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Avg. Rating: 4.37
The sequel that outdid the original
This was a wonderful book. I loved every single line. Eleanor is a quiet, shy spinster that looks almost exactly like Madeline who is the heroine from the first book. Eleanor is Madeline's traveling companion. Their looks are almost all they have in common however. At least at first. Eleanor meets Remington Knight, the man that won Madeline in a card game from her father. From their first meeting she is fascinated by him and he by her. She soon comes into her own as she must emulate her more bold cousin. Her mantra throughout the book is "what would Madeline do?" Until at last she can stand on her own and do exactly like she wants. The drunken scene I found particulary hilarious, with Eleanor telling about one of the duo's more interesting adventures. Remington's reactions are sweet and funny and as it leads to a very steamy love scene, I liked it alot. There is a villian(there always is in the best stories)but this one doesn't show up too often. But,Ms. Dodd does good romance.. and good action as well. I love all her stories, even the ones that aren't from the Governess Bride Series. (hint, hint) She is also a very nice lady, that cares about her fans and it shows as she gives readers exactly what they want.. MORE!!!
This is typical Christina Dodd -- spicy, entertaining, and light reading. "One Kiss From You" is Dodd's follow up to "Scandalous Again," and this little treasure is better than the original.
Quietly, Eleanor de Lacy glides through life. She is a companion to her flamboyant cousin Madeline, the future Duchess of Magnus. In her role as Madeline's modest friend and confidant, Eleanor blends into life's background. She may have survived her stepmother's cruel influence, but Eleanor is a timid demure mouse and desperately avoids the spotlight.
Remington Knight is an American golden nugget. To the stately English upperclass, he is handsome, self-assured, and wealthy. But Remington Knight is a mongrel for he lacks a regal bloodline. Instead, Mr. Knight will marry one. He will wed the fascinating Madeline de Lacy, a future duchess. Instead, Eleanor de Lacy arrives in her cousin's place. She will act the impostor, until Madeline can reach London to withdraw from the nuptial challenge. Madeline does not arrive on time. With that - Christina Dodd writes a lustful, fun book -- light reading to the climax.
What is light reading? It is simply that - light. It is vacation reading where one does not require the use of a brain. Everyone needs such fun reading in their lives - a requirement to escape from life's hectic pace. Christina Dodd excels in such writing, and as a reader I cherish the change of pace she delivers. How good is this writer? I never hesitate to purchase one of her "fairytales."
Grace Atkinson, Ontario - Canada.
actually...2.5 stars...heres why...
first book from her that is not from the Rules of trilogy... disappointing... its about her pretending to be her cousin to meet her future husband.... her uncle had lost the hand of her cousin, Madeline to Remington....he said he wanted her titles and gain a place in society but Eleanor sensed that there is more....his vengence....revenge...
Then she fall head over heels in love with him... he wanted to married her... he did not know her true identity.... until the wedding vows were said.... he was furious...later someone wants his life and now his wife is at risk...will they save the day??
i don't know..i just feel something is lacking in this book... its just too sudden that she falls in love...and i just feel not involed in the murder case(the one which had remington's family killed)....try the rules of trilogy from her instead...
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