Lady: Impossible

Lady Impossible Meet Lady Emilia Pembroke only daughter of the Earl and Countess of Silsbury Sharp tongued well educated and pretty she arrives in London to spend the summer with her flighty mother only to find a

  • Title: Lady: Impossible
  • Author: B.D. Fraser
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Meet Lady Emilia Pembroke, only daughter of the Earl and Countess of Silsbury Sharp tongued, well educated and pretty, she arrives in London to spend the summer with her flighty mother, only to find a new addition to the household in the dashing form of Blair Baxter Handsome, debonair and not yet thirty, this new butler scarcely fits the senior servant stereotype and seeMeet Lady Emilia Pembroke, only daughter of the Earl and Countess of Silsbury Sharp tongued, well educated and pretty, she arrives in London to spend the summer with her flighty mother, only to find a new addition to the household in the dashing form of Blair Baxter Handsome, debonair and not yet thirty, this new butler scarcely fits the senior servant stereotype and seems to harbour secrets of his own Before Millie can recover from the shock, her mother drops another bombshell twenty eight and unmarried it s high time Millie was sent to a matchmaker.The problem is, it s 2012, not 1912, and Millie sees little reason to rectify both her difficult attitude and her marital status It s only when her interest in Blair quickly gets out of hand that she agrees to be set up with charming investment banker Oliver Paten Pryce However, the spectre of family scandal remains omnipresent and, torn between rumours of financial strife and duty to her family, Millie is forced to face the perennial question is money the be all and end all Set during the Queen s Diamond Jubilee year, Matching Millie is a cheeky tale of love, sex, status and privilege, told with as much of Millie s clever, irrepressible wit as a Kindle can handle Formerly titled Lady Impossible

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    1. All the material possessions and money in the world are great, but if you don’t have love, are they really worth it?That’s the million dollar (or pound, in this case) question that Lady Emilia Pembroke seeks the answer to. She’s lived a life of privilege, has never wanted for a thing, but when she visits her family’s London home for a summer holiday with her mother, and meets her mother’s new butler…everything she thought she knew about her life gets turned upside down and inside out [...]

    2. Maybe 2.5 stars? I’m not even sure where to start with this book. It came highly recommended and so I went in with some very high expectations. To say I was let down would be an understatement. Lady Emilia Pembroke is the only daughter of the Earl and Countess of Silsbury. She is smart and pretty and hasn’t quite learned not to say everything that is on her mind. When her mother leaves the family house for their London home she is asked to spend the summer. Upon her arrival she’s greeted b [...]

    3. I absolutely loved this story and couldn't put down this book till 5am!I'm not surprised I'm so much in love with the writing and witty dialogues as this author always impresses me with the intelligence of her characters.Highly recommend!

    4. Absolutely LOVED this. I've been pining for a story like this for a while now and was so incredibly pleased with the story. More to come

    5. Five glowing shiny stars for this debut novel! A must read.Millie is a 28 year old British aristocrat full of wit, sarcasm and that enviable British self deprecation and humor that makes me love her so much. She comes to London to spend a few weeks with her mother right before the Olympics take place. Cue Blair, oh Blair!!!!!! How I love thee! To say you will fall madly, deeply and irrevocably in love with him in as understatement. He is quite the character and a perfect match for Millie. All se [...]

    6. I just skimmed the first page and had to put it back down so I can get some chores done today. I can already tell I'm going to get sucked into this one fast. The narrative voice is strong and funny. Two sentences in I was already laughing.

    7. I loved this. Well written. Fabulous characters. Insanely good banter. And the story was just so very good.

    8. This book. Oh this book!!! LOLOLOLOLI have no clue where the idea to write a historical romance in today's times came to Fraser, but I glad it did.I give you, Emilia Pembroke, Lady. 28 years old, back home for the summer from school. Millie is an experiment in social awkwardness if I ever saw (read) on. She says the wrong things, not because she doesn't know what to say, but because she has no filter. She almost always has a certain double entendre in her words and is sassy beyond belief.There [...]

    9. Well I have some complaints I've hardly slept the last two days and I'm going to be late for work today. Thoroughly enjoyed the story although now frustrated that there is to be book #2 and I'm guessing I'll have to wait sometime before I get to see what happens next. Shit! Is that the time? *dustcloud*

    10. I remember when Fraser had the plot bunny for Lady: Impossible about a year ago, and it’s so cool to finally have the final copy in my hands. I’ve been a fan of this author for a while. Fraser writes with incredible wit and humor, and the sexual tensionWOWSA! All of these things are embodied in this book. Plus I’m *obsessed* with Downton Abbey, so I appreciate Fraser talking about these upstairs/downstairs dynamics in a contemporary setting.While I do have some criticism of the two main ch [...]

    11. 2.5 stars, rounding up bc I'm feeling generous. It's a great concept for a story - hot butler & haute british society girl. Family strife, secret "interactions." But somehow it fell disappointingly flat. Overly wordy - I'd say 70% of this book is Millie's internal monologue. And she wants to be funny But Bridget Jones (or Jemima J) she is not. Not by a long shot. The "try" is there on every. tedious. page. Sometimes it's endearing (like it is with the sharply edited Ms. Jones) but mostly it' [...]

    12. 5 Shiny bright stars to the lovely B.D. Fraser and her debut novel!! I absolutely ADORED this book, and could not put it down!Millie (aka Lady Emilia) is a witty, sarcastic and rather sassy British aristocrat that comes to visit her mother in London for the summer. Lucky for her (and I do mean lucky), the dashing Blair Baxter is her mothers (and her) new butler. From that point on, Millie goes through an experience that would change her perspective forever about love, marriage, family and what's [...]

