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Sunrise with a Notorious Lord Reviews

  • Lelyana
    2019-03-15 10:32

    Sebetul nya buku tentang Lord of Vice ini sih standard lah seperti genre2 HR yg mengandalkan tampang ganteng dan cantik..tapi ga tau kenapa,aku kok suka ya sama mereka.Note this, ada 7 orang anggota nya Sin,Dare,Reign,Vane,Frost,Hunter dan Saint, yg terkenal notorious, brandalan, nakal dalam tanda kutip, kumpul di Nox, klub hedonis ala jaman dulu.....semua di provide,dari minuman keras, judi,sampai perempuan2 high class buat melayani mereka...notorious abis...[image error]Sin,Reign,dan Dare sudah menikah,pensiun jd brandalan dan terpesona pada istri2 mereka dan menjalani kehidupan perkawinan yg bahagia...[image error]Buku ini bercerita tentang Vane....no.2 paling notorious after Frost deh....ga minat sama pernikahan sama sekal...prinsip nya,kalo perempuan manapun bisa tersedia setiap saat,dan bisa semua jenis dia coba,dan willing pulak...buat apa menikah dan terikat dengans atu perempuan?[image error]Sampai akhirnya dia kemakan sumpahnya sendiri, entah kenapa dia sore itu berniat memutuskan hubungan dengan mistress terakhir nya, dan gak berminat buat punya mistress lagi season ini....celibacy...yg tekad nya di ketawain terutama oleh Frost.....tenang Vane..kau aku dukung 100%..go go go Vane....[image error]Vane juga lagi bete banget,karena di paksa cari istri sama mami nya (anak mami mode on)..atau mami nya yg cari buat dia...sigh..Jadilah Isabel dan Delia, dua kakak beradik dari desa, yg cantik2 di undang ke London untuk menarik hati Vane...Taktik awal nya sih Isabel pancing2 Vane agar tertarik sama Delia...tapi Vane yg terpesona pada Isabel gara2 Isabel ngejar copet yg ambil dompet Vane, dan jatuh terduduk di toko baju, malah mulai ngejar Isabel...[image error]Mulai dari hadiah baju mahal buat Isabel, yg dikira Isabel buat Delia, dan di pakai Delia saat pesta..(yg tentu nya membuat Vane tersinggung)...yah,salah sendiri, ga nulis nama di kotak hadiah nya hahhahahahh...Sementara itu,Vane teguh pada cita2 nya untuk hidup selibat, abis,gimana ya, di otak nya cuma ada Isabeeeeeeeeellllllllll aja, biarpun di sodori perempuan2 cantik sama si Frost...ga mempan.....Sampai satu saat, mereka di pesta, (Isabel akhir nya mau pakai baju yg di kirim Vane)....Vane ga tahan lagi...setelah marah liat Vane di rayu Delia,(tenaang, Vane ga tertarik kok sama Delia)....Isabel berusaha kabur di tengah thunder, tapi sempat di kejar Vane, di rayu2 abis, akhirnya Isabel meleleh juga, dan pulang lah mereka ke rumah Vane...ehemmm...... *batuk2 keras dan sering*Nah bisa di tebak kan apa tujuan Vane...sampai sini, terpaksa di sensor, soalnya uhuk2 nya seksi dan lumayan biin mendamba hiihihihihi[image error]Vane sempat mikir juga mau kasih kado perhiasan apa buat Isabel,kata Isabel, ga usah perhiasan , yang penting warna nya blue-green seperti mata kamu...yaelaaah..unyu banget kaaa....Eh, besoknya after malam yg panas dan menggetarkan sukma, Isabel dapet kiriman kucing dengan mata biru-hijau..lucu kaaaannnn.....[image error]Tadinya sih Isabel murusin ga enaklah calon suami adiknya dia jadiijn lover, tp mereka sama2 ga tahan tuh, di opera aja ada segala stolen kisses..sayang nya disana juga ada MR siapa gitu yg dateng dari kampung, yg emang naksir Isabel, tapi pernah nyium Delia (juga)...ini kesempatan buat menghindar dari Vane, dan isabel ga membantah saat Vane berpikir MR ini tunangan Isabel.Sampai di pesta Vane manas2in Isabel dengan ngajak dansa Delia,sengaja bikin Delia kesel....Vane akhirnya ga tahan dan dateng ke Isabel,marah2 soal kebohongan Isabel sejak pertemuan mereka , Isabel argumen kalo itu demi mami nya Vane..berantem lah mereka saat itu dengan permintaan maaf Isabel ga di terima Vane..tapi saat Vane mau pulang, dia sempat bilang,kalo dia ga pernah tertarik sama Delia, karena dia jatuh cinta sama Isabel....trus dia berlalu...Isabel merana....[image error]Setelah marah2 sama maminya, Vane akhirnya dapat kejelasan bahwa maminya emang bermaksud ngejodohin Vane sama Isabel, bukan Delia...kalo di sodor2in takut Vane malah kabur,makanya di buatlah sandiwara itu....Vane datang ke rumah sewaan Isabel , tapi Isabel udah keburu kabur pulang kampung dengan patah hati....[image error]Vane nyusul, dan malam itu juga dia ngelamar Isabel..yg akhir nyaaaaaaaaaa..setelah di rayu dengan uhuk2 yang panas oleh Vane, Isabel ngaku juga kalo dia cinta sama Vane dan mau jd istri Vane....Ada yg lucu,waktu Isabel di lempar ke tempat tidur sama Vane, hampir ketimpa Christopher, kucingnya[image error]... bete si Vane nama kucing dinamain Isabel pake nama dia (nama Vane aslinya Christopher)...hahahhahaYah bisa di tebaklah,mereka akhirnya menikah, dan mami nya Vane yg paling hepi....Bahasa Inggris nya agak susah nih (menurut aku lho ya)..jadi agak lambat bacanya....so far, buku ini cukup menghibur,tapi bukan the best seri ini...aku paling suka buku tentang Reign dan Sophia....to be continue

