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Preview — How I Met My Countess by Elizabeth Boyle
How I Met My Countess
Meanwhile, Lucy is living a new life in the heart of Mayfair. But she′s as scandalous as ever, and when Clifton finally happens upon her, she′s lande ...more
This is one of those "we used to know each other, fell in love a long time ago, he left, and I had a crappy life" stories. But, instead of filling us in on their backstory a little at a time, a huge chunk of this book is a flashback. That drove me NUTS. She could have told us all we needed to know in a couple of paragraphs, not 200 pages.
Also, I hate that he called "BETRAYAL!" when he came back from war two years later and found out, after not having sent her a ...more
Romance; Historical; Series
Source: Picked up cheap in a thrift store.
I've never read a romance that had so many chapters set in the past but it's necessary in order to fully tell the love story of Lucy and Clifton (His name appears to actually be Justin Grey but he's never called that.) Seven years earlier, he and his brother Malcolm arrived at her father's home to be inducted in to the world of spies. Along the way, they fall i ...more
Clifton era um conde arrogante e pomposo e ela no momento em que o viu não gostou de jeito nenhum dos modos dele. Ela era uma expert e ajudava a preparar os aprendizes as maneirices e vigarices (ensinadas pelo pai) a ele e ao irmão bastardo Malcon. No início o ignorava suas cham ...more
I really enjoyed Boyle's writing. She's not a witty as Julia Quinn, or as devilish as Celeste Bradley, but there is something about her style that kept me ...more
Clifton was training to be a spy when he met Lucy. His instructors daughter. They fall in love, and he promises to come back for her. 7 years later she is now a widow living a dowager house with a little boy (whom we assume is her bastard son)
want to know how it ends?
the little boy is Malcolm and Mariana's son (Lucy and Clift ...more
I felt the book spent way too much time in the flashback (about 50%). That didn't leave much time for the present and it felt rushed and short. Nothing really happened once the book made it back to the present.
Novela romántica histórica que nos explica la formación de los espías en la época de la regencia inglesa con las guerras napoleónicas de fondo. Lo original en esta novela, en mi opinión, es que se nos explica el entrenamiento preparatorio de los futuros espías ingleses. Normalmente en algunas novelas románticas se nos explica cómo ...more
At around the 80% mark I was wondering how all the plot threads could possibly be wrapped up in the space remainin ...more
While this can be a stand alone book, it helps the reader to read the other books in the series. Please be aware that this review may contain spoilers.
The book is about Lucy Ellyson Sterling, Lady Standon. Lucy has know Justin Grey, Earl of Clifton for several years. Lucy's father was a spy for England and he later trained men to become spies in an effort to defeat Napoleon.
Justin and his brother Malcolm were just to of the people that Lu ...more
. . . then he met Lucy. The improper daughter of an infamous spy, Lucy Ellyson saved Clifton's life and taught him everything he needed to know about serving his country . . . even how to fall in love. He vowed he would come back and make her his unlikely countess, but the war kept them apart for too long, and when he finally returned, she'd vanished.
Lucy hadn't gone far—living a new life in the heart of Mayfair. But proper Soc ...more
Lucy has a plethora of potential scandals. But now Justin is try ...more
I liked goosie much better when she was still living with her father n Mariana. I didn't like gilby especially when he meets her ...more
Lucy Ellyson, the improper daughter of an infamous spy, saves the life of the Earl of Clifton. He intends to make her his countess after the war ends, but when he finally is able to return to her, he finds that she′s vanished. Meanwhile, Lucy is living a new life in the heart of Mayfair. But she′s as scandalous as ever, and when Clifton finally happens upon her, she′s landed in the sort of trouble that only a hasty marriage can solve. He′s more than willing to step in, but their future is all to...more
Loved how the bulk of the story was told in flashback. I didn't solve the last mystery before the author revealed it. Lucy is a great character, full of spirit and fully deserved her happily ever after.
Lucy Ellyson, is initially an enigma, but her background becomes clearer as the book progresses.
The Earl of Clifton starts off as searching for a new life as a spy, working on his skills.
The two meet, clash, and fall in love, but their path to marriage is strewn with obstacles.
I can't w ...more
The characters are enjoyable to spend time with. Plenty of plot and romance with a few sensual sex scenes.
Boyle understands the difference between love and lust, allowing the couple to fall in love with their similarities, accept their differences, and generate the passion that comes from two hearts meant to be as one.