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by Loretta Chase


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Start reading Not Quite A Lady (Carsington Family Series Book 4) on your Kindle in under a minute. Not as good as the Carsington Family Series 1, 2, & 3. For a hardened rake, it didn't take Darius Carsington long to fall in love.

Start reading Not Quite A Lady (Carsington Family Series Book 4) on your Kindle in under a minute. At age 27, Lady Charlotte Hayward was adept in keeping men away but she sure dropped quickly after she met Darius. why do all of the women in these books loose their balance and fall into the hero's arms?

The two older women attending her-one, though modestly garbed, obviously a lady and one as obviously a servant-exchanged worried glances.

Chapter 1. The trouble with Darius Carsington was, he had no heart. The two older women attending her-one, though modestly garbed, obviously a lady and one as obviously a servant-exchanged worried glances. The lady had become the Marchioness of Lithby and the girl’s stepmother scarcely a year earlier. Yet her manner was as compassionate and affectionate as that of a mother or sister. She bent over the fair head on the pillow.

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Similar books to Not Quite A Lady (Carsington Family Series Book 4). "How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals" by Sy Montgomery This is a beautiful book - essential reading for anyone who loves animals and knows how much they can teach us about being human. Loretta Chase creates characters in a way that few in this genre can match. She understands motivation and human behavior-so her characters have depth and individuality.

This book is a work of fiction. The characters, incidents, and dialogue are drawn from the author’s imagination and are not to be construed as real. Any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Loretta chase series: Carsington Brothers. Having gambled away his entire family fortune, Varian St. George, Lord Edenmont, now lives by his wits and winning ways. A man who has always taken the path of least resistance -- preferably in soft beds with willing women -- he does not want to become embroiled in a mad quest with a hot-tempered and heavily armed redhead. Darius Carsington is a spectacularly handsome rake with a rare intelligence and no heart, a man who divides his time between bedding loose-moraled women and writing scholarly papers.

Not Quite a Lady (Carsington Brothers, by Loretta Chase. Irresistible ForceDarius Carsington is a spectacularly handsome rake with a rare intelligence and no heart, a man who divides his time between bedding loose-moraled women and writing scholarly papers. He finds society's "perfect darlings" exceedingly bori. Captives of the Night (Scoundrels, #2).

Not Quite a Lady book. I enjoy Loretta Chase's writing and expected to like it, but when two of her most popular books were the two preceding this one in the series, I didn't expect to like this one more

Not Quite a Lady book. I enjoy Loretta Chase's writing and expected to like it, but when two of her most popular books were the two preceding this one in the series, I didn't expect to like this one more. For 10 years, she has deftly and subtly managed to avoid marriage. She manages people without realizing they are being managed.

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Irresistible ForceDarius Carsington is a spectacularly handsome rake with .

Irresistible ForceDarius Carsington is a spectacularly handsome rake with a rare intelligence and no heart, a man who divides his time between bedding loose-moraled women and writing scholarly papers. He finds society's "perfect darlings" exceedingly boring. Lady Charlotte is so beautiful, charming, and gracious that no one has noticed what an expert she is at Not Getting Married. Early on, she learned a painful lesson about trust.

4 Carsington Brothers Series. Loretta Lynda Chekani was born in 1949 in a family of Albanian origin. Not Quite a Lady 2007/May. She studied at New England public schools before receiving a bachelor's degree from Clark University, where she majored in English. Chase said of her marriage: "The books resulting from this union have won a surprising number of awards, including the Romance Writers of America RITA® Award  .

Irresistible Force

Darius Carsington is a spectacularly handsome rake with a rare intelligence and no heart, a man who divides his time between bedding loose-moraled women and writing scholarly papers. He finds society's "perfect darlings" exceedingly boring. But there's something intriguing, and not quite perfect, about faultless Lady Charlotte Hayward. He senses a crack under her polished surface, and finding it is a challenge he can't resist.

Immovable Object

Lady Charlotte is so beautiful, charming, and gracious that no one has noticed what an expert she is at Not Getting Married. Early on, she learned a painful lesson about trust . . . and temptation. In the years since, she's devoted her life to being all she ought to be—and she's not about to let a man like Carsington entice her to do everything she shouldn't.

