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

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  5,206 Ratings  ·  246 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
Aug 27, 2008 Eastofoz rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 15, 2009 Rane rated it it was amazing
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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Dina
Feb 03, 2009 Dina rated it really liked it
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Susanne
Dec 01, 2014 Susanne rated it it was amazing
4.5 "Wonderful Final Book in Lovely Series" Stars
Yomi M.
Jun 29, 2014 Yomi M. rated it it was amazing
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.
Daniella
Jul 17, 2015 Daniella rated it did not like it
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
Zoe
Jan 12, 2016 Zoe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting read for me. I don't usually like a book if I cannot feel the chemistry between the characters, which is true about this book, but I read it to the last line and followed its rather developed plots to the end, which is also a new experience with an Enoch book.

I was happy to find out that the hero for the 3rd book would be Robert, Tristan's war-injured brother. I literally went "yay" to my kindle. I thought him an interesting character in Tristan's story. Same thing goes
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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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Nuria Llop
Oct 29, 2016 Nuria Llop rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La he disfrutado más aún que la anterior entrega de la serie y creo que, en su conjunto (personajes, trama, historia de amor), es la mejor de la trilogía. ÉL me ha robado el corazón. Su lucha interior, sus esfuerzos por ocultar su enamoramiento y que son precisamente los que le llevan a enamorarla a ella, la ternura con que trata a su hermano pequeño y la valentía con que afronta finalmente su pasado conforman uno de esos protagonistas masculinos ante los que me quito el sombrero (por eso lo he ...more
Verity
Mar 20, 2009 Verity rated it it was ok
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
ChloeLeeNH
Aug 27, 2008 ChloeLeeNH rated it it was amazing
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!
Linds
Sep 21, 2010 Linds rated it really liked it
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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Barbara ★
I don't ever remember reading a novel by Suzanne Enoch and not loving it. This is no exception. Totally totally loved Robert "Bit" Carroway and Lucinda with her search for the perfect amiable man who so wouldn't suit her.

I never ever reread a book but this one is going on my newly created re-read shelf. I loved this book!
Tiko
Feb 23, 2013 Tiko rated it it was amazing
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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Huma Rashid
Feb 11, 2012 Huma Rashid rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, fiction
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
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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Alex Morrison
I picked this up on a whim wanting something a little different from the arrogant rake, alpha hero stories I've been tearing through lately and this absolutely delivered. This is not a silly story - it's quite sad in some places - and I loved every page of it. Robert, our hero, is a mess following his war service, and naturally, the heroine is the only one who can reach him. Thankfully the heroine is not overly saccharine or naive (traits I'm officially over when it comes to HRs); she's a bit ol ...more
Melissa
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Jennifer
Mar 25, 2016 Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads, romance
Suzanne Enoch's England's Perfect Hero is probably not the first romance novel to deal with PTSD, but it's the first one I remember reading - certainly the first Regency on that topic. Looking back, I can't help but wonder how much the genesis of this novel was influenced by the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and the resultant uptick of cases of trauma in soldiers. Sure, Enoch would have started writing the first book in the series before that, but I suspect then-current events shaped Robert ...more
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
Dija
Sep 23, 2014 Dija rated it really liked it
loved this series.
Jennifer
Mar 25, 2008 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
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.
Nefise
Feb 10, 2013 Nefise rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Cynthia
Aug 12, 2009 Cynthia rated it liked it
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Hoa
Feb 05, 2014 Hoa rated it liked it
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Taiyesha-Duchess of Indiana
Jun 13, 2011 Taiyesha-Duchess of Indiana rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Scarred hero fans, Historical Romance, Light Read
3 Stars

Quick thoughts I actually liked this book quite a bit. It had many great things going for it that I was happy Suzanne Enoch decided to explore upon. It took me a day to finally figure out how to explain what kept this book from being a great romance read for me (4-5 star)

Hero: Robert Carroway is just the type of hero that I adore in Romances in general. He is a suffering soul who is dealing with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Heroes dealing with PTSD is probably my favorite Histori
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Erin
Apr 24, 2010 Erin rated it it was amazing
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
Rolyn
Nov 07, 2012 Rolyn rated it it was amazing
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
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