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Courtney Milan

Författare till The Duchess War

57+ verk 8,753 medlemmar 616 recensioner 28 favoritmärkta

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Verk av Courtney Milan

The Duchess War (2012) 963 exemplar, 67 recensioner
The Governess Affair (2011) 754 exemplar, 71 recensioner
The Heiress Effect (2013) 539 exemplar, 36 recensioner
Unveiled (2011) 529 exemplar, 36 recensioner
The Countess Conspiracy (2013) 483 exemplar, 41 recensioner
Unlocked (2011) 465 exemplar, 34 recensioner
A Kiss for Midwinter (2012) 412 exemplar, 32 recensioner
Proof by Seduction (2010) 408 exemplar, 22 recensioner
Unclaimed (2011) 407 exemplar, 27 recensioner
The Suffragette Scandal (2014) 407 exemplar, 29 recensioner
Unraveled (2011) 342 exemplar, 21 recensioner
Trial by Desire (2010) 276 exemplar, 14 recensioner
The Heart of Christmas (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 261 exemplar, 15 recensioner
Talk Sweetly to Me (2014) 249 exemplar, 17 recensioner
Trade Me (2015) 246 exemplar, 25 recensioner
The Duke Who Didn't (2020) 222 exemplar, 17 recensioner
Once Upon a Marquess (2015) 219 exemplar, 14 recensioner
Mrs. Martin's Incomparable Adventure (2019) 152 exemplar, 10 recensioner
After the Wedding (2016) 145 exemplar, 12 recensioner
Hold Me (2016) 135 exemplar, 10 recensioner
Her Every Wish {novella} (2015) 121 exemplar, 15 recensioner
The Lady Always Wins (2012) 112 exemplar, 9 recensioner
The Devil Comes Courting (2021) 106 exemplar, 7 recensioner
The Pursuit Of… (2018) 81 exemplar, 6 recensioner
What Happened at Midnight (2012) 81 exemplar, 6 recensioner
This Wicked Gift (2014) 80 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Year of the Crocodile {short story} (2016) 69 exemplar, 3 recensioner
A Right Honorable Gentleman (2016) 69 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Midnight Scandals [Anthology 3-in-1] (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 64 exemplar, 6 recensioner
The Brothers Sinister: The Complete Boxed Set (2015) 58 exemplar, 1 recension
The Marquis Who Mustn't (2023) 43 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Birthday Gift 26 exemplar, 1 recension
Seven Wicked Nights (Box Set 7-in-1) (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 25 exemplar
A Novella Collection [4-in-1] (2013) 21 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Carhart Series (2014) 17 exemplar
My Favorite Rogue (8-in-1) (2016) 15 exemplar
The Kissing Hour 13 exemplar
Find Me 12 exemplar
These Wicked Games: A Round-Robin Novella (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar
Show Me 6 exemplar
Dark Horizon 4 exemplar
Keep Me 4 exemplar
Unveiled [and] Voyage of an Irish Warrior (2012) — Författare — 4 exemplar
The Earl Who Isn't 1 exemplar

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Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 102 exemplar, 9 recensioner
Premiere: A Romance Writers of America® Collection (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 50 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Three Weddings and a Murder (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 37 exemplar, 2 recensioner


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Another in the Brother's Sinister series, but other than being a romance set in Victorian England I failed to see any connection. Rose Sweetly works as a computer for a scientist and has a crush on her rakish neighbourhood writer. All my previous complaints about Milan books are back in force; an overly rushed romance, an implausibly wonderful love interest, and an oh-so-exceptional protagonist. My biggest peeve is that Rose's experiences as a Victorian-era British Black woman seem under-explored but if you like Milan's "formula", you'll like this.… (mer)
73pctGeek | 16 andra recensioner | Jul 9, 2024 |
This is set in Wedgeford in 1892, after The Duke Who Didn’t. When Naomi Kwan tries to enrol in first aid (“ambulance”) classes, she’s informed she needs her father’s permission, and so she appeals to a new acquaintance to pretend to be her fiancé. And Liu Ji Kai, who grew up with a fraudster for a father and is consequently familiar with being asked to bolster someone else’s lie at no notice, goes along with it.

Kai has spent a lot of time thinking about fraud and deception, and I think he captures why fake-dating type relationships can be appealing (to read about!) when he says:
“But take it from me. Being inside a lie with someone else can be very intimate in unexpected ways. Lies go on the outside. Truth stays on the inside. Sharing confidences changes relationships.”
I also particularly enjoyed the way the narrative not only allows Naomi and Kai to be unashamedly nerdy about their passions -- Naomi’s is first aid, Kai’s is pottery -- but that this nerdiness is something they recognise and support in each other.
What kind of horrible husbands had Naomi’s friends imagined for her? He was a fake, and he was already annoyed by their low standards.

I also appreciate the way Milan approaches narrative obstacles intelligently, something I’m not sure how to explain further, both because of the challenge of avoiding spoilers and because my own thoughts about this are so tangled. Hmm. On a related note, I strongly suspect that Milan is doing things here which I would appreciate differently (appreciate more?) if historical romance were a genre I’d read more widely and more open-heartedly and at a more impressionable age. (Other genres played a more formative role in shaping my narrative tastes and expectations, and with those, I’m likely to be more aware of how a particular book is in conversation with the genre. Also stories are more likely to inspire feelings like fondness and nostalgia because they remind me of another book I remember fondly…)
… (mer)
Herenya | 2 andra recensioner | Jul 5, 2024 |
Sporkles | 40 andra recensioner | Jun 29, 2024 |



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