L'impulsive (Trois destinées, #1)
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L'impulsive (The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy #1)

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Lucy est amoureuse de Toby, mais ce dernier l'ignore. Pour s'entraîner à le séduire, elle prend comme cobaye Jeremy, l'ami de son frère, un homme austère. Mais Lucy et Jeremy se prennent à leur propre piège.
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by J'ai Lu (first published July 28th 2009)
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Dina
Dec 04, 2013 Dina rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dina by: Rane Aria
I love finding new authors to add to my towering TBR/WL, and Tessa Dare is my latest addition. Goddess of the Hunt is her debut book, and what an excellent book it was!

Lucy Waltham has been in love with Sir Toby Aldridge, one of her older brother Henry's friends, since she was eleven years old - ah, what a precocious child she was! - but he's about to propose to another woman and she must take action before it's too late. So she sets a plan to seduce him and show him that she's the right woman f...more
Lisa Kay
Photobucket4 ½ stars. If you looked up the word “minx” in the dictionary I’m sure there would be a picture of Lucy Waltham next to it. Sure, a lot of authors say their heroine is a minx, but Tessa Dare shows us she is; it’s delightful. Such a charming read, it kept me up most of the night.

Lucy has been the bane of Jeremy Trescott’s existence since childhood. Now he’s going to turn her into a woman and his countess in spite of himself. I really felt his frustration in trying to fight his attraction to L...more
Rane
Lucy Waltham has just found out the man she’s been in love with since she’s been a child is getting married! Thinking of only way to get him to change his mind is seduce him, but she needs someone to practice on first. Thinking of her brother’s best friend, he would be someone perfect to practice on, he’s cold as ice and if she can thaw him out this seduction would be a piece of cake. Jeremy Trescott, the Earl of Kendall is shocked when he’s “attacked” late at night by the kissing fiend Lucy. A...more
Beanbag Love
Dang! Why aren't there more stars?

This book hit me right where I wanted it to right when I needed it. Funny, heart-wrenching, and incredibly romantic, I had a very hard time getting this story out of my head when I had to put it down to go do those tedious things that other humans expect of me.

As I said in my giddy post above, Tessa Dare does all those things I've been wanting authors to do. Yes, there's angst and some separation and misunderstanding, but neither of the characters had to be str...more
Barbara M.
5 Stars...I LOVED it...

Who in the world is Tessa Dare and where has she been all my life?!

"Goddess of The Hunt" had me hooked from page one. I cringed every time I knew I had to put this one down, and I hated the fact that my eyes betrayed me at night when I'd fall asleep trying to read it. I don't see a "Best-Seller" on the cover yet, but I promise if this lady keeps writing books like this she's going to be the next Julia Quinn (the old, not the new one).

Pages 115-128 holds the most intense,...more
Catherine
*4.5 Stars*

Wow, this book was a complete surprise for me after the Stud Club trilogy. I wouldn't have tried this author again--having failed to connect to two of the three books in that trilogy--if a friend of mine hadn't praised this one so highly. Thank goodness I did, because this book was great! I enjoy falls-for-sibling's-friend storylines as is, so that predisposed me to enjoy the relationship setup, but Jeremy and Lucy and their dynamic are what made me continue to enjoy it.

I enjoyed wat...more
Shawna
4 stars – Historical/Regency Romance

This is my second read by Tessa Dare, and I’ll admit that I had pretty high expectations based on all the buzz and rave reviews for this book. Although I did enjoy this, I can’t quite say that I loved it or would consider it a favorite, mainly because I didn’t really care that strongly for the characters, which was the same way I felt about One Dance with a Duke.

