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Falling in Love Again

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  526 Ratings  ·  40 Reviews
Hell hath no fury like a bride scorned!

Highborn country heiress Mallory Edwards was dutifully fulfilling family obligations when she exchanged marriage vows with a dashing gentleman she barely knew. But the charming beast abandoned her on their wedding night. Years later—facing prison because of her husband's debts—she has finally found the blackguard, John Barron, again.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by Avon (first published January 1st 1997)
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Skimmed most of it. Sure he's better in the second half, but he never accepts accountability for his treatment of her in the first 7 years of their marriage. He accepts blame for not keeping track of his finances, but not his mistress' and so-called-friends' treatment of her... To me, he seemed unforgivable. As usual with selfish heroes (view spoiler) ...more
Apr 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Eh işte...
Ne çok sevdim ne de nefret ettim..
Konusunu beğendim, ama karakterlerden mütevellit midir artık nedir bilemiyorum çok da bayılarak okuyamadım.
Bu yazara 3 yıldızdan fazla vermediğimi de şimdi fark ettim bu arada...
Umarım Marriage serisi daha güzeldir.
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hiç ummadığım kadar zevkli bir okuma oldu benim için. Konu sıradan bir kurgu olsa da oldukça başarılı bir romandi.
Yayınevine sormak istiyorum nereden buldunuz o kapağı ??
Daha önce başka bir kitapta kullanılmış kapağı bu güzel kitaba hiç yakıştıramadım zira romanı golgeleyen bir kapak...
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ay, ay çok sevdim kitabı ya. Yine klişeydi tabii ama bence Maxwell de özüne dönmeye başlamış. Çok güzel ele almış. Hele kadın karakter ne güzeldi öyle. Jack, beni sinir etti gerçi ama Mallory iyiydi.
Yani şimdi ben mi fazla takıntılıyım bilmiyorum ama sen 7 yıl eve gelme, üstelik gününü gün et ve geldiğinde kadını bıraktığın gibi bulmayı bekle. Cidden sinirleniyorum. Kadınlara da kızıyorum gerçi ama evlilik yeminine sadakat olduğundan bir şey diyemiyorum. Sonuçta sen o adama değil, sözüne sadık k
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I'm not sorry to rated this story at two stars.

I can't forgive John no matter how fab he appeared to be from the middle of the story to the end. I've read many separation stories and I can forgive the hero if the separation is forced on him, like he couldn't control the event that forced him to go away.

