Two Weeks With a Stranger

Two Weeks With a Stranger

by Debra Mullins
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2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Eating twinkies. This is a twinkie. Even one a day wont hurt you much why not a crisp apple instead new genre the twink most first are disappointing like high hurt heels
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By page 11 of TWO WEEKS WITH A STRANGER, I went for my baseball bat. By page 29, the bat was poised and ready for action. The object of my violent fantasies? Simon, the Earl of Devingham, the 'hero' of Ms. Mullins' story. Simon has the dubious honor of being one of the most annoying, clueless, silliest male leads I have had the misfortune to read. Ever. Why, you ask? Well, the bookish, nerdy (I wonder if that word was in the Regency vocabulary?) Simon leaves his new bride following an apparent steamy wedding night, to return to London on an assignment as a secret agent in an agency within the War Office. The note he left his new wife, Lucy, simply says, 'Have returned to London.' Fast forward two months and Simon is still attempting to seduce a French spy into revealing secrets. The bumbling agent enlists his friend and fellow agent, Fox (another silly, annoying male) for lessons on seduction. Now enter Lucy, who has heard of her new husband's 'romancing' and has come to London to seduce Simon away from his love interest. Here is where the clueless part comes in. Simon figures his country-bred wife will not hear of his romantic escapades stuck away on his country estate. For one, London society thrives on gossip, so Simon doesn't think Lucy will not soon hear of his infidelity? Even after a gossipy country neighbor sees him flirting at a social function? Hah! Secondly, it is not considered good ton to so obviously flirt with another woman when a wife is present at the same ball. For a newlywed, the oh-so-proper Simon is courting disaster, with actions bordering on scandalous. Simon doesn't want Lucy in London while he's working his wiles on another woman because he doesn't want her humiliated. Ooooo-kay. And he doesn't think she's not going to be embarrassed if she hears the gossip? The good news is, Simon and Lucy are made for each other. One is about as silly as the other. Lucy is a wishy-washy character, wavering between being spirited and being a submissive doormat. At the same time Simon is humiliating Lucy at a ball by trying to get her to leave (so he can flirt with his target), she still feels a tingle when he touches her. Oh, brother... Both Simon and Lucy would have benefited from a few whacks of my baseball bat. Aside from several steamy love scenes, there really isn't much to recommend TWO WEEKS WITH A STRANGER. The only really likeable character in this story is Gin, the frank-speaking American heiress, who befriends Lucy and fights with the aggravating Fox. Debbie Jett, reviewer romancereaderatheart.com
harstan More than 1 year ago
Lucy and Simon agreed to a marriage of convenience, but their wedding night was so blissful she thought they can make a real go at it. However, the next morning he is off to London leaving his country bride behind to rusticate. Though somewhat hurt by his hasty abandonment, Lucy decides to join her spouse in town using the delivery of letters from a late friend to a daughter as an excuse.------------- The bookworm Simon married a country bumpkin as he assumed she would stay out of London where he works for the War Office. His current assignment is to seduce Isabella Montilucci to give him a list of names that in the wrong hands would expose British agents to Napoleon Isabella¿s former lover, the late assassin Antoine LaRue is rumored to have given her the names. However, he cannot concentrate on his task when Lucy arrives in town and kisses him senseless.--------------- This is a tongue in cheek Regency romance that exaggerates the dilemma between loyalty to the state vs. loyalty to your spouse as the lead male struggles between his assignment and his beloved courageous wife. The story line is fun because of Simon¿s internal skirmish though readers will get somewhat frustrated with him to ¿make up his mind, pick up on one and leave the other behind¿. A late twist and a hint of romance between two secondary characters augment the suspense though the climax is weak.------------- Harriet Klausner