  • Amanda
    2019-02-26 14:19

    Is it just me, or were there about 50 pages or so missing towards the end of the book? Things were going along great, albeit a little less developed than Hawkins previous books in the series, and then all of a sudden it is as if a major event was skipped in the book. (view spoiler)[When and how did Vane find out that Isabel and his mother were in cahoots? We go from the two of them getting together, having a fight, the fake-fiance showing up, and the next thing you know Vane is mad about her deceit (which, really, beyond their first meeting there was so little effort to push him towards Delia). I am still totally confused how Vane found out - it wasn't his mother or Isabel, and no one else knew... Seriously, if you know what transpired, let me know!!! (hide spoiler)]I liked Vane and Isabel, although like I mentioned before, they could have been developed more. Things seemed to just jump around, and the other Lords of Vice seemed to be just tossed into the story for no reason other than to include them because it is their series. I do not think it is always necessary to include every single previous character in each book within a series. Sure, it was nice to see the previous books couples, but it did not really do anything to further the story and the pages would have been better used to learn more about Vane and Isabel. Some spoilers:There were so many possible storylines that were thrown out there but never actually followed through on that I am still not sure what the main plot was. There was the scheme to get Isabel's sister married off to Vane, but we never actually saw any real interaction between them; there was the possible altercation with Isabel's grandfather, but again there was no interaction and for all we know maybe he really did want to talk to her; the plot about Isabel's fathers work and having to sell it off; the very unfinished business with Delia and Mr. Ruddel; and WTF was going on with Isabel's mother? Is it addiction to laudanum that she is dealing with or is she just an embarrassment? And why did she randomly decide to go to London? So confused. In fact, I originally gave this book 3 stars, but I just can't justify that so I'll be going down to 2.I will definitely keep reading this series since I loved the previous books, and I hope this book was just an aberration or was rushed along by the publishers...

  • Mary Gramlich
    2019-03-07 13:18

    SUNRISE WITH A NOTORIOUS LORD by Alexandra HawkinsLords of Vice Series #401/12 - St. Martin's Press - Mass Market Paperback – 287 pagesIs it possible you were created just to bedevil and bewitch me?Christopher Avery Courtland, Earl of Vanewright is determined not to get married. He is been sticking with this theory while at the same time attempting to stop his mother from trying to make that happen. When you have one of the most conniving of woman as your mother you have to out fox her but this time he may have been caught in a trap of his own making. The problem is not the woman his mother is pushing on him but her sister giving him a reason to blush, the radiant Isabel Thorne.Isabel has always been as much a parent as a sister to Delia so trying to get her married off to a titled gentleman is the perfect set up. With an introduction into London society promised, Isabel takes Vane’s mother up on her offer to get Vane interested in Delia regardless of the consequences. Problem is with great plans and organized thinking is that when the heart takes over all rules and clear thought fly out the window. Isabel is trying to stop this over whelming desire to rush into Vane’s arms and feel his lips brush hers. This trip has been nothing but trouble, confusion, and terrible decisions that keep leading Isabel back to Vane.Vane has led the most spirited life imaginable with his friends and never thought he was ever going to marry. Nevertheless, there stands Isabel with her innocence and striking beauty flowing around her like roses falling from the vine. Vane knows that Isabel cannot be his but has that stopped him before, no and as tempting as Isabel is in the simplest of frocks he cannot stop imaging the magnificence of seeing just her bare shoulder.This book starts on a fast pace and never slows down. The action between the characters is riveting and when one pushes, another one shoves all to achieve their individual goals. One man has no way of defending himself when all these women have a plan written in such a lovely fashion by Ms. Hawkins.

  • Tiffany Day
    2019-03-02 13:11

    I've been reading the series as each book has been released and the previous entry was a HUGE disappointment. I was ready for redemption; however, my concerns began when I picked up the book and found it was under 300 pages with a larger font size. OK, look - the book wasn't *terrible* - it had good potential with a somewhat unique setup: H has a meddling mother wishing to see him married; h, as default head of her family, is her accomplice in trying to marry off her sister. The problem is that it never really delivered. Characters and their backstories are never really developed. At times the story feels disjointed: as if chapters were added and removed without much regard to flow and craftmanship. Editing errors abound. I didn't hate the story -- it's readable -- it just was a letdown.It seems to me that the author and publishers are simply pushing out the books for the sake of releasing them. The kicker is that they are sending out easily avoidable reads -- right now, I would tell any newcomer to The Lords of Vice series to read books 1 and 2 -- nothing in the books 3 or 4 really provides any key info -- especially this one. (We learn next to nothing new about any of the other series' regular characters). The trade-off is this is a really fast read -- definitely could be read in one sitting, if you have a block of a few hours to spare.With 7 Lords in the Vice gang, there's still time to save this series. I sure hope Hawkins can figure it out by the time it is Frost's turn (book 7, I'm sure). I'm counting on that one to be a standout!2 1/2 - 3 stars

  • Limecello
    2019-03-07 13:34

    I read it in an afternoon, and yet I didn't like it as much as I wanted or hoped to, I think?It didn't grab me like some of the previous books had, although I do plan to re-read it.It's just... the whole book seemed obvious might be the word I'm looking for.I'm surprised Isabel was tricked by the plan to get Vane to marry Delia.And that Vane didn't see through his mother - if all these characters are really so smart and clever, shouldn't they have known? The signs weren't just all there, they were almost slapping you across the face. Also, it seemed as if the other Lords of Vice were an afterthought. Although I do always like a glimpse of Frost, I'm disappointed he wasn't more developed. It might also be because it's been such a long time since I read the previous books, but the other characters other than Hunter felt mentioned out of obligation, more than for plot. (Apparently I'm impossible to please because I don't like it when secondary characters take over the plot/use what should be someone else's story as their introduction. So I need a perfect balance.)Still - average - as in a good book.I really liked Vane - although he was a bit of an idiot, and really liked Isabel, poor girl.I was a bit confused - perhaps because I had an ARC that the "conflict" was resolved in the way it was (and that it you know - happened as it did.) Hence the forthcoming re-read.

  • * kyrat
    2019-03-12 17:07

    It was ok. Super tacky cover made me kind of embarrassed to read it on public transportation, so I read it only at home.My main problem was that I felt like a chapter was missing. As of page 239, Isabel is dragging her mom out of a ballroom, trying to avoid Lord Botley and as far as I could tell they all think Ruddel is her fiance and no one knows of her plan with Lady Netherly.On the NEXT page, Chapter 27, she claims her whole world had crumbled... um, how? Nothing happened at the ball (that we're told of), her mom doesn't embarass her, they don't run into Lord Botley at all and apparently out of nowhere Vane suddenly knows about her plan. I went back twice to make sure I hadn't missed a conversation, a chapter or something. I felt like the book took a giant leap forward with no context or explanation.A few other things kind of bugged me, I didn't buy the sex addict who likes to have sex with all women, multiple women at one time, women in public settings etc, suddenly deciding to settle down. I kept thinking of all the STDs those guys have got to have if they were all sharing prostitutes & mistresses all the time.I'm also pretty sure they didn't use the word F**K in those times, so that was a little anachronistic.

