[E–pub] (My Lady Vixen) by Connie Mason
Is supposed to be stunning naivety on the part of the heroine or sheer ignorance on of the heroine or sheer ignorance on part of the author Also Within minutes of introductions the heroine is addressing everyone by their first names and again this eally bugs me as it is just wrong for the time period Anyway the masked Fox approaches her in her cabin and tells her it will be either Penwell or him who will have her first She puts him off for all of one night before he beds her She doesn t exactly put up any struggle and in fact has a ather good time and nor does it particularly upset her afterwards The whole thing was extraordinary Alexa has warm fuzzy feelings about the Fox from then on Thereafter Adam takes her to his castle in Cornwall where he makes it clear he hates her but beds her solidly for 3 months The first scene there is feeble struggle but generally thereafter the h just comes across as a bit of a slut Generally he makes sure she enjoys it because he doesn t want to hurt her but on the last night he simply takes her without further ado and then abandons her the next morning Despite the fact that he hates her and treats her like dirt she is of course In Love Of course by this stage she is pregnant and when she is eturned home she doesn t exactly eceive a warm welcome Her father is furious and the fact that her fianc has broken the engagement and that she is an outcast from society seems to come a genuine shock to her This is despite the fact that she has been shagging Adam for the last 3 months outside of marriage and is pregnant to him and believes she has fallen in love with him Why on earth would Charles not have waited Her father tries to marry her off to a man old enough to be her grandfather who also tries to ape her but instead she uns away at 18 years of age with some jewellery and a bag of coins to find Adan s associate Mac who had actually participated in her kidnapping and known that Adam intended to ape her but had made it clear he would not help her but somehow has become her best friend I mean SeriouslyThey set sail for America and during the journey Mac pines with love for Alexa no one can esist her until he discovers her pregnancy He then decides to take her to Adam and hope that he will do the ight thing Of course they arrive at Adam s engagement ball to Lady Gwendoline and there is a big sceneEventually Adam agrees to do the honourable thing and they marry Alexa is embarrassed by her obvious pregnancy and Lady Gwendoline makes a point of being a first class b and continues to try and seduce Adam During this period the heroine also starts to espouse pro patriot feeling which is fairly incredible given that her father was allegedly one of the King s main advisors and she is a British aristocrat married to an English Earl Adam is also
associating with the Tories and apparently acting as a courier for them or so he tells Alexa it doesn t with the Tories and apparently acting as a courier for them or so he tells Alexa it doesn t take ocket science to identify his actual loyalties At the governor s ball Alexa makes an indiscreet comment and Has to leave Adam is feeling very andy because he d been admiring his wife s breasts earlier and when Gwen approaches him he kisses her and lifts her up with a view to having sex with her Alexa who had eturned for her eticule sees them and cries out in distress She uns away and trips leading to a miscarriage still birth Adam is guilt stricken as only he could be but makes the point he was only going to shag another woman in order to spare her due to her pregnancy He s a eal prince amongst menHe declares his love for her but she emains very depressed and so he arranges for an intervention by ta da The Fox Somehow Alexa has herself half in love with Fox and yet doesn t suspect a thing She then makes a dramatic ecovery and Adam disappears on mysterious business Mac turns up at her door wounded and she takes him in The next thing the militia are at the door and both she and Mac are apprehended and charged with treasonI should point out that I do not think that a noble woman helping a wounded man would have esulted in a treason charge and the whole scenario of putting a countess in a filthy cell and treating her like scum was not overly ealisticAlexa stands trial for treason and lo and behold Adam appears and gives evidence against her as one would expect of one s husband even though spouses were not compellable witnesses against each other at this time She is of course sentenced to death after all it is BR landAdam interrupts one of the jailers trying to ape Alexa but because he has brought the oh so charming Gwen with him he just pretty much kisses Alexa and says good bye A escue then takes place organised by the Fox and the fox and Alexa make love Only afterwards does she actually finally work out that he is actually Adam and then she decides to have her evenge with Adam by enthusiastically declaring her love for foxy He takes her to Nassau and then sails off back to his double life none the wiser Alexa decides that it is time to take matters into her own hands and that she will become a privateer As so common. Rivateering ship she succumbed to Adam's masterful seduction only to learn she had been nothing but a pawn in his game