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  1. says:

    4.0 Widows Deserve a Second Chance stars It was love at first sight for Christian and Letitia She vowed to wait for him when he went off to war That was 12 years ago.Christian is the last single member of the Bastian club All of his friends have found love and married strong intelligent women He suspects he may never marry because the only woman he has ever loved is already married.What a pleasant surprise this turned out to be because I wasn t expecting to enjoy this one so much I loved the turn this one took and enjoyed the murder mystery that developed.


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    I ve loved you from the first moment I saw you I ve always loved you, every day through all the years I never stopped loving you Even when I lay with Randall, it was you I was with in my heart She smiled softly That was yours from the first, and will be yours to the last This book was beautifully fast paced and well written.to me this one Bastion Series Best The best thing about this book was that there was an ACTUAL reason for the hero and heroine to have fallen apartand it was just any other normal communicational misunderstanding P I ll be proudly stocking this book as one of this years Favourites Loved..loved..loved it Especially the endingJust awwww


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    I m giving this one 4 stars, but that might be a little generous because though I did enjoy this one quite a bit, there were still some things I didn t like.Christian is the last remaining bachelor of the Bastion Club, a group he and he friends formed so that they could find wives THEY wanted, not who they got pushed with Like the others, he wants to marry, but his heart still belongs to the woman he loved and lost years before She d broken his heart and was unreachable Until he receives a dire message from Letitia She desperately needs his help Her husband has been murdered and her brother stands accused Though he knows he should stay away from her, he s helpless when it comes to her But as he spends time with her, working on her husband s murder, he learns that things from the past aren t all that they seem And he also learns that the passion and love that existed between them so long ago is anything but dead The only problems are convincing Letitia to believe in a future for them, and finding out who really murdered her husband.Like the other Bastion Club books, this one has got a decent mix of romance and moderately suspenseful plot Though I ll admit I thought the other books has a better plot than this one, which seemed a bit predictable and obvious I knew pretty much what was going to happen and there weren t any surprises at all with the plot resolution But the story was still interesting enough to keep me reading.Romance wiseI did enjoy Christian and Letitia a lot There s an obvious chemistry between them And their backstory adds a nice reunion element Laurens did a great job of conveying the emotions of the characters and making me believe in them as a couple.One of my complaints, though A little too much sex in the book There just seemed to me to be a lot of sex scenesor maybe it was the fact that some of the scenes were really long There was one that was approximately 15 pages I counted and halfway through I was bored to tears and just wanted them to get on with it It made the book drag a bit at times And it just wasn t necessary.Another small quibble I had was the constant references to the Vaux family and their notorious reputation for being histrionic, emotional, etc I couldn t count the number of times there were statements like being a Vaux, and everybody knew about them and I was just like, okay, I got it the first 10 times it was said No need to repeat it So yeah, though this was mostly an enjoyable book, it had some issues It was a pretty good edition to the series I think if you ve been reading the series, you ll probably like it The epilogue, though Super frustrating Why If you ve been reading the series, you know about the mysterious Dalzielwell, the epilogue is basically an intro to his story, which whets your appetiteand then you see that his book won t be out until Fall 2009 Almost a whole year away I don t want to wait that long LOL It should be an interesting story, though


