BOOK The Secret Bluestocking by Eileen Jackson english free german bookshop readingBOOK The Secret Bluestocking by Eileen Jackson english free german bookshop reading
Miss Emma Waring is beautiful and clever; a writer of of serial romance stories, Emma knows she must hide her talents or shell never find a husband. Her Mama and Nurse have drummed that into her head her whole life. When her great-aunt Lady Augusta Brancaster arrives at the parsonage with her niece, Miss Lucy Venables, to take Emma to London for her Season, Emma realizes more than ever must she hide her intelligence. She encounters Lord Kinvers, a handsome, cynical rake whose exploits are well known, and she instantly dislikes him. Attemtping to play the empty-headed coquette, Emma attracts Kinvers notice and they share a searing, passionate kiss. Emma is horrified and shocked and vows to avvoid Kinver at all costs. Thats easier said than done when he comes calling on Lucy. The unflappable, serene Lucy is exactly the sort of wife Kinver needs. Shes nothing like the sensual Miss Waring who stirs his blood. If only she were not a lady! He leaves the courting of Miss Waring to his newly wealthy friend James Exford. Emma knows she must accept Exfords offer if he makes one, for it will help her family. She is feeling the pressure from her unscrupulous publisher and his villanous clerk and her brothers gambling debts, not to mention the angst of trying to hide her intelligence. When a villain threatens to expose her biggest secret, she knows shell be ruined and her family will suffer. Can she allow that to happen? If she married Exford will he stand by her? Will he allow her to write? Why does she feel so much for a certain rakish gentleman whose kisses burn in her memory?This story had potential but as it is based on deciet, it doesnt begin well and it doesnt turn out well until way too late. Its not at all Georgette Heyers Sylvester, unfortunately. The plot has way too much going on and the book is too long. The romance doesnt really work for me. The hero and heroine spend more time kissing than really getting to know each other. They both make intferances about the other based on what theyre told and what they observe but all their interactions are lies and lust. There are too many unrelated villans to complicate the plot and a subplot romance involving Lucy. The author lost track of her story and rushed it at the end. I didnt like Emma. Shes not a true bluestocking or she wouldnt care so much about hiding her intelligence. Theres nothing to indicate shes a bluestocking. She happens to be clever and a good writer but that doesnt make her a bluestocking. I cringed every time she opened her mouth in front of Kinver. I liked Lucy much better. Shes confident in who she is and what she wants. Of course shes secure in her position but I think her wealth is incidential and she would be the same no matter what. I loved her interactions with her Grandmama. She actually adds some humor to the plot. I did not like Kinver. Were told he was hurt by his mothers past behavior (shes apparently a nymphomaniac?!) and hes cynical because of it but theres not much from his point-of-view so we dont really get to know him. I just didnt feel anything for him. He spends a lot of time lusting after Emma but comes too late to the truths. Exford is a better man but not very bright or sensitive. I liked him better than Kinver for the most part. Though this story is technically kisses only, its not what I would call sweet and the kissing is somewhat passionate. The book wouldnt rate subtle sensuality on the All About Romance scale but its more than sweet so I am not marking it kisses only.
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