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text 2017-05-25 19:30
Reading progress update: I've read 180 out of 345 pages.
Proof by Seduction - Courtney Milan

I’m so so so very sorry for being such a terrible progress updater. I really am. But you see, real life tends to get in a way of things, and eventually forces me to reconsider my priorities, and as much as I love to read the beautiful world of historical romance and update you on it, reading historical romance is not my biggest priority at the moment. So I really hope that you understand and forgive me for my absence. However, I did manage to read at least one chapter during a very hectic time, thus I’m going to end this short message with what it should have been, a reading progress update.

 

Chapter eleven is finally the kind of chapter that I’ve been waiting for for an entire story. No love making of course, because it’s still too early for that, and I’m barely halfway into the story, but what I got was a confession that I’ve been waiting for ever since the beginning. Perhaps this confession will open doors to those who would rather keep them closed, and force them to look at the situation from a different kind of perspective, and perhaps if they are lucky enough made them fall in love. That would be very funny, to see a scientist and fortune-teller fall in love with each other, and maybe save Ned from himself and his terrible and lonely future, he definitely doesn’t deserve for having a heart of gold. But hey, this is after all historical romance novel, so I’ve got a pretty good idea what to expect, and when the time is right I’ll be sure to update you on it.

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review 2017-05-20 21:10
Brief Thoughts: A Kiss for Midwinter (novella)
A Kiss For Midwinter (Brothers Sinister, #1.5) - Courtney Milan

 A Kiss for Midwinter

by Courtney Milan

Brothers Sinister #1.5 (novella)

 

 

Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time.  But no matter how hard she smiles, she can't forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation.  Even though the worst of her indiscretion was kept secret, one other person knows the truth of those dark days: the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Grantham.  She wants nothing to do with him...or the butterflies that take flight in her stomach every time he looks her way.

Jonas Grantham has a secret, too: He's been in love with Lydia for more than a year.  This winter, he's determined to conquer her dislike and win her for his own.  It all starts with a wager and a kiss...



There was a lot about this novella that I loved, but then there were also a few things I didn't quite care for.  The characters were fun, up to a certain point, and while I DID sort of like their banter, it didn't escape my notice that both had a way of doing or saying things that kind of frustrated me.  Jonas tended towards condescending prick at times, but I DO like how straight-forward and no-nonsense he is.  Lydia got frustratingly irrational at the beginning, jumping to conclusions, and imagining slights where there were none; but she had her good moments as well.

I can't say that this was an entirely awesome and wonderful story, having recently coming off of the magnificent high that was The Duchess War.  Although since I hadn't been particularly enamored of the prequel novella, The Governess Affair, it wasn't like I was entirely disappointed.

Truth be told, while I did like Lydia from when she was simply a side character, as Minnie's best friend in the first book, I'm not quite sure I really needed a Lydia story.  I'm happy for her Happily Ever After, but I'm guessing I probably could have gone without this novella and would have been fine.

It was enjoyable to read, but nothing spectacular.

 

 

Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2017/05/brief-thoughts-kiss-for-midwinter.html
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text 2017-05-18 22:48
Reading progress update: I've read 164 out of 345 pages.
Proof by Seduction - Courtney Milan

Well, I just finished the ninth and tenth chapter of this wonderful story, and all I can say to you to perhaps peak your interest and perhaps convince you to give this wonderful story a shot, is that the ninth chapter consists of a delightful business conversation between Gareth and Mr. White, and Ned’s honorable and humble sacrifice, and tenth chapter consists of a very steamy and immensely erotic scene between Gareth and Jenny. But since we are not even halfway there, and there’s still so much to explore and to tell about Jenny and Gareth, take a guess to what happened between them. Nothing at all. But they are clearly falling in love with each other, and I’m willing to wait for as long as it takes for them to admit their true feelings to each other and consummate the god-damned deal.

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text 2017-05-18 11:55
Reading progress update: I've read 136 out of 345 pages.
Proof by Seduction - Courtney Milan

Really wish I could read more of this wonderful story to offer you much more of its rich content, but I’m stuck with limiting my reading time during my coffee breaks. Chapter eight was quite interesting, Gareth has finally told Jenny what he sees when he looks at her, and Jenny has finally told Gareth what she sees when she looks at him. Nothing that promising, but still
enough for anyone, to see their real character depths, the ones they keep hidden from everyone including each other to not appear as weak and vulnerable as they really are. And Jenny finally admits to herself that she’s not who she says she is and who she pretends to be, and finally out of the goodness of her heart, pushes Ned, who has a heart of gold, into the right direction.

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text 2017-05-17 16:57
Reading progress update: I've read 119 out of 345 pages.
Proof by Seduction - Courtney Milan

This chapter was so masterfully done, and so brilliantly written piece of story, that I’ve got no words for it, but praise. What I really like about this wonderful and intriguing story though is, the way things are progressing between Gareth and Jenny, and how they are not afraid to share their true thoughts and show their true emotions to each other anymore, and they are slowly falling in love by playing their very intense and immensely erotic seduction game. And the best part? There’s still like two hundred pages for me to read and devour, and Jenny and Gareth are still very far away from reaching romance and having a relationship, so I’m very intrigued and very excited to what could possibly happen next, and when it does happen, I'll be sure to share it with you, without trying to spoil too much of the story.

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