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Subject: Lydia Joyce?
Date Posted: 4/4/2011 7:01 PM ET
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I was discussing my favorite romance novels with a friend and when I mentioned I loved Ravished by Amanda Quick because a favorite theme of mine is "tortured hero disliked/distrusted by everyone except the heroine who he becomes obsessed with early on" she recommended Lydia Joyce. I looked her up online but before I order anything by her I was wondering if anyone on here would recommend her writing and just how dark her writing is. I keep seeing "dark" as the descriptor and I was wondering if we're talking Laura Kinsale level dark or something more average?...basically I wanna know if her writing will depress the hell out of me or not. I like tortured heroes but I still like the focus to be on the relationship, not his issues.

Date Posted: 4/5/2011 12:20 PM ET
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I read a few of her books when they first came out about 5/6 years ago. I believe the first one was Veil of Night and the hero had a blood disorder and would only go out at night. If he did go out during the day, it was always in a covered carriage. I lost interest in her books after the thrid book and haven't read her since. If I were you, I would just order one, or check one out from your library and see if you like her style of writing.

Date Posted: 4/5/2011 8:15 PM ET
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Thanks for info on what exactly the problem with the hero is in Veil of Night, I was wondering from all the hints I kept seeing in reviews whether it was going to be the usual tortured childhood/former wife thing or something more unique.

Date Posted: 4/6/2011 6:21 PM ET
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Your welcome. If I remember right, in one of her books the heroine was scarred from having smallpox has a child.

Date Posted: 4/6/2011 6:50 PM ET
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I would say they're pretty heavily dark. I don't care for her writing style, I find it too oblique.

Date Posted: 4/8/2011 2:05 PM ET
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That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for the heads up :)