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A Gentleman Undone Epub ✓ 350 pages Download ☆ Cecilia grant ò A seductive beauty turns the tables on a gentleman gaming for the guiltiest of pleasures in this rich and sensual Regency romance from beloved newcomer Cecilia Grant   Lydia Slaughter understands the games men play—both in and out of thLoo hero had his own daring agenda for the gaming tables of London’s gentlemen’s clubs But now he antes up for a wager of wits and desire with Lydia the streetwise temptress who keeps him at arm’s length   A kept woman in desperate straits Lydia has a sharp mind and a head for numbers She gambles on the sly hoping to win enough to OMG Michael Ende you were wrong This is the neverending story My lament for the better part of A Gentleman Undone receded at four star moments leaving me to scratch my head nowCecilia Grant's voice remains intelligent and insightful She understands and fleshes her characters better than most and with impeccable prose and such a human familiarity Couples from A Lady Awakened and A Gentleman Undone respectively Theo Martha Will and Lydia never mimic cardboard They're three dimensional and complex Strong practical and sometimes removed Martha and Lydia stand out in a sea of earth mother Mother Teresa protagonists without the ball busting or damage inexplicably linked to cooler heroines as if Saint Bernard friendly or harpy are the only two options available to women These two women just are no explanations necessary As for the men Grant reinvigorated old tropes in A Lady Awakened by finding humanity in womanizing hero Theo Mirkwood In Undone she approaches the tortured hero trope Will Blackshear returns from war shamed because he failed to save a man If this doesn't sound vain weak and borderline arrogant to you you will probably like Will better than I Will's bemoaning and re centering of George Talbot's painful death in war around himself when the man presumably chose service presumably believed his service honorable and Will has no control over death irritated me Again and again everything came back to Will and Will's painoh no rather than Talbot or Mrs Talbot even when sitting across from that woman While he's proverbially crying into his hanky and singing himself an aria about his pain Talbot's widow is brave and uiet He was insulting Talbot's memory by appropriating his death I caused it I just wanted to say STFU it's not about youEven Lydia who absorbs his pain with strength rather than wangsting comments on Will's savior complex his need to be needed and save everyone His hangup leads to irresponsibility and a megaton of screw ups but also admittedly some successes So Will frustrated me but he was characterized well My Hulk rage probably speaks to Grant's talent in fact and Lydia and Will each complement the other's strengths and weaknesses especially in hindsight Grant is just too convincing LOLI also liked Grant's realistic treatment of Will and Lydia as a couple Back then I'm N Luv with a stripper wasn't a song it was cause for shunning Amish style and Will's scene with his family is painful I'm looking forward to A Woman Entangled starring Will's politically minded brother Nick Props for Jack Fuller and Mrs Talbot too who didn't want to sop her grief with another husbandProps for Lydia's sexuality too Her demands were inspiring Even contemporary romance heroines are apologetic or passive But I have to note ironyambivalence about Will when he repeatedly thought of courtesan Lydia she's so corrupted not like those respectable ladies yay Uh good? LOL In reality her shame about her occupation and her discrimination prevent her characterization as a succubus as he calls her Despite Will's initial typical greeddismay regarding Lydia's experienced past both Martha and Lydia are empowered by their men in the bedroom Yes you will need a fan You try to act the gentleman but you've got sin in your blood and your bones Lydia says to Will The woman knows what she's t

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Claim her independence An alliance with Will at the tables may be a winning proposition for them both But the arrangement involves dicey odds with rising stakes sweetened with unspoken promise of fleshly delights And any sleight of hand could find their hearts betting on something neither can afford to risk love From the Paperback edition This book was an excellent surprise I did not think I would enjoy it as much as I did In fact I’m a little surprised I decided to read it considering I wasn’t too crazy about A Lady Awakened One thing I can say though Cecilia Grant writes some of the most intriguing characters in romance fiction Basically the story is about an ex soldier and a courtesan working together to make some fast money at cards Lydia Slaughter has a mathematical gift and can count cards like a pro but she needs a front man since women back then weren’t supposed to be card sharks Will is happy to help her but he also wants to get her into bed He is too gentlemanly to pounce on herOne of the problems I had with A Lady Awakened is that hardly anything happens It’s mostly Martha and Theo getting to know each other And I suppose Gentleman Undone is the same way but there was a lot suspense I had no idea how Grant was going to work everything out There are some major obstacles with Will and Lydia getting together the main one being is that if Will marries Lydia his reputation will be dragged down into the mud I wasn’t uite sure how Grant would get to the happy ending There was also a lot of suspense with the gambling would they win? and what about Lydia’s protector?I think Lydia Slaughter is cool character She’s smart ambitious and proactive She longs to be independent having been caught up before in a current of events that were out of her control I got the feeling she felt she deserved what happened to her So even though she’s unashamedly brazen Will Blackshear bothers her He’s a proper and decent guy and he makes her uncomfortable And for that reason she wants to defile him a little bit knock him down a peg or two so he will be on the same level as her I say this because of the way it hurt her when he wouldn't pounce on her But then she starts to fall in love with him and her feelings change Little does she know that Will does not think of himself as being proper and decent In fact he has a lot of self loathing because of what happened in the war This is why he wants so badly to treat her like a lady He wants her to trust and need him I think he pretty much fell for her from the beginning Maybe he recognizes someone who won’t judge him?Of course Cecilia Grant never says that outright I think that’s one of the things I like about her writing She doesn’t have to explain EVERYTHING She leaves some stuff up for conjure and her characters are complex enough to make it easy to debate about themI also thought it was cool how Martha and Theo from the first book made an appearance in this book As I’ve always said Grants characters are greatThe beginning of the book was kind of slow like A Lady Awakened with lots of tidbits on cheating at blackjack but then things picked up in the middle For that reason I was originally going to give four stars but then I thought about it Wait this book is wildly different There’s much to admire in it For one thing Will is not a rich man Lydia is not a blushing virgin Lydia cannot have children and to my surprise she didn’t miraculously become pregnant at the end She was still barren Is Grant saying that two highly flawed characters neither rich virtuous or fertile can have a happy ending of their own? Wow what a beautiful idea

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A Gentleman UndoneA seductive beauty turns the tables on a gentleman gaming for the guiltiest of pleasures in this rich and sensual Regency romance from beloved newcomer Cecilia Grant   Lydia Slaughter understands the games men play both in and out of the bedroom Not afraid to bend the rules to suit her needs she fleeces Will Blackshear outright The Water Here after all was their condition perched on their separate wind whipped summits in view of each other but too distant to reach I slowly made my way through the beginning of this book realizing it's not your usual Nor was the story for Martha Will's older sister so this came a no surprise but somehow I was surprised It's stunning how brilliant this series is How uietly rich and subversive how oddly fresh How terribly difficult tooI'd tell you to expect plots like Sherry Thomas than any other and I think that's true I don't want to compare either author really Will and Lydia were both incredible Both full characters consistent and challenging Both able to hurt one another to cause angst completely understandable angstWill repeatedly tries to rescue Lydia from her gentleman protector and is repeatedly told she's not in need of it They forge friendship and intimacy through cards and probabilities along with a shared goal of a good deal of money for their goalsThere's this scene barely matched in any novel for its intimacy in which Lydia watches Will drink his coffee It's incredible and one little example of how we feel intimacy as people but rarely ever find this level of everyday in relationships in our books I'm running out of Cecilia Grant's novels but I know I can happily reread them and I'll be gifted with enjoyment and understanding of these rich plots and characters