Reading Journal Entry: Lord Perfect, by Loretta Chase

Y'all know I'm usually a Loretta Chase fan. But somehow Lord Perfect didn't do it for me. Maybe it was the contrast with the fantastically vivid Gentle book A Sundial In a Grave that I just finished.

Whatever the reason, the romance in this one didn't come to life for me. It should have! I really liked Mr. Impossible, about our perfect hero Benedict's scapegrace younger brother. But Benedict is too proper. The sexual tension between him and the scandal-dogged Bathsheba didn't seem real to me, and still less did their giving in to it.

Certainly there was a nice adventure and some funny bits, but it just didn't deliver the frisson I was looking for.

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