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Alguien a quien amar

(School For Heiresses #2)

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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  4,021 ratings  ·  201 reviews
¿Casarse? ¡Jamás!
Eso pondría fin a la labor de Louisa North con su grupo de damas reformistas, y la verdad es que ella aprecia mucho su independencia, a pesar de las constantes protestas de su padre, el rey. Así que cuando Simon Tremaine, el imponente duque de Foxmor del que una vez estuvo enamorada -y al que ella obligó a exiliarse de Inglaterra- regresa de la India con l
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 2008 by Terciopelo (first published January 1st 2006)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3.5 Stars

I liked this one but Simon got on my nerves. Both Simon and Louisa were likable but they both had annoying characteristics. The story was good and I like the secondary characters, but Simon just burnt his bridges one too many times for my taste. I just kept hearing that saying in my head

"fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me" but it was more like Simon fooled his wife like 5 or 6 times and I don't care how sweet he was in between he just kept disappointing his wife and doi
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Beatriz
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: popsugar-2017
Reto #2 PopSugar 2017: Un libro que tengas en tu lista de pendientes desde hace tiempo
¡Qué libro más lindo!, con esos personajes complejos que a mi tanto me gustan, en especial Simon, que arrastra y hace suyas, grabadas a fuego, las lecciones y ambiciones de su abuelo. Por lo mismo, su evolución a lo largo de la historia es uno de los puntos fuertes de la novela. También lo es la forma en que la autora va desgranando poco a poco los detalles de su pasado, y que nos permiten comprender su compo
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Shelly
Jun 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I think this is the 4th time I've read this book! I really do enjoy this series! If you do read this, I highly recommend you start with the Royal Brotherhood series, specifically To Pleasure a Prince so you don't feel lost!

There's not much I don't like about this book, I love that Louisa is her own person, despite the fact she is Prinny's illegitimate daughter and could have a easy life. Instead, after the death of her beloved half-sister in childbirth, she works diligently for prison reform for
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Monique
Sep 25, 2017 marked it as gave-up-on  ·  review of another edition
dnf

I truly hate royale illegitimate children in romances. I know that King George IV had many bastards but Loiusa just didn't feel authentic. And it was too much politics. If I wanted to read about 19-century politics I would pick up a history book about that.
But I am quite excited about next book so I hope I will not be disappointed again.
Tanya Sridhar
3/5 Stars.

At the base of it, this book is about two extremely flawed characters who use tools such as seduction, manipulation, backroom deals, lies and deceit to get what they want from each other. The fact that they love each other, or even have feelings for each other takes a backseat. The feeling of owning of the other and having power over them seems to precede a healthy, loving relationship. And while this may be true of many real life relationships, it's definitely not what I want to read
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Great way to spend a Saturday evening reading about Simon's determined pursuit of Louisa, and how the pursuer really was the pursued all the time. Simon has some issues from his cruel grandfather that take things to the next emotional level. I'm glad to see that things worked out for Simon and Louisa, and it's so refreshing to read a book with a hero who isn't sleeping with every woman he can prior to the heroine. Simon was a really hot hero, although he tried so hard to keep his emotions under ...more
June
What I learned from this book? To be honest in your relationships, no lies no secrets, put each other first.

I almost gave this book a 3 which is unusual for me. Anything below a 3 to me means I probably did not finish reading it. I really liked this series and that is why I did not give it a 3. I also liked Simon and wanted to hear about Simon and Louisa's story which started in the royal brotherhood series with Regina (Simon's sister) and Draker (Louisa's brother). Louisa got on my nerves.

I don
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FlibBityFLooB
I *really* hated this book, and I thought I better at least explain a couple of reasons I didn't like it to justify my rating. So, I'll just name a couple...

1) I felt like I was dropped into the middle of a book when reading the first chapter. It felt like I was supposed to know the characters and backstory already. Perhaps there are some other Sabrina Jeffries books that I haven't read? It made my reading very choppy and unplesant trying to piece together what was going on.

