He was her guardian, absentee landlord of her neglected life--until Megan Kinkead returned to Maam's Cross Court, determined to make Justin Brant notice her.She finally commanded the attention of the sixth Earl of Weston when she burst into his room and caught him stark naked in the tub.Suddenly she knew a woman's hunger--and a woman's needs....
That little gem is just one of the many heart warming things the "hero" says to the heroine. The book starts out fine, I was into the whole guardian/ward thing. I could even overlook his whole 'loveless' marriage excuse for infidelity....but then Justin took a turn for the worse. Justin got rapey. Sure Megan could get annoying...BECAUSE SHE WAS 17!!!! I'm down with age differences by the way, just not when the man is an enormous ass ...more
Both Megan and Justin are strong willed people and they hurt each other as they work through the difficulties of their relationship.
I wish that Karen Rob ...more
One of my top five all-time favorite historical romances!
Re: the audio. James Clamp did a good job of narrating. I don't normally like men narrating romance, because their female voices always make me think of a big strapping woman with 'man hands'. Of course, some females do an equally poor job with the males. YMMV, I'm sure.
The story was nice and 'forbidden', which was what I was looking for. As her ward, the H legally had all the power of a father over the heroine. Plus he was almost 20yrs older than she. Then there's the tiny litt ...more
Karen Robards’ historical romances always tell a great, lusty story. This one grabbed my attention and would not let me go. Though no date is given it seemed to be roughly set in the Regency era, and while there were some errors in forms of address and clothing color choices (a mauve “coming out” gown when it would have been white, and reference to a white wedding gown when it would have been a color), the story still g ...more
For a while there, the hot and cold that Justin was doing was driving me crazy, but I think that was more him trying to fight his feelings for Megan. And Megan. Megan. Megan. Megan. For her to be an innocent 17 year old, she was quick to pick up that tears could get her almost anything with Justin and she was manipulative. But you know what? Her manipulativene ...more
Don't get me wrong, the ward-guardian relationship didn't put me off, nor did the age difference. Admittedly, when the blurb told me our charming earl was married while he was getting it on with his ward (Woody Allen imagery), I held off from reading the novel. It was my love for Karen Robards work that got me turning the first page nervously and I was pleasantly surprised that I was gunning for Justin (earl) and Megan (ward) to work. Even though he was married since his ...more
Loved everything about the story as it had so much emotion, passion, and angst, exactly what I wished for in a romance. Of course, the H's obsession for the h constantly tugged at my heartstrings, esp. his crazed jealousy/anguish when she made him think her feelings for him were only a school-girl crush and that she wished to marry another. Boy oh boy, him kidnapping her to prevent her marriage and his demonic need to drive all thoughts of the other guy from her mind were my fa ...more
This definitely held my attention and had characters that made me invest emotionall ...more
At the beginning of the book Megan acted like a spoiled brat. She did what she wanted, without thinking about the consequences. Until her behavior resulted in Justin being thrown off his horse.
Also Justin is a pompous ass.
They start spending more time together and they realize they like each other... a lot. So much so that Justin realizes he's threading on thin ice and tries to avoid Megan, but ...more
Above all, i hate stories about dishonesty
And you can find all these lines in this book.
Jadi kenapa saya kasih bintang 3 untuk buku ini??? Honestly, i don’t know. Jari saya nolak buat nekan bintang 2 atau malah bintang 1.
Berkisah dari Justin Brant, Earl of Weston, yang mengejar ward-nya Megan Kinkead yang lagi-lagi kabur dari sekolah. Biasanya yang ngurus Megan adalah sekretraris Justin, Char ...more
What I liked: Robards tells a heck of a story. The setting and the descriptive language show Robards at her best. The story grabs you and won't let you go -- there is such emotional intensity!
What I didn't like: The plot - the (married) hero falls in love with his ward, who is about 20 years younger. Megan is my least favorite heroine type -- overly emotional, lot ...more
Author working out some Daddy issues here ... ? Shoulda left it with the therapist.
Really ugly stuff: Adultery, male-midlife crisis, pseudo-incest, victim slut-shaming, kidnapping/rape.
Many triggers and non-pc tropes!
Ah, ye olde style Bodice Ripper, how much I miss your sweet