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- > ISBN： 0060529474
- 出版社: HarperCollins e-books (2009年10月13日)
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- ASIN: B000JMKOFA
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As an Earl Desires (Lost Lords Book 1) (English Edition) Kindle电子书
Lorraine Heath always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals, press releases, and articles, but something was always missing. In 1990, she read a romance novel and became not only hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her own writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She's been writing about them ever since, for both adult and young adult readers. Her work has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including RWA's RITA®, a HOLT Medallion, a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, and several Texas Gold Awards.--此文字指 mass_market 版本。
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This is actually a sequel to "Love with a Scandalous Lord". Archie appears at the end. Camilla is integral to Rhys' story and she is selfish and depraved. In this next book, all that seems to have been swept under the rug and Camilla and Rhys are friends! Really? Camilla is not the same awful woman she was in the first book and there's no explanation for all the horrid things she did in that book. But the main problem with this book is that nothing happens: page after page of filler. Camilla laments ad nauseum: "I'm barren and I must have a Duke not an Earl". Archie has more substance, but it's lost in Camilla's endless repetition. I skipped pages and lost nothing because nothing happened! Finally a new earl turns up and we rush to the absurd ending: Camilla doesn't need a duke or an earl, Archie doesn't care about being an earl, and Camilla isn't barren. HEA and far less than satisfying. This could have been a short story.
I have to add that in one scene, the phrase "hits the spot" is used when Rhys offers Archie some potent Texas whiskey. It was a jarring phrase in a Regency romance and for good reason: it's American slang from the 20th century.
When Lorraine Heath writes a good book, it's really a good book. When she writes drivel, it's really drivel.
So here it is...
I didn't enjoy reading about a hero that becomes an earl, seems to enjoy it most of the time until about 3/4 of the way through the story another fellow shows up claiming he is the real earl and so the hero loses the earldom, moves to the country and becomes a school teacher. Really? This is not my idea of a great story line. There is a "Happily Ever After" though, because at the end of the story the heroine gives up being a Countess to marry the school teacher. I'm not making this up.
Most of the reviewers seem to like this book, but had I known this was where this story would end up, I would have passed.