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To Catch an Heiress

por Julia Quinn

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Series: Agents for the Crown (1)

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When Caroline Trent is kidnapped by Blake Ravenscroft, she doesn′t even try to elude this dangerously handsome agent of the crown. After all, she′s been running from unwanted marriage proposals. Yes, Blake believes she′s a notorious spy named Carlotta De Leon, but for six weeks until her twenty-first birthday, when she′ll gain control of her fortune, hiding out in the titillating company of a mysterious captor is awfully convenient -- and maybe just a little romantic, too. Blake Ravenscroft′s mission is to bring "Carlotta" to justice, not to fall in love. His heart has been hardened by years of intrigue, but this little temptress proves oddly disarming and thoroughly kissable. And suddenly the unthinkable becomes possible -- that this mismatched Couple might be destined for love.… (más)
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The main reason I'm rating this so low is because it just doesn't live up to some of Quinn's others. ( )
  emsue88 | Nov 19, 2019 |
To Catch an Heiress
3 Stars

The sparks of Quinn's future brilliance are evident in this cute and funny read. Nevertheless, it tends toward the farcical at times and the humor often feels forced.

Caroline's sarcastic wit and her banter with Blake are very entertaining at first. However, as their relationship progresses, their squabbling becomes tedious and it is unclear what they see in each other.

The espionage plot lacks substance - there is no tension or suspense and the villains seem like an afterthought.

All in all, not bad considering this is one of Quinn's earlier books but her writing definitely improves over time. ( )
  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
3.5 stars

Not one of my favourites by Julia Quinn. It had good moments, but it started off really silly. It didn't have the wit I have grown to expect from this author, but by the middle it picked up and I was enjoying the characters. I will read the second in the series because she is one of my favourite authors and want to read all of her books. :) ( )
  MyaB | Apr 25, 2018 |
The sexual tension between Caroline Trent and Blake Ravenscroft is amazing! I loved the book! It was funny, romantic and a lot of great characters, I am glad James didn't marry Caroline, because Elizabeth is a great character!! ( )
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
Witty dialogue, poorly crafted narrative, almost irrelevant action and cookie-cutter romance.

After the fourth or fifth (I lost count) verbal duel between Caroline and Blake I almost gave up on this book. A happy ending was inevitable, and the back-story of Bonapartist smugglers held so little promise that I didn't care what happened to the odious Oliver Prewitt and Mata-Hari clone Carlotta, both of whom are introduced at the beginning of the book, and both of whom we know are bound to show up at the end.

Blake's angst over the death in undercover action of his beloved Marabelle (shades of Irene Adler) is revisited one too many times and the breathless description of Caroline's painless and instantly orgasmic defloration did what this HR trope always does: snaps the very thin thread suspending the reader's disbelief.

The biggest puzzle of this book is the author's introduction. It didn't make sense. Ms Quinn reveals that, at one point, she thought that [b:To Catch an Heiress|110395|To Catch an Heiress (Ex-spies, #1)|Julia Quinn|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1325388992s/110395.jpg|106387] was the worst thing she'd ever written, until the idea of "A Word a Day" vocabulary building gave her an insight into the incomplete character of Caroline.

This epiphany may have done something for Ms Quinn, but I still don't know what connection it has with the story, apart from the cute "Word of the Day" that prefaces each chapter, and could have easily been deleted without affecting the book for better or worse. ( )
  skirret | Jan 2, 2015 |
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When Caroline Trent is kidnapped by Blake Ravenscroft, she doesn′t even try to elude this dangerously handsome agent of the crown. After all, she′s been running from unwanted marriage proposals. Yes, Blake believes she′s a notorious spy named Carlotta De Leon, but for six weeks until her twenty-first birthday, when she′ll gain control of her fortune, hiding out in the titillating company of a mysterious captor is awfully convenient -- and maybe just a little romantic, too. Blake Ravenscroft′s mission is to bring "Carlotta" to justice, not to fall in love. His heart has been hardened by years of intrigue, but this little temptress proves oddly disarming and thoroughly kissable. And suddenly the unthinkable becomes possible -- that this mismatched Couple might be destined for love.

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