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To Distraction files To Distraction, read online To Distraction, free To Distraction, free To Distraction, To Distraction 139939f75 The Gentlemen Of The Bastion Club Have Proven Their Courage While Fighting England S Enemies, But Nothing Has Prepared Them For Dealing With That Most Formidable Of Challenges The Opposite Sex Deverell, Viscount Paignton, Is In Desperate Need Of A Wife Unmoved By The Matchmaking Herd, He Seeks Help From His Aunt, Who Directs Him To A Lady She Vows Is Perfect For Him Dispatched To A Country House Party To Look The Lady Over, He Discovers Her Not Swanning About Among The Guests But With Her Nose Buried In A Book In The Library Phoebe Malleson Is Tempted To Distraction By Deverell, But Marrying Him Isn T Part Of Her Plan Moved By An Incident In Her Past, Phoebe Has A Secret Cause To Which She S Committed Unfortunately, Telling Deverell To Go Away Doesn T Work, And He Quickly Learns Of Her Secret But Someone Powerful Has Her Cause Targeted For Destruction And Her In Their Sights Phoebe Must Accept Deverell S Help Though The Cost To Them Both Might Be Dear And Deadly


10 thoughts on “To Distraction

  1. says:

    3.5 Rescuing all the ladies starsDeverell and Phoebe I so didn t see this one taking this turn Totally enjoyed the story and the cameos from the previous couples of the Bastion club.


  2. says:

    Rating 5 starsDeverell and Phoebe rock Loved this book and this couple I got a kick in how it tied into the last Cynster book I read which takes place years after this duo become involved Laurens addresses areas that are near and dear to me, particularly ones concerning the exploitation women face in society and how we can make a difference Can t wait to read the next installment of the Bastion Club.


  3. says:

    So Phoebe and Dev were my second favorite, mainly cause Phoebe was just awesome and Dev let her be awesome and that was just soooo romantic and adorable and I was feeling the lovePlus we get some Malcolm Sinclair and tho he really needed a skillet whack or sixty, I still kinda like the guy.


  4. says:

    Was going to wait, but went ahead and picked this one up anyway Googled around until I found a guy who could fit my idea of Deverell, and decided upon Eric Belanger view spoiler hide spoiler


  5. says:

    Dear romance writers when a woman makes it abundantly clear she s not interested in marriage or courtship, and in fact calls the hero a threat and is shivering in fear at him, and he s GOING TO PURSUE HER ANYWAY BY GAD, that s not romance, that s stalking Abuse Non consensual STOP WRITING THIS.


  6. says:

