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Mischief by Amanda Quick
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Mischief (original 1996; edition 2005)

by Amanda Quick

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Title:Mischief
Authors:Amanda Quick
Info:Bantam (2005), Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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Mischief by Amanda Quick (1996)

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Mischief was good, just not as engaging as other books that I have read by Quick. 3.5/5 stars for me. ( )
  mary23nm | Feb 27, 2019 |
suspense, murder, artifact, romance, mystery, historical-novel, reread, social-issues

Another one from the prolific Quick that I have reread in print and own in audio.
Yes, it is romantic suspense, has erotica, and the snarks sneak up on you. Publisher's blurb suggests the plot, but there is more fun to it, and the characters do remind me of a few folks that I have worked with. It is a lightweight, fun read with a mere hint of supernatural and a side order of social issues still present today.
Can't go wrong with Barbara Rosenblatt as the audio performer. ( )
  jetangen4571 | Jul 5, 2016 |
This is another of Amanda Quick's fairly formulaic Regency (assumption - it's not stated) romances. Matthias, Lord Colchester, is a Regency version of Lord Caernarvon - interested in discovering the secrets of a lost civilisation, so rolls up his sleeves and in the company of Rutledge, discovers said civilisation. The lost island is entirely made up, Zamar being sort of a rich, exotic, island. It has two chief gods, a Lady god of the day and the male god of the night. And, in case we hadn't got the point, the lady and gentleman in question are frequently linked to their respective god by analogy. It all gets rather tedious.
That's not to say that, as a romance, it isn't a good fun read - it's the packing that is mildly annoyiong. Everything has to be linked to a Zamarian something or other (even his methods of lovemaking).
The two leads are amusing enough, Imogen is a bluestocking with little in the way of social graces and a ruined reputation, Matthias has a reputation for being cold-blooded and with no scruples. As ever, not exactly the case and the sparring between them is fun to read. There's the requisite amount of peril and some hairbrained scheme to uncover a murder that's 3 years old, but it all ties up neatly in to a fun, frivolous but faintly annoying parcel. ( )
  Helenliz | Feb 16, 2014 |
Hmmmm, let me see how many times I can repeat the word Zamar? Oh just about a million times according to Amanda Quick. Other than that I liked the characters and the story itself. ( )
1 vote Jaguar897 | Mar 31, 2013 |
Imogen Waterstone needed a man, and not just any man: one with an implacable will and nerves of iron. That's why she invited Matthias Marshall, the Earl of Colchester, to her home. For who better than the legendary explorer to help her lure a ruthless enemy to ruin. Yet when Imogen urges Matthias to masquerade as her spellbound suitor -- and let it be known that she possesses a priceless treasure map -- she never anticipates his electrifying response -- or her own. Suddenly, the unconventional lady is in the thrall of true passion... and vulnerable to a malevolent threat that emerges from the labyrinth of London society. ( )
  amarynt | Jul 28, 2010 |
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Imogen Waterstone needed a man, and not just any man: one with an implacable will and nerves of iron. That's why she invited Matthias Marshall, the Earl of Colchester, to her home. For who better than the legendary explorer to help her lure a ruthless enemy to ruin. Yet when Imogen urges Matthias to masquerade as her spellbound suitor -- and let it be known that she possesses a priceless treasure map -- she never anticipates his electrifying response -- or her own. Suddenly, the unconventional lady is in the thrall of true passion... and vulnerable to a malevolent threat that emerges from the labyrinth of London society.
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Innocent but intrepid Imogen Waterstone enlists the aid of the fearsome Earl of Colchester in her dangerous pursuit of justice and revenge. Unable to resist the challenge posed by the unconventional beauty, Matthias Marshall finds himself on the trail of a killer and long-lost treasure, but discovers love along the way.

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A strong-willed woman enlists the help of an earl to avenge the murder of a friend, becoming attracted to the earl in the process.

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