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The Dancing Doll

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  16 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Life in glittering Regency Paris was perilous for beautiful young Michele Martindale. Both her noble English father and lovely French mother were dead, and the inexperienced girl was forced to seek her livelihood on the stage. Two men were vying to influence her life. One was a dashing, impetuous Frenchman, the other a handsome but cold and arrogant English lord. One offer ...more
Mass Market Paperback, Candlelight Regency #111, 0 pages
Published March 15th 1973 by Dell
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Fairly boring!
I think I can respect a hero far more if he goes through mental turmoil thinking he raped his wife and never dare approaching her again until he can soberly talk about it with her compared to the ones who arrogantly thinks it's their right, the wives asked for it and because they had an orgasm they enjoyed it.
This hero falls on the earlier category! Poor guy feels like a manipulative bastard, rapist and pedophile all at the same time.
Whereas, he was really rather caring and
Feb 13, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 stars. Don't judge me. The world is a scary place right now and I'm re-reading old regency romances from the 1970s and 1980s. I'll get back to my subversive reading soon.
Oct 02, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: regency
This was a fairly decent old style regency. I read this many years ago. There was a scene I always liked where the hero gets drunk and makes love to the heroine, his wife. It wasn't rape but he can't remember it. He just wakes up and notices things that make him think he raped her. Lots of remorse from him and he is certain she hates him now. Quite angsty. I guess I've always loved angst.
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Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
May be because I haven't read any English books since school , but I found this one perfectly adequate and indeed it was , I liked it alot (y).
Some times I felt it lame when Henri & others would call her " little one " or when the author kept repeating " she was sure he didn't love her " , but it was so obvious that he was totally in love with her already <3 also the scenes' description , I got sick of the word " velvet " and it seemed like all the colours where blue and white at that tim
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