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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:57 am

Love in the Afternoon






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Captain Christopher Phelan has been corresponding with the beautiful golden-haired Prudence Mercer while he was away fighting in the Crimean War. What he doesn't know, however, is that the woman who wrote to him is actually Prudence's best friend, Beatrix Hathaway.


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i find this story really endearing bcoz unlike other novels, lisa kleypas portrays the hero and heroine as imperfect individuals having their own faults and flaws..christopher as an emotionally wounded soldier and beatrix as the eccentric country girl...

loved their simple correspondence and i especially love ung part na nag meet sila after Christopher went home from the war na super clue less sya na Beatrix was actually the girl behind the heartwarming letters.. and my heart bled for Bea when she finds herself head over heels in love with Christopher, who is mooning over someone else..hay bummer tlg un.... hmmm, basta read it kung gus2 nyo maasar, matawa, maawa, mabwiset at maiyak..hehe
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:15 am

sis mukhang interesting yang story ah...

kaso wala akong datung ngayon Sad

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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:12 pm

my skype ka ba arns? ebook ko lang binasa yan kc ala pa ako datung...hahaha XD
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:15 pm

wala akong skype sis...

pm ko sa iyo email ko Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:42 pm

pst send ko sa inyo ni cate ung buong hathaway series if you want..next batch..hehehe
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:26 pm

huy penge!!

me skype kayo?

pm niyo sa akin skype niyo... add ko kayo!
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:48 pm

cge teka...skype na lang..hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:52 pm

guys add me up sa skype tome_enthusiast
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:00 am

@autumn rain wrote:
pst send ko sa inyo ni cate ung buong hathaway series if you want..next batch..hehehe

natanggap ko na siya sis bounce

thanks...

mayroon din ako email sa inyo ni cate ng book na binabasa ko ngayong book...
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:37 am

kukunin ko na laptop ko sa school today... yipee!!! makakapag basa na rin ako!!
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:41 am

Lisa Kleypas - ang writer na dahilan kung bakit nalaman at naadik ako ngayon sa mga historical romance books.. Surprised
Somewhere I'll Find You - title ng book nya na una kong nabasa..at purita pako nun wala ako pambili ng books nya kya puro ebooks nya lang din ako..huhu
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:42 pm

@qtvaNn wrote:
Lisa Kleypas - ang writer na dahilan kung bakit nalaman at naadik ako ngayon sa mga historical romance books.. Surprised
Somewhere I'll Find You - title ng book nya na una kong nabasa..at purita pako nun wala ako pambili ng books nya kya puro ebooks nya lang din ako..huhu

seductive siya magsulat, naghahanap pa nga ako ng books niya sa ebay
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:51 am

Catey Amidala Skywalker wrote:
@qtvaNn wrote:
Lisa Kleypas - ang writer na dahilan kung bakit nalaman at naadik ako ngayon sa mga historical romance books.. Surprised
Somewhere I'll Find You - title ng book nya na una kong nabasa..at purita pako nun wala ako pambili ng books nya kya puro ebooks nya lang din ako..huhu

seductive siya magsulat, naghahanap pa nga ako ng books niya sa ebay

oo nga po.nagustuhan ko way nya ng pagsusulat.
pero try ko na rin naman ngayon ibang author like christina dodd, j.deveraux,gaelen foley, sabrina jeffries etc.^^ oo nga dami rin sa ebay.

ano2 pa po ba title hanap mo? Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:16 pm

@qtvaNn wrote:
Catey Amidala Skywalker wrote:
@qtvaNn wrote:
Lisa Kleypas - ang writer na dahilan kung bakit nalaman at naadik ako ngayon sa mga historical romance books.. Surprised
Somewhere I'll Find You - title ng book nya na una kong nabasa..at purita pako nun wala ako pambili ng books nya kya puro ebooks nya lang din ako..huhu

seductive siya magsulat, naghahanap pa nga ako ng books niya sa ebay

oo nga po.nagustuhan ko way nya ng pagsusulat.
pero try ko na rin naman ngayon ibang author like christina dodd, j.deveraux,gaelen foley, sabrina jeffries etc.^^ oo nga dami rin sa ebay.

ano2 pa po ba title hanap mo? Embarassed



magaling si jeffries at deveraux... super... try mo rin sis ang work ni mason kung gusto mo ng daring.

yung kay kleypas, pang collectors hanap ko.yung bang mga nauna niyang works, may iba pa siya pen name noon eh. parang si sabrina jeffries, dati siyang deborah martin
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:02 pm

iisang tao lang pala si Kleypas at si S jeffries... now I know
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:37 am

