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Lady Allerton's Wager by Nicola Cornick
Lady Allerton's Wager by Nicola Cornick
I have had mixed experiences with Cornick's books. While some of them have been amazing experiences (THE LARKSWOOD LEGACY, and to a lesser extent TRUE COLORS), others have started out well and then rapidly gone downhill.
Unfortunately LADY ALLERTON'S WAGER (part of a Mills & Boons gift set) is one of these. The premise is unusual. A jaded Earl who is short of cash (having inherited from his grandfather who let things slight) runs into a lovely young Cyprian, or so he thinks. She offers him a wager for one toss of the dice - if she loses, he will win her favors for free; if he loses on the other hand, she wants an island from him. It becomes obvious both to the Earl and to us… Read more
The Comeback of Con Macneill by Virginia Kantra
The Comeback of Con Macneill by Virginia Kantra
Virginia Kantra has joined my list of favorite authors, after I read a few other books and then stumbled across Book 2 of the O'Neill brothers trilogy (the first book is Kantra's second THE PASSION OF PATRICK O'NEILL; the third book is THE TEMPTATION OF SEAN O'NEILL). Another book MAD DOG AND ANNIE is a sequel to some of the events that take place in THE COMEBACK OF CON O'NEILL, although both books can pretty much stand on their own - which is the secret of a great series romance.
Kantra writes category romance, i.e. romances published in a monthly line by publishers such as Harlequin and Silhouette. I cut my eye-teeth on category romances (along with Georgette Heyer), but most of… Read more
Love in the Valley by Susan Napier
Love in the Valley by Susan Napier
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite funny, March 25 2004
This reminds me of Bringing Up Baby (starring Cary Grant and Katherine Grant), physical and verbal comedy alike.
Cordon Bleu cook Julia knows a famous theatrical family quite well, and when her regular employer is away, she goes to cook for them. One of them is practical joker Richard, who does not tell his eldest brother Hugh that a full-scale family reunion is on. So Hugh, a legal eagle, comes home planning to work and work, only to collide on the road with Julia. He assumes that Julia is younger than she really is; this is confirmed by a practical joke she plays on Hugh, believing him to be Richard.
Julia gradually becomes interested in Hugh, but her madcap antics and her… Read more