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The Heiress Effect (Brothers Sinister Series #2)

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  • Posted July 19, 2013

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    Miss Jane Fairfield has a secret and she's willing to do anythin

    Miss Jane Fairfield has a secret and she's willing to do anything and everything to keep it even going so far as to be a laughing stock and the butt of jokes by polite Society. All that changes when she meets Oliver Marshall and her defenses start to crumble. Oliver sees through Jane's sabotage attempts of her character, but he's conflicted. Against his better judgment, he's attracted to Jane and doesn't like it. He has the opportunity to gain important votes on a Reform act he's worked hard on if he goes along with a scheme to humiliate Jane, but will he let his political ambitions guide his choices or will he let his principals guide his decision?
    I enjoyed this book although I think it did get off track a bit with some of the secondary characters. I loved that Jane is such a strong character, but she seemed a bit naive. With her financial independence, why didn't she realize that she didn't have to put up with her uncle's ridiculous ways. I understand why she acted and dressed the way she did, but it was only supposed to be an act, not her true personality. The first meeting of Jane and Oliver was witty and clever, but the more they interacted with each other, it lost a bit of that spark. Without giving away any spoilers, the book did wrap up all the story lines nicely, but I thought some of the events to get there were a bit outlandish. Nevertheless, I'm a fan of Ms. Milan and will certainly be looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2014

    Good

    Good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Good

    700 pgs I read in 2 days I must say she knows how to weave a good tale. I enjoy it Courtney and now for your next adventire. Ms. D from Bronx NY.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Funny

    Milan is refreshing. The story was a funny,twisted surprise. Not the usual boy meets girl and falls in love senario. A few dead spots but otherwise very good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Interesting characters, good plot!

    The characters are unusual and the plot develops along only semi-traditional lines. Very interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Very good

    I enjoyed the characters, such a variety of personalities, you can't help but enjoy them. This story won't disappoint.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2013

    Well developed characters

    Have purchased many by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    Lots of twists

    This is the third book that i have read by this author. She definitely gets an A for character development, engaging dialogue, and intriguing plots. There are mini stories within the main plot and she ties it together well. I actually preferred this story to the Duchess book. Less repetition and spinning.
    I would recommend.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    Excellent unconventional Victorian romance

    Jane, Jane, Jane. Really, you need to stop trying so hard to discourage all your fortune-hunting suitors. Your dresses hurt my eyes. Your laugh, delightful as it is, overshadows all the meek young things dressed in virginal white muslin who can only dream of becoming as audacious as yourself someday. You know, one of these days you'll meet someone who will see through your all your acts of evasion. Then you're in for the rocky ride to true love. He's coming. Tonight. Get your tissues handy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Putting the history back in historical romance

    If you are looking for a wallpaper historical full of Dukes and pretty dresses--this is not your book. First of all, Jane Fairfield eshews pretty gowns in favor of the eye-openingly atrocious--the better to remain unmarried until her younger sister reaches her majority and is free from their abhorrent guardian. Second, Oliver Marshall is not a Duke, but a bastard who must watch his step as he attempts to climb the ranks of government among men who look down on him for the circumstances of his birth. Can a woman who refuses to be a wallflower and a man who feels confined to the straight and narrow find happiness?

    Rich characterizations, a strong secondary romance and a deep sense of history make this novel stand out from the crowded historical romance field. Milan's story goes beyondthe surface to explore the very real issues of class, race and birth that would have been concerns in 1867 England. The relationship between Jane and her sister, Emily, is particularly touching. Though some plot elements feel a bit too neat--like the swiftess with which Jane allows Oliver to see the real her--Milan never takes the expected route, deftly avoiding potential big misunderstandings and allowing her heroines plenty of agency. Plus, there is quite a glorious grovel. Read it!

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