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- Print Length: 308 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 10, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0082CA0Z8
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,088 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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- Book 1 of 4 in Knave of Hearts (4 Book Series)
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There were some fun moments in this book, but most of it was all too predictable. And the heroine was 24, going on 16, if you judge by her actions and ability to deal with people. Other reviewers have mentioned a lot of the silliness of the characters in this book: the over-the-top behavior of "the girls" - who really just all seemed too stupid to be alive. As for the grammar and editing - I heartily agree with the reviewer's comment "The commas, dear God, the commas." Hard to get past.
But my biggest complaints are some of the "facts" and situations which made absolutely no sense. Starting with the prologue: the vicar's son, thrown into some stable with the other 3 soon-to-be-heroes of their own story, is described as ten years younger than the oldest in the group. They also mention that they are at some academy for unruly boys. So how old are these boys that they are still in school? Can't believe they'd be at some "school" they couldn't leave after they hit their majority - so can't be older than 20, can they? So is the youngest one 10 years old? So what was a 10-year-old boy doing compromising the neighbor girl to the point that the girl's mother had him sent away? Was he really that precocious?Read more ›
Turns out, I should have. It was one of the silliest books I've read in a long time--and I read a lot. It wasn't silly in a good way either--it never made me laugh or even smile. It was full of women acting like idiots--either sobbing uncontrollably, setting the rigging on fire, turning a pig loose on board ship, etc. Sorry, not amusing. It's not that I have no sense of humor. I love Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, and Stephanie is a one-women walking disaster zone. But it takes skill to make that kind of thing funny. This author doesn't have that skill.
The book begins with the heroine falling and the hero picking her up. By doing so, the author establishes right away that the heroine is a clumsy fool--even though I'm sure that wasn't her intent. I should make a pledge never to read a book that has the heroine and hero meeting when she trips and falls. It's a bad sign of a total lack of imagination on the part of the author. I don't think I've ever read a good romance that begins with the heroine falling down. If anyone can think of one, let me know.
The book isn't totally unreadable, unlike some, but you can't in good conscience call it a Regency. The plot is implausible, many details are inaccurate...the whole book should be considered a "fantasy" rather than Regency or Historical novel. By the end of the book, the author has managed to pair off all the characters but one.
This book is supposed to be part of a series.Read more ›
Now let's talk about the writing as far as language usage, clarity, etc. As one reviewer mentioned, the prologue where we meet the four boys is very confusing; it's not clear who is talking, who they're talking to or who they're talking about. Throughout the novel the pronouns are sometimes similarly vague. I once went through a whole paragraph thinking the "she" in question was the aunt rather than the heroine, and wondering why on earth the aunt would be confused upon the protagonist not greeting her with a kiss as he usually did. Again, these things could have been caught by even a halfway proficient editor. But the author can turn a phrase very well. The descriptions could be lively, although also vague at other times, and the vocabulary was diverse and mostly well employed.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What an amazingly complicated and enthralling story. 5 young women thrown together with one purpose in mind. Fate can change everything in a surprisingly short time.Published 3 days ago by Marlene S.
I really liked reading Sea Scoundrel. Keep in mind this is a historical romance, and takes place in 1800's, and there is an innocence to life's ways, with women, that some might... Read morePublished 9 days ago by KitKat
This book was slow reading throughout. A waste of time. It could have been so much better by getting into more details with each character. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Jeanine
Had a great time reading this - I like this time period and time at sea in enforced confinement always makes for fun sparks - but the book didn't just stay there - but kept going. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Laura Adams
I really enjoyed ready this romantic book. The characters were all very well suited together and I really enjoyed the ending.Published 17 days ago by Neena Hudson
I laughed out loud several times! The characters are fun and the story moves at a good pace. The ending could have been a little more developed, but overall a good story.Published 21 days ago by PATRICIA C DORNACKER
Loved it from start to finish all the characters were great ....what happened with Sophie ? Did I miss something... Gonna reread I have to know if she matched with anyone.Published 29 days ago by Judy