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What a Lady Needs (The Redgraves #2)

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  181 ratings  ·  33 reviews
From USA Today bestselling author Kasey Michaels comes the second book in her captivating series about the Redgraves—four siblings celebrated for their legacy of scandal and seduction...

Lady Katherine Redgrave has one mission—to find her deceased father's journals, which may hold the key to a traitorous conspiracy that puts Kate's family in danger. Kate vows to let no obs
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Mass Market Paperback, 343 pages
Published April 30th 2013 by HQN Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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Mary Chen *Nulla in mundo pax sincera*
This is an incredible piece of work, combining just the right amount of humor, intrigue, and love into a history suspense-cum-romance story, along with endearing, wonderful characters. The mystery of the Redgrave scandals pick up from the previous novel, but the important details are all explained in this novel, so readers would not feel left out of the grand mission that interposes the four novels of the Redgrave siblings (Gideon, Max, Val, Kate; Max and Val's story yet to come).

The Redgrave f
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Kirsti
Regency with a plot! Who knew such a thing existed? Now, I haven't read the first book since Big W delights in putting these style of books out as individuals, and I don't think I really needed to. I got enough of the story, and what had happened before, in recaps. I understood there was a treasure hunt, with the object not necessarily a treasure, and most of the history of it. I enjoyed all the references to time periods and people.

I unexpectedly enjoyed the romance too. Some parts felt a littl
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Regina
I'm sorry, but this book was sooo Bad I just couldn't finish it. I really try to complete every book I start, now matter how bad the book may be. I know some books start out slow and later pick up, but Lady Katherine was such a Stupid Brat, that I was ready to burn my own eyes for reading as much as I did!!!! Lady Katherine showed potential in the first book of being a interesting character, with humor and spunk, but she turned out to be a spoiled, naive, wet behind the ears BRAT, who thought sh ...more
The Window Seat
In my review of the first book of this series what really stood out to me was how sex was used by so many of the characters. It was a weapon, a commodity, a tool, and in its purest form was how the two main characters showed their love for one another. Having sex discussed so much within the story seemed to diminish its impact for me as a reader and I felt took away from other subplots that were starting to germinate within the greater arc that would follow into the next stories of the series. T ...more
Luvmyfamily
It was interesting but it dragged in some places to the point that I put it down to do chores! I hadn't read the first one so I was missing details on the mystery and that bothers me as I'd much rather have the whole mystery in one book instead of spread across 4 books. But mostly I disliked that idiot Adam. He's too self absorbed by half! Fortunately he wasn't in the story too often but I found myself scanning the parts where he was in it and missing a few details because of it.
Jessi
The second Redgrave is about to fall in love. At the end of the first book in this series (which isn't absolutely necessary to read, but I would really recommend it), Lady Katherine's brother wanted to get her out of harm's way. It turns out that their father's traitorous (literally, he was plotting to overthrow the king) activities are still casting shadows. This includes a bible with the names of all of the men in his secret club as well as the journals they kept of their illicit activities.
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Tess Nancarrow
I've tried a couple books by Kasey Michaels but I just can't get into her writing style. I find the chemistry is a bit lacking with her characters. The mystery was pretty good but not enough to carry the story.
Angela
May 08, 2013 Angela rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Angela by: netgalley
This was an interesting book. The series revolves around a secret society that uses sex as a way to trap men into doing the leader's bidding. Who that leader is is still a mystery as is the members of the club. A few of the members have been exposed and most of those members have died under mysterious circumstances. Enter the Redgrave family. The Society was founded by the grandfather and resurrected by the father of the current Earl and his siblings.

In this book, the second of the series, Kate
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SidneyKay
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Lady Katherine Redgrave has one mission—to find her deceased father’s journals, which may hold the key to a traitorous conspiracy that puts Kate’s family in danger. Kate vows to let no obstacle stand in her way . . . but when she meets Simon Ravenbill, Marquis of Singleton, her attention is diverted as the sinfully handsome nobleman tempts her beyond reason.