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    Reviewed for queuemyreview.com book release Sep08 The Edge of Desire is Stephanie Laurens sixth book of her Bastion Club regency novels In short, the heroes of these novels have returned from the Napoleonic wars and found themselves prime bait for the matchmaking mamas of the ton They formed their own club hence the name and decided to make their own decisions regarding their future wives as they have each now succeeded to their titles and need to marry to carry on the family name I ve read each of her Bastion Club novels, and I think this one is my favorite so far.Christian returned from the war to discover the woman he loved hadn t waited for him as she promised He feels anger and bitterness that she broke her vow to him and has done his best to avoid contact as much as possible until he receives a visit from her, asking for his help As much as he would like to turn her away he just can t.Lady Letitia would rather handle problems by herself But when her despised husband is murdered and suspicion falls on her beloved and missing brother, Letitia knows that only Christian can help her now She s well aware of what he thinks of her and knows that this would be the perfect opportunity for him to gain revenge for her desertion , but the honor of her brother and family is at stake There s NOTHING she won t do to gain Christian s assistance.I, like many of Laurens fans, had begun to feel her novels had become stale, that I was reading the same novel over and again, just with different characters I m glad to say that with only a few exceptions, this novel has the mystery and pacing and fire of her earlier works Ms Laurens is a master of description, at times she tends to go a bit overboard, but she sets a stage that allows the reader to practically see the balls and gowns, and houses and streets of London This pacing of this novel was also much better than previous ones The intricacies of the relationship and the mystery were slowly unfurled at an even pace throughout the book There were only a few times that I felt any kind of lag in the plot.My only real complaint, and how shocking is this, is her handling of the love scenes She writes with passion and sensuality as she always does, but I also felt she was a bit TOO flowery in this book It came dangerously close to purple prose and it felt like her editors had requested her to make the love scenes longer, so she added adjectives Don t get me wrong, it s still hot It just felt forced than her earlier works and this is just MY opinion.In any event, if you like regency romances and you haven t read Stephanie Laurens, I really think you should As her wildly popular Cynster novels are now all first released in hardcover, these Bastion Club novels are the only paperback first releases left for her fans I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Christian and Letitia and the battles they faced together and within themselves to finally come together after all their struggles and sacrifices I m also eagerly awaiting the last book of this series where the mystery of Dalziel will finally be revealed His book which, according to her website, is The Mysterious Dalziel is to be released in Fall 2009 It s already on my buy list.Til next timeJJ


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    My second book by Stephanie Laurens, I have read my first one only few months ago and I was eager to read another one Although, I think this one was not as good as the previous one A Gentleman s Honor.I enjoyed the suspense part It was interesting and well constructed It kept me guessing, even though it was not really innovative But it had the atmosphere and it was enough complicated, even if a little bit slow sometimes The suspense part definitely dominated the plot, the romance part was minor.I also liked the characters Letitia and Christian, both alone and as a couple, especially the heroine with her unusual for a romance book temperament It was also nice that the characters from the previous books had such a great appearing in The Edge of Desire Even though, this book didn t grab me like the first one I read, I enjoyed the time I spent with it And this is definitely not the last book by Stephanie Laurens or in this series I read I m looking forward to know the story of Denziel and other characters It would be also great to read a book on Justin or Hermiona.


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    The heroine was a haughty conceited and unpleasant posh Completely unlikable.Moreover the author kept the mystery behind her marriage to another man, while secretly betrothed to Christian for over 110 pages, 1 3rd of the book, and that definitely killed all feelings I might have had for her if I had learnt all before.I hated how she ordered him around, without giving him the tenth of the information he needed to pursue the investigation Honestly in those conditions, I would have simply refused to help her But on page 30 something, the hero wondered what sort of self flagellating moron he was I wondered too And kept wondering that until the end of the book.I deeply dislike when one member of one couple is completely dominated mentally by the other and behaves like a puppy That s the case here and the reason why I did not enjoy this book.Otherwise the investigation behind the mysterious previous husband and his business ventures was really interesting.


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    This is about the same quality as the other Bastion Club novels that is to say, mediocre at best It s a good thing that Stephanie Laurens includes a mystery to solve in the plot, because I don t think she does a very good job of building up romantic suspense between characters Too much sex and not enough personality.Her books proclaim her heroines to be strong, opinionated, intelligent, feisty women well able to negotiate society and manage a family But somehow, other than proclaiming this, no character development actually shows any strength or intelligence In this book, the heroine marries for money to save her family and after her husband s murder, she has no idea where his money came from And they ve been married for many years I m tempted to quit reading her novels, but I ve been hooked by the little hints throughout the book about Dalziel, the Duke of Wolverstone, so I ll probably read that one when it comes out.Hopefully I ll be pleasantly surprised.


