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Seducing Mr Knightly

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9 hrs and 14 mins For ages it seems advice columnist Annabelle Swift has loved Derek Knightly editor owner of the London Weekly from a distance Determined to finally attract her boss's attention she seeks advice f. 35 375 ish stars So I had all these thoughts to share about this Maya Rodale book only to realize that I already shared most of these exact same thoughts while reviewing two other Maya Rodale books While my opinion of some authors' work varies rather wildly from one book to the next depending on plot theme tone etc it seems I have a surprisingly consistent opinion on what I love about Maya Rodale and what I don't Maya Rodale's writing style is for lack of a better adjective Tessa Dare ish witty vibrant eminently engaging and at times about as authentically 'historical' as an episode of Sex in the City Anachronisms tend not to bother me as much as they do many of my fellow HR addicts but if you're someone who's irked by modern speech and behavior in your alleged historicals consider yourself warned In addition to her infectiously sparkly writing style I absolutely love Rodale's heroines All three of the Rodale heroines I've spent time with so far while possessing very different personalities are among the most relatable and genuinely likable I've come across And suffice it to say I'm not a reader who immediately loves or even likes all of the heroines with whom I come into contactfar from it in fact Alas I can't heap the same praise on Rodale's heroes I did end up mostly adoring 'ditzy' yet sneakily endearing Jack who we met in the loved it so much than I expected to anthology At the Duke's Wedding remained indifferent to the hero in Three Schemes and a Scandal and have to sadly report that I outright disliked the titular Mr Knightly of this novel Look I know that my fondness for kind adorkable heroes is unpopular to the point where writers rarely create one but even by today's usual 'domineering alpha' standards Knightly is just too much of a jerk for too much of the novel As others have astutely pointed out he seems utterly indifferent to our sweet funny touchingly eager heroine for so long that I found myself desperately hoping for a twist in which Annabelle decided this guy simply wasn't worth 'seducing' and instead decided to find a good man who adored her as much as she deserved Knightly's inevitable 'oh wait yeah I guess I've actually loved her all along despite pretty much never ever showing it' turnaround felt a bit forced to me and ualified as too little too late My other complaint This was a 384 page novel that felt a full 100 pages longer than necessary Granted I often feel that way so maybe I'm just an uncommonly impatient reader whose opinions on a novel's length should be taken with a few zillion grains of salt But for me the plot dragged the themes became tiresomely repetitive and the witty brisk and cheery pace of the first third gave way to slower this AGAIN meandering later on Overall this is an enjoyable book that I'm not sorry I read but due to my 'really She wants HIM view of the hero I found it a fairly unromantic romance Recommended for its wit and lovable heroine but if you're hoping to fall in love with the hero I'd advise looking elsewhere The Prank War varies rather wildly from one book to the next depending on plot theme tone etc it seems I have a surprisingly consistent opinion on what I love about Maya Rodale and what I don't Maya Rodale's writing style is for lack of a better adjective Tessa Dare ish witty Grammar and Practice with Answer Key vibrant eminently engaging and at times about as authentically 'historical' as an episode of Sex in the City Anachronisms tend not to bother me as much as they do many of my fellow HR addicts but if you're someone who's irked by modern speech and behavior in your alleged historicals consider yourself warned In addition to her infectiously sparkly writing style I absolutely love Rodale's heroines All three of the Rodale heroines I've spent time with so far while possessing Pills and Pacifiers: An Age-Play Medical Fantasy very different personalities are among the most relatable and genuinely likable I've come across And suffice it to say I'm not a reader who immediately loves or even likes all of the heroines with whom I come into contactfar from it in fact Alas I can't heap the same praise on Rodale's heroes I did end up mostly adoring 'ditzy' yet sneakily endearing Jack who we met in the loved it so much than I expected to anthology At the Duke's Wedding remained indifferent to the hero in Three Schemes and a Scandal and have to sadly report that I outright disliked the titular Mr Knightly of this novel Look I know that my fondness for kind adorkable heroes is unpopular to the point where writers rarely create one but even by today's usual 'domineering alpha' standards Knightly is just too much of a jerk for too much of the novel As others have astutely pointed out he seems utterly indifferent to our sweet funny touchingly eager heroine for so long that I found myself desperately hoping for a twist in which Annabelle decided this guy simply wasn't worth 'seducing' and instead decided to find a good man who adored her as much as she deserved Knightly's inevitable 'oh wait yeah I guess I've actually loved her all along despite pretty much never ever showing it' turnaround felt a bit forced to me and ualified as too little too late My other complaint This was a 384 page novel that felt a full 100 pages longer than necessary Granted I often feel that way so maybe I'm just an uncommonly impatient reader whose opinions on a novel's length should be taken with a few zillion grains of salt But for me the plot dragged the themes became tiresomely repetitive and the witty brisk and cheery pace of the first third gave way to slower this AGAIN meandering later on Overall this is an enjoyable book that I'm not sorry I read but due to my 'really She wants HIM Felt and Torch on Roofing: A Practical Guide view of the hero I found it a fairly unromantic romance Recommended for its wit and lovable heroine but if you're hoping to fall in love with the hero I'd advise looking elsewhere

