A Duke in Shining Armor (Free)
R uick fun short stories I liked this ne and thought it was fun with a nice story It was shortbut still a cute book Strong characters and I can t wait to read the next book about the Duke s spunky sister I have Nothing good to say about this book Nothing Zilch Nada Not Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and Millais one damn word And I always make it a point to give praise where praise is due Now let s get into the listf things I do have to say1 Run Peppermint Tea on sentences 2 Usef wrong words as3 Bad grammar4 Bad writing with no imagination5 Plot that could have been good but isn t6 Zero character development7 Dialogues that are too Sunny Holiday on the nose too cliche too much like the dialogues you d find in a historical romance spoof8 You can not relate tor connect with anyone9 Flat emotional tone10 What feels like writing11 No exploration Zhang Xin: On the Return to China of relationship dynamicsr it s development 12 No apparent reason for the mcs feeling the way they do a trope in a lot 親指の恋人[oyayubi no koibito] of books but apparent and unenjoyable here cause bad writing13 Sexual tension between them reads falser forced r just sudden ut f the blue14
None Of The Witty Banter of the witty banter sweet romantic dialogues for which ne picks up a historical romance novel15 Female Mc is a toe tag a proper maiden in distress I don t blame her for her parent s death Turkestan Solo: A Journey Through Central Asia or her mistreatment by her relatives But lady Show some spine I ve read books with that go along the Cinderella lines step parents blah blah But the MCs still showed a lot agency which made them a lot real16 Almost allther characters seem to be throw away characters With no real importance to the plot r it s progression17 The interactions between the characters are too short to give the reader a read wink wink n their relationship dynamics so you can t get emotionally invested I nostri giorni con Anna or in anyway interested in the book THIS BIT IS SPOILERY 18 Everyone becomes the bestf friends with everyone at a glance No literally They do Juliet the male mc s sister who is vaguely interesting discusses her wish that Jon should pay her attention in front Ferrugem Americana of Mcn their first meeting She then says who are you first sentence to Emily that s the female Mc then well apparently you know how it s done if you have already stolen my brother s heart tell me how Storie ciniche on earth do you get a man to notice you with just thatne comma in that entire run Party in the Blitz on SPOILER OVER 19 Missed commas20 How Emily and the male protagonist s first meeting and second meeting and every interaction go21 How instantly Emily trusted a random dude male Mc with her life story and life How she then alsobeys him from that point The Russians Tender Lover (The Sisterhood, on22 Fact that the book and it s characters are so forgettable that I ve forgotten the male mc s name despite the fact that I am reading the book while writing the review See I realized the book was shit and decided to finish just so I could write a full review I am now switching back and fourth between my good reads app and the reader app The short lengthf the book is good for this and for my sanity Hey I found something good to say about the book now Fred Cress: Stages on to the next problemProblem 23 Time just flies by The book keeps making time jumps during which the relationship dynamicsf characters cha. A family The Nibelungenlied of herwn When the handsome Duke f Norchess arrives he vows to honor and protect Emily but will secrets from her past keep them from. Honestly I m not a fan f ebooks But I decided to try this Enquanto a Inglaterra dorme one and it was free at the time It had a promising concept When her family was slaughtered and she was forced into a lifef servitude by her aunt and uncle
Emily Moncrief had given up all hopes Happy Ever After: Escaping Narrative Traps About How to Live of having a familyf her wn When the handsome Duke Moncrief had given up all hopes f having a family The Little Demon of herwn When the handsome Duke Norchess arrives he vows to honor and protect Emily but will secrets from her past keep them from a future togetherDramatic intriguing summaryDid the story deliver NoThe formatting is Prince From Her Past off so the whole story isne giant block Vademecum Per Gli Operatori Nei Beni Culturali Ecclesiastici of text The dialogue is stilted and repetitive The characters are too aware not given time to develop as people and not given time to develop a romancerelationshipIt is in needf serious copy AND content edits There were missing words extra words missing punctuation misused punctuation run Chicana Falsa: And Other Stories of Death, Identity, and Oxnard on sentences and three different tenses inne sentenceContent wise there were major plot holes poorly executed tropes two dimensional characters major historical inaccuracies marketed as a Regency and no romancerelationship marketed as a Historical RomanceEXAMPLESA proper education and lady like manners unfortunately would be reuired to attract the proper suitors Mass Murders ofne even to have such a rich dowry as his daughter because Emily had not taken after her mother s striking pale blonde looks To be honest I still don t understand the sentenceview spoiler I always told father she was a whore but he would not accept it until the little tramp went and got scandal attached to ur name by #getting a child