Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Not Quite A Lady

Not Quite A Lady by Loretta Chase

Lady Charlotte has a secret that she has kept the last ten years, and that secret has kept her from getting married. In her naïve youth, she fell for a cad, who seduced her and left her pregnant. While the secret has been well kept she knows that if she ever marries her secret will be out. Over the years she has been able to keep all men away, until she meets Darius Carsington. Darius can’t help but find out about the real Lady Charlotte and be attracted to her. And their instant attraction for one another keeps leading them into situations they can’t get out of.

This book starts out with a bang. You meet Charlotte and Darius. Darius is the youngest brother who has a history of just not feeling like he ever meets his families expectations and you just want him to finally do well. They are fun and likeable and you want to see them get together. While some part in the middle things slow down at the end everything wraps up just like you would like to see it.

Romance: Definitely
Sex: Some old fashioned romance novel
Mystery: Not a lot though you do have to figure out where Charlotte’s son is.
Violence: None
Overall Grade: B


Anna said...
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Anna said...

Dear A Blog of Books editor,

When India Selwyn Jones, a young woman from a noble family, graduates from the London School of Medicine for Women in 1900, her professors advise her to set up her practice in London’s esteemed Harley Street. Driven and idealistic, India chooses to work in the city’s East End instead, serving the desperately poor.
In these grim streets, India meets --- and saves the life of --- London’s most notorious gangster, Sid Malone. A hard, wounded man, Malone is the opposite of India’s aristocratic fiancé, Freddie Lytton, a rising star in the House of Commons. Though Malone represents all she despises, India finds herself drawn to him, intrigued by his hidden, mysterious past.
Though they fight hard against their feelings, India and Sid fall in love, and their passionate and bittersweet affair causes destruction they could never have imagined. Sweeping from London to Kenya to the wild, remote coast of California, Jennifer Donnelly's epic historical novel THE WINTER ROSE (Hyperion; hardcover; on-sale January 8th) follows the saga of the Finnegan family, who first appeared in THE TEA ROSE.
I am writing on behalf of Hyperion to see if you would like to receive a copy of THE WINTER ROSE to review or discuss on your website. Jennifer Donnelly is available for interviews and to serve as a guest writer for sites/blogs.

Please contact me for a review copy, to request an interview with Jennifer Donnelly, or if you have any questions or comments. Thanks for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,
Anna Jarzab