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The Courtesan's Daughter (The Courtesan Series) (edição: 2007)

de Claudia Dain

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First in a sexy new series featuring the match-making schemes of an infamous courtesan. Award-winning author Claudia Dain tells a tale of impropriety and independence, and a mother and daughter determined to bend the rules of society in their favor. Young Lady Caroline's prospects for a suitable match are severely limited by her mother's infamous past. Before Lady Sophia Dalby entered London society, she was a highly desired courtesan. What man of title, position, and wealth would marry a courtesan's daughter? Sophia's solution is to purchase a husband for Caroline-the Earl of Ashdon- agreeing to settle his gambling debts if he will take her daughter's hand. Insulted, Caroline refuses to have a husband who was bought for her. But after meeting the fiery Lord Ashdon, she wonders if it wouldn't be satisfying to have him pay for her, perhaps with a priceless pearl necklace? With Sophia pulling the strings, Lord Ashdon may get more than he bargained for and Caroline may get just what she wants.… (mais)
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Título:The Courtesan's Daughter (The Courtesan Series)
Autores:Claudia Dain
Informação:Berkley Trade (2007), Paperback, 336 pages
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Etiquetas:novels, fiction, love stories, romance novels, , historical novels, British novels, Dain Claudia

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2.5 starsThis was hard for me to grade. There was a lot to like and some very amusing moments. Sophia (the Courtesan of the title) was a very intriguing character but the romance was between Caro (the daughter of the title) and Ashdon and there just wasn't enough of it. In the end, I didn't totally buy the HEA - there just wasn't enough depth to the relationship - lust yes? but love? I wasn't convinced. I didn't understand why they were in love. I didn't see it happen - there just wasn't enough for me to believe it. So, it must be graded lowish on the scale because I didn't buy the romance. Also, and tellingly, it took me about a week to read. It was only 260 pages long and normally a book of that length would take me only a day or two. This tells me that I wasn't in a hurry to get back to it. In fact, I started to choose watching the television than reading it. Ultimately, I read romance novels for the romance and this book was more about the machinations of the Courtesan to get her daughter her HEA than the romance between the H/H themselves. However, I know that Jane Litte from Dear Author and Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches Trashy Books love this series (and plenty of other people too) so don't just take my word for it. ( )
  Kaetrin | Aug 13, 2012 |
Although it gets off to a bit of a show start, I really enjoyed this story. By the time I got to the middle of it, it was hard to put down. I couldn't see where it would go next. And the later part of the book is very hot. It's a good, fun story and I look forward to more Regencies from Claudia Dain. ( )
  snugasa | Mar 4, 2010 |
**Courtesy of CK2S Kwips & Kritiques**

Impetuous Lady Caroline has found herself in quite the dilemma. Having reached the age where most young ladies of her station are being courted, and likely have been offered for already, her mother’s torrid past as a courtesan before marrying into nobility has greatly hindered the beautiful Caro’s matrimonial prospects.

It’s a good thing Caro’s notorious mother has a plan. Lady Sophia has found the perfect husband for her precious daughter, and spared no expense in paying Lord Ashdon’s numerous debts in order to secure his participation in her matchmaking scheme.

But Caro doesn’t want a man who had to be bought for her. She wants to marry for love or not at all. When it seems to her that she’s out of options, she decides to follow in her mother’s scandalous footsteps. It seems like the perfect course for her – until she meets the frustrating and tempting Lord Ashdon…

Lord Ashdon can’t believe the little spitfire would rather become a courtesan than his wife! Insulted beyond measure, he is determined to have her – one way or the other.

I was completely captivated by the entire cast of characters in Claudia Dain’s newest release, The Courtesan’s Daughter! In addition to very compelling romantic leads, Dain rounds out the cast with a bevy of intriguing supporting characters that add to the story without detracting from Caro and Ashdon’s romance at all. In fact, the author very deftly created a craving in this reviewer for sequels starring several of them.

Caro’s irrepressible nature is absolutely divine! This heroine definitely knows how to keep her hero on his toes – aided by her mother’s expert tutelage, of course. Watching the beautiful and charming Caro make Ashdon’s head spin time after time made for riveting romance.

Ashdon is an interesting hero – he has his fair share of issues, but when push comes to shove, he can be counted on to do what is right, proving he is a fitting husband for Caro.

Throughout the story, the Lady Sophia’s machinations are the spoon that stirs the pot. As the tale progresses, it becomes apparent that every step of this unconventional courtship has been by Caro’s mother’s ingenious design. I cannot help but believe this master plotter will figure greatly in any sequels published to The Courtesan’s Daughter.

In fact, I heard straight from Dain herself that she is presently working on the sequel to The Courtesan’s Daughter, which I am definitely looking forward to! I’ve not read any of Claudia Dain’s work before this book, but I can guarantee this will not be the last time I read this author. Lucky for me, she has a number of other books I can content myself with while awaiting the next in this series. ( )
  nashjar | Feb 10, 2008 |
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First in a sexy new series featuring the match-making schemes of an infamous courtesan. Award-winning author Claudia Dain tells a tale of impropriety and independence, and a mother and daughter determined to bend the rules of society in their favor. Young Lady Caroline's prospects for a suitable match are severely limited by her mother's infamous past. Before Lady Sophia Dalby entered London society, she was a highly desired courtesan. What man of title, position, and wealth would marry a courtesan's daughter? Sophia's solution is to purchase a husband for Caroline-the Earl of Ashdon- agreeing to settle his gambling debts if he will take her daughter's hand. Insulted, Caroline refuses to have a husband who was bought for her. But after meeting the fiery Lord Ashdon, she wonders if it wouldn't be satisfying to have him pay for her, perhaps with a priceless pearl necklace? With Sophia pulling the strings, Lord Ashdon may get more than he bargained for and Caroline may get just what she wants.

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