The Countess Conspiracy (Brothers Sinister #3)
Violet Waterfield, the widowed Countess of Cambury, on the other hand, is entirely respectable, and she’d like to s ...more
I have never met a woman more in need of a mind-blowing orgasm than Violet Waterfield.
This MC was wound so tight that I just wanted to hand her a vibrator and tell her not to come out of her room until she’d rattled that stick out of her ass. Too bad there weren’t any to be had in Victorian England or the beginning of this book might have been less frustrating.
So Violet is a female scientist in a time where even women didn’t think that they should be educated. Instead of publishing her work he ...more
4 'Brilliant!' Stars
The Countess Conspiracy tells a fascinating story about a woman who has to hide her superior intelligence in order to maintain respectability, and a man who loves her so much he struggles with having to keep her secret.
Violet and Sebastian are such different character types than what I normally read in a historical. She is the female equivalent of a mad scientist. He is a beta-hero, and man enough to love her for her brains as well as her heart. The romance was slower than so ...more
Viola odorata or Sweet violet
For every woman whose name has disappeared without recognition.
Violet Waterfield, Countess of Cambury, widow, married previously for eleven years. Sebastian Malheur, her oldest and closest friend, and confidante. Secrets. Violet's got them. Sebastian's got a big one he can't share with Violet. And together Violet and Sebastian share a secret. Should it ever be disclosed, they'll both be ruined.
No one does layered like Ms Milan. This i ...more
I don't know what it was exactly. Can't put my finger on it, but the chemistry wasn't as volatile as I would have liked. Maybe because our rake was super gentlemanly and took things very very slowly. Which was good ...more
La autora pierde ese toque divertido para crear una historia en la que la superación personal es la gran protagonista.
Sin duda, esta pareja prometía ser la más divertida, quizás por eso me ha gustado mucho el giro que da su historia.
El pasado de Violet te pone los pelos de punta, cuánta crueldad humana socialmente "aprobada" , primera crítica socia y la segunda, no menos importante, el velado papel que la ciencia ha dejado desempeñar a la ...more
Cuando comencé este libro tenía una idea preconcebida totalmente errónea.
Conociendo como lo hacía a Sebastián y a Violet pensé que su historia sería lo más alejado a profunda que pudiera existir.
En mi mente en esta historia habría risas, carcajadas y momentos hilarantes a más no poder. Habría un amor bonito y sencillo.
Uy... pero que equivocada estaba. Porque su historia fue impresionante.
Ambos son personajes complejos, con debilidades y aspiraciones dif ...more
4 1/2 Sprakling Stars - Enchanting and so beautifully told. Yet another amazing Milan historical for us romantic (mature) readers.
A buddyread, she read and I listened to the audiobook, with my sweet and wise friend Sofia.
Hurray, this is all so clever and well done.
I'm sure you already guessed that I love these historicals in the Brother Sinister series by Courtney Milan. This was my fifth. ~ And I'm once again an applause and whistling admirer.
My reviews: (view ...more
The shortest version i ...more
It is a story about Violet and Sebastian. Sebastian is one of the world's greatest minds, only it is really Violet. She is conducting brilliant research in a time where women is not allowed to study at university, and society shuns intelligent women. I absolutely adored this part. Sebastian has presenter
The Countess Conspiracy is the third book in the Brothers Sinister series. Here we get Sebastian Malheur and Violet Waterfield’s story. Milan’s incredible talent is stamped throughout and after reading the above dedication, I was excited to begin.
Sebastian is a charming, intelligent ...more
It is about a scientist, inventing the study of inheritance a few decades early, in the 1860s. Because she is a woman, nobody will even read her ideas, and so she works with a man to get her id ...more
At times very, very good, but it also dragged on for me like none in the series before it. It seemed endless at certain moments, and I wasn't sure that I loved Violet.
Still, these characters were amazingly complex (even the side characters, very much so), but it felt a little like it tried to do too much for one book.
Another great audio reading, though, and I will most certainly be continuing on in the series!
Like everyone else seems to think this is the ultimate in tortured love. Dammit, I love me some tortured love - I'm looking at you Laura Kinsale. But this, was apparently above my pay grade.
