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From her shoe and picks her up puts her into his carriage and forcibly kisses her The whole time she protests To Risks Unknown loudly and without ambiguity And of course he justaughs at her Not realizing his identity she warns him that her guardian Lord Worth will protect her and he When You Look Up laughs at her again From then on whenever they meet he needles her about the kiss When they meet again he reveals his true identity installs the Taverners into a house of HIS choosing and refuses toet them have their own aunt stay as chaperone his relative will be chaperone instead Incidents ike stay as
CHAPERONE HIS RELATIVE WILL BE CHAPERONE his relative will be chaperone Incidents ike continue throughout the book Judith is a smart fashionable woman with good instincts and Lord Worth spends the entire novel manipulating events and people to make her do what he wants Two terrible instances spring to mind The Crown Prince is uite taken with Judith and at one point in the novel forces her to be in an isolated and closed room with him Her chaperone who Worth chose for her against her objections is off playing cards When the prince tries to take advantage of her in a scene novel to Heyer in its disturbing realism Judith is so overcome that she faints for the first time in her Any Girl Can Be a CandyKiss Girl! / Tea with the Birds / The G-SUS Gene life She is awakened by Worth who BERATES HER for embarrassing the prince Then heambasts her for being so foolish as to be in a room alone with him When she tries to explain that she couldn t get away he brushes off her objections The second instance is Scandal! less of a rape apologia and of pure insensitivity As part of his plan to expose Peregrine s would be assassin Worth drugs Peregrine and stuffs him on a yacht to keep him out of the way After he s been missing for a few days Judith begins to fear for hisife She goes to Worth repeatedly The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel literally begging him toook for Peregrine and he dismisses her fears as overreactions Despite the fact that someone really is trying to kill Peregrine and Judith herself has prevented at Pilgrimage (1920) least one of the attempts Then the real villain of the story shows up and convinces Judith that he knows where Peregrine is being kept Judith goes along for awhile but uickly realizes that it s a trap designed to make itook Shapely Ankle Preferrd like she has eloped with the villain Just as the scene reaches a fever pitch of ugly rape y connotations Lord Worth steps out of the shadows and punches the villain Then he and the villain take turns explaining the villain s dastardly plans There is no conceivable reason that Worth couldn t have clued Judith in to his suspicions or told her that Peregrine was safe Due to his high handed douchebaggery theove of his Sword at Sunset life spent days thinking that her beloved younger brother was dead then thought she was going to be raped WOW how ROMANTIC Given how intelligent andevel headed Judith is throughout the book I assumed Worth would eventually have a change of heart or realization that he has misjudged her and treated her badly But no he never suffers even a moment of doubt To me this book works very well as a close ook at upper class Regency ife and very badly as a romance 35 stars Reread for the January group read for the Georgette Heyer Fans group on GR We are attempting to read all of Ms Heyer s Regencies in the order in which they were written This is 1 first published in 1935 eep And yes it is a ittle datedThis was never one of my top favourite Heyers and this reread confirmed that I first devoured all of her books as an uncritical teen but these days I read them with a critical and analytical eye And now I s 45I didn t expect a book with this title you have to admit it doesn t sound very promising to be this ovely and wonderful If I were hard pressed to describe Regency Buck in only a couple of words then Heyer s Cronache della famiglia Wapshot livelier colourful and humorous version of Pride and Prejudice would have to do There are so many things Ioved here A bond between siblings both Judith and Peregrine and Lord Worth and his brother was always something a reader could rely on Peregrine s immaturity was depicted in a The Temple of the Golden Pavilion lightest way Judith s numerous prejudices were a bit annoying at times because even if you had no idea what was going on in Lord Worth s head you knew enough to trust him An uncomfortable theme was used in the book but it wasn t there just to spice the story up Certain actions caused despicable behaviour view spoilerThe Prince Regent trying to seduce Judith was disgusting hide spoiler. Rious guardian the powerful Earl of WorthOnce Judith hadooked upon the Earl as a protector and then as something far But now she was gown up worldly wise and prey to a chilling suspicion For Judith was not only a bewitching young The Secret Life of Birds lady but also heiress to a great fortune a bewildered creature trying to discover the difference between a man'sove and a man's greed Heiress Judith Taverner fights her oathing and her desire for the iron willed but handsome man who is her suito.
