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Extending Symfony 2 Web Application Framework ePossible way She has cousins and their husbands her Aunt Catherine and several other relatives to sponsor her and is surrounded by young men seeking a chance to meet and court her Serena is overwhelmed by the attention but has set her mind to one thing She will marry for love and only for love Viscount Robert Beaumont is a well known rake in London society He prefers the company of married women and widows and has no plans tover marry He had his heart broken oncenever again That is until he meets the beautiful girl who was riding that horse in York He lays Angels Whiskey eyes on Lady Serena and wants to make her his anyway possible Even if it means compromising her This novel was so rich in Regency history The language the fashions the parties and the wonderful characters I felt the beginning was a little slow but once Serena arrived in London and met the infamous Lord Beaumont the story moved along uickly It has serious sizzle and some delightful humor I received this novel from the publisher and NetGalley for an honest reviewPat Fordyce I got 30% of the way in and just cannot read any This author was recommended to me and I could see certain aspects of her writing that I would like but this plot and the characters were just too unrealisticjerkish for me Here are my reasons this may be spoilerish 1 I read the first 30% and waited for something to happen and nothing did It was just scene after scenes of parties and Robert being tortured with lust and Serena being totally naive There was a juxtaposition of sweet writing with jarring seuences of Robert s lustful thinking It did not go together2 Robert was a huge ass He lusted constantly and then manipulated the situation to get what he wanted knowing Serena would not agree And then he acted like a high handed boor afterwards Ugh3 After the shamngagement Ritual Alliances of the Putian Plain: Volume Two: A Survey of Village Temples and Ritual Activities everyone agrees to flee London until Robert professes love to Serena This is not realistic Robert ruined Serena A longngagement was not an option and veryone agreeing Robert must profess love would ve been nice but was just plain silly considering the time period This was an ok read It was book three in the series and it would work as a stand alone since I had not read the previous books and I was not lost at allI liked Robert uite a bit He was a bit high handed in the way he proposed to Lady Serena and the immediate actions but he overcame it and turned out to be a really likable hero Lady Serena left me wondering Here she was a 26 year old woman who seemed like a teenager when she got to London for her very first season Yet when Robert finally got her to his family home her maturity showedThere was a good bit of drama in here First when Serena left Robert after his proposal you ve got to read the book to see what the drama is there LOL then when Robert gets Serena to their home and there s a problem with some missing boys and lastly the drama at the wedding I felt that last little bit at the wedding was too much and not neededI really would have liked to see some sort of conclusion that dealt with Serena s brother and sister in law and her All in all not a bad book and I ll probably read by this author ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley THIS NOVEL WILL BE RELEASED ON 14 JANUARY 2014I consider myself a big Marriage Game s admirer and if you haven t had the opportunity or the to impulse to read the first two romances of the series The Seduction of Lady Phoebe and The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh I heartily recommend themWell The Temptation of Lady Serena outdid the precedents it s amazingRobert is one of the most realistic and interesting characters I ve ver read about but I must say I don t know why the men in this series are
always better than the women with better I mean the final result and the general idea better than the women with better I mean the final result and the general idea the character and not a specific aspect the female characters with the story development become too perfect this is clearer with Anna Marsh and less Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes—from Punk to Indie and Everything in Between evident with Lady Serena who I appreciated a lotWow I already had the opportunity to see how Ella uinn is good and brilliant when it comes to themotional part of her romances but in The temptation on Lady Serena she surprised me the The Day Christ Was Born emotions here are so strong that the reader can actually feel them Robert s torment his doubts his strong and obvious love he doesn t want to admit his obsessionare amazingly described andxpressed I felt all of themRobert is so unprepared that he acts stupidly and the realisation of how autocratic he can be and the following regret create splendid moments between our two protagonistsI liked Serena her background is really interesting and I loved her behaviour 5 Nights: Sinful Delights Boxed Set especially at the beginning I totally sympathise with her reasonsThere s only one critic I d like to do as in Anna Marsh I don t get why the author spent so much time with interludes some of them are really funny and useful to better appreciate the characters but in other occasions they make the storyline heavierTO READ THE COMPLETE REVIEW my link text I received an Advanced Reader Copy ARC of this book courtesy of NetGalley and Kensington Books inxchange for an honest review thank you for the opportunity Originally Reviewed For Bodice Rippers Femme Fatales and FantasyThis is my first Ella uinn book and let me just tell you I LOVED IT