  • Ellyce
    2019-03-16 12:31

    While I definitely enjoyed this book more than I did the previous installments, I feel hesitant to give it a better rating because there were a number of things about it that deterred from my overall enjoyment of it. I feel like these are common traits in Hawkins' Lords of Vice series: The setup and situation of the characters was definitely interesting, and it was nice seeing their personalities and how their pasts affected the way that they acted. I enjoyed seeing the hero and heroine interact, and they were really well suited for one another. However, where the story fell a bit flat (and often seem s to in this series) is that there's a nice and slow buildup to them falling in love (which problematically seems to be caused more by physical attraction), but then - bam! - they're suddenly overwhelmingly in lustful love with one another. I feel like I'm being told that the characters are in love, not feeling it - it's a bit like having it shoved down your throat. In addition, while I understand that this is a series and it's nice to have cameos from recurring characters or previous books, they seem to pop up all the time in Hawkins' series. One or two recurring main characters is great, but all seven of the heroes of the series and three of the females appearing in every other chapter? I feel like those could have been pages devoted more to the story of Isabel and Vane, fleshing it out and them as people, not serving to remind me all seven names of lords with notorious reputations (that I seriously could care less about, as I really can't tell the difference between them since they seem to be all popping up at once [well, I can distinguish one or two of them, as Hawkins likes to reiterate that Frost is a jerk who has some weird issues, probably setting him up as the next "swoonworthy hero" of the next installment. Ha bloody ha.]), which only served to be very distracting, not adding to my overall enjoyment of the series. I also felt a bit cheated by the ending of this particular book. (view spoiler)[Delia runs off with Ruddel, with Vale and Isabel clearly bothered by it. However, even though they decide they will do something about it, they go up the stairs to have sex and plan to go to London to get married first? What? (hide spoiler)] My mind was a bit boggled by that, as it didn't really make sense. Another thing I noticed were that there were a few (about five to ten) grammar errors in this book (I have the eBook version) that any editor could have caught. There were present tense words that should have been in past tense to make more sense with the sentence that they were in, or simple spelling/word errors with which an extra two characters would have made the correct word in the right context. This bugged me a little, as I would assume Hawkins has an editor who should catch this, and I don't recall it happening in the previous two books. Overall, this is an alright read. I don't have that high expectations of Lords of Vice because it's Hawkins first series, and hopefully she'll get better with her stories as the years go by. Several wonderful romance authors have first series that definitely made me cringe, and Hawkins certainly has the potential to write some great stories. I'll definitely be reading the rest of this series, but I'm not expecting all that much.

  • Haeja
    2019-03-11 12:11

    This is a review of the first four books of the Lords of Vice series, originally posted on My Book Musings.The series is about the friendship and discovery of the seven most debauched lords in society, the Lords of Vice, namely Sin, Reign, Dare, Vane, Saint, Hunter, and Frost. Their names are actually derived from their aristocratic lineage. For example, Frost’s title is actually Lord Chillingsworth and Dare is Lord Mordare. I like Alexandra Hawkins’ play on their nicknames using their lineage.All books are very romantic and exciting. I’m not really into the bad boy types, and these Lords of Vice are seriously as such, but Alexandra Hawkins managed to still make them desirable despite their serious moral flaws. I suppose you can say that the love they eventually found with their significant others redeemed them from their past, may I say extreme, debauchery.I love the friendship and interaction between the seven, although I find it weird that they fight amongst themselves so often. Then again, it doesn’t even seem to be an issue with them anymore. The friends accept that they are like that and they just deal with their issues with each other through their fists. I’m not a fan of violence, though, so I’m glad that it was only referred to most of the time instead of it being a central part of the book.Another thing I like about the series is that the women are not characterized as strong, independent women then later depicted as weak and foolish. However, despite the commonalities in the series, the women are still distinctive from each other.The book is actually a bit forthright with uh some of the activities that the lords do, so I highly recommend that you be 18 and above before you read the book.The four books so far do not disappoint and they actually made me want more. I’m so excited for the upcoming fifth book, All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess, although what I’m really waiting for is Frost’s own story. I’m guessing that the sixth book, however, will be about Hunter and Frost will be the last. Honestly, if you read the series, you’ll find that his story is just right to be the last because he is frequently mentioned in all books AND he seems to play a significant role per story. The lack of further background and discourse about Frost is just maddening! Maddeningly exciting, that is. My interest at this point is highly aroused because I really want to know why he is the way he is. To get my point, go get your own copy of the book. It would be a fantastic read for your Historical Romance collection.Ciao!

  • MelodyMay (What I'm Reading)
    2019-02-18 09:22

    Also on http://sillymelody.blogspot.comI will be up front, this was not my favorite book of the Lords of Vice series. I couldn't remember why. Of course, I have been re-reading the books, since Alexandra Hawkins had a new Lords of Vice come out this past month. Here is what the story is about:If you have been following the series you would know that Christopher Courtland, the Earl of Vanewright has been trying to avoid his mother's machination to marry him off. However, his mother has come up a foolproof plan. What can go wrong?This time his mother has found two delightful girls who might make the perfect bride for her Christopher. The only problem is getting them to London. So, basically she gets them to partake in the season. Lady Netherly told Isabel she wanted to set up Vane with her sister Delia. Thinking what is best for the family, Isabel agrees to Lady Netherly's plan. However, it doesn't go according to plan? Or is that what they are suppose to believe.At the beginning of the story, I remember the reason why the story wasn't my favorite. I couldn't stand Delia for being the self-absorbed girl that everyone loves. Trust me she is self-absorbed, and that's being nice. While Isabel is trying to keep the family afloat. So, much responsibility is thrown on to Isabel, because she can't count on her mother. However, that is a personal reason and it shouldn't stop you from checking out the book for yourself.After re-reading the book, the story grew on me a little more. It's just as good as the others. Still not my top pick out of the series, but I gave it a second chance and I would re-read again. I still love the series. This book might worm its way up the ladder, but it might take sometime.That's all for now and I hope that you are enjoying what your reading. In the next couple of days you will be seeing Saint's story. So long and happy reading.

