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Author:
Betina Krahn
ISBN13:
978-0553565225
ISBN:
0553565222
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Publisher:
Bantam; 1st Printing edition (August 1, 1994)
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Historical
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1993 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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678

Through a sweet flurry of limbs and covers, as he drew back to dispose of the last of her garments and inhibitions, the sound of voices reached them.

Through a sweet flurry of limbs and covers, as he drew back to dispose of the last of her garments and inhibitions, the sound of voices reached them. At first neither paid much heed; both her chemise and his control were sliding. But the sounds increased and finally intruded on their idyll.

You are without a doubt the most loathsome man who ever walked. She was in no mood to have to explain why she had interceded for him. She wasn’t even sure herself, though she feared it had something to do with that wretched kiss and with the peculiar ache she had felt, watching them haul him away. She still had feelings for hi. erilously near the surface

Betina Krahn lives in Florida with her husband, two sons, and salt-and-pepper schnauzer. The Last Bachelor, is set in a much different time during the Victorian Era. Our protagonists are very well drawn and come together for the battle of all battles

Betina Krahn lives in Florida with her husband, two sons, and salt-and-pepper schnauzer. With degrees in biology and counseling, she has worked in teaching, personnel management, and mental health. She attributes her positive outlook on life to having married an unflinching optimist and two great-grandmothers named Pollyanna. Our protagonists are very well drawn and come together for the battle of all battles. Lady Antonia Paxton is a young widow who was orphaned as a teenager, placed under her uncle's guardianship and left at the mercy of his disreputable friends.

Krahn, born Betina Maynard, is the second daughter of Dors Maynard and Regina . In January 1983, this book was bought by Zebra. The Princess and the Barbarian (1993). The Last Bachelor (1994). The Perfect Mistress (1995). The Unlikely Angel (1996).

Krahn, born Betina Maynard, is the second daughter of Dors Maynard and Regina Triplett. In January 1983, this book was bought by Zebra The family moved to Minnesota, and Krahn began to write full-time.

From award-winning New York Times bestselling author Betina Krahn comes a beguiling new romance brimming with her signature wit, timeless sensuality, and thrilling romance-as desire proves to be a great equalizer. Daisy Bumgarten isn't thrilled to be trying to catch a duke's attention while dressed like a flower pot caught in a swarm of butterflies. But, after all, when in Rome (or in this case London society).

The Last Bachelor book. Betina Krahn tackles the "The Woman Question" in Victorian England with great humor and a classic battle of the sexes. SHE CREATED A STIRSome found her ingenious, others diabolical.

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About The Last Bachelor. One of the genre’s most creative writers. Krahn has a delightful, smart touch. Her ingenious romances always entertain and leave readers with a warm glow. Remington Carr, a rakish earl and London’s most infamous bachelor, matches wits with Lady Antonia Paxton, a lovely young widow who has made a career out of assisting destitute women marry well by trapping eligible bachelors in compromising positions. She is sure to keep readers happily engrossed in her protagonists’ struggles to discover what makes a man, a woman and a marriage

1994) (The first book in the Mistress series) A novel by Betina Krahn.

1994) (The first book in the Mistress series) A novel by Betina Krahn. A romantic and humorous tour de force that reads like a Victorian Era "Hepburn and Tracy. When Lady Antonia issues a wager to Remington Carr, he readily accepts-believing he can turn the tables on the beautiful young widow and avenge her schemes that have spelled the end of "freedom" for a dozen renowned bachelors. Genre: Historical Romance.

Remington Carr, a rakish earl and London's most infamous bachelor, matches wits with Lady Antonia Paxton, a lovely young widow who has made a career out of assisting destitute women marry well by trapping eligible bachelors in compromising positions.
  • I had previously read one other book by this author - The Husband Test and found that story interesting and very unique. The Last Bachelor, is set in a much different time during the Victorian Era.

    Our protagonists are very well drawn and come together for the battle of all battles. Lady Antonia Paxton is a young widow who was orphaned as a teenager, placed under her uncle's guardianship and left at the mercy of his disreputable friends. An elderly friend of her father's offered her protection by asking her to marry him. She was left very well off when he passed and now spends her time promoting a better life for women who find themselves all alone in the world.

    During the Victorian Era, there was apparently a period in time when there were many, many single women and just as many single men who simply didn't want to take on the expense of a wife. There are some notes about this period in the back of the book. To further complicate matters, it was yet against the law for men to marry their deceased wives' sister(s). It was also a period when women began to press to have their voices heard through the Suffrage Movement and other avenues.

    Antonia is a matchmaker - not for the money, but because she truly wants to help women, who would otherwise be destitute, find husbands. Since the blurb lays it out, I won't be spoiling anything to tell you that her manner of finding these husbands is somewhat funny. She is a master of catching her matches naked together and then basically demanding the guys do the right thing by marrying the ladies. Of course, this eventually turns on her and the ladies, but not until we have a lot of fun from the sidelines.

