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The Abduction Of Julia (Rogues #1)

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What can a respectable Regency miss do when kidnapped by a nobleman intent on marriage? Why, marry him, of course.Julia Frant has secretly loved Alec MacLean, the wild Viscount Hunterston from afar. So when he accidentally snatches her instead of her lovely, scheming cousin for an elopement to Gretna Green, Julia leaps at the chance to make her passionate dreams come true. ...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published 2000)
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Juliana Philippa
Two very different reactions two years apart - first time loved it, second time ... did not

This book would get a solid 5 if it weren't for that the ending comes up and hits you like a wall that suddenly appears while you're going 60 mph on the highway ... would have liked to catch my breath after everything works out with "the obstacle" subplot (guessed the truth early on but was still well done and a nice twist) and enjoyed the at-last get-together and "I love yous" of the H&H - although it
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Huma Rashid
This book was enjoyable enough, but also ... annoying. I have a few little issues with it.

* The chick, Julia, is surprisingly dim-witted and naive. It's like she was born under a rock and has no idea how real life works. Or, at least, her new life as a lady.

* Julia is always described as prim and proper, but she constantly blurts whatever comes to mind, even if it's shocking, and that's how her cousin describes her - that she's always blurting out shocking things. The back and forth is irritatin
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Hasnamezied
This book is what I really needed in this time. It is nice , light , funny and again funny. I simply loved it .
Carrie Olguin
Mar 07, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF.

I liked the setup and premise: Rake must marry into a specific family and remain without scandal for a year to inherit a fortune.

But as the story progressed, the heroine grated on my nerves. She's American but her father was English. She has no money and lives as an unpaid servant with uncaring relatives (that is becoming a bit cliche). Once she marries the hero with half of his fortune (and he has to pay for all of their living expenses, including her clothes and jewels) all she can think o
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Ruth
This was a fairly good read. I really liked some of the secondary characters, which really held the whole thing together, from Nick and Therese to Lady B and Edmund. I did have some issues with it though, which took the shine off for me, and knocked it down to a generous 2.5 stars.

- It relies too heavily on a Big Misunderstanding, which doesn't pass muster with me. I completely struggled to believe that two people who completely lust over each other couldn't have actually realized they lusted ov
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Dwayne
Sep 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed @ Girls Without a Bookshelf.

I used to shun Regency romance novels, preferring instead highland and medieval romances, but Karen Hawkin's The Abduction of Julia is a really good book that I think reading it might have led me to warm up to the sub-genre. It seems it only occured to me that the rigid etiquette of the ton and the double standards of their actions, not to mention the innumerable marriages of conveniences sets the scene for an endless array of hilarity and romance!

A marriage
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nurmawati
Oct 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, hr, buku-eng
ceritanya ttg miss julia frant yang suatu hari mengalami salah culik, dia di culik oleh lord alec, viscount of hunsterton...
tadinya alec mau menculik Therese frant, sepupu julia yang cantik dan culas karena alec mestinya merit sama therese buat memenuhi persyaratan almarhum kakeknya dimana dia mesti menikahi cucu dari bangsawan pilihan kakeknya dan hidup selama setahun jauh dari skandal kalo alec mau dapetin warisan yang gede banget, kalo gagal, warisan akan jatuh ke tangan Nick, sepupu alec yan
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Jessica
May 31, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Maybe a 3.5

Hawkins is a default author for me. Every time I walk into a bookstore or library, you can bet I am looking (after J. Quinn, James, and Kleypas) to see if there is an unread Hawkins book to unearth.

Her Scottish tales have been great to follow; I could basically say the same for this one. Julia Frant, the awkward chaperone to her cousin Therese, has a bit of a problem. One night, she is swept bodily from her home and taken across England on the desperate whims of Alec Hunterston. Alec
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Lucina
3.0 stars (I skipped part of the book after 140 pages)

I bought this book because the blurb sounded interesting but in my eyes the story turned out to be worse than expected. I read the first third of the book and NOTHING happened. Yes, they married but other than that Julias and Alecs relationship doesn't develop in any way. And I didn't see that Julia was secretly in love with Alec, she never talks or even THINKS about it. As it seems she told him shortly after I started skipping that she was i
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Book Reading Gals
This is an oldie but a goodie. It started out a little slow for me but when it picked up, I really enjoyed it. Alec got schooled by Julia. Here's what I mean.

Alec McLean is desperate. He must marry before his next birthday in order to claim his grandfather's wealth. He promised his grandfather that he would keep the money away from his cousin, who wants nothing more that to do "mysterious" deeds with it.

Unfortunately Alec waited too long to claim his bride and he only had a matter of hours to w
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Deedee
This book had me at the first paragraph. Its a good read makes you laugh out loud at some of the thing the hero says.

Alec MacLean, Viscount of Hunterston, must marry or he will lose the inheritance left to him by his grandfather. But the will specify that he must marry the daughter of the Earl of Coverington. There's a problem he has the wrong girl.

" Perhaps there would be some benefits from this arrangement, after all. “You smell like heaven. Kiss me, sweet Therese.” She kicked him. Hard. “O
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Yossra kerkeb
3.5 stars.

I have come to the conclusion that I am going through some sort of phase.Indeed,it seems I've become obsessed with historical romances these past few weeks,and especially the theme of arranged marriages/marriage of convenience. I was probably a very ambicious matchmaking mama in an other life. This is my first Karen Hawkins' novel,and the introduction to the 'Rogues' series.

Lord Hunterston or Alec,is a viscount who enjoys life's basic pleasures: sex,alcohol and gambling. He's also
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Barbara Rogers
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ADDITION -- I changed the rating to 5 because I just found out this IS actually part of a series and both Nick and Lucien get their own books - so ignore the stuff about the epilogue below.


