Er to Sin you will understand why I say that This book was a cross between a fast paced comedy think His Girl Friday and a Jerry Lewis movie think The Lady s Man For those of you who don t enjoy fast paced farce filled with characters who cross the line between loony and mean this book isn t for youIn this book we have Abigail the very rich daughter of a tradesman by the name of Big "Red Ritchie He has made his money from producing the best "Ritchie He has made his money from producing the best in the land Abigail is a shy person who has a head for financial matters She can turn an idea into lots of money she ust can t talk to men She has also ust broken her engagement to her awful fianc and must flee into the countryside to avoid the scandal Her father rents her a cottage in the wilds of Hertfordshire Little does she know that the owner of that cottage and the dilapidated estate attached to it belongs to the handsome stranger who helped her in London That handsome guy is Cary WaybornEven though Cary is in need of money he also has a pretty cavalier attitude when it comes to ways #to make the cash flow again He has also been throwing away bills for the alcohol he bought from Red Ritchie #make the cash flow again He has also been throwing away bills for the alcohol he bought from Red Ritchie fact he doesn t like the man He does not know that the woman he s been mooning over Abigail is Red s daughter Then she arrives at the cottage A tree has fallen on the rented cottage which leads to some pretty funny dialogueThis book is hard to describe because it s one misunderstanding after another Mistaken identities abound There are oodles of outrageous secondary characters a vicious Macaw a bird loving corgi a senile nurse an unpleasant chaperone her sensual mysterious nurse the gossipy neighbors the actor Abigail s ex fianc Cary s sister and her fianc The entire cast of characters is outrageous All of them plotting lying talking over each other There s a kidnapping plot a ewel thiefs Bow Street Runners My head was spinning Lambs To The Slaughter just trying to keep up with all the shenanigans I had laugh out loud moments but also moments when I grew tired of all the racing aroundWhile I found this to be a pretty funny story there were a couple of things which I had issues with First of all Cary s sister Juliet Evidently Juliet was the heroine in the previous book and I don t remember that book at all But in this book she was really uite an unpleasant character She was immature selfish and her treatment of her fianc was horrible I found her character to be terribly unlikable and could only wonder at the fact that she supposedly was the heroine from the first book She needed to be put in her place and nobody seemed to be able to Abigail tried to stand up to her in part of the book but I wish she had beenust a little bit powerful in confronting herThe other uibble I had was this book was played mainly for laughs I love humorous books I think they are great and I m always on the look out for In those funny books I like a nice balance of romance and fun For me the romance lost out to the wacky zany comedy Nice try thoughKaysBlog. To one night of white hot passion and desire Cary a true gentleman insists on marriage Yet Miss Smith refuses his offer Now sorting through a gaggle of gossips mischief and conspiracy he remains fearless and determined to claim a love as irresistible as the lady hersel. Between the characters and that made it a uick read Nothing too dark or heavy ust a fun way to pass a few hours I will say that if you like your historical novels to be accurate in character and language this is not the book for you There is a definite
Mix Of Modern Thatof modern that I noticed and I don t normally catch on to it a lot of times You think by the cover going into this book that you are getting a smooth sophisticated and sexy book Then you remember this is a TL book and you realize
IT IS REALLY A MEL BROOK S PRODUCTION INis really a Mel Brook s production in LOL and that is exactly what it was It was at times hilarious with the verbal pratfalls that took place I swear I could see Harvey Korman in some of these roles even one female role that was made for him Then Madelyn Khan could have done several It was like a romantic History of the World and in the end I still don t think our hero ever knew how much Abbie was worth or what her true last name was It was pure TL that was for sure I liked Julie in her book our hero s sister but I didn t like her here she was too immature and needed to be spanked or something I am going to start in on the next book in the series ust to finish up the trilogy Fast pace historical romance with a lot of wit I laughed so often I thought of this book as a chic lit in a historical kind of way A delightful romantic comedy light hearted with flamboyant charactersThe hero is a charming scoundrel with a rye sense of humor loved the scene after the dog ate the parrot The heroine champions the dog for behaving like the carnivor he is The hero counters Right It s the bird s fault for being so tasty The heroine is shy but