But Lou's not romantic about this much, at least: Paradise Hall is a gorgeous fantasy, nothing more. When Mullany's book arrived, I was anxious to get started reading and snuggled down for what I expected to be a good night's read. Liveried servants tend to every need of houseguests clad in meticulous period costume: snug breeches, low-cut silken gowns and negligible undergarments. The idea of starting an Austen-based vacationland isn't a new one at least in literature; I'd imagine there are real-life ones out there, if I'd care to torture myself and look into yet another vacation I can't afford , though I hadn't seen one before that was so clearly based on its guests really being able to--ahem--enjoy themselves while there. It was his sister, and he had no idea why he answered it, but he did, and regretted that, too.
And the real world beckons…. I would have loved to hear all about Chris and Pete's love affair and how the got to know one another and also how they became so close to Lou and her deceased husband. I would have loved to learn a little bit more about Lou's relationship with her deceased husband and why she was so in love with him in the first place. This is a book that both delighted and disappointed me. It seemed unrealistic for him to have such strong feelings for Lou so early on considering that they spent so little time alone together outside the bedroom. I know that sounds very strange trust me, I just re-read that sentence, and it got a shocked chuckle out of me , but it's true.
But Lou's not romantic about this much, at least: Paradise Hall is a gorgeous fantasy, nothing more. For any other reviews, I state how I received the item before posting my honest opinion. And she stays to watch! For those whose bag this kind of book is. The book is told from multiple points of views. It's Mac Salazar, a journalist immersing himself fully, deeply, lustily in the naughty pleasures of upstairs-downstairs dalliances, who piques Louisa's curiosity - and libido - most. Having said all of that, overall this book was easy to read and the story managed to carry me away to its fantastical setting on several occasions. A lover like Mac is pure fiction.
The sections following Peter, one of the owners of Paradise Hall, were my favorites. After a few steamy encounters she backs off over guilt for putting the past behind her. I think that would warn most smart people off anything more than a fling. Not something I would normally read, but hey it was fun. Disclaimer: A copy of this book was provided by the publisher.
She finds herself back in time while visiting the newly renovated Paradise Hall, a project of good friends of hers. Her time with him is clearly for fun. I really enjoyed this book. Peter and Chris purchased a historic property that was rumored to be a place that Jane Austen either lived at or visited. Liveried servants tend to every need of houseguests clad in meticulous period costume: snug breeches, low-cut silken gowns and negligible undergarments. She's an honored guest at Paradise Hall, an English resort boasting the full experience of an authentic Geo Louisa Connelly, a recently widowed Jane Austen scholar, needs some relief from her stifling world. What I do know is that despite my reservations I did enjoy this story and loved the naughty nature of the weekends.
He tapped the keyboard of the computer and the screen sprang to life. Lou, a recent widow, decides to go on a Jane Austen retreat. Where there fling comes to a halt, and Mac does something extremely stupid. Darcy qualities, are belligerent and exciting and soon lead to steamy encounters. Even after the revelation and her admission to Mac of her true feelings I still didn't feel that she could love anyone.
A fun mash-up of erotica, contemporary romance and a classic Regency house party with much goings-on upstairs, downstairs, behind the hedges, in the servants' stairs, just about anywhere that won't frighten the horses. Granted everyone is dressed in period clothing, but they are having a wild time. For the most part Oh. He's actually looking for love and knows that sex doesn't always lead to something long-lasting. They have let their imagination run wild and have created an Inn where everybody dresses in period clothing, ditches all modern conveniences and gets a little randy with each other. I applaud his loyalty to his family and the seriousness by which he treats the sexual encounters. Ed ecco che viene introdotta Lou questa donna che ha perso tutto, insoddisfatta di sé stessa e della sua vita, ma incapace di scapparne realmente.
He caught and held the moment, extending it with exquisite care. She just wanted fun but got serious declarations from him that she was unprepared for. When I saw the description for this book, I was all over it. Maybe, just maybe, Julian might come to her again at Paradise Hall. Lou works out her grief at the relatively recent and quite unexpected passing of her husband, Chris and Peter work through aging and its indignities, Mac tries to find meaning in his life, and Rob deals with his difficult family and finally gets laid and everyone else pretty much just has sex.
Lo ripete in continuazione, per lei il passato conta più di tutto. She waited for something, a sign, but nothing happened. The plot, while not original, was executed in highly original manner. My heart just broke for her. As you know, it was a bawdy age, as well as an age of elegance—people were very forthright about physical matters. Chris and Peter are renovating a Georgian home rumored to be where Jane Austen once stayed , and urge her to join them make a first run of the Louisa — who is called LouLou or Lou throughout the book — is an Austen scholar and recent widow as her husband died in an accident. I applaud her reawakening but never felt a connection to her.
No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions herein, except as noted, are my own. Maybe they both did, finely tuned to each other, reading minds and touches. Recensione anche sul mio blog: Received from Harlequin through NetGalley Louisa Lou Connelly an American Jane Austen scholar who has recently been widowed after only five years of marriage, is finding it very hard to come to terms with the loss of her beloved Julian while at home on their Montana ranch. It was decent but not spectacular, and had many aspects of some unbelievability. When a friend calls to offer her a temporary escape from her Montana ranch, she is whisked into a dizzying world of sumptuous food, flowing wine…and endless temptation. Having lived alone in her despair for the past year, two dear friends ask her to come review their new period vacation retreat.