Lord Livesey's Bluestocking: A Regency Romance PDF/EPUB

Good first draftI really wanted to like this book The ideas are great, but they remained undeveloped If I were the editor, I would have handed the book back to the author and said Show me don t tell me For example, I am told throughout the book that Phoebe is a bluestocking, but I never see any sign of it What book was Phoebe reading in the library when she fell asleep Philosophy Economics Maybe a newspaper open to an editorial on Wellington s military strategies How would George have Good first draftI really wanted to like this book The ideas are great, but they remained undeveloped If I were the editor, I would have handed the book back to the author and said Show me don t tell me For example, I am told throughout the book that Phoebe is a bluestocking, but I never see any sign of it What book was Phoebe reading in the library when she fell asleep Philosophy Economics Maybe a newspaper open to an editorial on Wellington s military strategies How would George have reacted if he saw that on her lap When she has a chance to spend time with the children, she runs with the kite like a Hufflepuff instead of teaching them about gravity and airflow like a Ravenclaw The whole reason I picked the book up was because it was supposed to be about a bluestocking, but I never got to read about one.George is similarly underdeveloped If parenthood scares him, where is an example of it Where did that fear come from On top of that, there were several missing commas, misused hyphens and misused compound words, among other grammar and punctuation errors I know, my review had plenty of errors, but I was using voice to text on a phone rather than a keyboard This review function is terrible to use on a phone And I have higher expectations from a book with an editor It reads like a really great first draft, but if the author spent just a couple ofmonths on it, it would have been a richer reading experience A change of pace from the contemporary romances I ve been reading recently, this is a nicely developed sweet romance I wasn t interested in the side romance, it seemed to be a diversion from the mc s but one that wasn t well drawn. Mhm Difficult one to rate This book is pretty special as it s not only about one couple but two really and several side characters I usually like that, don t get me wrong Multiple povs give you a better Insight, show you how other characters feel, what drives them, why they do what they do etc But in this case, I would argue that the focus was a it misplaced Sure, it was nice and fun at times to read about Aunt Dickson or the hero s sister but this book should have focusedon the Kid Mhm Difficult one to rate This book is pretty special as it s not only about one couple but two really and several side characters I usually like that, don t get me wrong Multiple povs give you a better Insight, show you how other characters feel, what drives them, why they do what they do etc But in this case, I would argue that the focus was a it misplaced Sure, it was nice and fun at times to read about Aunt Dickson or the hero s sister but this book should have focusedon the Kids They werent as integral to the story and plot as they should have been, I think.Plus, I am not sure they could have been as easily placated as they were in the book by Phoebe, our heroine After years of abuse and neglect, I would say that the Kids have scars that don t simply vanish Plus, that doesn t portray the Hero in a positive light Sure, he was in a bad place but he didn t seem to care at all about his girls Okay, that s maybe a bit too harsh but to a certain degree it just seemed that way Other than that, I still enjoyed reading this one It was different than others The plot was entertaining Phoebe as a character was well developed and brilliant Adored that she was no pushover, wouldn t let their kiss intensify, wouldn t accept the hero without being sure that there is some love involved.The writing style was good, too.Will definitely pick up other books by this author Very sedate storyI liked this story very much It wasn t exciting, it wasn t steamy But it was good I liked Phoebe the heroine very much She was perfect Now the hero He wasn t so great to me But they had their HEA The last chapter which was an epilogue really tied all the story lines together I felt bad about Captain Chester but Lady Jane s story ended well Except for her Mother I loved the Aunt and I will read this author again She kept me entertained Again this was not a particularl Very sedate storyI liked this story very much It wasn t exciting, it wasn t steamy But it was good I liked Phoebe the heroine very much She was perfect Now the hero He wasn t so great to me But they had their HEA The last chapter which was an epilogue really tied all the story lines together I felt bad about Captain Chester but Lady Jane s story ended well Except for her Mother I loved the Aunt and I will read this author again She kept me entertained Again this was not a particularly amazing read, but it was a good one I liked how it made me feel Just don t expect any monkey sex or steamy scenes It is just a clean romance And enjoyable too boot She is firmly on the shelf He needs a wife for his motherless children Surely nothing would go amiss in their quest to find true love Miss Phoebe Westbrook wishes she was anywhere other than at Lord Livesey s House Party Family loyalty and duty forced her to accept the invitation When she overhears Lord Livesey s opinion of her, she knows he wishes her as far away from him as she does Determined to make the most of his library whilst visiting, she soon finds herself being drawn into the lives of Lord Livesey and his children, whether she likes it or notLord Livesey has lived a lie His marriage was not the love match everyone presumed His children are strangers to him After the death of his wife, he hid from the world Persuaded to host a house party in which he s now trapped he scorns the women in attendance After dismissing Phoebe cruelly, it seems that a future with her may be just the thing he s looking forAn unconventional marriage proposal causes everything to be called into question Misplaced values and hidden emotions will test any chance of a relationship they might have Both will face hurdles they never anticipated but one thing s for sure life won t ever be the same again Lord Livesey s Bluestocking is a Regency romance topped with a generous dose of humour, action, and tears If you like simmering chemistry, troubled heroes, and feisty women, then you ll love Audrey Harrison s Regency tale Note to future self never, ever, under no circumstances should you pick up a book by