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For Your Arms Only Mass Market Paperback – November 24, 2009
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“[A] rich and passionate tale.” (Romantic Times)
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He'd never been shot by a woman . . .
He was once a distinguished army officer, a man of honor and heroism. But that was before Alexander Hayes was wrongly accused of treason. Forced to abandon everything he held dear, Alec became a spy for England in an attempt to clear his name. His latest commission sounds simple: locate a retired soldier gone missing. But it also sends him back home, to a family who'd thought him deadfor five years—and a woman who'd like to shoot him.
Everything Cressida Turner's ever heard about Alec tells her that he's a traitor of the worst kind, and yet this enigmatic, infuriating, and utterly captivating man may be the only person she can trust—and the only one who can find her missing father. With nowhere else to turn, she reluctantly joins forces with Alec, unprepared for both the dangerous secrets that threaten them and the relentless passion that drives them into each other's arms.
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Top Customer Reviews
Hero Alexander Hayes was believed to be killed at Waterloo. Instead for the last five years the man has been a spy for His Majesty. He left his name behind after it was believed that he was a traitor. Alex feels his only hope at clearing his name is to spy and hopefully win the good opinion of his superiors who will vouch for his character. When Alex's brother dies, he must reclaim his name and return to the estate.
Heroine Cressida Turner lives very near Alex's estate with her older widowed sister, her grandmother and a servant. They are poor and desperate as their father has been gone for months and not sent back money for their support. Cressida writes to an acquaintance of her father hoping for some answers. Her answer arrives in the form of Alex who has been given this last mission, to assist Cressida in finding her father.
Cressida is taken with Alex and then she acts rather foolishly and illogically, she contemplates whether she will accept Alex's help, even though she and her family face some dire circumstances. This made little sense as Alex was specifically sent to help her find her father. She allows her emotions to rule her common sense.
The other part of this story which was a bit confusing was Alex's past which is told in flashbacks. I wondered why he was not immediately tried for treason as soon as he returned. It takes a while to understand why he is not hanging from the gallows.
What works well in the novel are the portions where Alex and Cressida work together to find her father.Read more ›
He comes back home after being accused of treason and his family thinking him dead for years. He has a mission to help Cressida find her father and the way everything unfolds is great!
I don't agree that some others found her too forward sexually. She just isn't a virgin like you read about most times. I like her.
I really enjoyed this book and you can't really do anything wrong when you are looking for an entertaining Regency romance and pick up a book by Caroline Linden. FOR YOUR ARMS ONLY is no exception to the rule. You won't be able to put down the book because you want to solve the mystery of who is behind the incriminating correspondence that blackened Alec's name. Alec and Cressida are both lovable characters. He is the wronged hero and she the heroine who is desperately in need of some love. Sometimes Cressida's behavior seems to be a little untypical for the time and age of the time period the book takes place. But if you can oversee this small thing you are in for an overall good story that will entertain you well. I am looking forward to read more of Ms. Linden's book.
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At the same time, Alec is assigned a missing persons investigation in his hometown. A former sergeant who is father to two local women has been missing for several months and Alec is asked to locate him. It becomes clear to Alec that the missing father is involved in some suspicious activities. As Alec searches for the truth, he finds himself more and more attracted to the oldest daughter, Cressida. But he refuses to get involved with any woman until his name is cleared. This may prove a difficult promise to keep, for circumstances soon find them living under the same roof!
I enjoyed this book. The mystery kept me turning the pages, there were many moving passages, the dialogue was well written and the build-up of sexual tension was excellent. Alec was a wronged hero who was easy to root for and Cressida a deserving heroine who was long overdue for love. Both were intelligent and resourceful.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This one was hard to finish. I wanted to like it, but it just wasn't happening for me. I can't understand why the heroine was so distrustful of the only person who was willing to... Read morePublished 24 months ago by classielynn
This was a fast paced read and I loved it.The characters were great and it felt real as far as family reacting to each other. I loved all the ins and outs. Read morePublished on October 8, 2013 by Nancy Luebke
I found the story to some what slower paced but that was due to the objective and for it to be a woman's point of view it made sense. Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by jess
Tortured war heroes aren't the easiest of men to love, but add in a charge of treason, and you have a man that finds it hard to trust and confide in others! Read morePublished on November 18, 2012 by Alohabookworm
It arrived before deadline and in good condition. I would purchase from them again.Published on January 31, 2010 by M. Martin