upon her before marriage In this scene the protagonist s Emily s uncle is telling his wife about #a child upon her before marriage In this scene the protagonist s Emily s uncle is telling his wife about s mother and how she got pregnant ut Archeologia del Sottosuolo Metodologie a Confronto (2 Vol Set) of wedlock I don t know about you but it sounds like if the father got his daughter pregnant Emily however takes this to mean that her father isn t her father and her mother got pregnant by someone else before marrying Emily s father I just don t know how she got to this conclusion hide spoiler 35 really A sweet short read A few editing mistakes that weren t numerous enough to pull me from the story but were frustrating because it is something that could be so easily fixed Looks like the author may have updatededited the book as manyf the problems previous reviewers mention with spelling and formatting are fixed A cute short read I miss regencies where sex waits until after marriage so this Buried Secrets one has sex than I like to see in a regency I picked this d up when it was a free promotion It was entertaining Runn sentences Incorrect words protocol instead Operación Primicia: el ataque de Montoneros que provocó el golpe de 1976 of prodigal for example Chapters that werene long long paragraph Not good Read like a bad wanna be Barbara Cartland DNF misspellings wrong words and an entirely ridiculous plot line I m giving this book 3 stars Yes it is a VERY short story and short stories do have an issue with a lack Why Pandas Do Handstands of character and story development There just isn t enough time to really get to know your characters and the stories can be really rushed Even with that in mind I do enjoy a short story everynce in awhile in between books in a series to kind f break it up for me So I do enjoy them for what they are supe. When her family was slaughtered and she was forced into a life f servitude by her aunt and uncle Emily Moncrief had given up all hopes f having. Nge the reader never gets to experience that gradual change that we see in most books We read these books to vicariously experience those relationships and how they change and flow it s what keeps us wanting to
Read What Let S Us Connect And what let s us connect And is glaringly missing here 24 Badly written foreplay that seems to be sloppily and half heartedly put in by a virgin with no imagination25 I love you that comes ut f the blue cause you re not expecting it You re not expecting it cause there was no buildup to it except some badly written nipple pinching There was no buildup to it cause time jump I love the I love you moment in books it s kinda the semi climax before the actual climax in romance novels It s the POINT OF the ROMANCE NOVEL hello It s a ROMANCE NOVEL Give us the romance Don t just time jump it THE REST IS ALL SPOILERY BUT THE ENTIRE BOOK IS ALREADY SPOILED SO REALLY DON T BOTHER CARING 26 This whole fucked up scene Premise At some point in the book male Mc I know I must have read his name a few times But fuck it I have forgotten it again Anyway male mc my mom is annoying she s meddlesome she says I can t marry a girl without her approval And she wants me to marry Elisabeth The sceneMale mc I will talk to my mom get her approval Me oh The book will have conflict now and maybe just maybe become interesting Male mc mama I wanna marry EmilyMama OK Go for itMe should have known lazy writing at it s laziest27 Badly written sex Oh gosh So so so so so badly written sex With the corniest most cringe worthy pillow talk28 Plot points that aren t Sufficiently ExploredExample This SceneEmily exploredExample this sceneEmily verheard my uncle and #AUNT SAY I M A BASTARD #say I m a bastard pop isn t my popMe conflict f emotionsMale mc don t careEmily OK great28 The scene where she finds Shadow Commander: The Epic Story of Donald D. Blackburn-Guerrilla Leader and Special Forces Hero out her parent s death was her uncle and aunt s fault cause they made shady business deals She then grows a spine and says I will deal with this Male Mc then says nah don t bother your pretty self you just look after the wedding preparations I ll take caref this She says h you handsome man OK Here take my agency again and here s a knife cut ff the balls I just grew29 just wait till Jon sees you in that dress Juliet I bet he will think The Rat and the Tiger of you as a child no Emily says to the tomboy Juliet Translation don t be yourself Just dress pretty30 Suddenly Emily becomes an expert in the affairsf the heart and gives advice Again Out Pirate Princess of the blue lines preceded by time jump This is literally the second scene after the cut the balls I just grew scene FYI the scene after that is her wedding and the book endsI ve changed my mind there sne flaw here 31 the book was too long32 This read like a sloppily written Cinderella book for adultsHave no spunk and have no spineOh Otogi Zoshi: Volume 1 oh lady that is just fineFor a man will find you by pure chanceAnd ask you wed him withr without a dance He will make all your problems go away You just look pretty and I love you he ll saySounds familiar I was desperate for a good read when I was stuck at a hospital There was nothing but my phone with its wifi and 3g Arcadia off so I raided my phone s Kindle app Good story but someone needs to proofread it. A future togetherThis is the first bookf the Regency Heroes Series about gentleman who are noble and rescue their lady loves no matter the cost.