Putting the excuse of "I was young and immature at that time" is not it for me. John was like this, unknowingly insulted Mallory's pride in front of his misstress (he didn't even know his wife's
Jan 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. This was like a guilty pleasure type book. It wasn't a deep, emotional book... But I liked the dynamic between the two characters, and how funny it was. I think for someone wanting a quick, get lost in a romance type read.... This book would be perfect. Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught has been one of my fav romances. I've been looking for a similar book for a while, and I thought this one had a lot of similarities. Heroine is a strong girl with fiery spirit. Hero is a r ...more
Aug 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical
Gec Kalmış Aşk kurgu olarak başarılıydı, yazımı da iyiydi ama niyeyse cok içine alamadi beni. Daha baskın irkekksiii höt dedik karakterleri sevdigimden belki de... Kızımız hakliydi ama erkegi biraz fazla hirpaladi sanki gerci oglumuz da pek baskın bir karakter gibi durmuyordu. Okunabilirdi türü sevenlere oneririm :)
Cathy Maxwell benim için hep üç yıldızlık bir yazar oldu bu güne kadar ama bu kitabını bir tık daha sevdim.Mallory'nin son ana kadar affetmeyip John'u süründürmesi kitabın en eğlenceli yeriydi.Sadece iki kısımdan pek hoşlanmadım.John çok çabuk aşık oldu birde amca meselesi çok oldu bittiye geldi.
Bethany D. Chappetta
The book was cute. I really enjoy a reformed take. There was good chemistry between the two, but I felt the ending wrapped up too quickly and the leads weren't incredibly deep characters. However the book was a fun and easy read.
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: maxwell-cathy
This was another great story from Cathy Maxwell. I have been collecting her books since reading my first one a few months ago. This book was enjoyable on dealing with a wayward husband in a humorous way.
Jun 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
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Mar 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, historical
Mallory seeks the husband she hasn’t seen in years only to find the rake running from authorities who want to imprison him for debt. It appears his uncle, whom he’d left in charge of his estate while he went off to war, has stolen all his funds and borrowed from moneylenders in his name. Forced to flee with him, Mallory begs for a divorce. The man has made her destitute and cast out of her castle. But as she gets to know John better during their hideout on a farm where he gets a job as steward, ...more
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The story of Mallory and John and the marriage arranged by their parents. Mallory is marrying to save their home, John is marrying because his father is making him. John leaves on their wedding night never planning to return. He believes Mallory has everything she wants by having her home saved. John goes no with his rakish ways until years later Mallory shows up at his mistresses wanting a divorce. A stream of misunderstandings drive Mallory and John together running from the law. As a reader I ...more
Haley Osborn
Nov 07, 2009 rated it liked it
Great plot but it needed more time to flush out both the plot, characters and relationship between them. The characters were well presented but the romance was not as believable but still there, it came off as being far too early to be truly great. There was no climax to their situation and every thing was wrapped up way too fast without actually spending much time on the problem whats so ever. Spending more time on the acutal problem that they are facing might have helped cement the story and r ...more
This is pretty much your typical historical romance. Although, initially, very young, the heroine is wise beyond her years. While the hero is dashing, he is just as rich in foolishness and pride. The story does involve characters that come from either less than legitimate stock or humbling circumstances which is not altogether typical of regency romances and the aristocracy of those times. This twist on the main characters makes for more interest, empathy, and a deeper plot. A very pleasant read ...more
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have never read any of Cathy Maxwell's books before, but I thought the story was very sweet. Despite it being in Regency times when women tend to bend to whatever the male wants, it was nice to have a female lead who grew up to be strong and resourceful. Mallory thought John had abandoned her because he didn't want her, but there was a more complicated situation she wasn't aware of that made him run. I did feel like it took them a long time to figure out the mystery for them to all of a sudden ...more
Barbara ★
Jun 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
John Barron and Mallory Edwards are married the day after they meet. The next night John departs with no word for seven years. After losing the castle she lives in, Mallory heads to London to find her husband. He just happens to be at a party at his mistresses house. Believe me the sparks fly. John insists he provided for her and the estate but Mallory never saw the money. The new courtship is entertaining to behold and the mystery keeps the story moving along. Very enjoyable.
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
indeed love is lovelier the second time around for mallory and john. even if they didn't fell head over heels with each other when they first met, the second chance given to them brought a whole new feelings and perspective towards each other. mallory's character really touched me, since i can relate to what she feels, being an outsider. then again i also admire john's character too and how he soon realizes how much he love his wife. i love this story.
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
Not one of my favorites by Cathy Maxwell. I only made it half way thru the book because there was nothing at all to make me like the hero. He came off as a huge, irresponsible jerk and I found myself not caring at all what happened next so I gave up on the book. I still love Cathy Maxwell though, some of her books are on my Keeper Shelf.
Anissa Robere
May 30, 2014 rated it liked it
I love Cathy Maxwell but I feel like all her books end the same, the beginning and the middle are great but then everything comes to end. Everything just comes to a sweet, happy (abrupt) ending with only ten pages left in the book.
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Ceritanya ringan, emosi antara H/H tidak terlalu terasa. Menikah, ditinggalkan, ketemu lagi saat sang Hero sedang berada di rumah mistress nya, kabur berdua ke desa karena ada masalah hutang piutang, jatuh cinta lagi dan tamat.
Alma Mcmahan
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was one of Cathy Maxwells older books but it was still charming and a pleasure to read. It's a story of a young couple marrying to please their parents but eventually finding a true deep love once they grew up and got to know each other.
Jul 02, 2008 rated it liked it
Pretty good story - I liked the storyline of hiding out undercover as an estate steward.
Aug 28, 2008 rated it liked it
I liked this story line, but I am not a fan of "trashy romance novels" and this did not seem far off from falling in that category. I will probably not read any further works by this author
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
It's a decent book book but there was no magic in it. In the beginning there was a frisson of it. Unfortunately, it dissipated and was gone after a few chapters.
May 19, 2010 rated it liked it
I really liked the premise, but the heroine was too forgiving. Hero needed to grovel a bit!
3.5. Some amusing dialogue and writing is quite good.
Lucie "a heart so wild"
3.5* Good romance, but not the kind of memorable one.
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CATHY MAXWELL spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, "Why do people fall in love?" It remains for her the mystery of life and the secret to happiness.

She lives in beautiful Virginia with her children, horses, dogs, and cats.
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