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A Lady's Guide to Improper Behavior

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  • Posted May 28, 2010

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    Enoch Hits Hard on Compelling Issues (with more than a little dash of romance!)

    Not to spoil anything, per se, but the crux of this plot is the circumstances of a soldier returning from war in India and the sociopolitical problems that assault him in the upper circles of British society.

    There are also several heady doses of delicious passion.

    But moreover, the mix of the two was so well balanced that I craved both equally. That is to say, the plot never felt too distracting from the romance, and the romance never felt obligatory (like, "oh yeah, this is a romance novel, so we should probably have some romance or sex here, but it doesn't really fit in the plot so let's just put it... ummm, Here!")

    In other words, this book does a very excellent job of providing a look poignant social issues, combined with a witty and sensual romance. A perfect win, if you ask me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    a delightful historical romance

    Adventurers' Club member Colonel Bartholomew James suffers from survivor guilt as he will never forget the massacre of his unit. In fact the often rude Colonel has a need to understand who set up the ambush and why as well as avenging his fallen comrades.

    Lady Theresa Weller finds James' rough boorish exterior despicable for someone in polite society. However, she also recognizes he suffers from incredible anguish and she wants to sooth his tormented psyche, which is unlike someone who adheres to proper decorum at all times. Unable to resist her lure after witnessing her temper explode Bartholomew kisses Tess who is shocked to her soul as she wants more yet wants him to stop misbehaving. Determined to help him, Tess hopes to bring him solace with her caring that is turning into love; even risking her life to find out who betrayed his unit.

    A Lady's Guide To Improper Behavior deftly brings together a soldier suffering from PTSD and a prim and proper Lady. He brings out her inner passionate misbehavior while she brings out his protective propriety. Together they make for a delightful historical romance as they fall in love investigating who set his unit up.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2012

    Cheeky Heroine

    Cheeky, likeable heroine, however, if you don't like your hero damaged and tormented this book may not be for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Been there, done this

    This book sounded familiar, but I purchased and read it anyway. As soon as the hero was referred to as Tolly, I pulled my other Suzanne Enochs of the shelf to see where I had heard that before, and came upon "England's Greatest Hero." Of course, the Tolly in that book was the horse, but the story is pretty much the same - prim lady falls for broken hero to society's chagrin and her own inner turmoil (although the Tolly in "Lady's Guide" is significantly broken in body and in spirit, and Bit from "England's Perfect" is less broken in body). Someone attempts to discredit the horrific things the hero went through, and it's up to the family to band together in support. "Lady's Guide" was just ok, and I liked it better the first time I read it when it was "England's Perfect Hero."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Transports you to a time of romance

    This is my second Suzanne Enoch novel and I am hooked. Love her character development and the rich images she paints for her readers. Themes and plot are refreshing. I absolutely loved this.
    G. A-M

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  • Posted May 26, 2011

    DIDN'T GET PAST FIRST CHAPTER!

    Enoch was trying too hard with this book. The dialogue and the storytelling just didnt flow for me.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2010

    Not a favorite author

    I just don't enjoy the way Enoch writes her books - I find them boring and they don't keep my attention.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

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    A Lady's Guide to Improper Behavior

    I laughed when I read this book. The heroine,Theresa, is a spinster who has been nothing but proper all her life. She actually wrote a book telling young ladies how to behave properly. Then she decides to do a few "improper" things. So she makes up a list. She wants to learn to shoot a gun; gamble at a gentleman's club,smoke a cigar, kiss a certain gentleman. That is the first item on her list. She sneaks into the bed chamber of Colonel Bartholomew (Tolly) James and gets a kiss. She then proceeds to accomplish all the other items on her list with the help of Tolly. This is a very funny, laugh outloud book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2010

    Solid Suzanne Enoch

    I always look forward to a new Suzanne Enoch release, and this one did not disappoint. This is book two in what I hope will be at least a four book series. They are loosely connected by the Duke of Somerset's Adventurer's Club. Let's hope the Duke gets his own book, as well as Bradshaw Carroway, who gets brief mention in the opening pages of A Lady's Guide to Improper Behavior. This story was somewhat reminiscent (OK, very similar to) England's Perfect Hero. My favorite Enoch hero will always be Bit (Robert Carroway), so I certainly hope to hear an update if his brother appears in his own Adventurer's Club book. While the story here did borrow heavily from an earlier Enoch book, I did enjoy it more than the first in this new series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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