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My Dearest Enemy: A Loveswept Classic Romance [Kindle Edition]

Connie Brockway
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Connie Brockway’s novel of unexpected love begins with a series of letters between a world-weary adventurer and the beautiful suffragette whose passion calls him home.
“Dear Mr. Thorne, For the next five years, I will profitably manage this estate. I will deliver to you an allowance and I will prove that women are just as capable as men.” Lillian Bede is shocked when she is tapped to run the affairs of an exquisite country manor. But she accepts the challenge, taking the opportunity to put her politics into practice. There’s only one snag: Lily’s ward, the infuriating, incorrigible globe-trotter Avery Thorne.
“My Dear Miss Bede, Forgive me if I fail to shudder. Pray, do whatever you bloody well want, can, or must.” Avery’s inheritance is on hiatus after his uncle dies—and his childhood home is in the hands of some domineering usurper. But when he finally returns, Avery finds that his antagonist is not at all what he expected. In fact, Lily Bede is stunning, exotic, provocative—and impossible to resist.
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From the Author

Remember Pillow Talk?
I didn't realize until after seeing that old Rock Hudson/Doris Day chesnut on the late show a few nights ago how similar it is to my own recent release, MY DEAREST ENEMY. And it is! Set in late Victorian England, my book is about a man and a woman who have never met face-to-face but who have been forced into an unlikely written correspondence by a dead man's manipulation. Both are masters of repartee and both more than willing to use that talent to verbally score off the other. As in PILLOW TALK, their antagonism is exploded by instant and intense physical attraction when they finally do meet. Unlike PILLOW TALK, right from the beginning they know exactly who each other is and just what giving in to that attraction means: the loss of the estate both spent years hoping to attain. It's a story about finding your heart's desire the enemy camp. I hope you get a chance to read it. Please visit my website to read an excerpt from MY DEAREST ENEMY as well as my other Dell! books. Enjoy!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3582 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 044022375X
  • Publisher: Loveswept (8 Dec. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #165,753 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming Read 11 Sept. 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
My Dearest Enemy was the first of Ms. Brockway's books I have read - but I am now a thorough convert! Along with 'As You Desire', this book is one of my favourites, not being quite so 'dark' as say, All Through the Night or The Passionate One (although both excellent, compulsive reading).
I love her writing style which is intelligent and poetic. The underlying theme of the book is the long-established relationship the two central characters developed through several years' correspondence, and is such an imaginative tool that the reader is drawn in at every page.
HE is heroic but vulnerable, SHE is independent to the point of self-destruction! And the fact that they are both attractive (most especially to each other) but seemingly unaware of this, is so well-scripted by Ms Brockway, that she avoids the usual cliches. One never gets the 'I've-read-this-all-too-often-before' feeling reading one of Ms. Brockway's books. I also love the thread of humour which is cunningly woven into the book, without diluting the strength of the story.
I found I didn't want the book to end, but couldn't wait to find out how the love affair would progress! Read and thoroughly enjoy! (More than once I should think!).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, Truly Wonderful 22 July 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I'm slightly disappointed with this book. I loved All Through The Night and As You Desire, rereading them often, and I waited every week in bated breath when this book came out. Then when I read it at first, I groaned. "This isn't as good as the others!" I exclaimed.
But I was wrong. This book is not like the others, because it is different. Each Brockway book tells its own story, and this one tells of a love so quaint and sweet I couldn't help but to love the characters.
Avery Thorne was my kind of guy. Sensitive, intelligent, shy, yet so dependent on, he is such a wonderful character. His letters and Lily Bede's make me chuckle aloud, and when they finally meet face to face, sparks really fly.
This book lacks the sensuality of love scenes typical of Brockway's books, but the tenderness and warmth are intact. The characters are vivid and fully drawn. Lily and Avery are so funny, so happy, so alive together it is hard not to succumb to smile and laug! hter seeing them fall in love.
My only complain is that Lily took too long to realise who she was in love with, but all in all, with beautiful prose, wonderful characters, humour, and love - this book is a keeper.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down! 27 Aug. 1999
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
I read this book in one evening -- I just couldn't put it down. Very funny and touching. One of the best romance novels I've read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amusing wit 18 Feb. 1999
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
Excellent storyline. The letters themselves were very witty. Could read this novel many times and still chuckle.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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"My Dearest Enemy" is an original and highly enjoyable love story set in late Victorian England. Avery Thorne receives a letter from his uncle upon his death about the strange and disappointing will he has left behind. Mill House, the Thorne family's country estate is the only thing Avery wanted since he was a child. According to the will he will not be able to inherit it for five years during which period it will belong to Miss Lillian Bede. Avery is furious. Who is Lillian Bede? A suffragette without a family who fights for women's rights and who believes that women are just as capable of doing things as men are. He clenches his teeth and decides to go travelling around the world until he can claim his rightful inheritance.
Lily Bede is shocked and surprised by the unexpected will, she is not even a relation but she takes up the challenge and vows to prove her beliefs about women. She starts sending allowances and reports about the estate to Avery and even they have never met their correspondence becomes the essence of their lives during Avery's adventures. Their letters are masterfully witty, intelligent, sometimes ironic and humorous but also breathtekingly beautiful and compassionate between the lines. When Avery suddenly arrives home to meet the exceptional writer of the letters face to face both of them are surprised and their attraction is inevitable. Lily is desperate to keep control over the estate and to hide her growing love from Avery. She has never been in love before and her painful childhood stands in the way of their happiness. Avery is a world-weary adventurer who finally came home to settle down on his beloved estate.He tries to follow his strong code of a gentleman and he tries to keep away from Lilly but his desire for her proves stronger. Ms.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 4 Aug. 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I am a very jaded reader and I found this book truly excellent. The writing is almost flawless. The heroine and hero are my very favorite type, both outsiders who are clearly made for each other. The use of correspondence between the hero and heroine in the plot is great. All characters are excellently drawn with unique voices. The use of humor is very well done. The passion is strong and wonderful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book - until the end 16 April 2014
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I enjoyed this book a lot. Very witty and well written. I just felt the Epilogue let it down a bit, it wasn't bad, but i just felt something was missing. That however is my view but otherwise the book was great and i couldn't put it down
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