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England's Perfect Hero (Lessons in Love #3)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  4,245 ratings  ·  198 reviews
Lucinda Barrett's best friends ended up married to the men to whom they delivered their "lessons in love." So Lucinda decides to choose someone who definitely needs lessons, but someone who will not complicate her life. And that person is definitely not Robert Carroway.

Robert is nothing if not complicated, and though he is the brother of a viscount, he rarely goes about so
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Paperback, 374 pages
Published February 24th 2004 by Avon
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Eastofoz
Apr 10, 2009 Eastofoz rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Readers looking for a severely emotionally scarred hero
I was a bit leery about this story so it took me a while to finally decide to read it because the hero is a reclusive, severely emotionally scarred man due to the war. Robert pops up in the previous book “London’s Perfect Scoundrel” as a war hero who barely says two words to anyone and just doesn’t seem all that interesting. He’s impossible to categorize too as an alpha, beta or gamma hero which was interesting to see. Basically I had a hard time seeing how he could be hero material. Well he tur ...more
Rane
When it’s Lucinda Barrett turn to give her lessons in love, she already has her eye on one gentleman, who will keep her life uneventful. Lucinda’s lessons are going without a hitch and uneventful until Robert Carroway walks in to help her give her lessons a helping hand, and Lucinda’s and Roberts’ lives becomes very complicated


The last of the The Lessons of Love Trilogy, this series was wonderful and ending on a very high note with England's Perfect Hero!
Out of the three friends Lucinda is th
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Shawna
5+ stars – Historical/Regency Romance

As much as I enjoyed the love/hate banter of The Rake and swooned at devilishly wicked, sinfully charming rake Saint’s feet in London's Perfect Scoundrel, England’s Perfect Hero ended up being my favorite book in Enoch’s wonderful Lessons in Love trilogy. It’s a beautiful, touching romance between an emotionally and physically scarred hero suffering from PTSD and the woman whose friendship helps heal his wounded soul and bring him back into the light. I absol
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Susanne
4.5 "Wonderful Final Book in Lovely Series" Stars
Dina
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Yomi Milanesa
Rating Clarification: 4.5 stars

It would have been a perfect book to me if the ending hadn't felt too rushed and if there had been an epilogue. I really would have liked to see how everyone's lives turned out considering this was the last book of the series.
ChloeLeeNH
Aug 30, 2008 ChloeLeeNH rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Regency Era fans
I really liked the war veteran/PTSD issue that was brought up here and how the heroine really started bringing him back to society and life. His ruse in helping her find someone else was great because their love just snuck on them. Excellent end to the series!
Erika


3 to 3.5 stars

Ugh, I think I may either need to go back and just reread my favorite romances or just stop reading romance altogether. Everything lately is just so.....disappointing in one way or another.

Anyway, re: this book. It had some bright spots, but overall, I was extremely disappointed. The heroine continued to lead on another man up until 80% into the story. Not only did she lead him on, she continued to consider marrying him. She also allowed him to kiss her, although it was just a pec
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Verity
Mayhap SE is just not my cuppa, 'cuz this book was simply ho-hum. The storyline was blah, the H/H & 2ndary characters weren't well-rounded. From the get-go, it's quite obvious who stole the papers from House Guards. Too much dialogue & too many characters were crammed in-between the covers, 'overcrowded' = the operative word here. Bit has been living w/ his sibling since his horrific captivity, so his clandestine meetings w/ Luce took place @ her home. When I think of a 'reclusive' hero, ...more
Linds
Feb 13, 2011 Linds rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas
This is the fourth Suzanne Enoch book I've read and the first one that I thought was very high quality. I really loved this.

Robert is a man suffering from ptsd in a time when no one knew what was going on from you. Returned home a POW he was beaten and whipped for speaking. Outside his family society has very little sympathy for a man that suffers from panic attacks from physical contact or even conversations.

Lucinda is practically engaged to a man mainly attracted to her because her father is a
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Jan
You guys, this was an amazing and delicious book. The hero and heroine were both such amazing endearing characters, I'm still reeling a bit.

Robert Carroway is a war hero who is suffering from a very severe case of PTSD. He's been almost a mute and a recluse for about 3 years, when he finally starts recovering enough to take baby steps back into Society. Lucinda is his sister-in-laws best friend, and when they have a discussion about her Lessons in Love plan, he sees her as a beacon of hope and h
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Melissa
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Tiko
it was so sweet that i was on the verge of tears when it ended! what a great book it was!

the hero was truly a person whom youd call tortured... it was so very sad... he was a man broken... you could see the potential of a great young gentleman, maybe even a rake, inside of him, but it was just that, a potential... he thought that he didnt deserve to live... i want to tell you more about him and his pains, but im afraid that ill disclose his secret if i go on... and you dont want to be spoiled ab
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Kelly22
5.00 Stars - Regency/Historical Romance!

