HISTORICAL ROMANCE (zgodovinski roman)

London’s Late Night Scandal by Anabelle Bryant

London's Late Night Scandal (Midnight Secrets, #3)

Title // Naslov: London’s Late Night Scandal

Author // Avtorica: Anabelle Bryant

Release Date // Datum izdaje: September 24th 2019 (24. september 2019)

Genre // Žanr: Historical Romance, zgodovinski roman

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Blurb:

Chief Officer of the Society for the Intellectually Advanced, Lord Matthew Strathmore, Earl of Whittingham, takes his position very seriously. Not only does it distract him from the painful aftermath of a gunshot wound to the leg, earned most honorably, it is important work. So he feels duty-bound to question esteemed scientist Lord Talbot about a suspect article. Matthew dashes from London to Oxfordshire, despite wretched weather that only exacerbates his injury, reminding him he is far from the dashing gentleman he once was…
 
Theodosia, Lord Talbot’s granddaughter, has inherited his gift for inquiry, enjoying her pursuits safely away from the artifice of London society. But her identity as the true author of Talbot’s article is about to be exposed. And if Matthew expects a dour bluestocking, surprises abound. Not only do Theodosia’s botanical concoctions soothe his leg, he’s clearly attracted by her delicate beauty. But dare she hope for more? It will take an urgent trip to London for both to discover how passion and lasting love can ignite under the cover of darkness…

 

Povzetek iz zadnje strani:

Direktor Družbe za intelektualno napredne, lord Matthew Strathmore, grof Whittinghamski, svoje delo vzame karseda resno. Ne samo, da ga zamoti od boleče rane kot posledice streljanja, ki si jo je zaslužil na pošten način, to je zanj pomembno delo. Tako da se počuti dolžnega, da se prevprašuje o članku,  ki ga je spisal cenjeni lord Talbot. Matthew zbeži iz Londona v Oxfordshire, kljub slabemu vremenu, ki le še poslabša njegovo poškodbo, spominjajoč ga na postavnega džentlemana, ki je včasih bil…

Theodosia, vnukinja lord Talbota, je podedovala njegov dar za raziskovanje in uživa svoje aktivnosti daleč stran od umetne londonske družbe. Toda njena identiteta kot pravi avtor Talbotovega članka je ogrožena. In če Matthew pričakuje mrko izobraženo žensko, ga čaka presenečenje. Ne samo, da Theodosijine botanične spretnosti pomagajo njegovi nogi, je tudi očaran nad njeno lepoto. Toda ali ona lahko upa o kaj več? Potreben bo nujen izlet v London, da bosta oba spoznala strast in ljubezen, ki se lahko prižge v temi…

 

My thoughts:

My first read by this author.

I have to be honest, I was thinking about DNF-ing it most of the time.

I don’t know why is this happening to me for the last couple reads I got from NetGalley but I know for sure why this one didn’t work for me.

While it sounds exactly what I like to read (wounded hero, an intelligent heroine), this book focuses more on her worries over her grandfather than the romance itself.

I got the feeling that the author put quite a research into this story because everything was described into details. Everything.

There were some parts that didn’t intrigue me that much so I just skimmed the sentences.

The romance took around 10 % of the whole book. Maybe less. I like to be connected to the MCs, I like to see their relationship progress.

This book really didn’t suit me at all. I know the author probably took time with this book but it just didn’t work for me.

3 stars.

 

ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Moje misli:

Prva knjiga te avtorice.

Realno, sem že premišljevala, da bi jo pustila, ker mi stil pisanja ni bil všeč.

Čeprav obožujem knjige z ranjenim junakom in inteligentno junakinjo, se je ta knjiga bolj fokusirala na skrbi junakinjo za njenega dedka kot na romanco samo. 

Imela sem občutek, da je avtorica se res poglobila v zgodbo, saj je bilo vse opisano v detajlih. Vse.

Bili so tudi deli, ki me niso tako zanimalo, tako da sem samo preletela vrstice.

