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Kidnapped in the small hours, Miss Helen Walford had spent the day being battered and jostled, tied and gagged, trussed and trapped in a worn-out chaise. She was rescued by the infamous Martin Willisden - a rakehell who had been banished to the army, now scandalously raised to the rank of Earl of Merton! To add insult to injury, the proper Miss Walford had been forced intoKidnapped in the small hours, Miss Helen Walford had spent the day being battered and jostled, tied and gagged, trussed and trapped in a worn-out chaise. She was rescued by the infamous Martin Willisden - a rakehell who had been banished to the army, now scandalously raised to the rank of Earl of Merton! To add insult to injury, the proper Miss Walford had been forced into a compromising situation with her wicked saviour. Her only defence lay in anonymity. But captured by her beauty and bravery, the Earl of Merton knew that he had to find his mysterious lady....

Title : Fair Juno
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ISBN : 9780778302773
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 331 Pages
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Fair Juno Reviews

  • Pınar
    2019-03-16 00:16

    Kitap fena değildi. Malum bu yazarın son çıkan kitapları gerçekten fecaatti. Bu bir tık daha iyiydi. Tabii bizim demirbaş tarihî aşk romanlarımızdan olamaz ama okurken sıkmayan, çabuk biten bir kitap oldu.Ben ne istediğini bilen ve onların peşinden giden karakterleri severim. O yüzden ayrıca bir artı aldı benden.Redaksiyon da rahatsız etmedi. Hatalar illa ki vardı ama gözardı edilebilecek düzeydeydi.

  • Kirsten
    2019-03-04 23:30

    Fair Juno is as captivating as any Laurens book. Martin Willisden, Earl of Merton and renown rake rescues Miss Helen Walford from her would be kidnappers. This starts off a chain of events whereby she seeks to ensure her anonymity and Willisden seeks to know first who she is and then to know her intimately. However, she is no ninnyhammer after a rich, aristocratic husband instead she stands by her independence. She is also wary because of her own slightly scandalous past. Undeterred Willisden seeks to show her that what he wants from her goes far beyond being a rake’s conquest. As the novel progresses so does the emotion between the two as they start to fall in love. Yet that is not enough to cause Helen to accept Willisden’s hand. She is caught in intrigue of her own as well as being susceptible to the manipulations of Willisden’s weak younger brother. This results in her continual refusal of Willisden. A refusal she undertakes because she thinks she has to save Willisden’s estate. The book races along at a cracking pace with plenty of sex, intrigue and romance to satisfy most readers of this sort of fiction.

  • Desi
    2019-03-10 04:31

    Leído en marzo 20102.5 estrellas

  • Yvonne Boag
    2019-03-11 21:41

    Helen has been kidnapped but is quickly rescued by the Earl of Merton. Both are smitten but the barriers between them are huge especially when someone else is stirring the pot.This book was quite stupid and I didn't enjoy it at all.

  • Susan
    2019-03-02 23:28

    Repetitive and without any drama as to the romance. The two are clearly in love from the beginning and then begins a long tedious, playacting courtship that goes on and on and on. No sizzle either.

  • Barbara
    2019-03-03 21:15

    I can't say I like the narrator.I no longer have any patience with conflict that could be resolved with a few words. Very few.

  • Gamze
    2019-03-06 04:37

    Historical'un klasikleşen hikayesini bile çok çok sıkıcı anlatmış. Kafa dağıtmak için okumaya başladım, ona rağmen bitirebilmem günler sürdü -_-

  • Allarice
    2019-03-07 01:24

    I generally don't write reviews for romance novels, but I had to make an exception for this one.Martin, our swashbuckling earl, literally cannot get over our heroine, Helen. In fact, he can only try to forget her by thinking of the woman of color who was his mistress in Jamaica, then a British colony, where he made his fortune: “Then he tried thinking of Erica, the mullato mistress he had left behind. That did not work either. Somehow Erica's dark ringlets and coffee-coloured skin kept transforming to golden curls and luscious white curves. ”See, unlike his ivory-gold goddess, Erica is not white. Martin pictures his beautiful, white English rose: “He wanted to see her standing before his fireplace, with his son in her arms.”But, non-white Erica, with dark curly hair and tanned skin, is merely “the most satisfying mistress he had ever mounted.”Forget white Madonna, black whore. Mounted. You don't mount humans. You mount horses. The white woman is his wife, and the non-white woman is likened to an animal. At this moment, you are acutely reminded that our very British, very elite hero made his entire fortune in Jamaica at the start of the 19th century. By complete happenstance, of course, at the start of the 19th century the British elite were enslaving and dehumanizing thousands upon thousands of (non-white) people in the Caribbean in order to export sugar to their tea parties in London. In fact, Jamaica is still requesting reparations from the UK government, even today, hundreds of years later. Given that great loads of money don't fall from the sky, the only way our hero wasn't complicit in the pillaging and exploitation is if God personally sent an archangel to oversee that money materializing on the ground instead. I get it. The novel is set in 19th-century Britain. It was another time. Fine. But in the same way I expect novels not to glorify wife-beating, which was also a legal practice in early 19th-century Britain, I expect a novel published in 1999 not to cheerfully feature a hero who made his fortune on the backs of slaves. And please, please don't non-ironically compare British imperialists' exploitation of women of color to mounting a horse. Actually, don't even do it ironically.DNF.

