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(Barrett #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  195 ratings  ·  16 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Andrea Kane has thrilled readers with her poignant, sensual love stories. Affaire de Coeur said, "Andrea Kane's talent knows no bounds." Now she brings us a captivating story of a young lady whose romantic fancies are about to come true. Lady Samantha Barrett is determined to find the man of her dreams. Of course, he must be devastatingly ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 18th 2016 by Bonnie Meadow Publishing LLC (first published January 1st 1994)
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Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m truly on a historical romance roll. I loved this book!

Uber romantic, with a fun and refreshing heroine, a Alpha hero, but very worthy and nice lead.....

Our Earl, Lord Remington was fascinating. It’s been a while since I read about the English Navy, and he truly was a hero. A tortured one and exactly what he needed was someone as open hearted and beautiful as Lady Samantha. She made him believe in love, she was....irresistible.

Samantha was a fun character with the greatest heart! Full of lov
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read the first book, My Heart's Desire featuring Samantha's older brother, Drake and his wife, Alex. This is where I was briefly introduced to Samantha. Yet, in the first book she was just a little girl. I am so glad that she got her own story. She may not have been quite a women but she was all grown up. I loved Samantha's whimsical tales of her Gothic heroines. Especially, when she would dress up and act out as the heroine to save Rem. Honestly, Rem could handle himself but when it came to S ...more
Cary Morton
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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After reading the first two books in the Barrett family saga, I can honestly say that I’m a huge fan of Andrea Kane’s writing, and more importantly, her heroines.

Samantha was a spunky, headstrong young woman who didn’t allow society (or her family) dictate how she lived her life. As one of the characters said, she is a tempest. I absolutely adored her as the main character

Likewise, the brooding hero, Remington, was a notorious rake, but also a highly devoted man who fought for his country at the
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've never heard of this author before so obviously this is my first book of hers. I started this book with skepticism as I just DNF-ed one other first read from an author. I didn't prepare to actually love it. It is a fun book, and left you sighing once every time, wishing a hero like Remington actually exists. I would like to recommend this to fans of sweet love story. But I do wish Samantha is older than she is in the book.
Debbie DiFiore
I loved her determination to get her man! She was pretty cute in her pursuit and I liked that it was no major misunderstandings or unnecessary drama. Sometimes she annoyed me when she would put herself in more danger by venturing out on her own but she wasn't a bunny for sure. He was a great hero. I liked how he was honest with her and didn't chase other women after he was with her. There are scenes with former lovers at a ball and at a brothel but he isn't even tempted. There is a secondary rom ...more
Apr 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Love this book, I feel so identify with the main character
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
By Andrea Kane

SAMANTHA is the second in the Barrett Family series and tells the story of Drake Barrett's younger sister who we met in MY HEART'S DESIRE. Like that book this publication celebrates the 25th anniversary of SAMANTHA's first release and includes tidbits from the author about writing it all those years ago.

Samantha is now a young woman of 18 and is about to embark on her first London Season. Full of romantic ideals and lots of Gothic novels, Samantha is a young woman with exub
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can go on and on and on about how much I love this book but if I do, we'll both be here for days! No one want’s that so I’ll keep my gushing to a bare minimum.

This is my all-time favorite from Andrea Kane, coming in right before The Last Duke, Emerald Garden, The Gold Coin and The Black Diamond...also all her other magnificent pieces in this Genre!
Samantha Barrett is such a loving breath of fresh air. She was so lively and headstrong. As much as she loved and respected both her Hero Remington
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Caveat: My genre of choice, for as long as I can remember was Mystery/Suspense and General/Current Literature. Never Historical Romance. But there was something that piqued my curiosity, after reading the synopsis, of this book. I was also intrigued, since I had recently read another book by this author, a Psychological Thriller titled THE MURDER THAT NEVER WAS, which I really enjoyed.

This is the 2nd in a series but read as a stand alone.

Samantha, having become a woman, is looking forward to be
Apr 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esta historia está bien narrada. Una lectura amena y ágil que te hace pasar un rato agradable. Samantha, la protagonista, es una niña-mujer, enamoradiza, inocente, pero también osada y valerosa que decide conquistar al héroe de sus sueños en cuanto pone la vista en él. Remington, el protagonista masculino y héroe de Samantha, es exactamente lo que parece, un hombre duro y fuerte, pero también tierno y apasionado de puertas para dentro (además de un reconocido libertino entre la sociedad y un sec ...more
Arlene Downey
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Little Different Regency

When Samantha Barrett meets Remington Worth in a tavern in the bad part of town, she insists she has met her hero. He is not so sure!

A young lady, in town for her first season, who is honest, forthright and believes the best of people meets a womanizing, former Navy Captain and man on the town. But he is not what people think he is! Yes, he is a womanizer, but he is also an agent for the admiralty who solves mysteries related to ships and shipping.

And he has to explain
Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)

Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

Samantha is all grown up! This is a girl who knows what she wants. She's blunt, honest, and wears her emotions for the world to see. You always know where she stands on anything, because she'll tell you. Remington was the opposite. Together they are a hoot. Their story was a fun one, with some danger and drama thrown in to keep things even more interesting.

Samantha by Andrea Kane was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
Jan 11, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If you are going to write a Regency, at least do some historical research. Author was throwing around 200,000 pounds in an age where 10,000 a year, Mr. Darcy, was considered a fortune. Even worse, she had the heroine waltzing at Almack's, at her debut, in an emerald dress, when only white was allowed, and even worse, she was waltzing without one of the patronessess giving her permission! For those who do not read Regencies, these are minor mistakes, but I do, and they are major, and do not even ...more
Janelle Fluharty
No one does reformed rake and guileless heroine better than Andrea Kane. The follow up to My Heart's Desire, Andrea Kane delivers Sammy's long-awaited happy ending in an exciting tale of passion and intrigue set against the backdrop of the 19th century shipping industry. And, I suspect any woman who grew up reading romance novels voraciously and dreaming of happily-ever-after will see a glimpse of herself in Sammy. A fantsatic read - I highly recommend!
Mar 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably really a three and a half, due to historical errors, but more enjoyable that the first in the series about her elder brother's romance.
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