Romanca je obsegala vsega 10 % cele knjige. Morda manj. Sama se rada počutim povezano z junaki in vidim, kako se njun odnos razvija.

Ta knjiga mi ni ugajala. Vem, da si je avtorica najbrž res vzela čas za njo ampak meni preprosto ni bila všeč.

3 zvezdice.

 

ARC (Knjiga, ki jo bralci v roke dobimo pred njeno izdajo) je bila zagotovljena preko spletne strani NetGalley v zameno za iskreno oceno. Knjigo sem prebrala in ocenila prostovoljno. Vse misli in mnenja so izključno moja.

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE (zgodovinski roman)

How to Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne

How to Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne

Title // Naslov: How to Love a Duke in Ten Days

Author // Avtorica: Kerrigan Byrne

Release Date // Datum izdaje: August 27th 2019 (27. avgust 2019)

Genre // Žanr: Historical Romance, zgodovinski roman

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Blurb:

Famed and brilliant, Lady Alexandra Lane has always known how to look out for to herself. But nobody would ever expect that she has darkness in her past—one that she pays a blackmailer to keep buried. Now, with her family nearing bankruptcy, Alexandra strikes upon a solution: Get married to one of the empire’s most wealthy eligible bachelors. Even if he does have the reputation of a devil.

LOVE TAKES NO PRISONERS

Piers Gedrick Atherton, the Duke of Redmayne, is seeking revenge and the first step is securing a bride. Winning a lady’s hand is not so easy, however, for a man known as the Terror of Torcliff. Then, Alexandra enters his life like a bolt of lightning. When she proposes marriage, Piers knows that, like him, trouble haunts her footsteps. But her gentleness, sharp wit, independent nature, and incredible beauty awakens every fierce desire within him. He will do whatever it takes to keep her safe in his arms.

 

Povzetek iz zadnje strani:

Slavna in briljantna Lady Alexandra Lane je vedno vedela, da mora paziti nase. Toda nihče ne bi pričakoval, da ima temačno preteklost – tako, za katero plačuje izsiljevalcu, da bi jo pustila zakopano. Sedaj, ko njeni družini grozi bankrot, se Alexandra spomni rešitve: poroka z najbolj premožnim samcem v kraljestvu. Čeprav ima sloves hudiča.

Piers Gedrick Atherton, vojvoda Redmaynski, išče maščevanje in prvi korak je zagotoviti si nevesto. Očarati žensko pa ni tako lahko za nekoga, ki je znan kot Strah Torcliffa. Potem pa v njegovo življenje kot strela vstopi Alexandra. Ko predlaga zakon, Piers ve, da tudi njo lovi preteklost. Toda njena nežnost, oster smisel za humor, neodvisna narava in  neverjetna lepota prebudi vsako poželenje znotraj njega. Naredil bo vse, da bi jo zaščitil.

 

My thoughts:

I have read one Kerrigan Byrne book by now and loved it but this was the first time I actually got her ARC. I was so excited when I got it!

The prologue of this book contains some heavy stuff (spoiler on my Goodreads) which made me pause reading for a couple days because it was so well written, so emotional I just needed some time for myself. So beware, this may be something you don’t like in your books but I promise you that’s the only time you’ll see this in this book.

But what follows is a beautiful story between two wounded souls.

Alexandra is quirky in her own way, extremely smart (I truly enjoyed when they tested how smart each other is) but haunted by the past and therefore very careful with her interactions with other people. 

As for Piers, I have read many, many historical romances but I have never met such a thoughtful, caring, kind person as he is. There are a lot of adjectives that could describe him and yet, it wouldn’t do his character justice. He’s scarred on the outside (just what I like in my HRs 😉 ) but unbelievably nice even though he’s the Terror of Torcliff. I’m so glad Alexandra looked beyond the surface and found how big his heart truly is.

The only minuses I found in this book are a few grammatical errors (dots missing at the end of the sentences, and she’s called Ariande) but since there’s a little less than seven days till the release, I’m sure this will be fixed. I also found that this book was for me maybe a little too long? Like so much happened in this book that just…wow.