  • Drew Doll
    2019-03-24 01:33

    I was loving this book until we got to the "Oh, I can't tell him what his brother said because it will cause him too much anguish. I'll just marry this repugnant man instead."I hate, hate, hate the stupid plot device of people not just talking to one another. This heroine who through the entire book has been open and remarkable because she "is not missish" and is forthright all of a sudden will not talk with the love of her life to see if what she was told is true.Sheesh. DNF'd.

  • ANYELYS OGANDO
    2019-03-04 22:41

    Considero este libro en un rango normal de las novelas rosas, ya que no sentí la química como usualmente se describe en los personajes. A mi entender, será un poco por el perfil de los personajes principales, en cuanto a los lugares y épocas estuvo bien desarrollado.

  • Debbie Dodd
    2019-03-14 23:23

    I enjoyed reading.

  • Songül
    2019-03-12 20:18

    Historical romance okumayı seviyorum

  • Sibel Gandy
    2019-02-25 21:23

    3,5/5

  • Cruth
    2019-03-19 02:19

    Author: Stephanie LaurensFirst published: 1994Length: 221 pagesSetting: Regency LondonSex: Fade to black.Heroine: Was married at 16 to an older rake and with a ton marriage. Widowed by 20.Hero: Black sheep who has returned to Save The Family.Another straightforward Regency with a nice storyline and good characters. Martin and Helen don't give in, fighting for what they believe in, respecting each other, and honouring their love. Even if it means she has to walk away.My main complaints:- The weirdly fop BadGuy where Laurens' tried to allude to his other preferences without specifically stating gay. It was a bit of a trial but may be an attribute of the publication date (early 90s). Our romance's have moved on, society has developed, and "implications" are no longer necessary.- His relationship with his Mother was complicated; Laurens did not quite manage to draw it satisfactorily. She's a bitch, but she's not. She's harsh, but she's not. She's loving, but she's not. I couldn't quite pin her down.Overall, however, well told and enjoyable.Note:From Laurens' websiteThis work remains under license to Harlequin, and goes in and out of print, or even e-book availability, but is frequently re-published or reissued in various forms, through various avenues, in various markets, at various times. Please note you may come across a publication that combines two or more of the original books, within the same volume, under a different title, or even combines one of Stephanie's books with works of other authors in a combined volume - again often with a different title.References:Author's website: http://www.stephanielaurens.com/books...(Read in A Season For Scandal, ISBN 9781741162448)-CR-

  • Helene Harrison
    2019-03-04 02:29

    Review - I preferred it to the other of Laurens's one-off regencies that I've read Impetuous Innocent. I thought the storyline intriguing, and the barriers were clever, although a little too drawn out, hence why I gave it four stars not five. I loved Martin in particular, although Helen drew me in more and more as the story progressed. I wish we'd found out more about her first marriage, and that influenced her opinion of Martin's pursuit of her. Overall, however, the characters were well-balanced and the addition of Hedley Smythe and Martin's mother caused some noticeable humour. Genre? - Historical / RomanceCharacters? - Martin Willesden, Earl of Merton / Helen Walford / Catherine Willesden / Damian Willesden / Dorothea, Marchioness of Hazelmere / Marc, Marquess of Hazelmere / Anthony, Lord Farnshawe / Hedley SmytheSetting? - London & Cornwall (England)Series? - N/ARecommend? - YesRating - 18/20

  • Maria
    2019-03-18 23:29

    It is wonderful to read a book where the hero and heroine abstain from sex for most of the book, and in this case, there is an ulterior motive when they do. Fast paced and action packed, it was hard to put down. I was happy that Helen got her own story. She had intrigued me in earlier books, and it was good to learn more about her. Martin is also a good character, staunch and strong, sticking to his guns in the face of public disapproval but true to himself at all times. I had a bit of trouble with Damian, wondering when he was going to get his just desserts and had trouble seeing him as weak rather than mean. Hopefully the Indies will have a good influence on him.

  • Aahnstedt
    2019-03-08 03:37

    This was a sweet story.

  • Cat
    2019-02-25 23:15

    good read

  • The Book Junkie Reads . . .
    2019-03-13 21:16

    Earl of Merton comes to the rescue of a Lady in need of assistance. She will not give her name, so he takes it to call her Fair Juno. Later upon their meeting he finds her all he remember and more.

  • Karen Desmond
    2019-03-02 03:24

    4

  • Lari
    2019-02-25 04:21

    Was not even inspired to finish it.

  • Eileen
    2019-03-15 03:25

    Okay. I am spoiled by Grace Burrows. I expect more. It was an interesting adventure.

  • eyes.2c
    2019-03-21 02:17

    shades of Georgette Heyer with the strong, deceptively languid hero and the statuesque beauty with a past contribute to this effervescent read

  • Guinevere
    2019-03-08 23:21

    It is what it is, sweet formulaic story. Not a stand-out by any means, but a nice light read, by an author who knows her craft.

  • SusanK
    2019-02-26 02:22

    I always enjoy Stephanie - so good to find an Australian author that continues to produce enjoyable reads

  • Cooksontaylor
    2019-03-15 00:26

    Gave up after chapter 6, I never give up on a book, good start then got rather tedious

  • Sharon
    2019-02-28 23:23

    EnjoyableThis is one of Laurens' earlier books. There is a lot of set up and a predictable conclusion but the story is enjoyable to read.

  • EJ MACK
    2019-03-02 03:18

    These are getting better but I keep running in the same problem. Does all the women of the era has a need to bow to a man?

  • Tasneem
    2019-03-04 04:25

    I loved this book. I adored Helen. She was so strong and she really was willing to take a chance until she was sure she married for the right reasons.