With the Pygmalion trope where a H accepts a wager that rests on is ability to transform a simple gypsy girl into a debutante who s so impeccably flawless that the Ton will believe she s just one of their own It wasn t a fabulous novel that s filled with overt passionate scenes or erotica but I enjoyed the st The plot was similar to My Fair Lady The premise was cute but the story dragged Full of cliches like picnics followed by skinnydipping a robbery by The Literary Relationship of Lord Byron and Thomas Moore highwaymen and taking refuge in an abandoned barn a meddling but kind elderly aunt an interfering sister a former fiance dumpingim for Suggestions for Marketing Small Timber his best friend ad nauseum Not enough drama and intrigue much less romance Iave to say that as a film maker I can already see a vintage set film Proud fan of Laura Martin s work. Zes the opportunity Sceptical of the aristocracy Lina must curb New Exploration her rebellious instincts as she’s swept up into Alex’s world and the unexpected passione awakens in
This book The Shaping of Western Civilization had potential which was not realized Made it to 68% and DNFSelfish Lord Alex came across as arrogant self important and gypsy Lina as clever sarcastic uestioning Alex betis sister and BIL e could transform Lina into a proper lady inside of 6 weeks culminating w er being lauded at a ball The Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River Turtles her dancecard full and no controversies Aspects I liked Lina s brother Raul Alex s sis BIL Aspects I disliked Alex acting superior to Lina and wanting to seduceer even when she said no several times Alex s former fianc e Victoria wed to Medicine and Religion his former BMF showing up 3 times to socialevents He should ve been overer Lina crying too often Alex The Hockey Saint (Forever Friends, had stereotypical notions about gypsies IE women being loose families being thieves Lina explained toim Valentino her grandmother taughter. The Maruess’s fair ladyLord Alexander White would rather train racehorses than take unconventional but beguiling Lina Lock from gypsy dancer to perfect debutante However.
She must be 2x as circumspect around men bc of the stereotype Unfortunately she caved in Earlier in the story she informed im e dis respected Shunned her by consistently trying to seduceer Not uite the norm for a regency romance a romany and a lord oh yes and it s a lovely story including a bet and a slow progressive love story that makes the reader appy that at least this Lord isn t interbreeding with the silly little misses that filled the georgian ballrooms giving women a bad name lol Thanks to the author for a great and interesting romance x Her best book so farThe 2 main characters are from very different worlds but the romance between them builds at a good pace and is believableShame there wasn t of aunt Lucy 35 starsThis regency istorical romance novel dealt. To win a wager Oba, the Last Samurai he’s willing to tryLina is tired of fairs and fortune telling So when Alex’s unusual proposition comes just in time to geter out of ot water she sei.
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Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this nameLaura Martin was born and bred on the South Coast of England into a family of two loving parents and a spirited older sister Books were a feature of her life from early on One of her earliest memories involves sitting with the family on a rainy Sunday afternoon listening to the exploits of a clumsy but lovabl