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25 stars This book had so much promise but was ruined by what is possibly the worst HR heroine I have ever read She had zero ikable ualities Often when reading HR I wonder what the heroine sees in the hero This time it was the other way around He was too good for her Frances Hadley has Case for Seduction (The Hamiltons: Laws of Love lived safely at her family s estates for years but now she must take desperate measures Her aunt has made a deal with a man to ruin her so that a marriage is reuired Getting her dowry and moving to a cottage by herself is the only path she can see out of this mess So Frances cuts her hair dons her brother s clothes and starts her trek to London She didn t expect the snow storm her horse goingame or her needing to spend a night in a tavern inn Nor did she expect that this would set in motion a chain of events that will put her in the same position she just ran fromJack Valentine is the third son to a Duke His mother is known as the Duchess of Love for all her match making attempts Trying to escape his mother s Valentines Day ball Jack heads toward London only to be thwarted by a snow storm When Jack arrives at a road side Inn he finds his normal room is occupied by a young boy taking a dangerous trip to London alone Being philanthropic Jack takes this young boy with him to see him safely to his brother What Jack doesn t realize is he just shared his bed with Lady Hadley and now she is his young traveling companionOld emotional wounds and difficult situations will either bring Jack and Frances together or tear them apart Out of the frying pan and into the fire is the best way to explain both Jack s and Frances s volatile situation I found the story contained a very amusing predicament a mind boggling murder mystery and wonderful sexual chemistry The characters were fantastic making Surprising Lord Jack a marvelously entertaining historical romance I did wish we had insight into Jack s philanthropy but Make-Believe Family look forward to seeing in the coming Duchess of Love Series Shakespeare stole the show D This ARC copy of Surprising Lord Jack was given to me by Kensington Publishing Corp Zebra in exchange for a honest review Publish Date March 5 2013 Tis better to haveoved and Major Attraction (Harlequin Blaze lost then never to haveoved at all Carlos and Diego (Story World) like in this book Luv Luv Oh where art thouuv One of the reasons I read Sally MacKenzie is because usually her stories have a strong sense of humor mixed with romance When Sally MacKenzie is at the top of her game she makes me More to Love laugh Sorry to say Surprising Lord Jack hadittle humor and hardly any romanceHere s my take on the plot our heroine Frances overhears her evil aunt plotting to marry her off to a Nell (Governesses Trilogy, local nincompoop Now Frances has a brother but he s a creep and her father is absent Actually it wouldn t matter if her father was around because for whatever reason he doesn t particularly care for Frances Of course our heroine has an inheritance that is being cared for by a solicitor in London Well as all self respecting heroines know the only way to run away to London is to disguise oneself as a boy For some reason women in romance novels neverook their age when they put on a pair of pants I never uite understand that I know I Silent Hunter look my age when I have a pair of pants on The only thing that would make meook Smoky Mountain Sweethearts (Otter Lake Ranger Station like a 14 year old boy would be a faceift Back to the plotAs Her Perfect Man luck would have it our disguised as a boy heroine soon has aame horse and the roads are bad and she s got a blister on her foot because she s wearing her snarly brother s boots But In the Brazilians Debt (Hot Brazilian Nights! look what s that Why it s an inn An inn crowded with boisterous men but an inn nonetheless Theandlady takes pity on the poor unfortunate boy and Once Upon a Christmas lets him have a room that is normally reserved for the absent Lord Jack Our disguised heroine is much tuckered out so her and her blisters fall into a deep sleep Miles away at the annual matchmaking ball given by his mother is our hero Lord Jack Lord jack does not want to be there so he escapes into the night Guess where he ends up Well it is his reserved room at the inn after all Eventually he ends up in the room with the 121314 year old boy Of courseike most heroes he only sees what he is told a rather coltish boy sleeping He doesn t suspect the boy is a woman And why should he Frances isn t well endowed in the chest area She s one of those heroines with The Daddy Secret longegs You know I ve noticed that if heroines have Drop Dead Gorgeous (Harlequin Blaze, longegs they don t have big chests and if they have big chests they are usually short and the top of their heads only come up to the hero s chin I guess a heroine can t have both Claiming the Cowboys Heart (Cowboys of Eden Valley, longegs and a big chest Speaking of A Mothers Wish (Wed In The West, longegs when her disguise is eventually revealed we do have the standard male fantasy of Hot Lawyers (Grace Poole leg wrapping On with the plotSo anyway we have Lord Jack and Frances the woman disguised as a boy stuck together because Jack must protect this young fellow Frances on the other hand doesn t want anything to do with her savior You see she hatesssss men all men her father treats her badly her brother treats her badly all men are evil And besides all men being bad Jack is a rakeothario man about town Little does she know that all those horrible rumors about him are not true Nope Jack is a good deed doer Why that house in London which appears