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Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (23 of 26)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 353,507 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 26
Who Will Take This Man? by Jacquie D'Alessandro
Who Will Take This Man? by Jacquie D'Alessandro
2.0 out of 5 stars Fairly ordinary, July 17 2004
For me, there was nothing really special about this book. The lead characters were pleasant and enjoyable, but nothing out of the ordinary. Some of the secondary characters were quite interesting, especially the secondary romance, but they were not developed enough. Sadly, if they had been more developed, they would have overshadowed the romantic leads.
The mystery was often interesting, and often provided some of the best-paced sections of the book. At the same time, however, the mystery was exceptional either. The red herring was too obvious, and the villain needed more time and "screen time."
Too often, the author's unfortunate tendencies to massacre pronoun usage, to… Read more
The Bride Thief by Jacquie D'Alessandro
The Bride Thief by Jacquie D'Alessandro
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable, July 16 2004
The Bride Thief is a rousing good story with a delightful leading couple. Samantha is so ordinary (to a modern reader)-- average looks, wears glasses, is socially inept -- and so extraordinary (for a Regency heroine)-- intellectual, a scientist of sorts, a spinster who harbors secret dreams (in her journal) of love with a knight in shining armor. Eric is a handsome, wealthy nobleman who hides a secret life as a notrious kidnapper, one who sets women free from forced marriages to live their lives as they choose.
When he wrongly rescues Samantha, Eric is immediately enchanted with this romantic bluestocking. Her relationship, and later Eric's, with her brother is sweet and wonderful… Read more
Duel Of Hearts by Diane Farr
Duel Of Hearts by Diane Farr
Lilah & Drake have to be the most immature, least likeable couple in all of romantic fiction. They are both selfish, unthinking, rash, self-absorbed, flighty, shallow, and lacking in common sense. Their constant arguments grew old quickly, and their "attraction" rang false. No one but Drake has the spine to stand up to willful Lilah. Everyone but Lilah simply humors Drake. Yet, we're supposed to believe that they are acting out of character. Doesn't hold water.
The story line is uninspired, the pacing drags, and the dialogue and sentiments all too often sound modern not Regency. Lilah's companion is an annoying chatterbox, her father is a wimp (except when it suits the… Read more