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I have read hundreds of historical romance novels so over time they all start to read very similar or a have super crazy plots. This novel I found to be simplistic and honest story telling with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing but not so far fetched to be bordering crazy, I liked it!! This author is new to me and found I have taken a shine to her story telling technique so I have gone ahead and downloaded her 2nd book in this series, can't wait to read it! H&H are great together, even when they do something wrong it felt real. How most people would react and not some fantasy scenario that is probably unlikely! Both leads had good depth and enough back story to carry you through their inner turmoils and understand their reasoning and actions and the supporting characters played great parts as not to take over the story so your focus remains always at the center of H&H love story. Thank you, Ms. Jordan you seem to have great recipe here for historical novels(how it should be done), hope to be back for more!
Loved this book great story well written I do like sophie Jordan.... if I have one little complaint it's that most American author's never get the money quite right for the period they are writing about £30.000 even in this day is quite a lot of money then it most have been like millions
One of those good stories that sucks you in. You root for the lead characters and hope that they find happiness together and feel sad when they go through their difficulties. It tugs at your heart and propels to step forward. It is, one of those books.
I had not expecte to like this book so much. It is a typical historical romance, with a very attractive hero. I don't mind that. If the story delivers, I do not mind a little (or a lot of) cliche.
The struggle for the hero was heart-wretching. He does not want to like the heroin because her mother is the B word personified. Hero has a history with the heroin's mother (they slept together when the hero was a teenager.). All in all, hero cannot help but fall in love with the heroin, but is unwilling to admit that he is poorly besotted and refuses to show any tender affections toward the heroin. But of course he cannot help it. The hero is sponsoring a season for the heroin, as her legal guardian and wants (or does not want to This book really came together for me, when after much internal struggle, the hero showed up in the heroin's room at night. He said "I am not fighting this anymore." And then there it was, he had me at hello. Unlike Julie Garwood or Lisa Kleypas who I have read and appreciated since my youth, Sophie Jordan is a new author for me. I am pleasantly surprised at how much I like this book and look forward to reading her new book soon.
Die Geschichte ist packend geschrieben, die Personen sind glaubwürding, die Bösewichte schön böse, ihre Intrigen (einigermaßen) vorhersehbar. Was mich dazu bringt, einen Punkt abzuziehen, ist erstaunlicherweise weder Rechtschreibung noch Interpunktion, sondern Unlogik, fehlende "continuity": eben noch läuft sie barfuß durch's Haus, dann verursachen ihre Schuhe ein Geräusch, im nächsten Augenblick sieht man ihre bestrumpften Füße. Sie hat kein Gepäck dabei und legt sich angezogen auf's Bett, um später ein Nachthemd zu tragen... so was halt. Sehr bedauerlich!