Kerrigan Byrne writes to feed your soul, it’s like this book was exactly what I needed yet didn’t know I want. I have never encountered in books a marriage that will have to go through so much obstacles, a journey filled with love, laughs, passion, fear, sorrow and everything in between.

Guys, you need to read this book, period.

4.5 stars.

 

ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Moje misli:

Zaenkrat sem prebrala eno knjigo od Kerrigan Byrne in sicer Cestnega razbojnika ampak to je prvič, da sem dobila njen ARC. To je bil lep dan, ko sem ga dobila!

Prolog te knjige vsebuje težke stvari (spoiler najdeš na mojem Goodreadsu), zaradi katere sem se morala ustaviti in nehati z branjem za par dni, ker so bile tako natančno opisane, tako čustvene, da sem rabila čas zase. Tako da pozor, to je morda nekaj, kar ti ni všeč v knjigah toda lahko ti obljubim, da je to edinkrat, da boš o tem brala v tej knjigi.

Kar sledi je čudovita zgodba med dvema ranjenima dušama.

Alexandra je zabavna, na svoj način čudaška (na prisrčen način), neizmerno pametna (res sem se zabavala, ko sta testirala njuno pamet drug na drugem) toda lovi jo preteklost zaradi katere je zelo previdna v interakcijah z drugimi ljudmi. 

Kar se tiče Piersa, prebrala sem veliko, veliko zgodovinskih romanc pa nisem še srečala tako pozornega, skrbečega, prijaznega človeka kot je on. Veliko je pridevnikov, ki bi ga lahko opisali pa še vedno ne bi zajela bistva njegovega karakterja. Ranjen je na zunaj (točno to, kar imam rada v knjigah 😉 ) toda neverjetno ljubeč čeprav je Strah Torcliffa. Tako sem vesela, da je Alexandra videla, kako veliko je njegovo srce.

Edini minusi, ki sem jih našla, je nekaj slovničnih napak (par pik manjka na koncu stavkov in pa enkrat je Alexandra napisana kot Ariande) toda glede na to, da je še manj kot en teden do izdaje knjige v tujini, sem prepričana, da bo to popravljeno. Ta knjiga se mi je zdela tudi kanček predolga, ker se res veliko zgodi v njej, da sem bila na koncu že kar tako… wow.

Kerrigan Byrne piše tako, da nahrani tvojo dušo. Kot da je bila ta knjiga točno to, kar sem potrebovala pa vendar nisem vedela, da si želim. Nisem še srečala v knjigah zakona, ki bi šel čez toliko ovir, potovanje, prekrito z ljubeznijo, smehom, strastjo, strahom, bolečino in vsem vmes.

Ljudje, to knjigo morate prebrat in pika.

4.5 zvezdic.

 

ARC (Knjiga, ki jo bralci v roke dobimo pred njeno izdajo) je bila zagotovljena preko spletne strani NetGalley v zameno za iskreno oceno. Knjigo sem prebrala in ocenila prostovoljno. Vse misli in mnenja so izključno moja.

HISTORICAL ROMANCE (zgodovinski roman)

One Night for Seduction by Erica Ridley

One Night for Seduction (Wicked Dukes Club #1)

Title // Naslov: One Night for Seduction

Author // Avtorica: Erica Ridley

Release Date // Datum izdaje:  April 16th 2019 (16. april 2019)

Genre // Žanr: Historical Romance, zgodovinski roman

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Blurb:

When the Wicked Duke dares the Duke of Colehaven to find a suitor for an unmanageable ward, Cole immediately accepts. He’s on a winning streak, and besides, how unmarriageable can a pretty young lady be? He appoints himself bodyguard and duenna, only to discover his own desires may be the greatest danger of all.

