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- Print Length: 220 pages
- Publisher: Lyrical Press (January 5, 2015)
- Publication Date: January 5, 2015
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00M0174GU
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- Word Wise: Enabled
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Thomas Ashby has been a groom at the Danes estate since he was a boy, and has enamored with Monica for almost as long. He knows he isn't a suitable match for his master's daughter , despite the special bond he and Monica has always shared. Not to mention the undeniable attraction. As Monica re-enters the world she left behind Thomas sees it as his final change prove himself as worthy. He will show Monica a life and love she won't want to give up.
This read was filled with such exquisite opulence it was as if I was being transported back in time , a time when romance was pure elegance. Right from the start of the read my heart was pounding with excitement to the point where it would literally feel like it was about to burst of simply jump out of my chest. Yes, I kid you not the excitement was that powerful, this is after all a story written by one of the best romance authors in the world, so it was no surprise, just extremely unhealthy for my poor heart that had to try and keep up with the remarkable magical pace of this read.
There was conflict and I do mean real, in your face, cannot be overlooked conflict, none of that dull this is so boring it;s not even real conflict stuff. No, this author brought her A -game when it came to the conflict. I was hanging onto each and every single word , and I literally wanted to be right there to get in on the action.
The settings in this read were simply put, absolutely, freaking spectacular! I have always said I wish I lived in another time period, a time when romance had elegance and true meaning, a time when ballgowns where the start of your dreams coming true when looking in the mirror. The author dropped me right into the middle of it all. I could smell the elegance, I could touch the richness, I could hear the exquisite heartbeat of a world set in a time that sadly has been lost.
The characters, were mind blowing, I loved Monica. Her fighting spirit left me with a huge smile on my face and thinking " That's it, you go girl!" Thomas was my weakness, I fell hook, line and sinker for this hero, not because he is the absolute prefect example of a true gentleman but because of his feelings for Monica and the manner he uses to try and convince her that he is good enough for her. I wanted to tell him to keep pushing, to keep fighting , and to never let go, and of course I was over the moon with delight and squealed like a happy child on Christmas day when the man proves he is never and I mean never going to give up.
From the remarkably crafted settings, being transported back into time, falling in love with the hero, rooting for the heroine, till the absolutely prefect ending to an incredible read, this read had everything I could wish for when picking up a romance book. It's the romance read of the century !
I highly recommend this read for all fans that wish to step back into time and travel on the journey of epic romantic proportions! Rachel , your talent is endless and I cannot wait for the next masterpiece to hit the shelves !
5/5 star review
" She's about to step into the performance of a lifetime, but will the ending be the one she's always desired?"
** Copy provided in exchange for a honest review
Monica's journey back to Biddlestone and everything that unfolds from there was just brilliant. Not only was she reunited with her mother and sister, but she was also catapulted back towards Thomas, her father's groom, who, quite simply, was delectable. Everything about this man was masculine and Rachel's descriptions of him drove me wild! Broad, rough, jaw usually set in that determined way that passionate men have, he was the perfect hero in this story. Rachel's storytelling of Monica's and Thomas's past was spot-on, and the chemistry that had been between all of those years before was still very much present. It was torturous for me, as the reader, to read about the sexual tension and feelings between these two characters. What made it even more enjoyable was that Rachel switched the narrative between Monica and Thomas the entire way through the book, which gave me a fantastic insight into how each of the characters were feeling, and also into what they were thinking. It was so bloody exciting, and the tension was constantly fizzing in the air and I just couldn't get enough. Thomas was such an incredibly loyal and loving man, which contrasted perfectly against his hardened exterior. His love and care for Monica went so deep that I could barely breathe whenever he spoke or thought about her. It was beautifully romantic and I seriously wanted something to explode between them, just to clear the air! Besides Thomas and Monica, Jane also stood out to me as a brilliant character to add to the plot. Being the younger sister, she seemed more innocent and subdued to Monica, and there was a clear shine of innocence about her which I found endlessly endearing. Their mother, on the other hand, was someone who Monica did not look forward to seeing again.
Set in the Victorian era, What a Woman Desires was fantastically descriptive, the language and settings highlighting this perfectly. I loved how the characters spoke, how they acted and dressed, and the emphasis on social boundaries was kept at the forefront of my mind right the way through. Rachel did a fabulous job of whisking me back in time, and I really, really enjoyed my reading of this book.
Becca's Books is rating What a Woman Desires by Rachel Brimble with FOUR GORGEOUS CUPCAKES! Despite it not having a lasting effect on me, I can say that I really enjoyed Monica's story, in it's entirety, and I hope to read more of Rachel's work in the future. Her descriptions of Biddlestone and Marksville house easily transported me back to a time which I've been fascinated with ever since I can remember. Rachel, thank you so much for the chance to read What a Woman Desires, such a talented author with a clear talent for historical romance.
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