One of those books that almost slipped through the cracks I was thrilled when I discovered it on Netgalley The Temptation of Lady Serena is book three in her The Marriage Game series and yes I am scrambling to get the first two It was just that good Lady Serena Weir has been left to mold in the Scottish Highlands running her family s state first for her ailing father and then for her absent brother Now her brother is back with a new wife and they want Serena gone At 26 she is way to old to take on the ton isn t she Feeling insecure and well abused Serena has no choice but to make her way into London s Society Hoping beyond hope that she will find someone or something that will offer her a way to survive A way to function independently She fears a repeat of her family s neglect Fortunately for Serena the glittery life of London loves her while she may be just a country girl at heart she is also poised intelligent and beautiful with a than decent dowry as well Serena has the ton "By It S Collective Horns With Plenty "it s collective horns With plenty choices available to her Serena realizes that she can have it all Serena can marry for loveRobert Viscount Beaumont no longer believes in love Been there done that But he is totally and completely intrigued by lady is totally and completely intrigued by Lady She will make a perfect wifeall he has to do is finesse and finagle things until Serena says yes Sounds like a planRobert has a lot to learn Serena is willing to live a life of scandal before she submits to a loveless marriage But fortunately for idiot face she loves him and is willing to give him a chance The drama in this book is in the ngagement Where Robert is forced to learn what a real Marriage could be To learn to open his heart and let go of the fear This He Scottish Borderlands Lady Serena Weir has never had any of these luxuries But when Serena's brother demands she finally have a Season in London she's thrust into a glamorous world she's only dreamed ofRobert Viscount Beaumont remembers all too well what it feels like to. The Temptation of Lady Serena by Ella uinnI was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of The Temptation of Serena the third in the Marriage Game seriesAs much as I loved the former two this plot resonated deep within mePerhaps it was her bad boy leading man Robert He reminds me somewhat of my character Trent from A Long Road to Love SeriesAutocratic lack of consideration for others selfish and self centered Although to be fair Robert s a far cry better than TrentAnd then there is Serena How can you not love her She s been used as little than a convenience with no thought to her future or happiness by her closest relatives At the age of 14 when her mother dies her father turns over the management of the house to her And it s a massive And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake estate Instead of calling in some female relative to assist they yank Serena from her childhood and toss her into a job that would overwhelm most womenDid Serena cry foul No She worked her hardest to do the job And she did it magnificentlyWhen her father died she had hoped her brother would return and take charge of thestate but instead managing the Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America estate farms was added to her responsibilities Never mind she should be having her year in London so she could find a husband and begin her lifeHer brother could have cashed out of his commission and returned home but he chose to do what he wanted never caring a wit about his sister growing long in the toothWhen he finally returned with his bride to thestate Serena became unemployed and unwanted So the brother sends her to London for a season No doubt at the The Pocket Wife encouragement of his wife who could not gain control of the house while Serena remained A 26 year old debutante How humiliating for her And why would any man want herShe could not see all her positive attributes She was beautiful both inside and outxperienced at running a large The Color of Our Sky estate also both inside and out and as Robert would discover she possessed a passionate heartShe fell in love with him almost at first sightYet Robert had no interest in love He wanted a marriage of convenienceYet the Robert remained in her company the possessive of her he grew He became determined to secure her as his wife yet he refused to open his heart to loveOr at least admit he loved her because in my opinion and that of many of his relatives he had already lost his heart to her but he denied the truthven to himselfStubbornly Serena refuses his hand until he can say he loves her She d rather live alone than suffer unreuited love her ntire lifeUnable to convince her to accept him ven though he could not return her love Robert attempts to force Serena s hand by compromising her thus stealing her right to choose and Obsession enter into a marriage of loveWorse yet when she refuses to be manipulated into marriage he begins to channel his father telling her she has no choice in the matterHow wrong he isIt s a Trent momentor for a historical reference a Darby momentwhere our hero behaves badly then later realizes what an ass he has become And Ella uinn delivers the unfolding flawlesslyThis is my favorite of the series so far For me this story had a strong Jane AustenPride Prejudice feel to it I found reading it a soothing and comforting way tond my day Ella s plot is fresh and delightful I thoroughly Cabaret: A Roman Riddle enjoyed watching our very strong heroine take a hard blow but stand firm and growven stronger Once united these two become the strongest and my favorite of all the couples thus far And as always Ella introduces us into new couples who will no doubt show up in later books I for one cannot wait The Temptation of Lady Serena is now one of my favorite books and Ella uinn is my new favorite authorLady Serena Weir is in London for her first season She is much older than the average debutante as she has been spent the last few years managing her families state in Scotland Her brother has decided that it is
