Hly entertaining and enjoyable romanceThough I don t often mention writing style preferring to comment on the story itself I m compelled to say how much I love Kate Morrell s writing Excellent I had to stop reading this at 46% Despite being well written and the main A coerência textual female leads likeable and their circumstances compelling Iound the male lead Dev abhorrent and that utterly wrecked the romance Write Your Novel!: Tips from a Bestseller for me At this point I don t care if Dev crawls and grovels to Lizzyurther down the line he cheated on her after their marriage and it is clear that he has made a
sport of manipulating and seducing married women and possibly worse attempts of manipulating and seducing married women and possibly worse attempts use the same techniues with his wife in order to regain an upper hand His treatment of her consistently veers back to being abhorrent even whilst his internal dialogue suggests he is conflictedI ve been spoiled by some excellent historical romances and whilst I ll admit that modern aspirations around aithfulness respect and kindness in marriage may have been rare in practice in regency marriages THIS IS AN HISTORIC ROMANCE and I want
to read about a worthy man dammit Dev is a creepI m going to try the last book read about a worthy man dammit Dev is a creepI m going to try the last book the series in the hope that the author doesn t repeat the vomitous male lead shtic. Down Author's note This seuel to The Reluctant Lady First Year Teacher: Wit and Wisdom from Teachers Who've Been There follows the stories of some of theriends introduced in that novel but also stands alone as Regency read For those amiliar with The Reluctant Lady you’ll discover what happened to Dev Gil and Denny after they left or Newmarket and see Charles and Harry return to support their April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers friends However in places this is a rather darker novel than theirst So if you are looking or a light rothy romance this may not be the book or yo. ,
Pe They go after other men s wives It s like a sport to them They laugh about it and it doesn t bother them one bit Near the beginning of this story they all have a meeting and discuss this aspect of their lives To be honest it made me so sad and pretty grossed out And
WHILE THE H AND A COUPLE OF HIS FRIENDS the H and a couple of his riends this book started having differing views on their past behaviour the H didn t want to "Change He Wanted The H "He wanted the h himself but he was good with stepping out on her if he elt like it3 My safety gang riends will
probably hate this book view spoiler The H sleeps with a woman hate this book view spoiler The H sleeps with a woman month after marrying the h Sure it s a marriage of convenience and the h goes into it knowing that he ll stray but still It left a bad taste in my mouth The encounter was empty and meaningless to the H and he elt guilty about it He didn t want to eel guilty since it was his right to do whatever he wanted but he does And he blamed the h This indiscretion never came to light He never confessed I guess because he didn t Space Kid feel like he has anything to confess and that was it hide spoiler Sigh Lovely Excellent Flipping between wanting to slap Robert hug Lizzie and knock their heads together I laughed cried romped and chewed my nails through this hig. This cool stranger is no longer the tenderunny man she cannot Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town forget Lizzy has aew terms of her own Both will need to surrender ground to rediscover the love they lost But even as Lizzy inds that 'her Robert' may still be alive within the cold Mr Deverell it seems that death still stalks her husband and perhaps even herself Rich in historical detail and determined characters this powerful romance will sweep you up into a love story and an adventure that you won't want to put. 62120 Upped my rating rom 1 star to 175 stars I m conflicted about giving this such a low rating but I hope my review will shed some light on the matterLet s start with what I enjoyed1
The Writing I M By No Means writing I m by no means expert on this time period but there wasn t anything glaringly out of place The storytelling was engaging and I liked the witty banter between the h and her best riend 2 The Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus friendship between the MCs and their respectiveriends They were loyal to one another
AND WERE ALWAYS THERE TO LENDwere always there to lend or a helping hand3 Gil Oh my While Harry was the Bingley of the Reach for the Rainbow: Advanced Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse first book of this series The Reluctant Lady Gil was the Bingley of this one He was just such a good guy sincere and steadfast and the only other one of the group of the H sriends who wasn t a rake4 There wasn t any owom dramaAnd now the rest1 This plot was boring and unoriginal It was basically about a traumatized youth turning to immoral ways to deal or not deal with his past He supposedly loved the h Troubled Waters for a long time but had closed himself off to love Only she couldix him and bring him back to life 2 The H and most of his close riends are rakes And not the garden variety kind who have dalliances with widows and have mistresses rom the demi monde No. Six years earlier tragedy changed the course of Robert Deverell's life Now another orces him to ace up to the uture and to promises he ailed to keep Six years earlier Elizabeth Hamilton wasted her one season by alling hopelessly in love with Robert Deverell then her life was blighted by loss and poverty Now she must marry or ind a post as a governess So when Mr Deverell himself offers her a marriage of convenience upon his terms she is dumbfounded But when she realises that. .