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review 2015-02-09 21:34
Suddenly Tamed (Exotic Locales) - Sarah Vicks

Summary:

Because of her… he believes in romance again. Captain Alan Tame is wrapping up the tail end of his commission in India. Just as he's convinced himself to return home to England and resume his life in Brighton, his gaze falls on an enchanting woman. He's captivated by one glance and the pursuit begins no matter that it's a crazy idea.

Because of him… her hope for the future is restored. Devi Derbyshire is the daughter of an Eng-lish military man and his Indian housekeeper. She knows exactly what she wants from life—a home, a family and the love of a good man. But her mixed heritage has clouded her options. One accidental glance across a ballroom gives her heart wings and her belly flutters.

Because of the magic of love… Alan cajoles Devi into a dance, and that one twirl about the floor leads to so much more. On a perfumed balcony, plans are made for an assignation in the court-yard, but before Devi can meet him, she’s waylaid and locked in a tiny room, leading Alan to assume the worst. Only the belief in true love will see them through.

 

Review:

Is it bad that the excerpt for a different book by a different author from the same publisher was better than the story I downloaded? Yeah, this was a disappointment, but it was a quick read.

 

What I like: interracial romance with mixed race MC and the locale was much different than the typical late Regency English romance. Although it is set in India, there is still a ball/house party in keeping with English high society. The heroine was Indian and English; the author took pains to show some of the racist BS the heroine had to deal with which made her a little wary of hero's declaration of love.

 

What I didn't like: the MCs fell in love within one hour of meeting each other. They were engaged within two days. The hero begs and persuades the heroine endlessly. There was no plot in the 165 pages of the story.

 

I have book two in the wings and will probably start it tonight. If I hadn't already have book two downloaded and ready to read, I wouldn't have bother. 1 star.

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text 2015-02-09 09:01
Suddenly Tamed (Exotic Locales) - Sarah Vicks

Started this book last night...confused as to how a story with a mixed heritage heroine (half Indian/half English) woman with mulatto skin tone could be depicted with the palest of pale skin on the cover. The story is good so far, but note to the publishers: the whitewashing is really noticeable.

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text 2014-06-06 22:59
Reading progress update: I've read 29 out of 220 pages.
Holding India to the Empire: The British... Holding India to the Empire: The British Conservative Party and the 1935 Constitution - Carl Bridge
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review 2012-05-30 00:00
Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India - Lawrence James While I found that I learned a lot about how and why the British were in India I also felt I really was seeing only one side of the story. This is a thoroughly researched volume of the Brit's domination and eventual release of one of their many conquered countries. The Brits did bring many improvements such as education I can't help but wonder to how much detriment. Nowhere do I see an improvement in culture except for the Brits themselves. I would have liked to learn a bit more about the Indians and their views. But this is titled Raj:The Making and Unmaking of British India and not A History of India. I will admit it's a complex history and well written.What I mainly glean from this book is that war is an organized form of theft.
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review 2010-12-05 00:00
Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India - Lawrence James Fre Book Day 2010!
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