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- Print Length: 294 pages
- Publication Date: January 23, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00I15JCPK
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #419,467 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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.
My other quibble with this book is the underlying women's lib theme with Star's friend Georgiana. I like when heroines and their friends act outside of social norms by riding astride or being highly educated, but I don't want them to be militant about it. I read Claudy Conn's notes in Wildfire Kiss on Regency women like Lady Caroline Lamb behaving outside of proprieties, but what she fails to mention is that Caroline Lamb was ostracized by many. I don't think Lady Lamb got a HEA. If I wanted a lecture on women's liberation and sexual freedom I'd read Rubyfruit Jungle (required in a women's studies course I took) instead of Regency romances. This is just my personal opinion, others may find this theme refreshing and be cheering for Georgiana.
I did really enjoy Conn's other books Myriah Fire and Wildfire Kiss and would highly recommend them. All of her books are well written, well edited and have lively dialogue and plots - they never get bogged down and she never becomes overly repetitive. I decided to give this book 4 stars because I think it's an enjoyable story that readers will like for a fast, escapist read. It's not my favorite, but I think I'm comparing it to a body of work and it's not reflective of the book itself.
5 out of 5 Hearts
Lovetiggi's Book Reviews
Wow! This reads just like a movie playing right in front of one's eyes.
"He was bruised of heart, mind, and body. He was for the first time in his adult life left confused, dazed, and insecure."
"Some where along the way he had lost the man he had been and had become a stranger to himself.
Who had Sir Edward become?"
Vern and Star Berkley, brother and sister, fall into hard times when their father passes. Vern got himself into a fix when he dealt with thieves to try and make ends meet.
Star meets Sir Edward Danton through a family friend, and the story really lights up.
Well written, I Love the dialogue between the characters, and the accents add realism to the story's world. I found Lady Star to be entertaining and suspenseful.
Sir Edward made me laugh with his inner dialogue and Lady Star Berkley put a smile on my face too. Consistant world building with suspense, action, bravery, steam, romance, and humor.
I really enjoyed it!
Print Length: 294 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1495246191
I love this romantic cover and the passion that the characters express. This author has done it again with this Historical romance. The story is one where passion and arrogance meet which leads to an explosive dynamic between the main characters. I thoroughly enjoyed the banter and the arrogance of Sir Edward to Star. The author captures the attention of her readers very easily with the fast easy read and the storyline. I can't wait to read more of this authors writing.
Amazon 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.
Set in the environs of Romney Marsh southwest of Dover, there is an unscrupulous fellow named Farley, one of Claudy Conn's most significant villains ever, who has had unfortunate dealings with Vern, and now has set his eye on Lady Star, much to the ire of Sir Edward. In true Claudy Conn fashion she brings the heroes and the villains of this story in a final confrontation which must be read to appreciate.
One further note. Although I remember the Walt Disney production 'The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh' I was blissfully unaware that such a place really existed until I read up on it on Wikipedia, and found its location on Google Maps. Thus I am indebted to Claudy Conn for using this very real place as the setting for her story.
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