To Catch an Heiress Mass Market Paperback – 25 Oct 2002
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'Quinn has a smart, funny touch ... that's reminiscent of Helen Fielding' Time Magazine 'reminiscent of Bridget Jones' Time Magazine 'smart, funny' Time Magazine 'Delightful' Nora Roberts --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Jane Austen meets Bridget Jones in Julia Quinn's delightful Regency-set romantic comedies --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Blake Revenscroft's mission was to bring this little temptress to justice not bed the wench!
Hilarious, I have never laughed so much. You will love what antics Caroline gets up to and Blake's reaction to her.
Another romantic escapade from Quinn, with rather more action and adventure thrown in than most of her books. The story started off well, with Blake mistaking Caroline's identity and holding her hostage making for some amusing incidents. Unfortunately I thought the pace began to drag rather once he found out who she really was; and most of the rest of the book principally involves Blake stubbornly refusing to admit his feelings for Caroline to himself. Whilst one could understand his sense of guilt and conflict due to his dead fiancée, at the same time it did all start to seem rather repetitive and unnecessarily protracted; and I'm not how much I brought Blake as the tortured hero.Read more ›
I would recommend this book, and if you haven't read any books by Ms Quinn then I suggest you start here!
Now, I enjoyed this book, but why didn't I give it 4 stars or more? Well, I have a few problems with this book:
(a) The absence of "movement" of plot - the story never moves outside the country house and I feel "trapped" after a while,
(b) Sometime the story loses steam as Caroline pours something or falls over Blake for what seems the millionth time, <c> A lack of chemistry between the two leads. By chemistry I mean heat and sexual tension. Here the sexual tension is at the minimum.
Despite the faults, I still enjoyed this book. But I wouldn't consider it anything more than the light-heartedromp it is.
However, for Caroline this turn of events couldn't be more fortuitous. With just six weeks to go until she comes into her inheritance, she's more than happy to let this stranger keep her out of sight. After all, the last thing she wants is for her guardian to determine her whereabouts.
Yes, everything is going perfectly, until the Marquis of Riverdale arrives, takes one look at her and confirms that she is NOT Carlotta de Leon.
For Blake Ravenscroft, Caroline's captor, this news is both relieving and infuriating. Having worked for the War Office for nearly a decade the prospect of failing is galling in the extreme, but nowhere near as bad as being attracted to a traitor.
But Caroline is no traitor, just a young woman unconsciously tangled up by circumstance. Even so, Blake fights the attraction, because he's sworn never to marry...
The plot of this book is really quite ludicrous, and the fact that Blake is supposed to be one of the War Office's top agents never quite rings true. However, who cares, because this book is hilarious. The exchanges between Caroline and Blake veer from childishly entertaining to laugh-out-loud funny, with poor James (the Marquis) either caught in the crossfire, or doing his best to wind Blake up even further. And then there are the servants. Brilliant.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love how the book is paced quickly. We don't have to wait forever for the story to pick up nor to meet our main characters. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Raquel Collazo
I read the second book some years ago so managed now to read in the correct order. Good characters and well written .Big fan of Julia QuinnPublished 5 months ago by meg
This novel contains none of the witty situations and dialogue of Ms Quinn's other books (The Bridgerton series, 10 Things I Love About You). Read morePublished 13 months ago by Maria2702
The plot is a bit far fetched but Caroline is one of JQ's funniest heroines and my personal favourite. She is adorable. Read morePublished on 26 April 2014 by Laurajojo
A nice comfortable read for a wet afternoon when you want to escape from it all, entertaining, funny and engagingPublished on 12 Nov. 2013 by Lilybet
A pleasant way to spend a rainy afternoon but if you are looking for something a bit more taxing it's not for you.Published on 25 Oct. 2013 by A M Whitehead