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Tea Leaves and Tarot Cards
     

Tea Leaves and Tarot Cards

by Jacqueline Seewald
 

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This sensual, semi-erotic novel is an entertaining, witty, fast-paced historical romance with elements of mystery, the paranormal and romantic suspense. At a ball in Regency London in 1816, Maeve, part gypsy, part mystic and accounted an original by the ton, meets the dashing Marquess of Huntingdon, a fashionable sophisticate and handsome rake. The attraction between

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This sensual, semi-erotic novel is an entertaining, witty, fast-paced historical romance with elements of mystery, the paranormal and romantic suspense. At a ball in Regency London in 1816, Maeve, part gypsy, part mystic and accounted an original by the ton, meets the dashing Marquess of Huntingdon, a fashionable sophisticate and handsome rake. The attraction between them is immediate and powerful. The Marquess dances with Maeve whom he finds secretive and mysterious, as well as sexually desirable. He also decides to do whatever it takes to make her his mistress. Maeve, however, doesn’t want to be any man’s mistress. She values her freedom. What she does want is for Adam, the Marquess of Huntingdon, to help her friend, Lady Caroline, avoid a loveless marriage to Adam’s cousin, a man old enough to be the girl’s father.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Maeve, a half-gypsy, is interested in exploring the mysterious world of the ton, but finds herself overwhelmed when she meets handsome aristocrat Adam, the Marquess of Huntingdon. The Marquess asks, then bribes Maeve for help in influencing her friend Caroline to marry his much older cousin, but Maeve refuses. Her inability to be bought intrigues him and soon Adam finds himself falling deeply in love with her. However, before either of them can be happy, they must learn to trust each other and accept each other's worst traits. In this extremely convoluted Regency romance, Seewald handily wraps up the romance two-thirds of the way in only to begin a completely new plot about the half-sister of the Marquess that she doesn't finish. It's unclear if she's attempting to start a series or if she just didn't plan effectively. Either way, the plot is the problem; characters are half-sketched (Adam is one of the most disagreeable Regency heroes in the genre); and even conflicts are unclear. Readers could do much better than this within the genre. (Aug.)

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ISBN-13:
9781594149146
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
08/18/2010
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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