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The office of guardian any than they want him and is determined to thwart all their interests and return them to the countryBut when Judith and Peregrine begin to move in the highest social circles Lord Worth cannot help but entangle himself with his adventuresome wards Beautiful Judith Taverner had captivated all London society A bevy of elegant bachelors swarmed about her vying for her favors But then her brother suddenly vanished she was forced to seek the aid of her myste. The one where our heroine and her silly brother discover upon their father s death that their new guardian is the sardonic Lord Worth And then everyone gets into social scrapesAlmost but decidedly no The heroine here is almost my favorite kind of Heyer girl witty perceptive cleverer than the men who are supposed to be her betters except for how she s ultimately an idiot so that the hero can explain the entire plot to her And the hero Almost my favorite sort of Heyer man dry sarcastic smart except for the part where he s also a raging asshole And their dynamic is almost my favorite sort of Heyer romance where the couple spends the entire book being hilariously cutting at each other except for how he sexually assaults her on first meeting threatens to beat her later and she seems to like that sort of thingActually you know one of my favorite things about Heyer in general is that she really played around with romance structures and I almost said conventions but of course it wasn t that since she invented so many of them This book is no different It s a vague sort of mystery where you re supposed to be unsure who the hero actually is but the whole thing almost but ultimately just doesn t workSometimes so close is also so very very far Spieserye office Feral of guardian any than they want him and is determined to thwart all their interests and return them to the countryBut when Judith and Peregrine begin to move in the highest social circles Lord Worth cannot help but entangle himself with his adventuresome wards Beautiful Judith Taverner had captivated all London society A bevy Krismis van Map Jacobs of elegant bachelors swarmed about her vying for her favors But then her brother suddenly vanished she was forced to seek the aid Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods of her myste. The Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche one where Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, our heroine and her silly brother discover upon their father s death that their new guardian is the sardonic Lord Worth And then everyone gets into social scrapesAlmost but decidedly no The heroine here is almost my favorite kind Mensa Riddles Conundrums of Heyer girl witty perceptive cleverer than the men who are supposed to be her betters except for how she s ultimately an idiot so that the hero can explain the entire plot to her And the hero Almost my favorite sort Julie of the Wolves of Heyer man dry sarcastic smart except for the part where he s also a raging asshole And their dynamic is almost my favorite sort The Right Swipe of Heyer romance where the couple spends the entire book being hilariously cutting at each Touched other except for how he sexually assaults her Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa on first meeting threatens to beat her later and she seems to like that sort Ugly Fish of thingActually you know The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives one Little Gods of my favorite things about Heyer in general is that she really played around with romance structures and I almost said conventions but Der Schweizerische Robinson of course it wasn t that since she invented so many Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 of them This book is no different It s a vague sort The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats of mystery where you re supposed to be unsure who the hero actually is but the whole thing almost but ultimately just doesn t workSometimes so close is also so very very far

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After their father's death the brothers Judith and Peregrine Taverner travel to 1811 London to meet their guardian the Earl of Worth expecting an elderly gentleman to their surprise and utter disgust their guardian is not much older than they are Lord Julian St John Audley they both agree is an insufferably arrogant dandy But unfortunately for the orphans he is also the Fifth Earl of Worth a friend of the Regent and uite by chance their legal guardian Lord Worth doesn't want. With any other hero I might consider this the best of Heyer As it was I was torn between hating Lord Worth and being swept up in the storyJudith Taverner and her younger sillier brother Peregrine have been recently orphaned and with spirited curiosity they decide to seek out their new guardian the high handed Lord Worth They are uite surprised to learn he is a young handsome man who is friends with the Crown Prince and the cream of society With his help the Taverners are rapidly enfolded into the bosom of high society But even as they enjoy great social success worryingly lethal accidents keep happening around Perigrineand Lord Worth seems to be involvedJudith and Beau Brummel are great characters and their friendship was the highlight of this novel I was enthralled by their attempts to both curry favor with and rebel against the society to which they are born Judith has an especially refreshing take on high society manners she understands which rules she has to follow to me a social success but refuses to take them seriously Unfortunately this is not the focus of Regency Buck Judith s contentious relationship with her infuriating guardian is Speaking of whichSPOILERS AHEADThe Taverners meet Lord Worth when he speeding along the narrow road at a tremendous pace almost smashes into their little curricle He refuses to apologize or get down to see if they re ok When he runs into Peregrine later he insults him again Then Lord Worth sees Judith by the side of the road she was taking a stone from her shoe and picks her up puts her into his carriage and forcibly kisses her The whole time she protests loudly and without ambiguity And of course he just laughs at her Not realizing his identity she warns him that her guardian Lord Worth will protect her and he laughs at her again From then on whenever they meet he needles her about the kiss When they meet again he reveals his true identity installs the Taverners into a house of HIS choosing and refuses to let them have their own aunt stay as chaperone his relative will be chaperone instead Incidents like this continue throughout the book Judith is a smart fashionable woman with good instincts and Lord Worth spends the entire novel manipulating events and people to make her do what he wants Two terrible instances spring to mind The Crown Prince is uite taken with Judith and at one point in the novel forces her to be in an isolated and closed room with him Her chaperone who Worth chose for her against her objections is off playing cards When the prince tries to take advantage of her in a scene novel to Heyer in its disturbing realism Judith is so overcome that she faints for the first time in her life She is awakened by Worth who BERATES HER for embarrassing the prince Then he lambasts her for being so foolish as to be in a room alone with him When she tries to explain that she couldn t get away he brushes off her objections The second instance is less of a rape apologia and of pure insensitivity As part of his plan to expose Peregrine s would be assassin Worth drugs Peregrine and stuffs him on a yacht to keep him out of the way After he s been missing for a few days Judith begins to fear for his life She goes to Worth repeatedly literally begging him to look for Peregrine and he dismisses her fears as overreactions Despite the fact that someone really is trying to kill Peregrine and Judith herself has prevented at least one of the attempts Then the real villain of the story shows up and convinces Judith that he knows where Peregrine is being kept Judith goes along for awhile but uickly realizes that it s a trap designed to make it look like she has eloped with the villain Just as the scene reaches a fever pitch of ugly rape y connotations Lord Worth steps out of the shadows and punches the villain Then he and the villain take turns explaining the villain s dastardly plans There is no conceivable reason that Worth couldn t have clued Judith in to his suspicions or told her that Peregrine was safe Due to his high handed douchebaggery the love of his life spent days thinking that her beloved younger brother was dead then thought she was going to be raped WOW how ROMANTIC Given how intelligent and level headed Judith is throughout the book I assumed Worth would eventually have a change of heart or realization that he has misjudged her and treated her badly But no he never suffers even a moment of doubt To me this book works very well as a close look at upper class Regency life and very badly as a romance

