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Why is the notorious Duke of Blackstone ruining Mary's well-laid plans to marry his brother, the handsome Viscount Wetherly? Every time she turns a corner, he is there—tantalizing her, teasing her . . . and the more she tries to ignore him, the more insistent he becomes. Mary knows she must make an advantageous marriage, but surely Blackstone is the wrong man for her. Isn'Why is the notorious Duke of Blackstone ruining Mary's well-laid plans to marry his brother, the handsome Viscount Wetherly? Every time she turns a corner, he is there—tantalizing her, teasing her . . . and the more she tries to ignore him, the more insistent he becomes. Mary knows she must make an advantageous marriage, but surely Blackstone is the wrong man for her. Isn't he?Blackstone is not about to let his brother become bewitched by some wily blueblood pretender . . . even one as deliciously tempting as Mary. But until she came along, no woman has ever resisted his smooth, well-practiced seductions. Could it be that he's actually fallen in love with this infuriating chit?...

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Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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  • Pepa
    2019-03-19 17:28

    Es una novela no muy extensa que me ha resultado muy entretenida y en momentos divertida. Com ohe comentado es un sinsentido total,a veces no sabes si reirte o llorar por lo estupido de algunas situaciones. A pesar de eso, no puedo dejar de comentar que a nivel de profundidad le faltan páginas, realmente no llegamos a conocer a los protagonistas muy bien, y la historia aparece a base de retazos.A pesar de eso,lo recomiendo, para una lectura relajada una tarde cualquiera y echar unas risas con Mary.Reseña completa: http://masromance.blogspot.com.es/201...

  • Sombra
    2019-02-24 12:34

    Un libro que me ha hecho pasar un muy buen rato pero que es bastante olvidable en cuanto a historia romántica.El inicio del libro te engancha fácilmente, ya que la autora nos introduce a los personajes de una manera muy divertida (la escena de las estatuas ha sido de las mejores que he leído) y esperas que de ese encuentro salga una relación de un constante tira y afloja. Y sí, hay una relación tirante, pero no he visto ese paso del "odio al amor" en ningún momento. Es al final del libro cuando ese amor sucede y lo hace de manera tan rápida, que no llegas a asimilarlo del todo. Por no hablar de algunas situaciones inverosímiles como ese sueño en el carruaje o la "boda amañada".Los secundarios me han gustado, pero reconozco que ha llegado un momento en el que me han llegado a agotar de tantas vueltas que han dado para planear que ambos protagonistas quedaran juntos. Lo que más interesante me parecia era ese triángulo amoroso de los dos hermanos amando a la misma mujer, pero la autora lo ha resuelto haciendo que el vizconde fuera bastante manejable y blando de carácter.A pesar de todo, como digo, es un libro sencillo, con una historia muy lineal, divertida y con un toque muy pequeño de intriga debido a la situación familiar de la protagonista y que queda abierta para los siguientes títulos de la serie. Apto para un fin de semana en el que no quieras comerte mucho la cabeza y sí pasar un buen rato leyendo.

  • Bibliotecaria Recomienda
    2019-03-19 10:23

    La narración es fluida y en tercera persona. La autora une los hechos históricos y la ficción de manera que se complementan a la perfección y que le da verosimilitud a la historia, de manera que podemos pensar que bien pudieron ser ciertos los hechos que nos cuenta.Como parte positiva es que el libro es bastante ameno y se lee muy rápido, con situaciones divertidas, me encantan las situaciones en las que ambos protagonistas se odian y tienen una relación, cuando menos decir tirante y llena de malos entendidos, donde piensan lo peor el uno del otro, pero que se van conociendo poco a poco y dándose cuenta de lo mucho que tienen en común. Con algún encuentro que otro amoroso y narrado de una manera muy sutil, vamos lo típico en este tipo de libros de romántica.En resumen, un historia amena, con personajes con los que terminas encariñándote, y un misterio que aunque no se termina de resolver en este libro, sí nos va dando pistas para resolverlo en el futuro.Reseña compelta en: https://bibliotecariarecomienda.blogs...

  • Kagama-the Literaturevixen
    2019-02-27 18:40

    A forgettable read with a ridicilous plot.About three triplets who are out to find the truth about their birth and who their father is.They seemed to be under the delusion if that they could prove that the prince regent was their father they would be set for life. Er come again? Let me remind you that its supposed to be the 19th century. Being born outside marriage pretty much meant that you were considered a bit apart from polite society. I doubt the prince regent would go "Capital! Three bastard daughters!" Being the case that their only evidence was a shawl :/I also found the triplet idea too far-fetched I did some research and found only one instance where triplets were born and survived Then add that the tree sisters all have different eye and hair color...