2) Sex scenes with wo
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Sombra
Mar 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Me ha parecido un libro con una ambientación muy interesante pero con un personaje principal, Simon, que ha dejado mucho que desear hasta los últimos dos capítulos.

La historia comienza con la llegada de Simon a una fiesta tras haber estado más de 7 años desterrado de Inglaterra por culpa de una serie de actos que ocurrieron con Louisa, la hija bastarda del rey. En esta ocasión, cuando se vuelven a encontrar, ella ha dejado de ser aquella jovencita ingenua que él conoció y él parece que ha cambia
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Jenny
note to self: avoid this book
Robin
Louisa North has vowed never to marry. Seven years ago she met and fell in love with Simon Tremaine, the Duke of Foxmoor. But when she learned that he was just trying to further his position with the king, she had him banished to India. Now he is back in London and determined to court her. Simon has once again made a deal with the King. He must marry Louisa and keep her and her Ladies' Group from furthering their political agenda. But as he gets to know Louisa and learns of her prison reform pla ...more
PoligirlReads
Feb 02, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm givin' a star just for the monkey. Raji was pretty cute.

I have re-discovered Jeffries, and I find that generally, her books are really quite enjoyable. But I have found that when she veers off into the weird psycho-sexual daddy (or in this case, grand-daddy) issues, the books are terrible. The writing becomes distinctly overwrought and downright unpleasant. In scenes that I think were supposed to evoke sympathy, I found myself laughing and rolling my eyes instead. "Training" indeed. Another
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Eviltwinjen
Feb 09, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of smutty Regency with plenty of politics
Shelves: romance
In To Pleasure a Prince, Simon Tremaine abandoned Louisa North at the Prince Regent's behest so as not to jeopardize his political ambitions. Now, Louisa's putting herself in danger and causing a minor scandal campaigning for prison reform, and Simon is encouraged to court her again in order to control her--and advance his career. While the book wins points for originality--how many romances discuss prison reform?--it loses them for taking the cliched "hero emotionally scarred by his mean father ...more
Cynthia
Oct 09, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Sara ♥
Jun 26, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2008
This book was fascinating.... the backstory between the hero and heroine... Louisa North, illegitimate daughter of King George, and Simon Tremaine, Duke of Foxmoor. I don't really know how to describe it, since it gets revealed a little at a time throughout the book. But she was in love with him 7 years ago, but he betrayed her for politics (he wants to become Prime Minister, so he's kind of a pawn of the King... since he needs the King's favor)... and he ends up ruling India for 7 years...

Anyw
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Quirky Omega
3 stars.
The best thing I took away from it was that you shouldn't do things by going behind your partner's back. This book got generally favourable response it stuck to everything that makes a historical romance great.

Otherwise the characters get really annoying after a while. Specially because, the H and h were constantly trying to best each other in the compeition for who could act the most sneaky.

But more than anything else, what depressed me the most was how submissive the h got after she
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Ally72
Jun 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my second "School for Heiresses" book I have read and it just reminded me why I enjoy Sabrina Jeffries' writing so much. It has made me anxious to now read the rest of the books in the series. I like Louisa's character because she was a strong heroine who was not willing to sacrifice what she believed because society (overall) didn't approve of her prison reform efforts. The hero in the story, Simon, was also someone I enjoyed reading about because he overcame a lot of difficulties in hi ...more
ies
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Baca ini bukan berasa baca series laen, tp lanjutan Drake - Regina di series sebelumnya hmpfh
Yang udah bacaTo Pleasure a Prince (Royal Brotherhood #2) pasti tau siapa Simon dan Louisa deh, nah buku ini 7th setelah Simon di asingkan oleh Priny atas permintaan Louisa, mereka bertemu lagi dalam keadaan yg berbeda atau itu anggapan keduanya.

