- Paperback: 380 pages
- Publisher: Carolyn Jewel, Author (February 7, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1937823008
- ISBN-13: 978-1937823009
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,299,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lord Ruin Paperback – February 7, 2012
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About the Author
Carolyn Jewel was born on a moonless night. That darkness was seared into her soul and she became an award winning author of historical and paranormal romance. She has a very dusty car and a Master’s degree in English that proves useful at the oddest times. An avid fan of fine chocolate, finer heroines, Bollywood films, and heroism in all forms, she has three cats and a dog. Also a son. One of the cats is his.
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Top Customer Reviews
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1. Why choose your leading lady to be so weak? Anne certainly started out strong as she had every intention of confronting LR to stop his engagement to her sister...but it seemed that once the ring was on her finger, Anne fell hopelessly in love with her rake husband and inexplicably turned into a pushover. Yes, she agreed to make him a good wife and committed herself to the marriage in spite of the shocking circumstances and the reason for their wedding. After all, a deals a deal... BUT, walking in on LR and his mistress while they were obviously playing around in THEIR home during a ball in honor of THEIR recent marriage, Anne, in my mind, did not react appropriately to the situation (by that I mean showing a little dignity and throwing the tramp out on her ear and then telling hubby how disgusted she is with his disrespectful behavior, especially after he called his mistress 'darling' in Anne's presence) When told by hubby that he just now gave the mistress her walking papers, Anne readily believed him and hoped for the best...Then, several months later, LR confesses to Anne that he's still seeing his mistress. What does she do? Why she goes to bed with him even though he just left his mistresses bed. Ick, ick and ick. Shaking my head because I just don't understand this...
2. Why make LR so insecure and almost tortured when it comes to Anne? Yes Anne is beautiful within and a kind, gentle soul but I never got why he (along with every other male character in this book) was so strongly attracted to her. I don't recall them having any deep, philosophical discussions. She certainly wasn't that accomplished in the arts, just more than average in appearance (with great legs and big boobs) No fiery temperament or unique personality...So why the obsession with Anne? I just didn't see it. Also, If LR is as hopelessly in love with Anne and wants to be a man worthy of her love and trust, what's the point of still having the mistress around? Especially since Anne is obviously satisfying his sexual needs...
3. Lastly, why did LR mention divorcing Anne to that pesky mistress toward the end of the book? To me, that made absolutely no sense... Yes, he believed that Anne could never love him as he loved her but for crying out loud, she was having his baby. So by divorcing her, what happens to the child's future? What happens to Anne's reputation as well as his career in Parliament? That solution was a tad 'nuclear' to say the least and I didn't understand why it was even written into the story since divorce in those days had HUGE, negative repercussions to ALL involved. Don't think that Ms. Jewel thought that one through...
And speaking of TSTL: The H, h, the London constabulary, Bow Street, and Ruin's gang of macho nobleman,etc. etc., laboriously hunted for the rapist/murderers for the whole damned book and only managed to put two and two together at the very end. They were just running around like chickens with their heads cut off the whole time, even with SO many clues at their disposal. I knew who the bad guys were from their first appearance, and it's not like I as a reader had any special knowledge. The protagonists knew EVERYTHING the reader knew. I mean, for heaven's sakes, that one guy, who turned out to be connected to the rapes and murders, nearly raped the heroine. Of course, Lord Ruin fought him in a duel, but then he didn't think it relevant to further investigate him in relation to the larger investigation. And Lord Thane, who was so obviously being set up, was too much of a DUMBO to do the math and realize who was behind it. And I mean, why would he take the advice of a known rapist about hiring that valet, who turned out to be in league with all of these horrible rapists? And why would the heroine offer to give a ride at one point to two nearly unknown gentlemen, one who always flirts uncomfortably with her, the other who has a well-known history of violence against women--The two men who are so obviously behind the whole thing? Why does the Hero, who finds one of the villains creeping around their property late one night, simply let that villain, who was drunk and saying some quite disturbingly leading things related to the murders, sleep it off and wander away without a thorough interrogation?
I would have given it a lower score on that whole misbegotten plot line, but still, some parts of the book were entertaining. the author also writes well, although her ability to craft a coherent, compelling story is in question. I think the worst part was when the hero finally FINALLY started to communicate with the heroine, telling her that he loved her, which is supposed to be the big moment for any romance reader. The heroine just willfully refused to believe him, not out of any really justifiable reason (since the hero had spent plenty of effort spilling his heart and soul to her leading up to his confession). It was just a big let down. The heroine 's low self esteem seems the only explanation for her reaction, which was further annoying. And then even more annoying, she finally believes him only when she overhears him talking to his former mistress. He cries about how much he loves the heroine, but that he has got to let her go, since she doesn't love him and never will, and, "oh by the way, do you want to be my mistress again when my wife leaves me?" THIS convinces the heroine of her husband's love? His willingness to take up with an old mistress as soon as his "beloved" wife leaves him? Hmm. Maybe I should have given this a lower score.