  • Emily
    2019-02-21 16:27

    Despite his mother’s persistence, Christopher Courtland, Earl of Vanewright, more commonly known as “Vane” has managed to keep himself clear of her matchmaking attempts. Although at times overly clever, Vane has come up with a solution to this season’s attempts, celibacy. He sees no other way around keeping himself out of a loveless marriage and all is going according to plan, until he meets Isabel Thorne whose quick temper and precise aim has him at a disadvantage for the first time in his life. He wants to know more about the independent beauty who doesn’t fawn at him like the other ladies of the ton, in fact she seems more inclined at pushing him towards her sister as well as putting him in his place, than she does at seeing him as a romantic interest. Not unlike his nickname, Vane decides this is the type of woman who he could spend the season with, as a friend, nothing more, but sometimes best laid plans have a way of finding a path of it’s own one that could include Vane losing his heart along the way.Full review on Single Titleshttp://singletitles.com/?p=7797

  • Jenn
    2019-03-04 16:33

    The Lords of Vice are a notorious group amongst the ton. Vane, the current vice in question, is not looking for a wife. In fact, Vane is doing all he can to avoid his mother's matchmaking attempts. Until he meets Isabel Thorne. Isabel is in London hoping to give her younger sister a season to remember. Lady Netherley, Isabel's host and Vane's mother, would love for her son to wed Isabel's sister, Delia. While attempting to make the match happen, Isabel has no idea that Vane has other plans in mind. Sunrise with a Notoroius Lord was a very fun read for me. I just finished a very dark horror and needed something lighter. Most of the novel is told from Vane's standpoint and I love when authors do this. The love story between the two characters was not at all fairy tale-ish which I adored. I felt as if I was reading about two very real people and that was a wonderful change of pace. Readers will enjoy the writing style of Alexandra Hawkins

  • Trianna Hyde
    2019-03-18 12:11

    The books from this era have become my new obsession. I love reading them and seem to devour them. this book proved no different. I loved the title female Isabel and the title male "Vane." Isabel stuggles to remain practical and realistic. fighting for the future of her family and her home. She seems to deny herself the chance at happiness. under the belief that duty is better love or happiness. Vane makes her finally question that belief. vane the serial bachelor doesnt want to find love let alone marriage. but with isabel challanging him seemingly every time they meet the bachelor has met his match. its great to read thier stuggles her fighting to be reasonable and practical him fighting to never be tied down. I LOVED IT. and i will certainly look into the other books of this series.

  • Barbara ★
    2019-03-10 10:28

    Though I liked both Vane and Isabel, I thought their story missed the boat. Things were going along nice and smoothly and suddenly Isabel grabs her family and leaves town. Why? WTH happened that wasn't discussed in the story? And all of a sudden Vane just knows that Isabel and his mother were working together to trap him in marriage. Again, where did this sudden knowledge spring from? Other than these two glaring problems, I enjoyed Vane and Isabel's courtship and the give and take between them. I wasn't surprised Vane tried to get her in bed but I was surprised when she agreed so readily. Hmmm not a bad addition to the series but not a great one either.

  • Barbara
    2019-02-22 16:25

    Vane's mother is setting him up with a girl as she wants him to marry. The girl is supposedly Delia--or is it Isabel? This could have been amuch better book, but it is as though the author just wanted to get the book finished and on to the next. Every description of Vane's mother included her age. His father tells him he is dying but not only does Vane not care, neither did the author since it is never mentioned again. The others have to be better--hopefully not worse.

  • ies
    2019-03-06 16:10

    Gue sukaaaa.. Vane - Isabel eheheeh... dari buku2 sebelumnya juga sudah dibahas kan, yg emaknya Vane ngejodo-jodoin die sama siapa aja, nah kali ini emaknya sampe memasuki tahap rada desperado, sampe Vane yakin emaknya ga bakalan masalah die merit sama mistress nya jg, yg penting merit dan bikin heir kwkwkwVane, gelarnya Earl saat ini dan akan mewarisi gelar Marquess bapaknya suatu hari nanti, yg kaga akan lama karena emang bapaknya ude tua. Vane anak laki-laki ke 3, ga pernah disangka bakalan jadi Marquess selanjutnya. Kakaknya si pewaris pertama tipe2 yg taat gt, die as a hero, pas perang, kakak ke 2 nya mati tenggelam pas mo nolongin orang tenggelam, as a hero pula, nah si Vane ini rake dari jaman muda. Gaulnya sama Lord of Vice, punya club judi dst dst deh. Emak-Bapaknya ude stop hope hayyah hopeless ama die, sekarang maunya cuma Vane kasih mereka cucu buat nerusin gelar Marquess ntarnya. 2 Season ude dilewati Vane ngadepin emaknya buat ngejodo-jodoin die, dan season ini die ude engap banget sampe mutusin mistress nya kr die yakin emaknya bakalan nyuruh die meritin mistress nya kalau die kaga merit2 dan die kaga mau merit sama mistress nya yg menurut die annoying banget *nah lo* kwkwkwkw. Sampai suatu hari, pas die lagi mutusin mistress nya di toko baju, die kecopetan dan ada lady yg ngebantuin die buat nangkep pencopetnya.. tdk biasa bukan? lady mau ikutan nangkep pencopet?Isabela Thorne, cucu Earl (apa ya gw lupa gelar kekeknya) tapi ga diakui karena emakny (anak Earl) merit sama orang biasa (peneliti apa penemu gt deh bapaknya). Bapaknya meninggal kr lab nya meledak, emaknya drama queen dan adeknya Daisy susah banget diatur. Isabela gantiin peran emaknya, ngurusin rumah, ngeberesin utang papanya, ngurusin adeknya yg nyebelin banget. Sampai suatu hari, Throne's sister diundang pesta di rumah orang kaya dikampungnya die gt deh, dan salah satu tamunya ini emaknya Vane. Emaknya Vane ini nyeritain anaknya (Vane) dan keknya cocok sama Daisy die bilang, die ngundang Isabel + adeknya ke London buat kenalan di ton, tp ga usah bilang kl mo ngejodoin Daisy sama Vane karena Vane bakalan sebel. Isabel ga punya pilihan laen, setidaknya kl Daisy merit sama Earl otomatis hidup emaknya terjamin, disamping itu ada Mr. (ah lupa namanya), die awalnya ngedeketin Isabel gt sampe Isabel sedikit berharap eh malah ngegap die lg kissu2 Daisy, Isabel ga mau masa depan Daisy yg reckless ini tercemar, jadi buat misahin diajak deh adeknya ke London dgn alasan buat pesta dansa. Sehari sebelum perkenalan Daisy - Vane secara resmi, emaknya Vane kasih tau kl Vane ada di toko baju sama mistress nya dan Isabel bikin kejadian "pencurian" buat narik perhatian Vane, tapi semua tdk berjalan lancar karena Isabel malah terkilir dan si Vane nganterin die ke rumah + ngebeliin baju2 buat mereka b2. Besokannya pas dikenalkan secara resmi, Vane justru lebih tertarik ke Isabel yg jelas2 nolak pesona die, sementara Daisy malah monyong2 nyodor2in diri ude biasa bagi Vane. Isabel yg bingung dgn sikapnya Vane yg justru lebih ngejar-ngejar die dibanding Daisy, dan Isabel jg suka si sebenernya, Vane kan ganteng dan pinter, tp die kan mustinya ngejodoin Vane ama adeknya, jadilah Isabel bilang kl die ude hampir bertungan sama si Mr. sapa itu yg gw lupa namanya. Vane kesel banget pas tau Isabel ude mo punya tungangan, tp ya namanya bkn Vane kan kl nyerah.. trs dimana pas tunangan pura2 Isabel aka pacarnya Daisy nyusul ke London? trs pas Vane tau semua muslihat Isabel sama emaknya? tapi untuk ukuran Lord yg mati-matian kaga mau merit, Vane justru ngejar-ngejar Isabel tanpa ampun hmpfhbanyak dialog kocak deh... dan ribuuuuutt mulu kerjaannya ehehehee XD

