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Deception

by Amanda Quick

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Saddled with raising her three hellion nephews, unmarried Olympia Wingfield spends all her spare time studying ancient legends, until the boys' new tutor, handsome Jared Chillhurst, arrives.
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Deception
2 Stars

Amanda Quick is one of my absolute favorite historical romance authors. Unfortunately, this is not a stellar example of her work; in fact, it is exactly the opposite.

While many of Quick's heroines are eccentric bluestockings, Olympia Wingfield is the first whose naiveté reaches a completely new level of idiocy as she has one TSTL moment after another.

The hero, Jared Ryder, has incredible potential as a disfigured and lonely soul in desperate need of love and companionship. Sadly, his lust at first sight obsession with Olympia is incomprehensible given his characterization as a sensible and logical man as opposed to her scatter-brained nature.

The mystery surrounding the diary that contains clues to a missing treasure is intriguing; however, like the romance, it is underdeveloped and there is little to no tension or suspense involved in the Da Vinci Code like search.

In sum, definitely not one of Quick's better efforts. The romance is downright odd with an ill-suited couple, ridiculously worded sex scenes and a convoluted mystery that is resolved easily and unsatisfactorily. Skip this one and read Ravished instead. ( )
  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
reread, snarky, humor, pirate-treasure, historical-romance, cartography
Read from January 01, 2013 to July 10, 2016

This is one of my *go to* books that I finally had to get in audio. Whenever real life needs to go away for a while, I need one of my *go to* books.
Sure, it's a kind of formula novel, in the same way as a video game, but the author is the one with the imagination, and no quick reflexes needed.
Olympia is a single guardian to three boys who, like her, have been orphaned and passed around to distant family members. Her heart is definitely in the right place, but her brain is into research in books.
In walks a one-eyed man who looks like a pirate, makes his money legally, and has a family crazier than mine.
Let the romance begin.
A fine tale with lots of twists, snarks, and situational guffaws.
I still think that Anne Flosnik would make an old time radio player blush. Or silent film star. ( )
  jetangen4571 | Jul 10, 2016 |
Prosto sam uzivala,svjetska zena sa sela koja nigdje nije krocila istrazuje svijet preko knjiga,ujak joj salje dnevnik o skrivenom blagu koga donosi gusar koji postaje ucitelj njenim necacima,njen ljubavnik i na kraju muz,a ona buduca grofica Olivija i sirena njegovog zivota... ( )
  ceca78 | Apr 10, 2016 |
Immensely wealthy viscount falls in love with scholarly, absent-minded lady, poses as the tutor of her 3 unruly nephews, and has sex with her, all in the first fifty pages. The rest of the book is a slap-dash whirl of euphemistic sex scenes, non-sensical schemes, and laughable dialog and characterization. The one point in this book's favor is that it has not one, but two lesbian couples, both of whom live perfectly nice lives and are perfectly ordinary, nice people. But don't be drawn in by the promise of a Sapphic regency, as I was! This book is a paint-by-the-numbers job, and not worth opening the front cover. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
I love Amanda Quick because I know exactly what to expect going in. A quirky bluestocking of acceptable though undistinguished station, a strong and titled man of whom everyone is frightened except said bluestocking, a mystery that needs solving, and an unlikely love. Quick (Jane Ann Krentz) always delivers and I am always charmed, 20 years or so into our author/reader relationship. This is like the frozen Milky Way of literature, overprocessed, too sweet, and unspeakably satisfying. Totally worth checking one's intellectual cred at the door. ( )
  Narshkite | May 6, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Amanda Quickprimary authorall editionscalculated
Flosnik, AnneReadermain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bruce, Martinesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grandiccelli, EdithTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peterson, EricCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Selsdon, Esthersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Varga, Mónikasecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Verbeek, Annemariesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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