Apr 14, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: This last and best of the "Courtship Trilogy" was well worth my time. Based on past issues in her life, spirited beauty, Lily Loring is dead set against courtship and marriage. It is up to Heath Griffin, Marquess of Claybourne to woo her and change her mind. Aunque como todas las historias de Nicole Jordan Jun 03, Widya Rahardja rated it it was ok Shelves: I seriously almost never gave a book I read a 2-star, because I'm too polite for that and I seriously admire people who could write an entire book and finish it, of course!
But this time, I really couldn't help it I didn't like Lily in the first book, I didn't like her in the second book, and I totally hate her in the third book. She's just so callous, rude and just so unappealing. I couldn't understand why Nicole Jordan, the author, choose to make Lily's character like this. I love Arabella a I seriously almost never gave a book I read a 2-star, because I'm too polite for that and I seriously admire people who could write an entire book and finish it, of course!
I love Arabella and Roslyn, and if she could make such an amazing character as Roslyn, why not use that little bit of charm to Lily? Instead, Lily is just so full of herself and I don't think she ever deserves Heath in the first place. He's too good for her The 2-star is actually my respect to the others "girls" in the story, especially those who actually show Lily the newspaper where the news of the Heath's "engagement" is made public, and how she pushed Lily to actually accept that she loves him Really, until almost the end you don't realize that?
Because you're too hardened by the world? Towards the end I have little patience with Lily and I wonder how I finish the book. I guess I like Heath so much to deny him his own story. He's such a delightful person, I just wish he got a better bride May 15, Alisa rated it liked it. While I enjoyed this book, by the end I was ready for it to be over. The hero is a rake who is initially intrigued by the heroine, a young woman who craves independence and doesn't want to marry because her parents union was traumatic.
However, the strike a bargain and a challenge begins. The courtship was fun, but at times, frustrating. The heroine is stubborn and the hero determined. Then it flips and the hero finally gets that she really isn't going to marry him. Problem is she has While I enjoyed this book, by the end I was ready for it to be over. Problem is she has a change of heart.
The back and forth between the characters was entertaining, but the heroine got a little annoying with anti-marriage rant. At some point, after all of the side characters explain that not every man is the same, you would think she would get it. She doesn't and that is where it starts to drag and her reluctance becomes a chore. I was done with her at that point, so I didn't blame the hero. At the end they get their hea, but by that time I was annoyed with her and just glad it was over.
Still not a bad read. I'll definitely check out some other titles by this author. Mar 13, Amira rated it liked it Shelves: I enjoyed the romance between Lily and Heath even though I was frustrated at times with the back and forth on the marriage bit. There were some delightful moments and the sensual scenes were wonderfully done. May 14, MaggieReadsRom rated it really liked it Shelves: When she meets the Marquess of Claybourne, Heath Griffin, Lilian Lily Loring is immediately intrigued by him and the attraction is undeniable no matter how much she would like to ignore it.
Heath slowly but surely chips away at her defenses and makes her realize that not all noblemen are what the general opinion says of them. Lily finds it more and more difficult to resist his charm, passion and allure. What starts as a pursuit of pleasure, turns into a game of cat and mouse that eve 4. What starts as a pursuit of pleasure, turns into a game of cat and mouse that eventually leads to a deep and heartfelt love match. Lily is the "misfit" of the Loring sisters, not only different in coloring with her dark complexion, eyes and hair next to her fair sisters, but also in her personality and demeanor.
She is the one considered the spitfire, hellion and hoyden. She refuses to be subdued into the conformity of the "ton. She is vivid and vibrant, unconventional and compassionate. She is very outspoken and says exactly what's on her mind. She has a profound view of marriage and why she would never want to be trapped in one. In her eyes marriage leads automatically to unhappiness.
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This is something she grew up with, something she saw in her parents' marriage. Heath has the reputation of being a heartbreaker. He is adventurous and daring. But he also has a big heart and tries to do good by the people he cares for. He is so enthralled and fascinated by Lily, he is determined to show her marriage and love doesn't automatically lead to hurt and being controlled. It can also be passion and pleasure. At first for Heath it's the thrill of the chase that makes him pursue Lily.
