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In My Wildest Fantasies (Avon Romantic Treasure) Mass Market Paperback – 11 Jan 2008
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Four years after being rescued from a runaway coach by a mesmerizing stranger, Lady Rebecca Newland, now betrothed to a man she detests, searches for her rescuer, Devon Sinclair--the future Duke of Pembroke--a man with his own nuptial woes.
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Haunted by a terrible incident in his past, Devon has spent much of the time since rescuing Rebecca, in America. When he gets word that his father is ailing, he returns home determined to do his duty to the family he failed so many years ago.
When the pair meet again at a ball they both realise there is a definite spark between them. But can their relationship survive their secrets, lies and the unwanted attentions of a most dangerous other suitor?
This was my first book by Julianne MacLean and I have to admit I was quite disappointed in it and there are a few things that really stopped me from more than just mildly enjoying the story.
Both Devon and Rebecca were likeable characters but they seemed too nice and I felt their chemistry and interaction lacked any real sparkle. As this is the first book in a new series - there were plenty of secondary characters however they weren't so well developed that you could really enjoy or wish for more of them.
The storyline itself had a lot of promise and was the reason I picked up the book in the first place but it didn't really seem to get out of first gear. The villain wasn't scary, the horrible brother wasn't that horrid and the mean rival for Devon's affection wasn't good competition for Rebecca. And all these plot points really did slow the story down.Read more ›
Now this is a romance book so we all know the story doesn’t end at that moment. Rebecca after four or five years decides that Devon, her hero, will be able to save her once again; this time from an unwanted betrothed. Devon newly returned from America after leaving his family in disgrace his ordered to find a bride. Like before the sparks were immediate, with Devon becoming immediately infatuated with the red-haired woman at his parent’s masquerade ball. They flirt, they dance, and witty banter is exchanged. This leads to kissing and seduction; steamy scenes in darken portrait galleries. I loved it up to this point, Rosalyn Landor’s narration was five stars, Julianne MacLean’s writing was superb, the story was engaging and intriguing.
Then Devon proposed and soon after (one week) the couple is married. At this point it felt like a completely different writer decided to finish the novel. Rebecca and Devon went from being connected, passionate friends and lovers to almost strangers. Devon turned rude, cold and distrustful. Rebecca became to irritate me; she acted stupidly especially concerning the secondary plot involving her old betrothed. Rather than facing problems together they argued amongst each other about petty things. To me it felt like they had a complete breakdown of communication.Read more ›
About three years ago, Devon Sinclair, the future Duke of Pembroke, left England after betraying his brother. He failed miserably at behaving honorably and left his family. After letters from his mother, Devon returns to find his family in disarray. His father is slowing falling into madness with hallucinations and violent rages. To appease his father, Devon agrees to marry. He chooses the one woman at his mother's ball who catches his eye -- Rebecca -- the young lady he met years before his exile who tempts him with a curious combination of innocent and coquette.
Very quickly, Rebecca and Devon discover they are strangers with different expectations--and misunderstandings occur. Devon refuses to be anyone's hero or protector. Rebecca learns to fight for what she wants, but an unwanted suitor could sabotage her plans. She leads with Rebecca and Devon's tale. Rebecca is a wonderful heroine who learns to discard her childish fantasies and to accept Devon as a man with faults. The erotic diary Ms. MacLean incorporates into the plot adds to the sensual intensity.Read more ›
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I liked that this book was NOT filled with a lot of misunderstanding's, via thoughts.
I do plan on reading the rest of the series, it captured my attention and I liked it to want to know what happens to the other characters.
I read along on my kindle to audible: as to the narrator, Rosalyn Landor. She was fine. Not my favorite, but not my least favorite either.