Misfit's Reviews > To Seduce an Earl
by Lori Brighton
bookshelves: kindle-freebie-slut, lendable, historical-romance, where-in-the-hell-is-the-editor, hero-is-a-whiner, stupid-stupid-stupid, more-holes-than-swiss-cheese, way-too-many-f-bombs, hero-is-a-walking-pity-party, zapped-to-kindle-oblivion, insta-love, most-boring-epilogue-evar, epic-historical-fail
OK, so I know the whorehouse catering to the ladies is a bit of a stretch, but taxes were hell this year and I really needed some brain candy, but fluff or no, I still expect a somewhat realistic historical setting and you aren't going to get it here (more on this subject later). The language and mindset are much too modern, all our virginal heroine needed was a couple of heavy pettings and she knew exactly how to handle a man's you-know-what without any cribbing from Alex. No shy young Victorian Miss here. Speaking of language, be warned because the "F" bomb is dropped frequently, and "cock" is abused to death. I began wishing for Bertrice Small and her "manroot". Almost.
Then there are the typos. I believe this is self-published, but you still would think someone would look at the final product before putting it on the market, wouldn't you?
I believe that should be lascivious.
"No taundry sexuall affair as most women would have admitted to him."
"Either groppping women..."
"Everything he held dare..."
Editor, wherefore art thou?
Now back to the historical setting. I understand that some readers want a sexed up wallpaper romance, and I'm not knocking your reading preferences, but I am not one of them. Towards the end of the book Alex and Grace are exploring a storage room at a museum filled with Russian artifacts.
"She glanced toward the case again. Royal artifacts, most likely. She stepped closer, focusing on the card in the case. “Czar Nicholas the Second,” she read."
Remember I said the story began in 1867? I'm more forgiving of older romances written in the days before you could look up historical details with a click of the mouse, but nowadays this kind of
Supposedly there are two more books planned in this series telling the stories of two other men at Lady Lavender's, but I'll be passing on that ride, Kindle freebie or no.
"She’d seen a man’s private parts before, but only in paintings and statues. This…this was utterly interesting!
She pointed a trembling finger toward him. “That…that…is not, Sir, what I need!”"
"“You, my dear, are in a brothel for women.”
After two loooooooooong afternoons dealing with taxes, this is just the lighter read I need at the monent."
||22.0%||"OK, so riddle me this. What 19C well bred miss would say things like "am not" and "thank you very much"?" 3 comments|
What kind of word is that?" 2 comments
||46.0%||"This is getting awfully silly."|
"No taundry sexuall affair as most women would have admitted to him.
Either groppping women...
Everything he held dare...
This book is now officially on the editor wherefore art thou shelf :/" 5 comments
||68.0%||"This is getting dumber and dumber." 4 comments|
Need I say more?"
""He dropped his hold and pulled away from her, swiping his hands over his face, weary, exhausted when only moments ago he’d been thrilled and relaxed."
||87.0%||"The overuse of "cock" is wearing very thin. It almost makes me wish for Bertrice Small and "manroot". Almost..."|
"Quote from novel, but a character who is a member of Russian royalty speaking English,
“I stood by vhile you vere harmed and for that I vill forever be guilty. But you have ruined my life. The lives of my family. Ve are even."
Sounds more like Sgt. Schultz than a Russian count..." 3 comments