The heroine’s relentless, childish pursuit of her brother’s friend Toby for the first part of the s...more
Katie(babs)
Delightful, sweet and sexy are only a few words that come to mind when I finished reading Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare. This is Tessa’s first book and I applaud her for writing a lovely historical romance with the witty dialogue and lush descriptions of the setting and the character’s thoughts. I am not a big fan of long descriptive paragraphs, but with Goddess of the Hunt, all my senses were engaged. I wanted this book to go on and on because it was that good. Tessa Dare may possibly be my...more
K.
Jan 13, 2010 K. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K. by: Rane
FIVE+++ BIG STARS!!***** What more can I say that others haven't about this book?! I LOVED it! I can't think of any unresolved issues I had with the characters and just REALLY enjoyed reading their love story (didn't want it to end). This author could become an auto buy (I've already bought books 2 and 3 in this series!), and all I can say is . . . I sure hope so. What a breath of fresh air! :)
K.
LiteraryLover
The first half or so of this book is absolutely great. A very cute love story about a group of friends who gather every summer at once place and have some fun. Most of these friends have gotten married or had children recently though and only a few remain single. One of those is Lucy. Lucy is the sister of Henry. Henry is friends with Felix, Jeremy, and Toby. Lucy is in love with Toby, however he's brought a young lady with him to their retreat that everyone thinks he'll propose too. This simply...more
Ally72
"Goddess of the Hunt" by Tessa Dare is one of the best historical romance books I have read in awhile. It is always exciting to find a new author that writes wonderful books! She reminds me of another favorite author of mine...Lisa Kleypas. I loved the chemistry between Lucy and Jeremy in this book and the dialogue was sowitty. I found myself laughing out loud at certain points and I don't usually do that with many books. Of course, there was a lot of passion in this story and it wasn't disappoi...more
ChloeLeeNH
I enjoyed this! I loved the beginning before they went to his manor much better but the whole thing was great. She just had more spunk and there was less angst. I just wanted to get them out of it and get it more interesting. But I will definitely search out the rest of the series!!
Eastofoz
Oct 17, 2010 Eastofoz rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Sabrina Jeffries style romances
This book didn’t live up to all the hype buzzing around it for me. It’s alright but more of the ho-hum average kind of book than something great and wow that a lot of readers say it is.

It starts out fun enough with the heroine deciding to take matters into her own hands and get herself a husband she wants being that she’s 20 and her brother hasn’t done anything for her because he’s been busy with his own new family. Lucy sets her sights on Toby, a family friend, who she’s loved forever. Toby is...more
Liza Gilbert
Spoilers and adult content ahead:


I don't think it was a bad historical romance, but it wasn't anything special. The typical gag-worthy events popular in romance novels occurred (ex: he accidentally bruises her while having sex and she gushes about his ardor and passion). I've read some good romance novels, which I know some will say is an oxymoron, but this book was less oxy and more moron.

Dare (real name Ortega) had a few things going for her. There was a wandering aunt who could disappear fro...more
Denise
Really more of a 4 1/2 stars on this one. I loved Jeremy and Lucy, they were great together! I loved the way the romantic scenes between them were written, very hot and sizzling with emotional energy. The story lost 1/2 a star because I felt there were a few things left unresolved. (view spoiler)...more
Stephanie
What a great book!! I am so glad I finally took the plunge and started this series. There are some very steamy scenes in this book. The wardrobe, the tree, the bedroom...well you get the idea. Dare managed to write some seriously hot scenes with out being to over the top, for those of you that don't like that.

Dare is a new favorite and I have already added her new series that starts the end of this month.
Fani
4.5 stars
Almost perfect, and I might still upgrade it to 5 stars as I enjoyed it very very much, especially the ending. Still, the heroine's naivite, grated on my nerves at some point, even if it didn't last long enough to drag the whole book down.
There are some great lines in this one, they're worth reading the book just for them.
Highly recommended (if you don't hate misunderstanding plots and I don't!)
Anna D.
4.5 stars. I'm so impressed that this was Tessa Dare's debut novel!

I really had such a nice time reading this and it’s definitely one of Tessa Dare’s winners! The H/h are opposites and they are one of those couples whose courtship was fun to watch because it caught both of them by surprise.

To the four childhood friends – Jeremy, Henry (Lucy’s brother and guardian), Toby, and Felix – Lucy was the little tomboy sister that followed them around on autumn visit at Waltham Manor for hunting and fis...more
Blodeuedd Finland
This was a good book for a long bustrip, I sat there and smiled and must have looked like a fool sometimes.

Lucy wants to get married and she has her sights on a certain person but how to get there when she is such a tomboy who hasn't even had her first season? So she gets this silly idea that she should practice her seduction skills on her brother's friend Jeremy. What a crazy idea, and I was so glad to see that Jeremy was a gentleman who tried to resist.

Lucy was bold, and I liked her. Act like...more
Stacia (out of inspiration)
3.5 stars. I'm torn whether to round this book up or down. The first half was such a great read. There was humor, sparring, angst, and wicked scheming to be had.