of evengeThe Vixen Driven by despair Alexa made a new name for he. Full eview at Smart Bitches Trashy BooksSo the basic premise is this Adam Foxworth s father died in a duel with Alexa Ashley s father because Adam s father was banging Alexa s mother and Adam swore evenge upon Alexa s father 15 years later Adam has some how become the Earl of Penwell and kidnaps Alexa from her own engagement ball after her fianc tries to claim his husbandly ights by force and spirits her away to his emote castle in Cornwall His intention is to uin her by banging her senseless for a week or so before delivering her back to her father uined in eputation blah blah blahThere are a lot of words in this book to describe not a lot happening I mean a lot happens but I distilled it down into a two page summaryLook it s idicAs far as consent issues go on a scale of Courtney Milan to Bertrice Small it s just to No no no What kind of a hero is this This book came out in the Bodice Ripper era of books And none of these books have aged well What was acceptable in the 80 s and 90 s is just not considered omantic now This one is not one of Connie Mason s that aged well I suggest Black Knight if you are looking for a good ead from this author I have to mention this because it drives me crazy Why can t the Kindle covers simply be the gorgeous over the top covers from the first printing Those mass paperback covers are amazing The Photoshop covers for Kindle are eally eally bad The plot of My Lady Vixen has a few tropes I m not the biggest fan of My interest isn t instantly piued about sea heroes like pirates or captains and I don t like heroes who have double identities either but My Lady Vixen is a great ead I enjoyed it as much as I did because Mason did fun and new things with the evenge abduction story and the double identity story that I haven t ead before Revenge is of a meet cute than the actual story of the plotAdam Foxworth is out to avenge the death I m a huge Connie Mason fan but this cheating hero was just too disgusting at times Heroine deserved better I was torn throughout on this one The author successfully engaged my emotions and enlisted my empathy for the heroine so I have to say I liked it on the whole But that s also why I was so frustrated through the story and why I eally needed to see the alpha jerk hero show eal honest emorse not just gee sweetie I m sorry I hurt your little feelings but a eal gut check that shows he s a better man The hero initially abducts the heroine as part of a scheme to avenge his father who was killed by her father in a duel when they both were very young He eckons it would be payment in kind if he took from her father someone he loved He plans to take the heroine ape her awhile and yes honey it s ape if she says no even if you manage to force her to eventually start esponding then eturn her shamed and uined to her father His best friend "A Decent Enough Guy Knows And Disapproves Of Plan "decent enough guy knows and disapproves of the he won t help her even when she begs Later this guy has the hypocrisy to be angry with the hero when her father casts her out and she s left pregnant Never is he angry with himself for not doing the ight thing and that s the problem all through the story view spoiler Time and again the hero treats the heroine like garbage aping her deliberately humiliating her lying to her about things that it s stupid to lie about for example if she d known about his true identity and sympathies she might not have said things that later nearly got her hanged Even in the very end he apes her again then brings a whore home for dinner to humiliate her so there s no eason to think he s changed just because he finally ealizes he was wrong about her Next time he misunderstands something he ll be trying to torture her again hide spoiler Ridiculous but bizarrely eadableOk at 100 pages in and it is self evident that the heroine is TSTLThe book opens with Lady Alexa celebrating her engagement to the drunken Charles who tries to force himself on her in the summer house This doesn t seem to upset her too much although she is ather grateful when Adam Foxworth Earl of Penwell interrupts and apparently saves the day Adam however has An Ulterior Motive And Kidnaps ulterior motive and kidnaps h and brings her on board a ship captained by the famous privateer aka The Fox who is mysteriously never present with Adam Do you see a possible connectionAnyway Alexa is told that she will be taken as Adam s mistress and then eturned to her father as used goods all for the purposes of Revenge It turns out that Alexa s father had killed Adam s father as the latter had been sleeping with Alexa s mother who then kills her self in grief Pet gripe Alexa s father is called Sir John which means he is a knight and so she would not be titled as Lady Alexa which is a pretty basic editing mistake Adam s grand plan doesn t seem to cause Alexa too many ualms as it is obviously not her fault and when ever she eturns to London her fianc will marry her and there will be no conseuences for her in society So she might as well have a good time in the interim I don t know whether this. The Lady Possessed of an innocent ethereal beauty Alexa Ashley knew nothing of the burning hatred Adam Foxworth felt for her familyAbducted by his men held prisoner aboard a notorious ,
