UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick’s review of The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister, #1) > Likes and Comments

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Shannonreads like crazy I love Courtney Milan books and have been waiting for her new series.My interest was piqued by the Governess Affair. This book sounds great. Great review!


message 2: by UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick (last edited Dec 19, 2012 11:24AM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Thank you, Shannon! I really enjoyed this story. It grabbed me emotionally - seeing all that Minnie had to fight for and all she stood to lose... there were times I teared up a bit... it's emotional, for sure, and like I said, brilliant! Robert is not your run of the mill duke, either. He's awesome!


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Dd Great review Dhes!!:))


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Thanks, Dd! *hugs*


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Tiffluvsaaron Wonderful Review. I love historical romances and you made this sound like a great book to read


Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter Great review, Dhes! Yeah, it's true, I was slightly disappointed. Glad you enjoyed it though. :)


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Susanne Lovely lovely review Dhes! I'm also a big fan off Courtney Milan and it is high time to bump this up in the tbr! Sounds like a perfect Christmas read!


Kristen (Peddler of Smut) Lovely review, Dhes.


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Jill You said exactly what I thought about this novel and CM's writing, Dhes! I loved it. Wonderful review!


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Tiffluvsaaron wrote: "Wonderful Review. I love historical romances and you made this sound like a great book to read"

Thank you! Be sure to read the novella, The Governess Affair first. It really sets up this story and the relationship between Robert and Oliver. And it's a wonderful story, in and of itself!


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Baba wrote: "Great review, Dhes! Yeah, it's true, I was slightly disappointed. Glad you enjoyed it though. :)"

Thanks, Baba! I truly hope the next book works for you.


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Susanne wrote: "Lovely lovely review Dhes! I'm also a big fan off Courtney Milan and it is high time to bump this up in the tbr! Sounds like a perfect Christmas read!"

Thank you, Susanne! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I'm very much looking forward to the next book!


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Kristen wrote: "Lovely review, Dhes."

Thanks, sweetie!!


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Jill wrote: "You said exactly what I thought about this novel and CM's writing, Dhes! I loved it. Wonderful review!"

Thank you, Jill! This was different than I had expected, but still amazing. I knew it would be emotional, but my reaction surprised me. I began feeling so protective of both Robert and Minnie, even when they were doing things I wished they wouldn't do. I was totally invested!


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Victoria Excellent review, Dhes.


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Jill UniquelyMoi *Dhestiny* BlithelyBookish wrote: "Jill wrote: "You said exactly what I thought about this novel and CM's writing, Dhes! I loved it. Wonderful review!"

Thank you, Jill! This was different than I had expected, but still amazing. I k..."


I think what I really appreciated here was CM allowing her characters to do the unexpected...even if it was wrong. For instance, when Minnie spoke against Robert. I thought no!! CM won't do that. But she did. And even at the risk of alienating readers from Minnie's character, I'm glad she did write it as those actions are very real and very human. And very relatable. Plus, I want something different to the usual and expected.


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Victoria wrote: "Excellent review, Dhes."

Thank you, Victoria!


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UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Jill wrote: "For instance, when Minnie spoke against Robert. I thought no!! CM won't do that. But she did. And even at the risk of alienating readers from Minnie's character, I'm glad she did write it as those actions are very real and very human. And very relatable. Plus, I want something different to the usual and expected."

Or when he did what he did, knowing it was the only thing to be done. I was so upset! I kept waiting for a different outcome.

Like I said, there were times I was angry at them both, but they both struggled and suffered to do the right thing, and I loved that!

There was nothing predictable about Robert or Minnie - at least not for me. Like I said, they were human, and their actions and reactions proved it.


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Jill UniquelyMoi *Dhestiny* BlithelyBookish wrote: "Jill wrote: "For instance, when Minnie spoke against Robert. I thought no!! CM won't do that. But she did. And even at the risk of alienating readers from Minnie's character, I'm glad she did write..."

Or when he did what he did, knowing it was the only thing to be done.
True!


message 20: by Elizabeth (Liz) (new)

Elizabeth (Liz) Wonderful review, Dhes!! I cannot seem to get into her stories, but I really wish that I could. I'm so glad you enjoyed this:)


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Thank you, Elizabeth!!

Sometimes that's just the way it is. Authors who work for many others, don't necessarily work for all. I'm sorry CM isn't your cuppa, but I'm glad to know that you've found many amazing authors who are!


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Tiffluvsaaron Will do...thanks for the tip :)


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick You're welcome!


message 24: by KatLynne (new)

KatLynne Fantastic review Dhes!


