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Waiting for You

(Love in the Regency #1)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  334 ratings  ·  26 reviews

Jack Coltrane grew up with his father’s red-haired tomboy ward Meredith Fairfax chasing after him, always begging to tag along in his adventures during the years they resided at Coltrane House. Jack was variously annoyed, flattered, and as the years passed and childhood faded, both he and Merry sensed a slow change in their relationship.

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Kindle Edition, 411 pages
Published July 3rd 2014 (first published October 2000)
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Having read more than one of Kasey Michaels's offerings this one started out very well but began to soon unravel in my opinion.

The abbreviated synopsis: Young hero is the son of a lazy, cruel, and profligate nobleman and grows up with the heroine, a ward of the manor house owner. The son is forced into a wedding to the heroine so the evil nobleman can gain access to her fortune. The son is thereby shamed, threatened, and sent away, seemingly forever. The young heroine waits five long years for h
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5, rounded up. I count on Kasey Michaels to give me a gently humorous story with characters who are endearingly flawed. This did not disappoint. Surprisingly, the paranormal with Bard quotes wasn't a deal breaker.
Mar 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Good book

You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel yourselves and I really enjoyed reading this novel very much so. Shelley Ma
As a boy, Jack Coltrane, heir to the Coltrane House, spent his time hiding in the attic away from his drunken father. That is, until Merry comes along -- the tiny babe his father has been named ward of, and the young woman he will eventually grow to love as more than a sister. In a dark plan to secure Merry's fortune, Jack's father reveals the devastating secret that will tear them apart and force Jack to flee. Years pass, and now Jack is back to set things right for the girl he'll always love.. ...more
Jun 17, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. Merry has been the bright light in Jack's beleagured childhood - one he's spent hiding from his brutal and debauched father, and loving and taking care of Merry, an infant when she became his father's ward. Clancy and Cluny, a couple of Irish travelling Shakespearean actors arrive to entertain a house party and never leave as they fall in love with the children and decide to help bring them up. Merry has loved Jack for ever, but he can't reconcile his attraction for her with his belie ...more
Miccilina Piraino
Sep 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Overall good read, slow in spots.

I thought this to be an entertaining story with elements that were quite good. The ghosts, twists and red herrings along the way were nice. That being said, for a Kasey Michaels book, the plot
was slow and plodding in places and I found myself skimming to find better content. As writer myself, I find that spelling errors in e books occur frequently, grammar and syntax are sacrificed to speedy publication. Historical Romances should not be formulaic, but should be
Aug 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: regency, ghosts
I wanted to test my Kindle App and the book happened to be a free offering that day. Unfortunately, it was a waste of time. I'm not inclined towards melodrama in general, and I do prefer a wittier heroine and more of an alpha male character in a Regency. I might have given it 2* but the ghosts dropped the rating further. I believe they were supposed to provide some comic relief, but instead they felt awkward, annoying and completely unnecessary.
Kathy Bunbury
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This story has a little bit of everything!

This story is at times suspenseful, at times heart rending, at times sad, but underlaying it all the love between the characters makes you root for them. I loved the Shakespearian quotes and the Bard's actors, especially in death. Lots of twists and turns, with many surprises, but overall a delightful story.
Tina Ullrich
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Long journey home

For what is home but where the heart is. A very poignant story of two people finding their way in a world of difficult times and with no family to help. Creating their own family and living. Having a variety of people to help them and love them. That's what you will find in this story.
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good read

Very good read. Light on sensuality & romance, and heavy on the plot. There's a bit of paranormal in it, and while I don't usually go for that sort of thing, it did help move the story along somewhat.
Abbie G. Caywood
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Casey Michaels Never Disappoints!

I've been a Kasey Michaels fan a long time. I've never read one of her books I didn't enjoy. Intelligent, sympathetic character's, well plotted with action, suspense & humor. And the Regency Period always provides an interesting backgroud.

Norma Reasor
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A good beginning

Another fine Regency romance by Kasey Michaels. I read the second volume first, and although they're stand alone, it was great to meet Merry and Jack, and the giant Indian.
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Lazy writing - talking to oneself used to disguise exposition. Weird use of secondary characters, an excuse to spout Shakespeare?
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Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is a great book to read
Aug 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Slow read. I had trouble finishing the book. There were parts that I like, but a lot of it was just too much detail and little romance.
Little Red Readinghood
Love the author but this is not one of her best. Convoluted plot and somehow it couldn't keep my interest. Missing the liveliness of other works.
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
um... it was pretty bad. by far the ghosts were the worst part, but falling into bed with someone you had changed diapers on without much of any foreplay was also bad.
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
Well-written, for the most part, but it got off to a slow start and the romance wasn't as prevalent as I would have liked.
Dec 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: regency-romance
powerful guardian uses resources of his charge and destroys his son and her charge
Aug 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Romance, intrigue, scoundrels, orphans, and even ghosts. This book had all of it. I enjoyed reading this one and would read more of these Regency books - this was book one.
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed the story. And the ending - loved it! Was almost in tears! Cluny and Clancy stole my heart.
Marie Waters
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 21, 2015 03:21PM  
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Kasey Michaels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 100 books (she doesn't count them). Kasey has received three coveted Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, two for the historical romances, THE SECRETS OF THE HEART and THE BUTLER DID IT, and a third for contemporary romance LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY (that shows diversity, you see). She is a recipient of the RITA, a W ...more

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