Lady Claire Is All That
Claire Cavendish is in search of a duke, but not for the usual reasons. The man she seeks is a mathematician; the man she unwittingly finds is Lord Fox: dynamic, athletic, and as bored by the equations Claire adores as she is by the social whirl upon which he thrives. As attractive as Fox is, he’s of no use to Claire . . . or is he?
Plus His Brawn
Fox’s male pride ...more
I'm sorry about that, as I know that what strikes half the population of the world as valuable, should give me so much strenuous fare, so much boredom, and so much prolonged bamboozlement. This is Luffy, sending back his badge.
She’s all that and a big brain too.
Unfortunately, I can’t say I’m a big fan of Lady Claire Is All That. I found the characters shallow and very self-absorbed. The hero is a good-looking, privileged man who has been able to live a relatively easy life. His two main focuses in life up until now have been sports and women. The heroine has lived her life in America with her family but has just moved to London when her brother inherits a dukedom. Her main focus in life is maths and num ...more
Lady Claire Is All That by Maya Rodale
Book Three of the Keeping Up with the Cavendishes series
Publication Date: December 27, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss
***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***
Summary (from Goodreads):
Claire Cavendish is in search of a duke, but not for the usual reasons. The man she seeks is a mathematician; the man she unwittingly finds is Lord Fox: dynam ...more
- summary is pretty decently accurate, so I won't redo
- is #3 in a series but can be read as a stand-alone
- all four books in the series happen simultaneously
Now, what bugged me: the relationship between the hero and heroine. And yeah, that's kind of a dealbreaker in a romance, no? I loved the setup and think it could have worked really well, but Rodale made the relationship basically be all about lust between Claire and Fox. I like the id ...more
The books in Maya Rodale’s current series, Keeping Up With the Cavendishes are all loosely based on well-known movie plots. The first book, Lady Bridget's Diary... well, that’s pretty obvious. The second, Chasing Lady Amelia is a retelling of Roman Holiday and Lady Claire is All That is a reworking of the popular teen-movie from 1999, She’s All That, which is itself described as a revamp of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. This seems to be a bit of a trend in historical romance at t ...more
Claire Cavendish, is smart as a whistle when it comes to mathematics. She has a practical view of life and one of the main reasons she wanted to come to London, was to meet and talk with a certain Duke, who shares her viewpoints. But along the way in her search, she stumbles across Lord Fox. Fox, can't resist a wager, and after losing his fiancee to a actor, he engages in a bet with a competing friend. The b ...more
"Hate is passion. Love is passion. Sometimes people confuse the two."
Loosely inspired by the morbidly fascinating lives of the Kardashians, this novel was full of witty banter, crazy family antics, and just enough drama to keep you hooked. It was exactly what I needed to read at this time, so thank you Maya Rodale!
Claire just signed and rolled her eyes. This was the story of her life. Men explained things to her that she not only knew, but knew far more about.
Lady Claire is a b ...more
with lady claire being so intelligent, in love with math and annoyed with dolts.
and lord fox who's handsome, virile, lovable, interested in women and sports but if we are honest a complete DOLT!!!
with a pairing as different as them the book could either be a complete disaster or winner.
happy to say this one was GOOD!!!
Claire, one of three American sisters suddenly thrust upon British society when their brother unexpectedly inherits a dukedom, ...more
"May I have the honour of this dance?"
"What does my dance card say?"
"It says Lord Fox for every dance." He didn't even look.
"That cannot be true."
"[as she's without her glasses] Well, you can't see to argue with me now, can you?"
LADY CLAIRE IS ALL THAT was so much fun. Like the previous installments, we have a historical romance loosely based on a modern film (and, in this case, the story of PYGMAL ...more
Anyone familiar with Maya Rodale’s current Keeping Up with the Cavendishes series can’t fail to have noticed that the plots of the previous books in the series (Lady Bridget’s Diary and Chasing Lady Amelia ) have been loosely based on famous films**. The plot of Lady Claire Is All That, the third instalment, is no exception, deriving a storyline from the 90s movie She’s All That, which in ...more
This book had been on my mind since I read the synopsis and I literally went to the bookstore to buy it and sat in for a read.
