Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.
I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.
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I liked it but the ending was just so random. Almost anti-climactic. Nowhere NEAR the awesomeness that was When Beauty Tamed the Beast.
So lets look at the good things! They have names! Olivia! Quin! Georgie! The Dowager Duchess! I could continue. The point is the characters were awesome. Strong! Fun! Dimensional! Especially Quin and Olivia.
I was laughing out loud quite a bit at the puns, limericks and double entendres in this book (of course I do love wordplay).
I want to say something about Rupert but I am having trouble finding what. He is not all there mentally and expresses his emotions openly much to the display of the ton (we are told this early on). There is an early scene that I thought worked okay that some people may not like
But I think Olivia and Rupert have a relationship that is respectful (though it may not start out that way) and do not think the book should be disregarded because of it. Just my opinion and it may not be yours so take that in to concideration when deciding if you want to read this book.
So overall, I would recommend it but maybe not to new James readers. If you are that, check out When Beauty Tamed the Beast.
It's fun and I think it is suppose to be. The ending seems a little, out of place and there are places I think the story could have gone that could have been really interesting
Regardless though, I would still recommend it, especially if you are a James fan already.
Also I didn't notice the Justin Bieber reference until I read the authors notes. I am glad I didn't...
Originally posted on GR in Jan 2012
|01/03/2012||page 54||14.0%||"Holy crap that "intimate scene" had me rolling with laughs"|
|01/03/2012||page 86||22.0%||"Okay. Its official. I love this heroine. She has such ... for lack of a better term... balls!"|