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A Little Night MischiefHis nights is turning out to be far amusing mischief than she ever would have guessed With everything to lose these two adversaries can't allow their hearts to rule or can they? For this review and visit my blogI loved the blurb for A Little Night Mischief and couldn’t wait to get stuck in but it was not uite what I expected and I didn’t really like itFelicity is devastated when she learns her Uncle lost their family home whilst gambling Forced to move out with little money Felicity and her family are starting to struggle When she meets the new owner James she hopes she can appeal to his moral side and get him to give up his winnings but James has secrets of his own and refuses She decides that she must do anything and everything in her power to chase him off and regain what is hersA Little Night Mischief started well I enjoyed the story in the beginning and thought it was sweet and nicely written but it soon started to go downhill I hate books that make the reader work unnecessarily hard for information Felicity is constantly mentioning that she has taken a vow to never get married this fact is repeatedly drilled into the readers brain but you are not told why she has taken this vow even though it was extremely easy to work out Why the mystery? Why keep mentioning it? It would have made a lot sense to just explain early on why Felicity didn’t want to marry and then use that knowledge to further the character instead of every couple of pages being dramatically reminded that Felicity was staying away from men and flirting and marriage The characters were also a problem Felicity was childish and unlikeable I understood her view point and even enjoyed some of the mischief she got up to but I didn’t like her as a person I think some of her efforts to get rid of him were a bit ridiculous; pretending to be a ghost is one of them She wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed throughout a lot of this novel and lost her conviction fairly early on James was ok at first he seemed genuine and nice but he got worse I understood his situation was bad but I felt like he didn’t really care that he was going to toss a young woman and her father out of their home He lies to Felicity hides the fact that he was planning to sell her home and seduces her He was also fairly oblivious to Felicity’s feelings The romance was ok it was sweet at times but uite predictable There was a silly sex scene that was funny but ruined the mood of the romance I wanted to like this one but it was not for me at allThe publisher provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Emily Greenwood ç A Little Night Mischief TEXT

Cox's uncle gambles away the estate she decides to disguise herself as a ghost to rid her home of the handsome new owner Except James Collington doesn't scare easily and haunting A wonderful historical romance I love the humor and the love story

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FREE DOC ë READER A Little Night Mischief 9781402276316 ↠ EMILY GREENWOOD ↠ Regency romance author Emily Greenwood makes a strong debut with a playful series about young ladies who discover that a little mischief can be a good thingWhen Miss Felicity Wilcox's uncle gambles away the estate shRegency romance author Emily Greenwood makes a strong debut with a playful series about young ladies who discover that a little mischief can be a good thingWhen Miss Felicity Wil I gave this a C over at AAR which I suppose is 25 starsThis regency era romance from debut author Emily Greenwood promised much There’s a certain whimsical nature to the plot the hero is uite devastatingly gorgeous aren’t they all? and the writing is well crafted But it became clear uite early on that the premise while rather delightfully uirky was also extremely flimsy and I found that the heroine got on my nerves uite uicklyFelicity Wilcox is twenty years old and thanks to a profligate uncle she and her somewhat eccentric father find themselves ousted from their family home Tethering and have to move in to Blossom Cottage a much smaller house on the edge of the estateThe book opens with Felicity being almost knocked into a stream and rescued by a handsome stranger They converse share a picnic and are instantly attracted to each other When they go their separate ways Felicity allows herself to dream a little about him wondering if she will ever see him again When he turns out to be none other than Mr James Collington the man who won the Tethering estate from her uncle she is furious – as much because she fancies him as because he’s living in her old home – and is then determined to get him to leave the house by whatever means necessaryA few days later she overhears some servants at Tethering gossiping about someone having a morbid fear of ghosts and immediately jumps to the conclusion that they are talking about James Felicity comes up with a plan to scare him away by dressing up as a ghost and prowling around the house at night making spooky noisesJames is however wise to her almost straight away; and when her ghostly apparition doesn’t affect him at all she tries to embarrass him by disguising herself as the local tart and flaunting herself before some of his friends and familyThroughout all this the two are so hot for each other it’s a wonder they don’t spontaneously combust although I regret to say that the sex scenes don’t really measure up There’s one that’s so ridiculous that it actually made me start to laugh rather than make me want to fan myselfNow I have no problem with fluff – in fact I enjoy a nice light hearted read and I had high hopes for this book But sadly the premise is so flawed as to have made it difficult for me to enjoy the story The whole thing is built on a very unsteady foundation Felicity’s uncle lost his estate at the gaming tables not an unusual basis for an historical romance But Felicity has it in her head that this cannot be legal and contacts the family solicitor in the hopes that the transaction will be proven unlawful and James Collington will be shown to have no rights to the propertyFrom that conviction stem all her schemes to get rid of James – and yet I kept asking myself why Felicity supposedly an intelligent woman would have the notion that there was anything to be done which could return the property to her and her father who by the way was able to accept the situation Perhaps one could say that she was so desperate as to clutch at straws but it just didn’t ring true – and as for the idea about pretending to be a ghost well that just rang stupidAnd then there’s the fact that although she wants to get James out of the house she’s besotted with him as is he with her About half way through the book Felicity learns from the solicitor that there’s nothing to be done and she’s pretty much admitted to herself that she’s in love with James – but because she’s decided that she will never marry is determined there can be nothing between them I couldn’t help but ask myself Why?The reason for her reluctance to marry James is while probably a big deal at the time surely nothing that they couldn’t work out between them –and when they’re caught in a compromising position they do end up marrying So why on earth set it up as an obstacle in the first place? A better bet would have been to use the fact of James’ dishonesty He’s been planning to sell the estate ever since he acuired it in order to clear the debts amassed by his late brother but never told Felicity of his intention – and once he realizes he should have told her it’s too late and she finds out by accident OopsI’m afraid that I lost patience with Felicity uite early on and although James was a engaging character – not only handsome but capable intelligent and witty – I was still shaking my head at his stupidity in not owning up to Felicity his plans for the estate because let’s face it – truth will out Especially in a romantic novelOn the whole I liked the author’s style of writing – even though it was liberally peppered with the Americanisms that litter so many historical romances “gotten” is NOT a real word people – and she had a sure hand with much of the dialogue But no amount of descriptions of how gorgeously broad shoulderedtight buttockedwell muscled the hero is and there are a lot of them will make up for a plot with holes than the best Emmental