The Edge of Impropriety

The Edge of ImproprietyPopular Novelist And Countess Of Gorham Marina Wyatt Knows Her Public Scandals Help Sell Her Romances Her Latest Novel Coincides With The Arrival Of Her Lover S Uncle, Jasper James Hedges An Antiquarian Who Sees A Priceless Work Of Art In Marina For All Of Her Passionate Works, None Compare To The Erotic Adventure That Jasper Promises This was quite unlike anything I ve ever read before, except perhaps, my last Pam Rosenthal, Almost a Gentleman which, memorably, contained a fisting scene that was somehow sexy and romantic and is also great and you should read it It is baffling to me that The Edge of Impropriety has such a low average rating on this site It doesn t quite make five stars but it s a solid 4.5.Rosenthal writes mature, adult, modern books, yet she does so in a style which somehow feels like classic Regency writing She has far in common with say, Carla Kelly, than she does with Tessa Dare or Courtney Milan This is not a contemporary in long dresses or even approaching that status but the writing feels fresh Sometimes that heavier Regency style requires a little from the reader which is why I felt almost regretful that I couldn t sit down and glom this over a consistent period of time because I m sure that I ve overlooked some of the magic and the intelligence at work here There s a subtlety to the characters and their interactions Rosenthal says it best in the book itself In a certain situation what was left unsaid might be as important as what was on the page loc 2560 and the characterisation overall but the whole book feels incredibly, lavishly detailed There were some moments where I read a phrase, or a paragraph, or the thought of a character and thought damn it, why can t I write like that The novel is multiple POV So in addition to the H h we hear from no less than four other major
At this rate, I ve underestimated how many romances out there were written for me I thought Provocation was good this one is better It hits my buttons the Greek mythology, the cheeky candor, the two mature people who know who they are and what they want and yet still learn and grow It s earthy and funny and I ve been waiting to call a book earthy since I started this project There s one scene in the middle that, holy smokes, might be the hottest I ve read The supporting cast of Helen, Sydney, Anthony only adds to the
This year s RITA winner in the Historical Category I can see why Very different sort of romance the kind you d like to write, but couldn t get an editor to accept Yet, Rosenthal did find a publisher of this tender story between a middle ag
Was in the mood for a comfort read, and picked up an older, RITA award winning Pam Rosenthal off my shelf The trade paperback size indicates that this falls on the intellectual end of the historical romance spectrum, not a place where too many authors are writing these days, alas Love the intertwined romances of the mature couple a thirty something countess with a scandalous sad past and a forty something antiquary scholar with his own past disappo
FINALLY finished with this one.I think I would have enjoyed this if the author had spent time on the sex and less time congratulating herself on her own cleverness The writing is both self conscious and smug toward the end a minor character thinks thinks the word synecdoche , which is immediately followed by a brief definition, AND a disapproving reminder that an educated person would already know it Urgh There are frequent mentions of historical details so insignificant to the story that readers can t miss the look what I found out ness behind them And perhaps most annoying of all, periodically a character will think or say something along the lines of if this were a novel, something very obvious would happen here , or worse, this is just what would happen in a novel Which does not excuse the obviousness of this novel.I did like most of the characters but PLEASE spare me meddling children in romance novels , though none ever seemed fully developed Marina was especially unfocused Wha
A bright brief affair between two seemingly incompatible people A romance in the old fashioned sense of the genre.I found The Edge of Impropriety on a display of books that had never been checked out at my favorite library I can t say why it languished on the shelf for five years, but I can say that it s a damn shame.Perhaps the style of the prose is a bit much for your average reader While the jacket blurb is written in the usual simple, catchy way of such things, the novel itself is written in a style reminiscent of the Regency period that serves as its setting For someone like me, who grew up almost exclusively reading novels written prior to 1900 except for the surreptitious devourings of such forbidden fruit as Outlander , the style is comfortable For the average reader looking for an erotic romance, it may be a bit much The sex is there, oh yes, but it s done very tastefully and eloquently, leaving room for the imagination to fill in the gaps.There are a few different narratives interwoven through the pages of The Edge of Impropriety, some successful than others But I suppose the only one that really matters was done very well I enjoyed the mixture of perspectives, and the infrequent use of italics to indicate thoughts too much of that is annoying And while there were the usual misunderstandings and
Jasper seorg bangsawan penyuka seni, terutama patung tiba2 mendapatkan dirinya hrs menjadi ayah perwalian dari kedua ponakannya, Anthony yg ternyata adalah anak gelapnya dan Sidney, gadis cilik yang ditinggal mati oleh orangtua mereka karena kapal lautnya karam Dan kemudian cerita berlanjut 11 tahun kemudian, Jasper pulang kampung utk menengok ponakan laki lakinya itu yg sudah berubah menjadi adonis yg difavoritkan di seluruh London Dan tanpa sengaja ia bertemu dgn alias Lady Gorham, sang novelis terkenal, di suatu pesta dan langsung terjadi ONS Ternyata hubungan mereka dari satu malam ke malam berikutnya membuat mereka sama sama jatuh cinta tapi mereka saling enggan menyatakan.Di lain pihak, Anthony mulai sibuk memperhatikan pengasuh adiknya, Miss Helen Hobart, dan pada akhirnya memiliki kesempatan dan menikahi sang pengasuh ini pd saat mereka berdua merawat Sidney, adik Anthony.Alur cerita novel ini sangat datar Terlalu bany
Don t see what the fuss is about with this book It s occasionally witty and the protagonists are unconventional to be sure, but there s little else to recommend this, other than a well executed painting on the f
I really wanted to like this book, but I didn t love the main character enough to finish it The writing was great, and the approach to a romance novel refreshing But after a bit I got irritated Maybe it was just my post holiday blahs. I m too much of a prude for this one I did finish it but too kinky for me Took me out of the story.

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  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • The Edge of Impropriety
  • Pam Rosenthal
  • English
  • 14 March 2017
  • 9780451233509