Time Her To Select for her to select so she is sent to London and the marriage mart Shortly after arriving she is introduced to Robert Viscount Beaumont and is instantly captivated by his good looks and charmRobert spies Serena first in Yorkshire and then again in London While he does not know who she is he is immediately attracted to her grace and beauty He is uite surprised and delighted when he is introduced to her at his friend house Robert begins to pursue Serena with single minded determination Things are not moving as uickly as he would like so Robert manipulates things to his advantage or so he believes What Robert doesn t count on is how far Serena will go for loveI was absolutely delighted with The Seduction of Serena I found myself caught up in the Serena and Roberts story It is just an njoyable story to read Serena and Robert are two people that genuinely care about one anotherRobert is your traditional autocratic rake He wouldn t know love it hit him on the head He needs some gentle and not so gentleprodding from friends and family before he realizes what is staring him in the face But Robert finally realizes that what he feels for Serena is love And once he realizes it he knows that his life will not be complete without Serena by his side Serena is a wonderful character She is strong and intelligent with a deep love for the people on her land Serena knew pretty uickly that she loved Robert and wouldn t marry him unless he admitted that he loved her I applauded Serena when she stayed true to her feelings ven if that met refusing his suit While she loves Robert she is not willing to marry him because society says she shouldAnother aspect of the story that I really njoyed was the time Robert and Serena s story stretched over time Their story was not asy or uick but there journey was great to read as they went from acuaintances to lovers It was beautifulThe Temptation of Lady Serena is hands down one of the best historical romances I have read It is a must read for anyone that wants a great love story Lady Serena Vere was born and raised at Castle Vere in read for anyone that wants a great love story Lady Serena Vere was born and raised at Castle Vere in till her twenty sixth birthday She has cared for the land it s occupants and the Castle on her own since her fathers death and has been very happy doing it Her brother James has been in the military and recently resigned bringing home a bride named Madeline Mattie sees no need for Serena to continue taking care of things and has suggested she be sent to London for the Season Being twenty six she is already past the appropriate age but realizes her life at her home in Vere Castle will never be the same She is deposited in York to spend a few days with her Aunt Catherine then will be on to London While riding on her own one morning she sees a gentleman on a large black horse heading toward her she knows the warnings she has been given about riding alone and heads back at a gallop The man on the black horse is intrigued he has never seen this beautiful young woman beforeUpon arriving in London she is whisked away to buy appropriate clothing lessons for dancing and all lse necessary to be presented in the best. Ella uinn's bachelors in The Marriage Game series are charming and cunning when it comes to the ways of love until the right woman captures their unsuspecting hearts Custom made gownsnights at the theaterand a host of ligible bachelors Accustomed to living a uiet life in Oor man has to learn how to love This was a fun read a reprieve from the the dark and brooding books that seem to be popping up these days Not that I don t love a dark and broody hero but this book is about the relationship About two people that are supposed to be together but being human have to find their way I njoyed the hoops Serena made Robert jump through mostly because they weren t mean spirited or manipulative Check it out when you get the chanceShauniThis review is based on the ARC of The Temptation of Lady Serena provided by netgalley and is scheduled to be released on January 2 2014 PRE RELEASE REVIEWNOTE THE EXPECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION IS 14 February 2014 BUT IT IS AVAILABLE TO PRE ORDER FROM US UK CANADA FR IT BARNES AND NOBLE AND iTUNES Once again Ella uinn charmed me with her third book in The Marriage Game Series Reading her books is like curling up by a blazing fire on a cold winter s night with a delicious mug of hot chocolatemakes you feel all cosy and warm She populates her books with such delightful charactersthe sort of people you would love to have as neighbours and friends and she captures the Regency ra so wellI love Ms uinn s heroinesalways strong intelligent and resilient and Serena is no xception I I am a fish out of water I never thought to have a London SeasonIt was so The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis easy to relate to Serena maybe because I have felt totally adrift at certain times in my life At the age of 26 she is forced to leave the only home she hasver known and is thrust into the glittering world of the tona world she doesn t understand She can run an state fficiently but knows nothing of balls or modistes Despite her trepidation she is determined to make the best of it with help from her aunt and uncle and friends who have her best interests at