I was no disappointed in the slightest. We have such a strong female in Claire and a sweet guy in Fox. They were such a good couple and they were actually so cute together...and funny! So funny.
I will be reading more of Maya Rodale's books and I cannot wait to do just that!
Also didn’t realize this was the third book in the series and I think I’m a little more intrigued by the other characters and their happy endings. I’ll probably read those.
Apparently I have a reading quirk. When I am sick, and only when I’m sick, I have to read Maya Rodale. Her work has too many cute pop culture references to suit me in a normal state. But when I’m loaded up on Nyquil, nothing makes me quite as happy as a Maya Rodale novel.
Lady Claire Is All That is a homage to the movie She’s All That, but since I am apparently one of the only people on earth who never saw the latter I have no basis for comparison. It’s a ...more
Sigh. I want to like this series. Lady Bridget’s Diary was fun, but it had a lot of the same problems I’m seeing here, and for sure in Chasing Lady Amelia
When you use a movie, for example She’s All That, for inspiration, you run the risk of readers using those actors as the characters. Add that to the fact that I feel like this whole series is full of teenagers rather than adults, and sadly, I feel as if I’m reading about teenagers.
Lady Claire is the eldest of the C ...more
This is the third book in the series and I have read the second book, Chasing Lady Amelia. These books take place in the same timeline, so they don’t have to be read in order and each can be read as a standalone.
Lady Claire Is All That was an “opposites attract” type of romance and what I enjoyed the most was that neither one of them wanted the other to change. I really liked to see how the relationship developed. And though the romance was very sweet, I wanted more sexy times, ’cause I pre ...more
I really enjoyed this book. I loved Claire she was so funny with her math. And Fox was too funny with his thoughts during some of the math lectures. They made a great couple. They had some great chemistry and some great witty banter.
The story line and plot was great. I loved it. Trying to make her a Jewel of the Ton and her filling her dance card with Lords all named after math equations. Too ...more
If I had known this was based on a movie, I wouldn't even have started reading it.
This didn't work on me on several levels:
-Claire wasn't interested in Fox She pretty much ignored the guy everywhere and then realized he had muscles. There was no spark. I never saw her interested in him as a person.
-Claire was an arrogant bore She clearly thought that she was better than other people because she was smart and she didn't care for what other people brought to the table. I'm sure Lady Love ...more
Fun retelling of Pygmalion, My Fair Lady, and She's All That with a mathematics-loving heroine and a jilted rake of a hero. Really enjoyed the evolution of the relationship between Fox and Claire. It felt organic and was very entertaining to read.
I received an eARC of this book from Avon via the Avon Addicts Program in exchange for an honest review.
I’m so glad that I am ending 2016 on a high, especially with one of my favourite genres; historical romance. In fact Maya Rodale’s Keeping up with the Cavendishes series has been one of the highlights of 2016 for me, I fell in love with the first book Lady Bridget’s Diary and that feeling has only increased with the subsequent books. And now we have Lady Claire is All That, which has now has the honoured place of ‘fave in series’ so far at least.
Have you ever watched the film She’s All That?
This is the story of Claire Cavendish. She is a 'brainbox', who is more interested in mathematics, and calculations than she is men. She hasn't a care for her appearance, neat, tidy and sensible far outranks, a simpering, prettily dressed facade for ...more
Fox's fiance has just eloped with an actor, leaving Fox uncertain and slightly insecure. One of his "friends" who has always been jealous of him, takes advantage of his state and dares him into a bet, to turn one of the scandalous American sisters into the darling of the ton.
This is why Fox first approaches Claire, who is puzzled by his attentions and tries to shake him of ...more
“I want to be with you, Claire. Tonight. Tomorrow. Forever.”
I was at a little bit of a disadvantage starting with book three in this series so I didn’t get to see where Claire’s sisters’ stories began, but it was fai ...more
Of course, there lies a drama in it all. He makes a stupid bet that he can make her into a ton darling. Really stupid man, but then the man pushing him is even ...more