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Posted February 5, 2013
Posted February 7, 2013
Hmmm... I really like Gracie's books, but the more I think about this one, I find more and more things to pick apart. Not that it wasn't a great read, because it definitely was!
I figured out who the bad guy was at about the same time the sister first appeared. OK, so the sister trusted the guy, but it was so obvious. Maybe if I were in that situation, I wouldn't want to believe it possible, but yeesh. Especially once they told Max (the hero) the bare bones of the story and he wanted to know who and why, they could have wrapped it up much sooner.
And then when someone tried to snatch her from in front of their house, we only get the story secondhand, when the heroine returns from whatever errand it was. Then the bad guys are all mopped up FAR off screen. I wanted more immediacy, I guess. If you're going to torture your characters, I want to see it. Does that make me really bad? ;)
The other thing with the hero being promised in marriage to some girl because of money peeved me greatly. Why did the girl not have even the tiniest bit of backbone? Why would she even let the hero suffer along? She could have bowed out gracefully while taking him into her confidence. Maybe not, but *something* rather than telling him she was going to go through with it.
Anyway, it's a really nice read and I enjoy the characters, especially Abby (the heroine) though she's a bit self-effacing for my tastes. And what a great Dowager! It's hard to believe she got so mistreated by her servants and was ready to give up, almost. I'm not sure how she's going to give all of the "sisters" their own happy endings. Looking forward to see what she does with Daisy, especially.
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Posted October 6, 2013
Posted July 28, 2013
I love to read Laura's books. She writes so you feel you are also in the story. Take one damsel in distress, Abby, throw in a bedeviled Lord, Max and mix it up with "sisters" and a strong willed aunt. There are so many twists and turns here you can't put the book down. She has a marvelous way of developing her characters and plots. Please don't miss reading this book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 17, 2013
Posted July 14, 2013
A pretty fox red she-wolf pads in. She has a single black paw and leaf green eyes. "Hello. My name is Dezra and I would ike to join", she barks, voice like a twinkling bell.<p>
Padding in behind Dezra is a pitch black male wolf with colbalt blue eyes. He barks,"Hello. My name is Raelo ((pronounced: Ray•low)) and I would like to join along with my sister".
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Posted July 12, 2013
Posted July 10, 2013
She dipped her head. Hello.
((You know that there is another pack that has been around longer and there alphas name is luna right? ))
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Posted July 10, 2013
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Posted June 29, 2013
Posted June 9, 2013
Posted June 7, 2013
Reviewed by: Rachel
Book provided by: NetGalley
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
It only took me one chapter and I was hooked. The one thing that kept rolling around in my head was this, “How have I not heard of Miss Gracie until now?”
As a lover of historical romances, I’m almost appalled that this is the first time I’ve picked up one of her books! Jam packed full of romance, intrigue, sensual tension–you name it! To say this book was your typical Regency romance would be like saying chocolate isn’t good.
The book starts with our hero and then transports his character to eight years later. After refilling the family coffers–he’s finally able to return to London. Enter in Abby and her three “sisters.” I use the term loosely because two out of the four sisters aren’t blood related and have quite shady pasts.
I was shocked how easily I latched onto the characters. After a moment of desperation on Abby’s part–they find themselves suddenly living in a beautiful old house and running the household for Lady Beatrice (It must be said that Lady Beatrice reminds me of the crazy great aunt in Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series).
When Max returns home, he see’s his aunt hasn’t been taken care of, after all, he wouldn’t leave her so ill! Soon the wool is lifted from his eyes and he sees how the Chance sisters saved his aunts life, literally.
Humor and snappy dialogue flew off the pages. I’m pretty sure my smile was frozen in place most the time! The sensual tension was just enough to make you shiver with delight, but not overdone to where you need to shield your eyes or poke them out with a pencil.
The characters of Max and Abby had a love/hate relationship that I typically like to read in my romances. I don’t like the whole love at first sight thing, so I’m glad she wrote it how it appeared. Lust at first sight that turned into love.
The secondary character of Freddy was also a wonderful treat! The only complaint I have of this book, and really it’s not a complaint if I’m being honest…but alas, here it is: I wish that Miss Gracie would have delved deeper into Abby’s mindset. I don’t believe she ever stated that she loved Max, and then suddenly she’s confessing everything?
All in all this book is a fantastic read! I can’t wait to read the other Chance sister books! If you want a great historical romance that will have you sighing with excitement and laughing out loud–snatch this book!
Posted May 8, 2013
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Posted March 24, 2013
This is my first time reading Anne Gracie and I tell you this book had me hooked. I could not put this book down. I was late to work trying finish the last chapter. I am looking forward to book 2.
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Posted March 8, 2013
Posted March 8, 2013