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Douglas: Lord of Heartache (The Lonely Lords) by Grace Burrowes
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3.0 out of 5 stars A subjective view, 11 Jan 2014
I like Grace Burrowes' books but this one made me irritable. Unlike the other reviewers I found an absence of logic at a crucial stage. The heroine has had a marriage service but doesn't know whether it was sham or the real thing. And now the 'husband' (dying and doesn't know he has a daughter) wants to make amends for deserting her. Reluctantly she agrees to meet him but what is the one question she does NOT ask? Sheesh. If she is truly wedded it would make her daughter not illegitimate (a fate in those days akin to advanced leprosy). So where is the logic that she does not find out? Also the hero stops her marriage to another man virtually at the altar but for reasons I found fairly… Read more
Gareth by Grace Burrowes
Gareth by Grace Burrowes
3.0 out of 5 stars Silly plot, 13 Dec 2013
Left a brothel in a cousin's will - don't ask - this will stipulates that a rake teaches our heroine the business aspects of the brothel in preparation for selling it. But also, says the will, he has to teach her sexual tricks and take her virginity. This experienced man does not question the fact that the owner of a brothel does not service the clients. In escapist novels you really do need some realism and logic, please note Grace. Burrowes. This virgin accepts that she will no longer be a virgin ... In the days when it was practically all a woman had to offer. Another totally unrealistic aspect is that they both accept they are in love but need to part. Why? Only to give the novel some… Read more
The Sum of All Kisses: Number 3 in series (Smythe-&hellip by Julia Quinn
3.0 out of 5 stars Off the boil, 18 Nov 2013
Julia Quinn's earlier books were wonderful but this series is bleh. I didn't enjoy her last few books and bought this one hoping for better things. Sadly,I am disappointed, yet again. I'm ploughing through with heavy sighs wondering when something - anything - will happen. Would I be wrong in surmising that the publisher needs a certain number of words so Julia pads out the story with pointless dialogue which doesn't advance the plot, such as it is. Unlike the lyrical reviews of others, this is last Smythe Smith for me but here's hoping Julia's next series reverts to the Bridgerton standard.