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The Grand Sophy
4.16
I think this has surpassed These Old Shades as my favourite of the Heyers that I've read. The hero isn't as much fun as Avon is, but the heroine, Soph...more
Jun 2005
Jun 05, 2007
 
Friday's Child
3.87
You know, if the two main couples in this novel had both been hit upside the head within the first twenty pages and told not to be such utter twats, t...more
Mar 2007
Jun 04, 2007
 
Maybe This Time
3.69
**spoiler alert** For most of Maybe This Time, I was quite prepared to hail this as a return to form for Crusie. It's got all the things I enjoy about...more
Jun 03, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
 
Do You Remember The First Time?
3.49
There is no excuse for me reading this, other than that it came free with my flatmate's copy of Cosmopolitan, so at least I didn't have to pay for it....more
May 2005
Jun 05, 2007
 
Venetia
4.04
One of the better Heyers. Although I found the initial meeting between hero and heroine to be even more infuriating than Heyer's norm in terms of gend...more
Oct 03, 2008
Oct 02, 2008
 
Manhunting
3.73
Cute, fluffy, and predictable, this is very definitely early Crusie. While it is rather clichéd, and the writing is not technically strong—and I'm sor...more
Feb 13, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
 
The Song of Achilles
4.07
I'm of two minds about this one. There were some very nicely written parts, but I thought the prose and pacing could be inconsistent. For some reason,...more
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
 
Fast Women
3.76
I quite liked this one, as it was frothy and fun but still somehow realistic—Crusie is good at setting up relationships between both the main and the...more
Jul 2008
Jul 02, 2008
 
The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
3.44
A fantasy romance about three sisters with magical powers, co-written by three separate authors. You see all the ways in which this could go wrong, ri...more
Feb 03, 2010
Jan 24, 2010
 
Regency Buck (Alastair, #3)
3.83
My least favourite kind of Heyer novel—one with a fiery-yet-naive heroine and a hero so full of upper-class, alpha male testosterone that I'd be surpr...more
Aug 2008
Aug 07, 2008
 
Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories, #1)
3.52
Shades of Milk and Honey is a novel set in an alternate Regency England where genteel young women are expected to learn how to cast glamours as well a...more
Apr 23, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
 
Getting Rid of Bradley
3.66
This is one of Crusie's earlier novels, and it shows in both her plotting, and in early versions of characters and ideas that she'd go on to rework in...more
Feb 17, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
 
Crazy For You
3.78
This is the first Jennifer Crusie novel I've tried, after hearing from numerous people on LiveJournal that she's worth reading--and, well, adhering to...more
Apr 2008
Apr 01, 2008
 
Jane Eyre
4.07
I adored this book as a twelve-year-old, the summer when I really discovered nineteenth century literature and spent a lot of time lying out in the fa...more
Jan 1995
Jul 01, 2008
 
Anyone But You
3.79
A quick, cute read, though this is definitely an early Crusie: there isn't a plot so much as a series of convenient and rather repetitive excuses to d...more
Sep 2008
Sep 28, 2008
 
Bonds of Earth
4.17
Bonds of Earth is a quick and enjoyable read, one which I gulped down over the course of a five hour long car trip. It tells the story of two men, bot...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
 
Truth in the Dark
4.03
Terrible. I started this book because it was recommended to me as a m/m retelling of the story of Cupid and Psyche, which is one of my favourite Greek...more
Apr 26, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
 
Wild Ride
3.41
I'm a little conflicted—I think I would have enjoyed Wild Ride more if I had been in the right mood for it. I was cranky and down and wanted some of C...more
Apr 05, 2010
Apr 04, 2010
 
The Guy Next Door (Boy, #1)
3.82
I can't believe I read this, but I had two hours to kill waiting for someone and I was bored, so bored. This is such light-reading that I'm sure if yo...more
Jun 2005
Jun 05, 2007
 
Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quartet #1)
3.93
Is it damning with faint praise to say that this is the perfect kind of book to read on a bumpy transatlantic flight when it's difficult to concentrat...more
Aug 12, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
 
The Wild Road (Dirk & Steele, #8)
3.97
Total fluff, but it passed the time while I was waiting for the tax workshop to open this morning—I mean, it's a romance novel in which the hero is a...more
Feb 27, 2010
Feb 27, 2010
 
The Fire King (Dirk & Steele, #9)
3.96
I enjoyed this one much more than the previous installment in the series, The Wild Road, mostly because of the heroine. Soria is a former agent of the...more
Feb 28, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
 
Don't Look Down
3.40
The first collaboration between Crusie and Mayer, this is readable but not very successful. I liked the main character, Lucy, an awful lot—she's a sel...more
Nov 23, 2009
Nov 18, 2009
 
Agnes and the Hitman
3.90
Agnes and the Hitman is a quirky but enjoyable blend of romance and violence—Agnes, a food writer with anger management issues, is trying to organise...more
Aug 13, 2009
Aug 08, 2009
 
A Change Had To Come
3.54
When I first picked this book up, I really wanted to like it—a novel about a successful African-American woman who negotiates issues of body image and...more
Jan 22, 2010
Jan 13, 2010
 
The Rules of Gentility
3.50
I'm not really sure if this was supposed to be just a funny Regency romance or a spoof of the genre—too many things didn't quite gel together, like ho...more
May 22, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
 
Tell Me Lies
3.70
I think I liked the setting of this one, the vaguely-claustrophobic atmosphere that accompanies small town life, better than I did the actual romance....more
Nov 29, 2008
Nov 25, 2008
 
Frost Fair
3.59
This is essentially professional slash fiction, set in London in 1814 during a winter so cold that the Thames freezes, allowing traders to set up stal...more
May 27, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
 
In the Dark of Dreams (Dirk & Steele, #10)
3.92
I'm not sure if I was so disengaged with this book because it's been such a long time since I read the last Dirk & Steele books, or if In the Dark...more
Aug 19, 2011
Aug 17, 2011
 
Pistols For Two
3.71
Short stories were definitely not Heyer's forte—their length doesn't allow her the scope to bring in the secondary characters and humorous set-pieces...more
Mar 06, 2009
Mar 06, 2009
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