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1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid unless you like Mills and Boon lite, 15 July 2010
This review is from: The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (Mass Market Paperback)
I picked this up because it was recommended as a Victorian gothic demon guarding novel with prophecies. Unfortunately, this turned out to be an illusion. Instead, I got a fragile albino heroine that is actually beautiful and fabulous at everything except maths and who swoons quite a bit, who flirts with her Byron-esque professor, who seems to constantly have a smile tugging at the corners of his mouth and who smiles and encourages all innuendo and flirting despite going on about how he can't get involved with a student.

This becomes tedious. In fact, the whole Victorian 'la, sir' and blushing thing gets tedious very fast. I prefer my heroines with a little more guts and less Mary-Sue and I definitely want a hero who isn't a weird prudish sleaze. Just avoid.
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Initial post: 31 May 2011 13:36:34 BDT
Noiresque says:
"I got a fragile albino heroine that is actually beautiful and fabulous at everything except maths and who swoons quite a bit, who flirts with her Byron-esque professor, who seems to constantly have a smile tugging at the corners of his mouth and who smiles and encourages all innuendo and flirting despite going on about how he an't get involved with a student. "

Oh, dear. Your paragraph shows you know your stuff! Shall avoid.
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