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The Secrets of a Scoundrel: Number 7 in series (In&hellip by Gaelen Foley
OK, the moaning first. Why set a book in 1816, the Regency period, and then use strictly modern phrases that would NEVER have been used then? E.g. In the Regency period the very modern phrase "toy boy" to describe the younger lover of an older woman would not have been used, they no doubt would have had another description for it but not that. The word "kid" would not have been used to describe a child; child or lad would have been used instead. Fish and chips were not put together to sell as a meal until 1860. Chips were first described in a book by Dickens in 1859. Although passports did exist, there were not used for foreign travel until the First World War. I am not sure that the game… Read more
The Masterful Mr Montague: Number 2 in series (Fro&hellip by Stephanie Laurens
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly boring, 3 May 2014
To be honest I found this latest book by SL slightly boring, and that also goes for the character of Montague. Montague is a financier and accountant, perhaps that was what was boring about him and for the first half of the book at the least, his character was very one dimensional and not developed. SL fills up space in the book by giving us repeat love scenes between Penelope and Barnaby.
However, it's a nice enough read, but not her best book in my opinion. Might have been better as a novella rather than a full length novel.
Dark Witch (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy) by Nora Roberts
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I enjoy all Nora Roberts books, including those she writes as JD Robb. I enjoyed this first book in a new trilogy, however I thought that the story theme was very like her Three Sisters trilogy which I read a long time ago, more like that than the Pagan Stone trilogy as another reviewer states. This time it is set in Ireland instead of America, although there is an American cousin, Iona. This first book, Iona's story is not nearly as menacing as the first in the Three Sisters trilogy, which perhaps lets it down somewhat.

Iona is sunny and bright in personality and having discovered that she is an ancestor of the 13C Dark Witch, which she hears about from her Irish grandmother,… Read more