Simon has a mission of his own: to uncover the truth about the secret society he believes murdered his brother. All he needs is to get to th
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Mary
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What a Lady Needs

Kasey Michaels
May 2013, European Historical Romance (1810 England)
HQN, $7.99, 352 pages, Amazon ASIN 0373777647
Part of a series

Grade: A-
Sensuality: Warm

After reading and reviewing books for All About Romance for three months, I was almost giddy when I finished reading my first DIK. Kasey Michaels' second book in the storyline about the Redgraves is actually better than the first. I liked the heroine when I first met her in What an Earl Wants and I loved
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Farrah
My Rating: 4/5

Not completely perfect, but still a wonderful read! What a Lady Needs was a book that mixed sweet romance with the intrigue of a secret devil's club.

I really liked the first book in the Redgraves series, What an Earl Wants, so I was hoping to like this book as well. Though I didn't love it as much and I did book 1, I definitely liked this book. I love the Redgraves. That family is so lively and reading about them is a blast. And the whole premise of uncovering a secret society is p
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My Book Addiction and More MBA
WHAT THE LADY NEEDS by Kasey Michaels is an Regency Historical Romance set in 1810 London, which follows Lady Katherine Redgrave and Simon Ravenbill. #2 in "The Redgraves" series, but can be read as a stand alone. See, "What An Earl Wants". Both Katherine and Simon are on separate missions. One to find a father's journal, that may hold the key to a conspiracy. The other the secret society that murdered his brother. Together, they find passion, reveal secrets long ago hidden, danger, and love. Si ...more
Atunah
4.5 stars


This is the second book in the story about the Redgraves. Loved the first, love this one also. Although the love stories are concluded in each book, there is a mystery that weaves throughout this series so I recommend reading those in order.

And the mystery is just fantastic. Its really kicked up in this second book and I couldn't wait to find out what happens next. The story is basically about the Redgrave family who's grandfather and then father had some sort of hell club. Both are de
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Kathy Altman
If anyone knows what a Regency era lady needs, it’s USA TODAY bestselling author Kasey Michaels. With this latest release, Michaels offers the much-anticipated second book in The Redgraves series—and it’s an offer no reader can refuse. In fact, Michaels proves once again that she knows exactly what a romance reader needs.


Their bodies were touching now, as he eased her feet toward the grass. She was looking up at him, her full wide mouth a whisper away.

She had no idea what she was doing to him. O
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Sarah
3.5 really. What a Lady Needs is considerably better than the first book in the series, What an Earl Wants. What makes this book better is the banter between Kate and Simon, sniggers and giggles galore. Also, because Kate wasn't seen by Simon as being a loose woman, as Gideon first saw Jessica, they're relationship was allowed to develop more naturally. I felt the love between Kate and Simon far more than I did between Jessica and Gideon, but in both books the sex scenes were too abbreviated, th ...more
Robin
As usual Kasey Michaels writes wonderfully intelligent, quirky characters in Kate Redgrave and Simon Ravenbill who fall in love in the midst of the Redgrave family's continuing quest to bring down the Society, a treasonous, perverted and chillingly conscienceless group of men. The cameo appearances of Ainsley and Court Becket with Jacko and Billy from the Beckets of Romney Marsh series added a fun touch for anyone who is a fan of the series (me). The premise of the Redgraves' grandfather and fat ...more
Kelly
This review also appears on Reading with Analysis.

I enjoyed the first book in The Redgraves series by Kasey Michaels, so when I saw the second book come up on NetGalley, I requested it right away. I was excited to read the second book, which features the inimitable Lady Katherine Redgrave, because she seemed, in book 1, to be an interesting character. She was so comfortable with herself, wearing what she liked, sitting how she liked, conversing how she liked, etc., and I was interested to see ho
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Elis Madison
Second installment in the Redgraves series. The backstory for the series is that Barry Redgrave, and his proud papa before him, were founding members of a secret society based on the actual historical Hellfire Club. Like the real Hellfire Clubs, the Society is composed of a bunch of perverted nobles who look to, let's say, more "esoteric" entertainments.



