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2) Midsummer's Knight - Kinley MacGregor
Takes Simon of Ravenswood from "Master of Desire" as the hero.
The heroine is Kenna a plumpish brown haired Scottish heiress, who has been writing to a knight named Stryder of Blackmoor, but Stryder knows nothing of the letters as Simon has written them all just using 'S' as the signature. Simon could never marry Kenna as he is of too low a birth, but worse is to come when the king finds out and insists that she marry Stryder.
A different kind of tale to the other 2 but Simon comes across as a soulful noble chap (he has muscles as well) and you want him to get the girl.
3) A tale of two sisters - Julia Quinn
The hero is Ned Blydon (Lord Burwick) from "Splendid" now he is engaged to Lydia Thornton and due to marry in 3 days. He has never met a woman who inspired him with passion in the last 8 seasons so has decided if he cannot marry for love he will marry for land.
With everyone gathering for the wedding he meets a woman who does inspire him with passion. But she is Charlotte, Lydia's sister and he is an honourable man and must go through with the wedding.
This is a nice story; I love the interplay of the characters and the humour of Ned trying to escape his sister Belle and heavily pregnant cousin Emma.
I like the first story (by Lisa Kleypas)...as always, her style is refreshing, and utterly charming. In a nutshell, the first story paints the picture of a tortured doctor who loves the heroine, and she too is attracted to him, but decides to marry someone else because she cannot imagine falling in love with anyone else . She thinks the doctor beyond her reach because she overheard him talking of his disinterest.... And then fate gives them a push, and on the night before the heroine is to be married, the poor doctor and her have a confrontation, and of coz... end up professing their love for each other. Short and sweet.
I absolutely HATE the second tale. The author (I don't even remember her name) has an atrocious style, and her love scenes are boring and utterly ...yucky! I don't even know how to go on describing the story. I think it's just as well her novella was sandwiched between two witty authors - else, her books surely won't see the light of print.
Julia Quinn has always been one of my favourite authors. But I cannot say this novella is one of her better stories. It reflects one of her earlier styles.... too light hearted, no tension, no twists.... and well, I much rather prefer the Brigerton plots. No fight there. Still, the hero 'Ned', appears to be an easy going fellow... not much depth to his character, I must say. The heroine Charlotte...well, she appears to be intelligent, and ...pleasant. Erm, I can't say either of their characters are very exciting. But it's still a pleasant read.... Read more ›
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