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Innocence Undone (Kingsland #1)

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In Innocence Undone by Kat Martin, Jessica Fox wasn't always the beautiful, composed young woman who is the toast of the London ton in Regency England. Born in poverty, Jessica wandered the streets until fate found her a guardian in the aging Marquess of Belmore. Now, it is fate she tempts with her longing for the Marquess's son, the arrogant and handsome Captain Mathew Se ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published January 15th 1997)
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Lauren
I've never read this book but it was checked out on my library card a few years ago.
I was confused when I'd been told I could not check anything out because of an overdue book. "What book?" I innocently inquired.
"INNOCENCE UNDONE!!"
"I've never heard of that book. There must be some sort of mistake", I spluttered.
"INNOCENCE UNDONE!!!!!!!"
I became red and flustered and tried to reason with the librarian but she wasn't having it.
"INNOCENCE UNDONE!!!" the librarian hollared over a megaphone. The en
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Being Human
Jan 12, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-read
This book could have been so much better if written properly.
1. Story has too many cliches.
2. Repetitive use of same phrases over and over again. Like, the heroine is always on the verge of crying at every possible situation ("tears sprang into her eyes", "tears burned the backs of her eyes", "tears rolled down her cheeks"!)..."aching tenderness inside her heart".."tightening of heart"..."squeezing of heart"...
3. Undeveloped and depth-less character. The author wrote in a very simple straightf
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Nicolle
Jan 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kat-martin
Kat Martin is absolutely one of my favorite historical romance novelist and my aunt had been urging me to read this particular book...but it was soooo difficult to find..no library had and not many bookstores..its one of her earlier novels so that might have been the problem..but we finally found it and let me tell you it wont disappoint. I love the character of Jessie she's head-strong and determined to win the heart of the very proper but devilishly handsome Matthew Seaton...who by the way is ...more
Alixendra
One of the very few books I have not read until now by Kat Martin. I'm never very good at updating always on this site, but when I do I try my best to give my opinion if/ when I have one. Compared to her newest series (I really enjoy the Against series), this book is of only "two" book series, though she has a stand alone it is considered apparently containing one of the other characters from these two in Kingsland I believe.

Anywho, Jessie is amazing and smart for a female lead and I love the i
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Lucy Qhuay

* 4.5 stars*

This was my first Kat Martin read and it certainly won't be the last.

This book was near perfect for my historical romance aficionado tastes. If it weren't for the fact that Matthew annoyed me like hell with his insistence that Jessie was sure to be a fake and a whore like her mother, I would have given it 5 stars.

For pity's sake, man! Let go of your prejudice and just see the real woman you have in front of you!

