Seducing Mr. Knightly Epub ¸ Seducing Mr. eBook


Seducing Mr. Knightly hrs andmins 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 from 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 lady writer But suddenly she s exquisite, 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 My historical romance binge continues with Seducing Mr Knightly I haven t read the other books of this series To the best of my recollection, this is also my first Maya Rodale I had no trouble reading it as a stand alone and enjoyed it enough I ll seek out the prior books Fans of Cinderella type stories will enjoy it.Annabelle Swift is the Dear Annabelle for The London Weekly, a newspaper run my Mr Derrick Knightly Knightly is the bastard son of an Earl He has managed to find fortune and My historical romance binge continues with Seducing Mr Knightly I haven t read the other books of this series To the best of my recollection, this is also my first Maya Rodale I had no trouble reading it as a stand alone and enjoyed it enough I ll seek out the prior books Fans of Cinderella type stories will enjoy it.Annabelle Swift is the Dear Annabelle for The London Weekly, a newspaper run my Mr Derrick Knightly Knightly is the bastard son of an Earl He has managed to find fortune and influence as the head of a popular paper but still wants entry to the ton as denied him by his birth Annabelle has loved her boss from afar forthan 3 years She is tired of waiting to be noticed, so she reaches out to her loyal readers for advice on how to attract a man s attention This begins an attempt at romance by a shy woman to a man who has his own problems big problems like reporters being arrested and newspapers under attack by the government Will Annabelle s attempts work Will Knightly save his paper Better get a copy of the next addition of The London Weekly to find out.I enjoyed this book a lot I liked Annabelle and the female friendships between all the women who work at the paper, The Writing Girls Knightly is also well developed, and I enjoyed seeing his friendships and relationship with his mother The anachronistic plot 5 stars Unfortunately, this is the next book in a long list from this year where I ve wondered if a first draft was accidentally published instead of a finished, edited copy Phrases and descriptions are repeated numerous times A few times for emphasis are OK, but at some point it becomes the set up for a drinking game I found some jarring typos, such as congratulations used instead of congratulate As much as I enjoyed the story, 2 stars for writing and editing.Fans of Tessa Dare should check this out Buddy read with LaceyHow far does one go for love Miss Annabelle Swift has been in love with Derek Knightly, newspaper owner and her employer, for three years, seven months, and two days, but to her dismay he has never noticed her At her wits end, she asks the readers of her advice column for advice on how to get The Nodcock to notice Lowered bodies, lingering touches, smoldering looks, fainting into his waiting arms she will do whatever it takes to finally get the attention of the man she Buddy read with LaceyHow far does one go for love Miss Annabelle Swift has been in love with Derek Knightly, newspaper owner and her employer, for three years, seven months, and two days, but to her dismay he has never noticed her At her wits end, she asks the readers of her advice column for advice on how to get The Nodcock to notice Lowered bodies, lingering touches, smoldering looks, fainting into his waiting arms she will do whatever it takes to finally get the attention of the man she lovesThrow the bastard out, he doesn t belong here Derek Knightly has never forgotten the humiliating moment when he was thrown out of his father s funeral because the family didn t want their husband and father s love child with an actress around Desperate to claw his ways into the upper echelons of society, he has amassed a fortune by running a successful newspaper Ready to finally take his place in society by marrying a titled woman, he is not prepared for a new and seductive Annabelle whom he suddenly can t get out of his mind Facing an inquiry for printing libel, his only way to save his beloved paper seems to marry the disgraced sister of a prominent aristocrat But suddenly, it just doesn t seem worth it 3.5 stars rounded up to four for the brilliant ending This was a nice, fun, uncomplicated read After a disappointing book by one of my all time favorite authors, I asked my dear Goodreads friends for something light, fluffy, with no drama, and this certainly delivers You have to suspend your belief quite a bit to enjoy this one, but honestly, this was just what I needed right now It was fun to read about Annabelle s pathetic attempts to get The Nodcock s attention, and the way he returned the favor in the end was absolutely hilarious Up until then, I didn t really feel like I knew Knightly, but the adorable mischievous side that Annabelle brought out in him was just lovely, and in the end I really felt like I understood why she loved him so pathetically from afar for so long I loved her transformation from Overlooked always trying to fade into the wallpaper Miss Swift to bold, seductive Annabelle who fought for what she wanted There were times when I thought she was really pathetic for clinging to her ideal of Knightly for so long, but in the end, I thought it was sweet And can I just say that I LOVED the way he tried to make her realize he loved her It was endearing, adorable, and SO perfect 3In any other mood, I would ve complained about the writing, the constant sighing and gazing, the way the heroine obsessed about the way the hero leaned , the refusal on both sides to let things go which were holding them back, her friends, but honestly This was perfect if all you want is a light, sweet, fun, read 3.5 3.75 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, Te 3.5 3.75 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 muchthan 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 qualified 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 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 sa 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

  • Audible Audio
  • 9 pages
  • Seducing Mr. Knightly
  • Maya Rodale
  • English
  • 26 February 2017

About the Author: Maya Rodale

Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother s insistence She is now the author of numerous smart and sassy romance novels A champion of the romance genre and its readers, she is also the author of the non fiction book Dangerous Books For Girls The Bad Reputation Of Romance Novels, Explained and a co founder of Lady Jane s Salon, a national reading series devoted to romantic fiction Maya lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.


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