She is the first woman who doesn't fawn over him for his status or his appearance. Heath's persistence and Lily's stubbornness are truly endearing. I understood Lily's aversion to marriage and why she kept resisting Heath's courtship of her because she was the sister most affected by their parents' disastrous marriage. Being dominated, being at the mercy of a man is her biggest fear and she'll do anything not to end up in such a situation.
Even if it means denying herself happiness with a man who truly cares for her and has no intentions of dominating her. Lily and Heath carried the story in the best way possible, being amazing primary characters. But I must say I also loved the secondary characters.
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They were well fitted into the plot and added to the compelling character of this book. There were some characters that in my opinion were screaming for their own book and I hope Nicole Jordan will hear their pleas and write their books too. Though the basic structure is the same for all three books, each book has its own character and feel. Of course this is due to the different personalities of the heroes and the heroines and their backgrounds. Each book also has a different plot alongside the love story. The recurring theme of the poor example set by their parents' marriages is also present in this most recent book of the series.
The story besides Heath and Lily's romance is one that holds attention but doesn't take over the complete book. It's there to give the romance the body it needs to become more than just a mere tale of passion and love and turns it into a full, rich and colorful love story. In fact I can honestly say this is one of the best-written and plotted regency romance I've read in a while with love scenes and sensual attraction that are truly tantalizing! It was the most heart-stirring book of the three.
The balance between intense emotions and the sensuality was exquisitely done. Where the previous books in the trilogy didn't reach the level of Jordan's Paradise or Notorious Series, this one absolutely did and surpassed them by a landslide! This was Nicole Jordan at her best. Intense, passionate and sensual! The final battle of the Courtship Wars has been fought and there are only victors to reap the passionate spoils! This book was the one I anticipated the most in the trilogy and that anticipation was thoroughly and utterly satisfied. Dec 02, Oleta Blaylock rated it really liked it.
This is Lily Loring's story. She is the youngest of the Loring trio and she is also the most irritating. She has been complaining and insulting men since the first book. She has tried over and over to talk her sisters out of marrying the men that love them and make them happy. She is so wound up in her beliefs that she is right and everyone is wrong that she almost loses the one man that would do anything to make her happy.
I am surp This is Lily Loring's story. Lily is smart, compassionate, passionate, and loyal to a fault. She is patient, caring and honorable as well. She is just so very stubborn and unyielding. Heath Griffin, Marquess of Claybourne, is enchanted with Lily from the moment that he kisses her in a barn on the Danvers Estate.
I loved the way that Heath understood Lily from the very beginning. He was tender and caring. He never backed down from any of the things that Lily asked of him. He proves is compassion and loyalty over and over. He also never tries to change who Lily is at any point.
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I loved his dedication and stubbornness. He never gives up. In fact Heath provides some of the more lighthearted moments in the story. I was also glad that Fanny found someone to love her as well. She has been so helpful to all the girls that I hoped she would find someone to care of her. The person that wins her heart was unexpected and delightful. This is a well written story and there are some wonderful moments throughout the story.
This could have been a great story if only Lily hadn't been so obstinate. We get to see glimpses of the other two couples in this story which is always great. I am looking forward to the next story in this series. Feb 19, Carrie Olguin rated it did not like it. I read the first two books in the series back to back and pretty much felt I was reading the same basic story. The sister's back story is pretty much the same. Their mistrust of men is pretty much the same. All three sisters suffer from their parent's bad marriage.
Three titled bachelors meet one of the women and decide to wed them. All of the women seek the help and advice of a family friend, a famous courtesan. All three work as teachers for an academy they established to gain financial ind DNF. All three work as teachers for an academy they established to gain financial independence and are wary of scandal that might reflect badly on that institution.
In this book, this sister does not want to wed, ever. She is afraid of physical and emotional abuse. She is certain any man she weds will see her as his possession and will curtail her activities. While he enjoys a string of indiscretions. No man can be faithful or loving, or tender or companionable. All men are bad. So when the hero expresses his intention to woo her into marriage, she flees to London and hides in a boarding house for prostitutes and ends up helping them find a wealthier clientele.
In the Regency period? She has money from the first book, an unbelievable sum and wants to travel the world, but instead she hides with street whores? And then she helps them become better whores? And the stupid hero puts up with her childish crap. Way too far fetched that a rake and confirmed bachelor would care for a woman who clearly doesn't want his attentions.
