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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the top romances of all time ... yes, that good. And hilarious., June 8, 2009
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This review is from: Like No Other Lover (Pennyroyal Green Series) (Mass Market Paperback)
This book belongs in the 20 of romances of all time. Definatley top of 2008. It's amazing from beginning to end. Don't miss this book.

Other reviewers have stated this book is boring. Let me explain why: it requires reading, not skimming. This is the least boring book you can imagine. The language, plot and characters all have depth. Like any good book, the story emerges, to use a terrible romance cliché, like a blooming flower. It's not that it's difficult to read, but that you might not be able to get through it in several hours and savor the beauty of this book. To appreciate, you need to actually read it.

The couple seems so unlikely. Miles is a sensible naturalist. Cynthia is an outrageous fortune hunter. But they are both 1000 times more interesting than anything that could be summarized here. They are complimented by an array of supporting characters that never overpower the central romance. There's no mystery or spies, just the human drama between two people who are very sure they know what they want from the world, only to find all they thought was wrong. Both characters are interesting, strong, nuanced and infinitely likable.

They are totally original and outside all the regency/historical romance stereotypes. No bored rakes and martyred bluestockings, thank God.

There are several scenes in this book that rate as the funniest I have ever read, hands down. The writing is just fantastic. What happens? Cynthia starts a drinking game. All the participants of a card game gone awry have to drink when Miles' potential fiancée (not Cynthia) says, "Oh Miles, you're so interesting," while Miles is talking about insects. Oh my god. I woke my husband up laughing so hard.

Great work Julie Ann Long!
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