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- Print Length: 221 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: August 5, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00XWEPZK6
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- Lending: Enabled
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Aldridge was such a great guy on the one hand. However, he was most definitely a user of women to the extreme. Yes, he paid them well but some were wives and it was simply too much for me. In fact his strengths were weighed in the balance against his weaknesses and the weaknesses were much heavier. So, that pretty much hindered my enjoyment of the book. Then, the contest he and our other main guy, Hugh, involved themselves in was simply the icing on the cake.
Becky, our heroine, was not a "light skirt" by choice. In fact, she was the only admirable person in the book with the exception of some minor characters. Much of the storyline was unbelievable due to the fact she was accepted into the home of some lords and ladies who knew what she did for a living, seemingly without prejudice. Aldridge's mother's attitude towards her, although admirable, was also fairly unbelievable.
At some point, I suppose we are to expect the rest of Aldridge's story - the man who has fathered illegitimate children all around town, albeit being "kind" and "responsible" enough to place all his offspring and the women who bore them with other men. Yes, that sounds like the type of man I am looking forward to continue reading about - not!! In fact I nearly quit reading this book one third of the way in, but decided to forge ahead.
I enjoyed the fact that Becky found true love. She certainly deserved it. When she explained how she came to be in the business she was in, it was heartrending. I loved the way the author got the point across of where the greater responsibility lay for the downfall of many women and how Becky set Hugh on his ears. Yes, that part of the book was great but not sure I would ever read another book by this author. I just found it somewhat of a downer and I need lighthearted fare with lots of warmth.
Becky is known professionally as “The Rose of Frampton” is a highly successful courtesan who is the envy of the demi-monde (and half the married women in London) for having captured the charismatic Marquis. At heart, however, she seeks freedom from a life she didn’t choose, a normal life for herself and her daughter. When Hugh, Baron Overton, appears he is far from the stuff of dreams. How the two of them find first partnership and then love is complex, fraught with difficulty, and unexpected turns. Therein lies an emotionally rich story with a deeply satisfying ending.
Knight pulls no emotional punches. In lieu of the graphic sexual descriptions that pass for feeling in many books, she gives us instead the raw emotional interactions of three flawed people. She also manages to save Aldridge as a hero for another day. How on earth will she redeem him?
I had the good fortune to receive an advance reader copy of this book.
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