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Preview — The Earl's Untouched Bride by Annie Burrows
The Earl's Untouched Bride (The Fawley's #1)
Seriously. The hero and heroine were on the same wavelength for the first few pages. Then it all went down hill. Good God, I couldn't begin t ...more
Fearing a forced betrothal with a man known for his cruelty, Heloise Bergeron throws herself on the mercy of Charles Fawley, Earl of Walton. He believes himself attracted to her younger, beautiful sister, so what is he doing entertaining thoughts of marriage to the plain, quiet Heloise? But marry her he does.
Returning to England with a convenient wife, who inspires a very inconvenient desire, Charles is about to discover just how untouched his French bride really is....
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Another atypical element was the fact that ...more
I've read quite a number of historical romance, so when I see the beginning of commontropes employed my head goes all "noes, not again..." and I become quite annoyed, starting to skip scenes.
What I really like about the book is that the authour purposefully does not employ most cliché scenes of Regency romances.
There is no "insert-common-device-of-villain-conspiracy"-plot. Yes ...more
I laughed again at the second, and fifth... and fifteenth.
By about half way through the book I was actually yelling at my reader. I wanted to reach into the book, grab them both by the back of the head and smash their heads together while yelling "COME ON! TALK TO EACH OTHER! OH MY GOD! JUST TALK!"
It kept going. And going...
As for the characters, one is a girl with the self-confidence of a wet bit of toilet paper and the ...more
(PS: If you like the brother Robert in this book, do not read his book Captain Fawley's Innocent Bride... Absolutely horrible... A little angst is okay, as long as the hero and heroine are nice, sweet characters. He doesn't co ...more
I just find it frustrating when everything gets 'sort of' resolved not even in the 11th hour, but 5 minutes to midnight. Sheesh!
Would it be so hard to add an epilogue where the OW gets her comeuppance or the hero gets more time to redeem himself from being such a blindly thoughtless twit? These rushed endings always make me wish I'd never started the book in the first place. Ugh! (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>
Heloise proposes marriage to Charles after he is jilted by her beautiful sister, mousy, plain Heloise offers Charles, a proud, haughty English Earl, the chance to salvage his pride as well as wreaking revenge on a French Army Officer, whom Heloise is being forced to marry by her family.This vile man has been responsible for ...more
Well written, no doubt about that. However,the heores and the story were sooo boring! They turned around each other the whole time, and most of the book is about the heroine outings with the brother of the hero. Who cares about that?
Also, the hero was the biggest coward ever. He would rather be miserable in silence rather than do something, anything courageous to conquer the love of the heroine. Page after page, it was just the story of its cowardice.
The heroine was ...more
Of course, the story would quickly have been resolved if they had just talked to each other - but sometimes when a story is well written it does not matter.
The misunderstandings were built in such a way that it wasn't either stupid or annoying...it was the way the author set the ideas up and presented it through the dialogues and thoughts of the characters...quite a good writing style too;)
Though the ending seemed rushed...well, it might be because all those misunderstandings were reso ...more
Me ha gustado mucho el ritmo y el estilo narrativo de la autora, así que leeré algo más suyo, seguro.
Well-written and a reasonable balance of angst and characater interaction. I did feel things were slightly too drawn out, and some of the motivations were a little "iffy". But Annie Burrows is pretty reliable and this passed an entertaining couple of hours....more
U might call it The Big-Fat Book of Misunderstanding...
I never read this much of misunderstandings in one book ..
Oh boy,, It was disastrous..ling by line..