“The second book in the beloved Carsington series is just as good as the first. Rupert is the 4th of five sons, and the one that the family has labeled “different”, although his father has been known to call him an “idiot.” It’s not that Rupert isn’t smart; he just sees the world in his own way....”see full review » see other reviews »
“3.75”lawless wrote this review Thursday, November 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The second book in the beloved Carsington series is just as good as the first. Rupert is the 4th of five sons, and the one that the family has labeled “different”, although his father has been known to call him an “idiot.” It’s not that Rupert isn’t smart; he just sees the world in his own way. Even after being thrown in an Egyptian jail (unjustly, of course) his calm composure stays the same. He is saved by the lovely widow Daphne Pembroke, who is searching for her missing brother.
This starts an adventure that neither ever imagined, but both rise to the occasion, facing murderous hordes and venomous vipers, all the while collecting a following of new “family” members that seem to adopt Rupert and Daphne, whether they agree to it or not. There is almost a slapstick feel to some of the humor as the gifted Daphne struggles to remain unruffled at Rupert’s sometimes absurd comments and observations, with the added obstacle of her attraction to him. Her frustration only encourages Rupert to continue, although to his credit, most of the time it isn’t on purpose. His thoughts are mostly of Daphne naked, but pyramids and mummies and a cantankerous donkey seem to get in the way of ever happening.
The secondary characters are fantastic; their hysterics and meddling both aggravating and endearing to Rupert and Daphne. As foreigners in a foreign land, they must depend upon others to guide and advise them on their journey, most of the time with interesting and entertaining results.
Rupert is a fantastic Romantic hero, swooping in to save the day while admiring Daphne’s mind almost as much as her body. It takes a genius like Daphne to see that the man labeled as a fool by his father is anything but. It’s a great story and worth the read, and reread.
“I really loved this book, the writing is so funny and the characters delightful. I usually don't enjoy books written that take place in Egypt, but this was definitely the exception”Pattigr wrote this review Thursday, November 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very fun, just what one needs for a Mummy fix. A little adventure, a little hieroglyphs, and a little lovin'.”smog wrote this review Wednesday, October 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Such a wonderful book. The adventure, the setting, the relationship and conversations... just wonderful. Plus one of my favorite heroes.”Marcella wrote this review Thursday, June 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Mr. Impossible is, by far, my favorite of the Carsington series. It's HILARIOUS. Simply wonderful. Our heroine, widow and scholar Daphne Pembroke, is brilliant and headstrong, yet remarkably down to earth. Our hero, Rupert Carsington, is unbelievably handsome and hilariously dim (on purpose). He's the sort of man that says ridiculous things with the sole intent to set people off. Why? Because it makes things terribly interesting. When Daphne hires him to help her find her kidnapped brother in the deserts of Egypt, they end up on an incredible journey that takes them into pyramids, tombs, jail cells, and boat quarters. The chemistry between these two is fantastic. Their dialogue had me seriously rolling at times. Rupert is, by far, one of my favorite heroes created by Ms. Chase. He's the brawn while Daphne is the brains, though Daphne comes to learn there's much more to Rupert than what he lets on. And Rupert is forever fascinated with the ever-intriguing Daphne. They're a brilliant match for each other.
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“I loved that the heroine was an intelligent woman with a hunger for knowledge and that her brain was one of the main things the hero loved about her. She was a strong, smart, and spunky lady determined to conquer her fears. The sex scenes don't dominate in this book which is fine. An adventure romance set in Egypt. 3.5 stars.”Kira O wrote this review Sunday, January 23, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved the exotic setting in Egypt, just when I was beginning to tire of romanced set in London.”Asya S wrote this review Monday, October 25, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No