Supposed wallflower Diana Middleton lives a double life, bringing dishonest businessmen to justice. Shaking off a meddling duke should be child’s play. Yet the more they lock horns, the more she wants to lock lips. Her scandalous secrets would derail his political career. But surely there’s no harm in one little seduction…

 

Povzetek iz zadnje strani:

Ko zviti vojvoda izzove vojvodo Colehavna, da najde snubca za neobvladljivo varovanko, Cole nemudoma sprejme. Trenutno zmaguje, poleg tega pa, kako nezrela za zakon pa sploh je lahko prijetna mlada gospodična? Sam se imenuje za njenega telesnega stražarja in gardedamo, le da odkrije, da je njegovo hrepenenje lahko najnevarnejše od vsega.

Diana Middleton živi dvojno življenje, s tem ko prinaša nepoštene poslovneže pred roko pravice. Znebiti se vojvode, ki se stalno vmešuje, bo mačji kašelj. Toda bolj kot se kregata, bolj se krešejo iskrice. Njene škandalozne skrivnosti bi lahko uničile njegovo politično kariero. Toda najbrž ni nič narobe, če se malo prepustita skušnjavi…

 

My thoughts:

I already read books by Erica Ridley so I knew she doesn’t disappoint. She didn’t this time either.

Colehaven wants Diana married but the problem is, she doesn’t want to. If she’s married, she couldn’t do what she loves – which is making the life of the common people easier by visiting dishonest people who are selling things above their price. That’s why she’s always in the background at the balls. Literally, her gowns are the same colour as the wallpaper so nobody would notice her.

I love how this story progressed and that they each had goals they wanted to achieve. I also love how different Colehaven was from the typical rogues, he was actually nice to everyone.

But even though the writing and the story make me give this book 5 stars, there was something missing. See, Colehaven made a bet and at some moment, Diana found out about it but yet, there was no questioning whether Colehaven loves her for who she is or because he wants to win. He did drop the bet but not once does it say that Diana knows, the bet is no longer going around. That’s what I was missing in this story. So, I’m kind of thinking of 4.5 stars to 5 stars. It’s not a big deal, I know, but I wish this was explained.

 

ARC provided by an author and her Review Crew in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Moje misli:

Knjige te avtorice sem že brala tako da sem vedela, da me ne bo razočarala. Tudi sedaj me ni.

Colehaven želi videti Diano poročeno toda ona se noče poročiti. Če bo poročena, ne bo mogla opravljati dela, ki ga obožuje in sicer zagotavljati lažjega življenja običajnim ljudem s tem ko obiskuje nepoštene ljudi, ki prodajajo svoje izdelke po višji ceni kot je pričakovano. Zato se na plesih zlije z ozadjem. Dobesedno, njene obleke so iste barve kot tapete zato da je ne bi nihče opazil.

Všeč mi je, kako se je zgodba odvijala in da sta oba imela svoje cilje, ki sta jih želela doseči. Všeč mi je bilo tudi kako drugačen je bil Colehaven od ostalih pripadnikov visoke družbe, saj je bil dejansko prijazen do vseh ljudi ne glede na sloj.

Toda čeprav bi aradi dobrega pisanja in zgodbe dala 5 zvezdic, je ena stvar, ki mi je manjkala. Colehaven je namreč sklenil stavo in v nekem trenutku Diana za to stavo udi izve ampak še vedno ni bilo nobenega dvoma v to, ali Colehaven ljubi njo, takšno, kakršna je, ali zato, ker si želi zmage. Res je, da je opustil stavo ampak niti enkrat ni napisano, da Diana ve za to, da stava ni več veljavna. To sem pogrešala v zgodbi. Zato malo opletam med 4,5 zvezdice in 5 zvezdic. Ni velike razlike ampak upala sem, da bi bilo to razloženo.

 

ARC (Knjiga, ki jo bralci v roke dobimo pred njeno izdajo) je bila zagotovljena iz strani avtorice in njene skupine Review Crew v zameno za iskreno oceno. Knjigo sem prebrala in ocenila prostovoljno. Vse misli in mnenja so izključno moja.

