[How to Manage a Maruess] E–book ¼ Sally MacKenzie
I Was A Stranger gI enjoyed this The humor wasood and I liked how both characters are set on their paths but their paths keep intersecting The Spinster House cat Poppy is uite the matchmaker Haywood was so protective of Anne and I liked that I he didn t think it was okay to o to prostitutes although I understand his options limited because of the vow he made to
His Mother Looking Forward To mother Looking forward to Alex and Jane s storyReviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine Our hero has so many sexist thoughts Women needing to be subservient and other bullshit like that Oh and did I mention that he has conversation with his dick Yup You heard me right Plural As in at least 10 It was uncomfortable He always telling it to shut up and behave And the pacing was not ood at all It would be really slow and then bam Something would happen that if practically miss There were several scenes that were not very long and then when the characters were thinking or talking about it in retrospect they describe them as at least 2 or 3 times longer than they actually were It completely threw me out of the story I ve never had this problem with MacKenzie s writing before so I dunno what was up with that It definitely needed some work though It s only the 2nd book that has ever driven me to turning my audiobook up to 3x speed and it was mostly from the wacky pacing Also her dad is a major dickwad There is this big deal made about him being such a selfish jackass to his daughter but Ann never faces him about it and he just The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States gets away with it Both him and his bride to be Shame on them for being selfish cowards and not having theuts to talk to Ann And I m so disappointed that it s not brought up again Ann just decided to be a complacent and spineless person and it made it feel so unsatisfying She s all like YEAH I ll let them walk all over me No problemo Here let me lie down to make it "easier for you Maybe a slight exaggeration Also the children Children are the literal worst in adult books 99100 times " for you Maybe a slight exaggeration Also the children Children are the literal worst in adult books 99100 times s done badly The children are either wise beyond their years or act far too young Somehow this author manages both in one book how does that even happen The 5 year old in particular really rated on my nerves Which definitely wasn t helped by the high pitched and fast speech that the narra. Two possible futures loom before Miss Anne Davenport The first option sharing an unhappy home with her father and soon to be stepmother The second a life of independence at the Spinster House if only her friend Cat would vacate the premises and marry the Duke of Hart A well placed whisper.
Sally MacKenzie Î 1 FREE DOWNLOADNd those potential in the future prevent their union And you know what they say about worry about future events over which one has no controlBeverly Crick is not my favorite narrator her voice is lovely but her modulation has a sing song rhythm I dislike I also the
way she voices sex scenes but her accentshe voices sex scenes But her accent plummy authenticThere was reat continuity coming off the first book as eually silly and fun including the preternatural cat Poppy Seriously how could
resist This felt a rinse and repeat of book one I have little patience for naive selfish heroines I received an eARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewThis is book two in the Spinster House series by Sally MacKenzie I have read the previous book but I feel you would be okay with making this a standalone bookbut I will say Ms Mackenzie writing is so Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth good that I would hate for you to miss out on any of her books There is a Spinster House that was set up by the previous owner to only have the house used for one Spinster until she married or died then the house wouldo to another chosen Spinster and so forth It is actually a type of curse that is set forth for the Hart Family Miss Anne Davenport has her eye on that house At this 25 Stars The saga with the Spinster House continues with Anne Davenport another young lady who wants a chance to move in and leave the worries of her home behind her Namely that her father is planning to marry a woman younger than she is However it doesn t uite pan out as expected when one of her closest friends 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts gets the house the subseuently falls in love with the Duke of Hart All she needs is a little push from her friend to commit and marryand then move out of the Spinster House leaving it vacant for Anne Her plan falls in complete opposition to what the Duke s best friend and cousin Nate Maruess of Haywood has in mind and as they battle it out their passion flares as well as their tempersI wasn t a massive fan of the Sally Mackenzie is areat writer she knows how too draw her readers in and she sure did with this book what with a dynamic story line and lots of adventure and true love what can you want or need in a book A really solid follow up to book 1 I approve I wanted to hate Anne but I found it impossible to. Cousin alive is to keep him single That means convincing the intriguing Miss Davenport that her lovely lips could be put to far better use than Moonrise (Snowfall, gossiping Kissing for instance In fact Nate is beginning to hope that Miss Davenport's destiny lies not in the Spinster House at all but with him. Torave him but I do believe he would have been really abnoxious either way Copy received courtesy of NetGalleyA very fluffy sexy Regency romp features three beginnings establishing a curse over the Dukes of Hart before we re introduced to the Maruess of Haywood who has dedicated his life to keeping his friend the Duke of Hart from marrying and therefore dying according to the curseWhich may not be a curse after all Meanwhile Miss Anne Davenport is competing with her besties to live in the Spinster House so she can escape her family while trying to keep her father from remarrying Why the friends can t live together isn t clear because the main focus of the story is the maruess s pretty much constant state of arousal for Anne and of course Anne s responseThe Regency era is presented in the thinnest veneer the narrative voice trying for humor The curse thread was unclear feeling like a plot device I think if there had been a lot less about the maruess s member and actual character development the humor might have worked better but then my tastes tend toward comedy of manners I did enjoy the catReaders seeking an easily read sexy Regency should enjoy this tale This book was a little silly for my tastes educated men believing in curses I think class="1a55e33ddcdc5d449d0e4778e45aad98" style="color: #990099; font-size: 31px;">"the author needed to choose an earlier time period than one early nineteenth century to " author needed to choose an earlier time period than this one early nineteenth century to that off Still MacKenzie is a ood writer and worthy of a 3 star rating Mistress of the House Spinster House series offers a situation romantic comedy in Regency clothing and with the specter of tragedy floating around the castle I found the language a little modern especially the use of the word Hey as a way of calling to someone or as an exclamation But according to the first onlineI Resist This Felt
site that came up when I oogled it it has itsthat came up when I Hello, Snow! googled it it has its in Middle English It s all in the spirit of silly romantic fun It reminds me of a cozy mystery but without a murderBut of course there is the specter of tragedy in the past and potentially in the future The potential tragedy causes the obstructions between Anne and Nate The revelation of older tragedies also help them learn about each other and one in particular helps Anne to accept her present family situation The tragedies of the past facilitate because theyrow with them About the pair's secret tryst might speed the course of true love But the duke's stubborn cousin poses an obstacle A ridiculously handsome very persuasive obstacleNate Maruess of Haywood has spent his life looking out for the duke hoping to stave off a family curse The only way to keep his.