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However, I felt like Alex was a bit "love at first sigh In all fareness is more of a 3. However, I felt like Alex was a bit "love at first sight" with every girl and Cay changed him too much to be beliveable, because all of a sudden he could only look at her, but didn't feel real to me until the very end. Also at the beginning I couldn't relate to Cay because she was a bit dull, but she improved throughout the journey dressed as a man, so I guess I can say that man-Cay is better than women-Cay to me, and that's why is not four stars book.
The end with the reference to the paintings and that special pink one was a nice touch and brought the book closer to the four stars. Jul 18, Sidra rated it really liked it Shelves: When I was search for a light read at the bookstore. I just tried to find a Judith Mcnaught or Jude Deveraux or a Julie Garwood when I stumbled to this book amongst the teen vampire fiction and erotic books. But I bought it, and am glad I did. I loved cay - the female lead, and Alex - the male lead and their chemistry.
I am still laughing at their banter! Yes, it wasn't a perfect plot or narration, but it s When I was search for a light read at the bookstore. Yes, it wasn't a perfect plot or narration, but it served it's purpose as a light read. I forgot to mention, I also found it very, very sweet to realise which memory was the book named after.
Sep 26, Sha Mslvoe rated it really liked it Shelves: I found this book absolutely wonderful. This was the 4th Edilean novel I've read and I loved it. I laughed at the scene of Alex and Tim. Alex accidentally 'kiss' Tim when he thought Tim was Cay. My colleague stared at me and I believe they thinks I'm crazy: D The connection between Cay and her brothers wanting me more know about them. I hope that Jude Deveraux will continue her Edilean magic with the next generation Adam, Nate, Ethan and Tally because I cannot get enough of this family. If you want a lighthearted anf fun book, look for the Edilean'series by Jude Deveraux.
The author choosed to tell this little town's story with a mix of historic and contemporary books. The Scent of Jasmine is a historic one. Alex is an outlaw, determined to clear his name and Cay Harcourt is a sassy and strong willed woman with a desire for adventure. She is the only daughter amongst many brothers. Their relationship is If you want a lighthearted anf fun book, look for the Edilean'series by Jude Deveraux.
Their relationship is endearing but also a playful one. Alex and Cay with a little help or non-help of her brothers embark on a trip to non-charted lands. Along their journey, an atraction grows between them even though, they are too stuborn to realize it. They also learn many things about themselves. Cay learns how to deal with "real world" and to be self - reliant and Alex to enjoy life with simplicity and the big truth. Deveraux writes this relationship so well, Sometimes is comical and othertimes is serious.
But is undeniable that they belong together, There are suttle nuances, witty moments and feisty arguments. Long before the end, you will root for a happy ending. However, the ending was a bit rushed for a book that took several chapters to develop. Jan 13, April rated it really liked it Shelves: It is well written with depth and details.
It is the fourth in "The Edilean Series". It has mystery,betrayal,deceit,romance,heart pounding adventure, love,friendship,banter,humor,sweet sensuality, trust, and learning to know each other during times of extreme hardship. The plot flows easily and the characters are interesting,and entertaining.
The hero,Alex, is Scottish, handsome,accused of the murder of his wife,escapes prison, determined to learn the truth of his wife's death,strong and devastated by his wife's death,although they where only married for a few hours. She was killed on their wedding night,while he slept. The heroine, Cay, is beautiful, witty, strong, has a adventurous spirit,agrees to deliver a package to the escaped convict.
But things go wrong, and she and Alex is caught up in a quest for survival.
Cay finds herself being attracted to Alex,although she believes him to be "old and ugly",he smells of prison stench and filth. Alex, while trying to keep away from Cay soon finds himself attracted to her also. As they track through the countryside of South Carolina and the Florida Everglades trying to avoid being capture.
Alex is determined to find the truth about who killed his wife,why and prove his innocence. He enlists the help of his childhood friend, Cay's brother. Together Alex and Cay learn to trust each other and begin to fall in love. This is a fast paced, action paced,heart pounding adventure story of the journey from friend to lover,proving ones innocence,worth, and finding true love through difficult times.
I would recommend this book especially if you enjoy fast paced,adventure and love.
Dec 19, BecksBookPicks rated it it was ok. I liked the characters themselves in this book and the story line itself. A woman helping an escaped convict who was convicted of killing his wife. She gets stuck having to be on the run with him. It sounds good and enticing. Alex is a interesting male character.
He was strong willed and determined to clear his name. Cay was a sassy and sarcastic female who was a little too innocent when it came to the real world. The two characters passion I thought should have been jumping off the pages. Howe I liked the characters themselves in this book and the story line itself. However, for me that just wasn't the case. The characters were not even attracted to one another at all from the beginning. Alex wanted his name cleared and that was all he was focused on. Cay was focused on getting home and away from this ugly and smelly man.
Even after he finally bathed she was not attracted to him. The characters didn't have this want from one another that you would expect. They didn't feel drawn to one another.
Instead they were an annoyance to one another. It wasn't until around page that they finally shared their first kiss. Even when the characters were finally drawn to one another, I never felt the connection between the two. So, if you read this book for the romance aspect, it just wasn't there for me. However, as I stated the story line was good.
The sweet smell of jasmine is as good as valium at calming the nerves with none of the side effects, according to new research. The Scent of Jasmine has ratings and reviews. Vicki said: Alex McDowell and Cay Harcourt were adorable. They were so anti each other that it ma.
I enjoyed the actual story when I wasn't waiting for these two character to be together. A twist is thrown in at the end. The last pages of this book are packed with suspense and will hold you attention to see what might happen. Overall, this book is descent. I never like writing anything negative, but I think this book just wasn't for me. I know this is a good author, she has many books out and is well liked. So, I will just have to pick up another.
