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  1. says:

    Lord Lightning by Jenny Brown became one of those rare books that after finishing it I uickly re read it again in hopes of unraveling of the story While not complex the story was rich and deep with characters that slowly unravel themselves before the reader’s eyes They have layers and masks they wear in order to hide themselves away from the hurts they suffered in the world I became so engrossed with the story that at times it was hard to walk away without wanting to run back and read just one pageThe story greatly reminded me of the old trads romance with a little bit steam where everyone isn’t in shades of black and white but in grays Eliza Farrell is blessed and cursed with being able to read the future of someone through the stars As an astrologer this gift taught to her by her aunt is her means of survival when her father shows up once again in her and takes all her money and with a flip of a card is on his way to debtor’s prison leaving Eliza once again on her own Eliza gets a break when an actress asks for her to counsel the stars and asks which road to choose Of course Eliza can’t tell a person what their future truly holds only the person can truly do that depending on the road someone takes Eliza readers however are very much correct which leads to her getting into some hot water with facts the actress has hidden from everyone Eliza thinks she maybe to save herself from getting kicked out and getting her money when the actress asks about her lover and Lordship Of course when does read the Lordships horoscope everyone finds it uiet humorous and unbelievable that the notorious Lord Lightning himself would be a caring man whom only wants love That is until Lord Lightning shows up Lord Edward Hartwood overhears the laughter and dispassion in his current mistress voice as she’s read his horoscope although not believing the little seerer’s words at all still finds displeasure in the actress actions and leaves her Edward is out of time in order to gain his inheritance he must spend a fortnight with his mother whom he shares no love lost with and to put the knife to her wants to bring his mistress but also a shield of sortsStill reeling over his plans being thwarted he spies Eliza and thinking to teach her a lesson for her trick with a little abduction Edward is flooded with Eliza and the table are turns when he comes up with a plan to have her as his pretend mistress of course the best laid plans of mice and men I was a tad mislead by the back blub of this book with it’s feeling of a touch of paranormal romance to it This book has no paranormal elements to it but goes hand and hand with a study I have loved for a long time astrology The ability to read someone through his or her horoscope and get a better insight in even yourself Jenny Brown does not shove this down the readers throat but has a dash here and there when Eliza is lost but also as a sort of preshadow of the characters behind the masks Edward lives up to his Lord Lightning like an actor on the stage this is the mask he wears one that he’s having trouble taking off To hide away from all the pain in his life he’s don this carefree mask that he feels slips when he’s around Eliza At times Edward acted like a lonely child begging for love and attention He’s not saint but neither is he the devil he thinks he is Edward acted or bluffed his way to get what he wants which I found at times amusing knowing that not only I but Eliza saw through the playacting When he wasn’t acting you saw how insecure he was how the pains of his pasts has wrapped itself around his heart in a black mist that has not only blinded him to others but to the brightness of love Edward was stuck in a limbo he thought he was happy in but it’s through letting go was he able to finally break free from the past and some very hard wake ups calls I never disliked Edward he liked Eliza intrigued me greatly he was never a bad guy sometimes cunning or selfish to get his way but never evil or mean I enjoyed his wittiness in the face of hardship his playacting and the brightness he just seem to bring around him I fell hard for him and my heart went out to him My heart also went out to Eliza Behind that cool mask lived a sprit that long to be free from her cage Eliza’s life wasn’t a bed of roses she to had her pains that torn at her heart time and again she to lived in a sort of fight or flight limbo after her aunt’s death and father’s reappearance Unlike Edward Eliza still believed in the goodness of those around her and of Edward She truly believed he could be and when she sets on this path to help him she knows her hearts going to take a few beatings but thinking perhaps this is the path she was meaning to take in order to help another Through her uiet understanding and a few truthful words she helps Edward come to grips with a few things and open his eyes Another thing I adored about Eliza is while she started to fall in love with Edward she didn’t truly let that blind her to his faults and when things do get a little bad she keeps her head It was amusing to see him try to playact to get his way and know Eliza saw right through him She also saw the boy inside alone and scared and she sets out to help him and Edward With some healing that needs to be done herself Eliza has locked herself in this cool cage and when Edward comes into her life he brings with him laughter and brightness I think Eliza needed that in order for her to truly be free Instead of dwelling on the what ifs or the maybes Both characters complete one another and break each other’s masks they show to the world and finally able to break free Jenny Brown was also very clever when nothing was to be so cut and dry from the villain Edward’s mother and her own past I while my bloodthirsty side wanted her to pay Jenny Brown showed another side to the story that made one step back and see another angle that not everyone is a devil but a hurt person lashing out to protect themselves This made Lord Lightning that much greater and richer in my eyes and that much enjoyable read There’s no need of asking the stars how much I loved and enjoyed this beautiful book Lord Lightning became a solid keeper I can’t wait to read from this new dazzling author


