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The Lady's Tutor by Robin Schone
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Jul 14, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: kindle, period, romance
Read from July 16 to 17, 2011

While an enjoyable romance in some ways, this was just OK for me. The premise was interesting. The characters had promise at the outset. But then, I failed to connect with them or be very engaged by their story because, as some other reviewers have said, I found the language at times too... technical. I understand that the explicit talk is part of the loveplay for these characters, and maybe they didn't have enough handy euphemisms to go around. But all the technically accurate and explicit sex talk and descriptions left me a little nonplussed.

The other thing that caused me to enjoy this book a little less than other period romances, is the horridly evil and disgusting behavior of Elizabeth's mother, husband, and father. They are not even like humans, they are so terribly unfeeling. We are granted no insight into their thoughts or feelings.... it's a bleak depiction of humanity that implies that in one person's life, there could be so many people bent on destroying innocence and goodness, for no really good reason at all. For me, this was like an overblown villainy (involving child abuse) that was unwarranted. The story could have had just as much impact for the two leads, without all that disgusting (unrealistic) crap as a foil. Just my opinion...
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