  • Lois
    2019-03-23 13:22

    What I learned: it's not interesting to read a book that has cardboard secondary characters, poorly developed interaction between the scantily developed main characters, and a not-really-interesting possibility that the triplets might be royalty. So what if they are--unclear how much of a difference it would make in their lives if these girls turn out to be the illegit daughters of a prince. The book reads more like an outline.

  • Jennifer
    2019-02-21 13:42

    I think this story would be much better without the added questions behind the Royle sister's real parents. I also found the first time Mary is seduced in the carriage a bit unbelievable - one glass of wine and she forgets all propriety and sleeps with the duke?

  • Susan
    2019-02-28 11:31

    This was a fun book to read. Mary and her two sisters have come to London from Cornwall after the death of their father. While going through his papers they discovered that there is a mystery attached to their births. They feel that if they can talk to their father's friends, maybe they can discover the truth. The story that they hear stuns them - that they may be the illegitimate daughters of the Prince of Wales. Their father's friends are determined to help them find the truth, at the same time launching them in society.Mary is the oldest of the triplets and the most practical. Though they have been left good dowries and enough money to live comfortably, she keeps a tight hold on the pursestrings, worried about what might happen to them in the future. She is determined to find a husband for herself, and seeing the handsome Viscount Wetherly in the park several times, has decided that she is in love with him. She just needs to find a way to meet him.The book opens with a funny scene of Mary, having convinced her sisters to help her, disguised as a marble statue in the garden next door. The Viscount is a guest at a party there, and Mary wants the chance to learn more about him. Unfortunately, he is there with his rakish brother, Blackstone. An encounter between the statue and Blackstone results in a slapped face for him and a missed opportunity for her. A subsequent, more acceptable meeting, has Blackstone recognizing Mary and believing the worst of her.Blackstone is very protective of his younger brother, especially now that he has a title and wealth of his own, plus the reputation of a war hero. Wetherly has said he is ready to find a wife and has settled on a woman he has seen in the park but not yet met. Blackstone is very cynical about women, thanks to his father marrying a woman who was only after his money and title, His opinion hasn't improved after seeing the way women of the ton pursue men. When he discovers that Wetherly's eye has settled on Mary, and that she's looking right back, he is determined to interfere. He sees Mary as out for what she can get.There are sparks between Blackstone and Mary from the very beginning. He is determined to keep her away from his brother by whatever means necessary, and Mary is equally determined to have her chance with him. Blackstone indulges in some pretty deceptive ways to ensure that Mary spends time with him, ways that Mary discovers and reacts furiously to. He finds himself thoroughly enjoying flirting with her, making outrageous comments and getting her wound up. He doesn't understand how he can be attracted to the type of woman he thinks she is, but he can't deny that he is. At the same time, Mary discovers that she is spending far more time thinking about Blackstone than his brother. She's getting a lot of enjoyment out of trying to figure out how to wreck his plans and get her way. When a few too many glasses of wine cause her to lose her inhibitions, her actions really give Blackstone the wrong idea. It isn't until it's too late that he realizes just how wrong, and that he needs to do the right thing.At this point, the attempts that each makes to get the better of the other just add to the confusion between them. Interference from one of her father's friends adds to it. By the time everything is sorted out, Blackstone realizes that not only has he judged Mary unfairly, he has fallen for her. The question becomes one of being able to convince her. Mary realizes that it was Blackstone who had had her heart all along, but can she trust him when he says he cares? I loved all the interactions between them, as they fought their attraction. I occasionally got a bit frustrated with Blackstone's judgmental attitude, but the way it would come back to bite him was always satisfying. The story behind the girls' birth was really interesting. There are some things they discover through the book that seem to corroborate what they were told, but they are still looking for definitive proof. I enjoyed their father's friends, the Old Rakes club. Sometimes I wasn't sure whether they were more help or hindrance, but they certainly helped keep things interesting. Lady Upperton was also quite a character. One lead that they found appeared to lead nowhere, until something that happens at the very end of the book. I'll be interested to see how it all works out in the later books.This was a fun book to read. Mary and her two sisters have come to London from Cornwall after the death of their father. While going through his papers they discovered that there is a mystery attached to their births. They feel that if they can talk to their father's friends, maybe they can discover the truth. The story that they hear stuns them - that they may be the illegitimate daughters of the Prince of Wales. Their father's friends are determined to help them find the truth, at the same time launching them in society.Mary is the oldest of the triplets and the most practical. Though they have been left good dowries and enough money to live comfortably, she keeps a tight hold on the pursestrings, worried about what might happen to them in the future. She is determined to find a husband for herself, and seeing the handsome Viscount Wetherly in the park several times, has decided that she is in love with him. She just needs to find a way to meet him.The book opens with a funny scene of Mary, having convinced her sisters to help her, disguised as a marble statue in the garden next door. The Viscount is a guest at a party there, and Mary wants the chance to learn more about him. Unfortunately, he is there with his rakish brother, Blackstone. An encounter between the statue and Blackstone results in a slapped face for him and a missed opportunity for her. A subsequent, more acceptable meeting, has Blackstone recognizing Mary and believing the worst of her.Blackstone is very protective of his younger brother, especially now that he has a title and wealth of his own, plus the reputation of a war hero. Wetherly has said he is ready to find a wife and has settled on a woman he has seen in the park but not yet met. Blackstone is very cynical about women, thanks to his father marrying a woman who was only after his money and title, His opinion hasn't improved after seeing the way women of the ton pursue men. When he discovers that Wetherly's eye has settled on Mary, and that she's looking right back, he is determined to interfere. He sees Mary as out for what she can get.There are sparks between Blackstone and Mary from the very beginning. He is determined to keep her away from his brother by whatever means necessary, and Mary is equally determined to have her chance with him. Blackstone indulges in some pretty deceptive ways to ensure that Mary spends time with him, ways that Mary discovers and reacts furiously to. He finds himself thoroughly enjoying flirting with her, making outrageous comments and getting her wound up. He doesn't understand how he can be attracted to the type of woman he thinks she is, but he can't deny that he is. At the same time, Mary discovers that she is spending far more time thinking about Blackstone than his brother. She's getting a lot of enjoyment out of trying to figure out how to wreck his plans and get her way. When a few too many glasses of wine cause her to lose her inhibitions, her actions really give Blackstone the wrong idea. It isn't until it's too late that he realizes just how wrong, and that he needs to do the right thing.At this point, the attempts that each makes to get the better of the other just add to the confusion between them. Interference from one of her father's friends adds to it. By the time everything is sorted out, Blackstone realizes that not only has he judged Mary unfairly, he has fallen for her. The question becomes one of being able to convince her. Mary realizes that it was Blackstone who had had her heart all along, but can she trust him when he says he cares? I loved all the interactions between them, as they fought their attraction. I occasionally got a bit frustrated with Blackstone's judgmental attitude, but the way it would come back to bite him was always satisfying. The story behind the girls' birth was really interesting. There are some things they discover through the book that seem to corroborate what they were told, but they are still looking for definitive proof. I enjoyed their father's friends, the Old Rakes club. Sometimes I wasn't sure whether they were more help or hindrance, but they certainly helped keep things interesting. Lady Upperton was also quite a character. One lead that they found appeared to lead nowhere, until something that happens at the very end of the book. I'll be interested to see how it all works out in the later books.