Real male pride would not put up with her constant rejections. Sure, Men like the chase but that is when they are certain of a successful capture. She doesn't like men. She's rather be a man than wed one. In fact, she's more of a man than the hero. So, I stopped reading in the middle of chapter eight. Mi fate sentire vivo. Con voi ogni giorno mi pare un'avventura. Jul 29, Lady Darcie Guenon rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Lily Loring, the yougest of the Loring sister.
When Lily begins to fear that Lord Claybourne is set on making her his bride to runs to the one place he would never look and that is a house full of scandalous repute. Think she is safe Lily begins to help out her childhood friend Fanny, but as everything is begin to come into place Lord Claybourne shows up ready to continue where they left o Lily Loring, the yougest of the Loring sister. Think she is safe Lily begins to help out her childhood friend Fanny, but as everything is begin to come into place Lord Claybourne shows up ready to continue where they left off.
Heath Griffin, Lord Claybourne has NEVER met anyone like Lily Loring after that one kiss is the stable Heath is set on making Lily his bride, but when he seeks her out he finds that she has dissapeared, until someone leaves a tip as to where her location is. Upon finding her Heath's doubts leave completely and he seeks the help of the two older ladies who have let Lily stay with them in pushing her into excepting his proposal.
Two weeks weeks to win 10 points in order to win 3 months of courtship is all Heath has to do. Yet danger still lurks in the shadows making this game harder. Lily Loring and Heath Griffin's story has to be my favorite because the heroine is the one NOT wanting to settle down and share feelins where are the hero is SET on marriages.
Its so different from other romance cause the tables are turned. I believe thats what makes this book so good. Dec 22, Marlene rated it it was ok Shelves: One star for using the same basic plot and dialogue 3 times, creating redundancy; and for creating an unlikable heroine that doesn't deserve the hero. Lily Loring is so annoying, rude, childish, and churlish I don't care for her to marry Heath, he is too good for her.
I don't care how it ends although I know. OKay already, she doesn't want to get married, she doesn't want her sist One star for using the same basic plot and dialogue 3 times, creating redundancy; and for creating an unlikable heroine that doesn't deserve the hero. OKay already, she doesn't want to get married, she doesn't want her sisters married, even though they found the perfect men.
Also despite that her mother is now in the picture and she has forgiven her for running away. Lily seriously needs someone to tell her to get over it and grow up. She's a spoiled brat with an obsession.
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Now I like the premise of the series, but this one shows no progression. I don't know why the author had to resort to the same basic plot and sentiments for each sister. The only difference in this one from Arabellas and Rosaliies story is that the hero, Lord Heath, wants to marry her from the beginning and he does not need convincing. How he can determine that a childish, unfeminine undisciplined tomboy is the right person to be his marquessa suspends all credibility.
Ps I have now finished and will give one more star for a decent ending--but she was still saying no I thought she needed a pyschiatrist instead of a husband. This novel was infuriating at the stupidity of the heroine.
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Dec 21, Monisha rated it really liked it. I read the second book in this series, and I fell for Heath and Lily in the glimpses that I got of them. So I had to read this book. The characters are the best part. Heath was just so funny and persistent and stubborn, and he never gave up. Despite how hard it was to court Lily, he kept at it, and I thought he was precious. And Lily was kind of refreshing. Her desire to remain unwed was taken to this level that reminded me more of the heroes in romance, not the heroines.
That was so fantasticall I read the second book in this series, and I fell for Heath and Lily in the glimpses that I got of them. That was so fantastically done. Together, they are the so funny. I love the way they interact. Lee is more like a scarecrow, being tall, thin, and at first glance somewhat awkward. I liked him immediately. Daisy is also an atypical heroine. Daisy is basically an optimist who looks forward to a better life.
Other than the dreadful misuse of realtor and a few times when the characters referred to gender this is a modern use of the word — back then they would have said sex , I thoroughly enjoyed How To Seduce A Bride. This is good stuff. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Buy How To Seduce a Bride: Ellen Micheletti Review Date: May 31, Publication Date: B Sensuality Warm Book Type: European Historical Romance Review Tags: Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment.