I was given this book free in exchange for an honest review.
Mary is leaving her life as a schoolteacher in the east to head west. She has set herselfI was given this book free in exchange for an honest review.
Mary is leaving her life as a schoolteacher in the east to head west. She has set herself up as a mail order bride and is on her way to meet her new husband. But after a long train ride, her new husband isn’t there to meet her, his mother is. The mother explains that Mary will have to stay in town for a while because there is just too much work to be done on the farm. Once the work is done she can meet her hubby and the wedding will take place.
Mary has meager funds and since she is now going to have to pay for room in board until her wedding, she takes a job as a teacher… An older student soon takes a liking to her and Mary is finding him hard to resist.
This is supposed to be a historical western romance, but I found it hard to stay in that time as occasionally the characters spoke like you and I would now. The plot is sexy and the scenes are kinky. You can tell this book was written with one handed reading in mind, rather than focusing on deepening the plot and the characters. It’s definitely erotic.
I wish there would have been more depth and character building, but other than that it was a sexy read. I felt like the secondary character, Mary’s teacher friend and her husband, had a story to tell and I would have like to have had more time with them.
This is a very fast paced short read – heavy on the steam.
I’m sorry to say, but I didn’t really care for this book.
Lady Grace thinks her path has been set when she became guardian of her many brothers and sisI’m sorry to say, but I didn’t really care for this book.
Lady Grace thinks her path has been set when she became guardian of her many brothers and sisters. She doesn’t think she will marry and she has mostly come to terms with that. That is until her long ago crush ends up stranded at the same Inn during a rainstorm. Grace thinks to have her one shot at happiness before returning to her life, problem is Matt doesn’t want to let her go.
I loved the idea of this story. I liked how the couple immediately fell for each other and their crazy and large families and dogs.
What I didn’t like was the vocabulary. I felt like the author had an early 1800’s word of the day book and chose to cram as many in as possible… It got ridiculous. Instead of it blending with the story and lending authenticity it seemed more like the author was saying “look at all the words I know.” When a little boy is introduced and does a little spying on our couple– he is so full of slang from back in the day I didn’t know what the hell he was talking about.
There are a lot of things I liked about the story but none of it was put together in a way that made the story flow. I found myself skimming over a lot of unnecessary dialogue, a lot of which felt like filler.
I wish I had liked this story – but it just didn’t do it for me. I have no interest at all in knowing what happens to the rest of the family.
Cherise Everhard, February 2016 Book provided by and reviewed for the Amazon Vine Program...more
It’s London 1830 and Abigail Hale isn’t your typical gentile single lady. She is the daughter of a renowned surgeon and she aspires to follow in her fIt’s London 1830 and Abigail Hale isn’t your typical gentile single lady. She is the daughter of a renowned surgeon and she aspires to follow in her father’s footsteps. The Aldersgate School of Medicine, along with other medical schools, is in danger of closing as they do not have enough cadavers for the students to dissect, study and learn from. So what is a young woman to do? She hires a gang of resurrection men, aka grave diggers, to get a corpse for her school.
Even though she thinks she has taken every precaution and is prepared to take on the dangerous and shady men who work in this field, she is taken by surprise and then robbed by the group. She plans on getting what’s hers and ends up a captive of one of the grave diggers.
Max has his own agenda that has brought him to this gang of resurrection men… And the intriguing Ms. Hale could quite easily ruin the trust which he’s worked so hard to maintain. He holds her captive in order to protect his own plans, but soon finds himself mesmerized by the unusual Abigail.
I loved this book from start to finish. Abigail is quite simply hilarious. She’s kind of a geek – she knows nothing of human emotion and tends to be clinical and brutally honest in her speech. It made for some shocking and funny conversations. She’s absolutely adorable. Her and Max were about as opposite as they come, but fit together perfectly. I loved their friendship and romance.
This book is a little darker than traditional Brenda Novak historical – but not gloomy and is wonderfully entertaining. It has everything and the plot and the characters are perfect.
I really enjoyed every part of this story and it had me laughing, sighing and crying. Definitely a keeper!
Cherise Everhard, September 2014 This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.