Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for Madeline Hunter and Her Novels “Hunter seamlessly marries seductive wit with smoldering sensuality.”—Booklist “Smooth . I recently read The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne by Madeline Hunter. I’ve read quite a few of Madeline Hunter’s books, and generally at least. A woman defies expectations—including those of an arrogant earl—in the first regency romance in New York Times bestselling author Madeline.
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A Devil of a Duke. She did not find it nearly as winning when directed her way as she did when he cajoled a society matron to consider a painting that had been overlooked. A man could not look like this and not know just how perfect his face appeared. Mailing List For all the latest news about Madeline’s books, join her newsletter mailing list.
Open Preview See a Problem? March 6, Imprint: Kind of because she is not the only one.
Not at all deep. Dec 31, Catherine rated it it was ok Shelves: All would have proceeded smoothly–if it weren’t for the maddening interference of Darius, the arrogant Earl of Southwaite, who has been her father’s “silent partner” and now shares ownership of Fairbourne’s. Of course, she is not addlepated enough to do this mwdeline and scare away her wealthy collectors. To ask other readers questions about The Surrender of Miss Fairbourneplease sign up.
This book is so forgettable that one star may be too much. A woman running a prestigious Fairbourrne auction house? View all 14 comments. Along Came a Rogue. So did humiliation at the bold description Mr. Her plain-speaking plus his curiosity leads to passion.
Nightingale turned on his heel and marched out of the chamber. He held up one hand, to stop her. Her characters take their time to fall in love and frustrate one another, but the ending is more satisfying for it. He glared at her, convinced she would not pick up that gauntlet.
You do not feel her desperation or his betrayal. It showed the struggle of principles versus people you love.
Southwaite had to know that she did not want to see him. All surface and artifice.
Two things that bothered me were the usual Americanisms — a character using snuck nearly gave me an apoplexy! Emma Fairbourne did not appear the least embarrassed to be greeting him, finally. There’s no conflict that keeps you interested. I refuse to go back to the book to find specific quotes – but descriptions of the hero were about his being “Frighteningly masculine” frighteningly??
The politics, war on the horizon, different fashions. That had clearly been a mistake.
The Most Dangerous Duke in London. Hunter’s books almost always get 5 stars from me. I daresay I should be grateful that you would be willing to take me on at all. And I found even then that I would have liked to smack the Miss Fairbourne a few times for her stupidness. Handsome Stupid Man and the French woman interested me a lot more. He’s died falling off a cliff overlooking the English Channel, which raises suspicions, and his daughter’s trying to keep the business open and profitable.
These preliminaries were all beside the main point, which was that he was leaving, and some plain speaking would be welcomed. May 15, Kay rated it it was ok Shelves: He could not really expect an affair, however. Ot, if this is the first time that you heard of Madeline Hunter, this book is not the perfect one to start. How I Married a Marquess. She jadeline appeared ready to kill him, she was so irate. I fell asleep during some of this book and still could tell you how it ended.
Of course, she is not addlepated enough to do this openly and scare away her wealthy collectors. Less so were her continual evasions of Darius.