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Someone to Honor (The Westcott Series) Mass Market Paperback – July 2, 2019
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“A strong, compassionate heroine and a hero who learns to appreciate his worth discover the true meaning of love in this tender, perceptive, and infinitely entertaining romance that delightfully continues the saga of the unconventional Westcotts.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“…Poignant, heartrending, hopeful, and quietly profound, the latest exquisitely written installment in Balogh’s Regency Westcott series is another sure bet for the author’s legion of fans as well as an excellent introduction for new readers to Balogh’s effortlessly elegant and superbly romantic brand of literary magic.”—Booklist (starred review)
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- Publisher : Berkley (July 2, 2019)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1984802372
- ISBN-13 : 978-1984802378
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Best Sellers Rank: #234,099 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There are now so many people in this family and it makes it difficult to follow a scene. She includes all of them.
This book had very little love story. It was just the same cast of characters reiterating what happened in previous books over and over.
Abigail Westcott is excited to see her brother Harry when the family arrives at their childhood home. She hopes to convince Harry into letting her stay with him after everyone else returns to London. She has no desire to participate in the season and has basically given up on the idea of marriage, as she has never met a man who inspired any desire in her. But all that changes when she meets Gil - and mistakes him for a servant. A half dressed, large, very masculine servant...
After their initial disastrous meeting, they form a truce of sorts and then an unlikely friendship, Gil finds himself telling her thinks he has never told anyone and she finds herself attracted to him in a way that she has never experienced before. When Harry suggests they marry to help Gil regain custody of his daughter, she surprises everyone, including herself, by agreeing.
This book was gentle read, there is really no action, intrigue or drama. There is absolutely nothing at all keeping Abby and Gil from being together and it is impossible for me to tell you when they "fell in love". But despite that, I did like the story and felt like it was a nice, if somewhat placid, uncomplicated, addition to the series.
*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that was provided to my by NetGalley and the Publisher.*
My other problem is that the Westcott clan has grown to an unmanageable size with the series. There were too many side relatives to begin with (too many middle aged aunts, two redoubtable old grandmothers) and the many previous protagonist couples simply can't have their own individual character shown with the very short cameo roles they play in the grand cavalcade, of "the family rallying". It is also unrealistic that there are no conflicts whatsoever among the various family members: Anna and Avery, Camille and Joel, Wren and Alexander, Viola and Marcell, Elizabeth and Colin and all the aunts and grandparents, step-relations and the children adopted and born in the younger generation coexist in a happy pink fluff among the clouds. It was a very good point that the series starting event of the previosu Earl of Riverdale's bigamous marriage coming to light changed this family from being starched up and focusing on propriety to accepting all new members no mater their society status, origin or reputation - I liked that. But it made things almost too easy for Gil - he only had to accept what was before his nose all the time to be fully includedin to the fold.
This made the book a little low on angst and drama, but still a warm and hopeful and gentle story which I enjoyed. I look forward to Matilda's story (soo to be out) and Harry's as yet unwritten one - but then, I hope, the author moves on to a new field to explore.
This HR has zero romance. Zero tenderness. What it does have is a H who marries the h to win a legal battle to get his kid back from in-laws (seriously?), and a h, 10 years and a lifetime of experience his junior, who wants to get laid so she marries this belligerent, selfish, emotionally unavailable ass so he can do just that. He pretty much shits on her at every turn, she takes it, he apologizes, and then bangs her. She isn’t good enough to love or respect, but she’s okay in the sack, and a means to an end, so hello, abusive relationship!
There is precious little decent HR being published anymore, and this story and this H are the worst of it. THE WORST.
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What you get with Mary Balogh is a deep and moving picture of a very real relationship developing from dislike,attraction then practical need. I thought both characters were believable and well drawn.
I find the family relationships a bit hard to keep up with but I mind if let them wash over me as part of the background.
I see Matilda s story is next .Me Balogh is one of the few well respected historical romance authors who addresses mature love stories and they are a real pleasure to read. I look forward to the next chapter!
FIRST REVIEW HAVING READ A QUARTER OF THE BOOK
I love Balogh books and have read every single one - 90% brilliant and 10% not but still better than other writers in this genre. BUT Someone to Honour is not holding my attention -- okay I've read only a quarter but I've not hurried to finish chores so I can get back to it. My mind has been drifting. Drifting with Mary Balogh! I don't dislike the hero but nothing warms me to him either. And the heroine is .. well .. blah. I will, of course, finish the book and will come back if suddenly I am uplifted into the Balogh stratosphere. I really hope this happens. I've given it three stars so far but will reassess after finishing it.
Regency authors churn out series after series of dull boring books and hope that readers will buy them all. Every Regency these days has to be in a series, it has to name check every other character in the rest of the series even though they don't actually feature in this book, and it has to repeat plot events that happened in previous books in the series but which are not relevant to this story. I counted - at one point in this book the author drops in 16 characters in 2 pages! A few pages later and she drops another load of characters - none relevant or necessary! Boring as hell. Loads of background info dumping throughout. Tedious in the extreme.
It is soooo boring. There is no spark between the characters, no humour, nothing. The dialogue is flat. The hero is a humourless boor. The heroine knits. That is about the sum total of the excitement.
This is the first Mary Balough book I have read and I think I chose badly. Not sure I would read another of hers if this is an example of her writing.
Someone said she was the Georgette Heyer of the modern Regency Romance genre. Nope. Not even close on this showing. I have never returned a Kindle book before but I am seriously considering it with this one!