- File Size: 1976 KB
- Print Length: 363 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Virtual Bookseller (January 2, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 2, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007G25V6S
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #251,402 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Scarlet Bride: A Southern Historical Romance Kindle Edition
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From the Back Cover
Alexandra Thurston's opinion of the male species is as tainted as her reputation. Her husband disgraced her when he wrongfully accused her of infidelity, and then divorced her. Running from her shattered life, Alexandra spent five years in England vowing never to trust another man again. Now she's returned to Charleston, South Carolina, at her father's request, determined to reclaim her good name. But when she crosses paths with Connor Manning, the devilishly handsome plantation owner, she soon finds herself unwittingly caught in a compromising position.
... BUT COULD HE WIN HER WITH LOVE?
When he promises Alexandra's father he'll marry her for cold, hard cash, Connor's only wish is to save the family plantation. He never dreams that this spirited woman will capture his jaded heart, leaving him with a desire for more than a wife in name only. But he is all too aware that the glorious passion they share is built on the foundation of a terrible betrayal...unless he can convince her to forgive him for wedding her in deceit -- and that his undying love is true. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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Alexandra, the heroine of the story, is a vengeful whiney brat throughout the book. Her husband divorced her because he wanted to be with the woman he was having an affair with instead. In order to obtain the divorce he had to prove Alexandra was an adultress. This totally ruins her reputation, and she is bent on getting back at him by writing a tell all book.
Connor, the hero of the story, is a womanizing rake about town. He makes a bet with his best friend he can get Alexandra to sleep with him. Connor had been in love once before, but the woman he thought he would marry ended up marrying his former best friend. I say former best friend because Connor ends up sleeping with his friend's fiance and getting caught. Connor is a big winner, I say sarcastically.
Alexandra's father is a big control freak. He doesn't care about his daughter except for what she can do for him. What he wants from her is an heir to his banking fortune. He meets Connor and makes him an offer of major money if he will marry Alexandra and get her pregnant.
Alexandra is cold and unlikeable as a heroine. She never thaws. Not one time did she ever become a sympathetic character I could relate to at all. It was also extremely tiring and nerve grating annoying how often the author would mention the book Alexandra was writing. I can't tell you how many times "Hester's Revenge" was mentioned. I stopped counting after my eyes glazed over in boredom. The author made so many references to "The Scarlet Letter" that it was just pathetic. This book was in no way anywhere near the caliber of that classic, and it was insulting she even tried.
I'm deleting this awful book from my Kindle. It was so bad I couldn't even finish it.
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There's also a lot of use of casual or colloquial speech that I believe isn't an accurate reflection of the language that would be used in that time and place. It grated quite a bit