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The Conquest (C Series #5)

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A Body Broken

Many times Alexandria Gascoyne has been called upon to nurse forest animals back to health -- but never before have her brothers brought her a wounded man! Though pale and grievously injured, the unconscious nobleman in Alexandria's bed is as striking a male as she has ever seen. But this is a time for tender healing, not for fantasy and dreams that leave an i

Published July 31st 2001 by HarperTorch
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Aug 12, 2014 Grace rated it it was ok
This so does not live up to the Duke's Wager.

I read this series backwards, first with To Wed a Stranger, and then this. So you get glimpses of these other characters that had their own books and Eric Ford, who will get his own book later on.

The Premise
This book starts off with great promise, with a non-standard setting in 1821, where Drummond (Drum for short), our hero, is shot off his horse and rescued by three brothers. Their older sister, Alexandria (Ally) is quite the Christian role model,
"He was a nobleman of ancient lineage who needed a wife. That lady had to please his father as well as suit his own rank and station."

That's the basic premise of why our pair can't marry, and fellow readers, I promise you that you will be clubbed over the head with this over and over and over and over again. Outside of that there's a bit of a mystery trying to figure out who tried to kill the hero in the first place, but that's kind of a dropped ball until the very end when the author probably r
Sep 17, 2013 Jennie rated it it was ok
Don't read unless you like pages and pages of repetitive inner monolog, condescending (and boderline sexist) male lead, a clichéd plot told in the most tired way...
Jun 04, 2015 Desi rated it liked it
I liked that Drum invented a home gym. Lovely use of modernity in a historical setting by the author. I also found it interesting to have an incapacitated hero for most of the book. I thought the boys were charming. The barn incident was cute and a great running gag. I do quite like that intimacy isn't insta-fantastic for a virgin in the book. Orgasms up the wahoo right out the gate for a first timer (as it is usually portrayed in books) can ring rather false. Not to mention the "ready for round ...more
Mar 12, 2010 Danielle rated it liked it
To be honest this book drags on for awhile. The book setting is based at one specific location through out most of the book and there is not much variety either. Drum is injured through out most of the book as well. Other then those falts the book has some witty and funny characters. It was a good book and an easy read. I would recommend it as long as you have the patience to wait and see what happens.
Jan 23, 2014 Doreen rated it really liked it
A mysterious attacker nearly kills our hero but he is saved and brought to recover in the cottage occupied by Alexandria and her brothers. Unwillingly they develop feelings for each other in spite of the difference in their stations. But the odds have to be against them finding happiness, until they are forced to confront their differences.

I'm glad our author didn't resort to a deus ex machina ending, with the poor girl suddenly elevated. Maybe it wasn't common for people of different status to
Jul 13, 2016 Alisha rated it really liked it
Well written, touching..a bit long but portions were beautifully written and poignant..Alexandria and Drum
Jun 30, 2016 P. rated it it was ok
I found this book a dead bore. Prosy, ill-thought out and dull to boot. I have to say it started out all right but flawed plotting, endless, boring internal monologue, and brain numbing repetition does this book in. There are some hilarious [and disgruntled] reviews of Conquest on GR, fyi. Go read them. They're much better than the book.
Jun 26, 2011 Terri rated it liked it
Layton has written better, but this one was good. Just not her best. I really enjoyed the ending. How come we see so little of the Wycoffs in this series? I can't wait to read their story. I've been jumping about and haven't read about the Sinclairs or Ryders either.
A really great read! Plenty of drama to keep the story interesting. Very well paced and nice narrative. A really sweet story at points and at other parts gut wrenching. Can't wait for more of the series!
Feb 12, 2013 Ilze rated it really liked it
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A lovely story. After reading Mrs Giggles' negative review of this book I can't believe she and I read the same book!
Excellent writing, wonderful hero and heroine. Good secondary characters.
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Edith Layton wrote her first novel when she was ten. She bought a marbleized notebook and set out to write a story that would fit between its covers. Now, an award-winning author with more than thirty novels and numerous novellas to her credit, her criteria have changed. The story has to fit the reader as well as between the covers.

Graduating from Hunter College in New York City with a degree in c
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C Series (7 books)
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