Like No Other Lover (Pennyroyal Green, Bk 2)
Like No Other Lover - Pennyroyal Green, Bk 2 Author:Julie Anne Long Now or Never . . . — It's the last chance for Cynthia Brightly, the ton's most bewitching belle. Driven out of London by a secret scandal, she must find a grand husband at the Redmonds' house party before word of her downfall spreads all over England. Unfortunately, someone at Pennyroyal Green is already privy to the whispers of broke... more »n engagements and dueling lovers: Miles Redmond, renowned explorer and—thanks to his brother's disappearance—heir to the family's enormous fortune.
Miles set his sights on Cynthia once, at a time when the ambitious beauty thought herself too good for a second son. But now he's the heir apparent, relishing in his control. He strikes a bargain with her: he'll keep Cynthia's steamy secrets and help her find a husband among the guests—in exchange for a single kiss.
What could be the harm in a simple kiss? Cynthia is about to discover that it's enough to unleash fierce passion-and that Miles Redmond is most certainly like no other lover in the world.« less
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Helpful Score: 3
5* Great Read! *** Contains spoilers ***
A little slow starting out but stick with it. I laughed so hard at what I call the "yo-yo" scene where Cynthia is in the hallway late one night because she has overheard an asignation set up between Miles and another lady. So Miles opens his door expecting his late night date, but there stands Cynthia. Miles is so shocked he grabs her wrist, pulls her in his room, and just as quickly says "Oh my God! you can't be here!" And pushes her right back out in the hall!! This goes on a bit more with Miles thinking, saying one thing, pulling her in his room, and then just as quickly reverses it and pushes her out. What a hoot!!
I hope Ms. Long will pick up stories with not only the other 2 Redmonds but several other characters as well.
The only disappointment: "Lavay." The one word told to Violet (Miles sister) when they go to the gypsies to have their fortunes told. That would have made for an awesome ending for Violet to see that word written on something, a reference to it somewhere, or someone introduced with that name. Talk about major "$@!!! When's the next book?" =)
Not as dragged out as -The Perils of Pleasure- but almost as slow taking place almost entirely over a fortnight at a country estate party. This book, however, had many delightful laugh-out-loud moments which I LOVE. For that alone, I will definitely read the next book in the series.
Very enjoyable read. She is an excellent story teller and romance writer. I have no problem imagining myself feeling what these characters are feeling or understanding them. Cynthia and Miles were doing what they each needed to, yet they were so drawn to each other (she writes this so very well). And yes, there were many LOL moments. The drinking game had me giggling. Miles laughing (rather, trying not to)as Milthorpe compared Cynthia to a spaniel. Great series, and I can't wait to read the third book!