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Gina Conkle

Autor(a) de Meet the Earl at Midnight

21+ Works 233 Membros 35 Reviews

About the Author

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Séries

Obras de Gina Conkle

Meet the Earl at Midnight (1900) 50 cópias
The Lady Meets Her Match (2015) 28 cópias
The Scot Who Loved Me (2021) 26 cópias
The Lord Meets His Lady (2017) 16 cópias
A Midsummer Night's Romance: Anthology (2021) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Dukes by the Dozen (2019) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
To Find a Viking Treasure (2016) 11 cópias
Kept by the Viking (2018) 8 cópias
Timeless Kisses (Excerpts) (2016) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Meet a Rogue at Midnight (2017) 5 cópias
Her Viking Warrior (2019) 4 cópias

Associated Works

Sunflower Season (2022) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Sexo
female
Pequena biografia
Gina’s a lover of history, books and romance, which makes the perfect recipe for historical romance writer. Her passion for castles and old places (the older and moldier the better!) means interesting family vacations. Good thing her husband and two sons share similar passions, except for romance…that’s where she gets the eye roll. When not visiting fascinating places, she can be found in southern California delving into the latest adventures of organic gardening and serving as chief taxi driver.

Membros

Resenhas

January – Duke in Winter by Alyssa Alexander

February – The Difference One Duke Makes by Elizabeth Essex

March – Discovering the Duke by Madeline Martin

April – The Duke and the April Flowers by Grace Burrowes

May – Love Letters from a Duke by Gina Conkle

June – Her Perfect Duke by Ella Quinn

July – How to Ditch a Duke by May McGoldrick

August – To Tempt A Highland Duke by Bronwen Evans

September – Duke in Search of a Duchess by Jennifer Ashley

October – Dear Duke by Anna Harrington

November – Must Love Duke by Heather Snow

December – The Mistletoe Duke by Sabrina York

January – Dueling with the Duke by Eileen Dreyer
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Rhiannon.Mistwalker | outras 2 resenhas | Aug 19, 2022 |
Reading this book was shear torture for the first 20%. I only read it because it was sent to me to review by the New England Readers' Choice Awards. I probably would have stopped reading it if it weren't for the fact I needed to give a review. Good thing I kept reading because it did get a lot better.

The plot and historical aspect of this book were superb but the constant over-explaining and introspection annoyed and bored me. These are my two biggest complaints for any story. I wish authors would give readers a little credit. We're not stupid and can get subtle hints and we prefer them to over-explaining or making the character have paragraphs and paragraphs of introspection. It ticks me off.

The other thing that was wrong with the first part of the book was how the sexual tension was written. Instead of being sexy, it was awkward and smutty. I had to look to see if the book was listed in the erotica genre. Don't get me wrong. I like sexual tension and sex scenes but this was kind of juvenile and uncomfortable like the uncomfortable you feel when someone is making out next to you in church. It just doesn't seem right.

Thankfully, it got better. The over-explaining and introspection decreased so I was able to focus on the interesting storyline.

Safira was a high born lady who was abducted and sold into slavery in 930AD. She made a bargain with a Viking named Rurik to take her away from her master and drop her off in Paris.

Rurik was the Viking who made a bargain with Safira but he may have bit off more than he could chew. She was obviously not born into slavery or being a thrall as she claimed. His aspirations to become rich and hold lands came before a woman so he would be making a detour before he dropped her in Paris.

if the author could rewrite the first 20% of this book and edit out all of the unneeded explainations and tone down the creepy sex stuff, this would be a really good book.
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dragonlion | outras 3 resenhas | Jul 30, 2022 |
I didn’t read the first book in this series, but that didn’t detract from my reading of this one. This was a very well-written and well-plotted story, but, for some reason, it just didn’t reach out and pull me into the story. I am sure that is purely a flaw in me and not the book. I found I couldn’t like the heroine at all – I kept trying, I just couldn’t get there. Again – I am sure it is me and not the book.

Alexander Sloane, a former Barrister for the defense, is a by-the-book, to-the-letter-of-the-law man who now works for the undersecretary to the undersecretary to the Duke of Newcastle. Alexander has been promised a promotion as Baron of the Exchequer if he successfully completes his current task of tracing the money assigned to Bow Street and deciphering a Jacobite manual they’ve found. Alexander has worked long and hard for that promotion and he is so very, very close – but then – Mr. Fielding of Bow Street blackmails him into an additional assignment. Following and reporting on a young Jacobite sympathizer.

Cecelia MacDonald is a bit dismayed to find herself as the unofficial leader of a group of Scottish women who are in England to reclaim some property that was ‘stolen’ from their clan by the English. The first book saw the ladies reclaiming some of the gold that was taken from the clan. Now, Cecelia is determined to find and recover the ceremonial sgian dubh belonging to their clan chief. She knows where it will be displayed – now she just has to manage to gain entry. Well, gain entry and then gain exit once she acquires the item.

I liked Alexander, but I thought he didn’t fight to keep the dream he’d had for years. I would have thought a little more effort on his part to gain his dreams would have been good. I’m not sure I would have given up on a dream that quickly or easily. Then, Maura just didn’t grab me at all. For me, she was a bit too loose with her favors and I felt as if I were reading a contemporary character rather than a Georgian character. I just couldn’t warm up to her for several reasons.

While the writing was good, I wouldn’t read this book a second time and I’m not currently contemplating reading the third book in the series. I would like to see The Countess get her comeuppance, but I still probably won’t read the next book to see it.

Should you choose to read this book, I hope you will enjoy it

I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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BarbaraRogers | Apr 27, 2022 |
There were a few stories that were okay (and "okay" is generally what I expect from this type of anthology), several I skipped, and several with repetitive plots. (Also many, many typos, which I also expect from this type of anthology. The worst in this case was all the times they used "Tatiana" instead of "Titania." 🤦‍♀️) My favorite was probably "A Prince in the Pantry" by May McGoldrick because the prince in question is Persian and the woman he ends up wandering through London with is a gentlewoman who now has to work for a living because her father is in debtor's prison, so that provided some different perspectives than you usually see. Also interesting to discover that "May McGoldrick" is a pen name for Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick, and Nikoo is of Iranian ancestry.… (mais)
 
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barefootsong | 1 outra resenha | Sep 4, 2021 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
21
Also by
1
Membros
233
Popularidade
#96,932
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Resenhas
35
ISBNs
39

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