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Moonstruck Madness

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

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    Love this book

    I am so excited this book is on the Nook. I read it years ago (and the following two books!) and kept rereading it. It's that good.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2011

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    Less Than Starry Eyed by Moonstruck Madness

    Moonstruck Madness follows the life of Sabrina Verrick, granddaughter to a Scottish Laird, and daughter to an English Marquis. Her story begins during the Jacobite rising in Scotland where she witnesses the defeat of her grandfather and his men and she and her two siblings along with an Aunt flee Scotland to return to England to escape most certain death, only to find an impoverished and neglected estate where they have to do whatever they can in order to provide for themselves.

    At a young age Sabrina finds herself the sole provider for her family due to the absence and negligence of the only parent she has left who they haven't seen for over twelve years. As a young woman of spirit and daring personality she creates a persona of "Bonnie Charlie" who takes from the rich who can afford it, and gives to the poor who need it, but risks the hangman's noose every time she masquerades as the thief. While risky, she's never felt truly in danger until she robs the wrong man, Lucien, the Duke of Camareigh who becomes single mindedly determined to catch the thief who has been terrorizing the neighborhood.

    Lucien is a man resigned to the fate of marrying for reasons other than love in order to gain the inheritance that his grandmother is holding ransom. He is a man that probably suffers ennui like most titled aristocrats, until he encounters "Bonnie Charlie". His plans for Bonnie Charlie alter when he discovers that "Charlie" is not a young lad, but in fact a beautiful young woman. A seduction ensues, and circumstances find the two married despite their love/hate relationship while escaping death more than once.

    Moonstruck Madness has a much larger scope than most romances that are being written and published today. And there are times that I really miss that, but in this case I felt that the plot of the entire story was more important than the characters that the story was about. Through the course of the story it touched on so many things that I didn't feel that any of them were adequately explored. I also felt that some things took too long to develop, but other times I felt that feelings or insight into a character moved too rapidly or were overlooked and I found myself stopping and re-reading passages thinking that I must have missed something, only to find that I had not. For instance, within a span on only 12 pages the hero of the story goes from being the enemy, to the heroine seducing him to aid in her escape, then finding that she loves him after one night of making love to him with little to no insight into her feelings and why they changed so abruptly. The reader fully understands her reasons for hating him, but I never could grasp why she loved him especially since neither of their motives had altered or changed.

    Sabrina and Lucien's entire love story was a lesson in love and hate being closely related emotions and I really missed some of the internal dialogue and insight into what these characters might be thinking or feeling which you generally get in romances that are being written today. I really wanted to like Moonstruck Madness but sadly I didn't, and if I just looked at the overall plot of the story the idea of it is actually very good, but where it let me down was with the hero and the heroine and the reasons why they love one another. I never did fully understand the love in this romance. And for me, that is the most important thing.

    Ratings:

    Overall: 2.75 stars
    Sensuality level: 2.0

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2008

    I love it!!

    This book got it all action, adventure, romance. I couldn't put it down! It's my all time favorite book.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2011

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    Simply Great!

    This was a wonderful read. I just loved it and I know I will re-read it!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2011

    WHAT A DELIGHTFUL HISTORICAL ROMANCE!!MOONSTRUCK MADNESS BY LAURIE MCBAIN

    MOONSTRUCK MADNESS by Laurie McBain is a delightful historical romance set in 1746 Scotland and 1751 England. It is an re-issued release from 1977.It is well written with depth,details,twists and turns.It has romance, a small amount of sweet sensuality, mystery,misunderstanding,mistrust,secrets,adventure,vengeance,corruption,suspense,love,vulnerability,family,a Scottish beauty,and an English nobleman. The hero,Lucien,Duke of Camareigh,is sexy, rugged handsome with a scarred face,has a temper,tough,demanding,someone is out to kill him, in need of a wife to inherit his ancient home,enter....Sabrina.The heroine,Sabrina,a gentle bred Lady,half Scottish,has secrets for she is the notorious highwayman,"Bonnie Charlie",has a fiery temper,strong willed and the body that could tempt a saint.When, Lucien decides he must possess the fearless Sabrina,encounters a few difficulties because Sabrina has other plans.Together, they travel a perilous road to married bliss for on the horizon awaits their enemies.This is a fast paced,action packed story of love,hate,mistrust,searching for love and happiness.If you enjoy an action packed adventure with twists and turns,evil relatives bent on vengeance,and true love that this is the story for you. I would highly recommend this story,it will kept you on the edge of your seat,with you heart in your throat.A must read and a keeper. This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Sourcebooks Casablance,an imprint of Sourcebooks,Inc. and My Book Addiction and More.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2014

    Love this book!

    I read this book when it was first published. I loved the story and characters and the writing style.

    I don't like to give any spoilers. I will just say that if all you want are sex scenes and no real story, then this book is not for you. If you want a strong female lead and a fun story with some tasteful sex scenes, then this book could be for you.

    I am only disappointed with the fact that they do not seem to want to publish the next two books in the series. Please publish them!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Good if read for the right reasons.

    I felt like there was little character development until the very end. If you are okay with the immidiate attraction where after a very short period of the characters go from intterigating to loving each other or dispising the persons guts to lamenting that they always loved one another then this book is very good. I loved the first read of the book going through because i read fast and let the book take off at a fast pace, but if you think about things or take time to think about how these people come to the relization that they changed you will be sorely disaponted. If you like brain candy go ahead but if you are looking for a historical fiction that touhes on romance that is very thought provoking do not if you want romance brain candy go ahead. Meant for mature readers.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    I LIKED IT!

    A good read

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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