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Rating A Heat Sweet to WarmWhat kind of trouble can ten young Black Love Signs : An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance and Relationships for African Americans (aka Sexy Black Sun Signs: An Astrological Guide to Love and Romance for African-Americans) ladies and gentlemen snowed in at a Scottish castle get into Well when the party includes a duke an earl a French comte and a highlandaird the answer is uite a Das Schwert der Totengöttin lot Four youngadies one by accident and a duke by coincidence are kidnapped from a winter ball by Taran Ferguson The Algorithmic Beauty of Seaweeds Sponges and Corals laird of Finovair castle in hopes of matching three of said youngadies with his two nephews Trapped at the castle for at Black Love Signs : An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance and Relationships for African Americans (aka Sexy Black Sun Signs: An Astrological Guide to Love and Romance for African-Americans) least three days many many hijinks ensue We first meet Catriona Burns a gently bred youngady who unfortunately comes from a poor family Which is why kidnapper extraordinaire Taran is sur If you can get The Lady Most Willing at as relatively Manipulation and Dark Psychology low a price as I did it might be worth clicking s tempting orange buy buttonbut only if you meet the following criteria1 As other reviewers have noted this is a three part novel written by three different authors I found the transition from one author to the next smoother than I d feared it would be and even thought it was somewhat interesting to compare the slightly different writing styles but if that kind of thing is jarring for you I d give this one a pass2 In order to derive much enjoyment from this collection you should be a romance reader who buys into instantove without much okay any difficulty Even as someone who can often merrily go along for the ride much when two strangers allegedly fall in Women's Activism and Social Change Rochester New York 1822 1872 love within a VERY very short period of time the stories here involve three couples who move with such supersonic speed from who the hell are you to Please marry me my one trueove and with so The Western Scar: The Theme of the Been-To in West African Fiction little transpiring other than a very uick conversation or two that it was really REALLY difficult to suspend my disbelief On a related note the character depth is minimal to nonexistent Skillfully written short stories and novellas can create distinct vibrant characters in impressively few pages in these stories only one of the heroes and one of the heroines truly came toife for me3 You should be craving a Understanding Shutter Speed light frothy if it were anyess substantive it would float away read I m an ardent fan of witty The Mother I Carry: A Memoir of Healing from Emotional Abuse lighthearted romances that areow on angst and high on blissfully escapist fun but even for me this one felt fairly hollow shallow and so what ishOn a brighter note I really do Anthology of Articles on African Linguistics and Literature like all of these authors writing styles and found it a mildly to moderately engaging read albeit a forgettable one I hope this was helpful and happy reading This was silly HR fluffbut I have to admit that I enjoyed it I ve never read a novel that was written in three parts by three different authors but I think it mostly worked here and is an interesting concept I d read works by all three of these authors before and I felt each of the sections stayed true to what I d expected from each of them The premise of this is pretty ridiculous a batty oldermiddle aged Scottishaird kidnaps women from a neighboring house party right before a nasty snowstorm so that they d be stuck in the castle with
his nephews who he was hoping to marry off I mean you can t get a whole nephews who he was hoping to marry off I mean you can t get a whole sillier than that but I chose to just go with it One must also GROSSLY overlook the The Writing Workshop love at first sight trope rampant in each of these stories However it ended up being pretty entertainingThe first story by Julia uinn is the mostighthearted and funniest of the three At first I had a Agricultural Engineering little bit of trouble following all of the characters and backstories and of course J sack of skill in the dialogue department but it overcame that to be good cotton candy fun Catriona the only daughter of a wealthy Scottish family is matched with a duke who is there by accident That in and of itself is very far fetched but this section was full of double entendre and goofy jokes and puns that had me snorting Pure maple syrupy HR and honestly one of the better things I ve read from J It also worked pretty well with the shorter story format I would rate this story alone at a 4 The second story was the weakest imo It was the most emotional and serious of the three stories and it suffered from the shorter story format It seemed Distant Echoes Finding Keys To Life After Abuse ludicrous to me to have the MC s doing so much deep conversing about their relationship and their pasts and motivations when they d only just met I found it kind of hard to follow at first but it did get better I have to say that Ioved the h in this one honestly I How Debuggers Work Algorithms Data Structures and Architecture loved all of the h s in all three stories but the story probably needed to be fullength or changed up to be An Alien Heat less passionate in such a short amount of time I d rate this one a 3The third story was also a bit serious but not uite so much as the second Here Cecily and Robin both are rocked by a rather extreme case ofove at first sight but Robin thinks that Cecily is above him so he tries his hardest to avoid her Cecily is fun as she transforms from a seemingly cold proper ady into a strong independent woman who doesn t care what anyone thinks and will do whatever it takes to get what she wants I d rate this one a 4Overall
THIS IS FUN HOLIDAY HR THATis fun holiday HR that would recommend It s not perfect but it s cute and has that guilty pleasure reading feel that makes you all warm and gushy inside Taran Ferguson tired of waiting for his two nephews to marry and secure the family ine takes matters into his own hands and kidnaps four young women He and his band of merry clansmen barge into the ballro. Step into the glittering world of Regency and prepare to have your hearts warmed by Julia uinn Eloisa James and Connie Brockway During their annual Christmas pilgrimage to Scotland to visit their aged uncle in hi.
Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Julia QuinnEr during a snowstorm view spoileruinn starts us off with Catriona and John the Duke of Bretton James takes Fiona and Byron the Earl of Oakley and Brockway winds us up with Lady Cecily and Robin Comte de Rocheforte hide spoiler Good book with a Seven Brides for Seven Brothers type of theme Taran Ferguson older stubborn and rather uniue Rough Rider: BWWM Interracial MC Biker Alpha Male Romance laird of his clan is determined that his two nephews marry soon to secure the familyegacy They aren t cooperative so one night he raids a neighboring estate kidnapping four young women from a ball And unintentionally includes one highly irritated duke The two nephews are horrified by their uncle s actions and try to make the best of things Thanks to the weather they are cut off with no way to return the Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings ladies to their homesThe four women deal with the issue as befits their personalities The first part of the book concentrates mainly on Catriona Catriona is aocal woman without much in the way of name or fortune and according to Taran was taken by mistake She is practical familiar with Taran and his antics and takes things as they come John Duke of Bretton who was also an unintended captive goes from irritated to amused pretty uickly helped along by his growing interest in Catriona I enjoyed their interactions which were fun with a definite undercurrent of attraction Catriona doesn t expect anything to come of it as he is a duke and she is a nobody John is smitten immediately and acts accordingly The catalyst to his big moment was pretty funny but the moment itself was sweet and romanticThe story then moves on to Lord Oakley one of Taran s nephews Taran immediately starts in on Byron haranguing him for not making any obvious attempts at winning one of the heiresses Having been burned recently by discovering his fianc e in the arms of another man Byron is in no hurry to try again He is also accused of being too stuffy to appeal to a woman and compared unfavorably to the other men He isn t too happy to find himself the target of the determined Marilla and at one point hides in the Mapping wild gardens: The symbolic conquest of South Africa (African literatures in English) library to escape her This brings him into contact with Marilla s sister Fiona a much uieter woman Fiona has her own history to deal with Her fianc fell to his death while trying to climb to her window She has been blamed for it and her reputation ruined She has given up fighting to get anyone to believe the truth and resigned herself to spinsterhood Enter Byron disturbing her refuge in theibrary I oved their encounter as Fiona has an enjoyable time poking holes in his stuffiness Byron begins to understand why he is the way he is and becomes determined to change spurred on by his attraction to Fiona She has realized that she is attracted to him also but that her reputation makes anything between them impossible A cruel comment from Marilla puts a hitch in Byron s
plans and hurts Fiona I iked that Byron recovered uickly from hurts Fiona I that Byron recovered uickly from shock and his attitude and actions proved to be worthy of Fiona Things got a Suggestive Inuiry into the Hermetic Mystery with a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers Being an Attempt Towards the Recovery of the Ancient Experiment of Nature little heated in the cold stable when he finally shared his feelingsThe story is rounded out by Robin Taran s other nephew He is known throughout London as the Prince of Rakes He is half French with an inherited title of Comte andittle else He hides behind his reputation so that he doesn t have to deal with the rejection of those who College University Budgeting: College And University Budgeting look down on him He is struck dumb at the sight of Cecily feeling that bolt ofightning that tells him that this is the woman for him Except she isn t Cecily is the daughter of a wealthy earl with a great fortune coming to her She is young beautiful and seems to be the shy and retiring type that all the mothers want for their sons The difficulty is that Cecily doesn t want one of those staid and boring men She wants someone she can Integrating Cleveland Baseball love anduckily has parents who have given her the freedom to choose She also has much confidence in herself than anyone realizes She doesn t panic during the kidnapping The Modern Drunkard's Adventures with Alcohol looking on it as something of an adventure An adventure that becomes so much when oneook at Robin convinces her that he is the man she is meant to marry But it isn t going to be easy because Robin is determined to do the honorable thing and stay away from her while Cecily is eually determined to win her prize It was great fun to see Robin fall and under her spell I ached for him because he was so certain he was unworthy of her Their scenes together were wonderful as they got to know each other with the snowball scene being one of my favorites I Grassroots Leviathan loved how Cecily really understood Robin and finally took matters into her own handsI reallyiked all the characters except for Marilla I found her incredibly annoying She treated her sister horribly and completely ignored Fiona s attempts to guide her into proper behavior She was selfish and spoiled She set her sights on a man and behaved very inappropriately in an attempt to win him When she would Voices and Veils lose out to another woman she would simply move on to the next one inine She WAS TOTALLY OBLIVIOUS TO THE WAY totally oblivious to the way men did their best to avoid her I kept waiting for her to realize that none of them wanted anything to do with herThe epilogue was great rounding out the Seven Brides for Seven Brothers theme with the arrival of the outraged fathers once the pass was clear The confrontation in the chapel was terrific especially when the pairings were revealed with one slightly surprising twis. Irs to choose from as well as one very angry duke Lord BrettonAs snow isolates the castle and as hours grow into days the most honourable intentions give away to temptations as surprising as they are irresistible. ,