Of women of the time she then bleaches her hair dons evealing manly clothes and become the Lady Vixen scourge of the British navy Seriously When her ship is damaged she puts in to a safe harbour on a near by island The fox is also there and he tries to get it on with her They have a duel where the prize is her virtue and of course she looses so that Fox Adam gets to shag her and she is outraged because she thinks he doesn t know her identity he does and that this means he s an unfaithful lout The English attack her ship and she is captured and thrown overboard Adam escues her and their secret identities are evealed to each other The vixen is left to a watery grave so as to protect Alexa s identity They decide that she will eturn to his savannah plantation under a hidden identity of his mistress Katy but that he must continue to court and possibly have sex with the not so charming Gwen In fact Gwen catches on and eveals all to the powers that Gwen catches on and eveals all to the powers that and the militia capture Adam but creepy Charles who s now obsessed with the Vixen kidnaps the now pregnant Alexa and blackmails her into staying with him on the basis that he will save Adam s life as well as her unborn baby s life It appears that the author is unaware that they do not execute pregnant womenAnyway for the book to go on for another 100 pages it is time for the Big Misunderstanding Accordingly Charles has Adam brought to Alexa on the basis that Alexa must not disclose that she is pregnant and must make Adam believe that she is Charles willing mistress He promises that he will let Adam go free afterward but actually plots to have him killed Alexa goes through with the whole thing she is after all TSTL declaring that she is Charles mistress not true and Charles has promised not to touch her whilst she s pregnant and Charles had a good grope in front of Adam just to prove the point Of course Adam is escued by his men but he now hates Alexa and swears evenge Alexa manages to escape Charles house one day and discovers that her father is dead and she is his sole heir Soon after the war with America comes to an end and so Charles is no longer able to blackmail her with disclosure that she was the Vixen She leaves him but is distraught when he tells her Adam is dead She has a baby boy called David who she eferred to throughout as Davie I mean eally she s supposed to be an English aristocrat Adam turns up and after 3 days in London decides that now is the time to break his marriage vows and has sex with a prostitute He then finds his wife and there is a further forced seduction scene He doesn t believe her and because she has hidden Davie in the country for some unfathomable eason and efuses to disclose his existence further stupid easoning which in eality is only there so as to create further grounds for misunderstanding he treats her like dirt He brings the two prostitutes into her house for dinner and then after leaving one of the women back apparently without sex he then breaks Alexa s door down and violently apes her hurting her Two minutes later he gives a brief apology and then he makes wild passionate consensual love with her SERIOUSLYAlexa goes off
ON VISITS TO THE COUNTRY TOvisits to the country to David but doesn t disclose her purpose to Adam and he becomes jealous so he takes up with the prostitute again still no sex Eventually he ealises he loves his wife and chases after her with a view to killing her lover David only to find it is his son that they all love each other and go merrily off to bed together The end Absurdly crazy Plot and I can t honestly say that I actually liked any of them by the end but I couldn t put it down Set in 1763 mostly in England this book was one of the worst historical omance books I have ever had the misfortune to ead In hindsight I should have thrown it in the trash long before finishing it but being a fan of this author I could not believe the premise this one took and thought it would turn around It didn tThe main male character Adam was a complete asshole that never edeemed himself His character started out with him on a mission of evenge for something Alexa s family did and she knew nothing about He kidnapped and aped her over a period of a month or two with the sole intention of getting her pregnant and dropping her back on her father s doorstep Alex abused her To make matters worse Alexa s father who adored her kicked her to the street So much for unconditional parental love She ended up going to America to seek out thejerk % AKA father of her child All the while Alex has been having sex with another womanIt just got worse Adam had sex with different females including a prostitute Treated Alexa like dirt and she LOVED him This one sent my tolerance meter through the oof Alex should have been taken out and shot along with dear old dadAnd what the heck is up with using hh that have names so much alike Blah DNF on page 314 Just can t get into this book The story is too idiculous without being fun It is a very good story and the writing was beautiful but all the men are trash. Rself as the boldly seductive mistress of a ival ship and dared to challenge her lover at his own game Stroke by stoke kiss by kiss she would teach Adam just how sweet evenge could be.