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From Publishers Weekly
Those who are drawn to the humor and cozy family dynamics of Coulter's Bride series (The Sherbrooke Bride, etc.), starring the lovable Sherbrooke family, will relish this new installment, which focuses on dashing identical twins James and Jason. The twins have had their share of sexual escapades, and though they think they still have a few more years to sow their "wild oats," romance sneaks up on them. James finds himself drawn to his tomboy neighbor, Corrie, who transforms from duckling to swan for her first season in London. Meanwhile, Jason waltzes into love with the alluring and mysterious Judith McCrae. But the twins' romances are put on hold when someone tries to kill their father, Douglas. Suspicion revolves around a man named Georges Cadoudal, a French spy who died 15 years earlier. Douglas suspects that Cadoudal's children may be trying to seek revenge, but he doesn't know how to track them down. Those new to the Sherbrooke family may be baffled by the mystery surrounding Cadoudal, but they'll be thoroughly charmed by James and Corrie and the affectionate banter among the family members, though some of their gags grow old after a while. A clever surprise ending wraps up the mystery subplot neatly and will ensure that many readers return for the next entry in Coulter's Sherbrooke saga.
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In her latest Bride series installment, Coulter presents two identically handsome twins, James and Jason Sherbrooke. James has been tormented by Corrie ever since she was three years old, and is hoping that she will no longer be a thorn in his side now that she's about to set off for her first Season in London, but when James discovers what a lovely young lady the hoydenish Corrie has become, he realizes he has a whole new set of problems. As though the new and improved Corrie isn't enough to contend with, someone is trying to kill James and Jason's father. The twins must find out who wants their father dead, but James is distracted by Corrie, and Jason finds himself thinking about the beautiful and charming Judith, the one woman who just might tempt him into giving up his rakish ways. Coulter whips up another madly romantic, supremely sexy adventure, rich with eccentric characters and the author's special brand of fanciful humor. John Charles
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Top Customer Reviews
This book, in short, has the flaws of her other work without any of the charms. These flaws include the strange, stilted dialogue which she seems to feel is endlessly witty (curses using animal parts, characters "hitting each other over the head" with zingers or suggestive asides, male characters insulting female characters' intelligence based on their "womens' parts," etc.) as well as the strange tendency towards sexual violence that Coulter has always been drawn to. Many of her erotic scenes over the years have been, effectively, rapes and the love scene in Sherbrooke Twins is no exception. While a little excess passion once in a while can be interesting, a lot starts looking kind of dark and unhealthy. Why does Coulter think her reader wants her heroes to turn every wedding night into a scary, sticky, sore, demeaning experience for her heroines? It's 2004-- it's okay for female characters, even regency females, to enjoy sex right off the bat now! They don't have to get through a gauntlet of pain and humiliation first. They don't have to get abused by hubby just so we can feel bad for them and then revel with them in hubby's guilty and sincere apology (and his generous peace offering of belated foreplay and tender lovin'). I just don't find that all that sexy time after time. In fact, I find it a little medieval and mysogynistic. Paging Dr. Freud!
You'll also find some overused Coulter phrases in this one, such as the infamous "fat as a stoat." Catherine, a stoat is a weasel. A weasel is a relatively thin animal. Why must you use this expression in every novel? Why the constant comparisons to animals in general?Read more ›
I was left thinking that Catherine wasn't really into writing this book.
I agree with other reviewers too that poor James and Corrie's story could have been amazing but was just boring since they were basically part of a filler story. I would have much rather had the story without all the other junk put in there; At least with more of James and Corrie's thoughts. There was no thoughts from either of them for example James struggling with his new found attraction for Corrie or vice versa. It was like oh we need to get married - okay. I felt really cheated by that - and I know Catherine has it in her to write amazing books with great characters! I just felt that she made James and Corrie 2 dimensional and boring because she wanted to use the book to build up to Jason's story.
The sex was so glossed over too - first off there was no sexual tension - no even with the first kiss - for either twin and their beloveds in the books. And I know Catherine can write better love scenes. Once again I just think this was a book to fill people in on what was going on to start the next generation of Sherbrooke stories - and poor James and Corrie's characters were the sacrificial lambs -with a shabby love story - that could have been amazing!
Of course I will read the next one though - because I think it will be much better.
I also hope that Devlin gets his own story too!
Most recent customer reviews
Another great book by Catherine Coulter. If you like historical romances, you'll love this. Had me from the beginning to the end. Can't wait to see what happens with Jason.Published on July 7 2004 by Katrina Carmack
I'm mad that Catherine Coulter actually put such a weak novel together.Don't waste your money buying it or waste your time borrowing it from anyone.Published on May 26 2004
I am a long time fan of Ms Coulter's all the way back to her early medieval novels. One of my favorite novels is the Sherbrook Bride and I am not a fan of her FBI thrillers so I... Read morePublished on May 21 2004 by Emily
I happen to be a twin...I love Catherine Coulter books...so I just had to get it.
For me, it grabed me from the start, and while many may not find it to be a good read, I find... Read more
I genuinely enjoyed the story of Alexandra and Douglas Sherbrooke's stormy relationship, and how the finally settled into a decent couple. Read morePublished on May 6 2004 by C. DeMario
I found this to be a clever story, and the author's handling of the plot to be outstanding. I see from other reviews that not everyone agrees, but perhaps it was because I came to... Read morePublished on May 6 2004 by Terry Terrance
This is the story of James and Jason Sherbrooke, loving twin sons of Alexandra/Douglas book. They are too beautiful by far ... Read morePublished on May 1 2004
I couldn't believe how much I disliked this book. I gave it two stars just because Coulter is such a usually fine author. However, she missed the boat on this one. Read morePublished on April 12 2004 by Lynn Alford
I was really looking forward to reading this book when I first learned it was coming out. Then after reading some of the reviews, I was nervous. Read morePublished on April 11 2004 by Swim Mom