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Posted July 6, 2011
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.
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Posted July 2, 2011
This was hot! I adored this novella. The hero and heroine are not in the first two books but many characters from the first 2 books show up in this one.
I thought I knew exactly how the plot was going to unfold and I was wrong, which is a good thing. Loved the chemistry between the Derek and Elizabeth and the author definitely wants to pull you into the story after this one, which will feature Alex and Charlotte. She does a great job there because she includes a real cliffhanger of a teaser for An Heir of Deception. I personally canNOT wait for that book.
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Posted December 31, 2011
Posted July 11, 2011
I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD THIS BOOK IS ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE IT IS TRULEY A MUST READ>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.............................................................................................................................................................................................................
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Posted December 3, 2011
While this wasn't a erotic romance, it was very hot. I loved the sexual tension between the hero and heroine and the ending. I was relieved that it wasn't one of those 50 page novellas, but much longer. Great excerpt of the next full-length book in the series. Oooooh, I can't wait for An Heir of Deception. But while I'm waiting, I'll go back and read the first two books in the series. The excerpt for both look to be very good reads. D.A.
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Posted April 26, 2012
All's Fair in Love and Seduction by Beverley Kendall
The Elusive Lords Series Book 2.5
Lord Derek Creswell is bitter towards a family that tried to trick his brother into a marriage 6 years ago. When he sees the beautiful Elizabeth Smith, he does not realize that she is a younger sister to the chit who caused such trouble with his brother Henry. And by the time he finds out who she really is...his heart wishes it weren't true.
Elizabeth finds that Lord Creswell is even more handsome than she thought when she was fifteen. When he kisses her in the garden at a party she could almost feel like a wanton. Too bad the biggest talk of the town has caught her in the act...thankfully the woman don't know who she was with. But her cousin aims to see Derek married to her. Elizabeth knows she has to tell him the truth of who her family is but as in all good tales...the time never seem right and they always find out the wrong way. It seems while her heart softens towards Derek, his heart hardens toward hers.
This is a free ebook and is part of a series. The characters from the earlier books are present through out this one and the book after. If you enjoy a good Regency series, this is a well written book and from the sample chapters at the end of this book...the others look well worth the read. Book 1: Sinful Surrender, Book 2: A Taste of Desire, Book 2.5 All's Fair in Love and Seduction and Book 4: Heir of Deception.
**Some sensual situations.
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Posted October 27, 2011
Posted December 23, 2011
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.
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Posted March 30, 2014
Posted June 22, 2013
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.
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Posted June 12, 2014
Not the best( the other books in the elusive lords are sooooo much better! Sinfull surender, a taste of desire, all is fair in love & seduction, an heir of deception. Are all great books. This one was not like the others.(Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted February 8, 2014
This novella of 81 pages was a very quick read and was very much like a previous book I have read. I wish B&N gave the number of pages in a book like Kindle does. I prefer books with at least 200 pages to them. 2.5 stars because too short and just like a previous book but it was longer. GJRA
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