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The Caress of a Commander (The Brothers of the Aristocracy) (Volume 2) Paperback – February 1, 2016
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"It becomes quite evident early on that there is more than meets the eye with these characters and their stories, and if the reader continues to scratch the surface and discover what lies beneath, it is a wonderful treasure to be found! ... Ms. Sande is a reliable source, perfect to deliver tempting romance, and a heartfelt love story mixed with light regency fun." - InD'Tale Magazine
About the Author
A self-described nerd and lover of science, Linda Rae spent many years as a published technical writer specializing in 3D graphics workstations, software and 3D animation (her movie credits include SHREK and SHREK 2). An interest in genealogy led to years of research on the Regency era and a desire to write fiction based in that time. A fan of action-adventure movies, she can frequently be found at the local cinema. Although she no longer has any fish, she does follow the San Jose Sharks. She makes her home in Cody, Wyoming. See more information about her books on her website: www.lindaraesande.com.
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The author , Linda Rae Sande, has taken the basic premise of the storyline, made the two male protagonists actual brothers, and the sons of a Marquess. While Will and Stephen Slater might be brothers, Stephen is the one who’s the bastard son.
Will is finally returning to London after eight years in the British Navy, along with his brother, who served on his ship. Will is eager to find the woman, Lady Barbara, who had pledged her love to him before he left to serve his country, but now has gone missing.
Unbeknownst to Will, Lady Barbara got thrown out of her father’s home seven for becoming an unwed mother to his son. Stephen has a wonderful time as a toast of the town because all the women think he’s Will. When Will decides to go searching for Barbara, who is now poverty stricken, he asks Stephen to pretend he’s Will.
Like any woman, Lady Barbara feels that since she’s not received any letters from her true love, that he’s now a lost cause and that she should forget about any possibility he will come to rescue her from the deplorable conditions she forced to live in. Just as you might feel if the guy you love, who’s serving in the armed forces and still alive, has suddenly stopped writing his weekly letters; you’ll probably feel he’s lost interest in you; as both of you will declare you’re no longer in love with him. But what will happen and how would you will if he returns as your knight in shining armor and rescues you from your plight?
At the same time, Stephen is in his glory with all the women believing he’s Will. But how will he explain his charade when he finds a woman he truly loves.
There’s two storylines in this book, one follows Will and other follows Stephen. But in both the same questions exists: Will love overcome the barriers which exist in both their lives? Will each of the brothers find the HEA they’re searching for with the women they love?
I’ve read the book, know the answers, but I’m not saying another word. For having given her readers about love possibly conquering all, I’m happy to give Ms. Sande and her book 5 STARS.
Stephen always knew his mother was an accomplished courtesan, but never expected to become more than a simple clerk. When his father recognizes him as his son and offers him an allowance, Stephen realizes he could take his place in society and possibly seek a wife. Before Will leaves town to look for Barbara, he asks Stephen to pretend to be him at the society balls. Stephen jumps into his new role with gusto, but when he meets a lady he wants for himself, he finds it a challenge to admit his identity. Meanwhile, Will finds the pampered Earl's daughter he left eight years ago in a completely different set of circumstances.
This was an enjoyable prince and the pauper style story. Following along with Will and Stephen's journey to find love was such a treat. From the beginning, the real standout to me was the friendship between the brothers. Their bond was real and their conversations always funny. It tugged my heartstrings to read Stephen's search for ties to his family in the beginning. Their respective ladies were strong women and made the entire read a pleasure.
The narration was well done, Michael Troughton's voice is a perfect fit for the brothers, and his accent is delightful. I received a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.
Barbara was forced to flee London as her father found out that she was pregnant but she never told anyone that will is the father. She has lived in a broken down cottage with her son Donald for the last couple of years. It has really been hard on them but she is has coped.
Will tracks her down and he can't believe that she has become so thin and a broken woman yet she is still so beautiful to him and he wants only her. It is even more of a blessing that he has a son and now they can be a family together. Barbara can't do this gain, she can't move back to London so Will makes sure that they never have to go back unless he wants. Do they get a chance at the life they were meant to have?
Stephen can't believe that he is in London and that his father has accepted him as his son, he will always be a bastard but that isn't that important anymore. He has realized that he has found the girl for him and he surprised as he isn't looking for a bride. Victoria is a breathe of fresh air, she takes risks and she wants a man that will love her and never keep her caged. Can Stephen be that man, should she take that chance? Stephen knows that only she can be his wife and he knows that they can be happy.
A great family story that ends well and made me laugh and smile at times. A great story for almost all ages as it is just a great interesting story that doesn't have a dull moment. I was luck to receive a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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