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Fetched and comical it was just the sort of BOOK I NEEDED IT HAD ME LAUGHING SEVERAL TIMES I needed It had me laughing several times Heyer has written silly spoilt and ridic ScrumptiousI can t type it here the Spoiler Stasi would waterboard me but ZOMG this entire ending is the outside of enough I pity the fool who oesn t indulge in the occasional Heyer A Aliens Bride Book diet of them would be akin to steamed pudding for breakfast ueen of Puddings for lunch and a Pavlova forinner but Therapy of Love damme how they are like Flushed with success from my recent reread of Venetia I cast caution to the wind andecided to take on another Georgette Heyer Regency novel I should have known I wasn t mentally up for another contrived plot yet Even Heyer s witty writing Connecting in College didn t save this one for meDeborah Grantham is a 25 year old withecent parentage but gambling runs in the family and between one thing and another she s ended up as a faro Feminism and the Women's Movement Dynamics of Change in Social Movement Ideology and Activism Perspectives on Gender dealer at a London gambling house run by her aunt She s beautiful enough that she s attracted some attention from gentlemen who freuent the gambling house Mostly it s the wrong sort of attention but there s Lord Adrian the 20 year old heir to the Mablethorpe title who has fallen head over heels for her and wants to marry her His mother and uncle want to suash this inappropriate romance and they have two months too it before he turns 21 and gets control of his fortune So Adrian s uncle Max Ravenscar tracks Deborah BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) down andecides the best way to handle her is to offer to pay her money a lot of money to send Adrian packing Deb and her aunt are in The Passport That Does Not Pass Ports desperate need of money but Deb finds Max s offer so vastly insulting WHY that she not only turnsown the money she eclares that she ll wed Adrian just to spite Max even though she actually has absolutely no intention of marrying young Adrian And so begins a battle royale between this obstinate couple and of course we all know where it s going from there but the fun is in the journey Except it just wasn t that much fun for meLook I get that Regencies aren t exactly the poster child for plausibility When you look up the word contrived there s a picture of a #Regency Romance There Or Should #romance there or should anyway And I ll confess that when I like the main couple and the plotline I ll o contrived plots with the best of them like Loretta Chase s Knave s Wager one of my guilty pleasures So what it comes Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges Feminist Values and Social Activism 1875 1915 down to is that Iidn t like or care for the characters or their choices enough to really make this book a winner for me Deb is basically an intelligent kindhearted cultured person but being around Max brings out the worst in her Her teachers Manual African American Literature decision making process around him is knee jerk and irrational and I juston t Agricultural Innovation in the Early Islamic World do irrational Max well he s kind of a jerk even at the best of times though heoes care about his family And they both have a sense of humor which saves the story from going completely off the rails The secondary characters DYA (1933-1939) (Libros sobre el Opus Dei) didn t help me out a lot here Deb s aunt is one of those extravagant spendthrift creatures that Iislike so much in fiction you see her counterpart in False Colours where she annoyed me even Adrian though he has potential is young and foolish Deb s brother mostly grovels and so onBut mostly this story revolves around the Big Feud between Max and Deb So if you love this kind of battle of the sexes plotline complete with farcical events like a kidnapping a cultured woman ressing up like a tart and acting low class to embarrass The Guy And His guy and his gambling away of fortunes etc this might be a really great read for you. Arkably handsome witty and he could scarcely believe it well bred Nevertheless he expected she'd be grateful far the price he offered to give up her young suitor Arrogant Ravenscar always gets his way and comes to buy her off an insult so scathing that it leads to a volley of passionate reprisals escalating between them to a level of flair and fury that can only have one conclusion As they lock horns they become increasingly rawn to each other Amidst all the misunderstandings and entanglements has Ravenscar finally met his mat.

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Faro's Daughter45 starsCharming I smiled the entire time it took me to read this novel the battle of the sexes of the first order set in Regency England Max is a rich powerful and arrogant aristocrat When he learns that his younger cousin twenty year old Adrian is in love with a girl from a gaming house a painted harpy in his opinion and contemplates matrimony Max is aghast He would stop at nothing to cut the connection His first step is to buy off the greedy female In Deb he meets his match She is not painted nor greedy nor a harpy and she oesn t contemplate matrimony at least not to Adrian who is five years her junior She is as proud as Max but unfortunately her family hit the hard times and she has no choice but to help her aunt in her gaming establishment When choice but to help her aunt in her gaming establishment When offers Deb 10000 pounds to break off her non existing engagement to Adrian she flies into indignation Of course such a sum would help her aunt pay off all her Culture and Development in Africa (Comparative Studies in African/Caribbean Literature Series) debts but howares that insufferable man insult her so How ares he presume she is for sale She wouldn t take a farthing of his money She would teach him a lessonAnd so the battle commences tit for tat After Deb elivers money She would teach him a lessonAnd so the battle commences tit for tat After Deb Activism and the American Novel delivers shocking blow to Max s inflated ego he retaliates forcing her to exercise her creativity to the utmost for her next move While they strive to best each other the readers smile and chuckle and enjoy every page of this funny and inventive tale DelightfulBookish musing The previous book I read was a modern paranormal romance a good book by all accounts but the comparison was inevitable With the exception of magic the male protagonists in both stories could beescribed by exactly the same words arrogant wealthy powerful autocratic absolutely unaccustomed to any resistance The female protagonists are also similar spirited compassionate fiercely independent would go to bat for their families But unlike the hero in the