Counterfeit Honeymoon. Counterfeit Wife. Counterfeit Son. Counterfeit Betrothal. Jared's Counterfeit Fiancee. A Counterfeit Betrothal. Given Time Counterfeit Money. The Counterfeit Heinlein. Love's Lovely Counterfeit. Also, I found it really disturbing that the moment he decides he has the hots for her is the same moment in which he thinks she looks like a child.
Still, the cover will look great on whichever piece of furniture I decide to modpodge. Feb 12, Evelyn Wilson rated it it was amazing Shelves: nook-books-read. I am glad they have adjusted them. Well, does Nicole and Clay, do they end up together? Aug 26, Mandy rated it did not like it Shelves: , jude-deveraux , Here, again, Ms. Deveraux makes the villain an overweight woman who seems to gain weight in proportion to how mean she is to everyone.
Gone are the early days of Ms. Deveraux's career when the antagonist might be a strikingly beautiful woman Alice in The Velvet Promise , for example. I don't know what happened after the earlier books in her career. It seems no one in her books, but the pretty, perfect heroine, could ever weigh less than a draft horse. Even friends of the heroine, such as Janie in this book, are always big, large or plump. I still quite enjoy Ms. Deveraux's books at least those she wrote before giving up on historical romances completely , but find I'm not nearly as enamored of them as I once was.
Mar 09, Christine rated it liked it Shelves: romance. Not one of Deveraux's best. I didn't care for Clay, and I thought Nicole should have taken up Wesley on his offer of marriage. That's never a good sign for a romance, is it? Despite all that, I did enjoy the first half of this book. A case of mistaken identity resulting in Clay marrying the wrong woman was a nice setup, and the ensuing drama was good.
But about halfway through they both declared their love to one another, and as I noted the number of pages still left, I set it down and started r Not one of Deveraux's best. But about halfway through they both declared their love to one another, and as I noted the number of pages still left, I set it down and started reading something else. I came back to it today, half listening on tape while I did other things, and I actually think I could have just left it at that halfway point and been fine. If you like Deveraux, you may like this. Apr 22, Anisashraf rated it liked it Shelves: , jude-deveraux.
The ending is just like simple without perfect scene.
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I want something more, maybe HEA scenes. He leaned back on the grass, with the unicorn free at last. What you didn't understand was it was I who was unclean. He gave her 3. He gave her a lopsided grin. This trilogy is what got me hooked on Jude Deveraux. Ive loved her books ever since!!! The best romance author in my opinion.
Oct 30, Heather rated it really liked it. Really good book, but it didn't end right. It's also part of a series so that could be the reason that it didn't end exactly right. Apr 12, Kelly rated it did not like it Shelves: romance-historical-american. I will go on record as saying that 'Counterfeit Lady' was really, really not a good read. The plot was poorly paced and fairly weak anyway, the characters were abysmal with no redeemable characteristics and the writing style wasn't punchy or engaging.
The hero - Clayton - what a mug he was. His entire backstory was weaker than a new born giraffe's legs but I could accept it if Clay had been someone worthy of James and Beth's adoration and love. Instead, he was brutish, demanding and rough with Nic I will go on record as saying that 'Counterfeit Lady' was really, really not a good read. Instead, he was brutish, demanding and rough with Nicole and he gave nothing back. There was no reason why she fell in love with him, no reason why she obeyed when he demanded or grabbed her and pulled her about.
Nicole herself was a wet blanket. She had no passion, fire or grit. She was insipid and bent to Clayton because her submission was required to make them a couple. She was a 'real-life' Snow White. So kind and loved by all. I'm not surprised that she did so much cleaning throughout this novel, she was probably helped by an army of forest creatures. I thought that it was a rule in writing that your villains should have some redeemable features and should never just be 'bad' for the sake of the story.
It gives them depth and realism. Instead, the only depth that Bianca had was her stomach. She was only ever eating, she was only ever described according to her weight.
