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Preview — The Abduction of Julia by Karen Hawkins
The Abduction of Julia (Rogues #1)
Julia Frant has secretly loved Alec MacLean, the wild Viscount Hunterston from afar. So when he accidentally snatches her instead of her lovely, scheming cousin for an elopement to Gretna Green, Julia leaps at the chance to make her passionate dreams come true....more
This book would get a solid 5 if it weren't for that the ending comes up and hits you like a wall that suddenly appears while you're going 60 mph on the highway ... would have liked to catch my breath after everything works out with "the obstacle" subplot (guessed the truth early on but was still well done and a nice twist) and enjoyed the at-last get-together and "I love yous" of the H&H - although it ...more
* The chick, Julia, is surprisingly dim-witted and naive. It's like she was born under a rock and has no idea how real life works. Or, at least, her new life as a lady.
* Julia is always described as prim and proper, but she constantly blurts whatever comes to mind, even if it's shocking, and that's how her cousin describes her - that she's always blurting out shocking things. The back and forth is irritatin ...more
- It relies too heavily on a Big Misunderstanding, which doesn't pass muster with me. I completely struggled to believe that two people who completely lust over each other couldn't have actually realized they lusted ov ...more
tadinya alec mau menculik Therese frant, sepupu julia yang cantik dan culas karena alec mestinya merit sama therese buat memenuhi persyaratan almarhum kakeknya dimana dia mesti menikahi cucu dari bangsawan pilihan kakeknya dan hidup selama setahun jauh dari skandal kalo alec mau dapetin warisan yang gede banget, kalo gagal, warisan akan jatuh ke tangan Nick, sepupu alec yan ...more
I used to shun Regency romance novels, preferring instead highland and medieval romances, but Karen Hawkin's The Abduction of Julia is a really good book that I think reading it might have led me to warm up to the sub-genre. It seems it only occured to me that the rigid etiquette of the ton and the double standards of their actions, not to mention the innumerable marriages of conveniences sets the scene for an endless array of hilarity and romance!
A marriage ...more
I was really at the verge of putting it down and picking another book to read and that would have been a first because I’ve never done that.. I always finish what I start!
But luckily I hung on and from chapter 6-7 I really got pulled into the story...
Maybe because the story really began ...more
Alec MacLean, Viscount of Hunterston, must marry or he will lose the inheritance left to him by his grandfather. But the will specify that he must marry the daughter of the Earl of Coverington. There's a problem he has the wrong girl.
" Perhaps there would be some benefits from this arrangement, after all. “You smell like heaven. Kiss me, sweet Therese.” She kicked him. Hard. “O ...more
I liked the setup and premise: Rake must marry into a specific family and remain without scandal for a year to inherit a fortune.
But as the story progressed, the heroine grated on my nerves. She's American but her father was English. She has no money and lives as an unpaid servant with uncaring relatives (that is becoming a bit cliche). Once she marries the hero with half of his fortune (and he has to pay for all of their living expenses, including her clothes and jewels) all she can think o ...more
Hawkins is a default author for me. Every time I walk into a bookstore or library, you can bet I am looking (after J. Quinn, James, and Kleypas) to see if there is an unread Hawkins book to unearth.
Her Scottish tales have been great to follow; I could basically say the same for this one. Julia Frant, the awkward chaperone to her cousin Therese, has a bit of a problem. One night, she is swept bodily from her home and taken across England on the desperate whims of Alec Hunterston. Alec ...more
I have come to the conclusion that I am going through some sort of phase.Indeed,it seems I've become obsessed with historical romances these past few weeks,and especially the theme of arranged marriages/marriage of convenience. I was probably a very ambicious matchmaking mama in an other life. This is my first Karen Hawkins' novel,and the introduction to the 'Rogues' series.
Lord Hunterston or Alec,is a viscount who enjoys life's basic pleasures: sex,alcohol and gambling. He's also ...more
Nick just all of a sudden decides that he's going to leave the country and just let them have the fortune after everything he's done? He repented SO easily!! In one paragraph he's all, "I'm killing Alec and taking the money..." and in the very next (after Julia tells him that he can't inherit anything if he kills Alec), he's like," ...more
tidak itu saja, sang kakek memberikan persyaratan dlm hal tersebut.
1. mempelainya adl putri dr earl of covington, 2. selama 1 tahun pernikahan tersebut harus scandal free for a year.
karna waktu sudah mepet alec mengajak therese, putri dr earl of covington untuk kawin lari dengannya ke gretna green.
setelah lama menunggu ternyata yg masuk ke dalam keretanya bukan th ...more
Alec Maclean is a little less likable. He's a rogue who wants nothing except to marry a daughter of the late Earl of Covington- a stipulation in his grandfather's will for him to inh ...more
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Expected Release Date: Available Now!
Publisher: Harper Collins
Author’s Website: http://www.karenhawkins.com/
My Source for This Book: Amazon.com
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1 Rogues series
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Steamy
I first read this book in July of last year, and at that time, placed it firmly on my Keeper Shelf. I just re-read it, and I am happ ...more
The best hero in the best book of this series.
I could read it as many times as I could and still fall in love with him all over again.
Julia si Heroine-nya, sangat-sangat naif, egois dan bodoh. Saat dia setuju menikah dengan Alec, Alec membebaskan dia melakukan apa yang dia suka, termasuk kegiatan-kegiatan amalnya. Sementara Alec, ga boleh judi, minum dan punya mistress. Alec menuruti semua perjanjian mereka, sementara Julia berlaku semau-maunya. Bilangnya mencintai Alec sejak empat tahun lalu, tapi caranya bicara dan memper ...more
What I didn't like in this book, is that a strong female character always seemed like she was weak at the chore. Like her strength was a ploy, and that she really was just a dumbass idiot. And the story wrapped up too quickly at the end.
Regardless, I liked Julia. She had some crazy notions and said so many funny things, it made me laugh.
The hero, Alec, seemed a bit distant. I never really connected with him. I liked ...more
This story started out pretty good. I liked the idea. But along the way, I just wanted to throttle the both of them. They were so incredibly annoying with how they felt about each other. Not to mention Julia and her oddly prudish behavior.
I'll try some more from this author, but I didn't love this one.