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I love you, I hate you, but I've always loved you, damn you! This is the general premise of the novel which was fantastic. Fast paced with twists and turns and humorous to boot, which never hurts. This is about two people who have loved each other for so long, one knows it and the other can't see it but it's there for all to see! This book was full of passion in all it's forms anger, frustration, love, hate, it was great! The H&H have great chemistry together you can almost feel the heat as you read. It kept me hooked all the way through and the ending was so sweet especially the Epilogue. Thank you once again Sophie, looking forward to the third installment.
I can't understand the bad reviews, so the heroine was a bit of a spoilt brat initially, hardly an issue as I'm sure a lot of indulged females of the time were. It was a great story & I liked the slow burn of their battles, unfortunately though, not enough to pay over a fiver for the others in the series.....
Amelia had been in love with Max until she was 15, before she felt humiliated by him and humiliated him, semi-accidentally, in turn. Since then, they have been at each other's throat at every opportunity. As her brother is his best friend, opportunities abound.
Max is a rake and a scoundrel, one of the "lovable" ones, and he is well-written enough to engage the reader. However, some of the actions he takes are downright creepy: One time, he comes across Amelia at night and immediately paws her, thinking she is a maid. Even if she were a maid, there's nothing to indicate his advances would be welcome. I guess, he is young and attractive and a lord, so he knows no servant can possibly say no to him. When Amelia repeatedly says no, of course he knows that she didn't mean it. Plus, he is a hypocrite, because of course he can have liaisons with women married or not, but Amelia shouldn't even touch anyone else. He also scolds her for her passion and has commitment issues. Of all these problems, only the last is arguably resolved at the end of the story. Really, he acts childish, spoiled and entitled throughout the novel.
Amelia is less flawed: her grudge with Max is not entirely justified but stays within realistic bounds, and she has quite a few accidents that couldn't be coincidence. Generally, she is carried by the narrative.
I still enjoyed the story and the characters. They have their flaws, but I enjoyed the story, even if a Happy Ever After is somewhat unbelievable considering the problems still unresolved.
eiiiigentlich ist das Buch gut, nur zu modern. die Denke ist 21. Jahrhundert, die Ausdrucksweise zu amerikanisch, die Wortwahl manchmal seltsam ("alte" Wörter, die falsch verwendet werden). und Aurelia plötzlich nicht mehr die Leseratte, sondern Karikaturistin, wovon im 1. Band nicht die Rede war. Immerhin hat sich ihr Aussehen nicht verändert (ist alles schon passiert in Romanreihen). hat mich nicht 100%ig überzeugt.
I love the way Sophie Jordan writes. Her words captivate and draw a picture for you. I have especially enjoyed this series from her. This was the story that you knew was going to be the best from the secondary characters in the two previous stories. She does not disappoint. Both the H and h are interesting characters and have to fight for their lives together. A great read from Ms Jordan.