Finally, I know the H's final proposal to the h put up some hackles but I feel it was taken a bit out of context. True, it's more like a fiction with a touch of romance rather than a romance with subplots of which I don't like , but to me it's waaaay better! Stars are assigned as follows: 96-100% completion 90-95% completion 85-90% completion 70-84% completion 0-69% completion Inventory on Biblio is continually updated, but because much of our booksellers' inventory is uncommon or even one-of-a-kind, stock-outs do happen from time to time. Multiple groups plan to kidnap her and some succeed only for her to rescue herself before Chase can get there. Second, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Metzger doesn't make him a saint. If the book is not without its hiccups, it is nonetheless entertaining and a better attempt at authenticity to the genre than others. Nothing else matters, my love.
Ar serves in his new role for many centuries, intent on escaping at the first opportunity. Also, I kept getting distracted by the fact that the hero's name was Courtney. So they stop at a barn for shelter, and they do engage in some kissing and a little more, but nothing is detailed, most likely some touching. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia. I love a book where the hero has considered the price of a debauched life and has opted to remain virtuous.
That if women are held to a standard of purity and expected to come into a marriage a virgin than she should expect the same of her future husband. The book is written in very broad strokes which keep it from being as genuinely romantic as I'd like, but it's certainly fun. There may be too many characters with different interests, but it's acceptable for stories like this. So ultimately, no overt sexuality, mostly just minor innuendo, but a lot of sweetness I think. The main characters were both appealing and the story was different enough to keep me entertained. Stranded in London at the mercy of strangers, Miss Kathlyn Parkland was mistrustful of Lord Chase's sympathy, surprised by his hospitality. Second, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
After having read it now, I have to firmly disagree. Milan's Mark is chaste first of all for socio-political reasons. It's a great quick read. Lord Chase is caught in a snowstorm with his betrothed only to find she is not as pure as himself. I have read one book by Barbara Metzger before, and I didn't like it at all, so I was hesitant to begin this one. The heroine is likeable, but a bit missish. The writing is very good, I enjoy reading it and can't help laughing every once in a while.
Regency in setting, it did have a more modern tone than Austen. A marvelously written farce with an array of funny characters from every level of society, this book will win your heart as well as tickle your funnybone. But Chase assured Miss Parkland that it would just be a ruse, for he strongly believed that if a bride was expected to enter marriage with her honor intact, so should the groom. The big issue I had though was the writing style. But Chase assured Miss Parkland that it would just be a ruse, for he strongly believed that if a bride was expected to enter marriage with her honor intact, so should the groom. I resorted to skimming the passages vignettes of head hopping that I found distracting, and overall enjoyed this unlikely pairing.
Never boring, humorous and thoroughly entertaining, it wasn't quite as good as some of her others. It was written well, had the usual cast of crazy characters, but it just didn't quite come off. It took me a while to really get into this story, because the caper elements were tiresome and seemed out of place. So ultimately, no overt sexuality, mostly just minor innuendo, but a lot of sweetness I think. I didn't check the original publication date, but I'd be willing to bet this story was an early Metzger.
Her books are funny and light-hearted. Women of breeding have few options where they have little to no legal rights and are considered of a commodity to be bargained by those with power men and women with no breeding or prospects have even less. Because a part of me is always thinking in the back of my mind that the pox was deadly and all. But, of course, love had a scheme of its own. All it takes is a tap and I've found whatever I'm searching for. Meanwhile, the two search the ballrooms of the city for a suitable match for Ellianne's sister, and for the sister herself, who has seemingly vanished.
The dialogue really set the tone of the time period. He meets up with the heroine who is a poor country girl, in London to become a governess, but her coach was held up due to weather an other circumstances, and the position is no longer available. He convinces her to pretend to be his mistress for a short amount of time. There was some wit, but it was fleeting. Men have all the property and power. The secondary plotline was decent, even if it took way too long to become amusing and I never found it as funny as it was probably supposed to be.
I was reading with pleasure. Unfortunately for my code of ethics, the era of chivalry has long passed. Breaking the betrothal creates all manner of rumours about him, which no amount of heroics can assuage, even when he returns wounded from the war. Still, this was pleasant reading and beats the socks off most other historical romances out there. I did like the two leads, even if I never felt any chemistry from their romance. But the woman gets upset at his restraint and ends up admitting to the hero that she has had sex plenty of times with 3 other men. At times there felt like there were too many characters and plot lines, though, and I'd lose track of them, necessitating a search for the forgotten character's name.
Her novels, mostly set in Regency-era England, have won numerous awards, including the Romance Barbara Metzger is the author of over three dozen books and a dozen novellas. I discovered Barbara Metzger's novels by accident a few weeks ago via my local digital library, and enjoyed this one more than any I've read so far. But Chase assured Miss Parkland that it would just be a ruse, for he strongly believed that if a bride was expected to enter marriage with her honor intact, so should the groom. But it had a virgin hero, and I adore virgin heroes, and I really wish there were more of them. And why should a poorer man labor to feed another man's get? My first Barbara Metzger, definitely not my last : Not as good as Loyal Companion which was my Metzger's first book. That if women are held to a standard of purity and expected to come into a marriage a virgin than she should expect the same of her future husband. But before any of the fair maidens will give him a look, the count must develop a more randy reputation.