I truly enjoyed this author's first trilogy, which was also her debut, and didn't hesitate to buy this book which is the first book in her new series. I really liked the story and both the hero and heroine..... until the end of the book, not to give away any spoilers but, the herione acts like a complete idiot at one point and I just wanted to reach into the book and slap her. Alas, she realizes her mistake and rectifies it. Other than that one bout of stupidity in the book I will be buying the next one that comes out next month.
I just read a really heavy book so I needed a little fun so I revisited Tessa Dare's One Dance with a Duke, the first in the Stud Club series. First off let me say that I read a lot of historical romances I like them they are my guilty pleasure. But some are better than others and Tessa Dare is one of the best. I had never read any of her books until I saw this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4DzoNkomQ0. It is the book trailer for this series and it made me laugh out loud and I went out and got all 3 books.
I hope you watched the trailer because I won't be going into the synopsis of the book. Her characters are engaging, the plots have a mystery to be solved, the love scenes are HOT and not gratuitous. Just let me say that I give this book a 5 star read, and Tessa Dare is an auto buy for me.
I too really enjoyed this book as a first in the series. The others to follow have a lot of promise based on this one. I liked the characters and how they each developed and were able to change for the better. I did have the same reaction as the other review towards the end of the book in wanting to reach in and slap the lady for being stupid over and over again but she did come around! A good book. Enjoy.
Superior to most things I've read by TD, with the exception of Surrender of a Siren. It doesn't really come close to that kind of brilliance, and it's a tad wallpapery, but I greatly enjoyed it. The writing is witty and engaging, and what it lacks in unique setting & storyline, it compensates well for by being just an all-around enjoyable read.
I gave it an A-.
Sensuality Rating: R
I didn't care for the plot; it seemed disjointed and I wish a couple of the subplots hadn't existed. But the characters? They were awesome. I'd read a book where Tessa Dare stuck them all in a room and made them talk for 400 pages, and I'd like it.
It was worth the read and was enough to convince me to read the next books in the trilogy. It didn't convince me to keep it.