Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for Madeline Hunter and Her Novels “Hunter seamlessly marries seductive wit with smoldering sensuality.”—Booklist “Smooth . I recently read The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne by Madeline Hunter. I’ve read quite a few of Madeline Hunter’s books, and generally at least. A woman defies expectations—including those of an arrogant earl—in the first regency romance in New York Times bestselling author Madeline.

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This book missed the boat for me.

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When I sit down and read a book if you can make me laugh cry, chuckle and few times I have enjoyed the read I don’t even mind if the book tye somewhat slow going in the beginning as long as it picks up but, I found that none of what I was looking for in a book happen here for me. Her characters are outstanding. Item s unavailable for purchase.

If she faiirbourne spoken to her friend Cassandra or even spoken to Southwaite in the beginning I would have had more respect for her intelligence. I fell asleep madelins some of this book and still could tell you how it ended. Second, you and I have held no secret sympathy. Emma is sure Robert is alive and is adamant the auction house be kept running until Robert returns to take its reins.

Instead I rather despised her by the end. Seven Minutes in Heaven. Yes, the smuggling plot is there, but you don’t feel it. Did you think I had not noticed your beauty these last years? The heroine of this book is unsurprisingly a Miss Fairbourne, first name Emma.

So Darius is a legitimate owner and yet Emma treats him with contempt and deception at every turn pretty much right from the start. The black of her costume kept pressing itself on his sight.


The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne (Fairbourne Quartet, book 1) by Madeline Hunter

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Fate throws us together, for madeliine or for worse, Miss Fairbourne, even if love does not.

Third, you have not been too subtle in communicating your feelings because you have entertained no such feelings to begin with.

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Yeah, he wants to sell the business and he’s imperious and all, but he’s still only part owner and she truly has him over a barrel in the sense that he doesn’t want exposure as having his hands in trade and thus can’t actually force her hand in any legal or potent way. The Danger of Desire. Somehow Miss Fairbourne had turned the tables on him in there. In fact I thought she’d written this book back in the day, like early ‘s, only to learn that this book is quite recent.

The auction house, however, is no longer owned solely by the Fairbourne family.

Of course, she’s not addlepated enough to do it openly and scare away her wealthy collectors. Never Deny a Duke. Of course, the Earl of Southwaite, the hero, is the proverbial fly in the ointment.

The story unfolds slowly, introducing new characters, that I suppose, will be the new heroes and heroines of the coming series, once this is the first book of madelinw Fairbourne Quartet. She had appeared ready to kill him, she was so irate. The Duke of Danger.


Dear Readers, Madeline Hunter is my favorite author from my favorite authors. You almost choked on your words of love just now. This is beautifully written, many layered romance!

View all 5 comments. Emma, despite the expectations of society, wishes to keep the auction house open. Three years ago, unbeknownst to Emma, her father sold a half share to Darius Alfreton, the Earl of Southwaite.

These are people on the ground in the capital, operating in a functioning city, not flitting from one ballroom to the next. You submitted the following rating and review. I doubt I will remember their names in a week. Holding his temper in check, Darius decides to attack on a different front. Nov 03, Deb Diem rated it it was amazing. I read a print copy of this book. I should’ve liked her. She got better once they had sex, but I was never very impressed by her.

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In such cases there is no need to wait any length of time to have a person declared dead. When Emma learns that he is actually a secret partner in the business, she begins to wonder what other secrets her father had. The “hero” also annoyed me.

Of course, this difference in opinion over the future of fairbournee business causes Emma and Southwaite to butt heads. No thought at all, just the delight of new, fresh sensations, much like feeling the first warm spring breeze after a hard winter.