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Sunrise with a Notorious Lord (Lords of Vice #4)

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Dashing, decadent, and deliciously seductive, the notorious Lords of Vice indulge their every desire--from dusk until dawn…

Christopher Courtland, Earl of Vanewright--known around London as "Vane"--is the very picture of a rich, handsome ladies' man. Why shackle himself to just one lady when he's free to sample them all? In spite of his own mother's attempts at matchmaking,
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Is it just me, or were there about 50 pages or so missing towards the end of the book?

Things were going along great, albeit a little less developed than Hawkins previous books in the series, and then all of a sudden it is as if a major event was skipped in the book. (view spoiler)
Tiffany Day
I've been reading the series as each book has been released and the previous entry was a HUGE disappointment. I was ready for redemption; however, my concerns began when I picked up the book and found it was under 300 pages with a larger font size. OK, look - the book wasn't *terrible* - it had good potential with a somewhat unique setup: H has a meddling mother wishing to see him married; h, as default head of her family, is her accomplice in trying to marry off her sister. The problem is that ...more
It was ok.

Super tacky cover made me kind of embarrassed to read it on public transportation, so I read it only at home.

My main problem was that I felt like a chapter was missing. As of page 239, Isabel is dragging her mom out of a ballroom, trying to avoid Lord Botley and as far as I could tell they all think Ruddel is her fiance and no one knows of her plan with Lady Netherly.

On the NEXT page, Chapter 27, she claims her whole world had crumbled... um, how? Nothing happened at the ball (that we
Mary Gramlich
Lords of Vice Series #4
01/12 - St. Martin's Press - Mass Market Paperback – 287 pages

Is it possible you were created just to bedevil and bewitch me?

Christopher Avery Courtland, Earl of Vanewright is determined not to get married. He is been sticking with this theory while at the same time attempting to stop his mother from trying to make that happen. When you have one of the most conniving of woman as your mother you have to out fox her but this
I read it in an afternoon, and yet I didn't like it as much as I wanted or hoped to, I think?
It didn't grab me like some of the previous books had, although I do plan to re-read it.
It's just... the whole book seemed obvious might be the word I'm looking for.
I'm surprised Isabel was tricked by the plan to get Vane to marry Delia.
And that Vane didn't see through his mother - if all these characters are really so smart and clever, shouldn't they have known? The signs weren't just all there, they we
Melody May
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I will be up front, this was not my favorite book of the Lords of Vice series. I couldn't remember why. Of course, I have been re-reading the books, since Alexandra Hawkins had a new Lords of Vice come out this past month. Here is what the story is about:

If you have been following the series you would know that Christopher Courtland, the Earl of Vanewright has been trying to avoid his mother's machination to marry him off. However, his mother has come up a
Despite his mother’s persistence, Christopher Courtland, Earl of Vanewright, more commonly known as “Vane” has managed to keep himself clear of her matchmaking attempts. Although at times overly clever, Vane has come up with a solution to this season’s attempts, celibacy. He sees no other way around keeping himself out of a loveless marriage and all is going according to plan, until he meets Isabel Thorne whose quick temper and precise aim has him at a disadvantage for the first time in his life ...more
While I definitely enjoyed this book more than I did the previous installments, I feel hesitant to give it a better rating because there were a number of things about it that deterred from my overall enjoyment of it.

I feel like these are common traits in Hawkins' Lords of Vice series: The setup and situation of the characters was definitely interesting, and it was nice seeing their personalities and how their pasts affected the way that they acted. I enjoyed seeing the hero and heroine interact
This is a review of the first four books of the Lords of Vice series, originally posted on My Book Musings.

The series is about the friendship and discovery of the seven most debauched lords in society, the Lords of Vice, namely Sin, Reign, Dare, Vane, Saint, Hunter, and Frost. Their names are actually derived from their aristocratic lineage. For example, Frost’s title is actually Lord Chillingsworth and Dare is Lord Mordare. I like Alexandra Hawkins’ play on their nicknames using their lineage.

Barbara ★
Though I liked both Vane and Isabel, I thought their story missed the boat. Things were going along nice and smoothly and suddenly Isabel grabs her family and leaves town. Why? WTH happened that wasn't discussed in the story? And all of a sudden Vane just knows that Isabel and his mother were working together to trap him in marriage. Again, where did this sudden knowledge spring from?

Other than these two glaring problems, I enjoyed Vane and Isabel's courtship and the give and take between them.
The beginning of the end for this series. Both the author and teh editors were just phoning it on from here on out.

The plots OK and seems to be developing well (although way too much happens in the final 35% of every book in this series) and then all of a sudden we have a massive plot jump. Who the hell cut out out an entire chapter without even trying to explain what happened in it later on? Ruins the back 20% of the book IMO.