Dec 18, Melissa rated it it was amazing. A painter and a mysterious Scotsman? Oh yea, had to say yes to this book and I'm so glad I did! Cay is a woman who has several brothers who toughened her up a bit in her childhood and taught her to ride, however, she still lives the pampered rich girl life. She is asked to go in place of her uncle to deliver a horse and money to help an escaped prisoner, Alex.
Cay goes and as things go wrong, she has to flee with the convict with the law on their trail. As they travel to the destination Cay's un A painter and a mysterious Scotsman? As they travel to the destination Cay's uncle had in mind, the two get to know each other. Cay's infectious personality has Alex laughing when he thought he would never laugh again. Alex also infects Cay with his adventurous spirit. This isn't just a story of two people looking into each others eyes and falling so quickly the world spins.
Yes, there is love. Yes, there is sexy-time, but it is one based on getting to know each other and becoming friends before they became lovers. I really enjoyed their friendship and banter. You will also enjoy finding out how the title in this book came about. Apr 28, Louisa rated it it was amazing. I enjoyed this books. I loved the hoping around in time, the first book being around the present, the second in the past, then back again, and then back to the past. I particularly liked the books in the past, since they just seemed more rich with detail, and the stories had more to them then the modern day ones.
But I enjoyed all the books, I read them on my NY trip all but the last one, that's why it's week 20, too so they'll have a special place in my heart.
I loved how ther I enjoyed this books. I loved how there was all these connections between the familys, and the kids, and decendents, it was pretty cool to see, and how the author linked everybody, it was very interesting to me! The books were very good, and I liked them a lot, and I'd recommend then to anyone who likes one familys' journey, and all the people that they meet. Quando o seu padrinho lhe pede para ajudar um homem acusado de assassinato a vida dela muda de uma forma vertiginosa. Dec 26, Mary BookHounds rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the fourth book in the Edilean series that covers centuries.
I have not read any of the other books in this series, but I think this one can stand alone. I had no problem picking up with any of the background. This is an action-adventure historical romance set in the Everglades during and filled with lots of wonderful historical facts. I love authors who can combine fact with fiction.
Alex, who just broke out of prison is expecting Catherine's grandfather to meet him with a horse. In This is the fourth book in the Edilean series that covers centuries. Instead, he meets Catherine and decides to take her with him as he out runs the law. Catherine's three brothers chase after them and lots of wonderful chemistry ensues between Cay Catherine and Alex. This is a good way to pass a cold winter's night. Nov 25, Jill Jackson rated it liked it Recommends it for: Lovers of historical romance. Jude Deveraux is at her best when writing snappy dialogue between feuding lovers that find themselves thrown together against their will in implausible situations.
Happily, this novel makes full use of her talents. Cay and Alex are an intelligent and humorous oouple, making for an enjoyable ride as the reader joins them on a journey from South Carolina to Florida in The novel is part of Deveraux's Edilean series; a series that I have found greatly wanting in the modern-time stories of rath Jude Deveraux is at her best when writing snappy dialogue between feuding lovers that find themselves thrown together against their will in implausible situations.
The novel is part of Deveraux's Edilean series; a series that I have found greatly wanting in the modern-time stories of rather simplistic plots and characters, but which redeems itself when she goes back in time to the early days of America and further back into the family origins in Scotland. Historical romance and witty conversation ensures a fun and lightly amusing read for lovers of the genre.
I was hooked on this book from the beginning chapter. The storyline is great. I found it to be very interesting and with plenty of details. The characters are carageous and you fall in love with them as this story unfolds. You have a chance to really get to know Cay and Alex and understand them and that is one of the things I like the most about a good book.
At times the story gets a bit wordy but that is probably just me wanting to get to the best parts faster. I tend to want to hop right to th I was hooked on this book from the beginning chapter. I tend to want to hop right to the best parts because I get that I can't wait to see what happens and it tends to push me along to the point I can't put the book down.
There is plenty of mystery and romance in this book and is well worth the read. Apr 24, Jessi rated it liked it Shelves: It's and Catherine Edilean Cay is about to undertake a dangerous mission for her uncle helping a man escape jail. Alexander MacDowell has been accused of murdering his wife on their wedding night and when Cay shows up to help him out she's just supposed to deliver the horses and go they both get swept up in an adventure exploring the Everglades with Cay dressed as a boy, which makes it VERY awkward when the rest of the group realizes they are having an intimate relationship.
Devereaux ha It's and Catherine Edilean Cay is about to undertake a dangerous mission for her uncle helping a man escape jail. Devereaux has just been "meh" for me lately. Sep 25, Felicity rated it did not like it. This was possibly the worst book I have ever actually finished. It's sticky, cloying, unbelievable in every detail, completely ridiculously badly researched and all in all a truly horrible exercise.
Let's just say this: I am a Southerner, so I can say this: I don't like my history sugar coated, thanks. Also, seriously, it would take a whole lot more than three days to ride a horse from Charleston to the Everglades. I mean, come on. May 10, Regan rated it liked it.
Scent of Jasmine was a good commute read -- easy to pick up and put down during minute commutes each way to work and not get lost about where you were in the story. It is billed as a historial romance but except for the year being mentioned a few times there is really little to make his historical -- there's too much modern language and concepts to make that fly.
Cay and Alex seem more like older teens that twenty-something adults and more often than not they seem like junior high students Scent of Jasmine was a good commute read -- easy to pick up and put down during minute commutes each way to work and not get lost about where you were in the story. Cay and Alex seem more like older teens that twenty-something adults and more often than not they seem like junior high students.
That said, it's their immaturity that makes it seem like it would be a good read to introduce a teen or young adult to the romance genre. Jun 02, Ellie rated it it was amazing.