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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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Most Helpful Critical Review

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 July 6, 2011

    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 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.

    22 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    good

    160 pages

    14 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 23, 2011

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    Fun and Hot!

    All¿s Fair In Love abd Seduction

    I have never before read Beverly Kendall, and I saw several of the bloggers that I follow talking about, and highly praising, All's Fair In Love and Seduction. Me being me, and always on the search for a great new read, I took their advice and invested in this book. Let me say, wow!
    This novella was a fun read. I did not want to put it down; I wanted to see what was going to happen next. Derek and Elisabeth have a good chemistry that explodes into hot desires. Dialogue that keeps you smiling throughout, Ms. Kendall takes you into the story with ease. If you are looking for a short story to enjoy, I recommend All's Fair In Love And Seduction.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Good read

    I liked the story but it could have been longer for more enjoyment. Thanks for making it free.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    Short and sweet

    Quick read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Good read.

    Good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Good

    This was a good read. My only complaint is the lack of tension between the characters. There was some, but not enough in my opinion. I also felt that this read had the potential to be a full length novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2013

    Good

    I enjoyed this story

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    A pleasure to read.

    A pleasure to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    Good read

    For free

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Quick smooth read

    I got this book for free, not sure if I would like it. It was a quick read, and was entertaining. For a freebee, I was impressed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Great easy read

    This is a great easy romantic read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Good book!!

    Nice short story!

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  • Posted April 6, 2013

    Loved this 3rd book of the Elusive Lords series - must be read i

    Loved this 3rd book of the Elusive Lords series - must be read in order to understand the relationships of the main and secondary character's. Glad it was only $.99 for 227 pages, the rest of the book are pages of Alex and Charlotte's story. Loved the tug and pull between the character's. Well, worth your time and money. The love scenes are mild and appropriately placed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Really enjoyed it

    Misunderstandings almost gets the best if them. Absolutely loved the final chapter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Short but good

    This was a short read , loved the book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Quick read

    Couldnt put it down

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Excellent read

    Great story line. Will keep you interested

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    Excellant read

    This book flowed well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Very good

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