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Rious guardian the powerful Earl of WorthOnce Judith had looked upon the Earl as a protector and then as something far But now she was gown up worldly wise and prey to a chilling suspicion For Judith was not only a bewitching young lady but also heiress to a great fortune a bewildered creature trying to discover the difference between a man's love and a man's greed Heiress Judith Taverner fights her loathing and her desire for the iron willed but handsome man who is her suito. This is Georgette Heyer s first Regency romance and has seen its fair share of criticism particularly of its hero the fifth Earl of Worth Julian Audley The beautiful heiress Judith Taverner and her brother Sir Peregrine are on their way to London in search of their guardian when they chance upon a aristocrat who gets entirely too familiar with the feisty Judith They soon discover that this man is none other than the guardian they had come to meet In spite of all the criticism I have read about this novel this is my favorite Heyer read so far for several reasons The descriptions of the life and times in Regency England are very detailed and are a pleasure to read The story features so many characters who were actually a part of history such as Beau Brummell the Duke of Clarence Lord Alvanley and so many Beau Brummell the arbiter of men s fashion in Regency times has a significant part to play and I found myself wanting of him In addition there is a mystery aspect to this book Someone appears to be trying to kill Sir Peregrine and there is than one suspect Also the romantic tension between the hero and heroine is the best I have seen in a Heyer work All said I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and while I can understand all the criticism directed against Lord Worth he will remain my favorite Heyer hero

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 300
  • Regency Buck
  • Georgette Heyer
  • English
  • 25 December 2019
  • 9780553024623

About the Author: Georgette Heyer

The Black MothIn 1925 she married George Ronald Rougier a mining engineer Rougier later became a barrister and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers Beginning in 1932 Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each yearHeyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling author all her life without the aid of publicity She made no appearances never gave an interview and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella MartinHer Georgian and Regencies romances were inspired by



10 thoughts on “Regency Buck

  1. says:

    So I feel the great Georgette Heyer Splurge winding down here ― a woman can only take so much of the constraints of Polite Society before she hares off and immerses herself in gory urban fantasies with kickass heroines

  2. says:

    45 twinkling sparkling starsIn my early days on the internet I was excited to find a Georgette Heyer message board I didn't last long there as most of the posters hated Regency Buck loved Lady of uality While Regency Bucks has it's flaws my mem

  3. says:

    With any other hero I might consider this the best of Heyer As it was I was torn between hating Lord Worth and being swept up in the storyJudith Taverner and her younger sillier brother Peregrine have been recently orphaned and with spirited curiosity they decide to seek out their new guardian the high handed Lord Worth They are uite surprised to learn he is a young handsome man who is friends with the Crown Prince and the cream

  4. says:

    In defence of Regency BuckI have recently in a Georgette Heyer forum here on GR briefly addressed the perplexing nature of the hatred Lord Worth gets in comparison with other Heyer heroes and Judith too in comparison with other Heyer heroines but would like to take the time here to speak extensively about it because reasonsRegency Buck was

  5. says:

    The one where our heroine and her silly brother discover upon their father’s death that their new guardian is the sardonic Lord Worth And then everyone gets into social scrapesAlmost but decidedly no The heroine here is almost my favorite kind of Heyer girl – witty perceptive cleverer than the men who are supposed to be her betters – except for how she’s ultimately an idiot so that the hero can explain the enti

  6. says:

    35 stars Reread for the January group read for the Georgette Heyer Fans group on GR We are attempting to read a

  7. says:

    Well This was a bit of a dud I don't know how to put this but frankly this was irritating I hate to say that when so many of my Goodreads buddies liked it but boy I have a problem with the characters I'm not sayin

  8. says:

    This is Georgette Heyer's first Regency romance and has seen its fair share of criticism particularly of its hero the fifth Earl of Worth Julian Audley The beautiful heiress Judith Taverner and her brother Sir Peregrine are on their way to London in search of their guardian when they chance upon a aristocrat who gets entirely too f

  9. says:

    45I didn't expect a book with this title you have to admit it doesn't sound very promising to be this lovely and wonderful If I were hard pressed to describe Regency Buck in only a couple of words then Heyer's li

  10. says:

    Judith and Perry ride to London to rock out and on the way they have a misadventure that ends with Judith getting her face kissed off by a grabby stranger Once in London they realize that the grabby stranger is actually their guardian SCANDALOUS HORRORS And what follows is an over detailed collection of cock fights a gaudy Bright

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