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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

My Fair Temptress by Christina Dood

Miss Caroline Ritter, accomplished flirt, acknowledged beauty, and ruined gentlewoman, offers lessons to any rich, noble lord too inept to attract a wife. Discard your silly affectations and your garish clothing! Learn the art of witty conversation, elegant dancing, equestrian feats and irresistible seduction at the opera! With Miss Ritter's help, you can become the most sought-after aristocrat at the ball!
Send your request to the Distinguished Academy of Gover nesses.

Please, absolutely no devastatingly attractive men with hidden agendas, such as secret missions or vengeful plots against evil villains—specifically not Jude Durant, the earl of Huntington, the most handsome, the most covert, the most dangerous of all the aristocrats in Regency London.

First of all, how can you give flirting lessons? Either you can or can't. She's hired to teach Jude how to flirt. His father wants him married and to produce an heir. Jude for some reason has changed since his older brother was murdered. For one his fashion sense has gone from good to horrible. The first scene we meet him, he's wearing an orange jacked and high heeled boots. Ummmm... okay. Turns out he was dressing horribly because he was working undercover. He wanted to appear foppish. Or course while teaching Jude to flirt, Caroline falls for him.

I admit, I didn't really read this book. I just skimmed most of it. Didn't really hold my interest. There is one scene where Caroline put this woman in her place. You see, a married man drugged Caroline and brought her back to office. There he was caught by his wife and several other people. Caroline is then ruined and kicked out of her home. So the wife just attacks Caroline, calling her names. Caroline finally just shuts the woman up. Yay for her.

Other than that, meh.

Grade: D

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Blogger Lori said...

I could not seem to read this one, either. I have a very hard time with her historicals, for some reason. I like her contemps much better.

January 23, 2007 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Charm School Reject said...

I almost bought this the other day and got something else instead. I'm glad I decided to wait on this one bc I won't be getting any new books for a while!

It seems like the premise of the story is good but no matter how great the story line is, if it isn't written well, its gonna just make your belly hurt.

January 23, 2007 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger nath said...

It's too bad that the book isn't good Isabel! Also, as you say, you can flirt or you can't... it's not really teachable. Perhaps she meant seduce ^^;

As for Christina Dodd, I have difficulty reading her contemporary books, so historicals... isn't going to happen soon.

January 23, 2007 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Isabel said...

Lori- I'll giver her contemps a try. But yeah, just wasn't feeling this one at all.

Charm School- Yeah, look for it at a UBS or borrow it from the library. NOt worth buying.

Lori- Seduce would've made more sense, but nope it was flirting. lol. I think the guy knew how to flirt but was just playing a part. I may have missed that while skimming through.

January 23, 2007 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Dylan aka Rowena said...

I've never read anything by this author and this review made me not want too....thanks for the heads up sweets!

January 25, 2007 at 5:40 PM  

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