this writer. The H is rather stupid, seems stuck in a teenage mindset after marrying very young He decides he needs a wife who can be a good mother to his 3 daughters, because he isn t a good father So he starts by insulting the h before they are introduced, continued to be arrogant and stupid for most of the story But somehow I liked him and I liked the h too She s kind and smart enough to leave when she realises she s attracted to him, when he d been so rude to her There s quite a bit to like about th The H is rather stupid, seems stuck in a teenage mindset after marrying very young He decides he needs a wife who can be a good mother to his 3 daughters, because he isn t a good father So he starts by insulting the h before they are introduced, continued to be arrogant and stupid for most of the story But somehow I liked him and I liked the h too She s kind and smart enough to leave when she realises she s attracted to him, when he d been so rude to her There s quite a bit to like about this book Some of the story was charming, but Lord Livesey was not particularly nice He called his kids brats and was rude to everyone Not sure why Pheobe s love was so immediate and deep Many of the characters were flat and I missed an interesting plot I also was confused why everyone referred to Pheobe as a bluestocking Sure she liked to hang out in libraries but she didn t particularly show her academic side much.Maybe this was an off book for this author Phoebe Westbrook attends the house party of Lord Livesey because her parents and her uncle asked her to even though it is obviously a setup from Lord Livesey s sister to find a wife for her widowed brother and a mother for his three little girls and Phoebe is quite sure that she is not even considered by the handsome brooding Lord for this position No, she is not ugly but with her glasses and her preference for books over people she is the odd one here and none of the other women consider her Phoebe Westbrook attends the house party of Lord Livesey because her parents and her uncle asked her to even though it is obviously a setup from Lord Livesey s sister to find a wife for her widowed brother and a mother for his three little girls and Phoebe is quite sure that she is not even considered by the handsome brooding Lord for this position No, she is not ugly but with her glasses and her preference for books over people she is the odd one here and none of the other women consider her as competition.This is confirmed when she overhears the arrogant lord when he complains to his aunt about her appearance and assumed dull mind Still she holds her head up high and soon proves him wrong Lord Livesey soon has to reconsider his opinion but still does not see what is plain to see for his sister and aunt His marriage was ugly and it has hardened him so he is convinced that love is just a stupid emotion for the weak and this why he makes the wrong decision..This is one of the best historical romance books I have ever read and I have read a lot of them I saw some lower ratings here because of the bad behavior of Lord Livesey and I agree partly with them Yes, he was very rude and his cruel words in Bath had me grinding my teeth and I wanted to strangle him BUT I was still rooting for them and hoped he would see that she was perfect for him He was not easy to like but I could understand the emotional damage Angelina had caused There was nobody there to comfort him after her death and to help picking up the pieces so he had hardened his heart and locked away any emotions This is no excuse for his bad behavior but at least an explanation which made me understand his actions a bit.Phoebe was very easy to love and I wanted to hug and encourage her a few times but she was a strong heroine and never let herself down and this is what I liked most Whatever people said or did to her, she held her head up high and never let them see how much it had hurt My favorite person in this book however was Aunt Dickson this woman was hilarious and I loved the banter between her and Phoebe and how she scolded her nephew whenever he needed to hear it A lovely story and great writing I haven t heard from the author before and stumbled over the book by accident but I m so glad I found it 5 stars But for the languageNo, not off color, harsh language Just everyday contemporary language But for some odd reason, it is used in what is supposed to be a historic romance.If the writer chose to do no research at all, as to the language commonly used in 1811, why not just write a contemporary story I didn t get very far, maybe a few chapters, when the much too contemporary language for example, two weeks is used, repeatedly, as opposed to what would have, at the time, been referred to, as But for the languageNo, not off color, harsh language Just everyday contemporary language But for some odd reason, it is used in what is supposed to be a historic romance.If the writer chose to do no research at all, as to the language commonly used in 1811, why not just write a contemporary story I didn t get very far, maybe a few chapters, when the much too contemporary language for example, two weeks is used, repeatedly, as opposed to what would have, at the time, been referred to, as a fortnight just got on my nerves One of the many things I love about a good historic romance, is the quirky language no longer common today This book, unfortunately, fell flat on it s face in that regard.Had the language not been a deal breaker for me, it seemed to be going along just fine I just hate that the writer either didn t know, or didn t care enough to do a little research Lord Livesey's Bluestocking: A Regency Romance


About the Author: Audrey Harrison

Audrey Harrison was born about two hundred years too late She wants to belong to a time when men were men and women were dressed in gowns and could float, simper and sigh.In the real world she has always longed to write, writing a full manuscript when she was fourteen years old Work, marriage and children got in the way as they do and it was only when an event at work landed her in hospital that she decided to take stock One Voluntary Redundancy later, she found that the words and characters came to the forefront and the writing began in earnest.Her ideal would be to write Regency Romances, butmodern characters are insisting on being heard, hence the release of A Very Modern Lord , a contemporary romance.So, although at homethese days, the housework is still neglected and tea is still late on the table, but she has an understanding family, who usually shake their heads at her and sigh That is a sign of understanding, isn t it


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