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Lady Star [Kindle Edition]

Claudy Conn , Kathy Riehl
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Never, in all her twenty years of life, had Star Berkley seen the likes of Sir Edward. He was so damned arrogant, so damned fashionable, and so damned insolent—and he was the most handsome man she had ever come across!

Sir Edward, for his part, could do without the pert country airs of a chit like Miss Berkley. She was impish, plain-spoken, and obviously not his sort, which was just as well, for it seemed she had stolen the heart of his closest friend.

Then Sir Edward stumbled onto a most sordid secret: the Berkleys’ estate teetered on ruination, and brother and sister were being brutally blackmailed by a vile den of thieves.

Sir Edward meant to save them, if Star would allow him, and he was a determined man, determined that she would allow him … everything.

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  • File Size: 2717 KB
  • Print Length: 294 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I15JCPK
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As good as any other Claudy Conn book February 9, 2014
By amtmcm
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Star Berkley and her brother, Lord Vern Berkley, are in dire straights and close to losing their beloved home, Berkeley Grange. Vern becomes involved with local smugglers to earn some money to pay their immediate bills. Obviously, this goes badly. Their neighbor Jules Stamford is smitten with Star and brings his friend Sir Edward Denton on a visit to Berkley Grange. Sir Edward doesn't think the hoydenish Star will suit Jules' need for a wife with political aspirations, but he falls under Star's charms himself.

There are several likable characters to root for in this story. Jules and Vern are both very good natured, handsome and everyone likes them. Star is lively, outspoken and gorgeous. Sir Edward is sophisticated, the best looking man Star has ever seen and he's trying to redeem himself from his bad behavior in the previous book, Wildfire Kiss. The plot moves along at a fast pace, Claudy Conn always writes well and the tone is generally upbeat, even with the looming financial problems for the Berkley's.

Did you sense a "but" was coming? I waited a couple days to write this review because I was torn between 3 and 4 stars. This is the eighth Claudy Conn book I've read, and while I enjoy her writing style, it can be formulaic. This is not a criticism. I've read several dozen Dick Francis novels and they are all formulaic, but I still enjoyed them. However, every one of Claudy's book I've read has the heroine having sex with the hero before he declares his intentions and then she doubts his feelings for her and she feels bad about what she did (maybe not Myriah Fire, but the other seven heroines felt remorse). Ugh! I hate this plot device. I guess I keep reading her books to see if she'll change it up one of these times.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lady Star by Claudy Conn February 5, 2014
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Lady Star is the kind of woman we all want to be like she has passion and is smart , sometime the heroines are not the smartest , not so in this book. The story line is done in a way that flows so you want to stop reading but can not you have to see WHAT is next. Lady Star is with her brother Vern who has made a mess and is in debt due to their fathers doings when he was alive . There are other characters that are secondary characters other that are part of this story, BUT it a story in it self The . Enter Sir Edward , he is healing from a love loss he meets up with Jules who also is licking his romantic wounds. Jules has plans for our Lady Star, Sir Edward is surprised that while trying to keep Jules from Star he wants her himself . So the story unfolds. It sounds simple yes but this author has as usual written a story that you would not think would be engrossing from the storyline, BUT she has done it again. This is a must read and I give 5 stars.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To lose at love... January 29, 2014
By Jutzie
Format:Kindle Edition
Lady Star by Claudy Conn
Sir Edward Danton has lost the girl he thought he loved and is going off to hide for a while. In Rye, he runs into his old friend Jules, who is also coming to hide out with his supposed broken heart after being thrown over for another. Jules has a plan though, Star Berkley. Edward didn't think the gal was any good for his friend, what surprised him was that he wanted her for himself.

Star Berkley was in the country with her brother Vern instead of taking London by storm. Not only was Vern ill, he was burdened with money issues their father had left behind. In his desperation Vern had turned to the wrong people. Seems there could be worse things than losing your home, much worse.

