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I don t even know where to begin with this book Nicknames of hero his friends reminded me a lot of Stephanie Laurens Bar Cynter seriesSin, Vane, Dare, Reign, Frost, Saint, etc.Hero is basically whored out by his sister and told to seduce the heroine then dump her because heroine was so much younger than sister who feared she was going to lose the one guy who paid her any attention at balls.Mother dearest is a compulsive gambler and to pay off her debt, she practically sold the heroine to some random titled idiot for the summer so she could play his mistress If that wasn t enough, she was saved from that only to be locked in a room tied to the bed in her cousin s house because creepy cousin has wanted to marry her since he saw her when she was 13 years old Pervert.Hero comes in, saves the day blah blah blah but there is NO groveling, no confrontation with the harpy of a sister and nothing to make up for the humiliation of everything the hero and his sister put the heroine through and she, the brainless twit, just takes him back once he says I love you Blech Spare me. I loved the concept of the book It was very Cruel Intentions However, the delivery just fell short of my expectations It started off well with some steamy scenes, but the actual romance in the story was lacking I never really felt like the characters even really cared about each other They spent a couple of weeks boning with no real emotional attachment shown, followed by the heroine spending the rest of the bookthan half of it trying to escape the two douchebags who blackmail her for a relationship There wasn t much character development either it was actually almost like reading a wiki article describing the story You get a basic idea of what s going to happen without any form of emotional attachment to the characters, something I feel is essential in romantic novels.I also felt like the story was lacking in research on the time period The heroine s mother encourages her to go off with men on her own ALL the time There are never chaperones, despite the fact that she and all of her sisters are supposed to be finding husbands Everyone knows very early in the book that she s sleeping with the hero but they all just accept it she s never shunned by society, there are no negative effects for her family, etc In fact, the blackmailers keep talking about how important it is not to shame her sisters so they can still get married, but everyone already knows that she s already lost her V card That should have already happened Plus, everyone should already know her family s financial situation, so that alone would have made the daughters completely unacceptable They re in a time when beauty didn t necessarily matter so much as money since most of the aristocrats needed the dowry That s why so many of them started marrying upper middle class girls. I liked the story and it moved at a good pace without too much filler It ison the steamy sleezy side The story begins with the heroine being stuck up a tree hiding The hero arrives with the married hostess of the ball and she proceeds to pleasure him The basic plot is Sin, the hero, is asked to do a favor by his sister Seduce and cast aside Lady Juliana Ivers So he goes forth with the plan Without giving any spoilers, I will say I did have issues with certain events in the story and the hero was a real jerk at times but still all in all I did like it. I really feel like a large chunk of this story was missing The book readslike an outline than an in depth exploration of two characters falling in love The premise sounded like the movie Cruel Intentions, and since I enjoyed that I figured I d give this a try Unfortunately I didn t enjoy this set up or the characters very much.Alexius Sinclair, otherwise known as Sin, agrees to a plot his half sister, Belle, hatches Sin is to seduce and then discard Juliana Ivers because she is heartless and is trying to steal Belle s beau Sin isthan happy to help out his half sister, but is shocked to discover Juliana is a woman he had met previously and been intrigued by Juliana s mother has brought her and her sisters to London in hope of arranging advantageous marriages for them The family has fallen on hard times since their father died five years before Juliana is not very interested in marriage but becomes intrigued by the rakish Sin after their first meeting together.This story seemed like it was designed solely to make Juliana suffer in every possible way Not only is Sin horrible toward her, but her own mother is even worse It s bad enough to be betrayed by a man you re interested in, but it is so much worse to be betrayed by someone who loved and raised you It wasn t a little betrayal either It was a huge one that shocked and disgusted me I couldn t understand why all the characters weren tupset with the mother.We get the lead up in Sin and Juliana s relationship and we get the conclusion of it, but the middle part where we would be expected to watch the characters grow to love each other was only told, not shown Weeks were skipped over and mentioned briefly and by then they were in love I really would have preferred to actually watch their feelings develop Also, I