Om of Bellemere Castle grab the adies and hightail it out of there in the Duke of Bretton s carriage With the snoozing Duke insideArriving at Finovair Castle just ahead of a huge snowstorm that blocks the pass thus preventing a uick rescue Taran presents the 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School ladies to his nephews who are unimpressed with his high handed tactics Unable to return theadies the nephews the duke and the candidates settle down to wait out the storm Penned by three romance writers Julia uinn Eloisa James and Connie Brockway The Lady Most Willing is not an anthology as such with three separate stories Written instead as one full Love in Bloom length novel by the three authors it features three almost four romancesThe male cast includes John Shevington Duke of BrettonByron Wotton Earl of OakleyRobert Robin Parles Comte de RocheforteAnd theadies Lady Cecily TarletonCatriona BurnsFiona ChisholmMarilla ChisholmI won t spoil it and say who ends up with whom But will tell you what made this novel really amusing was the machinations of the spoilt young and opportunistic Marilla who s out to make the most of the situation and snare herself the most high ranking gentleman As each gentleman is paired up with each of the women Marilla moves down the African Native Literature: Or, Proverbs, Tales, Fables and Historical Fragments in the Kanuri or Bornu Language line to the next available manSurprisingly cohesive I simply couldn t tell which author wrote what Had I not known I would have thought a single author had written the whole story With three stories the pace of the romances moves pretty briskly with everyone falling inove uicklyThis is a great story with plenty of humour and as you d expect from these three talented authors it s very well writtenSteam 3 ARC courtesy of Avon via Edelweiss Even after countless re reads I still The Alcohol Bible love this book It s not perfect and maybe of a 4 star read but since I end up going back to this whenever I need a really goodaugh and a short heartwarming story I m sticking to my original 5 stars Granted all three stories suffer from Hermetic Alchemy Science and Practice The Golden Dawn Alchemy Series 2 love at first sight which most of the time I don t buy but here it works for me but still Iove this And I dare anyone not to IELTS Academic and General Task 2 How to Write at a Band 9 Level laugh at the caber tossing incident in Julia uinn s awesome story Right so even if you don t know for certain which relationship is which author the first third is funny and charming so it s Julia uinn the second third has horses so it s Eloisa James which means that Connie Brockway wrote theast third in which something already turning bad gets much much worse Luckily the theme of getting worse happens steadily from about 33% onwards so you can stop any time you BWWM like and be safe in the knowledge you re not missing outJulia uinn s section is really very good Catriona and Bretton fall inove over the course of one day which doesn t really make sense but it s witty and simple with well fleshed out characters and frankly my na ve self believes it I d recommend ditching after this bit to be honestEloisa James s story is a mess It s basically built on Morning by Morning: How We Home-Schooled Our African-American Sons to the Ivy League literary references mainly Austen s Persuasion a Burns poem but also a heavy handed Lord Byron theme which doesn t really work because it has no relevance to anything except the name of the hero Byron The plot is also ridiculously wild but insists on taking itself seriously To summarise they have a dramatic conversation in theibrary and he s apparently a stickler for propriety because of some vague childhood happenings but her hair is just so magic and red and her eyes so enchanting that he abandons all inhibitions Then her bitch of a sister says something at dinner she runs out into the stables we get the Elois This is the story of several unlikely couples who come together over strange well meaning kidnapping circumstances as told by three different authors The first couple is written by Julia uinn and that portion of the story deserved five stars easily "I iterally aughed out BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) loud several times and absolutelyoved it The second couple was by Eloisa James and I "literally Prophetic Activism laughed outoud several times and absolutely Romance loved it The second couple was by Eloisa James and I say it was good maybe 35 stars Theast one by Connie Brockway was my east favorite and was unfortunately for her the first time I had read anything by her which didn t make me keen to seek out So really based on averages this should be a three star read but seriously the Julia uinn part 5 stars for the fabulous characters Catriona and the Duke of Betton 5 stars Pretty sure this was J s couple They were adorable and hilarious Fiona Crisholm and the Earlof Oakley 4 stars MsJames story was a bit angst thanOakley 4 stars MsJames story was a bit angst than first one but esser than the secondGreat chemistry between the two couple Lady Cecily and the Comte de Rochefort 3 stars By Connie BrockwayA bit drama and angst compared to the other twoAn extra star for the hilarious epilogue Read This Review More Like It At Ageless Pages ReviewsI was absolutely thrilled when The Lady Most Willing s ARC showed up on edelweiss because I have a massive soft spot for it s predecessor The Lady Most Likely Likely was the first real romance novel I read and that coupled with its uniue anthology style stuck with me so I was highly anticipating a return to the three authorsNot a traditional seuel Willing features an all new cast of characters in an entirely different country What ties it back to the original is the structure Again each author will write a third of the novel detailing a romantic connection between two characters as a group of Scottish and English gentry are stuck togeth. S decrepit castle the Comte de Rocheforte and his cousin Earl of Oakley are presented with uniue gifts their uncle has raided an English Teaching Feminist Activism: Strategies from the Field lord's Christmas party and kidnapped fourovely would be brides for his he.