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
ชาร์ล บุตรชายคนที่สอง (และเป็นทายาทของบรรดาศักดิ์ตราบเท่าที่พี่ชายของเขายังไม่มีทายาท) ประสบความสำเร็จในทุกสิ่งที่เขามุ่งมั่นกระทำ จนกระทั่งทุกอย่างผิดพลาดอย่างไม่น่าให้อภัย
หลังจากที่พบว่า หญิงสาวที่คบหาดูใจกันตั้งครรภ์ ชาร์ลขอเธอแต่งงานตามหน้าที่ แม้จะไม่ค่อยแน่ใจนักในความรู้สึกที่มีให้ต่อจูเลียต แต่ก่อนที่จะแต่งงาน เขาได้รับบาดเจ็บ และถูกเข้าใจว่าเสียชีวิตในการรบ ข่าวที่น...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
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
This story begins with the center of the controversy, showing what really happened to Char...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
People don't really draw their fists to their forehead, or knuckle their eyes. The melodrama quality of the writing set me outside the story, as did the multiple POVs, which I understand was okay to write in the '90s. Omniscience is fine, at times, but I was put off by the, "But Charles never knew," or "Amy never saw..."
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
"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
The character development was good. You sort of don't like the main character, as his actions fall short of the image that was built up for him in the first book. His personal self-loathing gets quite annoying instead of it bolstering his image, which is what I think the author intended.
But overall..entertaining enough that you want to go ahead and read future books about the rest of the family
I really am enjoying these books, but can't seem to get past some of the eye rolling. Me - not the characters. This book was more somber than the 1st, but was still an enjoyable read. I just got annoyed with Charles with his poor me attitude. After awhile you just want to shake him. On to The Defiant One.