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Very enjoyable style of writing.The English author appears to have been meticulous in her research of the period, and is also clearly a horsewoman with excellent description of equine activity.Her ability to evoke the scenes described was detailed without being overly obtrusive so the pace of the story bowled along nicely A very engaging heroine and likeable leading man made this a very satisfying read Regency authors are frequently described as like Georgette Heyer but turn out to be nothing like this author however, really is reminiscent of GH style,wit and fun and I have no hesitation in recommending it [Free Book] ⚕ A Sense of the Ridiculous ♋ When A Prank Goes Wrong, Headstrong Squire S Daughter Jocasta Stanyon Wakes Up In The Bedchamber Of An Inn With No Memory Of Who She Is The Inn Is Owned By Widow Meg Cowley And Her Handsome Son Richard, Who Proves To Be Than A Match For The Unconventional Miss StanyonInitial Attraction Leads, Through Various Scrapes And Indiscretions, To Love, But Their Stations In Life Are Far Removed From Each Other And Fate Tears Them Apart With A Cruel Hand Forbidden By Her Father To Have Any Contact With Richard For Six Months, Jocasta Is Horrified When She Is Then Summoned To Receive The Addresses Of A Fashionable Stranger This is everything a historical romance should be The author writes with confidence and poise, using descriptive details to transport us to the Regency It s all here fabulous characters including a knee melting hero and spunky heroine , snappy dialogue, historical detail and vivid description I loved how King takes the time to elaborate on clothes, meals, and country events, in the very style of the time Not only that, it is also a page turner I was rooting for the couple from the moment they met, and anxiously waited to find out how they would end up together The ending, I believe, would have delighted Jane Austen herself and certainly her modern fans You won t regret buying this delightful romp of Regency romance It s truly a great piece of historical fiction with just the right amount of zing. The Other Way RoundJocasta Stanyon is twenty three years old, and with one unsuccessful Season behind her, her father, Sir Henry Stanyon, is keen for her to marry Lord Rufforth, whose land adjoins his Jocasta likes Rufforth, but finds him predictable and sadly lacking any sense of the ridiculous Her brother, Harry, comes home to rusticate, bringing a friend, the Honourable Archibald Collingswood, but casting a damper over the entire household, Jocasta and Harry s aunt, the Dowager Lady Harford Aunt Agnes , writes to say she is coming to stay for a week It is a very trying week, especially for Jocasta, and as her aunt is leaving, she dances around the coach on her gelding Grey Friar, dressed in boy s clothing Unfortunately, she then gives Grey Friar his head with the result that she takes a toss and is found unconscious by Richard Cowley, who mistakes her for a young lad Richard is the son of Meg Cowley, the owner of the Holly Tree Inn, and, of course, it takes Meg a few minutes only to discover the lad her son brought in is a young woman Strangely enough, Meg has also been nagging her son it is about time he got married.I do have to say here that Jocasta s behaviour in wanting to shock her aunt, and her behaviour at the Inn about night feeding of a filly, is so juvenile I lost all patience with her and closed the book for two days Our h gets her memory back but doesn t let on until the cat is let out of the bag when the Cowleys, Meg s parents, and Jocasta attend the ball at the Assembly Rooms and Jocasta comes face to face with Lord Rufforth She then tells Richard she is the daughter of the butler at Stanyon Court and even in the middle of telling a farrago of lies, she adds something because she always tries to be honest I almost gave up again, but persevered and I am glad I did, because they do make a very good couple and the dialogue is very witty, although the honours go to the H I think There are a few misadventures in the story, and one in particular, involving Richard, is actually quite a hoot.Now, our H is quite swoon worthy, handsome, muscular aren t they all , has a good sense of humour, intelligent, and is a real gentleman when it counts, oh, and he is pretty good at keeping our wayward h in line He is a decent, hard working man and has a particular look and smile that makes the h s knees wobbly.The author s descriptive skills, whether clothing, d cor, scenery, or food where did they put it all , are marvellous and not only aid in setting the scenes but add to the enjoyment of the story The story is well written I really like this author s writing style and edited, apart from using infer instead of imply , the dialogue is good, the settings, clothes, and manners true to the time, and did I mention that the H is swoon worthy The characters are well drawn and my second favourite, after Richard, is his maternal grandfather, Mr Chivers, who doesn t have a big role, but is wonderful in the role he has Not five stars for me because the h annoyed me so much, but an excellent four star A clean read. Such a great romance I tend to appreciate historical romances that fall on the erotic, rather than sweet, side, but this story dragged me in Jocasta and Richard are memorable characters with strong personalities, and the plot, while falling back on a trope or two, manages to be unique and interesting in a genre that often isn t Fabulous read. Great story Fab interplay between two main characters A good historical romp. The first time I read anything by Ms King was a few weeks ago when I was copy editing her story, Copenhagen s Last Charge, for a Waterloo anthology we are both involved in I kept telling myself to slow down, since I was supposed to reading slowly and carefully to find errors But I found myself so immersed in the story that I couldn t seem to slow down Disclaimer Copenhagen s Last Charge was copy edited by another person as well, so if anything was missed, it isn t entirely my fault However, the story itself is so compelling that not even the most draconian proofreader could fail to be captivated A Sense of the Ridiculous had the same effect on me This time, of course, I wasn t copy editing, since it was already published, but I have to admit I was hooked from the moment I met Miss Jocasta Stanyon A delightful hoyden heroine was never before invented, well, that I can remember, that is She s just as horse mad as her creator hi, Heather , but is just as comfortable in a ballroom, and can sew her own clothes as well She has her faults She s stubborn, impulsive,a bit spoiled by her adoring father, and she doesn t always tell the truth, although her untruths are faults of omission than outright lies.Hey, she s human.You can t help liking her She s also daring, witty, and ahem sometimes wears men s clothes.Richard Cowley, the hero, is a cut or two above the average innkeeper Well, at least half a dozen Most of the innkeepers I ve run into in my experience reading historical romances have definitely not been young, handsome, good natured, fun loving, and still loves his mother And his grandparents too No wonder our heroine takes a few liberties with the truth so that she can hang around a bit longer with the fascinating Mr Cowley and his delightful family.Read this story immediately You ll want to knowif the squire s daughter ends up becoming an innkeeper s wifeif the innkeeper decides to let convention hang and fly off to Gretna Green with his belovedif the squire s daughter decides to get even with her father by running off with the stable boyif the squire s son ever feels guilty about putting his passion for sport ahead of his responsibility for his sisterThat s all I m going to say You ll have to read the story to find out if any of those things happen, and you ll probably be laughing all the way through it. I loved this book This is quite possibly my favorite regency romance, ever The story is wonderful, engaging I could not put it down What really made this story enjoyable for me, was the hero I loved the heroine, Jocasta is very believable, but Richard wow A strong male lead, who is not condescending or an idiot, and whose only mistake is to be human He was a guy I could respect So many heroes in romances are not like this So many regency romance writers fail to capture a man of the era who is absolutely masculine and still truly respects the woman he loves One thing I wanted to share with other potential readers is that this book is sexy, it has the sex appeal that you re after when you read a romance novel, without having gratuitous depictions of it The whole thing is classy from start to finish and it was a wonderful read Exactly what I have been looking for in modern regency romances