    13. I loved this author's Twilight fan fiction, so I was very excited to read her first published original work. I have to say that I was a little disappointed. The book is overly wordy and gets a little monotonous in parts. I love the idea of the plot, but it moved along a little too slowly. Also, let's be honest, Lady Emilia just isn't very likable. It's also hard to like Blair. I like strong men in novels, but he came off as petulant, whiny, and weak. We'll see what book 2 holds when it is releas [...]

    14. 5 READ IT NOW HEARTS! 5 READ IT NOW HEARTS!I know, I know…I very rarely begin my reviews with the rating right off the bat. That alone should tell you how much I FLOVED this book. It’s a gem, a treat, book nirvana…I could go on, but I think you get that it’s a book I’m highly recommending.You can read the rest of my review here: bookishtemptations/2013/04

    15. Amazing. Sexy. Witty. Hilarious.From the beginning scenes, B.D. Fraser hooked me in, and I couldn't put the book down. Great descritions, fabulous character depth, and crisp dialogue kept my interest and kept me laughing.The writing is fresh and flows smoothly. Quick paced throughout the book, the story ended all too soon.I look forward to the next installment. I need more of Millie and Blair!

    16. Snark! Heat!A contemporary view of what goes on behind the priviledged doors in London.Written in the First Person POV, we get to see what's happening, and what Lady Emelia is feelingr her mother's new butler.Hold on, this is a RIDE!

    17. **shrieks** THIS IS A SERIES?!The end was like having a door slam in my face. Displeased.Overall, very witty.

    18. Perfection. I wish I had written it. Londoners will love it. A reverse Mr Darcy. My favourite read so far this year in any genre.

    19. Disclaimer I love almost anything British (black pudding and kidney's excluded) and I love anything Posh & British even more.This is a wonderful book for adults about Lady Emilia Pembrooke, heiress, late 20's unmarried. When she's not a part time graduate student at St. Andrews she's one of those girls you read about in Tattler or Harpers Bazaar. The ones who are at the influential gatherings, with the right people from the right schools who all are related back to the Conqueror.Since her br [...]

    20. Lady: Impossible é um romance muito divertido, com uma personagem central muito original. Amélia pode não ser, até boa parte do livro, alguém em quem gostaríamos de nos espelhar, de ter como alter-ego. Filha de nobres ingleses, ela se vê em uma encruzilhada entre casar por conveniência, mesmo sendo com um ótimo partido, que, para falar a verdade, a agrada bastante ou apostar em seus sentimentos por um homem que, para falar o menos, realmente não está no grupo dos melhores partidos da [...]

    21. My rating.2.5 stars out of 5. Well, this one didn’t live up to my expectations. This is the story of British high society, socialite Emilia Pembroke. She comes from a long line of prestigious family; a family with money. Emilia, or Millie as her friends call her, has just left the family estate to join her mother in London for the summer. She’s surprised to find that her mother has hired a butler for the family’s London home; a potentially scandalous topic as butler Blair Baxter is not you [...]

    22. Meet Lady Emilia Pembroke, only daughter of the Earl and Countess of Silsbury. Sharp-tongued, well educated and pretty, she arrives in London to spend the summer with her flighty mother, only to find a new addition to the household in the dashing form of Blair Baxter. Handsome, debonair and not yet thirty, this new butler scarcely fits the senior servant stereotype and seems to harbour secrets of his own. Before Millie can recover from the shock, her mother drops another bombshell: twenty-eight [...]

    23. Reading Lady Impossible: Matching Millie, was delightful. It has both of two worlds in one book. I think it’s rare to have this kind of theme written. A fast forward version of Downton Abbey. This book might be about love, but its setting that made this book richer and flavorful to read.I still get the Regency romance flavor with the modern romance all over it. I can read the aristocracy and their intricate rituals and habits, yet also loose manners. A courteous courtship and rough sex scenes. [...]

    24. It did take me quite a while to warm up to Millie and by the end I'm still unsure if I like her all that much. Maybe I just find it hard to sympathize with the poor rich girl. Then again, she's on the brink of losing everything she's ever known and it's time for some radical life changes. I suspect it's possible I would have liked her better from third person, but we'll never know. She has a lot of growing up to do. On the other hand I really liked Blair. He's so conficted about their current si [...]

    25. I would probably give this book more like 4.5 stars. It's a bit of different premise. woman who has a thing for the butler. He has a thing for her, but he needs this job and holds her at arms length. It's not the rich man dealing with the poor maid. You get how Lady Emilia's and Blair's worlds are so different yet you understand the both of them. It did read a bit long for me. I think that this could have been cut down, and why it's 4.5 stars. I've been more picky about my books and this is wort [...]

    26. Right from the start I was laughing out loud and facepalming at the awkwardness of the main character, Millie, who has no filter whatsoever. I loved her interactions with Blair from the start. It was truly a delight to read (I tweeted my joy) and when I discovered that I had read some of the author's other work, I was dancing around the kitchen. Apparently we're not finished the story yet, there's mention of a sequel. Happy days!

    27. Great premise, but way too long with no resolution of issues. Alastair's arc was never fully developed and I felt let down by the need for a sequel. This could have been condensed without losing the humor or the plot; however Blair was very 2D, and I never really liked Millie or her mother. Sorry. I wanted to love this, like I loved the author's fanfic, but it just fell flat.

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