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(Secrets of a Proper Countess) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Lecia Cornwall


  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 371
  • Secrets of a Proper Countess
  • Lecia Cornwall
  • English
  • 02 October 2020
  • 9780062018939

Lecia Cornwall  7 characters

Free download ¿ Secrets of a Proper Countess ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB In the smart sensually captivating style of Lorraine Heath and Elizabeth Hoyt tells the story of a shy retiring lady who lets her passions run wild while masked and. I bought this novel based on the reviews on All About Romance where it got a B and The Romance Reader where it got 5 out of 5 hearts so I had great expectations The novel has a promising plot a beautiful lively and intelligent heroine who is forced to hide her looks and her personality to be allowed to remain with her child and a hero who is handsome intelligent and who sacrifices his own reputation in order to serve his country I was engaged by their developing relationship even when I became impatient with his slowness in recognizing her as his secret lover however halfway through the book my impatience turned to disappointment and by the last 100 pages to anger I will detail the worst offenses below and I warn that there may be some SPOILERS ahead1A minor offense that was very irritating was the use of the hero s title as a sentence all through the book in italics and sometimes with exclamation marks Blackwood2 The evilness of three secondary characters is described with a heaviness that hits the reader over the head repeatedly and painfully Isobel s mother in law and brother in law are over the top ugly fat EEEVIIIL stupid bad mannered deranged with no redeeming ualities whatsoever the mother in law is so eeeviiil that she suggested that her second son should kill the eldest presumably because he had become complacent and she wanted to attain riches and social standing and she is even willing to kill her own grandson herself The mother in law s companion is also eeeviiil mad hateful wrinkled and unattractive3 Marianne the hero s sister is an airhead who does not stop talking I think that her character is meant to be endearing and funny but her actions are so stupid and ill timed that I wanted to kill her She is too stupid to live insensitive oblivious and inane When she is trapped with Isobel and in danger of being killed her thoughts turn to making herself presentable and pretty for her husband when he inevitably rescues her even though Isobel is in agony because she doesn t know if her son is dead or alive4 Phineas the hero is supposed to be the most clever and resourceful spy of England yet he comes across as unbelievably inept and slow When he finally comes to a realization it is because it would have been impossible for anyone not to get it This is true about his finally recognizing Isobel as his secret lover and at other points related to the conspiracy he is supposed to stop5 The book is 371 pages long but the relationship between Isobel and Phineas does not develop beyond the sexual aspect They lust lust lust for each other sometimes at the most inappropriate and inopportune times but they don t really get to know each other because their lust never allows them to finish a conversation Their sexual encounters are supposed to be hot and steamy but I found them rushed awkward and underwhelming On a side note Isobel believes that she could lose any contact with her son if she misbehaves in any way or is involved in a scandal yet she has intercourse several times and NOT ONCE expresses any concern about becoming pregnant What6 I detest coincidences and contrivances used as resources to move the plot ahead and sadly the author abuses them abundantly7 As I mentioned above the book is 371 pages long yet the ending is rushed The last hundred pages drag endlessly and unnecessarily in the resolution of the conspiracy All this does is highlight the ineptness of the hero and the author s shortcomings in describing the action elements of the story Due to this the final moments between Isobel and Phineas are limited and unsatisfying The anticipated final love scene in a bed and naked at last they never saw each other naked before takes place off stage and we are only told about itTo summarize the plot the hero and the heroine were promising the writing was acceptable and showed potential Sadly the author lost her way and the story turned into a bad play with too much melodrama and not enough character development depth and coherence Regretfully I am not inclined to give this author a second chance

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Free download ¿ Secrets of a Proper Countess ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Lecia Cornwall a brilliant new voice in historical romance fiction makes a truly spectacular debut with Secrets of a Proper Countess This Regency Era delight written. If Lady Isobel Maitland is caught even speaking to an incorrigible rogue like the Maruess of Blackwood she stands to lose everything she holds dear Strict rules in her husband s will ensure that if she remarries or even forms friendships her mother in law does not approve of then she will never see her young son again But one night in a dark garden at a masuerade ball Isobel gives in to temptation and lets an innocent flirtation turn into seductionPhineas Archer the notorious Maruess of Blackwood may hold the reputation as the worst rake in London but as a spy for the crown he merely plays the role of a fool to learn the most closely guarded secrets of the tonAs a new threat to England s success in the war against Napoleon emerges Phineas must foil a plot to kidnap the exiled Bourbon heir to the French crown Every clue seems to lead to his mysterious lover but while Phineas can spot trouble a mile off and see through the cleverest of disguises he cannot find any trace of his elusive femme fatale No man alive would imagine the prim widow Maitland could be his dream lover But behind the mask and the secrets Isobel is everything Phineas has ever desiredMy MusingsSecrets of a Proper Countess is the debut historical romance by author Lecia Cornwall The story revolves around a not so merry widow Lady Isobel Maitland who lives under the protection and dominance of her late husband s family who uses her son as emotional blackmail to keep her and her money under their absolute control Our heroine was married at a young age to a man and family that despised her and her heritage but coveted the money that she could bring to the union The only joy to come from the marriage was Isobel s young son whom she loves dearly yet lives in constant fear of losing She is strong yet demure out of necessity than by nature and is constantly trying to live down her mother s notorious behavior as well as come to terms with her own mother s abandonment at a young and tender age Every aspect of her life is ruled by her dead husband and her in lawshow she dresses who she is allowed to socialize with and it goes without saying that she is forbidden to form any new attachments have love affairs or consider marriage again in fear of never being able to see her son again However the one thing that her in laws can t control are her thoughts and her secret desires and she secretly desires the worst rake in LondonOur hero Phineas Archer the Maruess of Blackwood is from an illustrious family and is in line to inherit a dukedom He is in his prime and his grandfather feels that he has had enough time to sow his wild oats and it is now time to retire his Rake status and start a family But he has secrets of his own he is an agent for the Crown and his Rake persona is not who he feels he truly is and longs to just be himself with someone therefore he has decided to retire from being a spy after one last assignmentSecrets of a Proper Countess has a great set of characters including the heroine and the numerous villains whom you just love to hate I especially thought that the character of Isobel was well written You could feel her despair her desire and desperation to break free if only for a few stolen passionate moments I just wish that I felt that I knew as much about the hero as I felt I knew about the heroine A hero can make or break a romance for me and Phineas Archer was in my opinion a bit of a uandary The reader is told that he is an agent of the crown and that he often plays a role while in the presence of the ton that is different than his own personality However I didn t feel that the persona that he presented to the Ton was any different than the person he was when he was with Isobel whom he was supposedly himself with which was a problem for me Really the whole agent of the Crown aspect of the story didn t really work for me If this would have been a story about a Rake a Widow and a deviously and really vile controlling in laws I think I would have liked Secrets of a Proper Countess much much than I did in the end Not to say that I didn t like it just that I felt it would have been a better story without the distraction of the plot involving the kidnapping of the French KingFor instance Phineas plays an agent of the crown yet he spends time trying to discover the identity of his secret lover than uncovering the plot involving the King He assumes that the two are connected but on very circumstantial evidence which made him seen almost amateurish in his agent skills He takes most things at face value and something that left me somewhat baffled was his discovery of a will during a reconnaissance mission at Isobel s home that could have set Isobel free without the fear of losing her son early on in the story yet he doesn t reveal it or confront her about this until the very end of the story He has no real reason to hide the information especially when she refuses to marry him for fear of retribution from her family You would have thought that he would have revealed this information to her so that she could keep her son and be with him without retribution but he doesn t It left me very confused because you realize that he had to have known this earlier because what good agent would steal important looking documents and not read them at the first opportunity so why does he do nothing until the point where it no longer matters Of course it fits better in the plot this way with the King kidnapping but otherwise I thought it made him seem like an incompetent agent as well as an unconcerned and less than caring lover He always seem to accept things at face value and never once uestions Isobel as to why she just doesn t lead her own life regardless of what her family by marriage believes since she is a supposedly wealthy widow It made his relationship with her seem very superficial about lust and mutual desire than caring and falling in love with Isobel As you can see I had some issues with Phineas as a hero worthy of the risks and sacrifices Isobel should suffer if their relationship were to be discoveredAnother aspect to the story that I wish would have been explored was Isobel s relationship with her mother Her mother left her at a very young age to be with her lover and is led to believe by her father and her in laws that she left her daughter without looking back and never trying to contact her Isobel fears becoming her mother who was infamous for her lusty behavior and vows to be a good mother to her sonsomething that she doesn t feel she had from her own mother This history played a major part in who she has become the choices that she has made and how she presents herself to the Ton During the course of the story Isobel discovers that her mother didn t completely abandon her like she was led to believe Her feelings are somewhat resolved but I wish I would have known definitively if Isobel and her mother were able to reconcile after so many years apart There was a hint in the story that her mother may have already died but I was never uite sure so this part of the story felt a little bit unfinished Since it played such a large part in her development I expected this discover to have a larger impact than it didI mentioned earlier in the review that The Secrets of a Proper Countess has a great cast of villainous charactersand it does almost too many of them but in the end they all get what they deserve Matter of fact their fate is all tied up in a pretty almost over the top bow However I do feel that a fitting ending to her in laws would have been public humiliation and the poverty that they feared that led to their greedy and possessive behavior but that s just me and my vigilante justice I also feel though that this would have allowed Isobel to finally confront her mother in law with all of the terrible things that she did to suppress and manipulate Isobel all for her own gain and greed Because Isobel didn t get her moment of glory and triumph in a face to face confrontation with her mother in law in essence owning her passions and personality and claiming all that is hers I felt she was shortchanged and that her mother in law s demise was too unsatisfyingOverall I felt that The Secrets of a Proper Countess had amazing potential and had a heroine that I absolutely loved She was complex and presented with situations that seemed insurmountable It had really vile villains that I thought were so deliciously bad you couldn t believe all that they went to the lengths that they did But as I said before the hero usually makes or breaks the story for me And in this book I didn t think Phineas was worthy of his task as an agent of the Crown nor was he worthy of Isobel and the chances she took to be with him He was lackluster for me Add in the subplot with the kidnapping of the King which I thought could have been left out to the benefit of the story and it made a potentially great story into one that disappointed me in a few important ways However it appears that I am in the minority with my criticisms of the story because the book has received fairly positive reviews If you ve read The Secrets of a Proper Countess I would love to know your thoughtsRatingsOverall 35 stars Though it appears that I am in the minority with my criticisms since most other reviews give this book 4 5 starsmaybe I was in a nitpicky mood when reading itSensuality level 325 stars a few passionate but brief encounters pretty straight forward sexin that is sure to satisfy some and leave others wanting

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