- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2707 KB
- Print Length: 275 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Courtney Milan (15 July 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00D4ANSXE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #52,011 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Heiress Effect (The Brothers Sinister Book 2) Kindle Edition
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- Book 2 of 4 in The Brothers Sinister (4 Book Series)
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She also has one hundred thousand reasons to behave in such an appalling way - because Jane doesn't want to get married, but her uncle plans to marry her off to the first man who offers, or throw her from his house. So Jane works extra hard to keep all the fortune hunters at bay.
Until she meets Oliver Marshall, the natural son of a duke, raised by a farmer and with ambitions towards Parliament. He's not like any man she's ever met, in fact he tells her she's the last woman he would ever marry. But he understands her, offering friendship and a chance to be herself. And for a girl who must always pretend, well, that's worth a lot more than a hundred thousand pounds...
This is the second book in the Brothers Sinister series (The Duchess War), but it also has close connections to the prequel novella, The Governess Affair, since Oliver is the illegitimate bump that causes so much trouble there. As with all of Courtney Milan's excellent stories this is more than just a historical romance. This time we have politics, the horrors of Victorian medicine and the cruelty of casual racism mixed in with colonial tensions. It's beautifully researched and wonderfully written, providing a rich and vivid backdrop for the main characters' adventures.Read more ›
Don't let that put you off though; this is still a very good romance novel, which will surprise you at almost every turn. Its characters are well-fleshed-out and likeable, and there are a few subplots which keep everything ticking over nicely so that you've reached the last page before you realise it. Recommended for everyone who likes historical romance with a dash of politics and main characters who aren't heartstoppingly beautiful.
I like these series books by Milan, a definite re read
I cannot even remember why I picked this up (I have short term memory loss issues), I just thought it would be a good idea and boy was it ever.
This book kind of just gets rid of quite a bit of tropes that are common in the genre. You don't have rakes, you don't have perfect characters, the beauty of these characters is not important, the characters are presented as individuals instead of a unit. It's almost as if Courtney wrote this book with me in mind.
While I enjoy the usual historical romance, they are usually guilty pleasures, not something extraordinarily unique. This one though, this one was special. The only other historical romance I can think of that made this happy was Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas.
I have to start with Oliver. He was PERFECT. Like where can I find one perfect. He is a bastard and has always been shunned his whole life because of this. His parents have always been encouraging and great but that didn't protect him from the experiences he had when he went to college, which caused him to disappear inside his own cocoon, making him forget about how his own rebellion against society. He molded himself into what they expected from him instead of what he believed. In spite of all that you can still see his determination. He will do whatever he can to get what he wants, but he'll let you know if he's about to destroy you to get there (or maybe he just really liked Jane). But my favorite thing about him was that he wasn't a rake. Half the historical romances out there have either rakes or angry young men for male leads but Oliver was neither. Oh he was angry but he wasn't a controlling douche bag. He was a sweetheart. His inner struggle was heartbreaking to watch.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Everyone seems to have loved this book. I just...didn't. Objectively I can say it was well written. The characters were pleasantly flawed. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sadie Forsythe
Really enjoyed this book but the end was a little predictable.Published 9 months ago by mrs caroline j rees
Loved this book,the story,the characters,the romance,everything,well done.Published 13 months ago by Mrs K Donaldson
I really enjoyed this book and I have gone onto read all of the series now all of them enjoyable reads.Published 14 months ago by owm
This was a wonderful read! I bought it assuming it would be just another historical love story but it was so much more. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Koel Chatterjee