The Randwick family is as noble as any but lives in greatly reduced circumstances. When Loel Woodbine, Duke of Marche and heir to three fortunes, makes an. Title: Madcap Masquerade Persephone Roth, Author: IsmaelFunderburk, Name: Madcap Masquerade Persephone Roth, Length: 4 pages, Page: 1, Published. Read Madcap Masquerade by Persephone Roth by Persephone Roth by Persephone Roth for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad.

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But can Marche and Valentine fool London society while dealing with an accusation of murder and the distracting fascination between them? Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. The characters are staid and predictable from their declarations of love to their overly wordy dialogue.

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There’s a cartoon-ish, mustache-twirling villain, whose schemes are unrealistic and implausible. So, if you don’t expect much from this book, you may even like it ; At about the one-third point I thought things were getting a little preposterous and I was feeling annoyed, but I kept going. All the above notwithstanding, the sex scenes were certainly warm enough to satisfy, while somehow remaining faithful to the feel maswuerade the rest of the writing. It reminds me of actual Victorian romantic novels I haven’t read.


It was hard not to smile whenever they showed up. Jan 09, CB rated it it was amazing Shelves: This final resolution wraps up all the problems with a predictable bow even as the antics of all involved are over the top.

Then, I looked at the cover: I’m not a voracious reader.

Madcap Masquerade by Persephone Roth

Open Preview See a Problem? Jan 08, Sue rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 02, Shawn rated it liked it Shelves: He takes her into the rotg, locks the door, loosens her corset and realizes that she is really a he.

Vague things mentioned once and not followed up on, etc. This is a rather typical book with typical characters and a typical plot. About halfway through the story, the characters take an abrupt change when Valentine starts to have a rapier wit, sharp tongue and clever intelligence that has been completely lacking up to that point. I enjoyed royh elaborate descriptions of clothing, food, and interior decorations.

It’s like the author couldn’t decide what kind of book this was–tense murder mystery, super sappy bodice-ripper romance, madcap comedy caper, action-adventure story, gay erotica, or legal drama, and went with all of the above with very mixed results. Here the characters start as very classic and familiar stereotypes. Considering the villain is very flat without much to add complexity to the character, this ultimately ruined the story.


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The prose is wordy, awkward, and uninteresting while the characters are very classic stereotypes with only outside influences to create artificial tension. Those were perwephone in the style of the times described in the book.

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It was funny, it had adventure and romance, it had everything. It seemed, that everyone around them was so content with that situation and happy for the two lovers, that they absolutely forgot that those two lovers were both men. Did Murdmont kill Valentine’s dad or Not?

Yes, the entire thing was waaay too main-character-power-driven, and Valentine’s like thiiis close to being a Mary Sue YMMV; some may think he’s tipped over the edgebut I went with it and I thought it was fun and stuff. No eBook available Amazon. Something about the calling cards made me think it was Regency.