    Remington Carr, the Earl of Landon is known in the House of Lords as one who stands strongly against marriage, stands for women working and for the suffrage movement. However, he goes at it bassackwards so to speak, because he comes across as being against women, not for them. Somewhere in his past, he's obviously been taken advantage of by women who expected him to foot all the bills and apparently he's had enough. When the male half of Antonia's "victims" catch Remington at White's at the wrong or "right" time, depending upon your point of view, he agrees to take on the "Dragon of Decency" in a battle of the sexes. It remains only to set her up, which is done quite nicely in a large public gathering, where Remington and Antonia make a two week wager with Remington agreeing to come and work in traditional women's roles at Antonia's home wherein she will attempt to "win" the wager by reforming his thinking on "women's" work. If she is unable to do so, he will have his turn.

    There are some truly fun and interesting parts. We're taken through two weeks of Remington working like a dog, peeling potatoes, dusting furniture, cooking, shopping for groceries, even wearing a corset to prove to him how heavily women are burdened down with clothing. For Remington's part, he has plans of seducing Antonia if he can only get her separated from the household of women who live with her.

    Let me state very clearly - Remington is one sexy hunk of a man and we soon learn he has the potential to be very sensitive to the needs of others, which makes him all the more sexy - Yes, Maam! Antonia is a passionate young widow who finds it nearly impossible to ignore the hunky Remington in the physical sense. There are rather erotic parts that I simply rushed through because they were a bit too much for me. But, the book as a whole isn't simply a book about two people jumping into bed together. Not at all. In fact, I found it to be very educational relative to both women's and men's roles during that period, especially when we are privy to a large type of department store where men are employed as salesmen. The way"commissions" worked and why was a real eye opener. Thankfully, we've got a much better system going in this day and age.

    Okay, so this review is getting too long, but I am going to immediately read the next book in this series. Betina Krahn is an excellent writer.

  • I loved Ms. Krahn's nun series, but the mistress series just wasn't for me. It was funny, but no where near as humorous as her other books. To me it just seemed a bit flat.

    It also felt way to far fetched. Granted this is fiction. It's fantasy right? Things are suppose to be a little over the top, but this was just too much for me. No woman would have acted the way the heroine did during that time.

    The hero's actions were also questionable. I don't feel a man at that tine would have ever lowered hisself to do the things the hero did. It just felt fake. So, I kept being pulled out of the era.

    I never felt the love between the hero and heroine. I did feel a lot of lust, but no true love. I'm not even sure they truly liked each other. They did share a mutual respect but that was all.

    With that being said, it was well written. No noticeable editing errors. I'm not at all saying its a bad book. Just not the book for me.

  • Betina Krahn has a winner here. It is so well written, it could serve as a model for the writers of romance. She is fast becoming a favorite author of mine with her detailed, well crafted stories. This one is yet another worthy installment. And, at 500+ pages, she gives you your money's worth, taking time to develop what other authors would give short shrift to.

    Set in London in 1882, a beautiful young widow, Lady Antonia Paxton, occupies her time with saving widows and trapping gentlemen into marrying them by using their own perfidy against them. When a bachelor seeks to take a young widow's virtue--albeit a woman he's ostensibly been courting--Antonia follows them and, interrupting, forces the man to do the gentlemanly thing and marry the girl. With 13 marriages to her credit, the men of White's club in London become concerned. They decide they must see the Dragon Lady of Matrimonia brought down, and what better man to do it than Remington Carr, Lord Landon? A confirmed bachelor, handsome as Lucifer, who advocates the vote for women and sending "surplus women" off to work to earn their keep, he is antimarriage. Antonia, on the other hand, believes marriage a noble state and the salvation of many a widow. She offers Remington a wager...two weeks of women's work to change his mind about a woman's place. And if his mind isn't changed, she will do two weeks of a man's work. He accepts the wager thinking to seduce her, but Antonia has her own plans.

    Krahn had me laughing out loud when Remington put on a corset (after all, how could he do work as a woman does without having to bear the restrictive garment?). You will be amazed at the history contained in this seemingly light romance. It isn't really light at all. It's a meaningful tale of what widows suffered in Victorian times, when they were raised to be wives and mothers but were left bereft with no way to earn income. Remington is an intelligent rake you will come to love and Antonia is a woman we would all want to know...a woman with a kind heart and a good mind who crafts devious plans to prove the damn men wrong. Even Queen Victoria supports her. Remington and Antonia are well matched and in an ironic twist will end up advocating each other's positions. The story is detailed, historically accurate and charming. I highly recommend it.