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5.0 out of 5 stars Even with all this sense & so little sensibility...,
Lillith Davenport must marry again. She has settled upon a reliable gentleman and will sacrifice her independence for the future of her beloved nieces (one hopes they're worth it!)
Enter the "bad beautiful angel" determined to seduce her and his wayward nephew...
Set in regency England of course, this fine story sails along convincingly & touchingly, with...
Published on 30 Aug 2005 by Kotori

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a good and relaxing read
Funny and entertaining Loved Cecily and looking forward to her cousins stories if possible. We'll done for light reading in quiet times
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even with all this sense & so little sensibility...,, 30 Aug 2005
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Lillith Davenport must marry again. She has settled upon a reliable gentleman and will sacrifice her independence for the future of her beloved nieces (one hopes they're worth it!)
Enter the "bad beautiful angel" determined to seduce her and his wayward nephew...
Set in regency England of course, this fine story sails along convincingly & touchingly, with charming charachters and the usual Chase wit - interjected where most welcome & least expected.
Lilith is a heroine who really IS sensible, looks after herself, doesn't sigh after the wicked hero, never makes foolish decisions and needs rescuing and altogether manages to be more convincing than any other creation. Even with all this sense & so little sensibility, she remains a refreshing & charming character whist he is just the opposite but so very debonair and beautifully repentant later.
Some similarities to Elizabeth Mansfield style of writing, but much better, and there are the ultimate comparisons to Georgette Heyer's of course...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing, 7 Jan 2013
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This is the first Loretta Chase book I have read but it certainly won't be the last. I found the whole thing thoroughly engrossing. The hero, Julian, is charismatic and utterly cool and his relationship with his cousin adds a lot of humour. The only thing that spoiled it was the endless typos and a whole plethora of other mistakes. Ms Chase could do with giving her novel a thorough re-edit. It would be worth her time because the book is undoubtedly worth it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars a good and relaxing read, 20 Mar 2014
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Funny and entertaining Loved Cecily and looking forward to her cousins stories if possible. We'll done for light reading in quiet times
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, 10 July 2013
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I enjoyed reading this book very much. The dialogue was quite witty at times and the characters were well drawn. Will definitely put it in my favourites and enjoy reading it again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, 23 Feb 2014
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My first Loretta Chase. I enjoyed this book. I think it was well executed, although nothing heavy or too deep.

It is wonderful to watch Lilith - she is so tightly-wound (like her hair!)by her own making, always having felt inadequate and undesired in her previous marriage.

Julian's reputation, never the best, still belied his true self. He is honourable, loyal, responsible and surprisingly, able to fall in love even though he thought he never could or wanted to.

I could understand Lilith's pain when she found out about the wager. I could understand the horror felt by Julian when he saw what he had done. However, it was heart-rending when Julian told Lilith the reason he left when they were at the inn.

The plot was not overdone, not silly and both characters that supported the book were equally endearing. I do like Cecily!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Knives' Wager, 10 Feb 2013
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A light enjoyable romance with a plot that keeps you interested and is well paced. With characters who are plausible and engaging.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable romance, 6 Aug 2013
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I have read this book twice, some 6 months apart, and I enjoyed it both times. It isn't that it is a great work of literature, but it is well written and the author also has a good command of the historical context.

The characters are quite well drawn, with the principals achieving a pleasing degree of realism because they have a balance of human frailties and are neither all bad, nor all good. While the romance elements are fairly predictable, there are some interesting twists woven into the tale.
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