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Mischief (1996)

by Amanda Quick

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In Regency England, a woman sets out to avenge a friend who was murdered by her abusive husband. The lady avenger is Imogen and she enrolls the aid of the Earl of Colchester, a handsome rogue. As they plot their bloody deed, passion sizzles between them.

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Easy reading with a plot that kept moving along. Imogen was clutzy, but still smart, determined, nieve about sex yet made for fun reading with thinking it was Zamarian style. Glad to see that Matthias did not just use her but respected her intelligence, willing to be the nice guy with the cold blooded reputation. Enjoyed that there was some mystery but not the main point of the story. Surprised at how fast they were married but it did not spoil the story. ( )
  kshydog | Dec 13, 2020 |
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  Janicemo | Oct 23, 2020 |
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 |
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Gnade, UschiÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gonzalez, RamonIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lavedan, DeliaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rosenblat, BarbaraNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In Regency England, a woman sets out to avenge a friend who was murdered by her abusive husband. The lady avenger is Imogen and she enrolls the aid of the Earl of Colchester, a handsome rogue. As they plot their bloody deed, passion sizzles between them.

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