  • Rosa
    2019-03-06 15:23

    Rating: 3,5 Me decidí por ésta trilogía debido a la curiosidad de haber leído unos libros con títulos similares. Y debo decir que aunque al principio no tenía muy claro que fuera lo que esperaba, al final me ha convencido. Es una historia divertida, entretenida, también bastante previsible, pero una buena opción si quieres una lectura (romántica adulta) rápida. En breve me pongo con el segundo.

  • Miss Bridgerton
    2019-03-18 15:19

    En realidad es un 4.5

  • Natalie
    2019-03-01 10:27

    This book was okay. It started out really slow with family history of just her family. Towards the middle end it got really fast paced, almost too fast paced and was really really unrealistic. It was kind of silly, the plot. I wouldn't read it again.

  • Gina
    2019-03-02 17:40

    Thought the story started well, but just did not delivered to my expectations. It has some good humor. It seemed the romance was rushed and somewhat....extremely unrealistic. Needless to say, I had a lot of issues with the romance part of the story. Sad, because it had potential.

  • Victoria
    2019-03-19 10:17

    The story progressed pretty quickly and the love affair happened pretty quickly too. Not sure how convinced I was of it . What is gonna keep me reading this series is the royal mystery! That has me hooked!

  • Sarah Mladenka
    2019-03-17 13:19

    Absolutely loved it- it's such an original story.

