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An Unwilling Conquest Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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From the first meeting of Harry and Lucinda they are intrigue by each other. Later after becoming intimate with her, Harry decides that they should marry but Lucinda refuses because she wants Harry to love her first. However Harry has been burned in a relationship before and refuses to risk the same thing happening again. Lucinda soon despairs that he will ever express his love and starts to accept that her love may have to be enough. Eventually Harry explains that the manner in which he acted was to show proof of his devotion and love.
I found the hero too restrained for my liking, too impassive. Yes he appoints himself as her protector and thereby shows that he does care but he refused to show any emotions, except for annoyance. He does not romance Lucinda or does anything to show she is his world and that he needs her to make his life meaningful. What he says was proof of his love seems more more like proof of his possessiveness towards Lucinda.
Conclusion: Good plot, well written but not enough passion and romance.
THE STORY: Harry Lester is a rake with a new fortune and as a result the women of the ton are now after him in earnest. When he retreats to Newmarket for the races, he comes across an overturned carriage. He meets Mrs. Lucinda Babbacombe, a widow who is independent and self-assured. Although the attraction between them is immediate, Harry is determined to resist the snare of this virtuous widow. At the same time, Lucinda thinks that Harry may be the man for her.
OPINION: The Lester Family series is softer and gentler than Laurens more recent works. This is my favorite of the series because I like Harry who doesn't seem to have the stupid gene of the other men in the series. Although he is determined to avoid matrimony, he fairly quickly begins to change his mind because of Lucinda. He is even rational about how he has fallen into a pattern that Lucinda breaks for him. Lucinda is independent and strong and clearly has her life under control when she meets Harry. She sees the possibility of their alliance and goes after him. There is a side story of people trying to harm Lucinda that brings some drama into the story. Otherwise, this is really a good story of two people who actually work out their differences and build a relationship.
WORTH MENTIONING: This story introduces Lord Ruthven who is the hero of A COMFORTABLE WIFE.
FINAL DECISION: My favorite of the series. The story has drama but also is a sweet romance at the same time. This book is the first in the series that feels more like Laurens more recent books.
CONNECTED BOOKS: AN UNWILLING CONQUEST is the third book in the Lester Family series. The book can be read as a standalone.
STAR RATING: I give this book 4.5 stars.
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Nothing more to say, if it is Laura Stevens it is good and I read all her books, that's allPublished 4 months ago by Mary Enright
Never have I read a bad book by Laurens and this is no exception.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Yes please Stephanie, more of this, absolutely delightful, highly recommend, will you be doing one of George and Lucinda's stepdaughter, when they are older? hope soPublished 5 months ago by joyful
I really did not care for the book or the plot. Difficult to read and enjoy.
I always enjoy Ms. Laurens' books. They are captivating reads drawing you in with exciting endings.Published 14 months ago by Laine
Romantic cat and mouse tale. Who is winning who changes but with the usual dependable style and witty conversation the trip to happy ever after is a treat!Published 14 months ago by Donna S.
I really love all of Stephanie"s books. She is one of my favorite authors. I automatically get each of her books when I see one I haven't read.Published 15 months ago by Bobby W. Edwards