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Lady in Red

de Karen Hawkins

Sèrie: The Talisman Ring Series (Book 5)

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When a priceless treasure brings together . . . W ealthy and powerful Marcus St. John, the Marquis of Treymount, must recover a lost family heirloom that is in the possession of Miss Honoria Baker-Sneed. All he needs to do is convince her to relinquish his treasure for a reasonable sum. But when he meets Honoria, he's surprised to discover she is as headstrong as she is beautiful. Two unlikely hearts . . . Honoria is astounded when Marcus shows up on her doorstep and arrogantly demands a ring that is rightfully hers. She agrees to return the heirloom, but on one condition: He must sponsor her sister into society--an idea Marcus considers absolutely preposterous. Only love can decide the outcome. W hen a heated argument ensues, they find themselves in a compromising position and are forced to marry. What starts out as a marriage in name only soon becomes much more as Marcus realizes Honoria has stolen his heart. But can he prove to his wife that he is worthy of her love?… (més)
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Not the best of the series, hero was too uptight and starchy, but the humor in the story helped counterbalance it.

http://ktleyed.blogspot.com/2012/02/lady-in-red-by-karen-hawkins.html ( )
  ktleyed | Feb 19, 2012 |
A pale imitation of Julia Quinn's style. Hawkins has little or no understanding of the Regency, its manners or history. Characters do things that no Regency character would do. Plus the editing stinks. There are inconsistencies throughout the book. Sometimes the heroine has "sable" hair, i.e., black, sometimes it's chestnut -- reddish brown. At the beginning of the book the heroine has a shop, later in the book ll mention of it disappears. Not that any true society miss would own a shop, let alone work in it. A constant mention is meade of her lack of money -- so where does she gte the money to bid against the hero for expensive items at auction? At one point the hero has bought up a young gentleman's gambling markers and made a deal to exchange them for all of the poor lad's lands, but leaving him his house and immediate lands. Later in the book, the hero says he is taking everything including house and immediate land. That's only three problems but the book has many more. Whoever edited this book didn't bother to read it very closely or possibly didn't care to. The one saving grace -- some humor. Personally, I will not read any more of Hawkins' books. ( )
1 vota phyllis2779 | Sep 28, 2008 |
A delightful romp through Regency England. Witty dialog, sparkling characters, crackling chemistry. ( )
  montano | Jul 13, 2007 |
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When a priceless treasure brings together . . . W ealthy and powerful Marcus St. John, the Marquis of Treymount, must recover a lost family heirloom that is in the possession of Miss Honoria Baker-Sneed. All he needs to do is convince her to relinquish his treasure for a reasonable sum. But when he meets Honoria, he's surprised to discover she is as headstrong as she is beautiful. Two unlikely hearts . . . Honoria is astounded when Marcus shows up on her doorstep and arrogantly demands a ring that is rightfully hers. She agrees to return the heirloom, but on one condition: He must sponsor her sister into society--an idea Marcus considers absolutely preposterous. Only love can decide the outcome. W hen a heated argument ensues, they find themselves in a compromising position and are forced to marry. What starts out as a marriage in name only soon becomes much more as Marcus realizes Honoria has stolen his heart. But can he prove to his wife that he is worthy of her love?

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