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Impoverished Miss, Convenient Wife (Historical Romance)

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Wealthy landowner Simon Clare shuns Northumbrian society. With his son gravely ill, the last thing Simon needs is an interfering woman assuming command of his household—no matter how sensuous her figure, or how tempting her luscious lips….

Phoebe Benedict knows what it is to struggle and isn't frightened of the badly scarred recluse and his gruff exterior. It's the man bene...more
Mass Market Paperback, 283 pages
Published January 2011 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2009)
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Aurian Booklover
I really like Michelle Styles’ writing style. I thought I would know what would happen next, what they would do or say, and I was so wrong. This is not a cliché of a story, or textbook characters. Simon is still suffering from his wounds, his leg and his eye and they give him headaches. Climbing the stairs to the nursery to visit with his son, is difficult. And the pain would make him snap at the boy, something he also does not want to do. Phoebe first thinks he does not care about Robert, but t...more
Margarida
So, I won this on Goodreads first reads and I got a bit disappointed.

I really liked the way the book started. The writing was apparently good and the story seemed great and promising. Allthough, somewhere in the middle, the book just appeared to be slow and without much happening in the story. It's not that I didn't like the book. I did, it was a pleasent, light reading. It could have been so much more, though. I thought the relationship between Simon and Phoebe could've been differently explore...more
Cathy
I feel quite ambivalent about this book.
On one hand, I liked the story setting, the theme and the characters. Despite the fact that story develops slowly, it charmed me from the start. I loved the start of the love story and the initial exploration of the characters.
However, I got the feeling that something essential was missing. I believe that the author failed to create the perfect chemistry between the main characters. Furthermore, the whole history behind the Simon's personality was poor. Un...more
Anne Neville
Phoebe Benedict is prepared for a fight when she shows up (with a kitten) at Simon Clare’s doorstep. After all, he was expecting his sister Diana to come and care for his dangerously ill son, Robert. Instead, Phoebe arrives. Simon Clare is known for his temper, and he has been a recluse since he was injured and scarred by an engine upon which he was experimenting. He is also scarred by his past–one that he would hide from the delectable Miss Benedict. Only her skill with Robert persuades Simon t...more
Frances
Great book that is easy to read. Definitely a book to bring on next vacation for a fun read while sitting on the beach. Great development of storyline and a few additional twists.
Judith
The book was very poorly written. The plot was weak. It meandered into sub plots that were never developed. The characters were types. There was nothing redeeming about it.
Naomi
Meh...your typical religious, historical fiction predictable story line. This book didn't entertain me at all. In fact, I found myself forcing myself to finish it.
Tasneem
Not bad but I found Phoebe a ninny. She was so worried about herself that she couldn't open up to Simon and kept waiting for him to reveal his weaknesses.
Carol
Received as a GoodReads giveaway. A predictable romance, but a nice read.
Nell
Another beautifully written story from Michelle Styles.
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Born and raised near San Francisco Califorinia, Michelle Styles currently lives a few miles south of Hadrian's Wall with her husband, three children and menagerie of pets. An avid reader, she became hooked on historical romance when she discovered Georgette Heyer, Anya Seton and Victoria Holt in her school's library. Michelle enjoys writing stories in a wide range of time periods including Roman,...more
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