 

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE (zgodovinski roman)

Her Wicked Earl by Lisa Torquay

Her Wicked Earl: Series Imperious Lords 1 cover

Title // Naslov: Her Wicked Earl

Author // Avtorica: Lisa Torquay

Release Date // Datum izdaje: March 28th 2019 (28. marec 2019)

Genre // Žanr: Historical Romance, zgodovinski roman

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Blurb:

AN ORPHANED MISS WHO WOULD NOT SETTLE FOR LESS
 
Otilia Kendall is an orphaned miss brought up by her uncle and aunt, the late Earl and Countess of Thornton. Never having met her father, she learned the hard way that love, or marriage aren’t in her future. Tired of receiving demeaning propositions from the ton gents, she is decided to make her own way in the world. But then the domineering—and handsome as the devil—new Earl takes over. He puts a dowry to her and carts her to London to marry her off. She wants none of it but has no choice. In close contact with the man, it is becoming impossible not to make a fool of herself—yet again!
 
AN ARROGANT LORD WHO COULD NOT STAY AWAY FROM HER
 
Edmund, the hot-blooded new Earl, is stunned by the poise of the very grown up debutante he once met. Weary of women interested only in his title, he shuns any idea of love. It is getting hard to ignore the little miss–together with some other hard parts of his anatomy. The temptation of her is eating at him, and making him crave the woman to distraction. Their simmering passion is about to burst. And to the blazes with propriety.
 
AND LOVE STRUGGLING TO UNITE THEM

 

Povzetek iz zadnje strani:

OSIROTELA GOSPODIČNA, KI SE NE BO ZADOVOLJILA Z MANJ
 
Otilia Kendall je osirotela gospodična, ki sta jo vzgojila stric in teta, pokojna grof in grofica Thorntonska. Ker ni nikoli poznala očeta, že od malega ve, da ljubezen in zakon nista v njeni prihodnosti. Sita ponižujočih predlogov moških visoke družbe, je odločena, da si bo sama izborila pot v svet. Toda potem gospodovalen – in lep kot hudič – novi grof prevzame položaj. Njej da doto in jo odpelje v London, da bi jo poročil. Ona se s tem ne strinja toda nima izbire. Skoraj nemogoče se je ponovno osramotiti, ko pa je tako blizu njemu. 
 
AROGANTNI LORD, KI SE JI NE MORE UPRETI
 
Edmund, vročekrvni novi grof, je presenečen nad eleganco zelo odrasle debutantke, ki jo je nekoč srečal. Naveličan žensk, ki jih zanima le njegov naslov, se izogiba vsaki ideji ljubezni. Težko pa je ignorirati gospodično. Skušnjava ga žre in po njej hrepeni tako možno, da se ne more zbrati. Njuna vedno bolj vroča strast bo kmalu izbruhnila na površje. Pa naj gre nekam spodobnost.
IN LJUBEZEN, KI SE JU TRUDI ZDRUŽITI

 

My thoughts:

Wow, it’s such a change when you’re reading a book for 14 days and then you get a book in your hands (or well, on Kindle app) and you can’t put it down so you read it in a day. 

I was hooked from the beginning. Edmund and Otilia’s chemistry was scorching hot! I loved how Otilia stood up for herself even though what Earl says, that goes. But at the same time she did this on purpose once she knew how affected Edmund was by her actions.

Edmund was this domineering man, who thought he could just give orders to anyone. I’m glad Otilia put him in his place.

At first, when I saw the cover I was thinking if this book will be good because I admit, I totally judge a book by its cover. To be honest, the cover looks average. But since I already know that good cover doesn’t mean a good book just like average cover doesn’t mean a bad book, I gave it a chance. But mostly what makes me want this book was the blurb. It promises heat, spicy moments and a beautiful story. So of course, I was in! It was exactly what I needed.

A major thank you to the author who contacted me on Goodreads. This book was exactly my cup of tea and I’m so glad you gave me the chance and send me an ARC. I’m truly honored and flattered. I’m definitely reading your other books too!

5 stars.

