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Ten Things I Love about Youby Julia Quinn
Julia Quinn's witty Regency romance novels are the perfect summer beach read. While I've yet to hit the beach this summer (well, here in Oregon, we call it the "coast"), I still enjoyed Ten Things I Love about You. A country girl, her betrothed — an over-eager gentleman who is three times her age — and the gentleman's nephew create a love triangle that results in an entertaining and pleasurable romp that is worth the read.
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Annabel Winslow is a country girl at heart. She's staying with her grandparents in London for The Season with the intention of finding a husband wealthy enough to save her family from poverty. Annabel dislikes the idea of marrying a man she does not love, but her sense of duty runs deep. She's smart, expressive, and her figure is constantly compared to that of a "fertility goddess."
Sebastian Grey is in limbo. He's next in line to become the Earl of Newbury unless the current Earl, a despicable, portly man in his 60's, can find a bride who will bear him a son. Society is not quite sure what to make of Sebastian — on one hand he's handsome, charming, and may be extremely rich one day. On the other hand, he may wind up poor as a pauper. To complicate matters, the Earl of Newbury despised Sebastian's father, and consequently hates Sebastian as well. When Annabel (quite inconveniently) becomes the object of both of their affections, a series of whirlwind events ensues. She knows that marriage to an Earl may be the only thing that will save her family from ruin, but the thought of submitting to Newbury disgusts her. And Sebastian's tempting touch certainly doesn't help. It soon becomes clear that Annabel must choose between her family's livelihood, and her one true love...
A New York Times-bestselling author returns with another clever, witty, anddelightful Regency romance.
A perennial New York Times bestselling author, whose books have reached as high as #1, Julia Quinn returns with Ten Things I Love About You, another clever, witty, and delightful historical romance. Author Jill Barnett calls the incomparable Quinn, “Truly our contemporary Jane Austen,” Time magazine says her books are, “Smart, funny”—and this absolutely delicious tale of a beautiful country girl equally desired by an aging lecherous lord and his handsome rogue of a nephew is further proof that, “1. [Quinns] characters are engaging, fun, and witty. 2. [Her] dialogue is engaging, fun and witty” (Orlando Sentinel).
Ten Things You Should Know About This Book
1. Sebastian Grey is a devilishly handsome rogue with a secret.
2. Annabel Winslow's family voted her The Winslow Most Likely to Speak Her Mind and The Winslow Most Likely to Fall Asleep in Church.
3. Sebastian's uncle is the Earl of Newbury, and if he dies without siring an heir, Sebastian inherits everything.
4. Lord Newbury detests Sebastian and will stop at nothing to prevent this from happening.
5. Lord Newbury has decided that Annabel is the answer to all of his problems.
6. Annabel does not want to marry Lord Newbury, especially when she finds out he once romanced her grandmother.
7 is shocking, 8 is delicious, and 9 is downright wicked, all of which lead the way to
10. Happily. Ever. After.
About the Author
Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. The "New York Times bestselling author of sixteen novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
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