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- File Size: 1108 KB
- Print Length: 244 pages
- Publisher: Lyrical Press (28 Mar. 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01HWKOF1K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #501,108 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Michael can’t stop thinking about Elinor and the things she said in anger. The more he thinks about it, the more he realizes that he loves her even more than he did before the ghastly mission. With the help of his friends, he concocts a plan to win her back. Just as he has done so (or so he thinks), she is kidnapped by a crazed man claiming to be Duke of the lands bestowed to Michael by the King. Will Michael move heaven and earth to save her or will he be too late?
I loved this book so much that I read it in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down and not even my husband could veer me away from Elinor and Michael. I first met both Elinor and Michael in Tainted Bride so I had high expectations for this book. It surpassed my expectations by a hundred-fold.
Fenichel took me on a breathtaking romance adventure and I wasn’t disappointed. There’s depth to these characters that I find refreshing. There’s serious issues that both Elinor and Michael must overcome if they are going to make it as a couple. But there’s plenty of humorous moments, too.
While this is book two in the Forever Brides series, this is a standalone and can be read apart from Tainted Bride. Although, I highly recommend reading that one, too.
If you’re looking for a historical romance with substance, pick this up today. You’ll fall in love with the ton and their delightful, even mischievous, characters. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.
Thank you to Lyrical Press (Kensington Books) for giving me an ARC via Netgalley in the hopes I’d review it.
Favorite Character: Elinor. I loved how her strength, love and courage shone through. She was brought up to be a fanciful lady but underneath all that silk and satin lies an intelligent, outgoing woman who loves her beloved Michael. She’s a treat to read and root for.
My Rating: 5+ stars
Sir Michael Rollins’s war-hero days seem far behind him when, on his last mission before his wedding to the love of his life Elinor, he gets shot and his injuries leave him a broken man & he’s told he’s unlikely to have children. He wants nothing more than to marry Elinor, but her father forbids it.
A well-paced story with likeable characters especially the lovely Preston Knowles, Duke of Middleton who I hope has his HEA, Thomas & Markus also deserve their HEAs.
Elinor loves to write lists whether on paper or in her head, she is quite weepy dissolving often into tears but does change from the empty headed foolish debutante to a strong woman. Michael was spineless when he agreed to her father’s demand to end their engagement but he was seriously injured at the time. He does fight for Elinor. Michael is elevated to the peerage for his service to the crown & he has to deal with a usurper. They have to deal with kidnapping, shooting & misunderstandings. A well-written novel & I look forward to the rest of the series. This book could well be a stand-alone novel but for those of us who love series it does follow on from The Tainted Bride
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I really enjoyed this evolution of this relationship and both Michael and Elinor growth to be their own maturity.
There were a lot of typos (canopies instead of canapes and meddle instead of mettle, etc.) and editing mistakes. Also some modern expressions like "Okay" didn't fit with the language for the time period.
Michael inherited a failing estate and he wanted to prove to everyone that he wasn't marrying Elinor for her dowry and prove to Elinor and her Parents he was worthy of her. Michael was a soldier who started to work for the home office but during his last mission he was gravely injured and the rumors that he was less than a man because of them gave Elinor's father cause to break the engagment. Elinor fought tooth and nail against her father because of this so she snuck out to talk to Michael herself but Michael angry at himself for getting injured and his body failing him but also because Elinor's father said she agreed to cancel the wedding and even when she shows up to confront him to ask if this is what he really wants he turns her away.
Elinor gets angry at everyone even her closest friends and even when that anger has passed she is still angry with Michael and her parents. Elinor decides to attend her best friend's house party and while there she again a man her mother foisted on her Middleton. Even though she is still mad at Michael she still loves him but still unsure of their future together she strikes up a friendship with Middleton, who soon becomes smitten with her. Michael now faced with the prospect of losing Elinor forever has to convince Elinor he does and always will love her.
Overall, this was a really sweet book. I'm not one for love triangles but this barely registers as one. A.S Fenichel does well with the character development and the active setting. The romance was nice but out of all of it I loved Elinor and seeing the change she went through and how Michael just ended up loving her even more for it.
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