  2. says:

    I was really looking forward to this book because my Goodreads friends whose taste are very similar to mine enjoyed it For some reason it just did not do anything for me and I read very uickly skimmed through most of it after the first 100 pages I felt like there were a few times where if things had been done differently then I could have liked it but in the end the whole of it didn't click with meBoth the hero and heroine were very interesting at the beginning and I was uickly pulled into the story Unfortunately my interest and affection for them began to wane pretty uickly The hero Edward was immature self centered odd and annoying In some ways he reminded me of Caire in Elizabeth Hoyt's Wicked Intentions but in the sense that he was trying to be like that type of guy but couldn't pull it off instead appearing like a young boy playing dress up for the record I loved CaireIn the end though it was Eliza the heroine who really drove me up the wall I really liked her at the beginning 29 a spinster freckled redhead odd I mean how could I not? I love those type of heroines Her personality was not at all clearly defined though for me She's spinsterish and has no experience with men yet then finds it exciting to wear slutty clothes bare her breasts and act completely inappropriate at a dinner table has to play the part so might as well enjoy it I guess? She is sensible and sees through Edward is not taken in yet thinks that first night that she can sleep with him because the signs say he'll fall in love with her but no she has to hold herself apart he doesn't want her to have illusions and he's right but he's not because he's actually vulnerable and needs her and on and on So much angst and back and forth I could not handle it She was like a moody chameleonThe secondary characters were also unbelievably horrid His mother is a completely evil shrew the dead half of his family was just as bad and a lot of the other characters were like odd caricatures Mrs Atwater and the magistrate for exampleMy rating is 2 stars because it did have promise and I felt that with a better heroine I might have been able to overlook Edward at the beginning since he does undergo a transformation by the end Other people whom I trust have written such glowing reviews though that while this is definitely my opinion and I feel strongly about it there must be something that I just missed the boat onAstrology SeriesBook 1 Lord LightningBook 2 Star Crossed Seduction expected release is Aug 30 2011


  3. says:

    Yes I know another romance novel but one with a surprising cast of characters that are not your typical romance stereotypes Sure you have to have your pennilessinnocent heroine from the early 1800s but she is far from the twist your anklehelp me damsel in distress that usually turns my head in disgust When her good for nothing father suddenly appears in her life and then just as uickly spends the rest of her small dowry before being thrown into a debtors prison Eliza Farrell sucks it up and uses her skill in astrological fortune telling to try and make enough to save her most precious possessions; her books and yes her father The fact that Eliza would do what she could to save her books and not only that but she is also a big fan of Jane Austen had me cheering for her from the get goWhen Eliza consults the stars and unknowingly describes the infamous rake womanizer emotionally unavailable yet seriously hot Lord Edward Lord Lightning Hartwood as being capable of great passionate love among other thingsin his hearing her destiny is changed forever Determined to teach Eliza a lesson for convincing his mistress to leave him and prove her wrong about her characterization of him Lord Hartwood strikes a bargain with Eliza If Eliza accompanies Lord Hartwood to his mother's house for a fortnight as a replacement mistress to help him fulfill the conditions in his dead brother's inheritance will Lord Hartwood will not only save Eliza's books but pay for her father's release and then give her further funds to do with what she wishes at the end of their contract The only conditions are that they will not sleep together Eliza must not fall in love with Lord Hartwood and that she stops trying to find redeeming ualities in Lord Lightning Eliza confident in her assessment of Lord Hartwood's character and in her own acting skills agrees How hard can it be right?Throw in a evilconniving mother from hell a few scandalous scenes some interesting exchanges and a couple of family secrets revealed what follows is a uite entertaining series of events which proves Lord Hartwood and Eliza have no idea what they have gotten themselves into Lord Hartwood begins to realise Eliza is far from the usual delicate ladies he had known before and Eliza catches glimpses of a kind caring man hiding behind the mysterious facade that is Lord Lightning much to Lord Hartwood's surprise and possible horror Hilarious Corniness was kept to a minimal and even though my surprising need for revenge wasn't uite satisfied enough you'll have to read to find out why overall it wasn't a bad read and I wouldn't mind reading it againNote Received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads


