Much Ado About Dutton (More Courtesan Chronicles)
It all began in The Courtesan's Daughter and continued through the next four books of the Courtesan Chronicles. The Marquis of Dutton didn't pay the slightest bit of attention to Anne Warren until he found out that she was the daughter of a courtesan. His careless, confident, ill-considered... show more
It all began in The Courtesan's Daughter and continued through the next four books of the Courtesan Chronicles. The Marquis of Dutton didn't pay the slightest bit of attention to Anne Warren until he found out that she was the daughter of a courtesan. His careless, confident, ill-considered pursuit of her began upon that lurid foundation.Anne had been smitten by the dashing Lord Dutton from her first encounter with him. But to be pursued because her mother was a woman of the demi-monde? No. That was unacceptable. Anne was not going to make the mistakes her mother had made, each decision taking her further down the social ladder. Anne meant to improve her station, not hobble it with an amorous encounter with the nearly irresistible Lord Dutton.Over the course of the London Season of 1802, Dutton pursued and lost Anne again and again. He became something of a drunken sot about it all, even a laughingstock. When Anne married Lord Staverton, his fall was complete. Anne married wisely, and Dutton was befuddled by it.Two years later, in the 1804 Season, Anne is a widow and Dutton is sober. Lady Staverton and Lord Dutton, both available and both still interested, continue the seductive dance they began when she was his social inferior. She is no longer his inferior, and because of that, the tables have turned and Dutton is at her mercy.Or perhaps Anne is at Dutton's mercy.It all depends upon whom you ask.
Publish date: August 23rd 2013
Publisher: Claudia Dain
Pages no: 262
Edition language: English
Just how horrible a reading experience this was for me? I have a massive headache just remembering this shit pile enough to write a review. Out of the twenty-three chapters, I quit somewhere in the middle of chapter twenty, so I am calling this read. There are no highlights, no one redeeming thin...
I’ve been a big fan of Claudia Dain’s The Courtesan Chronicles, and was sad to hear Berkley had dropped the series. These books were very loopy and slapstick, with far too many character POVs to count, but Claudia made it work. Her writing reminds me of Sally MacKenzie, who is one of my all time fav...