to be a brothel is actually a house where he puts the or ph ans he has rescued He also runs around rescuing prostitutes and makes sure they are protected But he doesn t want anyone to know he is a good deed doer he wants to maintain the facade of Miranda lasciviousord I have to ask why Why does he want to be perceived as bad Why can t he Marry Me, Baby let his family know It s not as if they are some dysfunctional family They all have novels of their own Why I bet if his family knew what he was doing they d want to help but nooo it s a big secret I found this annoying And why aren t any of these or ph an and save the prostitute homes in a better part of the city or out in the country where the air is clean Why are they still forced toive down some dark street On with the plotSo after swinging by Jack s rescue spa our couple head toward Jack s home and it is at this time that the Forgotten Mistress, Secret Love-Child (Regally Wed, light bulb finally goes off in Jack s brain Francis is really a Frances He s a she Now he must marry her He s been in her company for days He s been in her bed It doesn t matter that he didn t know she wasn t a boy They must wed But faithful readers he forgot that our heroine hatesss men all men she refuses It s time for Jack to call in reinforcements in the guise of his family Allll those people from previous novels come barreling in And the first priority is a dress fitting Yes what romance novel could be without the reuisite dress maker and all her minions changing our 14 year old boy into a gloriousong Willingly Bedded, Forcibly Wedded legged beauty This of courseeads. One naughty The Trust Imperative little masuerade can't hurtUnladylike BehaviorFrances Hadley has managed her family’s estate for years So why can’t she reuest her own dowry She’ll have to go to London herself and knock some sense into the men interfering in herife With the nonsense she’s
To the awakening of our hero s Mr Toad I have to say that Jack s Mr Toad was the only sign that there was romance in this story If it hadn t been for Mr Toad puffing up behind palm trees I would never have known there was any kind of attraction between these two Jack and Frances had about as much chemistry as a wet ragOn with the plot Well Jack just cannot talk Frances into marrying him She hatesss men and she wants to Christmas Countdown (Lost-Inc., live in her cottage by the sea What we need are reinforcements I bet I forgot to mention Frances family on her maternal side theoving grandparents who have always wanted to see her but have been refused admittance by the cru el aunt So all is well ruination is avoided Frances is accepted back into the bosom of her family there s no need for JackDid I happen to mention the silent slasher Yep thrown into the mix is a maniac who s going around slashing women s throats I guess he s the silent slasher because he s not noisy Well Jack has made it his responsibility to stop him and that is because he is a good deed doer Almost by himself he is trying to find the villain Jack Jack he s our man All he needs is a red cape He must find the killer before the killer finds Frances Why Frances you may ask Well it seems that our villain is killing women who have sinned and Frances has sinned by sleeping in Jack s bed back at the inn when she was a boy So she has to be a target and Jack must be her protector If Jack had only read a romance novel he would know to Clay Yeagers Redemption (Trinity Street West, look for the man with the garlic breathIn the end I was disappointed in Surprising Lord Jack The story meandered all over the place never making up its mind whether it was aighthearted romance or a dark moody Dark Desires love story with a murder or two thrown in There were too many directions and a weak romance Jack and Frances didn t work as a romantic couple There wasn t any spark between the two of them and definitely nothing that wouldast a The Corporate Raiders Revenge (Suite Secrets, lifetime So far this is the weakest book in the Duchess of Love series by Sally MacKenzieKaysBlog 25 stars rounded up to 3 stars I just really can t stand overly naive heroines that have book smarts but NO common sense Another fun book in the Duchess of Love series Now that his brother Ned Bedding Lord Ned is engaged to be married Jack s mother has set her sights on finding a wife for him Desperate to escape the youngadies at his mother s Valentine s ball Jack sets off for London Caught in a storm he stops at an inn where he ends up sharing the bed with a youth who has his own reasons to runFrances and her twin brother have been raised mostly by their aunt Their father is a known rake who abandoned their mother Frances s brother Frederick Course of Action left the estate several years earlier and hasn t been back preferring toive his Christmas Masquerades life in London Frances has had enough of people telling her what to do Theatest is finding out that her aunt has been scheming with a man to force Frances into marriage with him So she is going to go to London to see her brother get the money from her dowry and find a place of her own where she can Skylars Outlaw live as she wants She knows she can t travel alone as she is so she cuts her hair and dresses as a boy to make the journey Trouble comes when her horse goesame and she ends up having to stay at an inn overnight She wakes up the next morning with a strange man in bed with herThis is when the fun begins Frances actually keeps her head and doesn t panic when she wakes to find Jack there with her An overzealous innkeeper s wife talks Jack into taking Frances with him on his way to London despite her objections meaning that Frances has to find a way to keep up the masuerade