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Already His

(The Caversham Chronicles #2)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  829 ratings  ·  51 reviews
She’s loved him all her life.

Lady Elise Halden knows how to get a horse to bend to her will with a gentle touch and subtle coaxing. But she’s learning that bringing the new Earl of Camden to heel is nothing like training a horse. If she has any hope of reining in the Earl’s affections, she will need a plan. With help from her friend Lady Beverly, and her sister-in-law the
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Published May 3rd 2013 by Sandy Raven LLC
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Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I find myself adoring the characters in this book as much as I adored Ren and Lia in the previous one. I also think that this one is a bit more on the humorous side as it made me laugh out loud on many places.

In the second book in the Caversham Chronicles we get reacquainted with Elise, Ren’s little sister, the one that’s a tomboy and horse mad. I wasn’t that impressed with her in Lia and Ren’s story, but Ms. Raven made sure I had enough of her background in this book and that was fortunate as I
Tracy Emro
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I enjoyed this book, it fell short of 5 stars for only one reason - I don't think Michael groveled nearly enough and I don't think the problem that caused the rift in the first place was explained to the reader - I mean I can guess why, but it would have been better if someone said that to Michael in story rather than assuming that the reader knew why he was wrong.

Other than that - I loved it! As with her first book, the story flows nicely and is extremely well written.

Now I wait ( rat
May 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
A quick and easy romance, this book takes place a year or so after the events of the first book and depicts the story of Elise, the sister of the hero from the first book and his best friend, Michael.

The story is not entirely unique, but the way the book is written, it flows nicely and kept me engaged. I loved seeing the characters from the previous book and although this installment was not as steamy as the first, it had some great tension scenes that kept me turning the pages, so to speak.

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Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good Story

The story started out slow but steadily picked up its pace. Elise has forever been in live with Michael and it was only when she was old enough to have her own come out did Michael really took notice of her. From there they had their journey of ups and downs leading to their happy ending. The only thing I did not like about this story is how slow it was in the beginning. And then there was the endless introspection. I did enjoy the emotions it evoked once the exciting parts of the plot
Apr 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Too long, imbalance in power, heroine a bit silly at times, very overwritten with clunky sentence construction, anachronistic language and weird vocabulary choices.
Jul 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Not even close to as good as 1st in series
Jan 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"

"Already His" is Bk 2 of The Caversham Chronicles. This is Michael Earl of Camden and Elise the sister of the Duke of Caversham Ren's story. Michael is also, Ren's best friend. One of the plots with Elise caused me to give this story 3 stars instead of 5. Being a much older women and born in a time when Elise's physical condition would not be accepted or believable. We didn't have this medical knowledge about the female body at the time. So I understood Michael's apprehension
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Already His
By: Sandy Raven The Caversham Chronicles Book 2

Is age really nothing but a number? Can Elise's childhood love become a budding romance with her brothers best friend? Michael made Ren promise years ago that their sisters were off limits to one another. At the time that wasn't a problem. Until Ren's younger sister made her debut. Michael could see she was no longer the little brat who once tormented him with her crush on him. She was now a beautiful woman ready for marriage and he was a
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Note: I received this book for free through GoodReads FirstReads.

So far, this is my favorite book in the series! I just loved it! Elise is just the perfect example of a female lead with a strong backbone that doesn't disappear or waver. She stands up for what she wants and believes. She doesn't change just because a man tells her to or pays attention to her. Due to this part of Elise's nature, she often keeps the male lead, Michael, on his toes and constantly trying to understand her and get to
Amanda Thornton
Dec 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Lots of grammatical errors

I don't know why, but either the author or the editors of this series, or both, need to go back to ninth grade and learn some grammar rules. Tense shifts and incorrect verb usage abound, as well as some weird misuse of prepositions. There are MANY run-up sentences and fragments as well, most of which could be fixed with a middle school grammar reference book. The stories and characters are interesting, if formulaic but the real problem is poor grammar. I thought maybe i
Sue A. Hart
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Already His continues with the Caversham family and Ren’s little sister Elise, who lost her mother at birth, then her father and step mother, leaving her brother to raise her. The story shows the hurt child who finds comfort in her horses and loses her heart to her brother’s best friend, Michael. Her efforts to make her feelings known is quite amusing. By the time she is brought out, she is still much in love with him and her goal to make him notice her as a woman works. The heartfelt emotions w ...more
Anna Markland
Jul 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the characters’ lives in this book. The story reads like an intimate family chronicle. The constraints and expectations placed on members of 19th century English aristocracy are skillfully worked into the plot, and effectively transport the reader back to that time and place. The characters struggle to conform and yet be true to themselves and their emotions.
Ms. Raven’s descriptions of period garments are beautifully done, adding to the credibility of the setting.
Oct 31, 2014 rated it liked it
The Caversham Chronicles #2
I was thoroughly enjoying this book with lots of laugh out loud moments and some tearful ones too, and then I hit the spot in the book where **SPOILER ALERT** Elise decides that she can't possibly wait the 6 weeks until Michael's family comes out of mourning so they can get married. No, she, the 17-year-old virgin miss, decides she wants him now and sets about seducing her betrothed, Michael. I just didn't find this turn in the storyline, believable and thus the rest o
Joan Osborne
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Truly enjoyed it!