As the nobles are thoroughly "entertained," their activities are scrupulously documented, and, once they're compromised beyond redemption, the l
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Cherie
Oohh! Very good intrigue continued here. Simon and Kate are perfect. Perfect for each other and all around perfect heroine and hero. No silly hysterics even though there is plenty to be hysterical about. Trixie, the grandmother first met in "What an Earl Wants", is the puppeteer it seems. She has also met her match. There is a lot of intelligence in these characters which is refreshing. Except, of course, Adam who is still a witless ninny. I'd worry he's faking it and is really the bad guy but h ...more
Belinda
What a Lady Needs by Kasey Michaels was a totally fun and witty read. The characters were delightful and intriguing throughout the book. I really liked Simon Ravenbill who was a manly hunk with all that raw sexual magnetism oozing around. He is one smart cookie who wants the beautiful Kate Redgrave. Simon doesn't care what he has to do to get her. But outsmarting Kate at her own game will be a challenge. Then Kate is introduced to Simon and sees in him something different than the usual popinjay ...more
Judith
A really fine second novel about those whose lives have been deeply impacted by a secret society built on the basest of human urges, on pandering to the darkest dreams of important men and women, all of which eventually hold them bondage to the whims of those whose ambitions seek control of wealth and power at the highest levels of society and government. The main characters in this novel are the offspring of men who were deeply embedded in this society, whose journals will reveal the identity a ...more
Jeanne Murray
Kasey Michaels’ second novel in her Redgrave series does not disappoint. I think the thing I like most is the complexity of the plot which revolves around a complicated scenario set up in the first novel, What an Earl Wants. And while this novel resolves some of the issues of the complicated plot involving a “hellfire” club known as The Society, it does not fully resolve the problems, leaving more for future Redgraves to work on. That’s fabulous! In this novel, both Kate Redgrave and Simon Raven ...more
Tiamat_the_red
Delightfully entertaining. I love the banter. Once again, though, I feel like the author really wants to be writing mysteries rather than romance.
Jennifer
Overall it was a good book, but the first book was better. I got bogged down in the looonngggg history lesson. Looking forward to Val and Max's stories.
Jane Mercer
Very enjoyable the second of the Redgrave quartet where the family are tracking down The Society who want to bring down the country.
This one features Katherine Redgrave and her search for he elusive journals kept by the Society the reappearance of Ainsley Becket (from the Becket's series) and the capturing of Simon Ravenbill Marquis of Singleton as Kate's spouse.
It is a lot of fun the dialogue snappy and amusing all in all a great book
Juli
Same problems as first in series (What an Earl Wants). Couldn't make it through
Michele Lacroix
I totally enjoyed this book and this series so far.
GONZA
I like the Redgraves, the first book was ok, and this also but sometimes it was a little bit boring and too long.

Mi piacciono i Redgraves, il primo libro non era male e certe volte anche questo, solo che diventava a tratti pesante e troppo lungo.

THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND HARLEQUIN FOR THE PREVIEW!
Melissa
I was looking forward to Kate Simons story and wasn't disappointed. Can't wait to read Valentines story next!
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Kasey Michaels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 100 books (she doesn't count them). Kasey has received three coveted Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, two for the historical romances, THE SECRETS OF THE HEART and THE BUTLER DID IT, and a third for contemporary romance LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY (that shows diversity, you see). She is a recipient of the RITA, a W ...more
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The Redgraves (4 books)
  • What an Earl Wants (The Redgraves, #1)
  • What a Gentleman Desires (Redgrave #3)
  • What a Hero Dares (The Redgraves, #4)
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