Characters Regency Buck45 twinkling sparkling starsIn my early days on the internet I was excited to find a Georgette Heyer message board I didn t New Penguin Cookery Book lastong there as most of the posters hated Regency Buck oved Lady of uality While Regency Bucks has it s flaws my memory of Lady of uality is view spoilerthat it was a reworking of Black Sheep only with a really obnoxious hero hide spoiler The one where our heroine and her silly brother discover upon their father s death that their new guardian is the sardonic Lord Worth And then everyone gets into social scrapesAlmost but decidedly no The heroine here is almost my favorite kind of Heyer girl witty perceptive cleverer than the men who are supposed to be her betters except for h This is Georgette Heyer s first Regency romance and has seen its fair share of criticism particularly of its hero the fifth Earl of Worth Julian Audley The beautiful heiress Judith Taverner and her brother Sir Peregrine are on their way to London in search of their guardian when they chance upon a aristocrat who gets entirely too familiar with the feisty Judith They soon discover that this man is none other than the guardian they had come to meet In spite of all the criticism I have read about this novel this is my favorite Heyer read so far spite of all the criticism I have read about this novel this is my favorite Heyer read so far several reas So I feel the great Georgette Heyer Splurge winding down here a woman can only take so much of the constraints of Polite Society before she hares off and immerses herself in gory urban fantasies with kickass heroines but at east I m ending on a high note hereJudith Tavener age 20 and her brother Peregrine aka Perry age 19 decide to eave the Yorkshire countryside after their father dies to enjoy the London season with their newly inherited wealth The only thing standing between Judith and Perry and a good time other than their country manners but ots of money does tend to overcome the snootiness of the ton are the The Contest of the Century limitations imposed by the unknown guardian their father appointed in his will since they re both underage But they assure themselves that they can undoubtedly handle what will certainly a retired gentleman in his dotage So armed only with their guardian s name Lord Worth and their undoubtedly very handy funds off they go to LondonOn the way they stop in a town to see a mill boxing match and have a few unfortunate encounters with a condescending gentleman who mocks them jokingly calls Judith Clorinda when she won t tell him her name steals a kiss from her and deftly avoids being challenged by Perry Much to their dismay once in London they find that this insolent gentleman is their guardian Lord WorthThe rest of the book deals with the battles between Judith and Lord Worth for the upper hand in theirovehate relationship she tends to react to every reuest or instruction from him by doing exactly the opposite and the series of near deadly mishaps that begin to befall Perry Judith is wooed by several fortune hunters as well as her cousin Bernard Taverner but it s not clear for a ong time whether Lord Worth her cousin Bernard or someone else is trying to get Perry out of the way so that Judith will conveniently inherit the family wealthJudith is an independent sort driving herself around in a high perch phaeton which most women of the time couldn t or wouldn t handle Lord Worth has a sardonic wit and a tendency to make provocative statements My name is not Clorinda snapped Miss Taverner I wonder that you should care to call up the recollections it must evoke If they are not odious to you How could they be said Worth You must have forgotten one at east of them if you think that She was obliged to turn away to hide her confusion How can you she demanded in a suffocating voice Don t be alarmed said Worth I am not going to do it again yet Clorinda I told you you remember that you were not the only sufferer under your father s Will Beau Brummel also makes a few cameo appearances to good effect Excellent Miss Taverner murmured Mr Brummel You are so apt a pupil that if I were only ten years younger I believe I should propose for your hand She The Real Dads Army laughed I cannot suppose it possible Did you ever propose to anyady sir Yes once replied Mr Brummel in a voice of gentle melancholy But it came to nothing I discovered that she actually ate cabbage so what could I do but cut the connection Regency Buck is one of the. After their father's death the brothers Judith and Peregrine Taverner travel to 1811 London to meet their guardian the Earl of Worth expecting an elderly gentleman to their surprise and utter disgust their guardian is not much older than they are Lord Julian St John Audley they both agree is an insufferably arrogant dandy But unfortunately for the orphans he is also the Fifth Earl of Worth a friend of the Regent and uite by chance their Model-Based Systems Engineering with OPM and SysML legal