What A Lady Wants (Last Man Standing #2)
Fuck this book.
It robbed me of snark.
Therefore, I must DNF.
I wonder if the people from two centuries ago would feel the same way about HRs as I do about New Adult books. There they were, living their lives at balls and morning teas and shit, paving the way for the future, and they had no idea that their generation would be portrayed as a bunch of overly talkative and shallow assholes banging in carriages and making love way more com ...more
Again, I was impressed! The plot was very convincing, I thought, despite the 43 million references to "fate". It was definitely the MOST well-written we-fell-in-love-because-it-was-written-in-the-stars type of book I've ever read...!
Anyway, so the Lady Felicity Melville is a 23-year-old woman who's about the enter her 5th season. She took the last year off to tour Europe and such... (Sounds good to me! Where do I sign up?) Anyway, she ...more
In fairness, I did enjoy this book up to the point where Felicity decided to tell the Nigel that she was determined to marry him.
Mind you, the man has repeatedly said he did not want to get married, and had avoided innocent maidens for that reason.
I thought it was a really stupid move on Felicity's part. From there on the book just kept going downhill for me. I thought that at age 30, Nigel was a little long in the tooth to be resisting taking responsibility for his life. He just came acr ...more
Nigel Cavendish is known for his scandalous behavior, married women, widows, anyone but those newly turned out virgins.
Felicity Melville was star gazing and wishing upon a star for an adventurous man to marry. At 23 she was on her 5th season, as she missed last season by going on a grand tour. Suddenly there was a dog barking and yelling and a gun shot. She watched as a man shimmied down from the balcony of the house next door and ...more
Nigel Cavendish wants to get married some day but not in the near future. He is spending his days bed-hopping, but only with married or widowed women, all of who know the score. But one night, an irate husband tries to take a shot at him and Nigel escapes over the wall to th ...more
One bachelor down . . . three more to go. Four most desirable gentlemen have wagered one shilling apiece and a bottle of cognac that will go to the last unmarried man standing . . .
Nigel Cavendish knows he'll marry one day, but hopefully that day is many years--and many women--in the future! Until then, the handsome, unrepentant rake intends to enjoy life's pleasures to the fullest!
From the moment Lady Felicity Melville spies the adventurous scoundrel climbing from a neighbor's window--with his
An implausible but nonetheless entertaining romance. It was refreshing to read an historical romance about an intelligent young lady using her brain and her wit to "catch" her man. The writing was often humorous and both main characters well-drawn and likeable. The cast of secondary characters was also entertaining. The story falters a little when the author has Felicity acting inconsistently. Toward the end, Felicity makes a decision about her life, then when ...more
Here's the problem I have with this book. I simply never liked Felicity. My sympathy was always with Nigel. Yes, he had a lot of control over his own behavior and the scene in which they find themselves in the middle of the book is mostly his fault, but I can't abide a heroine who picks her hero for no apparent reason, p ...more
Felicity, our heroine, seems to be the one with her head on her shoulders, it isn't exceptional though so I'm not keeping it.
Plot, basically Felicity sees Nigel after wishing on a star for a husband and decides to make him hers. That's it
The dialogue was fast and witty
and I really enjoyed Felicity's blunt honesty.
That was enchanting.
It was a tear jerker
without that unnecessary bit at the end
about Nigel's Dad.
I thought that detracted from the relationship story.
New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much more fun than real life. She turned to writing full time and is still shocked it worked out.
Since the publication of her first book in 1995, ...more