  • The_Book_Queen
    2019-03-19 10:10

    3.5 Stars. The review that follows is a partial review. To read the full text, please visit:http://tbqspersonalbookpalace.blogspo...~*~*~Isabel Thorne life has been anything but easy. Her father's death lead to her mother's inability to deal with everyday life, leaving Isabel to take care of the household herself. With limited resources, this hasn't been easy; her father was only a mere working man, a philosopher of sorts, and though her mother was born the daughter of a lord she was cut off completely the moment she married Mr. Thorne. Isabel has come to accept that she will never have a glorious life, but if she can at least keep her younger sister, Delia, from trouble until she marries, she will be content. This is no easy task when her sister only wishes to flirt with every man she meets, but has no wish to marry yet. It is because of her sister that Isabel gets the chance to go to London for a season. A lady of the ton asks her to come to town, with Delia, for the purpose of trying to arrange a match between her son and Delia. Isabel agrees, but doesn't realize at the time all the trouble this plan is going to be. Nor does she realize that the lady's plan all along was not for Delia to be the bride, but rather Isabel herself...Christopher, more commonly known to the world as Vane (Lord Vanewright) is anything but tame. He is, in fact, one of the Lords of Vice, a group of young men that are said to participate in truly scandalous affairs, as well as own the Nox club, which is known for its less than honorable reputation. Like the rake he is, he has been avoiding his mother's matchmaking attempts for two years now, but can he outwit her yet again, or will he find himself leg-shackled to some young heiress by the end of the season? When he runs into the enchanting Miss Isabel Thorne while trying to break off an affair with his current mistress (while in a seamstress, of all places!), he thinks nothing of it. Her younger sister is with her, and while many men would no doubt say that Delia is more beautiful, his eyes kept straying to Isabel instead. Little does he know that she is plotting with his mother, trying to set him up with Delia. He has no attraction to the younger Thorne sister, but Isabel is a temptation he finds himself unable to resist. Could the infamous Lord Vane finally have found the one woman who can tame his rakish soul? Upon finding out about her connection with his mother's plans, Vane casts Isabel aside; how could she lie to him like that? He trusted her, believed she was one of the few honest women out there, and he had come to think of her not only as his friend and lover, but as, perhaps, something more permanent. After confronting his mother with the discovery, he finds out that perhaps Isabel was telling him the truth all along—or at least the truth as she knew it... It seems his mother was trying to be sneaky about all of it and only told Isabel that the matchmaking was to be between Vane and Delia, when instead she had set her eyes on Isabel for a future daughter-in-law. After the cruel way he treated her, how can he ever convince Isabel that he is the right man for her—the only man for her? By the use of some late night seduction of course! I liked this book, I truly did. However, I didn't love it. I had a hard time connecting real well with the characters. ….~*~*~Review property of NightOwlRomance.com

  • Maura
    2019-03-18 13:05

    The fourth Lord of Vice to fall in love is Lord Vanewright or "Vane." His mother is all about matchmaking schemes and he's been doing his best to avoid them since he doesn't really care about his familial duty and he really enjoys women. Isabel is responsible for her family and has to deal with a very strange and embarrassing mother and a spoiled, selfish little sister (but Isabel only makes it worse). After meeting up with Vane's mother in the country, Isabel becomes part of a plan to matchmake Vane and her younger sister. Only Isabel finds herself falling for Vane and he is absolutely intrigued with her, mostly because she absolutely refuses to chase him for marriage (and why would she when she expects her sister to marry him?). In one respect, this was quite enjoyable. I liked Isabel and felt her frustration for her sister Delia, though I found myself seriously wondering what Mom's problem was. Of the Lord's of Vice, Vane manages to top out the ranks with "Reign" as being one of the most moral of the bunch (and that's saying something...). So I liked the characters and I enjoyed reading about them. I didn't find myself wondering how anyone could fall in love with Vane (which I have done in previous books of the series). It was a quick read with an interesting romance. A bit of angst in there too. I did get a bit frustrated with Isabel over her double standard for Vane - how could she not forgive Ruddel for kissing her sister, but forgive Vane. It's not like he was pushing her away or anything. He even commented later that it was mildly pleasant - so he had a bit of time to make that assessment... That being said, did someone go tearing out pages at the end of the book? How did Vane figure out the matchmaking plot? What happened with Lord Botly? We are definitely missing some pages here. It's like the editor cut the author off at a certain number of pages and just took out what they deemed extraneous information (only not all of it was so extraneous). It felt seriously rushed. (view spoiler)[ Which is probably why they left the little cliffhanger thingy with Delia and Ruddel for a later book(hide spoiler)]. I also have to comment that the heroes that this author puts forth have a certain degree of ruthlessness and sometimes heartlessness that really makes me uncomfortable. I mean, in this book we have a fairly decent guy, although this is special behavior. He admits that for some reason, he simply cannot be callous with Isabel (presuming he can be with everyone else). Later, in a darker moment, he fantasizes about marrying Delia while still enjoying Isabel in his bed. And this is after he knows that he loves her, but I'll grant that he's angry. But yikes! There are other such moments, not heavily emphasized but that give an insight into the character that make you wonder if he isn't really an asshole. IIRC, Sin and Dare were way worse. And Frost - we haven't had his book yet, but I have to wonder why those guys are even friends with him. It seems like everyone hates him. Even me.

