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This book couldn t hold my attention It started out with a too stupid to live moment from the female lead and went downhill from there At one point she rides Lady Godiva style through her husbands club up the stairs horses don t do that asily then jumps from the second floor balcony without injuring the horse What was Revived even fantastical and unbelievableveryone in the community never said boo to her about it The author Student Research Projects in Calculus even says the people present admired her for her spirit or somethingually silly The author also tries to force the reader to believe her brother who impregnated the daughter of a duke without marrying her and intended to allow his friends to rape the main character while he conducted an orgy at her house is worthy of the main character s love and sisterly devotion I also had a problem with the hero of the story blatantly telling the main character he s marrying her for her money and then her getting upset and running off into the night later in the book when her brother says the xact same thing This is all after the book starting off with the main character locking herself and the hero in a tower and having sex with him on purpose to keep him from marrying someone lse She got what she wanted and she still acted like the injured partyThe I write about what bothered me the I think I should rate this book lower When we meet up with Lady Elizabeth in her book she s getting ready to commit a very serious crime But it s in the name of love and friendship so she doesn t hesitate Her friend Nat Waterhouse is making a mistake marrying one of the local heiresses and Lizzie is not about to stand by and do nothing about it The only thing to do is kidnap the man hold him hostage until the time of the wedding has come and gone and then let him go Nice and simple Problem solved Or If you want to read my review of this book check out Bronwyn s one star review it s Love for Imperfect Things exactly what I would have written to thextent that it would be repetitious to write it again The only reason I gave this book a second star was that I did Courting scandal since girlhood free spirited Lady Elizabeth Scarlet vows there is just one way to save her childhood friend from a loveless marriage to kidnap him But Nathanie.

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Njoy the high school style revenge pisodes that popped up now and then Catfight All joking aside skip this one it was BAD Sorry Ms Cornick maybe another time Romance novel plots are freuently far fetched but this has to be one of the most ridiculous The story includes a murder an orgy and the heroine riding around buck naked a la Lady Godiva Why would she do such a thing Because she s willful and impetuous And mad at the hero because for 90% of the novel he acts like a cold fish who is mostly after her money Still the book was mildly diverting so I guess a two star read Book 3 in The Brides of Fortune seriesOnce again a winner for Nicola She is a must buy author of mine for a very good reasonTo save her friend from a loveless marriage Lady Elizabeth kidnaps Nathaniel He is not happy to say the least Things uickly heat up and go beyond what Taking Instruction (Taboo, either wasxpecting A perfect conclusion to this highly desirable series which is on my keeper shelf to never be given away I will want to re read this often Review Probably my least favourite of the trilogy I much preferred Scandals of an Innocent However I really liked Elizabeth as a character and how she grew up through her marriage and her dissection of her mother s actions I do wish had been seen of Nat s family There was one mention of a very ill father but nothing furtherGenre Historical RomanceCharacters Elizabeth Scarlet Nathaniel Waterhouse Laura Anstruther Miles Vickery Dexter Anstruther Tom FortuneSetting Fortune s Folly EnglandSeries Brides of Fortune 3Recommend YesRating 1420 So after reveiwing and rating the first book in the series favorably it pains me a little to one star this one The concept of the series is Language and Linguistics excellentnough and I thought that the suspenseaction plot was seamless within the ntire plot some romances add a suspence story line that just doesnt flow Why did I dislike the book Because Nicola Cornick gave us the heroine from hell I read parts of the book with my mouth open in shock The part where the heroine rides her horse NAKED into the GENTLEMAN S CLU. L is furious So angry that he challenges her to take their assignation to its natural conclusion and seduce himWhen her inexperienced attempt flares into intense passion Lizzie.

B that her husband was at to get his attention was too much Now what struck me as being hollow was the fact that the heroine kept bemoaning how much she loved the hero and he does not love her back But instead of trying to win his love or get to know him or SOMETHING she acts like a crazy person I don t ven think I have read a contemporary romance or Love Is a Fairy Tale evenrotic romance where someone parades naked on an animal to get their spouse s attention I am sorry that just reeks of mental instability Oh and there was the part where she ran off with someone Promise at Dawn else because she a married lady was leaving the hero Because she loved him and he did not love her So you know the adult thing is to leave town WITH ANOTHER MAN Throughout the book the heroine was flighty mean spirited and immature I would recommend this book only to find out what happens in the story not for the romance Comment Permalink Both the Heroine Lizzie and the Heroine Nat Duke of Waterhouse were unlikeable Lizzie was so silly I did not care what happened to her and Nat was aloof and distantxcept when he wasn t in bed with his wife The story of Lydia and Tom was left unfinished as she had the baby at the nd and there was no communicatonWas glad to see that Dexter and Laura had their son Also wished the story of Flora Minchin and Alice Lister s brother was better developed It was an ffort to finish this book not a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy I jumped into this book without reading any of the previous books in the series and really shouldn t have The main couple s relationship was frustratingly rushed and the progression of Bangkok Wakes to Rain each from strong attraction to realizing they were in love didn t have muchmotional impact for me The secondary characters kind I may be doing Cornick a disservice The first romance I read by her I was on a romance jag it may have been too much of a good thing I didn t find it compelling This time I picked up the last book in a trilogy Whatever the reasons Cornick has not made the top of romance list I won t rush to find another book by he. Is ruined and hopelessly unexpectedly in love with Nathaniel the Earl of Waterhouse Now the wild and willful Lizzie must convince Nat that they are a perfect match in very wa.

International bestselling author Nicola Cornick writes dual time historical mysteries that draw on her love for genealogy and local history She studied History at London and Oxford and worked in academia for a number of years before becoming a full time author Nicola acts as a guide and researcher at the stunning 17th century hunting lodge Ashdown House and is a member of the Board of Trustees

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