  4. says:

    A fun read This novel is intelligent and well written but could use a few characters The couple's emotional struggles misunderstandings and changing moods are absorbing and well drawn but because the few other characters are unsympathetic and undeveloped the duo's alternating inner turmoil gets kind of exhausting Still a promising debut


  5. says:

    A HISTORICAL ROMANCE ABOUT ASTROLOGY SET IN BRIGHTON


  6. says:

    Although this book will not appear in print for another three months I had the fortune of reading it in manuscript form a couple years ago I'm very glad to see it coming out although I'm disappointed with the cover they saddled it with go to and see what I mean The following is an excerpt from my initial feedback to the authorTelling fortunes seems very much in keeping with what I imagine of the era in which this is set And the idea of accuracy in such things will surely provoke interest in many readers I think all well written fiction in which a character wields some such gift has an advantage Leif Enger's Peace Like a River comes to mind Eliza's inner doubts and striving to do well make it all the believable and make her easy to identify with especially when she begins uestioning whether she should have given weight to Uranus in her calculations You do show a lot of arcane knowledge of the subjectAs you no doubt know the writing is very good More importantly the story itself as it unfolds is captivating and just keeps building momentum as it goes along The inner complexity of the main characters too is wonderfully handled their stray thoughts and aborted impulses their ways of sorting out problems There's even strategically placed humorThe remaking of Eliza into a mistress of course echoes the Pygmalion story which you surely have in mind What I particularly like about this story however is its redemptive nature Fairly early on it becomes evident that Lord Hartwood is at least as much in need of rescue as is Eliza and that despite their expectations the two of them will be good for each other I read entirely too few stories that take such an upbeat direction


  7. says:

    I'm going four not five only because of the ending I am so sick of authors not letting bad people be bad and the heroes forgiving them everything and loving them right away If they did horrible horrible things for the hero's entire life then let them remain bad Especially between a motherchild relationship Feeling guilty over cheating is NO EXCUSE for leaving scars on a child And yet we are expected to believe that at the end he forgave his mother to the point of harboring no ill feelings toward her? So let's set the situation up 1 abusive hateful mother 2 purposely ruined his life and his engagement 3 had heroine imprisoned wrongly 4 heroine was almost raped and sold to brothel in prison 5 hero is so magnanimous that he can forgive all that because her guilt was enough reason to understand her actionsWTF??? I loved this book I loved everything about it even the very very detailed astrological descriptions Until the end I have two words for the hero author Man up


  8. says:

    It was ok Too Much Sex And very silly descriptions I mean come on Luxuriant orbs? Twirling nipples?


  9. says:

    Although I have absolutely no belief in astrology etc that didn't put me off reading this novel I liked the way Edward was portrayed as damaged and outwardly cold but really someone who was vulnerable and looking for real love However the actual plot about Edward needing a mistress when he went to stay at his mother's house didn't sound real to me and Eliza was all too uick to fall madly in lustI was also surprised that 'mistresses' were not expected to be able to read or to have decent table manners Whores yes but surely mistresses were of better 'uality'? The real objection I had to the story was the ending view spoiler I found it utterly preposterous that someone who had been as badly abused as Edward emotionally as well as physically by his mother could forgive her It doesn't happen like that I wanted a realistic ending I wanted his mother to get her just desserts because dammit NO ONE would forgive what she did And considering that Edward's mother or less 'sold' Eliza into sexual slavery I could not see Eliza willing to marry a man who condoned that behaviour Also Eliza is supposed to be from some famous family and yet her father was about to be thrown into debtors jail and was known as a penniless gambler It just didn't hang together in my mind hide spoiler


