REVIEW Ó Naughty or Nice

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FREE READ ß eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF · Melanie George Lucien Kendall is a handsome and charming man with a uniue talent for seduction Original. Forgettable I borrowed because it looked kinky It was a holiday theme with nary a kink

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REVIEW Ó Naughty or Nice ´ Determined to escape the control of her new guardian the willful Lady Francine Fitz Hugh decides to drive the supposedly elderly man away only to discover that far from being old Lucien Kendall is a handsome and charming man with a uniue talent for seduction Original Determined to escape the control of her new guardian the willful Lady Francine Fitz Hugh. This book kept me up late this Saturday as I found I could not put it down without finishing it How I feel about the book is complicated It was a very good romance with elements of realism that added to its appeal The hero was not a goody two shoes titled hero with no dark past or issues other than chasing women drinking and gambling He does indulge in those sports to various degrees though Instead he is self made and comes from the lowest of the lower class He had grown up extremely poor in the worst of conditions dirt poor His father was a terrible man who abused him his siblings and his mother He gets into trouble with an Earl's wife and ends up being shanghaied off to India where he develops an addiction to opium He never hears from his family again as they simply disappear Despite all this he manages to become a respected and admired military man Lucian was a complex character who I did not always like I have a strong aversion to substance abuse so I know that this was a major issue for me However I really do like flawed heroes so that was also an advantage I struggled with whether I felt his reasons for falling into opium addiction were valid In the end there is definitely some credence for him seeking solace in the drug although it wasn't a wise decision for his life He was a honorable man in many ways but at the same time he did not always do the right thing I liked that he was irresistibly drawn to the heroine Fancy who he finds out later is his ward Initially he thinks she is a thief and a working class woman who is available to be his short term mistress The initial draw is lust but soon he finds that she brings him peace When he finds out late that she has been pretending to be someone other than his guardian it makes things a lot harder for him because he knows he must give her up The reasons why Lucian is Fancy's guardian stems from his time in India serving as the commanding officer for her brother Even that situation turns out to be very complicated This book is a very complex one to read but very readable at the same time It deals with issues of addiction poverty guilt forbidden love and also delves into the wrongs of imperialism Although you could pick it up to have a nice romance novel read be prepared to have your intellect and your heart involved as this book does delve deep as the hero finds his way out of the morass of drug addiction and a tortured past into a bright future with Fancy

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Naughty or NiceDecides to drive the supposedly elderly man away only to discover that far from being old. Tormented Lucien is appointed the guardian to Lady Francine who decides to masuerade as a simple servantThis is one of those deeply psychological books Sometimes a little too heavy