  • May Mostly Romance
    2019-02-23 15:30

    มาถึงเล่มที่สี่แล้วค่ะ ในชุด Lords of Vice เรื่องราวของขุนนางหนุ่มเจ็ดคนที่แต่ละคนมีชื่อเล่นสุดเทห์ แต่ละคนร่ำรวย หล่อเหลา และมีทุกอย่างที่ทุกคนต้องอิจฉาเล่มนี้เป็นเรื่องราวของคริสโตเฟอร์ คอร์ทแลนด์ หรือเอิร์ลแห่งเวนไรท์ ซึ่งฉายาที่ทุกคนเรียกขานกันก็คือเวน และเวนก็เหมือนกับสมาชิกคนอื่น ๆ ในกลุ่มเพื่อนที่ไม่อยากมีข้อผูกมัด และต้องการใช้ชีวิตโสดผละจากหญิงคนนึงไปอีกคนนึงอย่างไม่มีบ่วงผูกพัน แต่แล้วเมื่อเขาได้พบกับมิสอิซาเบล ธอร์น ทุกอย่างก็เปลี่ยนไปครั้งแรกที่เขาได้พบกับเธอ เวนพานางบำเรอของเขาไปร้านตัดเสื้อ ในขณะที่อิซาเบลและน้องสาวไปเลือกซื้อเสื้อผ้าเพื่อเตรียมตัวกับฤดูกาลออกงาน ความสับสนเกิดขึ้นเมื่อขโมยพยายามจะขโมยของจากเวน และอิซาเบลเข้ามาขัดขวางไว้ ซึ่งนั่นไม่ได้ทำให้ชายหนุ่มประทับใจหรอกนะ เขาโมโหที่เธอมาขวางทาง ทำให้เขาไม่สามารถไล่จับขโมยได้ และเมื่อยิ่งมีโอกาสได้พูดคุยกัน อิซาเบลก็แสดงออกอย่างชัดเจนว่าไม่สนใจเขา และนั่นเป็นการทำให้เขาเริ่มต้นสนใจเธอ เพราะไม่เคยมีผู้หญิงคนไหนไม่สนใจเขาเรื่องยิ่งน่าสนใจมากขึ้น เมื่อเวนค้นพบว่า มารดาของเขาซึ่งต้องการให้เขาแต่งงานเป็นฝั่งเป็นฝาเสียทีวางแผนผลักดันการจับคู่ระหว่างเขา และหญิงสาวในตระกูลธอร์น แต่กลับไม่ใช่อิซาเบลที่ถูกเลือกให้กับเขา หากแต่เป็นเดเลีย น้องสาวของเธอ ซึ่งเวนยอมรับนะว่า เดเลียอาจจะสวยกว่า มีมารยาทมากกว่า แต่อะไรบางอย่างในตัวของอิซาเบลทำให้เขาไม่อาจละความคิดไปจากเธอได้สิ่งที่แม็กซ์รู้สึกว่าขาดหายไปจากหนังสือเล่มนี้ก็คือ ความลึกของตัวละคร ไม่ใช่ว่า ในสามเล่มแรกคาแร็คเตอร์จะลึกซึ้งกินใจอะไรมากมายหรอกนะคะ แต่อย่างน้อยเรายังรู้สึกว่า เรารู้จักพวกเขาเป็นอย่างดี (ผู้ชายเห็นแก่ตัว ยึดความสุขเป็นที่ตั้ง แบบนั้นก็ตาม) แต่ในเล่มนี้มีการพูดถึงเรื่องส่วนตัวของเวนน้อยมาก แทบจะไม่มีรายละเอียดในชีวิตของเขา มีการเปิดประเด็นเรื่องเวนไม่ใช่ลูกชายคนโต แต่เพราะความตายของพี่ชายทำให้เขากลายมาเป็นทายาท และนั่นเป็นความผิดหวังของบิดาที่สูงวัยกว่าเขามาก จนกระทั่งจบเรื่อง ก็ไม่มีพูดอะไรถึงประเด็นนี้เพิ่มเติม เราไม่ได้คาดหวังนะคะว่า จะต้องจบเรื่องแบบพ่อลูกเข้าใจกัน แต่เราอยากรู้ว่า ความกดดันที่ถาโถมลงไปที่เขา (ที่จู่ ๆ กลายเป็นทายาท) มีผลต่อเขาบ้างอย่างไร เราไม่อยากคิดน่ะค่ะว่า ตัวตนของเขามีแค่เท่าที่เห็นในหน้าหนังสือ มันมีแค่มิติเดียวเท่านั้นเอง อิซาเบลเป็นนางเอกผู้เสียสละอีกคนนึงในนิยายโรแมนซ์ ไม่ถึงขนาดเอาตัวเองเข้าแลกเพื่อความสุขของคนในครอบครัวหรอกค่ะ และนั่นเป็นเหตุผลที่ทำให้คาแร็คเตอร์ของเธอยังพอเวิร์คสำหรับเราอยู่ แต่ก็เหมือนกับเวนนะคะ เราไม่รู้สึกว่า รู้จักเธอเป็นอย่างดี ทุกอย่างดูตื้นเขินมาก ๆ ในคาแร็คเตอร์ของเธอ ไม่ได้หมายความว่าเธอเป็นตื้นนะคะ แต่ก็แค่เราไม่รู้ว่า อะไรคือแรงผลักดันในชีวิต และทำให้เธอกลายมาเป็นคนอย่างที่เป็นเล่มนี้อ่านไปเหมือนหนังสือฆ่าเวลาค่ะ ทุกอย่างเป็นไปตามสูตร พระเอกที่วิ่งหนีความรักและการแต่งงาน มาเจอหญิงสาวที่เขาพยายามบอกตัวเองให้เดินหนีมาซะ แต่ก็ทำไม่ได้ ยังคงเข้าไปพัวพันกับเธออยู่ได้ ไม่มีอะไรในกอไผ่ให้ต้องเดา และก็ไม่มีอะไรน่าสนใจเท่าไหร นี่อาจจะเป็นเหตุผลที่เราอ่านเล่มนี้จบมาหลายเดือน แต่ไม่ได้เขียนถึงสักที คะแนนที่ 60

  • Book Review Diva
    2019-03-14 16:34

    "Sunrise with a Notorious Lord" by Alexandra Hawkins Isabel Thorne is a plain and simple girl. She does not have the beautiful looks that her sister Delia has. Isabel knows that no man of prestigious will ever pay attention to her or ask for her hand in marriage. Ever since that encounter with Lord Vanewright, in the dress shop, Isabel Thorne can not seem to stop thinking about him. Isabel knows that she is in London for one purpose, and that is to work with Vane's mother to try and set her sister Delia up with Vane. To bad that Isabel will never be good enough for Vane. She knows Vane will not even give her a second glance. If only Isabel can put her feelings aside for Vane and focus on what is important.Lord Vanewright is considered a "ladies man" by the women of London's upper society. Lord Vanewright has no plans to settle down and marry. That is until Lord Vanewright spots two beautiful sisters in a local dress shop, and is immediately awestruck by the beautiful Isabel Thorne. Vane has no idea that Isabel and his mother, Lady Netherly are going to try and set Vane up with Isabel's sister Delia. Unfortunately Vane has no desire to marry Delia and is not in the least interested in her. What Vane wants, is the beautiful Isabel Thorne. Will Vane figure out Isabel's plans, that she is working with his mother to fix him up with Delia? Can he ever get past Isabel's lies, and possibly convince her that he is love with her?Readers of the "Lords of Vice" series will absolutely love this fourth installment, "Sunrise with a Notorious Lord." The seductive and passionate story of Vane and Isabel fighting through their denials, and discovering their true feelings for one another is hot, passionate, and exciting!I really look forward to reading Alexandra Hawkin's fifth book from her Lords of Vice series, it has become one of my favorite series to read.4 Hearts Out Of 5Reviewed by Historicalromancebooks.caVisit my Website at http://www.historicalromancebooks.ca

