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E 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 suitor. 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 saying it wasn t funny I have yet to read a Heyer that wasn t However Judith will never know how many times I wanted to smack her She was so inconsiderate ungrateful and childish Do I like ingrates Is it funny when a character is childish enough to do the exact opposite of what they are told for their own benifit Is it kind to just do what you want and not think about how what you do effects others No no and No That said in the beginning and end I liked Judith but in the middle I just wanted her to grow up and not irritate me in the process Worth has anyone mentioned that for the whole book he appears to be the villein It s hard for me to wrap my mind around Judith loving Worth because he was rather odious likable but still a toad In his place I d probably have been the same I understood him loving her but not her him Maybe I was expecting too much My book had a blurb on the inside which got my hopes up view spoiler it said that Perigrine Judith s brother goes missing and she has to turn to her guardian Worth for help So naturally I was excepting some excitement By page 213 nothing had hapended I was beginning to think nothing would but about fifty pages brought me to that excitement and by then I couldn t wait to be done with this book It was a bit of an anticlimax because at no point was I in fear of Peregrine s life or Judith s I just knew nothing would happen to them So yes I m a bit disappointed hide spoiler

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Regency Buck

It is in regrettable circumstances that beautiful Judith Taverner and her brother Peregrine first encounter Julian St John Audley The man they both agree is an insufferably arrogant dandy But unfortunately for them he is also the Fifth Earl of Worth a friend of the Regent and uite by chance their legal guardian Delightfully witty and romantic Regency Buck shows all the skills which made Georgette Heyer the most widely read and loved author of historical romanc. 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

review Regency Buck

Es in the world and which have made another generation fall in love with her all over againBut 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 mysterious guardian th. 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


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 ― but at least I'm e

  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 memory of Lady of uality is view spoilerthat it was a reworking of Black Sheep only with a really obnoxious hero hide spoiler

  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 of societ

  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 be

  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 a

  6. says:

    35 stars Reread for the January group read for the Georgette Heyer Fans group on GR We are attempting to read all of Ms Heyer's Regencies in th

  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 saying it wasn't funny I have yet to read a Heyer that wasn't However Judith will never know how many times I wanted to smack

  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 Wo

  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

  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 Brighton palace and lots and lots of tense standoffs between ward and ward ee COMPELLING

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