@lovielly wrote:
iisang tao lang pala si Kleypas at si S jeffries... now I know


ay mali pala ang info ko! si sabrina jeffries pala eh si deborah martin, hindi pala kleypas Razz sorry!
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:40 am

@qtvaNn wrote:
oo nga po.nagustuhan ko way nya ng pagsusulat.
pero try ko na rin naman ngayon ibang author like christina dodd, j.deveraux,gaelen foley, sabrina jeffries etc.^^ oo nga dami rin sa ebay.

ano2 pa po ba title hanap mo? Embarassed



i so love those writers that you mention!!!

so julia Quinn, try mo rin sis Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:22 pm

Awwww...sino may soft copy ng libro ni mason na pirate prince, sheik and viking?? Pa-send naman po pleaaassse. Antagal ko ng hinahanap...wala pa rin akong makita.
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:38 pm

Hi everyone! C Mason, wow, I love her!
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:46 am

@lovielly wrote:
Hi everyone! C Mason, wow, I love her!

love some of her books too sis Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:07 am

@jclopez wrote:
Awwww...sino may soft copy ng libro ni mason na pirate prince, sheik and viking?? Pa-send naman po pleaaassse. Antagal ko ng hinahanap...wala pa rin akong makita.

JC, merong pirate prince sa google books. kaso walang last page. kuwento ko na lang yung last one page LOL
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:34 pm

Catey Amidala Skywalker wrote:
@jclopez wrote:
Awwww...sino may soft copy ng libro ni mason na pirate prince, sheik and viking?? Pa-send naman po pleaaassse. Antagal ko ng hinahanap...wala pa rin akong makita.

JC, merong pirate prince sa google books. kaso walang last page. kuwento ko na lang yung last one page LOL

eto kapatid, baka makatulong:

http://www.4shared.com/dir/SnNT-abp/connie_mason.html

kapag may ebook akong hinahanap eh lagi kong takbuhan ang 4shared.com Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:11 am

Catey Amidala Skywalker wrote:
kukunin ko na laptop ko sa school today... yipee!!! makakapag basa na rin ako!!

this is cute! im out of the country kya how i missd ang pinas...im reading to atleast cope sa lungkot
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:58 pm

bambi wrote:
Catey Amidala Skywalker wrote:
kukunin ko na laptop ko sa school today... yipee!!! makakapag basa na rin ako!!

this is cute! im out of the country kya how i missd ang pinas...im reading to atleast cope sa lungkot

mga addict reader talaga ang mga tao rito kaya maraming makakatulong sa iyo Smile

plus the stories here na sulat ng mga writers ng BWR Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Historical Romance Book Reviews Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:02 pm

Hello po! I am a newbie here and I had fun reading the reviews. Im really into historical romances now at hindi ko alam kung kailan ako titigil. Laughing

Right now, naubusan na ata ako ng prospective historical writers na mababasa. Sad I had read a lot from a number of authors. I hope, humaba ang thread na ito for my future references. bounce

Well, as to date, my most favorite author would be Lisa Kleypas talaga. May depth ang bawat story niya. Mahu-hook-up ka talaga sa storyline and sa mga characters niya. Consistent din ang quality ng mga stories niya kaya halos lahat na ata ng sinulat niya, nabasa ko na. (I am still searching for those I havent seen yet if meron nga siyang ibang pen name.Smile I love you


Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas

A devil's bargain.

Easily the shyest Wallflower, Evangeline Jenner stands to become the wealthiest, once her inheritance comes due. Because she must first escape the clutches of her unscrupulous relatives, Evie has approached the rake Viscount St. Vincent with a most outrageous proposition: marriage!

Sebastian's reputation is so dangerous that thirty seconds alone with him will ruin any maiden's good name. Still, this bewitching chit appeared, unchaperoned, on his doorstep to offer her hand. Certainly an aristocrat with a fine eye for beauty could do far worse.
But Evie's proposal comes with a condition: no lovemaking after their wedding night. She will never become just another of the dashing libertine's callously discarded broken hearts -- which means Sebastian will simply have to work harder at his seductions...or perhaps surrender his own heart for the very first time in the name of true love.