An excellent ending of the wonderful series, this book is clearly a winner. It tells the story of a disfigured tortured ex-army hero nurturing a tormented past and a strong developed heroine who was apparently quite the candidate to help him kill his demons and free him from the blazing memories he carries on with him while he breathes. I felt this one was the best in the series, and this saying a lot given the accomplishment of the previous two.

With the
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Denise
I believe this was my favorite of the three books in this series. We first met Robert (Bit)in the first book, The Rake as the brooding tormented brother of Viscount Dare, Tristan Carroway. Robert spent 7 months as a POW. He was tortured and finally shot and left for dead. He spent three years at home unable to escape the blackness that had become his life. ( Extreme PTSD) Then in this book, he becomes involved with Lucinda and finally a turning point for Bit. Lucinda is one of the three young la ...more
Daniella
DNF at 30%. I know it's too early to give up on a book, but the injustice done to Robert's character made the story too unbearable for me. Lucinda was such a bitch, and she clearly didn't deserve him. My annoyance for her grew with every page, until it got to the point where I became sure that I hated her, that she wouldn't be able to completely redeem herself. I might try to finish this in the future, just for Robert's sake, but now I'm just going to drown my frustration with a glass of wine. U ...more
Dija
loved this series.
Jennifer
Enoch does a very good job of creating a realistic war veteran as her hero. I thought the lists part at the beginning was a little silly, but the rest of it was so good.
Wollstonecrafthomegirl
I thought this was top notch. I'm probably being stingy with four stars and it's only for the reason that it lacks that certain *something* to reach a perfect score, but I can't quite work out what. Maybe I'll have figured it out by the end of this review. First thing to love: Robert. Injured hero. Catnip. Haunted by panic and anxiety following traumatic war experiences. He really did feel haunted. The panic and anxiety were palpable. It was completely believable that it was Lucinda to draw him ...more
Killian
So milquetoast. Blugh.

Having not read any of the previous books in the series, this was a recommendation I still wanted to read due to the description. And I've been in a HRom mood lately, sue me. So the beginning was understandably bumpy since I had to pick the theme and relationships up as I went along. There was defintly a point where I realized I wasn't going to be able to remember everyone's name and just gave up. There are a metric ton of characters in this book since it's the last in the
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Becca
LOVED THIS BOOK!! I read it in a day despite work and preparing to move to a new house. What a great escape--this was one of my favorite books I've read this year. The only downside? I didn't want it to end! I desperately wanted an epilogue. Now, I'm going back to read the other books in the series!

Robert is the reclusive Carroway brother. He faced unimaginable pain and suffering during the war that we slowly learn about throughout the story. Despite his constant panic attacks and difficulty dea
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Dawn
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Hoa
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Huma Rashid
While I've been studying for the Bar, I found myself moving away from all the super-serious nonfiction books I've been reading for the past year (books about politics and history and prison and the like), and toward fun romances. I'm no longer puzzled at my shift in interest; I think it's quite expected that I'd want something really fun and light to read after spending all day hammering subjects like wills and torts and constitutional law. I need the escapism, and the books I've been reading la ...more
Cynthia
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TJ
What a wonderfully, delightful book! I just love it when an author breaks away from the pack and actually creates an original twist and this one is absolutely perfect!

Robert Carroway came back from the Napoleonic war damaged and unable to function in society. No one knows that the reason stems from 7 months of extreme torture in a French prison, unbeknownst to anyone. His loving family are supportive but at wits end as to how to help bring him back to life. Enter Lucinda Barrett, his sister-in-l
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Erin
This is the third book in Enoch’s “Lessons in Love” series and ties as my favorite with The Rake (Book 1). This book stars the beautiful yet practical Lucinda Barrett, daughter of General Augustus Barrett. Since her friends have “taught” and married the men who were the subjects of their particular lessons in love, Lucinda is left with choosing the subject to set her attentions on. Thinking of her father’s happiness, while looking for a man that could use some much needed humbleness thrown his d ...more
Tina

Heat: 2 out of 5 sweet

This book was taken off a list of a blogger I read. I liked the story and the main characters Robert and Lucinda. However I think that Robert was not alpha male enough for me. He was more a Beta in my opinion which is fine but I liked the hero to be more gritty/dark. I liked how the author talked about Robert's memories and responses to it and how his family and Lucinda react. The family relationships were really strong in this story and the romance was very light and sweet
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Rolyn
It was good. Really, really good. And I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I don’t want to be super analytical about the way it was written or the flow of the story. When I am reading a book, I just want to enjoy it. Even if it was done in poor taste based on everyone’s standards (not that this book was done in poor taste I can assure you), as long as I will be able to comprehend it and that I can connect with the characters it will be enough for me. That I won’t even mind turning each page or scrol ...more
Mary
I love a good tortured hero. And war veteran Robert Carroway is one dark and brooding hero. His horrific experience leaves him broken and suffering from PTSD, but after four years, he starts showing signs of life. He is drawn to practical and guileless Lucinda Barrett, whose calming presence brings him out of the shadows. Their love develops gradually, patiently.

Great cast of characters. Equal parts lighthearted and poignant with a bit of intrigue thrown in. Wonderful read.
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