guardian Lord Worth doesn't want. Enjoyable Georgette Heyer books I ve read It s a comedy of manners with an understated romance andots of dry humor Maybe it was this understated witty humor that reminded me so much of Pride and Prejudice but I figure that any book that makes me feel Pour une branche de gui like I am reading something Jane Austen might have written clearly goes into the win column Minus one star for Lord Worth s highhandedness and Judith s stubbornness whicheads her to make some pretty idiotic decisions Judith gets uite impulsive and obstinate in her determination to not knuckle under to Lord Worth s instructions but even when she clearly would have been better off doing what Worth reuested you have to admire her determination in
THAT DAY AND AGE TO ORDERday and age to order own Medieval Intrigue lifeUnderstated is pretty much my go to definition for Heyer romances You get a smidgen sexier with Venetia or Devil s Cub but most of the joy in reading Heyer is found in her witty dialogue In defence of Regency BuckI have recently in a Georgette Heyer forum here on GR briefly addressed the perplexing nature of the hatred Lord Worth gets in comparison with other Heyer heroes and Judith too in comparison with other Heyer heroines but wouldike to take The Time Here To time here to extensively about it because reasonsRegency Buck was actually the first full Heyer I ever read the actual first was an abridged audiobook version of Sylvester but et s face it Richard Armitage s voice is impossible to resist At the time when I first read Regency Buck it never once occurred to me to hate either the hero or the heroine I thought the story was fun and my subseuent reading of every other Heyer I could get my hands on should attest to that And I menti Well This was a bit of a dud I don t know how to put this but frankly this was irritating I hate to say that when so many of my Goodreads buddies iked it but boy I have a problem with the characters I m not saying it wasn t funny I have yet to read a Heyer that wasn t However Judith will never know how many times I wanted to smack her She was so inconsiderate ungrateful and childish Do I The Ghost That Haunted Itself like ingrates Is it funny when a character is childish enough to do the exact opposite of what they are told for their own benifit Is it kind to just do what you want and not thin Judith and Perry ride to London to rock out and on the way they have a misadventure that ends with Judith getting her face kissed off by a grabby stranger Once in London they realize that the grabby stranger is actually their guardian SCANDALOUS HORRORS And what follows is an over detailed collection of cock fights a gaudy Brighton palace andots and ots of tense standoffs between ward and ward ee COMPELLING STUFF1 I was pretty disappointed by this Worth is a class A Asshole His inability to unbend and share even the smallest iota of his thought processes or suspic With any other hero I might consider this the best of Heyer As it was I was torn between hating Lord Worth and being swept up in the storyJudith Taverner and her younger sillier brother Peregrine have been recently orphaned and with spirited curiosity they decide to seek out their new guardian the high handed Lord Worth They are uite surprised to earn he is a young handsome man who is friends with the Crown Prince and the cream of society With his help the Taverners are rapidly enfolded into the bosom of high society But even as they enjoy great social success worryingly ethal accidents keep happening around Perigrineand Lord Worth seems to be involvedJudith and Beau Brummel are great characters and their friendship was the highlight of this novel I was enthralled by their attempts to both curry favor with and rebel against the society to which they are born Judith has an especially refreshing take on high society manners she understands which rules she has to follow to me a social success but refuses to take them seriously Unfortunately this is not the focus of Regency Buck Judith s contentious relationship with her infuriating guardian is Speaking of whichSPOILERS AHEADThe Taverners meet Lord Worth when he speeding along the narrow road at a tremendous pace almost smashes into
their ittle curricle He refuses to apologize or get down to see if they re ok When he runslittle curricle He refuses to apologize or get down to see if they re ok When he runs Peregrine ater he insults him again Then Lord Worth sees Judith by the side of the road she was taking a stone. The office of guardian any than they want him and is determined to thwart all their interests and return them to the countryBut when Judith and Peregrine begin to move in the highest social circles Lord Worth cannot help but entangle himself with his adventuresome wards Beautiful Judith Taverner had captivated all London society A bevy of elegant bachelors swarmed about her vying for her favors But then her brother suddenly vanished she was forced to seek the aid of her myste. .