The Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell (McBride Family #1)
A cruel twist of fate changed Simon Blackwell's life irreparably. A man of intense passions, he resolved to deny his emotions and desires forever, taking refuge in the wilds of the moorlands and shutting himself off from the world. But on one extraordinary night, on a rare trip to London, the unthinkable occurs. An intoxicatingly beautiful stranger stirs the sensuous hung...more
No woman . . . save Annabel McBride.
Ok, but not worth buying. This was a typical regency-style romance novel. A couple meets, they kiss once. Her family forces them to marry due to the kiss. They grow to love each other, have a fight and separate and then get back together at the end. This is an ok formula. Sometimes it works well. Sometimes the conversations and characters make it interesting and entertaining. But this story wasn’t one of those. There were no major probl...more
Simon Blackwell is a tetchy recluse from Yorkshire who is forced to visit London for a relative's birthday. He rescues a small boy from the hooves of a spooked horse, then berates the woman he thinks is the child's mother. The object of his vicious tongue is Anne, the cousin of Caroline, the boy's mother, who was distracted by...more
Simon Blackwell has been hiding himself away since (from the back cover) a "cruel twist of fate changed [his] life irreperably." He came out of mourning only for his aunt's birthday and helped to save the life of Annabel's (honorary) nephew. Thinking that Annabel is the nephew's mother, he reams her a new one. When the boys actual mother, Annabel's best friend, shows up, he is seduced by her beauty. But...more
I enjoy the setting, the characters but there were times where just wanted to yell WTF!!!! And...more
Ini crita tentang Annable McBride (adik dr Alec and Aidan Mcbride) dengan Simon Blackwell, yg tidak sengaja bertemu pada saat si Anne (singkatan nama annable) sdg berjalan2 dengan sepupunya – caro dan kedua anaknya jack dan izzie di Hyde Park dan terjadi satu insiden dimana si jack hampir celaka oleh terjangan kuda kalau saja si Simon g gesit menangkap jack dan krn pertolongannya Caro merasa berhutang budi bahkan mengundang Simon...more
Simon Blackwell agak kesal melihat Annabele (Anne, Annie) yang dikiranya tidak mempu menyelamat kan Jack, keponakannya. Anne juga sama sekali tidak tertarik pada si duda satu ini selain berterimakasih karena menyelamatkan Jack keponakannya dari tendan...more
Kitap güzeldi. Yer yer duygulanıpta ağlamamaya çalıştığım zamanlar oldu. Tabi bu şu anki psikolojik durum yüzünden de olmuş olabilir. O yüzden çok acıklı bir roman olarak algılanmasını istemem. Tam sevdiğim kriterlerdeydi. Kavgalı çiftler, uygunsuz durumda yakalanıp jet hızıyla düğün, evliliğin ilk günlerinin bol kavgalı olması vs derken sıkılmadan okuduğum bir kitaptı.
Konusuna gelirsek Anne 20'li yaşların başında maceraperest bir kız ve ay...more
This book caused me physical pain. I wasn’t even through the first page when I severely regretted the purchase of this novel. I spent the few hours it took me to read it alternately crying from the headache and laughing from just how bad it could get. She managed to use parallel structure in every... single... paragraph.
It’s difficult to call Simon Blackwell the hero of the story, because in no way does he act like a hero throughout the 300-pages of this drivel. His biggest accomplishm...more
Excuse me ladies, my husband is trying to seduce ME.... *laughs at the sad a...more
James spins a tale about the young, Lady Anne who gets caught in a passionate kiss with the dashing yet tortured Simon Blackwell. As goes with most ladies caught in compromising situations, they must marry - but it's not so unfortunate. As Anne discovers Simon's dark secrets, she falls deeper in love with him...but can he return her love after everything he's been through?
Simon is one of the best tortured heroes I've read since Kenyon's Dark Hunters. No, seriousl...more