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Her Master and Commander (Just Ask Reeves, Bk 1)
Her Master and Commander - Just Ask Reeves, Bk 1
Author: Karen Hawkins
Just ask Reeves! — Dying without legitimate issue, the late Earl of Rochester sent his butler extraordinaire, Reeves, to find his wild, illegitimate children and "civilize" them.  Reeves must seek out the first of the earl's arrogant sons, Captain Tristan Llevanth, a one-time pirate, and teach him to be a gentleman. — A WILL OF ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060584085
ISBN-10: 0060584084
Publication Date: 2/28/2006
Pages: 384
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 130 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Her Master and Commander (Just Ask Reeves, Bk 1) on + 219 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
While I found the cutesy title of the book a bit too saccharine -I decided to give it a try anyway as I've read good reviews for the authors previous books.

This first book in a series started very well with an intriguing back story about twin brothers who were born on the "wrong side of the sheet" to an earl and who find themselves orphaned at 10 when there mother dies in prison-wrongly accused of treason.

Fast forward to chapter 2-20+ years later to the story of Tristian and Penelope. The book left me ambivalent-while there were parts of "clarity" within the book-between the main characters and secondary characters-it was too often seasoned with choppy, far fetched and repetitive writing as to make the book hard to get through.

Overall the book seems hastily put out, and very poorly edited (I found several obvious grammatical errors, misspellings and even one twin being referred to as the other!)

While I loved the fact that the H/H are older, and experienced from other relationships-I didn't like the authors tendency to keep having their inner dialog go over yet again why they could not marry-when the reasoning was not even plausible to begin with.

The ending of the story is 360 degrees from what the characters were trying to accomplish throughout the book and made for an immature, silly end.

I'm trying the other twins story right now and I hope it will be better than this one.For those like me with limited book budgets- I would only recommend this book used or from the library.

3 stars.
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reviewed Her Master and Commander (Just Ask Reeves, Bk 1) on + 1255 more book reviews
This was another very well written story. I really like a strong female character that is willing to stand up for herself and others when need be. Karen Hawkins doesn't do whinnie woman thank goodness. This was a fast paced story about the captain and the wronged neighbor with a very funny butler thrown in. The secondary characters were very entertaining.
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This is the story of Tristan Llevanth, the illegitimate son of the late Earl of Rochester. The wounded ex sea captain must be "civilize" by the Earls former butler Reeves. Reeves notes at the beginning of each chapter are by themselves worth reading the book. A light easy read.
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My first by Karen Hawkins and I couldn't put it down! I am on the prowl for other books she has written!

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