 

ARC provided by an author in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Moje misli:

Wow, kakšna sprememba, ko bereš knjigo 14 dni in ko dobiš v roke (no, na Kindle app) knjigo, ki je ne moreš odložiti zato jo prebereš v enem dnevu.

Že od začetka me je knjiga pritegnila. Njuna kemija je bila zelo vroča! Všeč mi je bilo, kako se je Otilia postavila zase, čeprav to, kar grof reče, to tudi velja. Hkrati pa je to delala tudi zanalašč, ko je videla kako vpliva na grofa.

Edmund je gospodovalen moški, ki misli, da lahko vsakomur daje ukaze. Vesela sem, da ga je Otilia postavila na svoje mesto.

Najprej ko sem videla naslovnico sem mislila, da ta knjiga ne bo nič posebnega, ker priznam, sodim knjigo po platnici. Ta naslovnica mi deluje povprečna.. Toda ker se tudi zavedam, da dobra naslovnica ne pomeni dobre knjige kot tudi povprečna naslovnica ne pomeni nujno slabe knjige, sem ji dala šanso. Kar pa me je v večini prepričalo, pa je bil povzetek iz zadnje strani. Obljublja vroče trenutke in prekrasno zgodbo. Logično, da sem jo prebrala! Bila je točno to, kar sem potrebovala.

Ogromna zahvala gre seveda avtorici, ki me je kontaktirala na Goodreadsu, Ta knjiga je bila točno po mojem okusu in vesela sem, da mi je dala šanso in mi poslala ARC. Res sem počaščena in laska mi, da me je izbrala. Vsekakor berem tvoje nadaljnje knjige!

5 zvezdic.

 

ARC (Knjiga, ki jo bralci v roke dobimo pred njeno izdajo) je bila zagotovljena s strani avtorice v zameno za iskreno oceno. Knjigo sem prebrala in ocenila prostovoljno. Vse misli in mnenja so izključno moja.

 

 

 

HISTORICAL ROMANCE (zgodovinski roman)

Rogue Most Wanted by Janna MacGregor

Rogue Most Wanted (The Cavensham Heiresses #5)

Title // Naslov: Rogue Most Wanted

Author // Avtorica: Janna MacGregor

Release Date // Datum izdaje: June 25th 2019 (25. junij 2019)

Genre // Žanr: Historical Romance, zgodovinski roman

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Blurb:

SHE NEEDS TO MARRY SOMEONE

Lady Theodora Worth needs to marry fast in order to keep her estate. It’s been her heart and home for years, and she’ll not lose it to anyone. There’s just one problem—as a woman who was raised in isolation by her grandfather, she’s completely incapable of pouring a cup of tea, never mind wooing a man. She’ll need a little matchmaking help from her sprightly next-door neighbor in order to find a convenient husband…

IT’S JUST NOT GOING TO BE HIM

Lord William Cavensham’s heart was broken years ago, and since that day he vowed to never love again. But his spirited Great Aunt Stella is determined he’ll marry or not inherit a single penny from her. And she’s got just the woman in mind—her beautiful and completely hapless next-door neighbor, Thea…

Thea and Will agree there’s no sense in marrying each other. Will wholeheartedly believes he’s incapable of love, and Thea refuses to marry the first man she’s practically met. But Will may be the rogue Thea wants the most after all…

 

Povzetek iz zadnje strani:

ONA SE MORA POROČITI Z NEKOM

Lady Theodora Worth se mora hitro poročiti, če želi obdržati posestvo. Bil je njeno srce in dom leta in ne bo ga izgubila. Obstaja le en problem – kot ženska, ki je odraščala v izolaciji s svojim dedkom, je popolnoma nezmožna natočiti čaj, kaj šele osvojiti moškega. Potrebovala bo nekaj pomoči od njene živahne sosede pri iskanju primernega moža…

