You ca n't really blame me for the length of this review; about half of it is highlighted quotes from thi nove.
At about 27% I won the bet.) Naturally, she shoul do it alone ( except for the boy she involves, who breaks up beaten, which of course she considers justification for her decision and not the result of collective stupidity).
" I tell you think I am stupid—an idiot for doing all this on my own. " See?
ell, they 're drunk.) I have serious problems with books like tha.
serious problems pop up when I sa, oh, I do n't now, acceptable writing.
Language, and the use thereof throughout the nove, is … odd.
- " Catapulted her into whirlwind of indignation " …- " I wan to request that we not be seen cavorting with each other. " Hav you planning on cavorting?
See below.- " Introductions and requests to land on her dance card petered in " – To ...
Here is quote truly awesome in its wut?? -ness: Aggie: " Blazes bite your ass, sir.
nly a hell-bound rogue would sneak onto a lady like that. " I do n't always understan where to egin.
Or this: " She blustered a look that reeked of pity " Um.
Again, that 's a quote worth a thousand words, right there.
ow, sometimes when I pick up nove like ( a " historical romance ") this I go a bit mad and expect – along with decent writing – some degree of historical accuracy.
- Another anachronism: " Aggie tuned in and out of her grandmother and uncle 's chattering ".
Wilder. " NINETEEN fifteen.) I sincerely hate it when th girl in these period novels uses a man 's first name far too uickly, and his book scored that square on the Awful HistRom Bingo Card™.
( When Amazon hands me lemons, I rea long book reviews.) The heroine is … undefined.
Her mother is three and a half feet tall.
So just pulsating – VERY pulsating.) " He already had a plan set in mind to finish off these four, but decided to now what this woman was about. " He ponders this in the middle of a gunfight – which, as one tiny point in ook 's favor, is an example of when you ought to bring a knife to a gunfight.
And because she is n't eally a kitten, he naturally assumes … well, here: " Was it ossible, as bold as she ha, that she was not experienced in the edroom? " Oddly for this kin of ook, I ad no idea how old Aggie was supposed to be at his point, but regardless: Why ould you assume otherwise about a gently brought up girl in 1819 London?
He gropes " her exposed breast " in th garden – and " ... He did n't think Aggie even knew where his hand had been ... " Right.
I guess they wil be forcibly separated or forced to marry, but why, without evidence that the woma would be ( or ould be) pregnant, would the wedding be forced so fast?
( hide spoiler) ] he one thing I enuinely enjoyed about the half of his ook that I read as the Marquess of Southfork.
With that use of " wan ", Texas makes sense.
( Similarly, with he elief he was from Texas, " sure " makes sense.) Oh, and someone keeps calling the Heroine " Aggie, honey " and " Aggie, sweetie " – that 's pretty US Southern, right?
There was one other remark I did njoy, though I honestly do n't now if it was allowe to be as unny as it is.
Stil she was leaving? " ( Funny enough, a lot of the cussing in the ook was from Aggie, our genteel gentle heroine.) But this… this has promise: " Dribble on that, Howard. "