The second half dragged somewhat, although the ending was sweet. I found the humor was almost abruptly cut from the book in favor of forcing too much back-story. This book was written in a pretty traditional historical romance format, meaning that there wasn't anything unpredictable about the story, which was to be expected. HR is a bit...more
Samantha
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Lucy

This is the second time I read Goddess Of The Hunt, because I want to finish the trilogy and I barely remembered the characters and what happened to them.

And let me tell you, I don't know what could have possessed me to give this book 5 stars the first time.

I found the whole story boring and I couldn't bring myself to like any of the characters, apart from Jeremy himself and Sophia Hathaway.

Who could ever resist a stone-faced, cold-eyed sexy devil, who, in truth, just longs for love and acceptan...more
Jane Stewart
Not my kind of story. But many like this.

I read 130 pages and stopped. There was a lot of pondering one’s feelings, tempting each other with kisses, and descriptive writing. I just wasn’t interested in the characters or the set up. I was bored. Lucy loves Toby. Toby plans to marry Sophia. So Lucy wants to seduce Toby and convince him to marry her instead. Toby knows Lucy wants him but he doesn’t want to tell Lucy the truth. So Toby asks Jeremy to occupy and distract Lucy until Toby proposes to S...more
Verity
Wow... GOTH is much better than the dull sequel. Glad I didn't give up on TD. If her books are all like this, she'll catapult to my auto-buy. Luved the 2nd half of the book better than the 1st half 'cuz estranged married couple is just my cuppa. This is a future re-read material =)~
Aoi
Absolutely delightful! Tessa Dare's debut novel, one that was written a gazillion years ago, and I can't believe I'm just getting to it. Historical romance is all about the heroes, but suffice to say, Lucy Waltham is on my favorites list.

Jeremy Trescott, the Earl of Kendall is roused in the middle of the night by a knock at his door, and soundly kissed. The culprit is his best friend's younger sister, Lucy Waltham, who wants to 'practice' a little before the main event with Sir Toby. Toby, a par...more
Mandi Schreiner
This is a debut novel by Tessa Dare that I have seen garner much praise in the land of romance blogs. I must say, all of the praise is well deserved. Romance fans, this one is a must read! I was watching Sarah, from Smart Bitches Trashy Books on her video introduction of Tessa Dare recently on the Borders True Romance Blog. Sarah read a quote from Goddess of the Hunt (in her smexy voice) and after listening to Sarah read it, I stood up, walked to my bookcase, and put Goddess of the Hunt on the v...more
Maureen Feeney
Lucy Waltham has been in love with her brothers friend Sir Toby Aldridge for years, but as Toby is planning to get engaged she decides to seduce him and trap him. First she has to see if her kisses are seductive enough so she knocks on Jeremy Trescott, Earl of Kendalls door to test them on him. Jeremy always thought of Lucy as a disaster waiting to happen and he is appalled at her plan. Yet after a few clumsy kisses, the infamously cold-hearted earl finds the last thing he wants is to see Lucy h...more
Kim H
This story had a cute and enjoyable premise, but unfortunately, it was too thin for a 384 page novel. I think it would have worked well as a short story or even as a category romance, but if you're going to write something that could be satisfyingly concluded with half the page count, I think it's a huge mistake to beat the big misunderstanding to death in order to bulk it up. I was annoyed by page 200 and downright disgusted with two chapters to go. I did manage to finish this because it's my u...more
Cheryl
I really LOVED this book... until... towards the end. During the last quarter of the book it really seemed to slow down, like the author was dragging it out. Or maybe it was because toward the end it lost some of the humor and took a more serious turn. But it was a very enjoyable read and it was quite steamy! Some excellent scenes being in the woods against a tree, in a wardrobe while playing hide and seek, and many, many more!

HankLover
Lucy is a fiesty heroine if ever there was one, and it was a true delight watching her attempts to get under the Hero Jeremy's skin. She did a damn good job of it too, in more ways than one. The poor man was tortured by the flesh-and-blood Lucy during the day and by lustful dreams of her at night. The warbdrobe scene...oh my god. HOT.
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Tessa Dare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of ten historical romance novels and four novellas. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award and multiple RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Awards. Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romanc...more
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