The Wild One (The de Montforte Brothers #1)
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Finally on ebook format!!! Going for a re-read, this was one of my favorite historical romance series. I sure wish the author would come out of retirement too, but for now glad to have this series on ebook format. :-)
Backlist title, just released on Kindle 5/15/12 :)
Being able to read these backlist titles, is one of my favorite thing about my Kindle.
I have issues with the font in paperback books, especially those that are long out of print and yellowed. So every time I see a title pop up on Kindle, that I have had on my list for a long time, I am very happy.
This is the kind of book that reminds me why I love Historical Romance novels.
The Hero is a spoiled, childish, irres ...more
When I started reading this book, I'm afraid Juliet will not fall in love with Gareth. But seeing Gareth take responsibility and make her laugh, I saw affection and love grow between them.
The story is good and I want to know what happen to all DeMontforte br ...more
The second son of the De Montforte legacy, Charles, heads to the colonies to fight for the British crown. There he meets the love of his life, and before he has a chance to marry her, he becomes a casualty of war, leaving Juliet Paige an unwed mother as well as an out of place loyalist.
With her infant daughter Charlotte and a reserve of iron, ...more
Juliet Paige and her baby daughter are on their way to meet her deceased fiancé’s family in England, when her coach is waylaid by highwaymen. Little does she know that the young gentleman who comes to the passengers’ rescue is none other than her lover’s younger brother, Gareth de Montforte. Gareth, known as The Wild One for his rakish ways, is smitten with Juliet from the start and vows to reform and become the husband and father she and her daughter deserve. Now all he has t ...more
I was surprised for the first page onwards, that this book was so much more than what I thought it would be.
There's a nice plot with several new developments, change of direction driven by character development or external conditions - some were predictable, but definitely not all of those, some were funny, others not. Overall I was rat ...more
Based on reviews, I'm skipping the next installment and moving on the #3.
Hats off, BTW, to the author for making her backlist available on Kindle. This volume was only 99 cents (although I note that the subsequent volumes go up in price; well why not? we must pay for our addictions). My only complaint is with some of the formatting: frequently entire paragraphs were indented rather than just the first line. Annoying, but not a deal ...more
A couple of decades ago historical romance was a little different. If you ignore the Fabioesque/bodice ripper/whatever it was that was being published back then, there were actually some books with a bit more to them. A bit more history, a bit more adventure, a lot less in the way of Disney-style anachronisms.
Interesting to read a book set in ...more
This was a Kindle freebie, and honestly? with the free reads my expectations are not very high, OMG! this was one of the best historical romances I've read in a while. I didn't get halfway through and was already thinking I can hardly wait for the next in the series. My first from this author and was truly impressed. I thought it was a very well written and beautifully touching love story.Book Synopsis:
"They call me The Wild One, and for good reason. The devil only knows whether or not I am...more
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This one was a fun family story, rather than a gazing-in-the-eyes romance story. A whole family is in this series and I liked that fact. I like it when series resemble an actual series, you know? Rather than making people wait.
Reviewed by Rinou
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Sometimes I choose a republication to review and forget the most fundamental precaution: check the reviews posted for the previous publication. Most of the time the experiment ends badly, and it’s not The Wild One that will reverse the trend. The story: the hero will marry his dead brother’s fiancée and adopt their baby. That could have been so much better.
The hero, Gareth, is introduced as an alcoholic ra ...more
…when he and his horse stumble on an armed robbery. The villains have already killed three men, and one of them is threatening a young woman when he decides to engage. He manages to fight them off before he himself is shot. Next thing he knows, he's being cradled on the young woman's lap, bleeding all over her.
Juliet is stunned to realize that her rescuer is none other than the brother of her betrothed, Charles, an English captain who died in the ...more
จูเลียต เพจเดินทางมาจากอเมริกาเพือหวังพึงครอบครัวของคูหมันทีเสียชีวิตไปในการรบ เพราะชารลตายกอนทีจะมีพิธีแตงงาน จูเลียตจึงกลายเปนผูหญิงทีมีราคี และลูกสาวของเธอเปนลูกนอกกฎหมาย
เมือมาถึงหญิงสาวกถูกปลนจากโจรทางหลวง แตกไดรับการชวยเหลือจากลอรดกาเรธ ผูซึงเปนนองชายข ...more
Gareth’s story is filled with humor and heart break, but what I liked best was this heroin’s story and the way she handled herself (although at times she did get my goat up!) despite the situations Gareth put her into.
Gareth is the third son of a Duke, and current Duke’s spare heir. He is not exactly a black sheep of the family, even though he is described as such, but a twenty-three year old scoundrel whose rep ...more
The De Monforte family consists of four brothers and one sister ...more
This story is the opener in a series about the de Montforte brothers. We start with a letter from the second eldest (Charles) to the eldest, The Duke (Lucien) asking him to care for his fiancee and child should anything happen to him. What we don't know at that point and not for some time is that Lucien is a master manipulator of his family and likely others. Enter Juliette, ou ...more
Aah...Gareth. The playboy youth who laughs at life. It would be nice to have the sort of demeanor he has, to be able find joy in every situation. Sadly, I am not like that. I could more identify with Juliet - the serious one, the worry about every detail and feel like you have to do it all on your own one...
...which is why this love story is so endearing. People like Juliet need someone like Gareth. They need someone who can get them out of their own heads, shoulder the burdens, h ...more