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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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"Sinclair (Tempting the Highlander) sweeps three aristocratic maids from bucolic Dorset to the hectic London season in this inadvertently hilarious X-rated Regency romance. At age 12, petite, raven-haired Millie Aldon made her friends, dainty blonde Aimee and red-haired bluestocking Jennelle, swear off marriage. At 20, things look a little different. Aimee's hunky older brother, Chase, a future marquess and a 'self-controlled, serious man,' awakens Millie's protective instincts and raging hormones when he's pursued by seductive Selena Hall. Chase and Millie's on-again, off-again mating dance is counterpoint to a facile fictional political intrigue, while Millie's diaphanous wardrobe and anachronistic sexual hunger periodically turn Chase into a 'whimpering mess.' With infelicitously overheated language and unconvincing plot twists, this rambling tale never achieves the elegance of the gowns it so lovingly describes." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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tsteinerid, February 19, 2013 (view all comments by tsteinerid)
4.5 Stars

A Woman Made for Pleasure is a very enjoyable historical romance with a touch of mystery.

The idea behind the Promises Trilogy is fascinating and fun. Three young girls, aka The Daring Three or Three for short, make a pact to never get married. Each are allowed an exception, and all three have listed some very extraordinary exceptions. Millie Aldon is the instigator of this promise. She has no desire to ever wed, but she wants to ensure that her best friends will be with her always. Millie is adventurous, contemptuous and put quite plainly…a handful.

Years later, she remains steadfast against marriage. The three ladies have put off their season long enough and are sent to London to find husbands. None of them have changed their minds, but they put on their best faces to appease their families.

It’s been eight long years since Chase Wentworth has been home. He is being called home to escort the Three into society. He will gladly return home to accompany his sister and her two friends at least that is what he wants everyone to believe. He is getting closer to the identity of a traitor to England and this is his opportunity to search closer to home.

What he doesn’t expect is his feelings for Millie. Her personality has always fascinated him, but now that she is a beautiful young woman and he can’t stop thinking about her. Trouble is she hasn’t changed much since he last seen her. She is still impetuous, adventurous and challenging, but she makes his blood boil with a mere smile. Now he has to guard his heart, protect Millie and find a killer.

These two were a joy to read and the supporting cast was just as much fun. The mystery was well executed and developed nicely. Even though I had an idea who the traitor was, I was guessing right up to the end. Well done, Ms. Sinclair. Millie kept me on the edge of my seat, wondering what she was going to next and Chase’s hardheadedness did him no good, but it was exciting to watch Millie put him through the paces.

While I absolutely enjoyed this story, I’m unsure about the series. A Woman Made for Pleasure was actually titled Promises back in 2007 and placed first in the Historical Romance category for the PASIC 2007 Book of Your Heart contest. According to her website Promises was never published. It also appears the other two books of the trilogy have already been outlined. Ms. Sinclair has blurbs up for the other two books but no ETA’s. I doubt they will remain titled Consequences and Choices, but it sure would be nice to know when they will be published.

A Woman Made for Pleasure was a hit for me. I know I have mentioned my uneasiness about the other two, but only because I want them now. In my very selfish opinion, she has had plenty of time to have them ready for me to read *grins*. If you like saucy heroines and stubborn heroes, with a sweet romance, with some mystery thrown in, I think you will enjoy this novel. Once you have read them, you can join me in a campaign to get the other two released ASAP.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781420126495
Author:
Sinclair, Michele
Publisher:
Zebra Books
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Romance - Regency
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Mass Market
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.24 x 1 in 0.4 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sinclair (Tempting the Highlander) sweeps three aristocratic maids from bucolic Dorset to the hectic London season in this inadvertently hilarious X-rated Regency romance. At age 12, petite, raven-haired Millie Aldon made her friends, dainty blonde Aimee and red-haired bluestocking Jennelle, swear off marriage. At 20, things look a little different. Aimee's hunky older brother, Chase, a future marquess and a 'self-controlled, serious man,' awakens Millie's protective instincts and raging hormones when he's pursued by seductive Selena Hall. Chase and Millie's on-again, off-again mating dance is counterpoint to a facile fictional political intrigue, while Millie's diaphanous wardrobe and anachronistic sexual hunger periodically turn Chase into a 'whimpering mess.' With infelicitously overheated language and unconvincing plot twists, this rambling tale never achieves the elegance of the gowns it so lovingly describes." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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