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Sophie Jordan

Författare till Firelight

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Sophie Jordan received a degree in English and history. She attended law school for a brief time, but decide to turn to teaching. She taught high school English for several years before resigning to start a family and a writing career. She writes romance books including Once upon a Wedding Night visa mer and Too Wicked to Tame and young adult books including Firelight. She also writes contemporary paranormals under the pen name Sharie Kohler. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Inkluderar namnen: Sharie Kohler, Jordan Sophie

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Verk av Sophie Jordan

Firelight (2010) 1,337 exemplar
Vanish (2011) 549 exemplar
Uninvited (2014) 434 exemplar
Reign of Shadows (2016) 345 exemplar
Hidden (2012) 309 exemplar
Sins of a Wicked Duke (2009) 245 exemplar
Marked by Moonlight (2007) 215 exemplar
Too Wicked to Tame (2007) 212 exemplar
How the Dukes Stole Christmas (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 212 exemplar
One Night With You (2008) 211 exemplar
Foreplay (2013) 199 exemplar
While the Duke was Sleeping (2016) 184 exemplar
Once Upon a Wedding Night (2006) 173 exemplar
Wicked in Your Arms (2011) 152 exemplar
All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue (2015) 148 exemplar
Surrender to Me (2008) 132 exemplar
Rise of Fire (2017) 132 exemplar
The Duke Buys a Bride (2018) 125 exemplar
In Scandal They Wed (2010) 123 exemplar
Wicked Nights With a Lover (2010) 119 exemplar
Kiss of a Dark Moon (2008) 109 exemplar
To Crave a Blood Moon (2009) 108 exemplar
Unleashed (2015) 105 exemplar
The Scandal of It All (2017) 103 exemplar
The Virgin and the Rogue (2020) 98 exemplar
All Chained Up (2016) 95 exemplar
The Duke Effect (2020) 92 exemplar
This Scot of Mine (2019) 89 exemplar
Tease (2014) 86 exemplar
The Duke's Stolen Bride (2019) 83 exemplar
Hell Breaks Loose (2016) 80 exemplar
The Duke Goes Down (2021) 78 exemplar
The Rake Gets Ravished (2022) 70 exemplar
My Soul to Keep (2010) 68 exemplar
Wild (2014) 64 exemplar
Fury on Fire (2017) 61 exemplar
Sixteen Scandals (2021) 58 exemplar
Beautiful Lawman (2017) 53 exemplar
The Me I Meant to Be (2019) 49 exemplar
Breathless (2012) 49 exemplar
The Scoundrel Falls Hard (2022) 40 exemplar
Beautiful Sinner (2018) 40 exemplar
Night Falls on the Wicked (2011) 38 exemplar
An Heiress for All Seasons (2014) 38 exemplar
The Earl in My Bed (1700) 35 exemplar
The Countess (2023) 34 exemplar
Off Base (2015) 29 exemplar
The Duke Starts a Scandal (2023) 26 exemplar
Kissing Lessons (2020) 26 exemplar
Naughty Brits (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 25 exemplar
Between the Covers (Sampler) (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 19 exemplar
A Soul So Wicked (2012) 15 exemplar
The Duchess (2024) 11 exemplar
Darkest Temptation (2012) 5 exemplar
Prémices (2016) 1 exemplar
Schermaglie d'amore (2018) 1 exemplar
Heiress Alone 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 320 exemplar
Not That Innocent (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 44 exemplar
It Happened One Valentine's Day (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 30 exemplar
Glamour: Contemporary Fairytale Retellings (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 14 exemplar
Dukes & Scoundrels: A Historical Sampler (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar

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The step-sibling dynamic was surprisingly okay, to be honest. It reminded me a lot of "A Secret Love" by Stephanie Laurens, but here, they took it a step further by making them actual step-siblings. However, I had an issue with him using her childhood nickname. Unlike in Laurens' book, where the nicknames evolved, here they remained stuck in the past.

3.5 because the story didn't really hit its stride until about 60% of the way through.

Genteel-bred ladies... at a whorehouse? ...Mmmkay...
Initially, I found Rosalie and Declan insufferable, but Declan won me.

It was cute and different.
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selsha | 8 andra recensioner | Apr 6, 2024 |
From Duchess to Dowager Duchess in a split second!

