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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like romance, you will like this book!
While it may be true that this novel does have a few unbelievable moments as far as Regency England's rules are concerned, the romance and characters will by far make up for this. Jack Faraday, a rake who falls head over heels for the lady he is trying seduce is a very romantic character. Lilith, while remaining sensible and intelligent, gives in to her heart. The...
Published on 27 Jun 1998

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story, but stretches credibility too far
As a true Regency romance this book is a fake. While the story is well plotted and potentially exciting, everything else is wrong !
The characters do things that would simply not have been done in Regency England by members of the upper classes. It is therefore very difficult for the reader to suspend disbelief at some of the incidents described. - The critical...
Published on 11 Dec 1997


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like romance, you will like this book!, 27 Jun 1998
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This review is from: Stolen Kisses (Mass Market Paperback)
While it may be true that this novel does have a few unbelievable moments as far as Regency England's rules are concerned, the romance and characters will by far make up for this. Jack Faraday, a rake who falls head over heels for the lady he is trying seduce is a very romantic character. Lilith, while remaining sensible and intelligent, gives in to her heart. The witty repartee and seduction scenes make this a must read. I had limited my romance reading to a particular set of authors (McNaught, Lindsey, Curtis(London), Deveraux, and Quick)and was agonizingly waiting around for a new release. I decided to try a new author in Suzanne Enoch, and I am glad that I did. I plan to read more of her novels.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story, but stretches credibility too far, 11 Dec 1997
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This review is from: Stolen Kisses (Mass Market Paperback)
As a true Regency romance this book is a fake. While the story is well plotted and potentially exciting, everything else is wrong !
The characters do things that would simply not have been done in Regency England by members of the upper classes. It is therefore very difficult for the reader to suspend disbelief at some of the incidents described. - The critical scene, where the virginal heroine is molested in her own home behind closed doors, could just not have happened. No butler worth his salt would dream of admitting a gentleman caller in the absence of the young lady's parents, much less leave them alone together. The excuse that the staff had been given time off is not credible either - when the family were in residence, staff did not have "time off".
The language feels all wrong too. In her attempt at "English" colloquialism, she attributes to her characters the idioms of the lower classes. No English lady would have used the word "Quid" (and still would not today), to quote just one example.
If, unlike myself, you are not so closely acquainted with English history, social customs and the peculiarities of idiomatic language as to be irritated by the author's style, you will be able to enjoy this story for what it is meant to be: fast-paced, romantic, humourous and adventurous with a murder mystery thrown in !
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