Louisa, perawan tua dan seorang aktivis wanita yang ingin melakukan reformasi penjara wanita. Dia ingin merubah nasib para wanita di penjara dan anak-anak mereka
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Lexie
Oct 04, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simon! I admit that Simon is my personal favorite of the Heiress men. I think he's a great match for Louisa (and Louisa him) in both temperment and in action. Their (renewed) courtship is sort of a bumblebroth--part revenge, part need for a secure future position, part lust and part affection, every step either takes is rather complicated. Simon's past is a shadowy, cruel tale for much of the story. Bits and pieces are thrown out, and dissected by Louisa, about the 'training' his Grandfather put ...more
Dangermousie
Everyone seems to love Jeffries' To Pleasure a Royal Prince but I spent the book wishing it was about Simon and Louisa (heroine's brother and hero's sister) instead. Luckily for me, with Only a Duke Will Do, I got my wish and I LOVED IT!!!!

Seven years have passed since Simon was exiled to India for wooing Louisa under false pretences in TPARP, but now he is back to discover that from a dreamy, easily-led girl, Lousia has changed into a strong and stubborn prison reformer not particularly interes
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Cheryl
I would give this book a 3.75 if I could, but I rounded up to a 4.

For the first half of the book I really enjoyed it. For the last half, I did a lot of skimming and wondering if it was going to pick back up. Maybe it was all the political stuff going on in it or the way the hero let his dead grandfather's voice in his head make his decisions rather than his heart, or the way the heroine just didn't seem to click for me, I don't know. It just didn't do it for me.

Like I said though, I did really e
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Joy (Cheery♡Reads)
After the somewhat moderate Never Seduce a Scoundrel, I became skeptical and hesitant on continuing the series. I stopped for quite some time and indulge in other HRs. But, eventually, I decided to give the second book a go.

Boy, am I blown away because to be honest, this was one of the most impressive and powerful story I've ever come across, which was very political too. I was surprised that I really enjoyed it because political stories kinda turn me off but Sabrina Jeffries' adept writing mad
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Elaine
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the series of the School for Heiresses. I enjoyed this book a lot more then I did the first in the series. I fell in love with the characters immediately. I couldn't put this book down. I really enjoyed the political subplot of the story because it helped to add that much more depth to the characters and storyline.

I only wish I had read the Royal Brotherhood books before this one because this one was kind of confusing because I hadn't... Maybe if I did, this would be a
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Danette Steward
It started off good, but then just got boring. I really like the author's writing and style though.
Inshirah Kamal

‘It is better to be blind than to see things from only one point of view.’”
Netha
May 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The school for heiresses 2.

sebelum membaca novel ini sebaiknya membaca brotherhood series dulu ya karna buku ini sangat berkaitan erat dengan seri itu.
masih ingat viscount drake?? salah 1 dari 3 illegitimate child of prinny tp ternyata louisa north, adik perempuan drake pun ternyata juga illegitimate prinny (idih menyebarkan benih dimana2 nih).

masih ingat regina tremaine??? yup sekarang adl lady drake, istri viscount drake.
gimana dengan simon tremaine??? kakak regina ini dulu diminta oleh ayah k
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Crystal
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
This book was a solid three until then end. Then it flipped to a 4. It took a long time for me to like Simon and Louisa.
Wyldrabbit
I tried to like this one, but the whole political was way to much. I dNf
Danae
Hot damn! Well written, some coolly constructed sentences, a smoothly flowing narrative, decent build up of social contexts and politics of the time. Topped by a touch-me-and-burn hot hero and heroine. Louisa has been written as a strong minded and strong willed woman who acknowledges and finally faces her fears - three cheers for womanhood! On the other hand, Simon is shown as a more conflicted person caught between his political ambitions and his attraction to Louisa. For all the detail (inclu ...more
Nadia
Was swinging between giving it 3 or 4 stars, decided to stay on 3, cause to be fair I liked first one more. Well, if we count that 3 stands for "I liked it" it's not far from the true at all.
To be honest I got pretty tired somewhere in the middle of the story to hear about heroes psychological problems. Well, how else could we call that? Actually, they both are pretty screwed, I'm glad they got their HEA in the end but nevertheless. Well, you can say grandpa was more screwed than they two toget
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Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of over 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 9 million book ...more

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