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The Grand Sophy
4.17
really liked it
I think this has surpassed These Old Shades as my favourite of the Heyers that I've read. The hero isn't as much fun as Avon is, but the heroine, Soph ...more
Jun 2005
Jun 05, 2007
 
Friday's Child
3.92
did not like it
You know, if the two main couples in this novel had both been hit upside the head within the first twenty pages and told not to be such utter twats, t ...more
Mar 2007
Jun 04, 2007
 
Maybe This Time
3.72
liked it
**spoiler alert** For most of Maybe This Time, I was quite prepared to hail this as a return to form for Crusie. It's got all the things I enjoy about ...more
Jun 03, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
 
Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories, #1)
3.49
it was ok
Shades of Milk and Honey is a novel set in an alternate Regency England where genteel young women are expected to learn how to cast glamours as well a ...more
Apr 23, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
 
Anyone But You
3.80
liked it
A quick, cute read, though this is definitely an early Crusie: there isn't a plot so much as a series of convenient and rather repetitive excuses to d ...more
Sep 2008
Sep 28, 2008
 
Truth in the Dark
3.97
did not like it
Terrible. I started this book because it was recommended to me as a m/m retelling of the story of Cupid and Psyche, which is one of my favourite Greek ...more
Apr 26, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
 
The Song of Achilles
4.29
liked it
I'm of two minds about this one. There were some very nicely written parts, but I thought the prose and pacing could be inconsistent. For some reason, ...more
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
 
Regency Buck (Alastair-Audley, #3)
3.88
did not like it
My least favourite kind of Heyer novel—one with a fiery-yet-naive heroine and a hero so full of upper-class, alpha male testosterone that I'd be surpr ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 07, 2008
 
Devil's Cub (Alastair, #2)
4.19
it was ok
You know, if there were some way of getting rid of both Leonie and Dominic, I would be a lot happier. And if the age differential weren't so great, I' ...more
Apr 2006
Jun 05, 2007
 
Ember
3.62
did not like it
An attempt at a twist on the classic Cinderella story—the central character here is no meek and passive blonde beauty, but a plain red-headed witch wi ...more
Jun 24, 2017
Jun 24, 2017
 
The Magpie Lord (A Charm of Magpies, #1)
4.11
really liked it
This is one of those frustrating books that's so close to being genuinely fantastic, and has so much potential, but which unfortunately seems not to h ...more
Sep 28, 2016
Sep 27, 2016
 
Do You Remember The First Time?
3.53
did not like it
There is no excuse for me reading this, other than that it came free with my flatmate's copy of Cosmopolitan, so at least I didn't have to pay for it. ...more
May 2005
Jun 05, 2007
 
The Bones of You
4.01
liked it
This is a nice, slow-build, second-chance-at-love novel. Oliver and Seth were childhood sweethearts who broke up when they were undergrads. Now it's s ...more
Dec 28, 2014
Dec 18, 2014
 
The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1)
4.08
it was ok
The Duke of Ashbury, horribly disfigured from injuries received during the Battle of Waterloo, needs an heir; Emma Gladstone, a disgraced vicar's daug ...more
Nov 12, 2017
Nov 12, 2017
 
Venetia
4.08
really liked it
One of the better Heyers. Although I found the initial meeting between hero and heroine to be even more infuriating than Heyer's norm in terms of gend ...more
Oct 03, 2008
Oct 02, 2008
 
Manhunting
3.76
it was ok
Cute, fluffy, and predictable, this is very definitely early Crusie. While it is rather clichéd, and the writing is not technically strong—and I'm sor ...more
Feb 13, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
 
Eligible (The Austen Project, #4)
3.61
it was ok
(2.5 stars)

I received this as a gift from a friend, who knows that I love Jane Austen's writings and predicted that it was 50/50 whether I would love
...more
Aug 07, 2017
Aug 06, 2017
 
Her Every Wish (The Worth Saga #1.5)
3.79
liked it
A quick read with some nice characters and a very deliberate attempt to create a Victorian England which is closer to reality than is often seen in hi ...more
Apr 14, 2016
Apr 14, 2016
 
The Duke of Snow and Apples
3.58
it was ok
The Duke of Snow and Apples kept me reading throughout a long and tedious car journey, at least—which is damning with faint praise, but intentionally ...more
not set
Nov 10, 2014
 
Wild Ride
3.47
liked it
I'm a little conflicted—I think I would have enjoyed Wild Ride more if I had been in the right mood for it. I was cranky and down and wanted some of C ...more
Apr 05, 2010
Apr 04, 2010
 
False Colours
3.82
did not like it
The couple in this, Kit and Cressy, were likeable enough, but this was definitely not one of Heyer's better efforts. I didn't find her humour as sharp ...more
Apr 2008
Apr 15, 2008
 
Jane Eyre
4.11
really liked it
I adored this book as a twelve-year-old, the summer when I really discovered nineteenth century literature and spent a lot of time lying out in the fa ...more
Jan 1995
Jul 01, 2008
 
Pickup Men (Pickup Men, #1)
3.68
liked it
Pickup Men is a romance that deals with some deep themes—homophobia, bigotry—but is fundamentally a sweet, light book. Tripp is a closeted rodeo champ ...more
Nov 11, 2016
Nov 11, 2016
 
Fast Women
3.79
liked it
I quite liked this one, as it was frothy and fun but still somehow realistic—Crusie is good at setting up relationships between both the main and the ...more
Jul 2008
Jul 02, 2008
 
The Heiress Effect (Brothers Sinister, #2)
3.92
liked it
Another solidly entertaining outing, with romantic leads whose flaws are mostly realistic and which help to drive large parts of the plot. I also real ...more
Jan 02, 2015
Jan 01, 2015
 
The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes
3.47
it was ok
A fantasy romance about three sisters with magical powers, co-written by three separate authors. You see all the ways in which this could go wrong, ri ...more
Feb 03, 2010
Jan 24, 2010
 
A Change Had To Come
3.65
did not like it
When I first picked this book up, I really wanted to like it—a novel about a successful African-American woman who negotiates issues of body image and ...more
Jan 22, 2010
Jan 13, 2010
 
Villette
3.75
really liked it
Villette is much more ambitious than Jane Eyre, much more focused on the inner psychology of the heroine, Lucy Snowe, and perhaps is less of an easy ...more
Jan 1995
Jul 01, 2008
 
Faking It (Dempseys #2)
3.91
really liked it
A really well done, light-hearted romance with all the zaniness you'd expect from a Crusie novel. The plot does begin to wobble apart towards the end, ...more
Nov 19, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Shadow Touch (Dirk & Steele,  #2)
3.94
liked it
This is probably a better place to start the series than Tiger Eye. There's the beginning of a plot arc here which makes the first book feel more like ...more
Mar 27, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
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