  • Ada
    2019-03-16 09:32

    This is book 4 of the Lords of Vice series and my first book of the series (unfortunately)!! I found this book to be thoroughly enjoyable and now I'll be searching for the first 3 books in the series before I catch up with the new released ones.The Lord of Vice series is about 7 rakish lords, each with their own nickname - Sin, Reign, Dare, Vane, Saint, Hunter and Frost. This book centers on Vane or Lord Vanewright as his true address. Vane was a late in life child to his parents and as they are now that he is a grown man, his mother is pushing for him to settle and marry before he inherits the family title (Netherley). Vane resists all of his mother's matchmaking efforts so she results to some old-fashion trickery. After a few meetings in the country, Lady Netherley invites Isabel Thorne and her younger sister Delia to visit London. To Isabel, she arranges this visit as an attempt to pair Delia with Vane. However, her true purpose is for Isabel and Vane to meet because she believes Isabel is the perfect bride for him.Isabel's mother was disowned by her family when she followed her heart and married beneath her. Since that time, their family has lived in the country by simple means and shunned from her mother's family, the Botly's. Isabel believes this chance to get her sister to London and the marriage to Lord Vanewright will finally help her sister to settle and open doors that otherwise would be closed to them so she agrees to be part of the deception. And thus it begins.I found the characters to be delightful - Isabel has a generous and loyal heart. Despite her growing feelings for Vane and her sister's spoiled, selfish ways, she continues to put everyone ahead of her wants and needs. Vane is charming with a decent heart and all the other lords are fun to be around. Lady Netherley is a sly old woman and wants the best for her son. Watching Isabel and Vane fall in love was so much fun. I definitely recommend this book!

  • Ange
    2019-02-26 09:28

    I'm going to give a solid 4 stars to this book. I really liked it but again it lacked historical realism. What I mean is that this whole series is set in Regency England, and yet girls are allowed around these gentlemen without chaperons, etc. Things that were considered scandalous for a young sheltered girl of that time were completely overlooked in this book. (view spoiler)[ Like going into a private room with a gentleman not related to you. Receiving a gentleman not related to you alone in your house. Leaving a party with a gentleman not engaged or related to you. I could cite so many breaches of decorum in this book and the previous ones in the series I could write a book about them. It was just not done, and although I know this is fiction and I have to suspend disbelief to some point,that was just too much. (hide spoiler)] I cannot believe some of the things Isabel did with Vane.Vane's parents were endearing though, specially his mom. In the other books the action was mostly centered around the two leads and the other Lords of Vice. Family relations and interaction was mostly ignored (except in book 3) So it was something new and interesting to see Vane interact with his family. Even though there were some characters that could have been easily edited out since they served no purpose whatsoever. Like Vane's younger sister Ellen.The unresolved sexual tension in this book was amazing though. There was a certain scene that made me tingle all over and that is saying something.(view spoiler)[ Vane kissing Isabel against his coach under the rain was the best kiss I've read in the whole series and it was just a kiss. (hide spoiler)]A great book that I would recommend to people who can suspend disbelief long enough to fall in love with these characters.PS. I want to read Frost's book damn it! lol

  • ♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
    2019-02-18 09:28

    I have been waiting for the next book forever, and I was a little disappointed. All of these books have been fun & the women drew mw in. The men are supposed to be rakes (man whorish) & all about blowing money & having fun. For Vane, it was over way too fast.I am not drawn to women in this period who are beneath the "ton" clas or constantly say they don't belong. The ones too poor to afford a dress. I was very frustrated with the younger sister of the main character.Isobel & her sister are invited to London by "Vanes" mother, under the pretense that Delia (Isobel's younger & supposededly more beautiful sister) would marry Vane. And of course Vane is attracted to Isobel and not Delia.I expected stronger characters in this book & they seemed week. There was only mention of NOX and there was really no dinamics in the group for Vane. It just didn't flow right with the rest of the series.There were some things that bugged me that were not resolved or there was no redemption in Vane. He bought a dress for Isobel & Delia took it, thinking it was for her. Isobel also thought the same thing. Vane was angry when Delia showed up in the dress. He said so. So instead of making a point and buying a dress right away for Isobel to prove it. He waited until much later to send her a costume dress... It really was me & the characters I prefer in my HR books. I did stay up and read this book until the end, so I read it in 6 hours. I do love the author, just not the characters this time. sorry.

  • Marita
    2019-02-27 09:05

    The beginning of the end for this series. Both the author and teh editors were just phoning it on from here on out.The plots OK and seems to be developing well (although way too much happens in the final 35% of every book in this series) and then all of a sudden we have a massive plot jump. Who the hell cut out out an entire chapter without even trying to explain what happened in it later on? Ruins the back 20% of the book IMO.I also wasn't overly invested in the characters anyway (the LOVs I am most invested in are Sin, Reign, Dare, Saint and Frost-Vane and Hunter don't do all that much for me). Vane's mother should teach a course to all ton mothers on Extreme Matchmaking For That Errant Rake You Accidentally Raised :DMy biggest issue here was the continuing lack of ton awareness in this series and the plot jumps. Honestly, the lead characters of this series get away with a crazy amount of stuff. The men I can understand because the ton far more easily forgave a titled man than a seduced innocent marriageable young lady. But still, neither H nor h in this series seem to face any repercussions for the downright social-pariah-status-earning level of stuff they do. And the plot jump JFC-glossed over the biggest points of conflict int eh book and rendered them utterly meaningless without a satisfactory explanation.I decided to continue with the series anyway because I am ridiculously invested in Frost's HEA even though I knew by this point it would never live up to what he deserved.

