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  • Glorious cross-dressing romantic comedy

    va de Courtney overhears Godric Fleming, Lord Visel, plotting with his cousin to kidnap her sister-in-law (and BFF) Drusilla and ruin her. Being an impulsive sort of girl, Eva determines to kidnap Godric to foil his plans. Unfortunately, whilst Eva is stunningly beautiful it is of the china doll variety and Godric quickly overpowers her when he wakes from being hit over the head. Eva's personality belies her appearance. She might look like a little doll but she hates Balls and dresses, preferring to spend time in the stables and watching mills (boxing matches to you and I). Indeed, her dream is to open her own stud farm and breed horses. She also swears like a stable-boy! Godric lost his entire family to an attack by pirates while he was at war fighting Napoleon. It also sent him slightly mad with grief, determined never to love anyone ever again because he couldn't bear the pain of losing them. Nevertheless he knows that what he planned to do was wrong, and Eva's actions mean that the only honourable thing to do is to marry her, if he doesn't strangle her from frustration first. This feels to me like a modern interpretation of a raunchy Georgette Heyer (no greater compliment can I give), a feisty heroine dressed in boys clothes, a broken-down carriage, shenanigans (OMG I loved the ostler who gravely says this feels like shenanigans and the master told him to report shenanigans to the mayor!), a succession of inns, each worse than the last, and kidnappings galore. This was fun, fast-paced and funny. I can't wait for the next book in the series. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.

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  • Great Read

    I loved reading Eva and Godric’s amazing story in Outrageous by Minevera Spencer, book two in her Rebels of the Ton series. This amazing story brings together two people under unusual circumstances despite a number of obstacles placed along their journey. Eva de Courtney decided that kidnapping Godric Fleming was the only way to stop the irritating man from harassing her beloved brother and his wife. Once she has the intriguing rogue within her carriage, she realizes just how much she misjudged her mission. The confines of the carriage forces Eva to realize and sense the passion Godric has hidden beneath his gruff exterior; wanting him in a way she never knew existed. Unexpectedly, Godric surprises Eva, turning the table on her, taking her hostage and demanding they marry at once. Being alone, unchaperoned with a man, Eva is now considered ruined and despite his questionable behavior toward her brother, Godric was honorable and would do the right thing; not that he wanted an impulsive, fiery, stubborn, wife with a mouth that was perfect for kissing. Eva will do all she could to keep from having to marry Godric; wanting to keep her independence and fulfill her dreams for the future. While on the road to the Scottish border, Eva and Godric find themselves getting to better know and understand each other while encountering trouble and danger at almost every turn. Soon, Godric discovers his greatest challenge is to keep his hands, and his heart, from his beautiful, intriguing, innocent bride-to-be; swearing to never love, or have a family. Ms. Spencer wrote a charming, clever, entertaining and amusing story that is not to be missed. She provided a tale rich with humorous escapades, amusing banter, sizzling chemistry and endearing characters giving Eva and Godric a chance to obtain all each desires. I highly recommend Outrageous to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

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  • Exciting from beginning to end

    When Eva learns that Godric is planning to kidnap her brother's wife, Eva turns the tables and kidnaps Godric instead. But they don't get very far into their journey before he convinces her that she's ruined herself, and they'll have to marry. He promises to let her live an independent life, so she reluctantly goes along with the scheme. But a band of highwaymen sidetracks their trip to the Scottish border, and they're soon running for their lives. Godric was the villain of NOTORIOUS, book 1 in this series. So making him the hero of this book was an interesting choice. This author is adept at redeeming unlikable characters, and she does so with Godric. He suffers from "male hysteria" (an archaic term for PTSD, maybe, although in this case his symptoms are more like traumatic grief). The author doesn't really explain how he suddenly "snaps out of it" and realizes his plan to kidnap Dru isn't sane. In the end, he's a flawed but heroic character worthy of an HEA. Eva is delightful, even if she tends not to think things all the way through. She lives in the moment and trusts herself to get out of any scrapes she manages to get into. Which, it turns out, she's very good at. The characters are well-developed, but ultimately, this is a plot-driven story. It's exciting from beginning to end. If you like the "kidnapping" and "on the road" tropes, this book is a good choice. Thanks, NetGalley, for the ARC I received. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • Entertaining and Romantic

    I wasn’t sure what to expect when I learned that the villain from the previous book, Notorious, is the hero in this book. Sometimes authors manage to redeem a character spectacularly – and sometimes they don’t, so I was anxious to see how this redemption would go. In the first one percent of the book, it seems our hero had a complete personality transplant and became filled with remorse over what he’d previously done. Actually, I like the way the author handled the redemption – he sort of ‘awoke’ and realized what he’d done and even what he was still planning to do. He definitely wasn’t redeemed at that point, but it was a great beginning and as we slowly learn the reasons for his actions, we also come to understand the pain that caused him to go off the deep end. I know page time is limited in a book, but I would have loved to see a short scene, maybe in the epilogue or perhaps the last chapter, where he approaches Dru and Gabriel to apologize and ask for their forgiveness. Eva de Courtenay is one of those bright, energetic, fun-loving, dedicated people who just make you tired by being around her (think of the Energizer bunny). She’s drop-dead gorgeous – and would argue with a fence post. Headstrong, heedless, and reckless don’t even begin to describe her, but she is also strong, resilient, resourceful, brave, and totally loyal to those she loves. You are going to absolutely love her! When Eva learns the villain is still after her step-brother and his new wife, she makes a plan to thwart him. She’ll just kidnap him and take him north somewhere and strand him so that her step-brother and his family will already be out of London by the time he makes it back to London. She seems to have forgotten that the man was a soldier for over a dozen years and is pretty resourceful himself. Of course, nothing in any of that scenario could go wrong – right? Godrick Fleming, Earl of Visel, heir to the Duke of Tyndale, has had a horrendous time of it over the last few years. I won’t tell you all of it because that would spoil the book’s revelations for you. Just suffice it to say, if any of us had been through what he has, we’d probably go off the deep end as well. With good reason, he never plans to marry or have children, and yet, he’s been knocked out, kidnapped, and now he is on the Great North Road with a beautiful young woman who has him tied up and at her mercy. The young woman is totally oblivious to the fact that they must now marry or she will be totally ruined. Uh Oh. This was a fun read – after I got past all of the age references. Those references were throughout the book and it often made me want to throw the book against the wall. Godrick is 17 years older than Eva and today we’d think of him as a cradle robber, but in that period, it wasn’t particularly uncommon. Also, it wasn’t like he had any real choice in the matter and since they needed to marry, was it supposed to be a chaste marriage? So – mention the age difference, deal with it, and then get on with the story. I loved all of the wit and humor both of the main characters displayed. Their banter and ‘arguments’ were often priceless. I thoroughly enjoyed this fast-paced, well-written story filled with many, many mishaps along their trek toward Scotland. It seems as if anything that could happen, did happen. I also loved the supporting characters – especially Andrew and James who were both loyal employees and friends who enabled the adventures and helped resolve the issues. The only reason I rated this book lower is because of the constant references to age. I got very tired of it because I often felt as if it were mentioned several times on each page. It definitely wasn’t that often, but it was so often that I started to groan each time it came up. It added nothing to the romance and didn’t move the story along, so there was no reason for the author to have fixated on it quite so much. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Entertaining book

    This was an entertaining, well-written book. The book was fast-paced, it held my interest and I didn't want to put it down. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more books by this author.

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