If you read Claudy Conn's book, Wildfire Kiss, you would have already met Sir Edward Danton as he thinks that Lady Babs might be the love of his life. She thought different. This story has some exciting secondary characters along with the main ones. Her brother Vern, Miles Denning who is lover of all women, Jules and Georgina. There is romance and intrigue and a storyline that grabs hold of you from beginning and does not let go until the very end.
**Sexual content
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5.0 out of 5 stars Invigorating embers burn to an explosive climax! February 4, 2014
By Spanky
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Superb writing! Riveting storyline! Lifelike characters! The imagery was very well-defined and the voice was delightfully articulate. I would love to give Lady Star few more stars! :) The love between the hero and heroine is achingly beautiful and wildly passionate! I was fully involved in the story from start to finish. I kept reading because I NEEDED to know what was going to happen next. Claudy Conn's style is captivating! She has cost me many hours of sleep. I know this is a books that I will read again and again. I look forward to spending more time with the characters. I will defiantly be eagerly waiting more from her!
I highly recommend this book!
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Where are the Punctuation Police when you need them? February 20, 2014
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Actually, I didn't give this book 2 stars because of all the misplaced and missing commas or the multitude of ellipsis marks. Nor for the use of "I" instead of "me" as an object. Not even because the author says things like "deducted" when she meant "deduced".

Nope, this story gets 2 stars on its merits as a story. It's pedestrian, repetitive, rather silly and not very historical. The characters are not well drawn and most seem to have been taken from my local high school, dressed up in period costume, and sent off into this story to do whatever it is they're doing here.

There's a hero who I assume was a bit of a jerk in a previous Conn book and now will be given the chance to redeem himself in this one. He almost blows that chance, but in his defense I must say he may be the best character in the book. (But that's not saying a whole lot. Remember the rest of them came from my local high school. He's at least a graduate.)

The heroine is a young, beautiful, innocent but adventurous (kinda) young woman and her best friend is ditto all this plus being a women's rights advocate (somewhat). There's also a rather useless brother of the heroine, who is trying to keep their estate from financial ruin and going about it all the wrong way. Plus a bunch of suitors for the lovely girls. Suitors who, BTW, seem to fall in and out of "love" with one or another woman just whimsically, making all final declarations of love much less convincing.

We also have some bad guys doing bad stuff, with an attempt by the author to do authentic period lower-class speech for them. Their nefarious doings plus all the romantic mix-ups are the gist of the whole story.

This may be worth the price I paid ($0.00) but I regret the time I spent reading it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lady Star
A nice historical romance with predictable scenes and outcome so readers who expect lite reading will not be disappointed by this cute story.
Published 25 days ago by Nana
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Put It Down!
I enjoyed the this story. It was well written thus making the story line easy to follow. The author drew the reader in. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Janie_tx
4.0 out of 5 stars good book
A love story like any other love story. They jump the gun and she's not sure if he really love her but it all comes out right at the end
Published 2 months ago by Ramona
4.0 out of 5 stars Lady Star
Quite a lady this I think was my first book by this author it won't be the last I am looking forward to,reading about the other people that make up this book all
In all a... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Granny
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast pace and a good bit of action
Lady Star and her brother have fallen on hard times. Her father gambled everything away and then died. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Random Musesomy
5.0 out of 5 stars very readable
Fast and enjoyable reading. Introduction of ships very interesting, friendships aplenty and, of course, true love and heroism. Great time spent with this book.
Published 3 months ago by Mrs.RobertClanton
5.0 out of 5 stars Do yourself a Favor, Read This!
Several well developed and lovable characters are presented within the story. You may find yourself (as I did) not only rooting for not only the two main characters but also... Read more
Published 4 months ago by DM Driver
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh.
Ehh. This book was the definition of "okay". Not anything revolutionary, but not terrible. For a historical romance, I was rather surprised at how "modern" all the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Karen
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Entertaining
I really enjoyed this book. I didn't really want to put it down. Worth your time. I'm glad I bought it.
Published 4 months ago by S. Dalrymple
4.0 out of 5 stars Heroine strength vs Hero thinking
Claude gives a rave adventure with a strong female that does not shy away from situations that would bring you down. Read more
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More About the Author

Some may know Claudy Conn as Claudette Williams/Melanie Davis, two names she used when publishing her regency and historical romances, with Random House, Zebra and Doubleday.

Now as an Indie author, she has the freedom to step out of the formula and go with her characters wherever they take her.

We asked what does she do when she isn't writing and she tells us, she and her husband love hiking, swimming, traveling and playing with their variety of animals--wolf Cherokee and her now overgrown hybrid pup, Rocky the Man, included.

Her favorite things she says are, chocolate, fries and pizza.
She loves to hear from her fans, so visit her at:

She can also be found quite a bit at her author page on FB./!/pages/Claudy-Conn-Paranormal-Romance-Author/135826686471445

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