never saw any real redeeming traits in either of the protagonists to actually make them interesting to me They both seemed like weak, shallow people Also, why was Sin so ok with what his sister did When he finds out all the facts it doesn t really seem to impact him Later in the book when one of the characters points out what role Sin plays for his sister I couldn t agreewith their assessment. Sometimes when you pick up a book, you don t know what you re getting yourself into I was thinking this was going to be a formulaic regency romance It turned out to be a little bitthan that One review I read labeled it at sleazy but I m going to have to respectfully disagree It wasalong the lines of steamy I like steamy.I think the biggest draw for me was that Juliana wasn t a bubbleheaded society girl looking for a husband She fell into Sin s bed with very little prodding from him and she was passionate about her music To start with, the fact that she wasn t unwilling in the sex department elevated this book for me I really do get tired of the innocent girl who has to be tricked or blackmailed into falling into an affair Let me rephrase that Sometimes I get tired of that Sometimes it s exactly what I want to read.I also liked that Sin s original intentions were to bed her and leave her If that makes me sick and twisted, so be it I liked that his character was scandalous and unrepentant about the woman he fell into bed with I have to admit that his blind devotion to his sister s wishes kinda made me nauseous but I believe he rose above it in the end Meaning that I can totally overlook things that the characters learn from.As far as the book itself, it s a romance with big dresses, petticoats and corsets The men like to screw like bunnies and the woman are bound by the rules society sets down for them There s not muchto it Unless you throw in a strand of pearls wink In the end, I liked it It was a quick read with fun characters and a weirdly convoluted tale of blackmail and lust Which is pretty much exactly what I was looking for Kelly Reading the Paranormal All Night with a Rogue Lords of Vice WARNING this review contains some spoilers, is ranty and may offend sensitive readers Perhaps No Just no, no and NO This is one of the worst books I ve read in a while I did not want to say this, but it is true This book was so annoying.Let s see if I can write something that isn t too ranty yeah right So, this book takes place in 1820, in English society The heroine if you can call her that , starts the book pretty well, fleeing from the unwanted attentions of a lecherous guy She even climbs a tree, which I kind of thought was cool Then she meets the hero His name is Sin clair and he is a rogue He looks up while he is getting a blowjob from a woman, sees her, thinks he d like to bang her trust me, I m being waysubtle and less rude than the book itself and there you have it Next day his sister tells him she wants him to seduce this young girl named Juliana, because she is totally stealing her beau He is like, ok and lucky Juliana happens to be the girl in the tree Seduction for this rogue is basically half stalking the girl and sort of mauling her even after she said no It was so freaking disgusting I mean, WHAT Then, to help matters, the author decides she doesn t really care how Victorian society was and she is going to write a scene where Juliana s mother lets her unmarried daughter enter a carriage alone with a known rogue damn, it was a man She also decides that everyone will coo when Juliana, an unmarried woman receives an expensive present from a man who is a bachelor and a rogue Hello Are we in alternate 19th century England Well, after he bangs her they decide to be lovers, but we re never shown the development of their relationship yep, it s a sentence telling the reader that they had a torrid, sex based affair Because soon new villains that are intent on having our heroine appear out of nowhere.And that s it they re in love not the villains, the hero and heroine So As you can see I thought the plot was the most contrived, annoying thing ever well, not ever, but It was ridiculous, it made no sense and some of the scenes were creepy As much as a rogue is a player I don t want to read about a creepy man that is the hero Sin, the hero promises the heroine he will bed her He takes advantage of her innocence , mauls her and I m supposed to think that is romantic Sorry, people are free to think it is, but I sure don t Character development was null Oh wait, the heroine was sort of spunky for the first few pages, but then she noticed the hero was hot and she turned into a whimp Sin was an idiot, there was no reason for his stupid behavior and he only slightly redeemed himself at the end Chemistry between the characters there was none As I mentioned above it wasn t even explained how they fell in love The author just told us they did, but from the sex to the drama there was no development at all.The supporting characters were equally lackluster Overall, very weak Definitely not my type of book I like my heros with some redeeming qualities and my romance to be actually romantic Oh and heroines with some backbone I will say though, that I thought the writing was ok. |Download ♃ All Night with a Rogue (Lords of Vice, #1) ♍ Notorious, Handsome, And Decadent, The Lords Of Vice Prowl The Glittering Ballrooms Of Regency London Breaking Rules And Hearts With Equal Aplomb But Even The Wildest Rogue Must Eventually Meet His MatchIT BEGAN AS A FAVORSeduce Lady Juliana Ivers And Then Cast Her Aside Those Are His Sister S Instructions Alexius Braverton, Marquess Of Sinclair Known As Sin To The Ton Is Happy Enough To Oblige, Especially When He Catches A Glimpse Of His Target Juliana Is Completely Unlike The Empty Headed Chits Who Barely Hold His Attention For A Week A True Gentleman Would Leave Her To Find A Worthy Suitor But Then, A Lord Of Vice Would Never Claim To Be A GentlemanWOULD IT END IN FOREVER Juliana Is Expected To Marry Well To Improve Her Family S Finances, Even If She Secretly Longs To Make A Living Through Her Musical Compositions A Dalliance Can Only Complicate Matters, Though Not Even Practical Juliana Can Help Succumbing To The Aptly Named Sin But One Unforgettable Night Will Draw Her Into A Scandalous Affair And A Seduction Begun As Sport Will Soon Become Deliciously, Dangerously Real I almost didn t finish this, then realized that if I don t finish it, I can t give it bad review It was bad The basic plot setup is that a woman asks her brother to seduce a virginal young woman because she s jealous The hero does it, but only because he wants to anyway How romantic The historical social stuff was way off This was supposedly a Regency concerning aristocrats A man introduces himself to a marriageable young woman Young woman accepts a gift of jewelry from a man he gave her a pearl necklace No, really He gives ALL his lovers a pearl necklaces, only he gives it to them by putting them into their vaginas first, because he s a sweetheart like that Everyone knows young woman is the mistress of this Marquess of Slutbag, but people still talk to her anyway A mother pimps out her marriageable daughter to perverts not ONCE but TWICE, also expecting the hero to rescue her but DOESN T TELL HIM ANYTHING WTF I think maybe Hawkins could have pulled off something like this if she made her heroine of a lower class, or did anything to acknowledge the vileness of the mother, or at least stage something satisfactorily awful to happen to the villainessbut no This was really not worth the time or the discounted price. Lady Juliana Ivers is in the garden at a ball, hiding from a lecherous escort she hides in a tree While in the tree she sees Alexius, Marquess of Sinclair, known as Sin to his friends being plesured by their hostess Sin sees the innocent girl in the tree watching Sin is one of the 7 members of The Lords of Vice Titled gentlemen who spend their time in drink and debauchery and they all have nicknames.Sins sister Belle is jealous of Julianas frienship with her lover Kyd so she asks Sin to seduce and deflower Julianna Sin agrees and when he realises that she is the girl in the tree he is evendetermined to have her This is just the description of how the H H are thrown together, I wont go into anydetail as it might spoil the story There aresubplots that keep a fast pace throughout the book and loads of saucy sex scenes This is a debut novel and I have a hope that this series might get better I give it a 4 instead of 3 because of the fast pace and the premise of The Lords of Vice is interesting SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER I really enjoyed it and my main gripe was that the bratty cruel sister Belle got off scot free Belle and Sin had a strange relationship that had me raising an eyebrow on occasion Then we have Juliana I think 5 people kissed her against her wishes , add the selfish mother and sometimes the sisters and some very unrealistic scenes Juliana went back to the ball after leaving the tree with a torn dress, did no one notice There was a couplelike this and then after seducing Juliana the book jumps weeks ahead Where did they meet , how often Overall it isn t a bad book and Reign s story is next which I will read. Pretty good, reminded me of a historical version of the movie Cruel Intentions..We meet our heroine in a tree Yes, really We meet, well, our anti hero until later, hero seducing a mistress below at a ball Her feather falls off her hat and lands on Sinclair, our Marquess She s nor discovered, he keeps her secret, they go separate ways, with each other on their minds.Sin, is looking for her He has no idea her name.Juliana, is a pianist composer, looking for Lord Ryd to see if he can publish her works before she s married off like her mother wants for all her girls.Unfortunately for her Lord Ryd has caught the eye of the evil sister of Sins She wants her destroyed Sin agrees He s bored, it s a game He doesn t realize yet his quarry is our Lady Julianna His sorceress in the tree that he s been looking for.Lots goes on in this story What starts out as a seduction game for a bored rake, ensnares him as well He falls She s crushed by the truthEtc.My biggest star off for this book was what the feck happened to the sister No, really That was it She was a nasty bit of goods and I felt robbed of her own comeuppance The ending was too abrupt and unfulfilling with all the drama that occurs at the end.