not timid with wobbly self esteem and a love of Scotch whiskey She doesn t know how to handle the hero s teasing that he uses as a defense when he s nervous or uncertain Around her that is a normal occuranceThough the story is somewhat slow to begin there are many memorable scenes as the story progreses which is why I gave five stars I will remember this story for uite a whileI loved the scene when they are both under the influence of a heavy "dose of laudlum and try to figure out whose dream they are living Hero says I "of laudlum and try to figure out whose dream they are living Hero says I pick a number between one and ten If it s your dream you will know the number When the heroine guesses wrong she says I ll pick a number this time and if you know it then it s your dream Hero replies You are not thinking of a number You are thinking of rubbing your body on mine like a cat Heroine replies Right It s your dream thenLoved it Whatever happened to Surrender to Sin by Tamera Lejeune was written in 2007 I remember reading it when it first came out and I remember finding it funny I also remember reading a couple of Ms Lejeune s books and then I stopped and then she The Neil Simon Collection just disappeared from Romanceland I ve done a lot of looking but could not find her anyplace I don t believe she had a website even when she began to write Maybe sheust tired of trying to keep the momentum going and if you have read Surrend. But once there they encounter mayhem mishap rustic fortune hunters and a dangerously seductive but deeply indebted lord of the manor Cary Wayborn Scandal continues to welcome Abigail with open armsand so does Cary When the two find themselves inadvertently surrendering. .
More farce than romance Could easily have been a four but the final chapter got stupid Confusion Chaos those are my words to describe this one Lolz Tamara made me laugh again in this seuel I enjoyed reading it The characters were likeable I liked the heroine and "her innocence it was funny how in the beginning she never understood hero s okes sarcasm Hero is "innocence it was funny how in the beginning she never understood hero s okes sarcasm Hero is careless trusts heroine with all his heart What I was waiting for was the appearance of Ginger Julia I liked Julia in the previous novel but she was not a good sister in law or should I say a very mean sister in law Ginger was as always lovingBut I loved their sweet silly fight that really made me laughI don t understand how could they let the villians simply go but they did lolzNow that you don t see in usual novels All in all it was fun I picked this up based on a recommendation that it was similar to Georgette Heyer I don t know if that s really what is happening here I would say that this is like a Regency set screwball comedy lots of action and misunderstandings exaggerated and not entirely likable characters but with sexy bits which the comedy professor in me wants to tell someone makes it definitely not screwball because in those films all the antic behavior is a substitute for sex Romance novels rarely have titles that make much sense with their insides but Surrender to Sin feels particularly inapt for this collection of hijinks Well written and fairly amusing in parts but not a patch on Simply Scandalous which I loved so slight disappointing The smart and snappy dialogue in
This Book Kept Mebook kept me and laughing from beginning to end From the living trash compactor corgi to the horrifying attack McCaw every character added something ridiculous and delightful to the storyI found the plot uite ludicrous but it goes so well with the over the top characters I thoroughly enjoyed it If you like historical romances humor explicit sex Coleridge Blake Byron and Wordsworth you ll like this book I really enjoyed this book I had lot of laughs from the dialog between the hero and heroine I especially cracked up when the two after both are involved in an accident and treated with laudlam find themselves together and arguing about whose dream the other is featured in I am thinking of a number he repeated severely If this is your dream you will know what that number is Wrong he cried triumphantly when she guessed seven Just a moment Abigail said scrabbling farther into the bed as he made a wild grab for her She stopped when she reached the headboard of carved black oak I am thinking of a number too If this is your dream sir tell me what is that number He laughed softly crawling
after her My dear girl you are not thinking of a numberher My dear girl you are not thinking of a number are thinking about rubbing yourself all over me like a cat Abigail gasped How could you possibly know what I m thinking You told me he pointed out Besides women don t think about numbers when they are in bed with me Much of the book has this kind of banter. To escape gossip in London due to a broken engagement and a stolen diamond heiress Abigail Ritchie changes her name to Miss Smith and leases a house in the country Along with her chaperone a hypochondriac accompanied by a full time nurse the trio escape to Hertfordshire.