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Most Improper Miss Sophie Valentine

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  • Posted July 21, 2012

    I haven't read a romance book in a while and I have never read t

    I haven't read a romance book in a while and I have never read this author before, so I thought I would give it a try. It was really cute, although I found myself wishing it would hurry up and end. I think romance novels should be no longer than 300 pages in length. If I ever get the chance I will probably read a book from this author again.

    Sophie was fun, and exactly how I like my heroines to be, spunky and Though at times the way she acted you would have thought her to be younger than almost thirty. Though a part of my can not fault her for climbing trees as I myself am a tom boy of sorts. It just seem to not befit the person she was trying to be, though every time she tried to be proper she always seemed to do something improper, like send an ad off in the paper for a husband. Still I did like Miss Sophie Valentine.

    Lazarus Kane, is pretty much a common man disguised as a gent. He had fell in love with Sophie a long time ago when he seen her on a balcony. He was only around fourteen at the time and he has been looking for her ever since. He has had a rough life but in the end it all led him back to his balcony angel. He is sexy, charming and wicked. You can't help but love him!

    James Hartley is a scandrel if there ever was one, pretending to be so sweet and proper behind his gentleman's clothing! I think he was mainly put there just to ruffle Kane's feathers a bit when it came to Sophie. I despised this man.

    Sophie has been known for her indiscretions, she is known around town as a falling woman. So one of the things that really made me mad through out the whole novel was the fact that Sophie didn't stand up for herself more. She could stand up to Kane, push off James Hartley, but when it came to the gossip in town about her she just let it happen. She even let her family talk about her with her right there in the room. That drove me crazy, I guess I would have never made it back in those

    Over all I felt that the novel could have wrapped up a little quicker as I started to get tired of the back and forth seduction between the two main characters. But besides that I really did enjoy the novel and I liked the two main characters, I really enjoyed Sophie's Aunt Finn as she was a riot!

    If you enjoy romances then I would recommend you give The Most Improper Miss Sophie Valentine a try and judge it for yourself.

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  • Posted June 17, 2012

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    is books has the potential to be a good book but it is just too

    is books has the potential to be a good book but it is just too long (about 100 pages too long) with a lot of sentiments repeated over and over. And honestly you really do not end up caring much for the two main characters. Sophie at first seems childlike climbing in trees, sneaking books, running away, etc but in the first chapter she is almost 30 years old. The synopsis says she was scarred in a childhood accident but in fact it was 10 years before the story begins so she was 19 years old in the preface. And I really didn’t understand why Sophie was not jumping at the chance to marry Lazarus since she was unhappy in her family home.

    The story does get better about halfway through. More of the history of these characters comes out and it actually seems as if you see Sophie grow up. When there is more action and less of the beginning dialogue you can enjoy the book more. While I still never fell in love with these characters I did like them and wanted to know what happened to them by the end.


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  • Posted June 13, 2012

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    I really, really, really wanted to love this one. It wasn't abo

    I really, really, really wanted to love this one. It wasn't about a love affair between members of the aristocracy, but rather two commoners just trying to find the one person what would make them truly happy. But this one fell a little short for me.

    Sophie Valentine might as well walk around town with a scarlet letter sewn to her, since she's fodder for village gossip, simply for being seen. After she and her then beau were caught in flagrante delicto on the billiards table at a London party ten years prior, no one can let go of the past and have managed to cram a once vibrant and mischievous woman into spinster box demanding that she behave.

    Enter Lazarus Kane.

    Lazarus has an agenda and that includes finding the woman who placed the want ad the Farmer's Gazette for a husband, who also happens to be the angel he fell in love with when he was fourteen in London. Of course, Lazarus, like Sophie, is running from his past. But Lazarus wants a fresh start to be the person he thought he would have been.

    Sophie and Lazarus should have been the perfect couple, but to me, it seemed like they never truly connected with one another. Instead of one "chasing" after the other, they entered into this weird contest to either ignore the other or to throw the attentions of the opposite sex in the challengers face. We knew Lazarus has been in love with his "angel" since he was fourteen, so I would have assumed the man would have pursued her a little differently than he did. More hearts and flowers or other displays of affection.

    As for Sophie. She frustrated me. I'm not sure why a woman who was strong enough to jump over a ledge and run from the man she was intended to marry would allow herself to be talked down to and gossiped about. I would have expected her to stand up for herself and be true to who she is, rather than let the her brother, sister-in-law and the townspeople dictate who she should be.

    Some may enjoy this story more than I did, but for me I needed Sophie and Lazarus to be a bit truer to themselves.

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