A Splendid Collision

But the rules of attraction can easily overpower the rules of manners and morals, and sometimes even the best-behaved girl has to follow her instincts, even if it means risking it all.


Comments: (7)

Kemath
Lady Charlotte is a very likable heroine - intelligent, beautiful, and kind with a bit of a temper. The hero is the youngest of five brothers and has learned to distinguish himself as a scholar and a care-for-nobody rake. They both evolve in this book - he learns to listen to his heart and she learns to be herself and not pretend to be "miss perfect." Their chemistry is excellent and I enjoy books that take place at country estates, focussing on village life, farming and running an estate. Some readers find it boring, but it's idyllic to me. I liked that the "villain" actually turns out to be fairly honorable in the end, and not totally a bad guy - that was kind of a twist on what authors typically write. Great addition to the Carsington series and I would read it again.
Jazu
Not as good as the Carsington Family Series 1, 2, & 3. For a hardened rake, it didn't take Darius Carsington long to fall in love. At age 27, Lady Charlotte Hayward was adept in keeping men away but she sure dropped quickly after she met Darius. Speaking of dropping...why do all of the women in these books loose their balance and fall into the hero's arms? In this book, Charlotte fell pretty often! The plot is simple, the conflict resolution is simple. The villain wasn't really very villainous. I enjoyed the book ok, just not one of the better Loretta Chase books.
Macage
Loretta Chase never disappoints. This isn't my favorite book by her, but it is worthy of her - it steers clear of the worst romance cliches, because it doesn't need them in order to build tension or generate heat. The writing is smooth and rich, characters are complex, there's a dose of fierce passion and of humor, too. A relationship between equals, a strong female lead, a good supporting cast.

That being said, it's not Loretta Chase's most powerful book - it doesn't have the sturm und drang of Lord of Scoundrels, or the hijinx and unexpected pathos of Mr. Impossible. It's a romance, not an adventure or a mystery - it takes place almost entirely over a period of a few weeks spent calmly in the country, and the two leads are mature, self-aware people who behave as such. There are complications, lives are changed, but even these earth-shattering events are rather domestic.

But one thing I like about Loretta Chase is that she tries new things. Among books of this kind, the ones that revolve around house parties and match making and the profitiability of country estates, with occasional references to pig breeding and wall hangings, this one is head and shoulders above the rest.
Buge
Loretta Chase creates characters in a way that few in this genre can match. She understands motivation and human behavior--so her characters have depth and individuality.

This book is the last of the Carsington series, the tales of a family of five brothers. Darius is the youngest, and true to the rules of birth order, he has trouble carving out a niche for himself, is in competition with formidable older brothers, and has difficulty winning the approval of his father. He develops a strong talent for scientific investigation and specializes in animal mating behavior. While he gains prestige and accolades in scientific circles, his father is unimpressed because Darius is not earning money through his work. His father gives him a decrepit estate to turn into a profit-making enterprise within a year.

When Darius meets Charlotte, he is the one person capable of noticing her odd "mating" behavior. She has perfected ways to avoid marriage, adapting her methods to each suitor by boring or irritating them and sometimes by quietly doing some matchmaking to send the gentlemen to more suitable partners. Intrigued, Darius begins to study Charlotte to learn her secrets. Along the way, he discovers that she is the one woman he has met who understands his hopes, difficulties, and sense of humor, and he is the one man who can appreciate and love her.

Darius does not swashbuckle or save Charlotte from highwaymen or other ploys from action-driven stories. Instead, the book carefully reveals the charming courtship of two reasonable, intelligent people. Humor, unusual settings, and amusing situations abound--those 1800s clothes are always a trial, aren't they? Yes, Darius accepts Charlotte's "secret" in a way that would not be typical of the time--but in a way reasonable for someone who views mating behavior from a scientific standpoint.

The ending is highly improbably for the time in which it occurs, but that is the reason for historical romance literature. It offers a way to escape the grating realities of the 21st century. How nice to think that two close families could defy convention and protect their own loved ones. The area where I live is rife with narrow-mindedness and prejudice. I hate to think what it must have been like in the early 19th century. Imagining that, once upon a time, those evils were overcome by loving families is encouraging.
Not Quite A Lady (The Carsington Family Series) download epub
United States
Author: Loretta Chase
ISBN: 0061231231
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: United States
Language: English
Publisher: Avon (April 24, 2007)