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A scandalous dissapointment,
This review is from: A Scandalous Countess: A Novel of the Malloren World (Mass Market Paperback)
Jo Beverley is one of my automatic buys and will continue to be so in the future, but this book fell flat.
I actually liked the heroine, Georgia. She was a breath of fresh air, completely different from many leading ladies that I usually admire. She was young and sheltered, naive and worldly, vain and caring, honest and mischievously playful. I liked her. I was wishing that Lord Dracy had a bit more fire to him - but for the most part Jo Beverly is more cerebral in portraying her characters fires and attractions than physical.
But despite my "likes", the story lacked the depth that I've come to expect from this author. I didn't feel that Georgia wanted Dracy enough and that he was a too eager puppy - though I'm sure it was supposed to be more portrayed as faithful suitor. I didn't like any of the secondary characters, at one point her own father leered at Georgia in supposed commiseration over her attractiveness - yuck. Georgia's brother was close to likable - but there wasn't enough f him to get a grasp on how I really felt either way.
All in all it wasn't awful - I don't know if Jo Beverley is capable of awful - but I didn't truly enjoy it either.