  • Azwildcat * reads too much romance *
    2019-02-17 15:15

    Book 4: Sunrise with a Notorious Lord***** My Ratings *****Hero rating: 5Heroine rating: 4 Steam/Action Factor: 4Plot/Storyline: 3.5Writing Style: 4***********************Overall rating: 4 – The first time a read this book it was my least favorite of the series. Since I’ve re-read the book I don’t feel as though it was as bad as my first reaction but I still think the book felt rushed towards the end. Seems as though it may be missing a chapter explaining how Vane found out about Isabelle’s involvement with his mother. ************************Favorite Books1 - After Dark with a Scoundrel 2 - Twilight with the Infamous Earl3 - All Night with a Rogue4 - Till Dawn with the Devil 5 - Sunrise with a Notorious Lord6 - All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess7 - Dusk with a Dangerous DukeFavorite Heroes:1 - Frost2 - Sin3 - Dare4 - Vane5 - Hunter6 - Reign 7 - SaintFavorite Heroines:1 - Regan2 - Sophia3 - Juliana4 - Isabel5 - Madam V/ Catherine6 - Emily 7 - Grace Overall Series Rating: 3 - I really liked this series. My only issue were that throughout the series there were parts of the story missing and the author left some of the storyline unresolved... but overall each story was unique and and liked how all characters were tied together in each book. Would/Would Not recommend this series: yesWould I re-read this series: yesWould I read future books by this author: yes

  • April
    2019-03-02 09:18

    SUNRISE WITH A NOTORIOUS LORD by Alexandrea Hawkins is another exciting addition to "A Lord Vice" Novel set in 1823 England. It is the 4th book in "A Lord Vice" novel,but can be read as a stand alone. See " After Dark With A Scoundrel","All Night With A Rogue" and "Till Dawn With The Devil". Although,you will see some to the characters from the previous stories re-appearing throughout this story with their wives,of course. "Sunrise With A Notorious Lord" is the story of "Vane",Christopher Courtland,Earl of Vanewright and Miss Isabel Thorne. It is written with details,the plot is interesting and the charcters will capture your heart. I have enjoyed the Lords of Vice. Although,considered dashing,scandalous,and over indulges in their vices, they are also,caring,dedicated to a cause,sexy,daring,and looking for something. This author has done it again,with this story. It is fast paced,adventure filled,with smart,sophisticated females and sexy,dark males. A wonderful addition to the "Lord of Vice" novel. I can hardly wait for the next installment. Received for an honest review from the publisher. Details can be found at St. Martin's Paperbacks and My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews.RATING: 4.5HEAT RATING: MildREVIEWED BY: AprilR,My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviewd

  • Belinda
    2019-03-11 14:05

    The new book by Alexandra Hawkins titled "Sunrise with a Notorious Lord" was an excellent book. Christopher Courtland, Earl of Vanewright known as Vane is one of the Lords of Vice. He is a rich and handsome ladies man, who's trying to forestall his matchmaking Mother. In the opening scene of the book, Vane is with his soon to ex-mistress in a dressing room at the dressmaker's shop making way too much noise doing what he does best. When Vane exits the dressing room, he spies a beautiful woman shopping. He is attempting to flirt with her when a youth in the dress shop bumps into him. He is momentarily caught off guard when he realizes he has been duped by a pickpocket. Vane tries to stop the youth when the beautiful woman he was flirting with proceeds to interrupt. Vane is totally outraged by the woman putting herself in danger and starts yelling. But not to undone, said lady manages to retrieve item from the pickpocket. Of course, Vane is not expecting said item to be flung at his head, catches it. The lady in question, Miss Isabel Thorne is not going to be scolded by this insufferable, erroneous, stupid man. She tells him off, and right then Vane is smitten.Could another "Lord of Vice" be stung by cupids' arrow? You'll just have to read and find out!

  • Dianne
    2019-03-04 15:30

    Of the four Lords of Vice romances written so far this has to be my least favorite. The first several books had held me in thrall and I just assumed that the rest of them would do so also. That this book would be as sexy and adventures as the others. But, although Ms Hawkins follows her seduction formula right down to the bone, ( first kiss,a second longer kiss, a seduction leaving the woman satisfied but not the man, full out love-making,etc.)the characters and the plot were the shallowest yet.There was no depth, no growth and very nearly no emotion in the characters. The secondary characters (and I use the term loosely) were a farce. The Lords themselves are just becoming annoying as they stand around causing troubles for the Lord with a woman. I actually found myself not caring whether these two eventually found love or not. It was also my first experience with the woman being the least savory of the two. I do want to read Frost's book, but since I have a feeling that will be the last one, I find myself in a quandary; do I hope the next book doesn't read like something merely phoned in or do I skip it altogether?

  • Greselley
    2019-03-02 12:05

    Vane gritted his teeth while Isabel moved on to paying her respects to his friends. He had to remind himself that all three gentlemen were happily married. Their smiles and courtly manners were not meant to provoke him.Vane realized that he was jealous.It was an irrational emotion. All he wanted to do was plant his fist in Sin’s face and drag Isabel out of the box Oh my, Alexandra Hawkins never failed to surprise me! This series is getting better and better indeed. I'm not wrong at that assumption. This story is wonderful, most of the time amusing and romantic. And I adore the cat! ^_^ Even in the preceeding books, Vane was always complaining about his mother who desperately wants to see him settled down by marriage. He cleverly avoided that unfortunate outcome for several seasons but well, his mother is clearly more clever than him. He just didn't see it, or rather 'her' coming that he put down his defense when it comes to Isabela. What he didn't realize it was a trap that his mother laid down especially for him.

  • Marie
    2019-03-02 09:07

    I loved the book. This was a little lighter than the others in the series. The Other characters have a much darker and sinister story to tell. But from the Beginning I have always felt that Vane was some what the clown of the group, more so than the others. My only complaint, if you could call it that is that I would have liked for the characters to have gotten to know each other in a deeper way. Their connection seemed rushed. In one chapter they began to like each other, and the next chapter it was a week later and they were already close friends, but the reader never got to experience what got them there. I would have liked for them to really have gotten to understand each other and know their personalities a little bit more. Plus I would have liked more story into the pain that Vain feels towards his relationship with his father. I do think the story flowed nicely, it just seemed a bit fast. As always there was great passion and romance and the Lords of Vice are sexy as all get out!

  • Sarah
    2019-03-08 10:22

    This book started out okay, but it never did grab me as super fantastic, but toward the end it really slipped. The characters would change emotion or thought without explanation. At the end, the h is so upset that she didn't get his forgiveness and wishes she could then he shows up and she's all righteously angry. What happened to sadness that she'd hurt him?I liked the story line, and I loved the other Lords of Vice, but this author's writing is not my favorite. I'm afraid to try the other books because this one was sort of hodge-podgey. I know that's not a word, but that's how it felt. Very choppy.Not bad. It did have a good story line, and some decent characters although what the point of Mr. Ruddel was is still unclear. His character seemed to fill whatever role was needed that chapter.Probably won't try anything else by this author unless it is super cheap. too many authors I love out there to buy some that are okay.