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To Romance a Charming Rogue: A Novel Mass Market Paperback – Feb 24 2009
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"TO ROMANCE A CHARMING ROGUE is Nicole Jordan at her finest! Sexy, sensual, and sparkling with wit, this book is a complete charmer!" - Karen Hawkins
About the Author
Nicole Jordan is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous historical romances. She lives with her real-life hero (her husband) in the Rocky Mountains of Utah, where she is at work on her next enthralling tale about the sparks that fly when Regency lovers play the matrimonial mating game.
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Unfortunately, the excerpt (which was the first chapter) was perhaps the best part. From then on, I just gave up. It became boring real fast. I couldn't stop YAWNING!!! It was so bad that I was skimming and yawning at the same time.
Damon and Elle just lose me completely. The spark in the first chapter disappeared. The sexual tension--nonexistant. The passion and romance--lacking in so many ways. The sex--BO-RING!!! I used a gift card for this purchase and wish I could get my money back.
Not recommended. Please stay away. It wasn't worth all the hassle I spent going to the bookstore right after work, and reading just a few chapters--and then skimming--only to be thoroughly disappointed in the end. Never again. This is the last NJ book I'll ever buy!
Damon finds he can't leave Eleanor alone, the prince isn't good enough for her, particularly when it seems that attempts are being made on the prince's life and Eleanor may be put in harm's way. Damon wants to keep close to Eleanor, little realising that she has a plan to seduce him into genuine love.
There was something rather unsatisfying about this book. It was rather unmemorable - having read it three days ago I struggled to remember the major points of the plot. The pacing was a little awkward in that at times it dragged, at other times events happened rather quickly. There were a number of predictable events and the central romance wasn't particularly engaging. However there were some good aspects to the book too, including an attractively independent heroine. The hero's motives were rather suspect and the historical accuracy suffered in order for the author to have scenes that she wanted, but overall it was an inoffensive if unmemorable read.
Originally published for Curled Up With A Good Book © Helen Hancox 2009
Determined to stop her from marrying the `wrong' man, it didn't take Damon long to realize that the only man Eleanor should be marrying was him. All Damon had to do was rekindle the passion he knew laid close to the surface, and all Eleanor had to do was tame the rake before she capitulated to the love she'd never lost.
*** Once more the author tackles the plot line of a `reformed rake' who doesn't know his days of bachelorhood are almost at an end. One of the issues that have kept Damon from commitment was the fact that he was becoming too enamored of Eleanor and that simply would not do. He simply could not let his heart become so engaged that the trauma of losing another person he loved would completely destroy him. Consequently, Damon engineered a scenario with his ex-mistress knowing that Eleanor would have to break their engagement in order to save face. But alas, Damon is not the rake everyone thinks, especially when what he's been up to these last two years is revealed.
In keeping the action flowing along with the highly sensual assignations that Damon engineers in order to seduce Eleanor, the author treats us to a bit of a mystery as the many `accidents' that seem to plague Eleanor's Italian prince. The author uses these accidents to drive the story along as well as offering Damon the opportunity and time he needs to work his seduction. As usual my hat is off to Ms. Jordan for making good use of Eleanor's distraction from her Prince to focus on Damon - her `prince of sensual delights'.
Bottom line: Fantastic sensuality, marvelous dialog, fine tuned characters and you can chalk up another winner for Ms. Jordan's Courtship Wars! Recommended!
I will continue to read Nicole Jordon - just wasn't my favorite of hers - I guess I expected more... Looking forward to Courtship Wars Book 5 - To Tame a Dangerous Lord due out January 2010 and Courtship Wars Book 6, To Desire a Wicked Duke...