I also wasn't overly invested in the characters anyway (the LOVs I am
Vane gritted his teeth while Isabel moved on to paying her respects to his friends. He had to remind himself that all three gentlemen were happily married. Their smiles and courtly manners were not meant to provoke him.
Vane realized that he was jealous.
It was an irrational emotion. All he wanted to do was plant his fist in Sin’s face and drag Isabel out of the box

Oh my, Alexandra Hawkins never failed to surprise me! This series is getting better and better indeed. I'm not wrong at that assum
Vane's mother is setting him up with a girl as she wants him to marry. The girl is supposedly Delia--or is it Isabel? This could have been amuch better book, but it is as though the author just wanted to get the book finished and on to the next. Every description of Vane's mother included her age. His father tells him he is dying but not only does Vane not care, neither did the author since it is never mentioned again. The others have to be better--hopefully not worse.
3.5 Stars. The review that follows is a partial review. To read the full text, please visit:
Isabel Thorne life has been anything but easy. Her father's death lead to her mother's inability to deal with everyday life, leaving Isabel to take care of the household herself. With limited resources, this hasn't been easy; her father was only a mere working man, a philosopher of sorts, and though her mother was born the daughter of a lord she was cut off com
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มาถึงเลมทีสีแลวคะ ในชุด Lords of Vice เรืองราวของขุนนางหนุมเจดคนทีแตละคนมีชือเลนสุดเทห แตละคนรำรวย หลอเหลา และมีทุกอยางทีทุกคนตองอิจฉา

เลมนีเปนเรืองราวของคริสโตเฟอร คอรทแลนด หรือเอิรลแหงเวนไรท ซึงฉายาทีทุกคนเรียกขานกันกคือเวน และเวนกเหมือนกับสมาชิกคนอืน ๆ ในกลุมเพือนทีไมอยากมีขอผูกมัด และตองการใชชีวิตโสดผละจากหญิงคนนึงไปอีกคนนึงอยางไมมีบวงผูกพัน แตแลวเมือเขาไดพบกับมิสอิซาเบล ธอรน ทุกอยางกเปลียนไป

ครังแรกทีเขาไดพบกับเธอ เวนพานางบำเรอของเขาไปรานตัดเสือ ในขณะทีอิซาเบลและนองสาวไปเลือกซือเสือผาเพือเตร
Of the four Lords of Vice romances written so far this has to be my least favorite. The first several books had held me in thrall and I just assumed that the rest of them would do so also. That this book would be as sexy and adventures as the others. But, although Ms Hawkins follows her seduction formula right down to the bone, ( first kiss,a second longer kiss, a seduction leaving the woman satisfied but not the man, full out love-making,etc.)the characters and the plot were the shallowest yet. ...more
This is book 4 of the Lords of Vice series and my first book of the series (unfortunately)!! I found this book to be thoroughly enjoyable and now I'll be searching for the first 3 books in the series before I catch up with the new released ones.

The Lord of Vice series is about 7 rakish lords, each with their own nickname - Sin, Reign, Dare, Vane, Saint, Hunter and Frost. This book centers on Vane or Lord Vanewright as his true address. Vane was a late in life child to his parents and as they are
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
I have been waiting for the next book forever, and I was a little disappointed.

All of these books have been fun & the women drew mw in. The men are supposed to be rakes (man whorish) & all about blowing money & having fun. For Vane, it was over way too fast.

I am not drawn to women in this period who are beneath the "ton" clas or constantly say they don't belong. The ones too poor to afford a dress. I was very frustrated with the younger sister of the main character.

Isobel & her
I'm going to give a solid 4 stars to this book. I really liked it but again it lacked historical realism. What I mean is that this whole series is set in Regency England, and yet girls are allowed around these gentlemen without chaperons, etc.

Things that were considered scandalous for a young sheltered girl of that time were completely overlooked in this book. (view spoiler)
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"Sunrise with a Notorious Lord" by Alexandra Hawkins

Isabel Thorne is a plain and simple girl. She does not have the beautiful looks that her sister Delia has. Isabel knows that no man of prestigious will ever pay attention to her or ask for her hand in marriage.

Ever since that encounter with Lord Vanewright, in the dress shop, Isabel Thorne can not seem to stop thinking about him. Isabel knows that she is in London for one purpose, and that is to work with Vane's mother to try and set her sist
The new book by Alexandra Hawkins titled "Sunrise with a Notorious Lord" was an excellent book. Christopher Courtland, Earl of Vanewright known as Vane is one of the Lords of Vice. He is a rich and handsome ladies man, who's trying to forestall his matchmaking Mother. In the opening scene of the book, Vane is with his soon to ex-mistress in a dressing room at the dressmaker's shop making way too much noise doing what he does best. When Vane exits the dressing room, he spies a beautiful woman sho ...more
SUNRISE WITH A NOTORIOUS LORD by Alexandrea Hawkins is another exciting addition to "A Lord Vice" Novel set in 1823 England. It is the 4th book in "A Lord Vice" novel,but can be read as a stand alone. See " After Dark With A Scoundrel","All Night With A Rogue" and "Till Dawn With The Devil". Although,you will see some to the characters from the previous stories re-appearing throughout this story with their wives,of course. "Sunrise With A Notorious Lord" is the story of "Vane",Christopher Courtl ...more
Azwildcat * reads too much romance *
Book 4: Sunrise with a Notorious Lord
***** My Ratings *****
Hero rating: 5
Heroine rating: 4
Steam/Action Factor: 4
Plot/Storyline: 3.5
Writing Style: 4
Overall rating: 4 – The first time a read this book it was my least favorite of the series. Since I’ve re-read the book I don’t feel as though it was as bad as my first reaction but I still think the book felt rushed towards the end. Seems as though it may be missing a chapter explaining how Vane found out about Isabelle’s invo
I loved the book. This was a little lighter than the others in the series. The Other characters have a much darker and sinister story to tell. But from the Beginning I have always felt that Vane was some what the clown of the group, more so than the others. My only complaint, if you could call it that is that I would have liked for the characters to have gotten to know each other in a deeper way. Their connection seemed rushed. In one chapter they began to like each other, and the next chapter i ...more
This book started out okay, but it never did grab me as super fantastic, but toward the end it really slipped. The characters would change emotion or thought without explanation. At the end, the h is so upset that she didn't get his forgiveness and wishes she could then he shows up and she's all righteously angry. What happened to sadness that she'd hurt him?