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Thanks, Kat! Happiest of holidays to you!


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KatLynne UniquelyMoi *Dhestiny* BlithelyBookish wrote: "Thanks, Kat! Happiest of holidays to you!"

Thank you sweet friend! Wishing you much joy and the Merriest Christmas ever! Hope you and your family make wonderful, happy memories:)


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Thank you, honey!


message 28: by B-M (new)

B-M Well what an amazingly convincing review! I NEVER read historical romances...probably only 2 that I can think of but I'm seriously going to get to this book over the break......you just might have made me a believer! Hallelujah!


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Jannockj I completely agree with everything, I found it was the constraints of the time really emphasised the triumph of the characters and their HEA


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Bridget wrote: "Well what an amazingly convincing review! I NEVER read historical romances...probably only 2 that I can think of but I'm seriously going to get to this book over the break......you just might have ..."

Oooooh, how exciting! I'd suggest reading the novella I mentioned, first. That way you have a deeper understanding of the relationship between Oliver and Robert. It really brings a lot to this story!


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Jannockj wrote: "I completely agree with everything, I found it was the constraints of the time really emphasised the triumph of the characters and their HEA"

And I love that about it!


Mary (I ♥ Books) great review! I just finished the novella and will start this one soon.


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Thanks, Mary!!


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Fil great review


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Thanks, Fil!


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Jen Just read this book over the holidays and LOVED it! You put it so much better than I did, of course, but I find that I am not surprised we are on the same page. :) I hope that all is well!


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Hi, Jen! Thank you... and I'm off to read your review of this awesome book! LOVE this series!


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Roza Dimka Your review gives me hope. So I think I'll read it, like today.


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Roza wrote: "Your review gives me hope. So I think I'll read it, like today."

Oh, I hope you enjoy it, too! The story is fun...unique. Loved it!


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Roza Dimka I didn't love it, regretfully but I can't wait to read Sebastian's story. Have you read that one?


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Roza wrote: "I didn't love it, regretfully but I can't wait to read Sebastian's story. Have you read that one?"

Yep! Love it, too!


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Roza Dimka Well then that seals the deal. ^_^


Bespectacledreader Seeing the word 'bespectacled' -> okay, I need to read this. Then I saw your review and I said I need to read this ASAP. Oh, I love how you review this book! I believe I've asked people regarding CM and they totally love her.


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UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Bespectacledreader wrote: "Seeing the word 'bespectacled' -> okay, I need to read this. Then I saw your review and I said I need to read this ASAP. Oh, I love how you review this book! I believe I've asked people regarding C..."

Oh, YOU HAVE TO READ CM! She is wonderful! Her stories are often drawn from real life heroes and heroines, but told in such an entertaining way!! Have you read The Governess Affair ?

The blurb:

Hugo Marshall earned the nickname "the Wolf of Clermont" for his ruthless ambition--a characteristic that has served him well, elevating the coal miner's son to the right hand man of a duke. When he's ordered to get rid of a pestering governess by fair means or foul, it's just another day at work.

But after everything Miss Serena Barton has been through at the hands of his employer, she is determined to make him pay. She won't let anyone stop her--not even the man that all of London fears. They might call Hugo Marshall the Wolf of Clermont, but even wolves can be brought to heel...


message 45: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Wonderful review! I have yet to read this author. I will have to get this one. :)


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick Lisa wrote: "Wonderful review! I have yet to read this author. I will have to get this one. :)"

OMG! Seriously?? Grab it while it's free, but do read the prequel... well, it's not totally necessary but you'll be dying to know what happened with Hugo and Serena and oh, how I love them and what they fought for and how they live....so, so good!


message 47: by ◊♦ Naomi (new)

◊♦ Naomi Love the review, Dhes! Same as Lisa, haven't read anything by this author! You tempt me.


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick ◊♦ Naomi wrote: "Love the review, Dhes! Same as Lisa, haven't read anything by this author! You tempt me."

*gasp* You better get on the ball and give her a try. I'd hate to have to unfriend you and Lisa because you lack good taste in historical romance!!! ;)


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Bespectacledreader UniquelyMoi ~ The 1-click Diva wrote: "Bespectacledreader wrote: "Seeing the word 'bespectacled' -> okay, I need to read this. Then I saw your review and I said I need to read this ASAP. Oh, I love how you review this book! I believe I'..."

I haven't read it but I am super excited to check the bookstores and the local library for a copy :)) With your enthusiasm and positive reviews I am sure I will like CM too! Thank you for introducing her work to me. :)


UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick You're so welcome! ENJOY!!!!!


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