No Man's Bride (Misadventures in Matrimony #1)
No Man's Plaything . . .
Catherine Fullbright has vowed never to marry. Growing up with a disreputable father, she witnessed male behavior at its very worst. Unfortunately her ambitious parent refuses to marry off Catie's pretty, pliable younger sister until the elder is wed and his underhanded scheming comes to a head when Catie finds herself standing at the altar with he...more
What I didn't like- Her abusive history. It was a bit hard to read about her past.
A book that walks a tough line... Regency romance but with a social-issues twist.
Catie might be the oldest, but her sister Elizabeth (Lizzy) has always been the darling. Their father is a second son, a drunk, and a man who uses his fists. He beats Catie, locks her up in a small closet with spiders and vermine, and mocks her whenever it suits him. And it suits him often. Her younger sister Lizzy is as much a tormentor as her father; it gives Lizzy great joy to tattle on Catie and to be...more
This was a beautiful story of finding love in the most unexpected ways. Catherine had endured years of abuse at the hands of her father and the ultimate betrayal when he married her off. She is torn between her dislike of men and the growing attraction to her husband. Quint was betrothed to Catherine's sister and was shocked at what had transpired on his wedding day. Torn between his political aspirations and the feelings he was developing for his wife Quint had s...more
Catherine had a legit reason for not marrying, seeing the risk of marrying a man like her father, a worse evil than being under his thumb forever. Her sister, is also a pain, who has managed to make the suffering with her family even more tragic. S...more
The story itself was good. However, at one point, I just didn't enjoy reading about Catherine. There's either the complaining how she doesn't want to marry Quint, thinking that Quint wants Elizabeth (her sister), she wants to runaway from this loveless marriage, or that she was scare (though she won't admit it) of meeting new people and of course Quint himself (thinking that he'll punish her, hit her, lock her, etc).
At first, all these problems (that was wrong with her and how she ac...more