Jessie was a saint for putting up with his prejudiced, self-righteous,
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LibraryDanielle
Aug 11, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
omfg. why in the heck are these "heroes" suck a$$holes?? really. matthew spends 95% of the book being the world's biggest jerk. he's mean, rude, emotionally and sexually abusive, and yet somehow he's still the "perfect" man and jessie loves him. why can't they write a hero that isn't a horrible human being? I spent most of the book wanting to deck matthew and smack some sense into jessie. she's the perfect victim. rationalizes everything and justifies it with "but I love him." awful. if I hadn't ...more
Melanie
Oct 13, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jessica Fox born in poverty wandered the streets until fate found her a guardian in the aging Marquess of Belmore. Now, it is fate she tempts with her longing for the Marquess's son, the arrogant and handsome Captain Matthew Seaton.[return]Upon his return from the sea, Matthew is forced to confront the sensuous beauty he believes has set her sights on the Belmore title. Though his mind tells him to beware, his blood boils with the thoughts of luring her into his bed. To win his love, Jessica wil ...more
Srisurang
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
กรีดมากๆ ตอนไปเดินคิโนะแลวเจอเลมนีคะ เขาพิมพใหม ราคาถูกดวย เลมขนาดพอกเกตบุคทัวไปแตราคา 4.99 เหรียญ (ไดมาในราคา 158 บาท) เรืองนีสมัยเริมอานนิยายแปลแรกๆ จำไดวาชอบมากๆ เลมแปลของหมึกจีนรูสึกชือเรือง เลดีสุดทีรัก สวนของแกวกานตกมี ชือ ดวยแรงปรารถนา เปนเลมทีนับไดวาคลาสสิคของแคท มารตินเลยละ มาอานอีกครัง หลังจากเวลาผานไปเปนสิบปี กยังชอบอยูนะคะ มันหวานๆ ละไม ลงตัวดี แนวความคิดอาจจะยุคเกานิดๆ พระเอกปากหนัก เครงขรึม แตกพายใจตัวเองใหกับเจสซีจนได ตอนหลังๆ ซึงๆ ดีคะ
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Caroline Yamashita
Jessica Fox era filha de um prostituta e depois da morte da sua mãe, se vê sozinha no mundo. Até que um nobre a adota, e a toma com um protegida. Jessica se transforma em uma completa dama, e quer mostrar isso ao filho legítimo do seu "pai".
Matthew chega na casa de seu pai, depois de quatro anos servindo a marinha britânica e não está nem um pouco entusiasmado para encontrar a pentelha que que seu pai protege!
Então, eles se encontram... Jessica está mais linda do que nunca, e Matthew continua co
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Kimia Safavi
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Innocence Undone is another lovely story by Kat Martin. I love her books, this one has less adventures compare to her other books but still is an enjoyable read. The hero Matthew is mostly jealous and suspicious while Jessica is a sweet and lovely heroine who has been in love with Matthew since she was a little girl. I am so excited that Kat Martin has been reissuing most of her historical romance books with gorgeous covers.I can't wait to buy and read all her historical books. Thank you Kat Mar ...more
Megan
Dec 25, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Read it in an evening, skipped a chapter or two, didn't miss much. I wasn't thrilled by the hero of this one--he was kind of mean, really. When written well, a dominant sex scene can be really hot--in this book, it was more creepy and borderline abusive. Sex as punishment for your own jealousy is just...gross.
Paula
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is really good, but i have to say that the ending was just perfect!! I cried so much! The only thing that i don't like so much is because there is a lot of scenes of sex, what makes me believe that the autor want to call attention of the public trough this.But i really loved it.
J.
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed it and I highly recommend it to historical romance fans. This is definitely Kat Martin at her best! Thank goodness I didn't pay attention to some of the bad reviews or I could have missed out on a really great read.
Amanda
Dec 27, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I adore Kat Martin's historical romance novels and this was no exception. Jessie and Matt are a wonderful couple and I enjoyed reading their story. I do admit to wishing that the secondary characters Gwen and Adam had had their own novel because I think it would have been amazing.
Kim Novak
Weak heroine and a hero without depth. Boring, boring, boring.
Gayle
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, 2014
Dear Kat Martin,

Please continue to never let me down. Solid work there, madame.

Signed,
Your Faithful Reader
Sherry
Oct 12, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun read by Martin. This book begins with humor, but at times seems unrealistic, and ends well,
Rhoda Vamplew
How do open this book and read it.
Sylvia
Sep 25, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Regency
niktoska
Jun 20, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book
Po dlhom čase trošku klasickej romantiky... celkom dobre to padlo, aj keď dej bol veľmi ľahko predvídateľný. Na sobotu to bolo ako stvorené.
Julie
Oct 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
enjoyable book
Loren.C
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deep, full plot filled with everything. A must read.
Lily R
beautiful, full of life....I cried, don't know why I just did it was so beautiful I had to :) I want more of Matt and hell of a lot more of Adam 3:)
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Kathleen Kelly Martin (aka Kathy Lawrence, Kasey Mars)

Kathleen Kelly was born on 14 July 1947 in the Central Valley of California, USA. She obtained a degree in Anthropology and also studied History at the University of California in Santa Barbara. She was a real estate broker, when she met her future husband, Larry Jay Martin. A short time after the two became acquainted, Larry asked her to read
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