Elise fell in love with Michael when she was ten years old and carried a torch for him into adulthood. Michael had always thought Elise's infatuation with him annoying but tolerated it because she was his best friends little sister. When Elise had her come out, she was determined to make Michael love her as much as she loved him and what a determined young woman she was! I absolutely loved Elise and her interactions with Michael but have to admit that I was frustrated with Micha
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: period
Rating: 2.5 stars

This book was okay... but it didn't blow me away. The suspense caused by the revelation of the Villain was interrupted by the obligatory sex scenes (that caused all the melodrama) and to my mind, this disrupted the timing/pacing of the novel. After that point, the story lost the tension, kind of like underwear that's accidentally been put through the tumble dryer.

Not a keeper for me.
AUDIOBOOK:Listened to it Jan. 24 to 26 2014

Narrator:Dennis Kleinman & Victoria J. Mayers
Well this one was way to long. It drags really drags way to much.
Didn't feel any thing real about either Elyse or Micheal. The love scenes were strongly lacking. And the plot fell much to short.

I did find the double narration a bit less confusing than in the first book but the narrators were not good at voices and at times sounded like they were trying to hard.
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What I love about these type of novels is that they're short, sweet and an easy read you don't really have to think about. SPOILER (possibly) I love the book and the storyline but I think the kidnapping was too similar to Lias kidnapping and Sinclair should have just gone - not needed in my eyes don't like him :') I also loved that we got to see the names of all the babies which always gets left out in other books and it annoys me :) ...more
Louiseann Walter
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I was prepared for the usual sequel but I was so surprised. Tears, laughter, adventure, and heartache made this book so enjoyable and of course all the reference to the previous books was astounding. Hope you read the prequel and book one so you don't miss anything. Now I am on to book 3 hope it is as good as first three(includes prequel).
Wendy Tavenner
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved the book. Elise and Michaels story was a wonderful read!! Elise has loved Michael since she was a little girl and promised to marry him. Michael promised his best friend Ren that sisters were off limits. It's getting harder and harder for Michael to keep his promise after he sees how much his little Elise has grown up. A great 2nd book in the series!! ...more
Nov 25, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this book as an unexpected extra for a Goodread's giveaway.

Elise and Michael's romance was, on paper, good. The storyline was good, but something about the execution or the way it played out left me a little ... disappointed or wanting more. It was worth the read, but just not quite what I wanted.
Jun 22, 2016 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this story except for two points- no one explained to Michael why Elise *was* telling the truth (no spoilers) when it could have been easily explained by Elise's grandmother and there were a number of grammatical and spelling errors- "for she and Ren", "for all that they have done for he and Beverly..." for example. But then I'm kind of a grammar stickler. ...more
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. I couldn't give it five stars only because of the number of times I got so frustrated with Elise due to her reactions over really trivial things. But overall I liked it and I plan on reading more from this author. ...more
Holly Bargo
Jan 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Sweet romance drags

I only made it to the 51% mark. The story thus far is sweet, but it drags. It's predictable. Any, although I liked the story as far as I read it, I got bored with it.
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Elise had loved Michael since she was fourteen. But Michael and her brother were best friends and they had promised each other that sisters were off limits. So even though he has began to notice her he can't do anything about it. ...more
Judy Lavik
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You'll need extra tissues

If a romance engages me, gets me to care for the characters, and empathize with them over their troubles, I will generally shed a few tears. This book caused me to shed buckets of them.
Vanessa Abel
Feb 28, 2015 rated it liked it
it's just ok

I liked the first book in this series better than the second. There were a lot of typos in both which always bothers me. This story just never came together it was choppy and you really didn't feel the love between the two characters. A lot of unexplained details
Mar 14, 2015 rated it really liked it

I enjoy this so much and you will also I have read hundreds of novels in this era and I can promise you that you will be glad you took my advice. Bravo Lady Raven you are now another wonderful book writer I have found. Me. D From New York city.
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book! I could not put it down! I didn't think that this series could get any better, but the author surprised me yet again. I cannot wait until the third book! ...more
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Sandy Raven has a husband who spoils her rotten, and kids that are just a hair’s breadth away from perfect. She’s addicted to House Hunters International and has never missed an episode, though she acknowledges that she could never live in most of those countries because the houses are just too small. She is also addicted to Starbucks’ Chai Latte, and never passes up an opportunity to have one.


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