Lord Ruin Paperback – 7 Feb 2012
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About the Author
Carolyn Jewel was born on a moonless night. That darkness was seared into her soul and she became an award winning author of historical and paranormal romance. She has a very dusty car and a Master’s degree in English that proves useful at the oddest times. An avid fan of fine chocolate, finer heroines, Bollywood films, and heroism in all forms, she has three cats and a dog. Also a son. One of the cats is his.
Top Customer Reviews
Two factors prevented this novel achieving another star. Firstly, the background mystery is not particularly well handled, and tends to be lost amongst Cynssyr's (and what a silly name that is!) other duties. In this muddle, the author nearly loses all sense of jeopardy, and ultimately the denouement is no great surprise.
Secondly, and I'm beginning to feel like a broken record, the author's research of Regency England seems to be non-existent. Ms Jewel, using "half one" to indicate the time of day is a relatively modern usage. Regency ruffians did not drink lager, and Regency beds had no duvets. Both laqer and duvets are more recent European imports. If these were the only examples, then a pass could be given, but there are many more. Please, please, read your Austen and Heyer before you start typing.
I didn't hate this book, but it left a lot of room for improvement.
The lead male, the Duke of Cynssyr. who I refuse to call a hero,was a sad 'know it all' who seem to go from a being a layabout dandy to the man who was leader of everything, he was involved in so many different activities it seemed he was running the country single handed.
The lead female, Anne, went from being a sensible woman who everyone liked because she was nice, not pretty, to being a raving beauty the minute she had sex with Cynssy and she got upset over everything, she cried and threw up so much I found it very hard to like her.
The background plot was ridiculous and I'm being kind when I say that. How they went about catching the villain was even more stupid.
Who does Carolyn Jewel think she is writing for? Just because a bit of sex is thrown into a book every couple of chapters does not make it a good book or better yet a good read. And from my reading Anne did not even take much pleasure from the sex for the first 20 chapters or so.
Ah I am not writing any more about this book as it annoyed me so much, I am angry I paid so much for the silly silly novel.
There were also gramatical and spelling errors in the kindle version which were few and didn't spoil the story.
Overall I would recommend this book and would buy other books by Carolyn Jewel.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is a really lovely story. True love and the heroine has everything except beauty. He is just wonderful. It is one of my favourites and is not cliched. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Penny Whitehead
A brilliant novel which I have come to expect from Cheryl Holt. The plot is unusual but never boring each chapter builds on the plot and develops the characters.Published 9 months ago by katymay
Well written, fast paced romance, a different alpha male, the author made you believe in the story line, enjoyed the mystery in the story. Well worth reading.Published 17 months ago by sunny bookworm
Confusing plot, silly names, annoying characters what more can I say. Oh yes, American writers please get your Regency history correct before attempting these stories. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Joanne
I loved this story, It had everything you want in an historical romance, from passion to heartache, couldn't put it down once I started reading it. Read morePublished on 22 Jun. 2013 by KAR
I am very disappointed in this book, especially after reading some of the better reviews. The h is a total walk over and the H thinks far too highly of himself! Read morePublished on 6 July 2012 by Amazon Customer