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tbr challenge entry it a very long Challenge entry It s a very long so warned But many of my friends ere really loved this book and I didn t so I felt compelled to go into detail about why it didn t work for meAs I was writing the review I revised my grade so I m going with a D25 starsThe Duke s Holiday is a light The Marked One Complete Edition hearted romp the cover even boasts that it s part of the author s Regency Romp series just in case Iadn t realised in which a very andsome very rich very proper very aloof and very lonely duke although e doesn t actually admit the lonely part of course Torment hasis comfortable and orderly existence completely overturned when e travels to Yorkshire in order to investigate the goings on at one of to Yorkshire in order to investigate the goings on at one of properties thereCyril Duke of Montford and yes e s been given a very un romantic Bones Never Lie (Temperance Brennan hero like name on purpose likes everything to be Just So His pensave to be lined up in a certain way The Brontës Went to Woolworths his boot tassels must face one way and not another and at meals no food onis plate can be allowed to touch another food The book synopsis indicates The Wasted Generation heas OCD and clearly this is what the author is getting at but at the risk of being a party pooper I used to know someone with OCD and it wasn t uite like thatBut anyway Dramatic licenseThe duke dislikes travelling immensely but circumstances conspire to force A Treasury Of American Bottles him to travel to Rylestone in Yorkshire an estatee owns but which A War of Witches has been inhabited for the last twoundred years by the Honeywell family whose principal occupation is the manufacture of the popular and rather splendid Honeywell Ale There is some kind of family feud dating back a couple of centuries too which I imagine is supposed to prime the reader for the ensuing conflictThe story is a simple one Astrid wants to get rid of the duke as soon as possible He is immediately aware that all is not as it should be and wants to know what s going on Astrid tries to pull the wool over American Hipster his eyes several times and discoverse s much canny than she d given im credit for And all the while the pair are fighting a reluctant attraction The author manages that part of the story uite well the sexual tension bubbles along nicely although the sex scenes themselves are nothing special view spoilerSeriously what is it with sex scenes on orseback Or in this case a not uite sex scene on Filthy Rich horseback Okay so let s be bluntere a scene involving mutual masturbation in which the Heal the World hero comes inis trousers the moist warmth seeps through Sanctuary his breeches onorseback I presume the entire point of that was because the author thought it would be funny to My Holiday in North Korea haveim fall off the The American Tradition of Descent-Dissent horse because as in the way of all mene falls asleep after Light Years Selected Early Works 1969-1972 (A Dynamite book) having an orgasmEr no it isn tide spoiler 4 Stars just some polishing on the writing and we re there straight to the moon and beyond Paraphrasing the introductions each chapter begins with this charming and endearing romance could ave been titled In which the Duke discovers that True Love thrives on Imperfectionsor In which the Duke discovers that through allowing some asymmetries life and the world might show nicer perspectives And while the duke lets go of starchy cravats and perfectly aligned snuffboxes in order to fall in love with the eroine and finally see beauty in chaos and mayhem too I the reader fell in love both with the characters and a little bit with the idea of love all over againA contended inheritance consisting of a crumbling Yorkshire castle with attached brewery and a centuries old family feud prompt the Duke of Montford of the many embarrassing names and the most fastidious nature by If You Follow Me his own admission to take the Great North Road Those detestable Honeywells are as usual up to something fishy and it s time once and for all to make them understand who s going to call the shots from now on Leavingis rigidly organized life and a fianc e of convenience behind e sets imself on resolving the plaguing situation in the span of a blitz like Everyman holiday to return as soon as possible to whate thinks The End (The 30-Day Collective Book 1) he needs most But on arriving at destination whatis mind refuses to acknowledge at first A Cidade Das Trevas (Dean Koontzs Frankenstein, hiseart recognizes at once that strange as it may be is salvation from eternal unhappiness as the semblances of a giant male pig named Petunia a pre 1789 Versailles dotty aunt with dead poodle like wigs vile plebeian swills messy libraries rumpled clothes and above all Miss Astrid Honeywell s mismatched eyes one brown and one blue the earth the sky and everything in betweenCheck your Tarot for Magical Times historical accuracy radar at the door get in the right mood and enjoy the ride Pedantic tantrums would be out of placeere and uite pointless This is one of those cases where the au. Book One in The Regency Romp Trilogy The Duke of Montford cold precise and powerful than the Prince Regent imself wants things the way e wants them cross referenced indexed and at Dangerous Heat his beck and call Ande always gets what Birds, Beasts, and Bandits he wants Untile meets Astrid Honeywell And a giant pig And a crooked castle in the middle of Yorkshire Astrid Honeywell staunch bluestocking as struggled for years to keep er family together by running the estate and family brewery after er father's death She is not about to let the tyrannical Duke of Montford st. Mance of Love and Revenge Though Not in That Order by Miranda Davis The Baron s Betrothal An On Again Off Again On Again Regency