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All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess by Alexandra Hawkins
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Jul 06, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: dreadful, historicals

I really enjoyed Sunrise with a Notorious Lord.. so I was excited to read this one going in. Talk about meh.

I've read a couple of books recently with OUTSTANDING heroes, so this one came up relatively short. "Saint" really did nothing for me, in anyway, shape, or form. Bland or boring might be better adjectives. And I do take issue with throwing in rape/sexual assault to help move along or build a story. And that's how this one starts out.

I'll wholly admit this is my issue. I get REALLY cranky if I don't perceive that the assault/rape is handled well or in a thoughtful manner. It gets my back up quicker than lousy editing, typos, and huge ass plot holes.

****Mini Spoiler ahoy****

The back & forth between Saint and Frost over bedding Madame Venna got old very quickly. It felt like it was put into the story to give Saint something to fight over. I stopped counting how many times Saint went after Frost's throat for some ill made remark. "Don't you dare say something bad about my woman".. sigh.

The ending was terrible. Less than 1 page supposedly took care of all the issues throughout the book. The ending is actually what pissed me off the most. But ugh, I've read enough reviews on GR to hate spoilers.. so I shall resist the urge.
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Reading Progress

July 6, 2012 – Shelved
August 1, 2012 – Started Reading
August 1, 2012 –
page 140
August 1, 2012 – Finished Reading
August 31, 2012 – Shelved as: dreadful
December 6, 2012 – Shelved as: historicals

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