Unladylike Pursuits

Unladylike Pursuits She needs to find a husband but in truth would rather notMiss Emily Sinclair has just answered the summons that will change her life On the eve of spinsterhood she is offered a month to find a willin

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  • Title: Unladylike Pursuits
  • Author: Alyssa Goodnight
  • ISBN: 9780975919002
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • She needs to find a husband but in truth would rather notMiss Emily Sinclair has just answered the summons that will change her life On the eve of spinsterhood, she is offered a month to find a willing gentleman or suffer a marriage to her stepmother s odious cousin Neither choice seems palatable.He wants to remain a bachelor and is weary of marriage minded missesLShe needs to find a husband but in truth would rather notMiss Emily Sinclair has just answered the summons that will change her life On the eve of spinsterhood, she is offered a month to find a willing gentleman or suffer a marriage to her stepmother s odious cousin Neither choice seems palatable.He wants to remain a bachelor and is weary of marriage minded missesLord Brandon Davenport has had than enough of marriage the infidelity, the gossip, the inconvenience It has all reaffirmed his conviction to never involve himself in such a predicament.Of course, need and want are very different mattersor are they When the two find themselves grudgingly paired in the ambush of highwaymen, temper is matched equally with desire, leading Emily to realize that Brand is the perfect prey for her husband hunt But is Brand too cagey to be caught in her trap

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    1. This novel was fun to read, though at times I found it difficult to get through much of the inner-dialogue (of which there was plenty). The main characters were endearing, while emily's best friend, sophie, was annoying, and she didn't seem to like emily much at all! Overall, the plot was refreshing, without a lot of the typical 'misunderstandings', and was filled with lots of adventures. :)

    2. Unladylike pursuits: donning breeches, riding astride, wielding pistols, ambushing highwaymen, and impertinence is the very essence of our protagonist. At twenty-five, Emily Sinclair believes she is safely “on the shelf” and out of reach from her step-mother’s machinations as well as heiress-seeking gentlemen. These hopes are quickly dashed when faced with an ultimatum: find a husband in one-month’s time or suffer an arranged marriage to the “Despicable Desmond” Richly. In search of [...]

    3. While this book does have a lot of potential, and is a solid debut for a writer, the editor of this book needed to exercise a heavier hand.I skimmed through most of this book, stopping once in a while to actually thoroughly read certain parts - I have never skimmed through a book before, but I just kept coming across parts that really dragged on - much too much repetition of internal dialogue - I found I knew what their point would be long before they made it and was able to gloss over it withou [...]

    4. I love Jane Austen and I thought this was very Austenesque. I find I am very picky in what I enjoy reading. I throw books away that are not written well. If you don't enjoy the greats like Jane Austen's you may not like or understand this read.This is a very intelligently written book, my brain didn't have to auto correct, so I could thoroughly enjoy the story line. And what an intriguing story line it is! It is funny, it is tender, of course their is a brooding man whose heart is won over by a [...]

    5. I liked the premise, loved the heroine and the Viscount, but it took too many words to tell the story. Emily's independence and adventurous spirit had me rooting for her as soon as she fell off her horse. Her adventures were fun and interesting. I just think the story could have been told just as well using say 75 to 100 less pages.

    6. Truly one of the worst romances I have read in a long time. The writing was tedious. Don't tell me what the heroine is thinking in paragraph after paragraph. The plot didn't make a lot of sense. It was baffling why either character would be the least bit attracted to the other. The best I can say is that it was readable.

    7. I think the heroine in this book was too immature and frankly TSTL (Too stupid to live). Honestly, its not often that I brand a heroine TSTL so you have to understand that seriously, I cannot figure out how she didn't die in this book. I mean seriously, she goes chasing after highwaymen half-cocked without telling anyone thinking what? That she could somehow save the day by herself when by all accounts she has lived a sheltered life that didn't teach her jack about how to handle herself in a sit [...]

    8. 396p She needs to find a husband but in truth would rather not.Miss Emily Sinclair has just answered the summons that will change her life. On the eve of spinsterhood, she is offered a month to find a willing gentleman or suffer a marriage to her stepmother's odious cousin. Neither choice seems palatable.He wants to remain a bachelor and is weary of marriage-minded misses. Lord Brandon Davenport has had more than enough of marriage--the infidelity, the gossip, the inconvenience. It has all reaff [...]

    9. Omg where to begin?!?! There were so many annoying things happening in this story that I would never have finished it were it not for my inability to leave books unfinished!The relationship between Emily and Sophie is supposed to be that of best friends, however, they seem more like long time enemies. Terrible! The amount of judgement coming out of Sophie would be crazy coming from anyone, much much worse from someone supposed to be your best friend!!Emily's actions are completely nonsense and t [...]

    10. I really liked the story itself: a young woman who craves adventure all set to embark on her freer life of spinsterhood when her father announces he's arranged a marriage for her to a man she can't stand. There's a nice subplot with her best friend, and some potential juicy conflictAnd that's my problem with the book. It's too superficial. The conflicts arise, but they evaporate without much difficulty. It was all the more frustrating because the conflicts could have been--indeed, should have be [...]

    11. This wasn't a bad romance, but I'm glad that AG has moved towards contemporary settings. I would give this book more of a 2.5. I wasn't crazy about the friends Sophie and Colin--thought their story was unnecessary. But this was a first novel, so I don't want to overcritique it--I certainly could never have written it!

    12. I liked it, as others have said it rings a bit Austenish. Fun & quick romp through Regency period. Could have been shorter, there was an over abundance of inner dialogue that slowed down the story at times but over all a pleasurable story. Enjoyed the humorous encounters between Miss Emily & her step-mother Beatrice. LOL.

    13. What a delightful surprise!! I absolutely loved this! I was completely charmed by Emily and Brand. This was a really fun read. There were some things I didn't figure everything out until the very end. This was a wonderful romance with just a touch of suspense.

    14. I was enjoying it at first. Turned out to be very disappointed with some of the modern twist, I like things left to the imagination. Not to mention there were parts that just dragged on. I could not and would not recommend this to a friend.

    15. This was almost clean but slipped at the end some nevertheless I liked the story and the heroine's convictions. She stood her ground and got her way -- I thought it was a bit much. However the book was an enjoyable thing to read/

    16. Don't be fooled This is not Austenish and poor Jane would be appalled at the comparison! It was long winded, overly (attempted) descriptive and predictable. Not worth the read.

    17. It was pretty good for the most part, but honestly when they had sex, it ruined the wholefeel of the book? Eh, it made me not care about the rest of the book. so I didn't finish it.

    18. The ending of this novel is predictable. How the plot unfolds to get to the end is kind of fun, but mostly I was impatient and irritated.

    19. "Charming" Brand 5 starsEmily (she remind me of miss Bennett in some attitude) 4.5 starsColin and Sophieh 2 stars

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