Setting / Time / Genre: London. Sorta regency. Did they have an underground in regency times? Am I missing something here? Is this set in a different time?
Sexy times: They knock boots once and have a little OP. Nothing racy.
Plan on reading more ...more
Due to events in her past (which are revealed - and make it so devastating) Violet feels unworthy of basically anything - unlovable, untouchable - she is disgusted by herself.
Her best friend (who is also considered a rake) is Sebastian. He tells her early on in the book he is in love with her - but they both know she can't handle it. He can't even touch her hand without her having an extreme reaction.
So he waits. He ever so patiently starts to court her. AND IT ...more
This book is so intricately layered with complex relationships and flawed characters that I’ve found it diffic ...more
Courtney Milan never disappoints, and she is really on a roll with the Brothers Sinister series. The publisher's blurb sets up the story nicely: Sebastian is famous for his scientific theories on natural selection, and Violet is his childhood friend and helpmeet. Except, really she's the genius, and Sebastian is tired and a bit ashamed of fronting for her.
We often read of tortured heroes, but Violet is a tortured heroine, and your heart hur ...more
As with all of Courtney Milan's stories, I finished The Countess Conspiracy with a smile on my face and a contented sigh in my heart! It's fun, romantic, poignant, inspiring... all the things that make reading such a delight!
Full review to come....
A copy of this lovely story was provided by Ms. Milan.
There were parts I liked in the Countess Conspiracy and parts that annoyed me. I admit to too many interruptions during the beginning of my read so it was hard to warm up to the heroine. She was too much of a basketcase and I didn't have enough information to want to follow her.
Violet is an honorary member of the Brothers Sinister. Two of the "brothers" are half-bro ...more
Empiezas un libro que ya le tenías ganas de leer, porque claro, aquí están dos personajes que vas medio conociendo en los libros anteriores, que disfrutas de su diálogos como una enana. Y cuando ya empiezas a leer, a conocerlos a fondo, ver sus vidas, sus historias, su amor es cuando te das cuenta que, lo tu pensabas cuanto ibas a disfrutar con ellos, no llega ni a la punta de un zapato. ¿Por qué? ...more
Milan is a superb writer, I might not always fall totally in love with her characters, or the situations they find themselves in, might stretch my credibility, but I am in love with her writing and how she explores themes.
In the third of this series Milan gives us Violet and her partner in crime Sebastian. A true couple this one, there for each other through thick or thin. Both Violet and Sebastian are very intelligent, maybe Violet more so, but in a totally normal real life way, they are not co ...more
I love the plot here. It's very Victorian - a story occurring up and down the country at the time - men taking credit for women's work in t ...more
No diría que ha sido mi favorito, en realidad he visto a todos los libros bastante equilibrados, son buenos, interesantes, unos protas gustan más y otro ...more
As a romance character Violet was all over the place. She was characterized as being sharp, prickly, cold and out of place, but I never saw that in any of the previous books where she made an appearance. In this book she denied herself any love or compassion but she depended on her sister needing her. She was used (in the worst way) by her deceased husband and felt selfish because of it. She tried to ...more
No sé por donde empezar para comentar este libro, no me sirve volver a decir que tiene un argumento original, que lo es, ni que Sebastian es puro amor y Violet es una gran heroína.
Es todo eso y más. Este libro pequeño e imperfecto le pasa la mano por la cara a todos esos libros y autoras que se dedican a narrar relaciones tóxicas (y además son superventas) y nos cuenta una historia de amor simple y, sobre todo, SANA... ...more
What The Countess Conspiracy really does is to explore the psychology behind its heroine, Violet Waterfield, who is a brilliant scientist, but somehow feels that she is unlovable, unworthy...more
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She shook her head in mortification.
"Too late," he replied. "Here's my most important rule: Never have intercourse when one of the parties is in love with the other. It won't end well."
She gasped. "You arrogant cad! I'm not in love with you."
"I know." He didn't look away from her. "Isn't that what I said? Only one of us is in love, and it isn't you."
Violet stared at him. Her ears appeared to be working; her brain seemed to function. Tentatively, she added two and three and verified that they still made five.”
It's not fair to the people around me when I lose my temper. I say awful things when I'm angry. But it's not fair to me, either, that I was made this way.”