I liked the story line, and I loved the other Lords of Vice, but this author's writing is not my favorite. I'm afraid to try the other book
Jenn Tested
The Lords of Vice are a notorious group amongst the ton. Vane, the current vice in question, is not looking for a wife. In fact, Vane is doing all he can to avoid his mother's matchmaking attempts. Until he meets Isabel Thorne. Isabel is in London hoping to give her younger sister a season to remember. Lady Netherley, Isabel's host and Vane's mother, would love for her son to wed Isabel's sister, Delia. While attempting to make the match happen, Isabel has no idea that Vane has other plans in mi ...more
With historical romances, there's only so many plots you can come up with and still be slightly believable and fit in with the conventions you're trying to write about. This plot wasn't groundbreaking or anything, but it still kept me engaged with a plot device I've read many times before (heroine fallen on hard financial times because the men in her life suck at money, has to try to land a husband, hero's wily mother interferes with his love life (either to push him towards a lady or away from ...more
Trianna Hyde
The books from this era have become my new obsession. I love reading them and seem to devour them. this book proved no different. I loved the title female Isabel and the title male "Vane." Isabel stuggles to remain practical and realistic. fighting for the future of her family and her home. She seems to deny herself the chance at happiness. under the belief that duty is better love or happiness. Vane makes her finally question that belief. vane the serial bachelor doesnt want to find love let al ...more
Michelle Ahrens
The 4th book of the Lords of Vice series. I have loved this series from the first chapter of All Night With A Rogue. You come to know all seven of the Lords in each book. They have their parts in each story to reveal something of themselves so you can't wait to read their story or hear more about them afterwards. I have read each boos in one sitting because I can't seem to put them down after I start. I liked Vane's story - meddling mother trying to find a wife for her rake of a son. A woman try ...more
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 08, 2015 12:53PM  
  • Mad About the Earl (Ministry of Marriage, #2)
  • Bride by Mistake (Devil Riders, #5)
  • My Ruthless Prince (Inferno Club, #4)
  • How to Seduce a Scoundrel (How To Series #2)
  • The Duchess Diaries (The Bridal Pleasures, #3)
  • To Wed a Wild Lord (Hellions of Halstead Hall #4)
  • How to Dance with a Duke (Ugly Ducklings, #1)
  • The Tattooed Duke (The Writing Girls, #3)
  • Secrets of an Accidental Duchess (Donovan Sisters, #2)
  • Not Wicked Enough (Reforming the Scoundrels, #1)
  • Blame It on Bath (The Truth About the Duke, #2)
  • Lessons in Seduction (Once Upon An Accident, #2)
  • My Wicked Little Lies (Sinful Family Secrets, #3)
  • Sinful Surrender (The Elusive Lords, #1)
  • Taming an Impossible Rogue (Scandalous Brides, #2)
  • Trouble at the Wedding (Abandoned at the Altar, #3)
  • The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae (The Cynster Sisters Trilogy, #3)
  • One Night Scandal (The Spinster Club, #5)
Alexandra Hawkins is an unrepentant Anglophile who discovered romance novels as a teenager and knew that one day she would be writing her own. In "The Lords of Vice" series, she has combined her love of English history, mythology, and romance to create sensual character-driven stories that, she hopes, will touch readers' hearts.

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Other Books in the Series

Lords of Vice (7 books)
  • All Night with a Rogue (Lords of Vice, #1)
  • Till Dawn with the Devil (Lords of Vice, #2)
  • After Dark with a Scoundrel (Lords of Vice, #3)
  • All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess (Lords of Vice, #5)
  • Dusk with a Dangerous Duke (Lords of Vice, #6)
  • Twilight with the Infamous Earl (Lords of Vice, #7)
All Night with a Rogue (Lords of Vice, #1) After Dark with a Scoundrel (Lords of Vice, #3) Till Dawn with the Devil (Lords of Vice, #2) All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess (Lords of Vice, #5) Dusk with a Dangerous Duke (Lords of Vice, #6)

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