    2,5 ESTRELLAS Esta serie de libros se caracteriza por mezclar perfectamente el romance y el misterio La relaci n entre los personajes se desarrolla a trav s de la trama de misterio que sirve de hilo conductor y ambas partes se complementan muy bien Pues bien, esta novela la he visto m s floja que las anteriores La trama de misterio no est bien perfilada y permanece ausente hasta pr cticamente la mitad de la novela Esto ha dado como resultado que la historia de amor me haya parecido un poco pesada Es decir, para que una novela cuyo tema principal y exclusivo es el romance enganche, la historia de amor tiene que tener chispa, algo que haga que te cautive y no puedas parar de leer.Lo que ha pasado en este libro es que hasta que no aparece la trama de misterio, la historia se centra b sicamente en la relaci n de los personajes, que avanza tan lentamente que se me hizo tediosa Le a y sent a que no avanzaba Y ojo, que a mi particularmente me encantan las historias de amor que se van cociendo a fuego lento, pero si van acompa adas de otra subtrama que hace que la historia se vaya desarrollando y avance Parad jicamente, los personajes me han gustado y la relaci n entre ellos tambi n porque Derevell sabe comprender y entender a Phoebe y sabe como darle su espacio y conquistarla Y como pareja, como compa eros, tienen un entendimiento entre ellos que no es f cil encontrar en una pareja Lo que no me ha gustado es c mo se ha desarrollado la historia Pasarte la mitad del libro leyendo exclusivamente como Derevell la quiere conquistar y Phoebe intenta resistirse, me resulta muy aburrido sino pasa nada m s o no tiene algo que le de sustancia a la historia Cuando se introduce la intriga y el misterio y comienza la acci n, la historia te atrapa y consigue engancharte Pero claro, hasta que eso pasa la historia va muy lenta A mi esta nueva f rmula de la autora no me ha funcionado Espero que en los libros futuros de la serie la autora vuelva a mezclar al mismo tiempo la intriga y el romance.RESUMEN CON SPOILERS view spoiler Cuando ten a 17 a os, Phoebe Malleson fue agredida por un hombre alto y fuerte que pertenec a a la alta aristocracia londinense Desde ese momento, Phoebe decidi que nunca se casar a Sensibilizada con este tema decidi manejar un negocio, la Athenea Agency, en secreto que se dedica a rescatar a j venes doncellas que son acosadas por los hijos, sobrinos de la familia a la que sirven Una vez que las rescata, la agencia les busca un nuevo trabajo asur ndose que van a estar protegidas y no las van a encontrar Derevell ha pasado los ltimos 10 a os trabajando como esp a brit nico en Francia Tras la guerra regres a Inglaterra y descubri que hab a heredado el t tulo de vizconde de Paignton, con la consiguiente responsabilidad de encontrar una esposa Su t a Audrey le presenta a Phoebe, su ahijada, y le dice que es la mujer perfecta para l.Cuando Derevell conoce a Phoebe queda atrapado por su belleza, pero sobre todo por los secretos que oculta y que est deseando conocer Derevell est determinado a casarse con ella, aunque Phoebe es contraria al matrimonio y se lo advierte.La qu mica y tensi n sexual entre Derevell y Phoebe es palpable Es m s, la propia Phoebe se sorprende porque le gusta Derevell, el tipo de hombre contrario a lo que ella quiere, un hombre dominante y fuerte Finalmente, Derevell le propone una aventura sin ataduras Phoebe sabe que nunca se ha sentido as por ning n otro hombre y decide aprovechar la oportunidad y disfrutar de esa atracci n que existe con Derevell.Cuando Derevell descubre el secreto de la Athenea Agency decide ayudar a Phoebe en su cruzada y ofrecerle protecci n Phoebe se siente recelosa porque sabe que un hombre tan fuerte como l nunca se conformar a con estar a su servicio y no querer tomar el mando Sin embargo, queda sorprendida cuando Derevell acata todas sus decisiones y las respeta Todo se complica cuando en un rescate son asaltados por un grupo de hombres que tambi n ten an la intenci n de secuestrar a una doncella para venderla en la trata de mujeres Derevell pide ayuda a sus amigos del club Bastion y a Dalziel, su ex comandante, para desenmascarar al hombre que est detr s de los secuestros.Finalmente descubren que lord Lowther, un arist crata y magistrado del Tribunal Supremo, es quien organizaba, junto con su pupilo Malcolm, los secuestros y posterior venta a los traficantes de mujeres Lord Lowther estaba obsesionado con una colecci n de armas, pero no ten a suficiente dinero para comprarlas por lo que, con el ingenio de Malcolm decidi llevar a cabo ese comercio ilegal de mujeres.Dalziel y el resto se enfrentan a lord Lowther y Derevell rescata a Phoebe que hab a sido secuestrada por ellos ya que Lowther cre a que Phoebe trabajaba para otro grupo que robaba mujeres para vend rselas a los traficantes y quer a saber quien estaba detr s para deshacerse de la competencia.Malcolm se revela como un joven de 21 a os que aunque Lowther cre a que era un inepto que segu a sus servicios, en realidad es un chico ingenioso sin empat a, con ideas que pueden atentar contra los derechos humanos pero sin tener el valor de iniciarlas el mismo, aunque lo suficiente inteligente para enga ar a otros y que lleven a cabo su maquiav licas teor as Edith, la t a de Phoebe, le advierte que aunque su inteligencia le permita pensar en tales vilezas, tenga la conciencia suficiente para no llevarlas a cabo ni embaucar a nadie para que las inicie Finalmente, Dalziel, Christian y Derevell deciden mantener un ojo sobre el j ven.Tres semanas despu s, Derevell y Phoebe se casan rodeados de todos sus amigos y familiares hide spoiler


  7. says:

    To Distraction is the story of Phoebe and Deverell.The plot is simple Deverell wants a wife His aunt suggests Phoebe Phoebe is a spinster with mission and doesnt want marriage Deverell seduces her Phoebe is seduced Oh and marriage.Ofcourse, since its a Bastion Club novel we have a secondary story of a mystery, and loads of sexy pre marital lovemaking but overall, for me the plot was a bit repetative.I liked how the hero dealt with the heroine s fear ,as well as all the midnight encounters but the mystery this time around wasn t intriguing or engaging enough for me.Overall, an average read.Safe2.5 5


  8. says:

