They both grow by leaps and bounds through the pages of this book.
I tried not to compare this book with those of the Relics of Merlin series. Dec 09, Leslie rated it liked it. While it took a bit longer to read My Unfair Lady than I would have liked, once I got into it, I did enjoy the story of Summer and her duke. I do think I would have enjoyed it more had the pace been quicker, with more details of the duke's attempts at transforming Summer into a lady. Even without that, I found the developing relationship between the two quite interesting. He really doesn't know what to make of her and wh While it took a bit longer to read My Unfair Lady than I would have liked, once I got into it, I did enjoy the story of Summer and her duke.
He really doesn't know what to make of her and what he considers her very unlady like manner. She is like nothing he has ever encountered.
He also resents the fact that he needs her, or rather her money. He may be a duke but his father sold off everything he could before he died and left Byron with only what was entailed which was little more than a run down castle and the title. I liked Byron the duke, but he wasn't easy to get to know at first. When we first meet him he comes across as an arrogant aristocrat who would prefer to have nothing to do with the uncivilized Summer.
What Byron lets the public see isn't what Summer sees in private. Byron has far more layers to him than meets the eye. I knew he couldn't be as cold hearted as he portrayed himself, Summer would never have fallen so hard for him. The way Kennedy developed his character, showing the reader why Byron did what he did, his relationship with his family, made me like him so much. He does what he can to survive in the world of the ton. I do think he genuine liked Prince Albert but would have preferred living in the country as opposed to London and all it's intrigue. Summer is a breath of fresh air to the stuffy London ton.debecufa.tk
She is accustomed to saying what she thinks and not being under the rule of any man. Her father adores her but is consumed with making money so Summer has been more or less raising herself. She has a small menagerie of "critters" who she rescues and adopts into her odd little family. Her best friend Maria decides that Summer needs someone to teach her how to be a proper lady if she's to be presented to the Queen.
So the Duke of Monchester is hired for the undertaking of turning an American heiress into a lady. This is an odd love triangle, for sure! The whole thing about marrying Monte bugged me. I never understood why she continued to want him once she developed such strong feelings for Byron. And then once they got physical she still insisted she wanted Monte. It just seemed to go against her practical, frontier upbringing. From everything Summer said about Monte and the New York society it didn't sound like it would make her happy.
I think she was doing it, trying to fit in with the Astors and New York because that's what she thought her father wanted. While she may have had feeling for Monte, those feelings were nothing compared to what Byron made her feel. I much preferred their relationship when they were away from proper society and were able to be themselves. There is a mystery subplot that adds a bit of danger and intrigue to the story and shows the reader that both Summer and Byron are capable of taking care of themselves and each other. I enjoyed the way Summer kept surprising Byron, showing him the different sides of her and fascinating him as well as shocking him at times.
And Byron had some surprises in store for Summer too. But she never imagined it might cost her her heart… Review: This book is so cute! I loved it by the end of the first chapter.
Summer was my kind of girl. She has a love for animals—and odd ones at that. She owns a three-legged dog, a dog with four legs but the size of a small horse, a monkey, a pocket-sized puppy, a fox, and a cat with no back legs it sits in a cart and rolls around the room. She was raised by an Indian one of those childhood dreams that I never quite left behind… and he was the one who had taught her all that great stuff.
Watching her try to settle into society was hilarious.
I found that I laughed just as often as tension was built, so there was a constant, even balance. The end was very exciting, and I found it impossible to put down. Overall, reading this book was a hilarious and wonderful experience, and an unforgettable escape from reality. Plot: My Fair Lady the movie shows a girl who is transformed to a lady, then the man falls in love with her. I like this plot better than the first! Writing: The writing was decent, acceptable, and more readable than a lot of newly published romances.
Content: Refreshingly, there was no language in this book.
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Sep 16, Amy C rated it really liked it Shelves: historical. Born and raised in the infamous town of Tombstone, frontier lass Summer Lee is far from one of London's gently breed society ladies.
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But London is where she is looking to hire a titled man to teach her the ways of ladies. You see, after Summer's father made a fortune doing this and that, he uprooted her to New York city where a handsome young man named Monte caught her fancy, and he's asked her to marry him, but his family snubs their nose at her because of her lack of propriety.
Summer's not too Born and raised in the infamous town of Tombstone, frontier lass Summer Lee is far from one of London's gently breed society ladies. Summer's not too suave when it comes to upper-class formalities. So it's off to London for some training. Lord Byron, Duke of Monchester finds himself filling that precarious position as his need for the money she offers overrides his better judgment. Neither Byron nor Summer are looking for a love match.
But after much time spent attending balls, and dinners and the occasional deal that may or may not include a kiss, as well as a dose of danger. Summer and Byron are finding it easy telling their heads nothing is happening between them. It's trying to convince their hearts. That stubborn organ doesn't appear to want to listen. I enjoyed this book immensely.
Not in the paranormal sense, but in the writing. And the love between them felt as accidental as it was meant to be. Another sweetly sensual tale weaved and brought to life by one of my favorite writers! However, I did grow a bit concerned with the continued motivation of Summer toward the end to continue carrying the pretense she wanted to be a lady for the sake of her vow to Monte. But all in all, it moved along swiftly.
And I adored the secondary cast of 'critters'. Most especially, India, the monkey! The moral of this story Be happy for being who you are. Don't change yourself for love or for social standings, love will find you. The right person will embrace you, stand beside you, and support you for being you.
And that's what both Summer and Byron learn in this book. My Unfair Lady is a remarkable tale of love and acceptance. Dec 09, Gaby rated it really liked it Shelves: historical-romance. When her father made a fortune in silver mines and railroads, he wanted her to have the advantages he never had and sent her to New York City for culture and society.
Summer Wine Lee falls in love with an Astor but she is ridiculed for her lack of style and polish. To win over her beloved's family, Summer Wine goes to London to become a lady and be My Unfair Lady Frontier-bred Summer Wine Lee was raised in Tombstone, Arizona learning how to shoot, use a knife, and generally take care of herself. To win over her beloved's family, Summer Wine goes to London to become a lady and be presented to the Queen. Summer reasons that if she can do this, then the Astors will accept her and she can marry the man she loves.
She approaches the impoverished Duke of Monchester, a renowned wit, to strike a bargain. Duke of Monchester is incredulous when he receives the message that the upstart American Summer Wine Lee wants his help to become a lady and be presented to the Queen. His contempt for wealthy Americans buying titles is well known. But Summer Wine's offer of one third interest in a railroad gives him pause. And when she pulls a knife out of her boot and offers him a twinkly smile, he goes against his better judgment and agrees. The duke's help saves Summer Wine from the worst snubs, but instead of changing Summer Wine, together they change how Society's definition of what's acceptable.
He can't help think that if her beloved Monte loved her, he would accept her for who she is. When will she reach the same realization? If you're looking for a romantic read and a quick escape - this will surely hit the spot!