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Engraved (Private Collection #1)

3.68  ·  Rating Details  ·  34 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
When Adam Blackwood first lays eyes on the woman of his lusty fantasies, he’s a young man with too much arrogance and not enough self-control. She rejects his clumsy advances and deeply wounds his pride. Six years later the wound remains, but other things have changed. He’s grown up. She’s widowed and alone. And this time, she wants something from him.

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Kindle Edition, 103 pages
Published (first published March 21st 2011)
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Jan 03, 2016 Tinnean rated it it was amazing
I know, me rating an m/f five stars. And it was a novella. What was I thinking?

A strong heroine, a hero who was a good man in spite of everything...

Yep, I loved it. :-)

ETA: The second and third books of this series, (which apparently I'm too technically challenged to figure out how to access here on GoodReads) were equally as good. I'm not sure a young woman living in the late 19th century would have this much attitude, but it was fun.

One other thing, though: why all of a sudden (or so it seems
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Apr 11, 2016 (Nat) Reading Romances rated it really liked it
The young brat sees her for the first time and thinks "why had he never seen her before"? He wanted something of his own, that belonged only to him. But what about her? She says "it'll be a cold day in Hell, Adam Blackwood, when I let you in my bed." He was the last thing Evangeline wanted to see in front of her. It was well known that the Blackwoods were bad news when it came to women. Five years passed after his humiliation and that's when a painting appears as an opportunity to join the coupl ...more
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Jul 10, 2011 The Project rated it liked it
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Feb 23, 2012 Shari rated it liked it
Adam Blackwood knew Evangelina is the woman for him the moment he lays his sexy eyes on her. But she is an older woman married to the local doctor. That doesn’t stop him from propositioning her. But above all Evangelina is a virtuous woman, or so she wants everyone to think.

Evangelina hasn’t had a wonderfully easy life. Married by a Lord and moved to England, her husband uses all her money and up and dies. Her stepson kicks her out and she must find a job and another husband to help support her.
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Adam Blackwood is essential a rake but the moment he spots Lina he falls for her. She happens to be married and a few years older. They don’t meet again until Adam’s father dies. She also happens to be widowed at the time. This is where a naked painting of Lina painted by his father is discovered. He purposes one night of passion in exchange for this scandalous item. This leads to a steamy love affair that certainly heats up the pages. Lina ca
Oct 21, 2011 Kristy rated it really liked it
I loved this one. I accidently read it last, when it was the first in the series. Oops. But I'm sort of glad I read it last, because I think I would have been disappointed with the next 2 after reading this one.

I didn't get the whole magical aspect, with Randolph being from another place, not belonging on earth. I didn't think it fit in the story. It could have been left out.

My favorite part was when Adam finally looked at his pocket watch and saw that Lina had engraved it. I loved that he was
Oct 05, 2012 Mei rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
These books are like chocolate candies: if you read one, you have to read the others!

I like very much how Ms. Fresina uses the words. For example:
"It was as if she was engraved on him somehow,
and when he was dead and rotting, her name would be found
scratched into his bones."

Isn't it beautiful?
Diah Didi
Older woman and younger man, I kinda like that.
It's a good thing I picked up this book before the other since it turned out to be the first.
I liked the story, the emotion and their connection. For a short story, I think this one was quiet great.
3.5 stars.
Jan 15, 2012 Toni rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cbrrc-s
Please stop by and read my review at Coffee Beans & Love Scenes Reviews.
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Jayne Fresina sprouted up in England, the youngest in a family of four daughters. Entertained by her father's colorful tales of growing up in the countryside, and surrounded by opinionated sisters - all with far more exciting lives than hers - she's always had inspiration for her beleaguered heroes and unstoppable heroines.
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