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Book 23: A Night Like This

16 Feb

anightlikethisA Night Like This by Julia Quinn

Quotes:

“Love is blind.” “But not illiterate.” 59

“Sad, strange, and evil are all very well and good, but I’d like to be wicked. Wouldn’t you?” 176

It was this quote that really got me. I just love the historical meaning and usage of the word wicked. I mean we have naughty, but it just doesn’t feel the same to me.

My favorite character would have to be Hugh Prentice. Well Hugh Prentice post-kidnapping. He seemed kind of dark and dreary, but still with a little je ne sais quoi. But when he got on board to rescue Anne, damn. Daniel’s descriptions of him were just so funny. Haha

“In fact, everyone went for the knife except Hugh, who, unnoticed to all, was standing in the doorway with a pistol trained on Chervil, looking almost bored.” 359

I am so glad that he will play a pivotal role in the next book due out June 25th 2013. You can find the summary and more information here. 🙂

~Lady E

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Book 22: Unlocked

12 Feb

Unlocked1Unlocked (Turner 1.6) by Courtney Milan

Part 2 of Christmas gifts is here. And just like the first, I loved it! Miss Milan, you are worming your way into my book heart with every work I read. I don’t know how you cram so much goodness in 70 pages, but behold that is what it is. My heart followed every exciting page and wants more! Although the Hero was a big jerk to our heroine in the past, he tries to make amends with her; and I cannot help but smile evilly when she makes him grovel more. But Evan is such a sweetheart. *sigh* All his speeches, and actions, it’s no wonder that Elaine just melted. Well eventually.

~ Lady E

Book 16: The Governess’s Affair

22 Jan

governess'saffairThe Governess’s Affair (Brothers Sinister, #0.5) by Courtney Milan

 

After 100 pages and one hour and thirty-six minutes later (Yes I did time myself!! haha I was in a weird mood). I am completely satisfied with book 1 of 3 of my lovely Christmas gift books. I think I have just found my next Romance Author to read (she currently has 18 published works). Hugo is a fearsome man, worthy of the name “Wolf of Clermont,” but there is no good love story unless Serena is his match in every way. Which she is, of course. While I think the plot is okay (it is only a novella), their battles of wit are why I gave this book 4 stars.

 

Quotes:

 

“I only behave when it counts” (19) Oh Hugo, those words will make any woman flutter to you.

“And he’d practically disrobed her-well, maybe disgloved her.” (29) Milan makes the simple action of removing a glove, a hot hot hot event.

Marry me.

But this… this was perhaps, the most sinister thing that he’d said.” (42)

 

~Lady E

Book 15: Romancing Mr. Bridgerton

18 Jan

romancingmr.bridgertonRomancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

 

Ahhhhh, This has to be one of my favorite J.Quinn novels. I can just feel Colin’s feelings for Penelope. When he tells her she’s beautiful, oh god, I cannot deny that I swooned, quivered, and shrieked, my emotions were all over the place, but dang it if Quinn didn’t have me invested with each page. And you know me, I don’t actively look for stories, with little sister’s best friend is my soul mate if only I had seen it earlier, but this one makes me like that plot. Gawd it is kind of embarrassing to admit that. It has that kind of power over me. And not only that, but Lady Whistledown- my favorite character plays a major part in this book. And she gets unmasked!

 

One of my favorite scenes was when poor Colin was led to Daphne, by his conscience of course,to ask how love felt like. It’s just so, ughh I can’t even put my feelings into words. (which may be a hint that I need to expand my vocabulary) The only thing I was miffed about was that Colin had to save the day, it made me love him more, but the feminist in me screamed that a woman was not able to outmaneuver another woman.

 

And perhaps my Quote of my lifetime

“…and of all the things she understood in this world, she understood words.” (416)

 

~ Lady E

Postscript: When I was perusing the cover photo, I stumbled upon The Bookwyrm’s Hoard review.  I think she did a wonderful job actually reviewing it, as opposed to my errant ramblings, so please check it out here!

Book 12: The Lost Duke of Wyndham

6 Jan

lostdukeofwyndhamBook 12:

The Lost Duke of Wyndham by Julia Quinn

No Summary or Review but just some words.

Words:

maudlin

temerity

coquette

benediction

beleaguered

I love reading and finding words that I have to look up. =]

~ Lady E

Book 10: The Viscount Who Loved Me

23 Dec

theviscountwholovedme

The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

I don’t know what I would fear more, a man who straightforwardly tells you that he will not fall in love with you, (less fortunate is she who loves one who has the inkling and doesn’t tell you) or a man who was adamant in courting my sister. Thankfully for Kate, Anthony Bridgerton is both. A rogue and rake who believes in true love, you are totally gonna fall. My favorite part had to be all the Colin/Kate interactions, and the Pall Mall Scene. Ahhhhh.

Quotes:

“Whistledown, was without a doubt, the most interesting reading material in London,” I love my favorite character getting the recognition that she deserves.

“And Anthony realized with a mental slap that he’d said exactly the wrong thing.” if men realized this more often, there would be many more happy partners in the world.

“Something about her was…. right.” Does that mean that he’s left. Get it. Ha ha ah.

“She had responded to his wicked kiss, and she hated herself for it.”

“Men are not as smart as we are, they’re not as intuitive as we are, and they certainly don’t need to know about fifty percent of what we do.” Oh Daph.

“There is nothing like a spot of competition to bring out the worst in a man or the best in a woman. Lady Whistledown.”

“Love was the enemy of the dying man.”

~ Lady E

Book 3: The Duke and I

25 Nov

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Now there is something different about reading a romance novel and reading a historical romance novel. And Julia Quinn is one of my favs. She creates a world in which many of her books coexist. (which I like, seeing one of my favorite couples in another work!) This is the first of her Bridgerton series. Since I can’t fathom living in the early 19th century, I’m very attached to indoor plumbing/shorts/refrigerator, but a whimsical part of me years for the dating method of yore. No “is this a date, or are we just hanging out” It was very romantic (among the ton), you courted, you called, you had a dance card. *sigh * granted these were dates that were geared towards finding your spouse, but still. Come on guys you need to step your game up. Anyways back to Simon and Daphne. I liked how it didn’t end with their marriage, but showed them working through the big problem. this story also reminded me of another of her works The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever. Now Daphne was a little too naive in her knowledge of the intimacies of women and men for me, but other wise her character was very kindhearted with that hint of Bridgerton spitfire. Okay now I’m going to be a little double standard here but I enjoy girl gets with brother’s best friend romances a lot better than boy gets with sister’s best friend romances. So this book was a-okay for me.

Quotes:

“Bachelors are a challenge. Spinsters are merely pathetic” (29)

“Simon,” she pleaded, “save me.” And he was lost (208) – Come on guys, do you always feel the need to be the savior?!?

-I think if I was to be one of Quinn’s characters it would have to be Lady Whistledown. Hah The Gossip Queen’s book counterpart 😉

~E

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