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Starred Review. Dare's sparkling Regency romance debut introduces a cunning and instantly likable tomboy heroine. Lucy Waltham has been besotted with her brother's friend Toby since she was 11. Now 19 and determined to get Toby away from ladylike, well-dowried Sophia, Lucy decides to practice seduction techniques on another family friend, Jeremy Trescott, earl of Kendall and 10 years her senior. Their innocent trysts become a sizzling affair that leads abruptly to the altar, after which Lucy must use all her considerable wit and intelligence to transform herself into a countess without ever losing the wild spirit that Jeremy finds both daunting and delightful. Dare seems to have fit all the best of romance into one novel, from sensuous interludes and crafty humor to endearing multidimensional characters. Readers will eagerly anticipate the two sequels due in the fall. (Aug.)
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“The sweetest, sexiest romance you’ll read all year.”—Eloisa James


“From the time Toby Aldridge had whimsically crowned her Goddess of the Hunt, 11-year-old Lucy Waltham had adored him. Now, eight years later, with Toby intending to propose to someone else, naïve Lucy boldly plans to seduce him but needs practice—and an ally. Who better than her emotionally chilly best friend, Jeremy Trescott, Earl of Kendall, to make Toby jealous? This is an exceptional debut novel, from the first hilarious “practice” session to the gradual melting of Jem’s outward reserve and ­Lucy’s maturing realization of whom she really loves. A beautifully crafted tale that captivates with sassy wit, a lush, sweetly intense sensuality, and an abundance of beautifully articulated, appealing characters.”—Library Journal

“A daring debut…Dare is on the path to stardom.”—Romantic Times

“Debut author Tessa Dare bursts upon the scene with a high-energy and high-drama romance. She tells the story with provocative words and feverish action. Her cast of secondary characters is unforgettable and set the stage for the next book in this back-to-back series.”—Fresh Fiction

“Highly original… Tessa Dare is an author to watch!”—Romance Reader’s Connection

“I fell in love with Goddess of the Hunt and Tessa Dare from the very first page! Goddess of the Hunt is a romantic delight sure to satisfy every reader." —Teresa Medeiros
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Original edition (July 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780345506863
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345506863
  • ASIN: 0345506863
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #931,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Every year there seems to be one debut author who bursts upon the scene and absolutely knocks my socks off with her superb writing skill. This year, that author is Tessa Dare. In her debut book, GODDESS OF THE HUNT, Dare showcases her command of the English language with exquisite prose that sings across the pages with a lyrical quality that is a joy to read. Her characters are so vividly drawn that they practically leap from the pages and her story unerringly hits all the right notes.

Irrepressible Lucy Waltham has fancied herself in love with Sir Toby since the tender age of eleven, when her older brother's friend dubbed her his "Diana, Goddess of the Hunt". She has bided her time, knowing in her heart that one day Toby would awaken to his real feelings for her, but now, eight years later, her brother's friends have arrived for their annual gathering and, for the first time, Toby is exhibiting a serious interest in someone. Lucy has no choice but to seduce him and show him that she is the woman of his dreams and the one he is meant to marry, not Miss Sophia Hathaway. Unfortunately for Lucy, she has never even been kissed but she has a book that explains everything. All she needs now is someone with whom to practice.

Jeremy Trescott has always treasured his visits to Waltham Manor, the home of his good friend, Henry Waltham. It's the only place where he has ever been able to relax and be himself. Growing up with parents who showed neither love nor appreciation for their son, Jeremy learned to close off his emotions years ago. In truth, the only person who has ever been able to get a rise out of him is Lucy, his friend's exasperating younger sister and in Jeremy's own words, his "personal version of a biblical plague.
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It was a very well-written book, it made me laugh and it was romantic. But the first 2/3 of the book are definitely better than the other 1/3. For me, Tessa Dare always has perfect openings but the endings are disappointing - they get over the top and the story becomes less believable. The same happened to me with A Lady by Midnight and A Week to Be Wicked. It's a pity because she really has a potential. But despite all this, I really liked this book and I would definitely read it again. I recommend it.
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I am reading this book as part of my re-read stack. I don't remember much from my first read and my current re-read isn't going to put this back into the re-read pile. The writing is not bad although there isn't much historical detail. Although the tone is light-hearted, there isn't much humor. The story itself is a pretty common theme, worked over many times before and the author's attempt isn't anything out of the ordinary. As others have said, silly misunderstandings make up 50% of the book.

The heroine is pretty boring : 19 year old without any life experiences, accomplishments or empathy. Except she eats a lot (purrs over lobster bisque, squeals over chocolate cake), likes to fish, ride a horse, climb trees. It is always somewhat difficult to reconcile the age of the heroine in the HRs but I guess that is how it is considering Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) was 20 and Jane Eyre when she met Mr Rochester was about 18 or so. It could very well be that in the 1800s women grew up a lot more quickly than modern women but modern authors tend to fit a heroine with modern sensibilities into a historical setting and that often fails. So Lucy, our heroine, is portrayed as a 19 year old with thoughts and personality more cognizant of an immature and spoilt 21st century teenager than a poised 19th century young woman. This difference is all the more evident when the heroine tries to adjust (or not) to married life and still carries on as if she has no responsibility at all. This point has been noted in several other reviews. As Lucy is from the landed gentry class, it seems unrealistic to portray her as having no manners (squealing when the footman pushes her chair in at dinner) and lacking in any training to manage a household. So Lucy's characterization didn't work for me.
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I gave this book 5***** to begin with but, once I started writing this review I down graded it to 3***.Lucy was a 20yr old naive country girl. She did not go to school and was not presented. She had no life skills other than hunting fishing and climbing trees!!! When she started to 'practice' kissing on her brothers older friend, why didn't he speak to the brother? And so I started to notice other unacceptable social issues - even for that era.
You may wish to still give this historical romance a go - 3*** and not be put of by me.
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The most telling bit about this novel is that I read it just two days ago and I totally forgot about it. There was something about this story that left me saying meh. Part of it came from the notion that I've read this story before and that story was better (at least it is in my head.) It's just been done too many times. The characters are a bit cookie cutter, boring and predictable as is the entire story itself. It's also difficult to not compare this with other Tessa Dare novels that are just a treat to read. This is missing a bit of pop and fun her other novels generally leave me with. It's a quick read. I finished it in about three hours and nothing about it made me want to throw it across the room, I just didn't particularly enjoy it. It's fine if you're in need of a quick read or just like to read everything by one of your fave authors, but I doubt it'll join your favorites list.
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