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Lynne Connolly

Autor(a) de Yorkshire

105 Works 848 Membros 78 Críticas 2 Favorited

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Obras por Lynne Connolly

Yorkshire (2002) 112 exemplares
Sunfire (2006) 64 exemplares
Devonshire (2002) 43 exemplares
Venice (2003) 34 exemplares
Harley Street (2004) 33 exemplares
Seychelles Sunset (2010) 29 exemplares
Seductive Secrets (2008) 28 exemplares
Eyton (2009) 26 exemplares
Last Chance, My Love (2008) 24 exemplares
Hareton Hall (2010) 20 exemplares
Rogue in Red Velvet (2014) 19 exemplares
Alluring Secrets (2008) 16 exemplares
A Chance to Dream (2008) 15 exemplares
Red Alert (2016) 15 exemplares
The Girl with the Pearl Pin (2019) 12 exemplares
Upon a Midnight Dreary: A Halloween Anthology (2021) — Autor — 12 exemplares
Met by Chance (2008) 12 exemplares
Maiden Lane (2011) 10 exemplares
Danger Wears White (2015) 10 exemplares
A Betting Chance (2010) 10 exemplares
Temptation Has Green Eyes (2015) 10 exemplares
Dilemma In Yellow Silk (2016) 9 exemplares
The Making of a Marquess (2020) 9 exemplares
Noblesse Oblige (2006) 9 exemplares
Lisbon (2012) 9 exemplares
Chemistry of Evil (2006) 8 exemplares
Colliding Hearts (2019) 8 exemplares
Boundless (2018) 7 exemplares
Reckless in Pink (2015) 6 exemplares
Veiled in Blue (2016) 6 exemplares
Crystal Tides (2010) 6 exemplares
Arrows of Desire (2015) 6 exemplares
Sinless (The Shaws) (2018) 6 exemplares
Icefire (2008) 6 exemplares
Virginia and the Wolf (2020) 6 exemplares
Tantalizing Secrets (2009) 6 exemplares
Racing Hearts (2019) 6 exemplares
Wild Lavender (2017) 5 exemplares
Counterfeit Countess (2013) 5 exemplares
O Night Divine — Autor — 5 exemplares
Lightning Unbound (2014) 5 exemplares
Barbara's Wedding (2010) 5 exemplares
Jewel of the Dragon (2007) 5 exemplares
Moonfire (2008) 5 exemplares
Thunderfire (2009) 5 exemplares
In the Mood (2012) 5 exemplares
Lyon Eyes (2021) 4 exemplares
Mad for Love (2015) 4 exemplares
Red Heat (2009) 4 exemplares
Dauntless (The Shaws) (2018) 4 exemplares
Star of Light (2021) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Fearless (The Shaws, #1) (2017) 4 exemplares
A Touch of Silver (2019) 4 exemplares
Cats' Eyes (2018) 4 exemplares
The Haunting (2006) 4 exemplares
Vanessa 3 exemplares
Liquid Crystal (2008) 3 exemplares
Captive Hearts (2019) 3 exemplares
Crystal Captive (2009) 3 exemplares
Bloody Crystal (2011) 3 exemplares
Red Shadow (2009) 2 exemplares
Treasure Laid Bare (2009) 2 exemplares
Beauty of Sunset (2009) 2 exemplares
Forged by Love (2015) 2 exemplares
Texas Heat (2010) 2 exemplares
A Hint of Starlight 2 exemplares
Shifting Heat (2011) 2 exemplares
Rubies of Fire (2012) 2 exemplares
Griffin's Treasure (2011) 2 exemplares
Irresistible You (2013) 2 exemplares
War Chest (2016) 2 exemplares
Tempt the Cougar (2010) 2 exemplares
Diamonds of Ice (2015) 2 exemplares
Red Inferno (2010) 2 exemplares
Topaz Delirium (2008) 2 exemplares
Nice 'n' Easy (2013) 1 exemplar
Wicked Intentions (2006) 1 exemplar
Learning to Trust 1 exemplar
Black Leather, White Lace (2005) 1 exemplar
Doing It Right (2016) 1 exemplar
Betting On Love (2018) 1 exemplar
Passion in the Dark (2015) 1 exemplar
Temporary Spy (2011) 1 exemplar
Deadly Duet (2012) 1 exemplar
Loving Lucy (2010) 1 exemplar
Emotion in Motion (2010) 1 exemplar
Sail to the Moon (2014) 1 exemplar
Born to be Wild (2014) 1 exemplar
Unlaced (2013) 1 exemplar
Sunshine on Chrome 1 exemplar
Born on the Bayou 1 exemplar
Dispossessed (1885) 1 exemplar
Unbroken (2010) 1 exemplar
Brutally Beautiful (2013) 1 exemplar
Fascinating Rhythm (2013) 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



The Making of a Marquess
3 Stars

Benedict Thorpe, the long-lost heir to the Marquessate of Belstead, returns home after seven years in the American colonies to find that his cousin has squandered his inheritance and seeks to have him declared dead. Attending a house party at the Thorpe estate, Miss Dorethea Rowland has her own reasons for helping Ben prove his identity, but when a series of accidents threaten their plans, Ben and Dorethea realize that their feelings run deeper than they thought.

