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All's Fair in Love & Seduction (The Elusive Lords, Book 2.5)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

22 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

Good for a Novella

I generally don't like novellas because I find them rushed. Authors often use the same structure of story arcs that they use for full length novels and it doesn't seem to fit right and offer the depth that a better structured short story would. That said, this is a go...
I generally don't like novellas because I find them rushed. Authors often use the same structure of story arcs that they use for full length novels and it doesn't seem to fit right and offer the depth that a better structured short story would. That said, this is a good novella. Kendall dragged me into the story despite my general reluctance and even though this is nowhere near as well written as her other works.

I am realllllllly looking forward to the next book. There is a lengthy except included at the end of this novella and I am riveted-it will likely be her best book yet. It is not due to come out until this fall according to her website, but hopefully by "Fall" she means September and not November.

posted by 1984426 on July 6, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

This is the first story I've read by Ms. Kendall, and I have to

This is the first story I've read by Ms. Kendall, and I have to say that I was disappointed in it. It is the story of Miss Elizabeth Smith and her encounter with Viscount Derek Creswell. When they are caught in the garden sharing a passionate kiss by the ton's worst gos...
This is the first story I've read by Ms. Kendall, and I have to say that I was disappointed in it. It is the story of Miss Elizabeth Smith and her encounter with Viscount Derek Creswell. When they are caught in the garden sharing a passionate kiss by the ton's worst gossip, Elizabeth blurts out that they are engaged. It's the only thing she can think of to save her reputation. Thus begins her first lie in the story. I love Regency romances, but this one didn't always seem to follow the rules of the period. I don't believe it would have been proper for a young lady to go for a carriage ride with a gentlemen she's just met without an escort, especially not in a closed carriage, but I could be wrong about this.
I didn't make any connection with Elizabeth's character. She didn't come across as the naive virgin she was supposed to be and Derek's character was downright mean. He goes to extraordinary lengths to embarrass and humiliate her and Elizabeth doesn't take offense. She also seems powerless to control her own lust when she's around him, certainly not the actions of a proper young lady of the period. There was not a sweet romance between two people who start off on the wrong foot, but one of manipulation and deception. I was also disappointed when the book ended at 66% on my Kindle. I thought there would be more and not the convenient quick wrap-up in the epilogue. In the end I didn't like either Elizabeth or Derek. I'm glad I got this book for free because otherwise I would have been sorely disappointed if I had wasted anything more than my time.

posted by debralmartin on June 22, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Only 80 out of 180 pages

    The rest is designed to push other books. I can understand that but I feel this author can be a good storyteller yet she neglects to develop the characters. Using colloquial terminology ( especially for sex organs) in a period is disappointing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Boring

    Just wasn't feeling it.

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    Posted June 5, 2012

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