TODA TO NE BO ON

Srce lorda Williama Cavenshama je bilo zlomljeno leta nazaj in od takrat se je zaobljubil, da ne bo nikdar več ljubil. Toda njegova odločna stara teta Stella si je zadala, da se bo poročil ali pa ne bo podedoval niti centa od nje. In ima popolno žensko v mislih – svojo lepo in popolnoma ubogo sosedo Theo…

Thea in Will se strinjata, da ni potrebe, da se poročita. Will verjame, da je nezmožen ljubiti, Thea pa se noče poročiti s prvim moškim, ki ga je srečala. Toda morda je ravno Will moški, ki si ga Thea najbolj želi…

 

My thoughts:

You know that moment in a book when you know you’re hooked on the story? Yeah, well here I was waiting for that moment…and waiting….and waiting. I’ll be honest, the first 40 % of the book really dragged. I didn’t feel the chemistry between characters, to me they looked more like friends than lovers. I was reading the first half of the book for ages. Every time I thought I read like ten percent more, I looked at the bottom of the page and was a little disappointed that I only read one percent. I was even thinking about quitting the book.

But I didn’t. Because this was my first Janna MacGregor’s book and I was determined to finish it.

But oh boy, was I tempted to quit it.

I really expected more from this book.  I can’t even remember half of the book.

Also, the newspaper’s sections were sometimes quite annoying and unnecessary.

I don’t consider myself an expert in history but I have read a lot of historical romances so reading about them being together in a room (even though they were friends) unchaperoned or without the door open, left me quite itchy. Weren’t things like this considered as a step closer to the altar? (I’m seriously asking)

It’s an ARC so I won’t go into details that there were grammatical errors because I’m sure the book will be edited before publishing.

I’m just not happy with this book. At the end of it, if asking me about my opinion I can say just ”meh”. It took me two weeks to read it. I just wish the book hooked me from the beginning and that it wasn’t so slow.

3 ”meh” stars.

 

ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Moje misli:

Veš tisti trenutek, ko te zgodba kar posrka vase in veš, da jo moraš še naprej brati? Ja, no, tukaj sem čakala na ta trenutek… in čakala… in čakala. Po resnici povedano prvih 40 % knjige se je vleklo. Nisem čutila neke kemije med glavnima junakoma, meni sta bolj zgledala kot prijatelja. Prvo polovico knjige sem brala mesece (metaforično gledano seveda). Vsakič, ko sem mislila, da sem prebrala že deset odstotkov in sem pogledala na dno strani, sem bila kar malce razočarana, ko sem videla, da sem se premaknila le za dobršen odstotek. Razmišljala sem tudi o prenehanju branja.

Ampak nisem. Ker je to moja prva knjiga te avtorice in sem bila odločena, da jo končam.

Ampak kako me je matralo, da bi prenehala…

Res sem pričakovala več od knjige. Sploh se ne spomnim o čem se je šlo v njej.

Odseki iz časopisa so bili na trenutke nadležni in nepotrebni.

Sebe nikakor ne štejem kot poznavalca zgodovine, sem pa prebrala ogromno zgodovinskih romanov in ko sem brala, kako sta skupaj v sobi (čeprav sta bila prijatelja) brez gardedame ali odprtih vrat, me je kar zmotilo. A ne pomeni to že en korak bližje oltarju v tistih časih? (resno sprašujem)

Gre za ARC tako, da se ne bom spuščala v to, da ima knjiga par slovničnih napak, ker sem prepričana, da bo šla čez roke urednika oziroma lektorja pred oddajo.

Preprosto nisem zadovoljna s knjigo. Če bi me sedaj povprašali po mnenju, bi rekla le ”meh”. Brala sem jo dva tedna. Želim si le, da bi me knjiga posrkala vase že na začetku in da ne bi vse potekalo tako počasi.

3 ”meh” zvezdice.

 

ARC (Knjiga, ki jo bralci v roke dobimo pred njeno izdajo) je bila zagotovljena preko spletne strani NetGalley v zameno za iskreno oceno. Knjigo sem prebrala in ocenila prostovoljno. Vse misli in mnenja so izključno moja.