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Subject: Jillian Hunter - liked one but bored by earlier two.. should I keep reading
Date Posted: 8/13/2008 2:29 PM ET
Member Since: 8/1/2007
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Hi,

I picked up The Wicked Games of a Gentleman by Jillian Hunter (2006) and enjoyed the story and the characters.  So.. I think picked up two of her earlier books, Delight (1998) and Abandon (2001).  I did finish them, but it was a chore.  The characters didn't seem very realistic and they relationship didn't seem that plausible, and the plot seemed a bit contrived.

So.... I see that the The Wicked Games of  a Gentleman is part of the Boscastle series.  Since I liked that one, do you think I would like the rest.

Boscastle Family
1. The Seduction of an English Scoundrel (2005)
2. The Love Affair of an English Lord (2005)
3. The Wedding Night of an English Rogue (2005)
4. The Wicked Games of a Gentleman (2006)
5. The Sinful Nights of a Nobleman (2006)
6. The Devilish Pleasures of a Duke (2007)
7. Wicked As Sin (2008)

For the non-series books all written 2002 or before, it is even worth my reading time? 

Heart of the Storm (1985)
Shadow of Splendor (1987)
Tiger Dance (1991)
A Deeper Magic (1994)
Glenlyon's Bride (1995)
Fairy Tale (1997)
Daring (1998)
Delight (1998)
Indiscretion (2000)
Abandon (2001)
The Husband Hunt (2002)

Date Posted: 8/13/2008 3:54 PM ET
Member Since: 8/11/2007
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Lita, I read the first Bocastle book  and the last Bocastle book and liked both well enough to look for and order all the others . I've never read any of the  earlier books by Hunter so can't help you with these.

Date Posted: 8/13/2008 4:18 PM ET
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I have the set, but haven't finished them yet.  I liked the first & second one.  They're actually very entertaining, funny, etc. but I still haven't picked up where I left off yet.

Date Posted: 8/13/2008 5:58 PM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2007
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I've got several of her earlier books but haven't read them.  I have read all of the Bocastle books and really liked them; they are keepers for me.

Date Posted: 8/13/2008 11:22 PM ET
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Thanks Ladies!! I will read the Bocastle series and just skip the earlier ones.  Thanks for the responses :  )