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    Oh, man, this book kind of got pushed to the back of the shelf and I took a long hiatus from my quest to read through this series Whoops Well, I m back on it now, only got this one and Dalziel s and I be done Then I can maybe work on that one quartet of hers, Adventurer s maybe Lol, I d have to look it up Anyway, back to the last Bastion boy Sounds like a boy band or something, no DFinished 3.5 Stars Took me a minute to get back into Stephanie Laurens mode, and out of Jo Bev s Mallorens mode, as I have been absorbed in that series lately Seriously, I kept thinking to myself, why are they not looking into this, investigating that, checking here or there Dammit, where s Rothgar, he would have already thought of the right avenue of investigation He d have this sorted out in a trice Ha Nothing of the author s fault, just my own quirk for being stuck in that world So once I refreshed my mind with the Bastion guys and Dalziel, lol, he s totally the Rothgar of this series and put myself back into the proper setting of this series, I was all in The mystery, as usual, was totally the draw of this story Laurens shines when there is mystery and mayhem afoot, and the lust and romance takes a secondary seat of importance for me Yes, I liked Letitia who, despite my never having mind cast a previous Bastion heroine, my brain inserted Eva Green into her character seriously, she could totally play up Letitia view spoiler hide spoiler


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    The Edge of Desire is the story of Christian and Letitia.Christian is the last unmarried member of the Bastion Club He has the same aspirations of marriage as the others however he is cautious, having been burned by love before All is well until he receives a letter from his once lover Letitia, to help her investigate her husband s death and clear the name of her brother Justin.The story then progresses to the reason why Letitia married Randall, the mystery behind his death, the notorious Vaux family as well as exploring the re ignited sparks between Christian and Letitia.Honestly, the couple humped each other s brains throughout the book the story was just a filler Second chance romance, I struggled with the book because it felt repetitive and it was 300 pages too long.Safe with major exceptions Unsafe2.5 5


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    When I first read this book, I thought it was okay and that the author really had some promise if she could learn to focus on driving the plot and less on explaining every deatial of the charaters motives Then to find out this author is an international best seller and had written almost 50 books well, I just couldn t believe it.An experienced author like this really should understand the elements of show, don t tell and should have a balance between charater and plot That alone made me change my rating from a three to a two I have now read two of her other books both written in the last year and don t see the writing getting any better or any charaters standing out.I know this sounds harsh, but if you can suggest any of her books that won t make me feel this way, I m willing to give her another try.


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The Edge of Desire download The Edge of Desire, read online The Edge of Desire, kindle ebook The Edge of Desire, The Edge of Desire c721697349a3 They Proved Their Bravery Fighting For His Majesty S Secret Serviceand Were Rewarded With Brides Of Great Beauty And Breeding But One Memberof The Bastion Club Has Remained A Bachelor Until Now Christian, I Need Your Help There Is No One Else I Can Turn To L When Christian Allardyce, Th Marquess Of Dearne, Reads Those Words, His World Turns Upside Down Lady Letitia Randall Is A Woman Like No Other, And The Day He Left Her Behind To Fight For King And Country Was The Most Difficult Of His Life He Never Forgot The Feel Of Her Lips Against His, But Never Expects To See Her Again Yet Now She Seeks His Help, And Christian Knows He Will Not Resist Her PleaLetitia Believes That Christian Abandoned Her When She Needed Him Most, And She Hates To Call On His Aid But To Clear Her Brother S Name, She Has Sworn To Use Every Weapon At Her Command, Even If It Means Seducing Her Ex Lover Yet All The While, Christian Is Waging A War Of His Own A Campaign Of Pure Pleasure And Sweet Revenge That Will Take Them Both Beyond The Edge Of Desire