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Bad fat Bianca and good skinny Nicole. She ate and ate and she got more and more mean… It was kind of laughable that she was so poorly written. The pacing was entirely off. The plot should have been Nicole and Clayton's mistake of a marriage and then his subsequent chase of Bianca before realisation that snow white was actually the one for him. Instead, all of this happened in the first pages. I reached about page and with half the book left wondered what on earth could be left? It definitely should have ended at this point. The sex was also very dismal. One part actually made me laugh out loud in a kind of horror: "No longer were his kisses sweet and gentle, but as he took her ear in his mouth he threatened to tear it from her head.
Just violent and weird. I really didn't like this book and I was disappointed because I've read really good Jude Devereaux novels before and they were much better. Counterfeit Lady - A turbulent unexpected romance with the hero having plenty of absurdly stupid moments and a manipulative wretch trying to ruin everything for Nicole and Clay. The book is full of emotions and takes place in a lovely setting. You won't be able to put it down! Lost Lady - Many highs and lows. Regan has to grow from a frightened and sheltered lady to a confident and passionate woman. Travis is a larger than life character who is willing to do anything to protect Regan.
The right a Counterfeit Lady - A turbulent unexpected romance with the hero having plenty of absurdly stupid moments and a manipulative wretch trying to ruin everything for Nicole and Clay.
The right amount of melt your heart romance and heart wrenching angst. River Lady - A reluctant marriage of people from "two different sides of the tracks. It takes him a long time to see what he really has in her. There are a lot of funny parts in here too like the mud fight and the women "cleaning" Leah up! You get to see the previous James River couples and we return to Sweetbriar as well which I loved! On a side note unrelated to the stories this book is about 2.
May 29, Candice rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed reading this book, more for the fact that it was well written and always had a surprise around the corner then for the storyline. There were too many sex scenes which I skipped. But in the end third of the book Judy brushed past them which I preferred. There were a few story line faults, which had me yelling at the characters to simply communicate!! And a but of back and forthing - will I, won't I, stuff. I always enjoy learning some non-fiction in my fiction for some br Gripping!
I always enjoy learning some non-fiction in my fiction for some brain expansion, and this book delivered without being boring. But I loved the fat Bianca character!
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Excellent, well done! Oct 16, Christina Strause-stalkfleet rated it it was amazing. While on a trip to England, Clayton Armstrong falls for the beautiful Bianca and asks her to marry him. Clayton returns to America but Bianca refuses to join him there. Clayton then hires men to kidnap Bianca, marry her to him by proxy and bring to her America. The problem there is these men don't know Bianca and it results in Clayton being married to Nicole, Bianca's maid, and Nicole finds herself now married and in America with a husband that doesn't want her.
Overall I enjoyed this romance novel set in late eighteenth century Virginia, yet there were a few things which hindered me from giving this boom a higher rating 1. I do admit that there are two more books in the series following other characters, so I suppose they would probably have some update as Overall I enjoyed this romance novel set in late eighteenth century Virginia, yet there were a few things which hindered me from giving this boom a higher rating 1.
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I do admit that there are two more books in the series following other characters, so I suppose they would probably have some update as to how Clay and Nicole are faring, but still. This novel belonged to Clay and Nicole and I wish it had been more satisfactorily resolved. The author is setting up the characters, so whatever. Everyone hates her because, not only is she proud and selfish, but hold the phone!! In fact I found myself enjoying the majority of it, with the exception of the above.
Oct 24, Maria rated it liked it Shelves: historical-romance. If any one young lady had to go through all the abuse that Nicole does in this book, I would be appalled. Actually, I was. It was hard to believe that so many people could love her and there were still enough left over to treat her so badly. Deveraux has created an interesting female villainess in Bianca. I couldn't help but feel a little sorry for her, but it was easy to dislike her. The two "disfunctional" females in the book did not stand a chance.
In some ways I would have preferred that If any one young lady had to go through all the abuse that Nicole does in this book, I would be appalled. In some ways I would have preferred that they get help and get better. In others, I understand why Ms. Deveraux dismissed them as characters.
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