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Rom her loyal readers who offer Annabelle myriad suggestions from lower cut bodices success and sultry gazes disaster to a surprise midnight rendezvous wicked Derek never really took note of his shy wallflower lad. Buddy read with Andrea I enjoyed this book It was funny and easy to read The main characters were okay but I prefered the hero better than the heroine; she was really annoying sometimes and I got tired of her indealizing the hero and sighing everytime she sees him it was just too much Thankfully I was in a good mood and managed to finish it I enjoyed the second half of the book much better than the first I loved what the hero did to get her back and found it hilarious it is what saved the book for me ☺

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Y writer But suddenly she's exuisite and he can't get Annabelle out of his mind She must be pursuing someone but who For some inexplicable reason the thought of her with another man makes Knightly insanely jealous. I've given this a B for narration and a B for content at AudioGals so I'm leaving it at 4 starsSeducing Mr Knightly is the fourth and final book in Ms Rodale’s Writing Girls series in which each of the four heroines are columnists for one of London’s foremost newspapers The London WeeklyHeroines 1 3 are now happily settled so it’s the turn of number four Miss Annabelle Swift who pens the weekly advice column for the paper She’s uiet and unassuming wears ill fitting drab clothes and resides with her brother and sour mannered sister in law who treats her as an unpaid servantWhile all the other Writing Girls certainly faced difficulties on their paths to true love Annabelle’s is seemingly unnavigable For the past three years six months three weeks and two days she has been hopelessly in love with Derek Knightly the dashing wickedly handsome owner and editor of the Weekly a man who barely knows she existsAfter a bout of illness which laid her very low she decides that perhaps it’s time to take control of her life and find a way to make Knightly notice her – but what should she do So instead of writing her usual column in which she answers uestions and offers advice to readers she asks a uestion of her own How can she attract the attention of the man she’s loved from afar for years“Dear Annabelle’s search for love” suddenly becomes the talk of the town much to Knightly’s astonishment Even his regular coffee house cronies seasoned political hacks and critics are talking about little else – but he’s certainly not going to complain about something that’s increasing his readership even if he finds the whole thing faintly ridiculousHe carries on as usual oblivious both to Annabelle and the identity of her beloved – until she starts taking some of the advice she receives when he can no longer remain oblivious to the fact that there’s something worth looking at under those horribly shapeless dull gownsWhile the story of “wallflower suffers unreuited love for gorgeous man she’s known for years” isn’t new it’s rather refreshing to encounter an initially dowdy and unprepossessing character who determines to get out there and change her life rather than just submitting to fate and sitting in the shadows And while it’s true that for the hero to suddenly notice the better dresses and nicer hairstyles when he’s never really noticed the person underneath doesn’t speak particularly well of him Annabelle is savvy enough to know she’s got to start somewhere And as Knightly – and others including a handsome young aristocrat – begin to take notice of her Annabelle’s confidence grows and she emerges from her shell It’s that which ultimately captures Knightly’s attention – which is why I can live with the initial shallowness of his suddenly noticing she’s nice to look atYou can read the rest of this review at AudioGals On the Dark Side of the Moon: A Journey Toward Recovery very low she decides that perhaps it’s time to take control of her life and find a way to make Knightly notice her – but what should she do So instead of writing her usual column in which she answers uestions and offers advice to readers she asks a uestion of her own How can she attract the attention of the man she’s loved from afar for years“Dear Annabelle’s search for love” suddenly becomes the talk of the town much to Knightly’s astonishment Even his regular coffee house cronies seasoned political hacks and critics are talking about little else – but he’s certainly not going to complain about something that’s increasing his readership even if he finds the whole thing faintly ridiculousHe carries on as usual oblivious both to Annabelle and the identity of her beloved – until she starts taking some of the advice she receives when he can no longer remain oblivious to the fact that there’s something worth looking at under those horribly shapeless dull gownsWhile the story of “wallflower suffers unreuited love for gorgeous man she’s known for years” isn’t new it’s rather refreshing to encounter an initially dowdy and unprepossessing character who determines to get out there and change her life rather than just submitting to fate and sitting in the shadows And while it’s true that for the hero to suddenly notice the better dresses and nicer hairstyles when he’s never really noticed the person underneath doesn’t speak particularly well of him Annabelle is savvy enough to know she’s got to start somewhere And as Knightly – and others including a handsome young aristocrat – begin to take notice of her Annabelle’s confidence grows and she emerges from her shell It’s that which ultimately captures Knightly’s attention – which is why I can live with the initial shallowness of his suddenly noticing she’s nice to look atYou can read the rest of this review at AudioGals