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Evie Jenner has entered into a marriage of convenience with the notoriously promiscuous rake Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent. Despite their agreement to maintain separate beds, St. Vincent finds it nearly impossible to stay away from his shy but stubborn wife. Not long after their wedding, he tries to bargain with Evie for her favors . .
"All right," Sebastian said huskily. "I agree to your terms. I'll be . . . monogamous." He seemed to have a bit of difficulty with the last word, as if he were trying to speak a foreign language.
"I don't believe you."
"Good God, Evie! Do you know how many women have tried to obtain such a promise from me? And now, the first time I'm willing to take a stab at fidelity, you throw it back in my face. I admit I've had a prolific history with women--"
"Promiscuous," Evie corrected.
"Promiscuous, debauched, whatever you want to call it. I've had a hell of a good time and I'll be damned if I say I'm sorry for it. I've never bedded an unwilling woman. Nor, to my knowledge, did I leave anyone unsatisfied."
"That's not the point." A frown creased her forehead. "I don't blame you for your past . . . or, at least . . . I'm not trying to punish you for it." Ignoring his skeptical snort, she continued, "But it doesn't make you an especially good candidate for fidelity, does it?"
His tone was surly as he replied. "What do you want of me? An apology for being a man? A vow of celibacy until you've decided I'm worthy of your favors?
Struck by the question, Evie stared at him.
Women had always come far too easily to Sebastian. If she made him wait for her, would he lose interest? Or was it possible they might come to know each other, understand each other, in an entirely new way? She longed to find out if he could come to value her in ways beyond the physical. She wanted the chance to be something more than a mere bed partner to him.
"Sebastian . . ." she asked carefully, "have you ever made a sacrifice for a woman?"
He looked like a sullen angel as he turned to face her, leaning his broad shoulders against the wall, one knee slightly bent. "What kind of sacrifice?"
"Any kind at all."
"No."
"What is the longest period of time you've ever gone without . . . without . . ." She floundered for an acceptable phrase. ". . . making love?"
"I never call it that," he said. "Love has nothing to do with it."
"How long?" she persisted.
"A month, perhaps."
She thought for a moment. "Then . . . if you would forswear intercourse with all women for six months . . . I would sleep with you afterward."
"Six months?" Sebastian's eyes widened, and then he threw her a scornful glance. "Sweetheart, what gives you the idea that you're worth a half-year of celibacy?"
"I may not be," Evie said. "You're the only one who can answer that."
It was obvious that Sebastian would have loved to have informed her that she wasn't worth waiting for. However, as his gaze traveled over her, Evie saw the unmistakable glow of lust in his eyes. He wanted her badly.
"It's impossible," he snapped.
"Why?"
"Because I'm Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent. I can't be celibate. Everyone knows that."
He was so arrogant, and indignant, that Evie had to gnaw on the insides of her lips to keep from laughing. She struggled to master her amusement, and finally managed to say calmly, "Surely it wouldn't harm you to try."
"Oh, yes it would!" His jaw hardened as he labored to explain. "You're too inexperienced to understand, but . . . some men are possessed of a far greater sexual drive than others. I happen to be one of them. I can't go for long periods of time without--" He broke off impatiently as he saw her expression. "Damn it, Evie, it's unhealthy for a man not to release his seed regularly."
"Three months," she said, "and that's my final offer."
"No!"
"Then go find another woman," she said flatly.
"I want you. Only you. The devil knows why." Sebastian glared at her, his eyes narrowing into hot, brilliant slits. "I should force you. You have no legal right to refuse me your bed."
Evie's heart stopped, and she felt herself blanch. But she would not shrink from him. Something inside demanded that she stand up to him as an equal. "Go on, then," she challenged coolly. "Force me." She saw the flicker of surprise in his eyes. His throat worked, but he remained silent. And then . . . she understood. "You can't," she said in wonder. "You would never have raped Lillian. You were only bluffing. You could never force a woman." A faint smile rose to her lips. "You're not nearly the villain you pretend to be."
"Yes I am!" Sebastian seized her and kissed her angrily, stabbing his tongue inside her, assaulting her mouth with his own. Evie didn't resist him. She closed her eyes and let him do as he wished, and soon he was groaning and kissing her with a tender passion that wrung pleasure from every nerve. By the time he lifted his head, they were both shaking.
"Evie . . ." His voice was hoarse. "Don't ask this of me."



I love you I love you I really love this second sequel of Lisa Kleypas' Wallflower series. Kapag wala na akong mabasa, I came back to this book always. The other books of the series is good too but this is my favorite. Unlike other books na hanggang words lang when it comes to describing them as wicked gentlemen, in here, Sebastian really as if there's no hope for his soul anymore and then the heroine entered his life, yikee. I love you I love you
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