Valencia, the Duchess Dedham, was relieved when her husband fell down the stairs and died. No loss as the man she’d married was very different after his accident, often brutally so. She’d waited eleven months as the grieving widow and was looking forward to being out and about in society. Unconcerned at that moment that the family solicitors had finally found an heir—in remote Wales.
Valencia ignored this fact, determined to put of her bereavement clothes and enjoy life, beginning with an attendance at Vauxhall. Floating down the river on her father’s yacht ended in disaster when she went overboard. Rescued by a stranger on a passing barge full of revellers, all male, was both a relief and discomforting, especially with regard to her rescuer, and her dampened dress. Never mind, she’d never see them again.
Imagine Valencia’s shock when the very next day the new Duke’s mother and a gaggle of six sisters descended upon her, informed her of her new status as Dowager Duchess, and took over her household without a by your leave. Bedlam descended, all without the Duke.
The Duke, arriving later, annoyed with his family, took one look at Valencia and realized she was the lady he’d rescued from the Thames, and lusted after. In a fit of pique, he asked her to leave. He threw her out of her home. Valencia has nowhere to go but the dowager house in the remote wilds of Yorkshire, far from everything and everyone she knows. Valencia is stunned.
Valencia understands that the Duke’s sisters will have a hard time being accepted by the ton. Their dreams would come to nothing. No Duke from Wales would be able to stop their disappointment. The heartlessness of the ton was well known. Rhain realizes his sisters will be eaten up by the ton. They will be ignored and laughed at. He has to do something. He asks Valencia to bring them up to scratch. In return he will buy a house in London for her and increase her stipend.
Then there was the Rhain’s cousin, the affable Dewey (also from the barge!) Valencia was suspicious of him. Something was off. She was even more wary when she discovered him in a room with her maid. This was the man Rhain intended to oversee his properties while he went back to Wales.
I really enjoyed the first three quarters of the book, then it all went awry in the last quarter. Too many surprises revealed. The characters just felt all over the place and disconnected. What was a pleasing buildup fell away. The inclusion of her father stepmother at the end might be setting up for the next book, but it was a slightly offsetting note.
I liked Valencia. I liked Rhain, the new duke and his siblings. I appreciated Valencia’s terror at the hands of her husband. I understand her fear of the house party and her encounter with the dastardly Lord Burton.
Much to recommend in this intriguing “enemies to lovers” plot, and parts to puzzle over.
I must say I was rather drawn to the cover.

An Avon and Harper Voyager ARC via NetGalley.
Many thanks to the author and publisher.
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eyes.2c | Mar 25, 2024 |
Claire Morgan is a high school English teacher who is bitten by a werewolf when she tries to track down one of her favorite students who has missed school for a few days. Gideon March is a lycan hunter and has been since his mother who was recently turned killed his father and was killed by another hunter.

Gideon knows that he should execute Claire before the full moon comes and turns her into a killer, but for reasons he can't quite articulate, he decides to help her track down and kill the alpha of the pack member who bit her. At least, that's the plan once he can convince Claire that she actually was bitten by a werewolf and will become one herself at the next full moon.

Claire recognizes some changes in herself. First of all, the newly silver eyes aren't what she usually sees when she looks in the mirror. Also, her appetite especially for meat increases yet she doesn't gain any weight on her 5' 2" frame and is in fact getting more muscular. But the biggest change is that she has stopped being the wimp her abusive father trained her to be all her life.

Gideon has his work cut out for him as he tries to convince her that the changes that are happening are because she was bitten. He is also dealing with a change in attitude. He's no longer sure that killing the newly bitten is the right course of action. Maybe some of them can be kept from becoming killing machines.

This was an entertaining paranormal romance with interesting characters. It hit a bunch of the romance tropes in an engaging way. It is also the first book in a series set in the same world -- LA with a paranormal side.
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kmartin802 | 8 andra recensioner | Jan 9, 2024 |
I really wound up liking this read. I also loved how this was a scottish romance. This book had a nice balance between steemy scenes and also some really fun characters. I also really liked how we got both characters point of view. This book did handle one of my favorite troups in regency romacne and did it so well. This book was a super fun read and will def read more by this author in the future.
 
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lmauro123 | 7 andra recensioner | Dec 28, 2023 |

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