Romance by Miranda Davis A Tryst with Trouble by Alyssa Everett A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa DareThere are a The Man in the High Castle host of secondary characters that round out this delightfully unexpected read The dukeas two friends whose stories make up the The Regency Romp Trilogy which I m looking forward to reading For fans of Essays from the Visit of Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas to Heidelberg historical romance who enjoy great romantic comedies Highly recommendedSteam 25 ARC courtesy of Montlake via NetGalley Written May 27 20144 12 Stars A lovelyilarious fun A Taste of Darkness (Mackenzie Vampires historical tall taleA 15rs audiobook narrated by Sue Pitkin The promising book blurb Includes an OCD Duke a fiery eroine mistaken identities errant livestock pompadours drunken declarations a touch of smex and enough witty banter to sink a ship I m impressed Well done
SIMPLY GREAT THE DUKE S HOLIDAY IS MAGGIE FENTON great The Duke s Holiday is Maggie Fenton first HR and there are a lot of appy reviews Should be amusing fun and a Naturalistless historical in the light genre And it was Woot But did she likeim Yes she suspected she did just a little bitNot that Montford was a devil Far from it He was a bit of a prude really He d actually blushed when she d come across im in the river He was no doubt the sort to drape fig leaves over statuary to preserve their modesty Although when e kissed Babys Mealtime her Cyril Halbert Algernon Monk the Duke of Montford a powerful stiff man that wants things the waye wants them and The Miracle Equation he always gets whate wants The Duke now wants what s rightly belong to The Dawn of Modern Thought him the old Yorkshire estate Astrid Honeywell a tough young 26 years old miss whoas struggled for years to keep The Infamous Ellen James (Infamous, her family together by running the estate the crooked castle Gretna Green and the family brewery afterer father s death Astrid can t accept an antiuated contract that says a tyrannical London Duke now again Samael Aun Weor, The Absolute Man has the right toer family s Dragonfrigate Wizard Halcyon Blithe (Halcyon Blithe, home and brewery This will be short and simple Gosh I ll not even try to explain what sappening Satria dari Negeri Tayli 1-28 here Justang on not a boring or tedious minute Full speed and adventurous It sparkled between these two enemies to lovers at once Would Goethean Science he kisser again That was Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! her concern Woulde kiss Digital Crossroads her again in public Or Oh God She d just thought of something even worse What ife should kiss someone else And then she thought of something even worse than that Why did she care if e kissed someone else So much fun a chuckle storyI ave only praise for this wonderful story In my opinion the best kind of The Einstein Theory of Relativity historical romance So much fun so much comedic entanglements and outrageously wonderful characters Sweet romantic and a piece ofeat and steam Looking forward to romances from this writer Next part in this The Regency Romp Trilogy will be an auto buy in October The Regency Romp Trilogy will be an auto buy in October I just want to know about these men and the women they choose A very good narrator and audiobook edition as well Recommended for HR lovers I LIKE YES yes I do Added to my audio app in May 2015 from for just 6 incl a kindle ebook copy STRAIGHT TO MY KEEPER SHELF and I m very picky about that shelfLet me start with the two things I did not like about this book1 I How to Negotiate Your First Job had things to do over the last day and aalf Laundry Cleaning my kitchen Making my family dinner And none of that got done because of this novel 2 I too am a debut author of Regency romance with a book Once Upon A Wager out this week And I really liked my book until I read this one Here is the bald truth If you buy only one book today it should not be mine It should be The Duke s Holiday because it is a laugh out loud frolicking fun fest Ms Fenton as crafted a completely original and unpredictable story Her ero Lord Cyril Montford starts out as one of the biggest prigs to ever grace the Regen 35 starsAt times VERY good at times I was scratching my Perfect Justice (Ben Kencaid, head this book pretty much defines uneven for me The narration swung from expressive and fabulous to WTF is that voice I swear some of the male side characters sounded like my 90 year old grandma Theistorical aspects of the book The Literary Relationship of Lord Byron and Thomas Moore havead great liberties taken with them I liked the chemistry between the MCs and the sort of obsessive nature of the male MC but the story dragged in odd places and the plot was out there Overall I enjoyed this one I think There are times I love to escape with a fun light romance and The Duke s Holiday fit the bill perfectly Maggie Fenton Suggestions for Marketing Small Timber has produced a Regency romp that s filled with uirky lovable characters witty banter and enough slap stickumor guaranteed to produce many laugh out loud moments A sexy Romantic Comedy featuring a sinfully delicious Duke and a feisty outspoken New Exploration heroine Loved it. A very proper very demure fiancée waiting forim back in London after all But when Astrid is kidnapped by a disgruntled suitor and whisked off to Gretna Green Montford will do anything to get er back Will these two drive each other to Bedlam or can they make it to the altar without killing each other Includes an OCD Duke a fiery eroine mistaken identities errant livestock pompadours drunken declarations a touch of smex and enough witty banter to sink a ship NOTE This is a sexy istorical romance Recommended for 18 due to adult conten. Thor shows the rare ability to not
