The Beloved One (The de Montforte Brothers #2)
Meet Lord Charles...
"On the eve of battle, I find my heart is restless and uneasy. And when a fellow is three thousand miles from home, love makes a far more desirable companion than loneliness." —Lord Charles de Montforte, Boston, Massachusetts, 1775
Wounded in battle, Englishm...more
Once upon a time there lived an 'unhappy and boring' young girl named Amy. Her sisters didn't like her and always asked her to do all the house works. One day, The Beloved One got shot by her 14yrs old brother named Will. Will feel guilty and brought Charles home to save him from death. Amy was happy to tend him. Well, the story goes on and of course Amy married the The Beloved One and lived happily ever.
Things that I love when Juliet said 'Oh Gareth. Please kn...more
Was it a good read? Not for me. It was a constant pile of frustration. I wanted to scream my head off during some parts. I wanted to rage against the hero, and I disliked the heroine. Still, it was written well. The plot line did not sag. The plo...more
This story begins with the center of the controversy, showing what really happened to Char...more
In this book we meet Charles, the golden child of the family who has never done wrong and never expected to. We meet him whilst he's in crisis, not only physically but also of spirit. All that he has depended on has been cruelly ripped away and he has to try and discover the man he knew within. Helping him to find his way (both literally and figuratively) is Amy Leighton. In her we have our Cinderella hero...more
I love this setting, it starts in 1775 Boston area. I am always happy to find historical romance from this time. And I like when it combines the American setting with the English setting in one book. Everything was lush, the area, the people, the bits of battle we got.
The heroine is having a sort of Cinderella story. She is half native american and basically used as a servant by her two half sisters and father. When she meets the hero, he is seriously injured.
This story basically fo...more
We finally get a chance to find out what happened to Charles and whit took him almost two years to get in touch with his family.
Charles' story starts off with the letter Charles wrote to his brother Lucien in which he asks his brother that in case he never comes back alive from the upcoming battle, to please take care of the woman he loves and their baby she is expecting.
Lord Charles is a tormented soul through much of the story, and the depth of emotion this author showed for him was so moving. He's just one of the most romantic characters I've ever read about. This is truly a wonderful love story, but so much more.
Amy was such a sweet character,...more
I could not identify with the heroine at all. No self-confidence, no spirit, in an inferior position to the hero. She is in awe of him, does not feel like she deserves him. I know, I know, she had a a harsh upbringing. But t...more
Comment taken from Amazon reviews:
A DESERT ISLAND KEEPER! GRADE A! Practically perfect from start to finish, [it] keeps you on the edge of your seat as the plot twists and turns, and leaves you with a tear in your eye. A wounded hero to die for, a heroine to admire, and a wonderful cast of secondar...more
Sadly, I can not say the same for Charles and Amy's story. I did not like Charles at all. Amy was okay - at times I admired her but most of the time I felt nothing at all. I think the problem for me was mostly Charles...to me he was h...more
ชาร์ล บุตรชายคนที่สอง (และเป็นทายาทของบรรดาศักดิ์ตราบเท่าที่พี่ชายของเขายังไม่มีทายาท) ประสบความสำเร็จในทุกสิ่งที่เขามุ่งมั่นกระทำ จนกระทั่งทุกอย่างผิดพลาดอย่างไม่น่าให้อภัย
หลังจากที่พบว่า หญิงสาวที่คบหาดูใจกันตั้งครรภ์ ชาร์ลขอเธอแต่งงานตามหน้าที่ แม้จะไม่ค่อยแน่ใจนักในความรู้สึกที่มีให้ต่อจูเลียต แต่ก่อนที่จะแต่งงาน เขาได้รับบาดเจ็บ และถูกเข้าใจว่าเสียชีวิตในการรบ ข่าวที่น...more
"The Beloved One" is book #2 in the "de Montforte series, and I have to say that I'm loving the series so far. We have the four de Montforte brothers, Lucien (the duke of Blackheath) who is the patriarch of the family also referred to as "The Wicked One", and just so, as he is compulsed to manipulate circumstance (all out of love, of course) to ensure the happiness of his family. Gareth, aka "The Wild One" (he certainly was) from book #1 found his HEA when he stepped up and did right by Juliet,...more
Amy falls in Love from the very begi...more
The hero annoyed me. Yes, he thinks he's lost everything, but he just turned kind of wimpy. I got his self esteem issues, but they were a bit too extreme for me to even appreciate his character growth. I don't need my heroes to always be strong, and some weakness can be endearing. But he felt sorry for himself for so much of the book that it was kind of off-putting. A...more