Book Reviews of A Wicked Gentleman (Cavendish Square, Bk 1)

A Wicked Gentleman (Cavendish Square, Bk 1)
A Wicked Gentleman - Cavendish Square, Bk 1
Author: Jane Feather
ISBN-13: 9781416525516
ISBN-10: 1416525513
Publication Date: 3/20/2007
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 262 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Star
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Good romance. Story of three women pooling their limited resources to investigate the inheritance of one of them. Set in Regency-era London. Why would anyone show a fervent interest in purchasing the rundown property Liv has just inherited? Strange servants, mysterious intruders at night and finally a child kidnapped, move this love story along. Enjoyed it very much.
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Helpful Score: 1
Sad to say, this was a snoozer...

This was my first Jane Feather book and I was reminded of something very important... check reviews before just picking up a book!

I liked that this was the first in a new series, but more importantly, I really liked what I read on the back of the book! The story sounded fun and exciting and ...well, it wasn't. To be honest, there is nothing that even stood out to me as memorable. Not a scene, not a character ...although the thimble made me think of my grandmother because she had a collection. But that's it! And the secondary characters seemed to be everywhere, cluttering up any hint of a storyline. And just where was the "wicked" gentleman? It couldn't have been the hero because he was positively lackluster and boring. And for being a codebreaker for the crown, he wasn't all that intelligent either. This book was just a disappointment. The story was really, really slow and never picked up any speed at all since it was predictable the whole way through.

Its unfortunate because I think Feather's writing has the potential to tell great stories. After reading reviews for some of her other books, I may try her again sometime, but with so many books and so little time, you won't see me running to buy her titles any time soon.
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I thought this was a fun book. It's very slow and detailed as with all of Feather's books and the espionage part is not exactly exciting. But I do like the interaction between Harry and Nell.

I'm glad I started the series.
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A real page turner. Nice, well rounded characters and unique story line. Loved it.
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It was a wonderful read. I love the way the author described what it was like to live in that time period.
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If you love a British setting and the sense of propriety that came with finding a husband, you will enjoy the light reading of this book. The female characters are strong, but understand their positions in their society. They find a way to make it work for them. A good light read for summer.
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the second book in the Cavendish Square Trilogy, great as the first
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Very good read. Feather always has a good story line.
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This is a fun book. There's miscommunication, secrets and love.
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I have more than one copy of this book. Jane Feather comes thru with another well paced story with vibrant, saucy characters who go against the conventional standards of the "ton".
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Jane Feather never disappoints. Great romantic read!1
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Good book! Kept my interest!
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Three country mice go to London to live in a house inherited by one of the women. Vicount Bonham wants this house! As a secret agaent he is trying to retrieve and object of national security from the house but the women keep twarting his efforts. Lots of tension back and forth till the mystery is solved.
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good romance novel
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lovely read
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She does a great job with her characters. You actually care for them and want everything to work out for the main characters, and the side characters to find a husband. The woman are strong, funny, and more real than most of the elite in London at this time. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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this was a very interesting book. you never know when love will come to your door
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Excellent. A unique voice. An interesting storyline. Strays from the typical regency. Quite refreshing.
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Very entertaining...
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Great book:

When a gentleman has one secret too many, he is A WICKED GENTLEMAN

Bestselling author Jane Feather brings to life the glamour, sophistication, and intrigue of Regency-era London in this captivating novel of unexpected passions and dangerous secrets.

Pooling their meager resources, Lady Cornelia Dagenham, her sister-in-law Aurelia, and their friend Liv Lacey arrive in London's Cavendish Square to spend a month at the home Live has just inherited. But why anyone would show a fervent interest in purchasing the rundown propert-particularly the arrogant Viscount Bonham, who clearly could afford the finest of homes-is a puzzle to Cornelia. His claims are undeniable, though-and Cornelia finds her resistance to this mysterious stranger falling away...as a sparking passion clouds her view.

But their affair may place her and her friends in danger as Harry Bonham sweeps her into the spakling whirl of high society. Leading a double life as a code breaker for the Crown, Harry is a man of many secrets. Is it Cornelia whom he truly desires, or something hidden in the house on Cavendish Square?

"Breathing...a boundary-pushing page-turner." -Publishers Weekly on Almost a Bride
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Cute, funny, light reading!
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This was a fun read.
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A novel of intrigue written with humor. Feather has written better but still good read.
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Pooling their meager resources, Lady Cornelia Dagenham, her sister-in-law Aurelia, and their friend Liv Lacey arrive in London's Cavendish Square to spend a month at the home Liv has just inherited. But why anyone would show a fervent interest in purchasing the rundown property--particularly the arrogant Viscount Bonham, who clearly could afford the finest of homes--is a puzzle to Cornelia. His charms are undeniable, though--and Cornelia finds her resistance to this mysterious stranger falling away...as a sparking passion clouds her view.
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Pooling their meager resources, Lady Cornelia Dagenham, her sister-in-law Aurelia, and their friend Liv Lacey arrive in London's Cavendish Square to spend a month at the home Liv has just inherited. But why anyone would show a fervent interest in purchasing the rundown property -- particularly the arrogant Viscount Bonham, who clearly could afford the finest of homes -- is a puzzle to Cornelia. His charms are undeniable, though -- and Cornelia finds her resistance to this mysterious stranger falling away...as a sparking passion clouds her view.

But their affair may place her and her friends in danger as Harry Bonham sweeps her into the sparkling whirl of high society. Leading a double life as a code breaker for the Crown, Harry is a man of many secrets. Is it Cornelia whom he truly desires, or something hidden in the house on Cavendish Square?
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"When a gentleman has one secret too many, he is A Wicked Gentleman. Bestselling author Jane Feather brings to life the glamour, sophistication, and intrigue of Regency-ere London in this captivating novel of unexpected passions and dangerous secrets. Pooling their meager resources, Lady Cornelia Dagenham, her sister-in-law Aurelia, and their friend Liv Lacey arrive in London's Cavendish Square to spend a month at the home Liv has just inherited. But why anyone would show a fervent interest in buying the rundown property-particulary the arrogant Viscount Bonham, who clearly could afford the finest of homes is a puzzle to Cornelia. His charms are undeniaable, though-and Cornelia finds her resistance to this mysterious stranger falling away...as a sparking passion clouds her view." A really, really good read for me. Hope it is for others.