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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Review: Gentlemen Prefer Mischief

Review: Drea
Title: Gentlemen Prefer Mischief
Author: Emily Greenwood
Series: Mischief #2
Format: e-book
Source: Netgalley
Release Date: Dec 3, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Length: Novel (384 pages)
Subgenre: Historical Romance/Regency
Preorder: Amazon
Rating: 4-stars
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Drea's Review:
I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Lily Teagarden’s future is in jeopardy thanks to the Woods Fiend her absent neighbor hasn’t bothered to deal with. So when Lord Roxham returns, Lily demands he ferret out the truth. Too late she discovers the fiend is a friend in need. Now Lily must protect him against the very man she’s set upon him. That means distraction and spirited games of one-upmanship. What neither Roxham nor Lily counted on was that two seemingly opposite people might be perfect for each other.

It’s been a few months since I’ve been able to get lost in a Regency romance, and this was the perfect one for me to pick up. Lily is mostly relatable despite the period, and Hal is a sexy hero. Their sparring kept me turning the pages. And most importantly, the love scenes were steamy ;)

I give this 4*.

Why didn't it get 5? The middle dragged on a little long for my taste and there were some writing style things I disliked. (Re: writing style—so much was in this format “the sleeve of his coat” instead of “his coat’s sleeve”)

4 comments:

  1. Nitpicking Drea?

    LOL

    Its the editor talking here! Haven't read regency in a LONG time. I don't think I'll read anything in this genre soon, I'll stick to Steampunk for now.

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    1. I can usually compartmentalize but this...there was one section where they were sitting on a blanket and I swear there were 12 sentences in a row that had at least one instance of the "the sleeve of his coat". A few had more than one! I literally face palmed.

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  2. LOL I've had em where you get hung up on something like that in the writing style and then just can't let it go. I'm loving the cover on this one and it sounds pretty good to me.

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    1. Yeah, the cover is what grabbed me, too. *drools a little* And these days I'm stingy with my 4 and 5 stars so a 4* read is still pretty kick ass ;)

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