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Preview — Love Is Blind by Lynsay Sands
Love Is Blind
He'd been warned that Lady Clarissa Crambray was dangerous. Stomping on toes and burning piffles, the chestnut-haired beauty was clearly a force with which to be reckoned. But for Adrian Montfort, Earl of Mowbray, veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, this was just the challenge he needed. He could handle one woman and her “unfortunate past.” Could any woman handle him?
Lady Clarissa Crambray is extremely nearsighted and "blind as a bat" without her spectacles, but her stepmother Lydia has forbidden her to wear them - in fact, she has broken them and thrown them away to prevent Clarissa from disobeying her. Lydia is trying to get Clarissa ...more
Reading Love is Blind was like indulging in a guilty pleasure. I’m usually a bit of a stickler when it comes to historical romance, as I do like there to be a reasonable amount of – if not actual history, then at ...more
Clarissa needed to wear glasses to see. Her father was around but Clarissa was too weak to express herself to him. They put her into the marriage mart but they allowed her to appear clumsy because of her stepmother's vanity. To t ...more
"She is as blind as a bat, without her glasses " and as innocent as a baby. She even takes her accidents & embarrassment very sportingly , & finds humor in it. She is obedient yet takes risks for her love. She is simply adorable
He might have a scar on his face, but he is the ultimate gentleman. He is polite , thoughtful , sweet , careful , I mean even if he is flawed ... he is still perfect.
"“You are actually happy with ...more
As usual when reading a Sands book, I was drawn into this story immediately. I’m always amazed at how the really great aut ...more
July 15, 2008
It's been a couple of weeks since I read this book...
This is what amazon says about it:
"Poor Clarissa Crambray. An "unfortunate incident" plunged her into scandal when she was only 12, and now that she is grown, her ill-natured stepmother parades her around town in search of a husband, forbidding her to wear her glasses and thus ensuring an unending succession of embarrassing moments when she steps on toes, uses gentlemen's laps for a tea table, and sets w ...more
Very fun read.
Sexual content: not evaluated. I read this book before I began counting sex scenes and describing the language. As I recall it was probably moderate. Setting: 1818 London. Copyright: 2006. Genre: regency romance.
To date I've read the following Lynsay Sands books.
3 stars. The Switch. Copyrt 1999. Review Date 8/11/08.
2 stars. Sweet Revenge. Copyrt 2000. Review D ...more
Lynsay Sands is well known for her Argeneau Vampire Series, but for some reason, this HR book turned out to be my first book from her. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but one thing is for certain, I came out extremely happy having read this book.
Poor Lady Clarissa. She has got one heck of a wicked step-mother, a very bad case of nearsightedness, a terrible reputation of being clumsy, an “unfortunate past” and apparently someone is out to kill her. With all this in her way, ...more
Only problem she has become the joke of the ton, with her little mishaps of setting her tea on laps instead of tables, stepping on toes and setting wigs on fire. In walks Adrian and he is immediately entranced, despite the warnings. Be ...more
But now he's back, maybe looking for a wife; though sure everyone still sees him as a monster. So, when his cousin points him toward Lady Clarissa Cambray during the first ball he attends, Aidan can't believe his luck: Clarissa is funny and sweet and is practically blind ...more
I find in most romance novels that one or both of the characters are either horribly flawed or practically perfect. In this book Clarissa and Adrian aren't either. They are two very real, normal people, with strengths and weaknesses. They both have flaws, but they also have wonderful qualities.
Clarissa isn't stunning, but she's a pretty girl who happens to be as ...more
This story is a fairly basic romance, with no major hurdles. But when you throw in Clarissa's need for the glasses her step-mother refuses to let her wear and her ensuing calamities, major humor results.
Adrian and Clarissa fall in love, or at least fall in the deep potential for love, almost from the moment they meet. Clarissa's step-mother forbids Clarissa ...more
This was VERY good, the conflict within the couple was very realistic, the hero was selfish, but recognized it and made up for it, the heroine was understandably insecure, not crazy and annoyingly insecure like many heroines. The overarching "mystery" was obvious and pretty much unnecessary since the res ...more
HERO is a Loner since he returned from war (where he got a face scar and society started looking at him with horror). When he ventures in ...more
I LOVED everything about this book! It was funny, sweet, swoony and surprisingly sexy. I genuinely liked the characters in the story, which was refreshing. It was so wonderful to see them get past their insecurities and find love and their HEA.
I took off 1/2 star because a few places it seemed to drag for about 20 pages or so the second half and the book, and darn it but there were wasn't an epilogue! I wanted a future epilogue of Adrian and Clarissa happy with lots of babies!
Clarissa doesn’t disappoint. She’s not just a klutz, she’s the klutz: she’s const ...more
Let me also say that I had just read When Seducing a Duke that also has the Hero dealing with a facial scar and a Beauty and the Beast esque plot.
Over all a good read I just think that reading the two pretty much back to back I could not help but compare the books.
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