Even worse she runs into a man who knows her brother and appears to see through her disguise Arriving in London there is bad news Her brother is no Blades Lady longer at hisast known address Jack finds an abandoned baby and there is an encounter with another unpleasant man in a whorehouse Taking the baby to a place of refuge shows Frances an unexpected side to Jack Another encounter with the obnoxious Pettigrew opens Jack s eyes to the fact that his traveling companion is not what he thoughtThough Jack has carefully cultivated the reputation of a rake he is actually a very honorable man Being caught in a compromising situation with a young woman is not something he wants as that could force a marriage he doesn t want At twenty six he feels he s still too young and has too much else going on Besides the argumentative young woman next to him is nothing Learning Yii Testing like the type of woman he has in mind As soon as he gets to his house hel write to his mother who he s sure will find a way to fix the dilemmaFrances is eually horrified at the idea of being forced into marriage She has no intention of ever getting married Thanks to the influence of her aunt and the knowledge of her father s failings she has a very poor opinion of all men and she has no problem saying so Knowing Jack s reputation gives her even of a reason to resist the idea of marrying himOnce his mother the Duchess of Love arrives she takes over management of the scandal There aren t too many people who will go against a Duchess when it comes to social conventions She also investigates Frances s background and finds that she has family who would be thrilled to get to know her Their combined efforts mitigate the scandal somewhat and suddenly Frances is thrust into an entirely different ifeI oved seeing the way that Jack and Frances s opinions of each other began to change Jack became sensitive to the reasons why Frances has the opinions she does It was rather sweet to see the way that he tried to comfort her when she was upset It was also funny to see how he went from ooking at her as the girl who tried to ook Communicating Effectively like a boy to a desirable woman He wasn t uite sure how to deal with his changing feelings Frances was a bit obnoxious at the beginning with her all men are evil attitude Discovering who Jack was and being aware of his reputation set her against him at once but almost immediately she saw things that contradicted that reputation Ioved seeing her slowly begin to realize that she wants from The Philosophical Journey life and that Jack is a big part of thatThroughout the book is the mystery of who is behind the killings of prostitutes and noblewomen of tarnished reputation Jack is determined to find out who it is and stop him When he gets involved with Frances he fears that the scandal will make her a target of this killer There are several possible suspects and each one is shown to have the capability When the final confrontation comes Frances is in the middle of it thanks to a stupid move on her part I reallyiked the way it was resolved by something a ittle different than the man riding to the rescue It also served as 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Ealt with ately though there’s no way she’s going as a woman A pair of breeches and a uick chop of her red curls and she’ll have much Enzymes Enzyme Therapy less to worry aboutJack Valentine third son of the famous Duchess of Love is through being pursued by pushy youngadies One particularly
Final push needed to get Jack and Frances togetherI also thoroughly enjoyed the Duchess and the emphasis she placed on the importance of family I Blindsided loved seeing her bring Frances and her mother s family together and the change it made in Frances sife I also At Land liked the Duchess s protectiveness toward Jack and her realistic withholding of approval of Frances until she was sure that Jack wouldn t be hurt Ioved seeing her On the Run loving relationship with her husband and the final scene with them had meaughing out The Price Of Blood (Phil Broker, loud Picks up right where Bedding Lord Nedeft off I really Russian Winter liked Frances Iiked that she wasn t perfect maybe not the nicest person She realizes it and becomes better I Meg and the Mystery in Williamsburg (Meg Duncan, liked Lord Jack and not everyone is as they seem I thought his extra curricular activities were admirable Missed Ash he isn t in this at all but I think his story and Jack s take place concurrentlyGreat story that I finished overnight Review posted on Demon Lover s Books MoreThis story begins with Frances Hadley chopping her hair taking her brother s clothes and escaping her horrid aunt who d raised her She heads off to London intending to force her twin brother and their solicitor to give her her dowry andet her Pregnant Man leave her aunt her aunt had planned to drug her andet a certain suitor compromise her thus forcing the marriage Her aunt was a nasty piece of workOf course nothing goes as plannedLord Jack is bailing on his brother s engagement ball because a certain ady from the ast book Bedding Lord Ned is intent on marrying him Jack takes off in a horrible snowstorm and stays at the closest inn This inn usually keeps a room for the Valentine family but this one night they ve Kawaii Manga let it to a youngad Jack doesn t mind sharing and he climbs into bed with the boy The next morning Frances wakes up to an attractive man in her bed What I The House Girl liked is that for her part she kept her head even whilst freaking out Jack has no clue she s a girl She s tall with few curves and dressed as a young boy People see what they want right He insists on taking her to London to see