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To Distraction (Bastion Club Series)

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A fine Bastion romance

    In London four of his founding brothers who made up the Bastion Club, chartered to fend off 'marauding mamas', have succumbed to love and marriage. Retired espionage agent Viscount Jocelyn Deverell vows never him even as he knows his aunt is the family mole trying to do him in with a wife what he remains unaware of is she has chosen feisty independent Phoebe Malleson as her nephew¿s perfect match.--------------- Phoebe is a difficult choice because she distrusts men who she believes all use and abuse helpless females. In any event, she is too busy to care how much she desires Deverell still he plans to court her anyway. Instead she serendipitously rescues maltreated servants from wealthy miscreants she knows the male Ton would never support such a venture especially led by a crusading female. However, Jocelyn realizes he loves Phoebe, but must overcome her stereotyping of men and persuade her he would not harm her. When she becomes embroiled in a dangerous scenario involving operation rescue, only her beloved Deverell can keep her safe and save the abducted female servants.---------------- Though similar in many ways to the previous Bastion adventures, TO DISTRACTION is a fine Regency romance due to a refreshing and fascinating villain. The story line is fast-paced as Phoebe ignores her feelings, her desires, and her man to go about her dangerous underground activity to rescue abused servants while Jocelyn accepts his feelings, his desires, and his woman as he goes about his ¿dangerous underground¿ activity to pursue her. Stephanie Laurens provides a fine Bastion romance.------------ Harriet Klausner

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    Posted October 19, 2013

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  • Posted May 27, 2013

    5 stars for the entire series

    5 stars for the entire series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    This book is full of suspense and romance! Keeps you entertained from the time you open the book until you the reach the very last word.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    highly recommended

    the whole Bastion Club series is excellent. I have read almost all of her books. Keeps your attention and is written well.

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  • Posted May 6, 2012

    Another winning distraction

    I love almost everything that Stephanie Laurens writes and this book is a definite winner. The characters are engaging, the sex steamy, and the flow of the story perfectly paced.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    A R Ttif A Trifecta

    A perfect read in my book... Interesting characters, great plot and a good bit of mystery. I love how the characters from the other Bastion Club novels are present ince again to aid their friends.

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  • Posted February 5, 2010

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    Amazing

    Yes... was an OMG book from Miss Laurens, but every one of her books are. Love this set of books as well as all her books.

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  • Posted August 20, 2009

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    Great Build up and then...

    I really wish I could give this one a 3.5.

    Anyway, for the first 2/3 of this book, I was loving life: the characters are great, the story was compelling, I felt pretty enthralled. But around 150 pages from the end or so, maybe even more, an addition to the plot is made. I'm not sure whether the author thought this necessary, or if the book would have been too short without it, or too neat; I'm sure there was some divine purpose for adding a random complication to the plot so far into the book (yes, 150 pages is nothing when you're reading a 485 page book...), but I honestly think this is what sunk it for me.

    I knew when I looked at how much was left in the book and discerned where the addition was going, it was over. The whole 70 pages more I read (I couldn't continue after about 80 pages to the end because I had to return it and couldn't summon up the energy to finish it in one fell swoop), was painstaking. I tried so hard to drudge through unnecessary plot developments and love scenes that were just starting to get until, until finally, I just gave up in favor of packing my stuff and cleaning my apartment.

    Good escapism? I think not. However, I cant completely sink this book because up until that (not quite so random as perhaps unnecessary) plot addition, I couldn't put it down.

    So, if you've got time, and a little bit of patience, go for it. You'll probably be able to make it through.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2007

    Now She's Talking!!

    A big improvement over some of her other books. She kept the bedroom scenes down to only a few pages and kept the reader involved with the plot. Even though the plot would probably be unrealistic in merry old England, I enjoyed reading it. More plot and a little less sex made this book a big improvement over some of the others where it was the other way around and the plot got lost in the love scenes. Good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2006

    A Worthy Read

    Not my favorite Bastion Club book, but a worthy read, that can hold the reader captivated...until they final act becomes a bit plodding and the interest begins to wan. Witty, sensual, and wild. Difficult to put down. It held me...To Distraction

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