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by Meredith Duran
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Mrs. Claus' Tea House
Mrs. Claus' Tea House rated it 3 years ago
This is my first Duran book. I picked it up from the NOOK store as a freebie....and now I know why. I wanted so much to like it, which is probably why I feel such a disappointment after finishing this book. I should have DNF it at the mid-way point, but I had a bad case of insomnia last night, so I ...
Heidi Hart
Heidi Hart rated it 6 years ago
I grew up with alcoholic parents, and when I'm reading, I often notice a character's drinking habits even when I'm not meant to notice. Let me be clear that I'm not a teetotaler; I drink in moderation, and I have no problem at all with typical historical romance references to ratafia at balls, wine ...
Rose Lerner
Rose Lerner rated it 6 years ago
This book was a revelation. Meredith Duran is one of my romance role models. I can't think of another author who is quite so good at creating an urgent sense of longing between two people. Exhilarating reading that used a laundry list of my favorite tropes--social butterfly with secret spine of stee...
The Escape Artist Book Blog
The Escape Artist Book Blog rated it 6 years ago
This is the 2nd book in the Rules of the Reckless series of Meredith Duran's, the 0.5 being Your Wicked Heart (novella) and the first being That Scandalous Summer. I received this book from Netgalley and decided I should read the first two books...well the novella was a complete waste as only a cou...
Nocturnal Book Reviews
Nocturnal Book Reviews rated it 6 years ago
Pretty lovely read, review soon.
Ilze
Ilze rated it 6 years ago
Really, really enjoyed this book. The main characters are wonderfully characterized, the love story is beautiful and the love scenes are scorching. There were 2 things in the story that were not really resolved, in my opinion - Liza's problem with alcohol, which is quite pronounced, and her previous...
tamabam
tamabam rated it 6 years ago
Not even gonna rate this -- I sat on my patio in the sun and skimmed this one, plowing through just find out what happened. Great idea, right? Except now I can't remember it. Reserving the rating for the inevitable re-read. :)
sad strumpet jenny
sad strumpet jenny rated it 7 years ago
The reckless widow found obliterated drunk in the rosebushes? Too much for my delicate sensibilities. This plot might have worked better in Gatsby's era, maybe, but I grew too bored to continue. The slump continues...
coffee & ink
coffee & ink rated it 7 years ago
I liked a lot about this, especially the unconventional heroine, but the ending is too screwball comedy for what comes before. Also, a medium at a house party foretells the Holocaust (great war, Germans, gas, trains), which seemed a poor choice even when I assumed it was to make some romantic proph...
Malin
Malin rated it 7 years ago
First off, I have no idea what's up with the cover. It has very little to do with the actual contents of the book. I seem to recall the heroine being described as wearing a lemon yellow dress at one point, but the dress on the cover is both historically inaccurate and completely different from any ...
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