Series note: While this is book #2 in the series, there is no connection to book #1 other than Dorethea's membership in the SSL. As such, this installment can be read as a standalone.

Despite the appealing characters and sexy romance, there are several problems with the writing and the plotting that undermine an otherwise promising book.

To begin with, the book description does not match the facts of the story. Ben is not American; he does not seduce Dorothea when he catches her in his room, and they do not enter into a fake betrothal ... did the person who wrote the blurb actually read the book?

Second, there are numerous language errors and descriptive inconsistencies. For example, the titles of nobility for Dorothea and Honoria are inaccurate. Dorothea is first introduced as "Lady Dorothea Rowland", but as the daughter of a viscount, she is the "Honorable Miss Rowland". Yes, this is correct in the rest of the text, but it is jarring nonetheless.

Similarly, Honoria is addressed at times as "Lady Honoria" and at other times as "Mrs. Thorpe". As the daughter of a duke, the former is correct despite her marriage to a commoner. Given Honoria's nature, it is also more appropriate as she is preoccupied with social status.

Examples of other discrepancies include a referenced meeting between two characters in a garden, which does not appear in the text (perhaps the scene was deleted?), and a scream heard from the library even though it is clearly stated that the character did not cry out.

In terms of the actual story, there are far too many glaring plot holes - why does Ben give his estranged cousin power of attorney? Why is his identity questioned so strongly when everyone clearly recognizes him? Why would the family solicitor give Louis original documents once Ben had returned? Why would Louis not destroy these documents that proved Ben's legitimacy? Once the King had determined Ben's status as the rightful Marquess, why would the Lord Chancellor gainsay it (this would never happen - no one contradicts the king!)? I could go on, but I won't ...

Suffice it to say that the book has a great deal of potential as Ben and Dorothea's romance is delightful, but the book is in desperate need of a proper editor!
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Lauren2013 | 3 outras críticas | May 5, 2023 |
The Girl with the Pearl Pin
4 Stars

In order to protect an innocent young woman accused of theft, London's most eligible bachelor, the Duke of Leomore, announces to one and all that she is his fianćee. While shy and sweet Phoebe North acknowledges and accepts that Leo's attentions are simply a ruse until the actual culprit is apprehended, she desperately wishes that the proposal were real - especially once his flirtation turns to passion.

The idea of an investigative organization comprised of women on the fringes of society beyond the attention of the ton, i.e., wallflowers, companions, governesses, spinsters and poor relations, has tremendous potential. Unfortunately, the Society for Single Ladies plays such a minor role in the story as to be non-existent, which is very disappointing.

Nevertheless, the rest of the book, focusing on Leo and Phoebe's romance, is delightful due to their obvious emotional connection and sizzling chemistry. Leo's affection for and protection of Phoebe are evident from the start and make him a particularly appealing hero. While my preference is usually for more forceful heroines, Phoebe grows in confidence throughout the story, and her strength and resilience in coping with her disability are admirable. That said, it would have been even better if she had confronted her mother regarding her favoritism toward her obnoxious sister and put said sister more firmly in her place.

While the mystery takes a back seat to the romance, it has its exciting moments and the resolution is exceedingly satisfying as the culprit gets their just desserts.

Overall, an excellent beginning to the series and I look forward to continuing.
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Lauren2013 | 4 outras críticas | May 5, 2023 |

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2/5 Stars)
Title: Captive Hearts
Author(s): L.M. Connolly
Scarlett Woodward: Gray Eyed
Ethan Black: Black, Blue Eyed
Setting: London, England
Tag(s): Romance, Contemporary
Content Rating:
POV: Third Person
Smexy Level:
Favorite Quote(s): N/A
Overall Opinion:
After reading one chapter I had already knew this wasn't a keeper. The characters and their relationship was too instant for me, the storyline was dull and boring, and I felt not one ounce of remorse when I decided to drop this series. Wasn't worth the time nor energy to finish something I wasn't able to connect with.
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ayoshina | Jul 31, 2022 |

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2/5 Stars)
Title: Racing Hearts
Author(s): L.M. Connolly
Georgia Trent: Red, Green Eyed
Ronan Miller: Blue Eyed
Tag(s): Romance, Contemporary
Content Rating: R
POV: Third Person
Smexy Level: Hot
Favorite Quote(s): N/A
Overall Opinion:
I'm not too sure what it was about this but it just didn't do it for me. The premise drew me in and the ideal of a strong female lead that participate in a “man's sport” was an interesting concept but overall, it was bland and the relationship between the leads escalated faster than I would have liked. Not even ¼ I into the series, I found myself skimming through a few pages to see if anything would motivate me to keep reading and unfortunately nada. Lacking the passion to finish the read, I've decided to drop the series.
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ayoshina | 2 outras críticas | Jul 31, 2022 |

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