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Lord Stanton's Last Mistress (Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies Book 3) Kindle Edition
About the Author
Lara Temple's life has been about changes - she has lived on three continents and gone from the military to Wall Street to wife, mom, and philosophy student. But with one constant - ever since she can remember she has been writing stories. In 2014 she took the plunge and sent a manuscript to Harlequin's SYTYCW contest which has come out (March 2016) as "Lord Crayle's Secret World" and her second novel "The Reluctant Viscount" is due this summer.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B07B111335
- Publisher : Mills & Boon Historical (1 June 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 633 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 369 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0263932915
- Best Sellers Rank: 359,243 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I think I might have missed the relevance of the title, despite knowing that Alex is a rake; I have to say that I really don't like the cover - the hair for the male character is so completely wrong, not to mention the designer stubble!
The romance here, between Alex and Christine, is lost amidst the flotsam of the most hackneyed romance devices - which include a fake country ruled by a monarchy and a gravely wounded hero who is nursed back to health by the heroine and her amazing herbal salve. Throwing insta-love and a ponderous political plot line into the mix just adds dead weight, and the whole mess sinks into the worst of old school Harlequin mediocrity.
Neither Alex nor Christine are fleshed out characters. Instead, they are neuroses made flesh. Alex, charming and kind in the previous books, is here an unprofessional, sullen, and angry loser...a different character entirely. Christine is a terrified doormat. And an ice covered “volcano.” Yeesh, it’s all so cringeworthy. Equally unappealing, I have no idea what each sees in the other.
The Wild Hunt theme of the first two books is jettisoned entirely here, as is the fairy tale and mythological aspects that made them such intelligent and entertaining reads. (There is mention of The Iliad, but, it has nothing to do with the story’s structure or events.) Also gone is the inclusion of animals/pets, except tangentially as seen in Alex’s choice of hobby, along with previous main characters until they show up in a weirdly truncated epilogue. This is a dull, lifeless, completely different kind of book, and the difference is so great I suspect it is a recycled idea/story from Temple’s reject pile...or some other similar authorial shenanigans. The last time I felt this exact kind of disappointment was with the third book in Kerrigan Bryne’s Victorian Rebels series.
Amidst the dross are two interesting character facets: Alex’s hobby, and Christine’s interest in herbalism. Neither lead to much beyond the obvious, but do figure in the best, most dynamic scenes in the story. And the information about Alex’s maternal bloodline is both an interesting and a tragic introduction to the tempestuous Sinclair family.