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I Thee Wed Mass Market Paperback – February 1, 2000
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This book had me interested from the very first page! I don't usually become involved until at least two chapters have finished, but the very first page of this book started off with a bang. As always, Ms. Quick set forth a mystery that intrigued the mind and stirred the senses. Amid this mystery, Ms. Quick expertly tailored two characters that were both passionate, intricate and well developed.
Emma is delightful! She is self-reliant, resolute and determined. She also was not quite as flighty as some of Ms. Quick's other heroines. Don't get me wrong, I really love all of Ms. Quick's heroines, but Emma struck me as the most level-headed and capable of all.
Edison is a nice change from the usual brooding, dark heroes in Ms. Quick's books and seemed to have a devil-may-care twist to his personality. It was nice to see a man, who though haunted by his past, had overcome it and still held a love of life.
Their relationship, though not quite as passionate as some, has a fairy-tale-like quality that is sweet and endearing. I loved that Emma and Edison were able to conduct a deep relationship outside of the bedroom. All too often romance authors lead you to the misconception that sex is all there is to love. Ms. Quick has never used this device, she always has her characters communicate on other levels besides the carnal and Edison and Emma pull this off quite amiably. I thoroughly believed that they loved each other and I enjoyed their chemistry.
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Enter the iconoclastic and fabulously wealthy Edison Stokes, who is on the hunt for a psychic potion and missing book from a secret mystical society he used to belong to. Turns out one villain has big plans for Emma, plans that make her a valuable assistant for Edison.
Edison therefore secretly hires Emma, and the pleasing, often funny, banter between Emma and Edison begins. A shocking development soon pushes their relationship deeper than either had intended. I Thee Wed is at its best when it focuses on their developing rapport. Author Amanda Quick is very good at creating entertaining dialogue.
I Thee Wed has well-drawn characters, humor, an engaging plot, and a believable love story (though I would have liked for it to have been more passionate), which makes for a pretty good read.
The only thing that took away from my enjoyment was the secret society storyline. It was not developed in a believable way so often took me out of the story. Vanza came across as a childish and simplistic society, when I'm sure Quick intended for it to have more substance behind it. As it was, I couldn't imagine why our hero had ever been a member of it. Furthermore, he certainly didn't act like anyone who had ever been a member of a mystical society-he did not have a spiritual bone in his body or spiritual insight in his mind.
This lack of credibility in the suspense portion did mar my enjoyment. I hope that Quick develops this portion of her stories more fully in the future.
Lady's Companion, Emma Greyson, finds herself employed by Edison Stokes as bait to draw information on "The Book of Secrets". One thing leads to another and their enforced partnership results in a HEA.
- Historical (Regency-ish) Romance.
- 5104 kindle locations.
- m/f - reasonably frequent, reasonably explicit.
- Various Quick books reference the followers of the legendary Vanza and Vanzagara. They each, however, stand alone. That said, the "Vanza" series are further linked through the hunt for "The Book of Secrets".
- Includes excerpt from "Wicked Widow" by Amanda Quick
A good story of different classes meeting to solve a mystery. Fun, enjoyable, readable. Some odd editing issues which suggest a bad translation from paperback to e-version. But overall a typically enjoyable Quick regency romance - nothing too difficult, but worth the time spent.
- Vanza -
1. With This Ring (1998)
2. I Thee Wed (1999)
3. Wicked Widow (2000)
4. Lie by Moonlight (2005)
The second detraction is that the hero and the heroine are involved in an association that drags with the pretense that there is no attraction and there is a power push-pull that gets a little old until the very end because each does not acknowledge the connection. At one point when the hero wants to search an apothecary shop late at night and refuses to let her accompany him. She threatens to go without him. No intelligent female, no matter how brave, is going to rattle through the slums of London on a foggy night, all alone. And in this book, the nights are always foggy. Since the "season" is generally in late spring/early summer that bit is a tad too convenient to be believable. I will admit that I prefer them to either acknowledge the personal relationship early and work together on the mystery while trying to keep the attractions from interfering, or to be that odd couple that knows what the other is thinking, just disagrees on how to proceed. This book is only one of a few that actually puts the heroine in trousers to climb in and out of dark alleys and climb through tunnels and so that is fun.
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Sort of part of a series, but only loosely linked. Basically a stand alone, and one of her better ones, I think. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Jan
I’ve read this book three times and I can’t believe it’s only now I’m writing a review. Amanda Quick’s stories are my go-to books when I need something I know will take me away... Read morePublished 1 month ago by LAS Reviewer
Truly a gifted fiction writer under all her names. thank you for all the entertainment.Published 9 months ago by B. L.
Love her books (most of them). This one was fun, had a great story that carried all the way through. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
's. Quick never fails to keep her reader engaged! I have read this book three times and it never gets old.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer