

March 07, 2017

A sexy, suspenseful, and lyrical retelling of Dangerous Liaisons, set in late 1940s Harlem - Sophfronia Scott is a gifted novelist with the heart of a poet. I read this novel in galleys and was immediately captivated - can't wait for it to meet other readers in the fall of 2017 when it will be pu...





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