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“The hero and heroine in Jordan’s latest stylishly written romance have sexual chemistry to burn, making Lover Be Mine the perfect choice for readers who crave Regency-set historicals that sizzle with sensuality.”—Booklist
“Nicole Jordan’s new fairy tale series will steal your heart.”—Cathy Maxwell
Posted May 28, 2013
The scandalous Wilde cousins seek true love by imitating history's legendary lovers... and with the success of Ash & Maura’s Cinderella story Kate & Skye turn their matchmaking to Jack Wilde and Sophie Fortin as a modern day Romeo & Juliette without the dying of course. Can Jack win the heart and hand of fair Sophie despite their family feud?
Okay so modern is relative in this Regency romance by Nicole Jordan but you get the idea. Clever dialog and sensual intrigue move this story from an everyday historical into a must read. Lover Be Mine is the second in the Legendary Lovers series but can be read stand-alone. I am anxiously awaiting the further adventures of the Wilde cousins.
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Posted March 1, 2014
Truly enjoyed this book. How one girl believes she can find each of the 'Wilde cousins' their true love. To do this she will use a historical legendary lovers' story. A new spin on an old tale.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted September 8, 2013
I like most of nicoles stories. I liked this one to and will read the next in the series. But this one fell just a little short for me.. however it was still a good love story with a good ending and great passion. Not for under 18. Phyl pWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted June 18, 2013
Jack goes to check out Sophie at a masquerade to get his matchmaking cousins off his back. He doesn't expect the attraction that is there. He ends up going to some pretty extreme measures to convince her to marry him. He has plenty of obstacles. Their families have been feuding for generations. He has a not-so-great reputation of his own. Her parents expect her to marry the duke that is courting her. This was a fun read. Jack doesn't really want to get married in the first place, but ends up trying convince Sophie to go against her parents and marry him instead of the duke. For fun, steamy historical romance, this is worth the read. And I would check out the rest of the series as well.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 11, 2013
I just finished Lover be mine, I absolutely loved it. Jack and Sophie were those characters that you just love from the start. So funny, and so determined.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 10, 2013
Posted June 10, 2013
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***
Lover Be Mine by Nicole Jordan
Book Two of the Legendary Lovers series
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: May 28, 2013
Rating: 3 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss
***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***
Summary (from Goodreads):
From New York Times bestselling author Nicole Jordan comes this Romeo and Juliet-like story-the scorching second book in her wickedly sexy Legendary Lovers regency romance series, following Princess Charming.
When Lord Jack Wilde's cousin tries to match him with Lady Sophie Fortin, he isn't too thrilled by the prospect since Sophie's family has long feuded with the Wildes. Nevertheless he attends a masquerade ball in disguise and when he meets Sophie, he's drawn to her. The attraction is mutual-until she learns who he is. Angry that Jack has tricked her into lowering her guard under false pretenses, Sophie declares she doesn't ever want to see him again. But then Jack shows up in unexpected places, driving her crazy with his seductive advances. She doesn't want her parents finding out that she even knows him, let alone succumbed to his passionate kisses. If her father discovers Jack courting her, blood could be shed. Yet, Sophie still wants him and realizes that in order for the star-crossed lovers to be together, they must try to somehow settle the bitter feud between their families once and for all.
What I Liked:
The very beginning (first 25%) and the ending are really the best parts of this book. The beginning is very strong, and clearly shows the chemistry between our protagonists. The ending is a happy ending, and readers can see that coming.
Jack and Sophie, the protagonists, are likable at times. I really liked Mrs. Pennant, Sophie's aunt. She is a significant part of the book, and helps Sophie unite with Jack more than once. She is a fabulously strong woman for such a time as this.
What I Did Not Like:
I'm going to be honest - as I am writing this review, it hasn't been that long since I read this book, and I can barely remember the book. That shows me that this book did not impress me enough to remember key details and plot points! Also, while I was reading this book, I was often bored. It is sad to say, but this book did not always engage my attention. And, it IS four hundred pages long (imagine that on an e-reader!). Length usually does not deter me (actually, it is the opposite - I love long books!), but the length of this book was not an impressive feature, as many parts of the book could have been done without.
I did not really like the family feud idea. I know it was supposed to mirror Romeo and Juliet, but the feud itself was silly, and pointless. Feuds generally are silly and pointless, but I really did not believe this feud could be real.
The two protagonists, Jack and Sophie, were either endearing, or they irritated me. In the first part of the book (25%-ish), I thoroughly enjoyed reading about them and their interactions. After that, it was all just a bunch of angst and woe on Jack's part, because his life is so hard, and Sophie is pushing him away because she wants to do what's right be her family. Then, it switches, and suddenly it's Sophie who is angst-ridden and woeful, because Jack turns his back on her.
But of course, all's well that ends well. This book had a good ending, if not a little (a LOT) predictable. I am satisfied with the ending.
Would I Recommend It:
Meh. Probably not. This definitely isn't the best example of a great historical romance novel. While I really enjoyed the first part of the novel (the first 25%, about), the rest of the novel seemed flat and not memorable.
3 stars. I'm not a huge fan of this book, but it's not too bad.
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Posted June 9, 2013
I really enjoyed this romance and hope to read more about this funny deeply caring family. I hadn't read the previous book in this series, as I wasn't aware that this was a series until I had already started reading this one, but once I finished I went and bought the first one.
I liked that the female relatives decided that each member of the family will find their perfect mate by emulating a pair of legendary lovers. In this case it was Romeo and Juliet and Jack and Sophie definitely fit the bill as star-crossed lovers. Their families had been in a feud for a couple generations. The chase Jack takes to secure Sophie to his side was a thrill to read. Not only were we in London, but we visited Paris (briefly) and a country Navartania (not sure about that spelling). The pair were perfect for each other.
Can't wait to read the next book and see who gets put through the romance drama. Doesn't have to be read as part of the series, but I'm sure it would be even more enjoyable.
Posted June 1, 2013
Nicole Jordan provides a thrilling spin on Romeo and Juliet. Sophie is set to wed a Duke at her family bequest. However, a meeting with Lord Jack turns out to be life changing. He refuses to see her marry the Duke of Dunmore and begins courting her in secret. You see her family and his have been feuding for 3 generations and he has no hopes of winning her fathers approval. As Jack takes matters into his own hands he must open his heart and face old fears in order to secure his place in Sophie's heart. A great story with lots of supporting characters that I look forward to reading their stories as well.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 31, 2013
Posted May 30, 2013
A deliciously sexy twist on Romeo & Juliet. Jack is a real charmer and Sophie is his perfect match, which they both end up realizing after many fun and/or emotional twists and turns.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 29, 2013
I was very fortunate to have read the ARC of the upcoming book " Lover be Mine" by Nicole Jordan. Once again she has not failed to deliver. An amazing plot, full of romance, spice and desire. All the while a movie was playing in my head as I read about a mascarade ball, beautiful places, foreign land, palaces and a perfect game of seduction. Jack is a delicious Romeo: spirited sweet rogue with a heart and sensibility to match. Sophie is kind, loving and wishful. Determined to honor her parent's whishes while divided between love and duty. Her nature made of her a perfect Juliet. Nicole will sparkle and enchant her fans all over the world with her spirited and sensuous version of "Romeo & Juliet".Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.