His Rival's Daughter Kindle Edition
An Amazon Book with Buzz: "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah
"A timely novel highlighting the worth and delicate nature of Nature itself." -Delia Owens Learn more
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- ASIN : B07XMD7294
- Publication date : October 21, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 4044 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 341 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,151,427 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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I did enjoy the first half but just too much back and forth he is mine , she is mine amongst most the characters it was too soap operish to me in medieval style. Even though it wasn't my favorite I do still recommend giving it a try the characters do stay true to their personality and feelings.
The hero is not a tortured hero but a blinded by infatuation hero. And yes, in the process he caused the heroine hurt. There was no infidelity in terms of sexual relations, only emotional ones, which added to the drama. He married the heroine and went on a journey of falling in love only to be pulled back to his old love when she got “hurt”. The innocent heroine is mature and smart. She handled herself well and she showed backbone during the times it really mattered. There was more than one villain. So the twists and turns made for a good story. The love story was not overshadowed, though. I gave this four stars because I went on a journey of almost truly hating the hero and the villains but come the revelation part I felt it was lacking in comeuppance for the villains and groveling for the hero. I just felt the need to have a journey of redemption after the wrong done. There also some revelations and closures that needed to have been done. The story should have another chapter or so for this. The story was begging for an epilogue (or was it just me?).
I truly enjoyed reading this book and I am looking forward to other books in this series by this author. Please write about the brothers of the hero and the heroine’s brother.
This was more of a bodice ripper than I usually read with much ado about a certain “large manhood,” but I gave it a go anyway. Sigh.
Elizabeth de Vere lives a bleak existence as the only daughter of a minor lord. Mostly ignored by her father, she looks forward to the day she can make her own choices when she is informed she is to marry the handsome but abusive Sir Humphrey in order to align their Houses. Feeling trapped like a rat in a maze, Elizabeth looks for any avenue of escape, even if that avenue is the arch nemesis of her powerful father.
William Stafford is out for revenge against John de Vere, Earl of Harmton, who stole not only his lands and title, but also his beloved, Jane, who is set to marry de Vere. What better way to avenge his losses than to seduce and wed his only daughter Elizabeth?
What started as a dual plan of escape and revenge turns into something else - something that smolders and sparks like the embers of a fire. Elizabeth, an innocent in the ways of men, starts getting all the feels when she is with William, while he, against his wishes, feels himself reacting to her in ways he never felt before, even with Jane.
So I was very conflicted when rating this book. I felt it had an extremely strong beginning and middle, but somewhere around the last 20 percent, the story devolved into something trite, predictable, and bizarre.
I was eagerly devouring William and Elizabeth’s trials - the jealous obsessions of Humphrey; the evil vindictiveness of Jane - but then it got to be a bit muddled. Endless battles on horse to rescue/snatch up Elizabeth abound. William becomes an unbelievable jerk in some moves which do not at all fit within his character. Everyone seems to be cuckolding everyone else. There is betrayal and misunderstanding and poisoned wine and some greasy lip smacking. The romance scenes left me wanting, and I won’t even waste time on the more intimate scenes *snore*. And honestly, my favorite character was William’s brother, James. He also happens to have the best kissing scene, too.
I really, really wanted to continue liking this book toward the end as much as I did in the beginning. But the ending seemed rushed, and that’s about the same time everything else started to go downhill.
Suffice it to say that were I Elizabeth, William’s “large manhood” would be needing some Advil about now.
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: Adult for detailed onscreen love scenes, nudity, and some attempted sexual violence.
Top reviews from other countries
I thought the female villain Jane was great, much better than the standard male villains. However, there were too many unanswered questions, especially regarding Edward's behaviour towards Jane when he catches her in all these lies.