heart unlike her insensitive brother James and his wife He needed an heir not another broken heartRobert has managed to avoid marrying as long a possible but when his irascible old grandmother tells him Decide what you want in a wife my boy find her and marry her he knows his bachelor days are numbered Betrayed by his first love he will never risk his heart again If he must marry then it will be a marriage of convenience where he will maintain full control I never felt for one moment that these two weren t meant to be together Their initial attraction is so palpable and I loved the scene in theatre where Robert watches the unfeigned delight on Serena s face and is totally captivated Serena is ually taken with Robert Her chest tightened as his yes the color of bright moss caressed her Her heart skipped as she fought to regain control of her traitorous sensesand before long she s fallen in love with himAs with all the best romances the course of true love never runs smoothly Robert s problem is that he refuses to admit what Just Cause everyone around himven his servants knowsthat he is head over heels in love with Serena Serena refuses to marry a man who doesn t love her and in a moment of pure Alpha male arrogance he attempts to force her hand by compromising her Not a good idea Robert Serena is not a lady to be coerced and it will take than sweet talking to win her back Rupert lifted a glass to Robert I never thought I d see you married How did she catch you She didn t Gave me a devil of a chase and I almost didn t catch her It was a near thing I ll tell you Of course a happy nding is nsured and I njoyed the journey with lots of devious scheming an impromptu family shopping trip to Paris a hasty pursuit a significant amount of grovelling a last ditch stand at the ancestral home of the Beaumont s a long awaited declaration some deliciously wicked goings on in the viscountess s bedchamber bath chamber and not to forget on the Turkish carpet wicked goings on in the viscountess s bedchamber bath chamber and not to forget on the Turkish carpet nds well with a wedding or two As usual Ms uinn treats us to a rich array of secondary characters Phoebe and Marcus from The Seduction of Lady Phoebe and Anna and Sebastian from The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh Serena s Aunt Ester and Uncle Henry Robert s irascible grandmother and Aunt Freddy There is also a charming secondary romance between Freddy and an old flame Edward Lord MalfreyI love the family dynamics in Ms uinn s stories They are always the source of some delightful wit and humour such as this xchange between Robert and his grandmother Lady Beaumont nodded Good now take your fidgety self off You ll give me a spasm if I have to watch you any Robert smiled with amusement Grandmama what a faradiddle You ve never had a spasm in your life No but there s no saying I won t start having them she retorted Would you like me to bring you some vinaigrette or feathers to burn when I next visit he asked with credible solicitudeHis grandmother threw a pillow at himHe ducked and blew her a kiss as he left the roomOnce again Ms uinn delights with this warm funny sweet romance with irresistable characters that are sure to win your heartREVIEW RATING 455 Stars SENSUALITY RATING HOT My sincere thanks Ella uinn for kindly providing me with an ARC of this book in return for an honest
review The Marriage Game to date click on book cover for details 7 November 2013 14 January 2014 Future booksDESIRING LADY The Marriage Game to date click on book cover *For Details 7 November *details 7 November 14 January 2014 Future booksDESIRING LADY The Marriage Game 4Releases Spring 2014This review is also posted on my blog 45 stars What a pleasure it was to receive and advance reader copy of The Temptation of Lady Serena the third book in Ella uinn s The Marriage Game Series I loved the independent highly capable Lady Serena who finds herself a bit lost in the world of the Regency haut ton Essentially banished when her brother marries and brings his new bride home Serena is forced to leave an state she s managed for over a decade and nter the Marriage Mart at an age some consider too old Having his heart crushed once was nough for Robert and he s unwilling to give his heart to anyone ver gain He sets his sights on Serena determined to make her his bride yet she demands the one thing from him he cannot give his love I adore the large cast of characters in Ms uinn s books and after reading her first two novels it s like seeing old friends again Charming characters a lovable hero and heroine plus incredible attention to historical detail make The Temptation of Lady Serena a must read for any Regency romance fan I stumbled upon this Ella uinn novel in Netgalley It is book 3 of her Marriage Game series I don t like to read books out of seuence but this story intrigued me Ella uinn is a new to me author and I m so glad I read thisLady Serena Wier has been living in the wilds of Scotland at her family state Castle Vere Since the age of 14 when her mother passed she has taken the reigns of her ailing fathers Fiesta Moon estate Left to her own devices until the age of 26 when her selfish brother finally comes home with a new wife Serena has made caring for thestate her life Sent to London for her first Season Serena is nervous and xpecting failure because of her old age She thrives Because she has a pretty substantial dowry and is over her majori. Be in love That is why he must keep his distance from Serena He's only felt his pulse stir the way it does now when he made the mistake of loving the wrong woman once before Yet the he strives to resist his feelings the nearer he is to falling under Serena's seductive spell. .