  10. says:

    A fun read This is a fun read even if it gets off to a preposterous start The astrology adds an interesting element to the story and the characters are solid Recommended for fans of the genre


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review ñ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Jenny Brown

Eduction with a pinch of the paranormal In this fabulous Regency Era set tale a handsome cold hearted rake insists that the beautiful astrologer whose predictions drove away his mistress take her place in his bed Although I have absolutely no belief in astrology etc that didn't put me off reading this novel I liked the way Edward was portrayed as damaged and outwardly cold but really someone who was vulnerable and looking for real love However the actual plot about Edward needing a mistress when he went to stay at his mother's house didn't sound real to me and Eliza was all too uick to fall madly in lustI was also surprised that 'mistresses' were not expected to be able to read or to have decent table manners Whores yes but surely mistresses were of better 'uality'? The real objection I had to the story was the ending view spoiler I found it utterly preposterous that someone who had been as badly abused as Edward emotionally as well as physically by his mother could forgive her It doesn't happen like that I wanted a realistic ending I wanted his mother to get her just desserts because dammit NO ONE would forgive what she did And considering that Edward's mother or less 'sold' Eliza into sexual slavery I could not see Eliza willing to marry a man who condoned that behaviour Also Eliza is supposed to be from some famous family and yet her father was about to be thrown into debtors jail and was known as a penniless gambler It just didn't hang together in my mind hide spoiler The West (3rd Edition) pinch of the The Maddest Idea (Revolution at Sea paranormal In this fabulous Regency Era set tale a handsome cold hearted rake insists that the beautiful astrologer whose The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running predictions drove away his mistress take her A Biggles Omnibus place in his bed Although I have absolutely no belief in astrology etc that didn't The Power of Soft put me off reading this novel I liked the way Edward was Moscow, December 25, 1991 portrayed as damaged and outwardly cold but really someone who was vulnerable and looking for real love However the actual Planetary Forces, Alchemy and Healing plot about Edward needing a mistress when he went to stay at his mother's house didn't sound real to me and Eliza was all too uick to fall madly in lustI was also surprised that 'mistresses' were not expected to be able to read or to have decent table manners Whores yes but surely mistresses were of better 'uality'? The real objection I had to the story was the ending view spoiler I found it utterly The Shepherds Bush Murders preposterous that someone who had been as badly abused as Edward emotionally as well as Red Centre (Alpha Force, physically by his mother could forgive her It doesn't happen like that I wanted a realistic ending I wanted his mother to get her just desserts because dammit NO ONE would forgive what she did And considering that Edward's mother or less 'sold' Eliza into sexual slavery I could not see Eliza willing to marry a man who condoned that behaviour Also Eliza is supposed to be from some famous family and yet her father was about to be thrown into debtors jail and was known as a Midnight Storm (The Warriors, penniless gambler It just didn't hang together in my mind hide spoiler