modern story Max would never resort to cruelty towards Deb or any other woman no matter how much he Agriculture at a Glance Revised Edition dreams of wringing her neck He is an alpha male yes but his politeness and manners are too ingrained he is a British aristocrat after all too anything so base as apply A Love No Less Two Centuries of African American Love Letters deliberate pain to a female He is ruthless biased sometimes even hateful but his solutions are smart not brutal and he wants to win by his wits not his fists either literal or metaphorical And of course no lust is involved in Heyer s story Everyone knows it s there in the background but it s resistible Itoesn t influence neither Deb s nor Max s ecisions or actions Both have too much class to submit to their bodily urges Perhaps the comparison is unfair after all Heyer is a classic Her novels have been popular since 1921 and are still in print I m just saying I efinitely prefer Georgette Heyer s approach Maybe I m too old fashioned HANDS DOWN THE FUNNIEST HEYER I VE READ YETDeborah Grantham is a well enough born miss who The Arcav Kings Mate (Arcav Alien Invasion due to her father s impoverished circumstances ended up being raised by her aunt Lady Bellingham who runs an exclusive gaming house in London In any case a little lord with a bad case of puppy love gets into his head that he wants to marry her and Read a long long loooong time ago review also long overdue because people tend to ask when I scoffGeorgette Heyer wrote a pretentious anachronistic pseudo scientific retcon version of the regency era concentrated her allegedly so realistic writing on less than 300 people and those few they interacted with within a world spanning empire obliterated in a fell stroke everything els. Skilled in the art of card playing Deborah Grantham a gambler'saughter uses that skill as her sole means of support as mistress of her aunt's elegant and exclusive gaming club in 18th century London The beautiful young must find a way to restore herself and her aunt to respectability preferably without accepting either of two repugnant offers One is from an older very rich and rather corpulent lord whose reputation for licentious behavior isgusts her; the other from the young puppyish scion of a noble family whose relatives. E happening uring a time which was one of the most important of industrialisation and science not to speak of featuring the major political upheaval of an entire con I love it One of the best Heyer books I couldn t stop reading Fortunately I could spare time for that So I have read it in one A Monument to the End of Time: Alchemy, Fulcanelli and the Great Cross day allayThere wasn t a scene that I Alien don t like You have many situations and brilliantialogues between characters Both heroes have a spirit strong personality No ninny And they play together or I should say against each other famously There isn t so typical for Heyer a hero who must rescue a 10 Essential Survivor Secrets to Liberate Yourself from Narcissistic Abuse defenceless heroineWhat was shocking to me the most that I was surprised two times how the story turned out Because I love Heyer romances but they are very predictable Not this book at least for meI want such stories 2019 ReviewMax Ravenscar s kidnapping is truly one of my favorite scenes in all of Heyer s works I love the banter between him an Deb theismissal of her brother the moment he walks back into the house when everyone thinks he is tied up in the basement It is all gold pure gold 2018 ReviewSo much witty banter Deb certainly represents an older Heyer heroine but she comes across emotional maybe Or perhaps impulsive is a better word like a younger heroine 2017 ReviewOnce again breaking my rule about not interfering with past ratings to bump this one up a star I really Lights, Camera, Action (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 1) do love Faro s Daughter It would make a hilarious movie Also Deb 3 Girl has guts In all my previous readings though it never occurred to me how uickly everyone falls in love Everything takes place in less than two weeks 2011 Review Faro s Daughter isn t one of Heyer s popular books and I picked it up half expecting it to be aisappointment I was pleasantly surprised When Max Ravenscar iscovers his young nephew has fallen in love with a girl from gambling house #he is uite etermined to o everything in #is uite etermined to Coming Out of Communism do everything in power to stop the marriage Surely a bribe ought to workWhat heoes not expect is Deborah Grantham Outraged and offended that he would try and bribe her off Deborah is etermined to get revenge even if that means marrying his youngster of a nephewA very cute very humorous novel full of romp and Heyer humor i uite enjoyed this book it even I uite enjoyed this book It even out These Old Shades in the three star section Deborah is a great eal like Sophy from The Grand Sophy and as that is my favorite Heyer book it stands to reason I HeroAca d enjoy this one too It is a highly imporobable story filled with kidnapping and falling in and out love and rather unsavory characters but overall completely fun The ending is a little rushed and the hero s falling in love might be a bit fast but the wittyialogue and ridiculous circumstances the characters find themselves in uite makes up for it A very enjoyable novel My Heyer reccomendations go like this order then The Grand SophyFredericaCotillionFaro s DaughterArabellaThese Old Shadesand the Nonesuch ScrumptiousI can t type it here the Spoiler Stasi would waterboard me but ZOMG this entire ending is the outside of enough I pity the fool who Reading Africa into American Literature doesn t indulge in the occasional Heyer Aiet of them would be akin to steamed pudding for breakfast ueen of Puddings for lunch and a Pavlova for BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) dinner butamme how they are like vintage champagne served with an exuisite entremet I ve read this book like most Heyers countless times if I had been rating books then this one would have read this book like most Heyers countless times if I had been rating books then this one would have around Update I just reread this April 13 14th 2015 and it is every bit at good as the first time Far. Are convinced she is a fortune hunterLady Mablethorpe was aghast Her young son Adrian wanted to get married Miss Deborah Grantham a gambling club wench Thus she sent her trusted nephew the vastly wealthy clever and imperturbable Max Ravenscar speeding to the faro tables to buy the hussy off A renowned gamester and the first to own that he is untroubled by a romantic isposition Ravenscar regards all eligible females with indifference preferring horses cockfighting or cardsTo Ravenscar's surprise Deb turned out to be besides rem. ,