I dont get it. Heros father had been in love with another woman,thus making his mother suffer from knowing she his wife could never have his love.
NowI dont get it. Heros father had been in love with another woman,thus making his mother suffer from knowing she his wife could never have his love.
Now he wants to avenge his mother. But the thing is..I dont understand why. Its not like Lady Veronica was involved in an affair with the father. But he wants to have his revenge despite monloguing about how he does feel bad about what he is trying to to do-wich is seduce Lady Veronicas daughter Lydia.Who he met in the first book.
Apperantly this is the secnd book in the series. If I had read the first one would this book make more sense? I dont know. And omg its the return of the tigthening loins whenever Aiden sees Lydia. Or he has desire flowing through his veins.Hmm its one He calls her "Lucky Lady" wich to me just comes across as corny and sounding a bit like the name of a horse. He purrs into her ear.
In my book the only things allowed to purr in books are felines and shamelessly sexual women wanting to be seductive.
And the heroine...well shes so inconsistent and quite frankly not so bright. Shes supposed to be smart what with reading Mary Wollstonecraft but she agrees very quickly to go to the heros house after finding a murdered man in a library. Convenient plot device activate!
They are still in his carriage when they have sex for the first time. Maybe I wouldnt have found this so weird if I had felt anything about them and their relationship.
But as it is this book just leaves me cold. As does the characters attempt to imitate regency era folk
"Lydia walked into the white Georgian town house"
Im not sure what to make of this. Yes the 18th century and the early 19th century was called the Georgian era. But I doubt people living in that time period would have referred to anything as georgian. Its a name applied only later.
And explaining social norms to other characters who should know this from their upbringing. Lets face its just clumsy info dumping for the readers who know next to nothing about the period. As someone who knows about it felt annoying but its just one of several things about this book I dont like.
And the dialogue between characters is...lets just say akward "Are these two serious?" "I hate being stuck in traffic and so I park where I can come and go without inconvenience"...more
It seems I had forgotten that I knew about this author.
Written in the same chaotic style and with incomphrehensible characters as the other book by thIt seems I had forgotten that I knew about this author.
Written in the same chaotic style and with incomphrehensible characters as the other book by this author this one tells the story of John Sebastian Smirke who is a ... vain unpleasant guy in love with himself and who cant stand "ugly" people (thats pretty much everyone else) and that goes around calling for his "mamma" constantly. Hes a mamas boy and when he learns his mama got married he throws a tantrum.
A grown man..throwing a tantrum..sure thats attractive. Im not sure but I think this was intended to be comedic. It really isnt.
But he surely must have some other traits that arent abominable. Not really.
When he takes his last little "hobby" (blackmailing virgin ladies to sleep with him) he gets whats coming to him and beaten up and left for dead.He in fact actually dies.
But heaven gives him another chance and hes sent back to life on the condition that he has to find his true love wich will be the only woman he will be able to have sex with without catching the pox. The womans name is Joan.
Oh and he has a ward that he knows simply as J.Larkin who decides to come visit her guardian.Do you see where this is going?
Isabella Latham is accompaning her two cousins for their season,a spinster of 26 she doesnt except to be more than a chaperone for them. One d2.5 stars
Isabella Latham is accompaning her two cousins for their season,a spinster of 26 she doesnt except to be more than a chaperone for them. One day while at the modistes she comes upon a little girl who is quickly revealed to be the Earl of Hartleighs ward.
The earl himself soon arrives and mistakenly believing Isabella is the modistes assistant brusquely dismisses her,just to be set straight by Isabella that she is in fact a lady.They dont get off on a good foot.
Since his ward Lucy wont stop talking about her wonderful "Missbella" he starts to consider getting married so she will get a female rolefigure in her life. He did promise her deceased father he would take the best care of her.This decided he starts to look for a suitable bride.
Meanwhile Isabella has also entered the social season with some unsuspected sucess when word got out that she was an heiress she started to get more and more interesting to the fortune hunters.
Among these is Basil Trevelyan cousin of the Earl of Hartleigh who has set his sights on Isabella and her monies.And the fact that Hartleigh has been taking an interest in her only adds to her charm,since Basil resents his cousin for inheriting the earldom when he himself is penniless. Isabella finds himself a
As Hartleigh and Isabella starts to become more acquainted,Basil tries everything he can to sever their relationship and compromise Isabella so she will have no choice but to marry him.And if that wont work hes got an ace up his sleeve in the form of a secret her mother has concealed.
This book has a lot of the themes I love. Plain but smart spinster,handsome but gruff hero who learns to see behind appearances.
But somehow it just didnt click with me.It just felt like I couldnt fully connect with the characters.Being one of her earlier books I think she has evolved since then but I could detect similarites with some of her later works.At least it wasnt as bad as The Devil's Delilah (Regency Noblemen, #2)
Also the thing with Isabellas mother and her (view spoiler)[marriage to Isabellas biological father and him losing his memory (hide spoiler)] felt very plastered on and convoluted.It could easily have been removed from the story. But I guess the author thought she deserved a happy ending.
Also another thing I did like was that the villain wasnt this cardboard cutout(Some of the funnier bits were between him and his friend.) who did bad things for the sake of it.But actually had reasons and motive for his actions even if they werent good ones.And he also gets his redemption in The English Witch