her brother but this is where everything starts to fall apart for Frances Frances brother has gotten married andeft his home She has no plan B We see that Jack has a secret The Accursed life He s not the rake persona he s so carefully cultivated he s actually uite the do gooder He takes in strays and gives them a home and work Frances of course believes her aunt s gossip and tales about Lord Jack being a rake of the highest order She thinks at one point all the orphans must be his illegitimate children Jack also takes her to a brothel because not only is Jack a good Samaritan he s also apparently the only one in London who can find the Silent Slasher I thought that part was a bit unnecessary but it worked After Jack has dragged Frances around to the worst parts of London some jerk who knows her almost fianc has realized she s a girl and hints at it so obviously that when Jack finally realizes it I had toaughThe thing I Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas! liked about Frances is that she s actually not very nice But she realizes it after a really rough confrontation with her brother She finally sees things from his point and it s actually pretty heartbreaking Iiked how she tried though She tried to be Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency ladylike she tried to change from her nagging bossy persona and she tried really hard to be someone she could be proud ofAnd she really wasn t all that bad just innocent and mis informed I kind ofiked her spunky ways bI think that this is a fun series I read all 3 stories in just a couple days The author s tone is Swing Sideways light and fun They re fast and satisfying reads and youl find yourself not wanting to put the book downARC courtesy of Kensington Books and Zebra Historical I seem to follow the The Secret of the Great Pyramid law of diminishing returns when reading Sally Mackenzie s books I start outoving her stories and her Suprising Lord Jack begins with Frances Hadley disguised as a young boy and running to London and away from her aunt who is intent on selling her into marriage icey roads and a Dancing with Mr. Darcy lame horse however force her to stop at an inn for the night Lord Jack Valentine escapes his mother s valentines ball and an aggressiveady with her sights set on him and sets out for London but also finds himself at the inn due to the iced roads Jack s usual room however is occupied by a young boy who Jack can not see being tossed outso Jack agrees to share This is just another rung in Frances Lesca ladder to ruinFrances Hadley is a strong heroine with a great sense of self she has spent ten years managing the family estate in the absence of her father and Twin brother and is determined to secure her dowry so she canive by herself away from her traitor of an Aunt Lord Jack is a wonderfully compassionate caring and patient heroLord Jack and Frances relationship grows while they are trying to escape the scandal of being discovered o have shared a bed and the marriage of necessity the Scandel brings with it along the same time Sharpes Trafalgar line the author alo gives out a murder mystery that Jack is involved in trying I enjoyed this book the hero and heroine are strong characters and the few twist to the story the author throws in to the storyine keeps the book from being a cookie cutter romance the one caveat for me was that the ending Punished left me wanting which in hindsight is the very thing that willbring me back for the next book I wasooking for info on their relationship and how Frances fit into Jack s His To Protect life and Charities also info of Frances relationship with her brother and recently reunited grandparentsArc courtesy of NetGalley and Kensington publishing for an honest review Iove a good story about a woman disguised as a man and this one sure didn t disappoint All too often it seems ike the woman is uncovered way too uickly but Frances manages to hang in there for ong enough to keep the tension interesting I felt a Babys First Christmas (Christmas Is For Kids) (Christmas Is For Kids) (Harlequin American Romances, 754) little frustrated with Frances and her stubbornness but when of her backstory is revealed her personality and issues make sense I fell hard inove with poor Jack too and his attempts to get Francis to man up a bit This is the second book in a trilogy but I didn t feel too Ups, Kita Sudah Menikah? lost orike I was missing anything by reading it first I went back and read the first book Bedding Lord Ned after reading Surprising Lord Jack and Book 2 hadn t given too much away so Book 1 was still really enjoyable There are Catwoman little hints in this book and the first book about plot points for Ash brother to Jack and Ned and Hero of the third book and I feltike maybe I was missing something the first book would have revealed but instead the first book as well just gives Baby Legacy (So Many Babies little tastes and teases of the other brothers and nothing concrete Can be read as a stand alone in series order or as a series out of order. Etermined miss has run him out of his own house party Luckily the inn has one bedeft Jack just has to share with a rather entertaining red headed youth Perhaps the two of them should ride to London together It will make a pleasant escape from his mother’s matchmaking melodram.
Sally MacKenzie decided to become a writer in grade school when she read one of her stories to the class Her classmates laughed and she was hooked She sat down immediately to pen her first novelWell not exactlyThe hooked part is right cursed might be a better description but the sitting down and writing part came later Much later Sally eventually went on to college majoring in English a