Oct 26, 2011

Review - No Proper Lady by Isabel Cooper

Posted by Rebs @ Book-Rants at Wednesday, October 26, 2011
No Proper Lady by Isabel Cooper
Released: Sept 2011
Rating: 3.75 out of 5
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 352
Sexual Content: A couple of sex scenes
Source: Purchased from bookdepository.com

GoodReads Summary:

England, 1888. The trees are green, the birds are singing, and in 200 years demons will destroy it all. Unless Joan, a rough-around-the-edges assassin from the future, can take out the dark magician responsible. But to get close to her target she'll need help learning how to fit into society.

Simon has his own reasons for wanting to destroy Alex Reynell, and Joan may be his perfect revenge. But as each day passes, Simon is less sure he wants her anywhere near Reynell. Because no spell in the world will save his future if she isn't in it.

My Thoughts:

Overall a good PNR read, I will probably purchase more by this author.

+ Story:

Loved the overall story line. I really seem to enjoy time travel books, and I'm glad I'm finally seeing some in the PNR and UF genres. I think in the past it's been more of a Sci-Fi thing, but lately there has been a lot more cross over in genres it seems to me.

+ Lore:

The demons and the way the dystopian future world that Joan was from was described well. There was enough info for me to imagine it in well enough detail. Since the story pretty much all takes place in the year 1888 there didn't need to be too much description of this and I think there was just enough given for the reader to enjoy.

+ Romance:

I liked that Simon and Joan held off getting together, even though it was obvious to both of them that their was chemistry right off the bat. I hate it when the main characters get together to quickly and I found the timing for this right on. Overall I enjoyed both of the main characters. Joan especially she was committed to her mission and she took all of the changes through time traveling in stride.

-/+ Side Characters:

I don't really have a good or bad opinion of the side characters I don't really have any complaints, nor do I have any over whelming love for them. They were just kinda there.

- Sexual Content:

It seemed to me there was a lot of thoughts about sex thrown in that really didn't need to be there. For example Simon is doing spells alone and the magic gets him all hot and heavy, I figured this would tie in later with some kind of sex scene but it doesn't..I just felt there were a couple of instances like this that weren't necessary.

Nit Picks:

The hero, Simon, seemed to think about his cock a lot. The author really seemed to like this word, as it's mentioned quite often. I didn't like that.

Favorite Part:

Joan learning how to be a lady, being from the future she didn't understand a lot of Victorian England's customs, but she took it seriously because she would do anything to complete her mission.


Appears to be a stand alone. But there is another book being released by the same author called No Honest Woman due out April 2012


KIKA on December 6, 2011 at 8:10 PM said...

Joan learning how to be a lady is quite intriguing! and I"m sorry I'm rollin over Simon getting all hot and bothered with the spells/magic and how he seemed to think of his cock a lot. oh geez. and that the author seemed to use the word a lot. Not my favorite word either :) thanks for the review!

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