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Her Master And Commander
Her Master And Commander
Author: Karen Hawkins
ISBN-13: 9780739463543
ISBN-10: 0739463543
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 372
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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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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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 steel...

Tristan Llevanth gave up his free-wheeling life as a pirate to fight at Admiral Nelson's side. Wounded, Tristan will never again sail the seas he loves. Life has no more challenges. Or so he thinks, until Reeves brings a certain outspoken lady into the captain's uncultured househol...

An iron-clad spirit...

Reeves believes Tristan needs a spark to relight the fires of his soul. And who better than lovely Prudence Thistlewaite, the bane of the captain's existence? Prudence wants nothing to do with her wickedly handsome, ill-tempered neighbor. Still, she cannot refuse the outlandish sum Reeves offers to smooth Tristan's rough edges.
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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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A great butler book- Reeves has the brains and best lines, a genial puppetmaster. Lead characters well defined and beleivable. Funny plot twists, nice nautical charac ters edging the Brit "ton" tradition.
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A sweet, if somewhat improbable, tale of a young widow and an ex-pirate coming together. A fun read.
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Good read, I would read again.
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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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enjoyable tale about a butler who must "civilize" the future Earl of Rochester.
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If you like Stephanie Laurens, Victoria Alexander and Eloisa James' tales, you'll enjoy this one.
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Reeves, the Butler has things well in hand! This is a wonderful new series of an earl who dies leaving no legitimate heirs. Illegitimate, no problem! He has 9 out and about. Reeves assignment: find the eldest twins Tristan and Christian and make them presentable for the board of trustees they must pass muster with in order to take posession of Rochester Hall and the title. A 1-nighter for me! I loved it! =)
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The first of 2 books, the 2nd being "Her Officer and Gentleman" ... have read both and loved them!
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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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An enjoyable read.
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Historical Romance
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Just ask Reeves!
Dying without legitmate 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 STEEL...
Tristan Llevanth gave up his free-wheeling life as a pirate to fight at Admiral Nelson's side. Wounded, Tristan will never again sail the seas he loves. Life has no more challenges. Or so he thinks, until Reeves brings a certain outspoken lady into the captain's uncultured household...

AN IRON-CLAD SPIRIT...
Reeves believes Tristan needs a spark to relight the fires of his soul. And who better than lovely Prudence Thistlewaite, the bane of the captain's existence? Prudence wants nothing to do with her wickedly handsome, ill-tempered neighbor. Still she cannot refuse the outlandish sum Reeves offers to smooth Tristan's rough edges.

Can Prudence tame the rakish captain?
Or will Tristan gain what he most wishes, to become
THE MASTER AND COMMANDER
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recent release.
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ust 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 steel...

Tristan Llevanth gave up his free-wheeling life as a pirate to fight at Admiral Nelson's side. Wounded, Tristan will never again sail the seas he loves. Life has no more challenges. Or so he thinks, until Reeves brings a certain outspoken lady into the captain's uncultured househol...

An iron-clad spirit...

Reeves believes Tristan needs a spark to relight the fires of his soul. And who better than lovely Prudence Thistlewaite, the bane of the captain's existence? Prudence wants nothing to do with her wickedly handsome, ill-tempered neighbor. Still, she cannot refuse the outlandish sum Reeves offers to smooth Tristan's rough edges.

Can Prudence tame the rakish captain? Or will Tristan gain what he most wishes, to become...
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GOOD BOOK!!!!!
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Dying without legitimate issue, the late Earl of Rochester sent his butler to find his wild, illegitimate children and "civilize" them. Reeves must seek out the first of the earl's arrogant sons, Captain Tristan Lleavanth, a one-time pirate and teach him to be a gentleman.
Tristan gave up his free-wheeling life as a pirate to fight at Admiral Nelson's side. Wounded, Tristan will never again sail the seas he loves. Life has no more challenges. Or so he thinks, until Reeves brings a certain lady into the captain's uncultured household...Can Prudence tame the rakish captain?