    My Take In general, I am not I Stephanie Laurens reader, but in the past, I have liked a few of her Cynster novels However, To Distraction did not nearly live up to the previous novels I have read.The plot itself was decent, even good I enjoyed the dramatic climax, the various turns of events, and the not overly drawn out suspense Nevertheless, it was not enough to make up for all the things which grated on my nerves until I was ready to rip pages from the book If you re like me, drop this book altogether, or skip over the sex and go for the plot What to Watch Out for The overabundance of mediocre sex is what ultimately killed this book for me The sexual encounters between Phoebe and Deverell are repetitive and rather boring They do the exact same things, many times, just in different places More than once Deverell initiates some role playing, which could have lead to some kinky, or at least passionate, situations Instead, I only wanted to jump a few pages ahead and return to the fairly decent plot of the story.The only other thing as abundant as the bad sex were the comparisons of women s physical weakness to men s strength Yes, we get it already, they re bigger than us Every single page doesn t have to have some poor weak female cowering in fear from some man s usually Deverell s sheer masculinity and his ruthlessness For some reason, this is the key word to describing Deverell Now, if I was a female with a traumatic incident in her past, why on earth would I want my hero to be ruthless


  9. says:

    In Laurens fifth novel of Bastion Club series Lord Jocelyn Deverell, Viscount Paignton has avoided matrimony long enough The club was originally formed by a cadre of former spies to evade the matchmaking mamas of the ton allowing it s members to choose their own brides, at their own pace Now Deverell is ready but has come to his unconventional favorite aunt Audrey for insights into where he might find a suitable bride Naturally, she was waiting for him to ask and had the ideal candidate only he might have himself a time in convincing said candidate that he was her ideal mate.Lady Phoebe Malleson at twenty five considered herself firmly on the shelf She was confidently planning her spinsterhood by perpetuating the ideal of chasing any hopeful suitors off Even though in one glance, Deverell had certainly made her sit up and take notice, she was adamant in making him understand she would not welcome any overtures from him in seeking her hand Phoebe knew his type and didn t want him hanging around her to interfere with her secret crusade of rescuing ill treated female servants and placing them in less harmful situations Unfortunately for Phoebe, Deverell felt a physical attraction and knew she was not as totally unaware of him as she led him to believe He saw through her attempts to fob him off and not only found her enticingly attractive but a challenge he couldn t resist After years of reading Ms Laurens books one has to agree that she certainly knows how to create dynamic sexy alpha male heroes that are always the perfect mate for her very strong independent and self assured females Therefore, it s a certainty that within a few short pages the reader will fall in love with Deverell, whom the author fashions larger than life as strong, intelligent, and sexy Phoebe was cleverly fashioned, likeable and her attempts in trying to dissuade Deverell from his pursuit of her were quite amusing As expected though, Deverell s seduction of Phoebe was exquisitely done as you can only expect from this master wordsmith Additionally, the suspense of discovering and ferreting out the perpetrator of the secondary plot of a white slavery ring was a perfect opportunity to reintroduce previous members of the Bastion Club as they rallied round in support of Deverell Bottom line Laurens fans should certainly be happy with this latest sensual and witty entry in the Bastion Club series while we continue to wait patiently for her to reveal the identity of the ever mysterious commander of the former spies Dalziel.


  10. says:

    5 books in to the series and I m getting sick of the formula Guy sees woman, becomes relatively obsessed with marrying her, entices her to it with LOTS of sex outside of marriage and showing his protective side and then he solves a mystery and eventually the sex convinces the heroine that marriage isn t such a bad idea It really needs a change up Like maybe they could marry at the beginning of the book Or maybe the heroine could become obsessed with the guy Eh.In this one, Deverell is told about Phoebe and how perfect she would be for him, except she s sworn off marriage at the age of 25 Of course she has, that s pretty much a prerequisite for these heroines So Deverell indicates his interest She sticks to her guns and so Deverell decides to seduce her, get her into bed and let that convince her This continues for a good 50% of the book The mystery shows up later and has to do with Phoebe s extracurricular activites and the secrets she keeps from Deverell Deverell creeped me out in this one He s border line stalker He corners her in a ballroom and says, I m going to learn ALL of your secrets after he s known her for a week He gets all pissy because she won t tell him what s going on and won t trust her and this after two days I agree with the heroine when she says that they don t have a relationship which would require her to share her secrets So he proceeds to kiss her to show her differently I still think she was correct a physical relationship does not require her to share her secrets So in his insatiable curiosity and need to know everything about the woman he plans to marry even though she s not in agreement he goes through her financials, has her followed and her house watched and stalks her at every ball It s not like he suspects she s a criminal He just wants to know Creepazoid And it disturbs me how he treats her like a possession Plus he s bossy and controlling He s not my favorite hero The rest of the story is just okay As with all of these they re entirely too long probably wouldn t be so bad if we took out half of the gratuitous sex scenesand I usually like sex scenes There s just too many.


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