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Lessons of Desire by Madeline Hunter
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Dec 27, 13

bookshelves: meus-books-i-own, romance-histórico-historical-novel
Read from November 28, 2011 to January 11, 2012

Is it me or is it Madeline Hunter? It's probably her. I've read a bunch of books she've written and not all are good.

Take By Arrangement, for instance... it made me shiver at times. Take The Sins of Lord Easterbrook... made me yawn all time. What about this Lessons of Desire?

Ok, so you may already know Phaedra Blair from previous books arond this Rothwell family. Phaedra is a feminist and she believes in free love - which means, she doesn't want to get attached and she abominates marriage. Elliot isn't exactly a rogue - at least God bless Madeline for that, her books aren't about scoundrel's that need to be redeemed. He's a quite adequate man, quite handsome and charming. But then, from the beggining... he wants her far more than she seems to want him.

What I think is that Madeline wrote more than 300 pages that could be easily compressed into 100. The characters were presented, their plot was always the same. Little surprise, little emotion. A little bit of cliché in the end...

Hope the next novel I'll read from her turns out better, or I'll consider that she spent all her talent in the Rules of Seduction and By Arrangement which are, from far, her better.
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