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

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  3,547 ratings  ·  166 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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Dina
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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!
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 Telia
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
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.
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
Jennifer
This is the conclusion of Enoch's Lessons in Love trilogy, but it can definitely be read as a stand-alone. I enjoyed the other two though they did not compare to this one. This is a wonderfully written romance that does go into some dark places. Robert suffers from what we would identify now as PTSD and I thought Enoch did a good job depicting such a disorder in this time period. The blurb doesn't mention much about Robert's experience which is a shame since that drives the entire book for me. B ...more
Amanda
I absolutely loved this book. Robert and Lucinda are now officially one of my favorite couples of all time. You are really able to see how much Robert is struggling and wanting to become human again, and Lucinda is just able to understand him without words. I knew I would love this book, but I didn't realize how much!

My only slight complaint was that there was no epilogue. Since it is the last in a series, I would've liked to have a little bit of a glimpse in the future. Although that desire pro
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Lisa Creane
Wounded heroes are my favorite and Robert (Bit) was one for the ages.

His contradictory qualities were part of what made him so compelling. He's aloof with his family, but eavesdrops to make sure they're okay. He's a ghost in his home, a near-mute and recluse who frightens his brothers with the degree to which he's shattered, yet he rallies when needed with no more than a brisk glace to his brothers. He cultivates roses as a way to fight off panic, plays matchmaker for the woman he admires and ov
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Luli
Me ha costado la misma vida terminar de leer este libro, tenía ganas de que se acabase…una pena.
Ha sido una pérdida de tiempo y dinero.
Esta historia me ha parecido ridícula, sin sentido y sin fundamento.

En el 1800 y pico, la gente, o por apurar un poco más, las señoritas de la aristocracia o alta cuna, no perdían la virginidad porque les daba un calentón (o varios calentones, en cualquier sitio); si hablar a solas con un hombre arruinaba su reputación (que era lo único que tenían, triste pero c
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Mary
"England's Perfect Hero" rounds out Suzanne Enoch's "Lessons in Love" trilogy as the last of the girls finds her happily ever after. The return of side characters from previous books was the largest draw for me, but the political intrigue in the main plot bogged down most of the story.

Lucinda noted the pattern that her two friends both fell in love with the target of their lessons and therefore set her sights on an amicable nobleman instead. Justifying her choice that he may still need a lesson
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Alycia
These are my thoughts and comments on the whole trilogy.

I was going through some books that I didn't know I had and found this little trilogy. Lately it seems like it's really hard to find good historical romances, sigh. But I have been desperately wanting to read more Regency/Historical stories, so I decided to try these books out. I really didn't understand the set-up with the whole having the three friends teach 'lessons of love' to a man of their choice. Each friend and her student of choice
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Beno
Lessons in love.
yeah it's going to be a general review cause i went a bit crazy read a book right after the other and so now i think of them as one long book.

my all time favorite couple is of course "Saint+Evie" i love their story the naughtiness everything even in perfect hero i got squeaky when they were involved.

the most romantic couple .. yep! "Lucinda+Robert" their story was uh! i don't know i am fresh out of reading it i am still on how great they are high.

the characters i want to rea
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Ruth
This story is darker than the previous one, but not broodingly or unpleasantly so. The focus on the inner struggles of the hero rather than the heroine makes for an intriguing change of pace and direction, even though the characters are familiar. I loved this story and will keep it.
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