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It would have been a 5-star rating except for the epilogue. The epilogue (to me) is to wrap up questions/events from the first part, to show how the HEA works and maybe to set up parts for a new book in the case of series. To me, this epilogue raised many more questions than
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Lita Bouquard
A viscount plans with his latest lady to kidnap her and marry on the quick so he can fulfill the stipulations of his grandfather's will. Alec discovers to late he has abducted Julia, the frumpy impoverished cousin and not the beautiful Therese. Julia has loved him for years and offers to marry him as the deadline is midnight. Alec agrees to meet her conditions- no sex and split the money 50/50 so Julia can donate to her charities. Despite her nicknmame of the Frant Dragon, Julia has beautiful gr ...more
MaggieReadsRom
It took me a while, several chapters to be honest, to get into this book and I can’t quite pin-point why that was. The story was defenitely nice but still it didn’t grip me as some other books recently have done.
I was really at the verge of putting it down and picking another book to read and that would have been a first because I’ve never done that.. I always finish what I start!
But luckily I hung on and from chapter 6-7 I really got pulled into the story...
Maybe because the story really began
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Ashlee
Apr 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Hist-Fic-Romance Chicks
Recommended to Ashlee by: Katrina
Shelves: adult
Not bad. Over all though, I really enjoyed it. The only thing that really got me was the end.

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Nick just all of a sudden decides that he's going to leave the country and just let them have the fortune after everything he's done? He repented SO easily!! In one paragraph he's all, "I'm killing Alec and taking the money..." and in the very next (after Julia tells him that he can't inherit anything if he kills Alec), he's like,"
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Jocelyn No
About what you'd expect from a book I found on the lending shelf at a beach resort in Mexico. I didn't pack enough books! This one was pretty good, but the heroine was tooth-achingly good and sweet and pure, and the epilogue in particular made me want to kill people.

The hero wasn't bad. His evil cousin was downright interesting, and if he's redeemed by some other twit overly interested in charity work in a sequel, I hope I never find out.
louise haithcock
One of my personal favorites. I come back to it from time to time to re-read. Hawkins writes for the simple enjoyment of a good romance and humourous characters that carry from book to book.
Arlenis Ljónshjarta
Fue un libro entretenido aunque no tan extraordinario. La verdad vale la pena para pasar un rato agradable. Me visto el final qué se le dio a Nick y quisiera saber más de él.
Sandra R
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great romance !!
Elisa Vangelisti
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Ana
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
There were some funny and not so dull moments. 1.5stars
Read this in the later part of 2016.
Linda
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Characters too stupid for words.
Netha
Oct 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alec MacLean, viscount Hunterston, harus segera menikah jika tidak ingin harta peninggalan sang kakek jatuh ke tangan saudaranya Nick.
tidak itu saja, sang kakek memberikan persyaratan dlm hal tersebut.
1. mempelainya adl putri dr earl of covington, 2. selama 1 tahun pernikahan tersebut harus scandal free for a year.
karna waktu sudah mepet alec mengajak therese, putri dr earl of covington untuk kawin lari dengannya ke gretna green.
setelah lama menunggu ternyata yg masuk ke dalam keretanya bukan th
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Swanangel15's Book Review
This is an oldie but a goodie. It started out a little slow for me but when it picked up, I really enjoyed it. Alec got schooled by Julia. Here's what I mean.

Alec McLean is desperate. He must marry before his next birthday in order to claim his grandfather's wealth. He promised his grandfather that he would keep the money away from his cousin, who wants nothing more that to do "mysterious" deeds with it.

Unfortunately Alec waited too long to claim his bride and he only had a matter of hours to we
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Nelly
Dec 25, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Lover of Romance
Julia Frant, in a case of mistaken identity, gets taken by the one man that she has loved for over four years, Alec MacLean. Alec MacLean in order for him to get his inheritance and keep it from his cousin, must marry by a appointed day and live free of scandal for one year. Julia Frant see's this as a opportunity as her dream of being with Alec, whom she has loved for four years, finally coming true when she thought it would be impossible. She also after coming into a agreement with Alec will h ...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Julia Frant is plain, prim and poor. Born in the colonies, she moves to London to live with her aunt and cousin after her parents die. At 27, she's on the shelf and with no prospects, dividing her time between chaperoning her flighty, beautiful cousin Therese and working for a charitable society working with destitute women. When she steps into what she thinks is a hack, one night, only to find herself swept off on an elopement with the man she's been in love with for the last four years, Alec " ...more
Tonileg
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This starts out with a scene I have never read nor thought of before, so its originality surprised me a bit in the Regency English romance novel genre. Alec, Viscount Hunterston has grabbed his fiance to run off to get married by special license before midnight because the next day is his birthday and he will lose his inheritance from his grandfather ( reportedly the biggest in England) if he doesn't get hitched up legal with the daughter of a certain Earl that day. Of course he waited last minu ...more
Jenni Ebba
I liked Julia. Maybe it's because she is an American, maybe it's because she is nicknamed the Dragon, or maybe it's because she cares about those less fortunate while still remaining headstrong, any reason is good enough- I just like Julia. And many people in London's ton will fall for Julia, including her husband.
Alec Maclean is a little less likable. He's a rogue who wants nothing except to marry a daughter of the late Earl of Covington- a stipulation in his grandfather's will for him to inh
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Jun 29, 2015 06:26PM  
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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Karen Hawkins is known for her wonderfully humorous and emotion-tugging historical and contemporary romances. The author of over 30 novels, Karen writes for a living between shopping for shoes, playing around on Facebook and Pinterest, looking for fun items for Hawkins Manor, and napping, although usually not at the same time. Sometimes, for fun, sh ...more
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