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Preview — Sunrise with a Notorious Lord by Alexandra Hawkins
Sunrise with a Notorious Lord (Lords of Vice #4)
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 matchma
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)[When and how did Vane find out that Isabel and his mother were in cahoots? We go from the two of them getting together, having a fight, the fake-fiance showing up, and the next thing you know Vane is mad about her dec ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
Other than these two glaring problems, I enjoyed Vane and Isabel's courtship and the give and take between them. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
เลมนีเปนเรืองราวของคริสโตเฟอร คอรทแลนด หรือเอิรลแหงเวนไรท ซึงฉายาทีทุกคนเรียกขานกันกคือเวน และเวนกเหมือนกับสมาชิกคนอืน ๆ ในกลุมเพือนทีไมอยากมีขอผูกมัด และตองการใชชีวิตโสดผละจากหญิงคนนึงไปอีกคนนึงอยางไมมีบวงผูกพัน แตแลวเมือเขาไดพบกับมิสอิซาเบล ธอรน ทุกอยางกเปลียนไป
ครังแรกทีเขาไดพบกับเธอ เวนพานางบำเรอของเขาไปรานตัดเสือ ในขณะทีอิซาเบลและนองสาวไปเลือกซือเสือผาเพือเตร ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Things that were considered scandalous for a young sheltered girl of that time were completely overlooked in this book. (view spoiler)[ Like going into a private room with a gentleman not related to you. Receiving a gentleman not related to you alone in yo ...more
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 ...more
***** My Ratings *****
Hero rating: 5
Heroine rating: 4
Steam/Action Factor: 4
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 ...more
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 ...more
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