This my first time reading a Julianne MacLean novel ... I have found another favorite author!
I love sizzle in my romantic reads and this one had a lot of passion and lust. Seger was a true rake and London women practically would be willing to line up for how he could satisfy them in the bedroom - now you have to admit that sounds yummy!
A series of very unusual letters start a romance. Very much enjoyed this book. C
I was a big fan of "To Marry The Duke" (the first book in the trilogy) but THIS book was a big letdown. In the first place, Clara and Seger (and how do I pronounce that name anyway?) were cardboard characters. We keep hearing how handsome Seger is -- enough already, after the tenth description of his blond hair, dimpled chin and huge hands (and guess what THAT means). I think the author had to keep going on about his good looks in order to give him SOMETHING as a character, since he has no depth whatsoever. Clara is just a nothing heroine; she's nowhere near as interesting as her sister Sophia was (and in this book, Sophia is as dully written as Clara). Even NOT comparing this book to To Marry The Duke, it's really pretty poor. The sex scenes are pretty potent I'll admit, but for me, a romance novel is more than just that -- this novel had NO plot that was worth telling, NO characters worth remembering, nor enough interest to keep me turning the pages...When Seger began to write letters to Clara, I thought, at last, a really interesting plot turn. What a different plot device - and now we'll start to learn something about Seger's past. Then, THAT plot device was blown, because all the letters contain are Seger's offering Clara discreet sexual encounters! Will ya or won't ya, basically. Then we're supposed to be moved because he makes the effort to redeem himself and pays a respectable call on Clara after writing to her with the offers for sex? The book left me feeling annoyed for wasting my time reading it.
2nd of this series about American heiresses looking for husbands in England. I enjoyed it, not quite as much as the previous book, "To Marry The Duke", but still a compulsive read.
The first half of this book is about a rake who doesn't really want to reform, but finds himself so attracted to the heroine that he can't help himself, and ends up marrying her. The second half is a different story, about a newlywed couple adjusting to married life, while his family are subtly trying to sabotage the marriage by undermining the heroine's trust in her husband and basically "gaslighting" her. On a second read of the book, I found this part even more interesting. Clara, luckily was pretty levelheaded and reacted to situations in a rational way, by trying to logically talk things out with her husband, which put her a step above many romance heroines.
Great story. Could not put down until finished.
Clara comes to London to escape scandal and find a husband and respectability. But she stumbles into the wrong party and meets the scaandal-ridden Marquess of Rawdon. The attraction between them is inense and while her younger sister urges caution her older sister urges her to risk it all for love. Exciting.
It was okay. I can't really remember much about it otherwise.
I recieved the book in trade, its not brand new.....