- File Size: 1037 KB
- Print Length: 296 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: LMC Publications (March 8, 2013)
- Publication Date: March 8, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BRLB37K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,074,578 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It really was a lovely story and the H is very honourable for most of the story and he treats the h very well. The h is a really good person and just wants to do her best for the H.
Apologies to those who know me but what irked me beyond speech was the constant bringing up of 'carte blanche'. Now let me say with the h's lowly upbringing (daughter of a vicar and now in service) it would be a realistic offer BUT the H offered marriage. So once these thoughts and feelings about carte blanche were said and done, why oh why does the author have to bring it back up? The villain (a bit too obvious for my tastes) managed to create doubts in the minds of the H and h about each other with his insinuations about mistresses etc. Randomly the H tells his mother (the infirm Dowager) that he thinks the h would've been better off accepting carte blanche from him as she isn't coping. I wanted to throw my Kindle. No honourable H of that time (as this author wrote the H to be) would ever speak about these things with his mother and especially out of the blue!! Just annoyed me so much.
Other than that I really, really enjoyed this story
When they go to Jerome's family home, Marianne must overcome her own feelings of inadequacy in the face of Jerome's daunting relatives and the spectre of Jerome's dead, gorgeous first wife. And then there are the mysterious incidents. Incidents carefully orchestrated to prey on Marianne's newness and insecurity in her new life. Incidents that are trying to make it appear as if Jerome is still in love with his first wife and Even though Marianne feels unsure sometimes, she doesn't let it overwhelm her into mistrusting Jerome. The two of them are sure that someone is at the bottom of the strange things going on in the house.
I was able to figure out who the villain was and even the motive. That's ok as this wasn't even remotely supposed to be a mystery, but the threat to Marianne made for a nice little backdrop to the romance.
What I do love most with Lynne Connolly work is that she does not end her story with they married and they lived together happily ever after, the wedding part is just standing point in her story, the plot bringing us further in the couple life.
Marianna Noble is a paid companion, she must do best with what little life gives, so when she finds herself wooed by two men at the same time, she struggles to accept it especially when one of them is an awesome widower, and everyone tell her to not set her hopes too high.
I loved practical but shy Marianna, she was at first overwhelmed by her new environment and new status but she was able to bring up her inner strength to do what must be done when previous ladies didn’t even cared for it. She is also smarter than many to accept blankly everything thrown on her path, she can deal but on her own terms.
Jerome Rivers is a the archetype of the lonely awesome bachelor, he wants nothing more than be left alone, and he lets it known. Until he was bewitched by the music of a shy unremarkable woman. She caught him from the deepest of his soul. For her, he will do anything to save her from a sad future. After a marriage of convenience, he thinks he owes the right of a love match.
All should have been well if it had been only the beginning of their happily ever after and not the first steps in the trial which will improve or destroy their love and faith in another.
The author added some protagonists to this romance, each with a certain personality, raising confusion and suspicion on who is who.
A wonderful love story of two awesome characters with a little bit of actions and suspense.
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