  • Desi
    2019-03-15 14:24

    Leído en Agosto 2010entretenida en ciertas partes pero siento que le faltó..

  • Ivy H
    2019-03-23 12:22

    The star of this novel is its heroine Mary. She was just an incomparable: she was so funny, bossy to her 2 sisters, a little shrewish at times to the hero but he deserved it and I laughed at the efforts she took to try and save money. Mary was FUN ! Mary decided she wanted to marry the hero's brother, who is a war hero. She hadn't met the sexy hero yet but she saw his brother a couple times in the park and decided he would be perfect as a husband. This girl just made me laugh ! I loved the opening scene where she forced her sweet sisters ( they're triplets ) to masquerade as marble statues just so she could get a closer look at the hero's brother. There were so many interesting and funny things in this novel; sometimes these things overshadowed the romance a little bit and that's the only reason I gave the book 4 stars instead of 5. I loved the H too. He was so stuffy, sexy and vain and he kept trying to prevent his brother and Mary from seeing each other. Then he found himself wanting Mary for himself. It was so lovely seeing these two enemies filled with so much lust for each other that they couldn't help themselves. Then they both try to outsmart each other and end up getting married - Mary honestly thought it was a fake wedding and that she was just playing a joke back on him because she thought he had been playing a joke on her. This was like a very romantic comedy of errors and the side story line about the triplets being daughters of the Prince was also entertaining. I enjoyed the eccentric old men and the very short plump old lady who had set themselves up as the girls' guardians. This was a refreshingly funny and very light-hearted romance novel. I can't wait to read the romances of Mary other 2 sisters. I am sure they will be a little relieved to be on their own now that bossy and miserly Mary is married and gone.

  • Gloria
    2019-02-22 16:25

    Dukes do it for me. Grand, overbearing, somewhat rude, overcontrolling, always on top of their game, seductive dukes. I dare not overthink it.That's not to say that there weren't plot holes the size of my romantic imagination and some pretty abrupt transitions but the chemistry was there. Mary was scandalously funny and Rogan could up, paint me white and call me a goddess. Dukes, they are my men.

  • Ana
    2019-02-27 13:12

    October 3, 2017It's bad, just bad.

  • IzamaRi H. Fabela
    2019-02-20 10:40

    Tras la muerte de su padre, que trabajó como médico al servicio del príncipe regente galés, las trillizas Royle abandonan su humilde hogar en Cornualles y se dirigen a Londres dispuestas a encontrar marido. Aunque en apariencia son tres muchachas jóvenes, sencillas y humildes, la realidad es que podrían ser de sangre real. O eso especulan a raíz de descubrir entre las pertenencias de su padre -el hombre que los crió como tal- algunos señas que apuntan en esa dirección.A diferencia de sus hermanas Elizabeth y Anne, que creen a pies juntillas esa idea, Mary no tiene la intención de perder el tiempo en ayudarlas a investigar. En su lugar prefiere concentrarse en conseguir un buen marido. Con el inicio de la temporada espera contar con la oportunidad de conquistar al apuesto vizconde Quinn Wetherly, un gallardo héroe de guerra en quién ha puesto sus ojos desde que llegaron a Londres. Sin embargo, la aparición en escena de Rogan, el hermano mayor de Quinn, al que apodan el duque negro resulta un escollo inesperado y una piedra molesta en su camino.Rogan Wetherly, apodado el Duque Negro, desconfía de todo lo que lleve faldas.Cree que todas y cada una de las mujeres son unas brujas avariciosas, que solo esperan de la vida, engañar algún tipo insulso, mediante diversas artimañitas para llevarlo ante el altar y atarlo para siempre.Y ahora que su hermano está a punto de caer en la trampa tejida por una de esas brujas cazafortunas, lo que tiene que hacer es estar ojo avizor, para avisarle y detenerlo cuanto antes mejor.Una vez más Caskie nos vuelve a sorprender con una historia amena y divertida sin demasiadas complejidades. Como ya dije en la reseña de “Las normas de la pasión”, la autora no nos empalaga con una historia toda melosa. Los protagonistas se odian tanto en un principio, que se empotran en un juego de poder que resulta bastante entretenido.Quizás lean la sinopsis y pensaran que la historia no dista demasiado de tantas otras que hemos leído y lo cierto es que si hay varias similitudes en esta historia, pero la diferencia es, que este libro contamos con el humor y con personajes bastantes sorprendentes, como los miembros del club de ancianos libertinos, la menuda Lady Upperton, el variopinto personal contratado al servicio de las hermanas Royle. Son personajes secundarios pero aun así se te quedan grabados por su peculiar forma de ser.

  • Julie
    2019-03-14 14:38

    Not a lot stood out about this historical romance by Kathryn Caskie. I consider it your averagely entertaining Regency romance. The hero is your typical sexy, alpha male. The most outstanding trait being his maybe too ruthless character even in the face of his on going chase and attraction to the heroine. He doesn't seem to have any problem hurting and using her to achieve his own goals which he has convinced himself are selfless. At first, he is intriguing, but his continued ruthless game becomes a turn-off. The heroine is your typically beautiful, misguided innocent. I liked her only slightly better, probably due to the compassion I felt for her inevitable failing endeavors. I'm not really sure I would consider this a truly HEA?This was a quick read. Again, averagely enjoyable with a generous 3-star rating. To be fair, after reading so many historical romances, it is getting more difficult to find those gems that knock my socks off. :-(

  • Shelly
    2019-03-14 15:40

    I enjoyed the premise of the book, even if it was far fetched. My big problem came with the ending and how a short explanation led to everything being A-Okay... uh, no... not so in real life. I thought Mary was stupid for storming out of the house near the end of the book because she thought Rogan wrote the gossip column. I thought it was stupid because by that time, Mary was already 'in love' with him and I would think that that would prove that he loved her as well... had he been the one to actually write the column. I just thought some things were contrived and the ending was tied up too quickly, whereas it seemed the rest of the book developed more fluidly.

  • Alba Turunen
    2019-03-19 18:33

    No sabría por donde empezar, quizás que ha sido una historia entretenida, divertida y simpática. Me ha gustado, pero no me ha emocionado, he visto en todo momento una historia demasiado absurda e inverosímil, disfrazada con un desarrollo cómico.Sí, ha funcionado, me he reído y me ha entretenido, pero poco más. Un libro cortito para leerte en un fin de semana. Lo sueño sé es si continuaré con los libros de las hermanas, quizás para más fines de semana aburridos.

  • April
    2019-02-21 13:31

    This series starts with a very funny scene of the triplets in a garden dressed as statues! It was really quirky! It is a fun story with a bit of mystery behind the girls parentage that runs through the series. I really liked the book even though the Hero had some serious character flaws. It was also rather regency formulaic. It also has it's fair share of steamy scenes! I am eager to read the next book in the series!! It has a very promising start.

  • Patty
    2019-02-25 14:26

    I began reading this book and could NOT put it down. The premise of the book is very interesting and pulled me in right away. I loved the relationship between the sisters, very real. I'm definitely going to read the next two books in the series! Because I believe in love :0)Royle Sisters Trilogy, 1

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-09 16:40

    I picked this book because I thought the title was so cute, but the book was just ok. I thought it was fairly inconsistent at times. Like, they said Mary was tall and then she had trouble seeing over people. I also thought that Rogan was a dumb name, so I had trouble liking him because of that. However, parts of it were charming and I will be reading the rest.

  • Lauren
    2019-03-18 10:37

    Mary wants to marry the viscount from a young age but it is thwarted by his older brother Rogan who decides to seduce her himself. Rogan is a Duke who, after a series of mishaps and a drunken carriage ride of lust, falls for Mary.

  • Mary Vilarino
    2019-02-23 14:42

    Well this story is definitely an improvement to the third instalment. Two characters who are attracted to each other but are held back by mutual distrust and their need for one puma ship. Shame about their so called protectors and Rogan's brother . They were annoying to say the least.

  • Denise
    2019-02-21 17:34

    I thought the heroine was an idiot. She wasn't quite TSTL, but she came close and I found my eyes rolling at her more than once. The plot was good, and only the mystery kept me reading. I rarely skim books, but I skimmed large parts of this one.

  • Bree
    2019-02-20 11:25

    Although this book was an obvious set-up for a trilogy (or more) it was witty and engaging. I thought there were too many "misunderstandings" and there was one ridiculous page where one of the triplets has the power of premonition. It took me about 2 hours to read.

  • Lady Heather
    2019-03-01 10:39

    I really enjoyed this story. I loved the characters, the mystery and the 'quirkiness' of the triplets.The main male character in this story is of course an awful Drake who is tamed without ever realizing it.I am starting the second book asap.

  • Judi Lacanlale
    2019-03-22 15:37

    I'd wish it could have been more of everything! Bit of disappointment but I think I'll try again and see if Book 2 will be better. I honestly didn't like the hero at all. I found Rogan a snob, mean-spirited & rude.