Like No Other Lover
Now or Never. . . It's the last chance for Cynthia Brightly, the ton's most bewitching belle. Driven out of London by a secret scandal, she must find a grand husband at the Redmonds' house party before word of her downfall spreads all over England. Unfortunately, someone at Pennyroyal Green is... show more
Now or Never. . . It's the last chance for Cynthia Brightly, the ton's most bewitching belle. Driven out of London by a secret scandal, she must find a grand husband at the Redmonds' house party before word of her downfall spreads all over England. Unfortunately, someone at Pennyroyal Green is already privy to the whispers of broken engagements and dueling lovers: Miles Redmond, renowned explorer and—thanks to his brother's disappearance—heir to the family's enormous fortune. Miles set his sights on Cynthia once, at a time when the ambitious beauty thought herself too good for a second son. But now he's heir apparent, relishing his control. He strikes a bargain with her: he'll keep Cynthia's steamy secrets and help her find a husband among the guests—in exchange for a single kiss. What could be the harm in a simple kiss? Cynthia is about to discover that it's enough to unleash fierce passion—and that Miles Redmond is most certainly like no other lover in the world.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 28th 2008
Pages no: 371
Edition language: English
I have no problem with sexually-liberated heroines or premarital sex in a historical romance, or even casual, itch-scratching, no-strings-attached sex (in contemporary settings), but this book made me realize what I've never been able to articulate before: I get squicked out by historical romance no...
Quick thoughts:- favorite part of this book is the characters. this was a very character driven novel and without those strong leads and secondaries, it would have fell flat- some parts were hilarious- chemistry between the leads- reminiscent of the earlier Bridgerton novels- horrendous cover and ba...
Quite wrenching in places, and one of the best first kiss scenes I've read lately. There's really something to be said for the way this book takes the trope of the beautiful social climber and turns it on its head.
Surprised at how much I disliked this. Cynthia was a horribly unpleasant character and all of Miles' mental lusting was tedious. It's too bad, because I really liked the first in this series.
If there is one thing that I do not like, it is a catty woman. You know, a woman who gossips about you behind your back, gives you those looks like "you're wearing that", and just generally looks down on you. So imagine my surprise horror when Julie Anne Long seemingly writes a heroine with these qu...