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Lord Lightning Astrology #1

An electrifying debut from a fresh and exciting new talent Lord Lightning introduces author Jenny Brown to lucky historical romance fans especially those who love the lush dark and sensual romantic fiction of Lor Yes I know another romance novel but one with a surprising cast of characters that are not your typical romance stereotypes Sure you have to have your pennilessinnocent heroine from the early 1800s but she is far from the twist your anklehelp me damsel in distress that usually turns my head in disgust When her good for nothing father suddenly appears in her life and then just as uickly spends the rest of her small dowry before being thrown into a debtors prison Eliza Farrell sucks it up and uses her skill in astrological fortune telling to try and make enough to save her most precious possessions; her books and yes her father The fact that Eliza would do what she could to save her books and not only that but she is also a big fan of Jane Austen had me cheering for her from the get goWhen Eliza consults the stars and unknowingly describes the infamous rake womanizer emotionally unavailable yet seriously hot Lord Edward Lord Lightning Hartwood as being capable of great passionate love among other thingsin his hearing her destiny is changed forever Determined to teach Eliza a lesson for convincing his mistress to leave him and prove her wrong about her characterization of him Lord Hartwood strikes a bargain with Eliza If Eliza accompanies Lord Hartwood to his mother's house for a fortnight as a replacement mistress to help him fulfill the conditions in his dead brother's inheritance will Lord Hartwood will not only save Eliza's books but pay for her father's release and then give her further funds to do with what she wishes at the end of their contract The only conditions are that they will not sleep together Eliza must not fall in love with Lord Hartwood and that she stops trying to find redeeming ualities in Lord Lightning Eliza confident in her assessment of Lord Hartwood's character and in her own acting skills agrees How hard can it be right?Throw in a evilconniving mother from hell a few scandalous scenes some interesting exchanges and a couple of family secrets revealed what follows is a uite entertaining series of events which proves Lord Hartwood and Eliza have no idea what they have gotten themselves into Lord Hartwood begins to realise Eliza is far from the usual delicate ladies he had known before and Eliza catches glimpses of a kind caring man hiding behind the mysterious facade that is Lord Lightning much to Lord Hartwood's surprise and possible horror Hilarious Corniness was kept to a minimal and even though my surprising need for revenge wasn't uite satisfied enough you'll have to read to find out why overall it wasn't a bad read and I wouldn't mind reading it againNote Received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads Peppa Pig pennilessinnocent heroine from the early 1800s but she is far from the twist your anklehelp me damsel in distress that usually turns my head in disgust When her good for nothing father suddenly appears in her life and then just as uickly spends the rest of her small dowry before being thrown into a debtors Dot.Homme prison Eliza Farrell sucks it up and uses her skill in astrological fortune telling to try and make enough to save her most The West (3rd Edition) precious The Maddest Idea (Revolution at Sea possessions; her books and yes her father The fact that Eliza would do what she could to save her books and not only that but she is also a big fan of Jane Austen had me cheering for her from the get goWhen Eliza consults the stars and unknowingly describes the infamous rake womanizer emotionally unavailable yet seriously hot Lord Edward Lord Lightning Hartwood as being capable of great The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running passionate love among other thingsin his hearing her destiny is changed forever Determined to teach Eliza a lesson for convincing his mistress to leave him and A Biggles Omnibus prove her wrong about her characterization of him Lord Hartwood strikes a bargain with Eliza If Eliza accompanies Lord Hartwood to his mother's house for a fortnight as a replacement mistress to help him fulfill the conditions in his dead brother's inheritance will Lord Hartwood will not only save Eliza's books but The Power of Soft pay for her father's release and then give her further funds to do with what she wishes at the end of their contract The only conditions are that they will not sleep together Eliza must not fall in love with Lord Hartwood and that she stops trying to find redeeming ualities in Lord Lightning Eliza confident in her assessment of Lord Hartwood's character and in her own acting skills agrees How hard can it be right?Throw in a evilconniving mother from hell a few scandalous scenes some interesting exchanges and a couple of family secrets revealed what follows is a uite entertaining series of events which Moscow, December 25, 1991 proves Lord Hartwood and Eliza have no idea what they have gotten themselves into Lord Hartwood begins to realise Eliza is far from the usual delicate ladies he had known before and Eliza catches glimpses of a kind caring man hiding behind the mysterious facade that is Lord Lightning much to Lord Hartwood's surprise and Planetary Forces, Alchemy and Healing possible horror Hilarious Corniness was kept to a minimal and even though my surprising need for revenge wasn't uite satisfied enough you'll have to read to find out why overall it wasn't a bad read and I wouldn't mind reading it againNote Received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads

review ñ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Jenny Brown

Etta Chase Anna Campbell and Mary Balogh Lord Lightning is a magnificent beginning to Brown’s Lords of the Seventh House Series in which each of the heroes is a different sign of the Zodiac mixing passion and s A HISTORICAL ROMANCE ABOUT ASTROLOGY SET IN BRIGHTON