taking the story too seriously without the story too seriously without losing an iota of intelligent The Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River Turtles humour A uirky and smart narrative doesn t know dull moments a smoothly ticking comical pace spontaneous sensuality and bubbly banters complete the picture Yes the language is often anachronistic Yes most of the characters behaviours are implausible for the time period Yes the details of theistorical setting verge on the wallpaper ish end of the spectrum And yet and yet the author as nailed a important aspect I think which ascribes to the roots of the Regency genre itself if the form is modern in tone style and content that typical essential AND MAGICAL BOND BETWEEN ROMANTICISM AND FARCE IS THERE magical bond between romanticism and farce is there it makes for a totally enjoyable rompImpatiently waiting the next in the series 4 got me in a appy mood STARS The perfect novel to make you smile and fall in love JUST PERFECTYou ever feel like escaping those intense or dark reads Well this is the read for you It was absolutely The Hockey Saint (Forever Friends, hysterical It made me smile chuckle and at timesad me on the floor rolling around Trust me this novel will put the whammy on youThis was a brilliant Valentino historical romantic comedy Mix in a spirited and strong willed Astrid Honeywell and an attractive Duke Montford whoas no idea what e is getting into and you will instantly love this readAstrid and Montford suited each other so well it was a match made in eaven When someone can Shunned handle a whole lot of crazy the chemistry is definitely alive He couldn t be nearer She made Craving (Willow Creek, him do crazy things You wouldn t believealf the craziness that goes in this novel It will catch you so unaware you will double over in laughterThis novel sure lived up to its sexiness in all ways possible I definitely recommend this to any reader of any genre Superb ARC kindly provided via Netgalley in exchange for an Oba, the Last Samurai honest review DNF 32%Iate to stop but it wasn t turning around for me I think I was put off by the very beginning where the Duke Yonen Buzz, Volume 1 (Yonen Buzz, hatesis name Cyril Algenon It seemed too much of a modern sensibility I would ave understood if is name was common like Joe or Bob but it wasn t I basically stopped when the dislike of The Wood Demon his name became a relavent plot point with aorse named Cyril It was just too much I think it was trying to be too funny or too many types of funny Like the Three Stooges and the Importance of Being Earnest rolled into oneThe First Shapes heroine was a pathological liar and I didn t warm toer She insisted on lying when the truth clearly would serve better The Duke was too stiff and boring I could Dispatches from Dystopia have eventually likedim maybe but it s doubtfulI dunno maybe I wasn t in the mood but I tried unsuccessfully twice and that s plenty Sorry Call me a wet blanket but I m probably not going to finish this book Not liking the Max and the Tom Cats (More Bob Books for Young Readers, Set II, Book 8) heroine Astrid Not too crazy about the Duke either Definitely not my kind of comedy Slapstick Petunia the pig got too much coverage already at only 25% into the book 45 starsA stuffy uptight duke with than a touch of OCD meetsis match in a liberated Ancient World hard working bluestocking who speakser mind Aloysius Honeywell is dead Your GraceWith this unexpected news Cyril Halbert Algernon Monk eleventh Duke of Montford despatches Fighter his man of affairs to Rylestone Hall to make certain Aloysius Honeywellas indeed passed away And to make enuiries of the A Honeywell who Събрани разкази, Том 5 has been moonlighting as Aloysius Honeywell via their correspondence The Honeywells and the Montfordsave The Real James Herriot had a long running dispute dating back nearly two centuries ever since a contract allowed the Honeywells to become the proprietary tenants of one of the Montford estates in Yorkshire With no direct maleeir the present Honeywells no longer Waterloo (Sharpe, have any claim to the estateWhen several weeks pass and the Duke of Montford does notear back from Cinderella his man of affairse decides to take matters into คนรวมวิญญาณ 1 โรงเรียนติววิญญาณ his ownands Arriving in Yorkshire Montford is met with a number of A Honeywells However it is Miss Astrid Honeywell the eldest daughter and manager of the estate and the family s Honeywell Ale Brewery who catches the duke s eyeThis is my second reading of The Duke s Holiday a brilliant combination of istorical romance and sparkling comedy Previously self published the story is due to be reissued with MontlakeReaders looking for complete istorical accuracy may be disappointed A duke running in a village footrace seems Mary After All highly unlikely But this is one of those well written and very funnyistoricals that despite the anachronisms still manages to toe the line between implausible and funWell written and Lionboy (Lionboy Trilogy, humorousistorical romances in a similar vein that I Halt v nebezpečí (Hraničářův učeň, have enjoyed include The Duke s Tattoo A Regency Ro. Eal away all sheas worked for because of some antiuated contract between their families So when the priggish Duke comes to call she does everything in Miss Emily her power including setting the family pig onim to drive Phoenix (Black City, him away She didn't expectim to be so well infuriatingly attractive Every time What The Queen Wills (Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales he scowls ater she BabyCakes Covers the Classics has the most improper desire to kissim and a whole lot Montford can't decide whether to strangle Astrid or seduce Saul Bellow her The one thinge knows for a fact is that The Ground Beneath Her Feet he must resistis powerful attraction for Oh My Gods! her at all costs Heas.
*losing an iota *an iota intelligent umour A uirky and smart narrative