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Say You'll Love Me

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All of Lady Abigail Hurst’s dreams seem to be coming true when at long last her childhood sweetheart asks for her hand. But when a maid is found dead, and her betrothed is the chief suspect, Abigail begins to wonder just what manner of man she's marrying...

The Marquess of Longcroft, Edmund Townsend, has always preferred complex mathematical equations to the trappings of so
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Published October 19th 2015 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Scandalous) (first published October 12th 2015)
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Caz
I've given this a D at AAR.

The most positive thing I can say about Ally Broadfield’s Say You’ll Love Me is that it’s a quick read. And I mean QUICK. Everything happens at breakneck speed so there is no time to develop the romance, get to know the characters or craft a sufficiently interesting plot. What there is of a plot is actually little more than a series of convenient happenstances that just, well, happen, one after the other.

At the ball held to celebrate her betrothal to her childhood swe
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Julie
Say You'll Love Me by Ally Broadfield is 2015 Entangled ( Scandalous) publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

A Charming Ode to Fairytales!

Abigail gets the shock of her life when at her very own engagement ball, she discovers her fiance, Robert, in a compromising position with his sister's maid. Before she can come to grips with what she witnessed, the ladies maid vanishes and is later found dead, making Robert the number
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Holly
Oct 18, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, 2015
This was a cute, fun regency romp. Nothing too serious, swoony, or too love crazed. Just a nice little getaway into the early 1800's. Abigail was sweet. She wasn't too forthright, nor was she a simpering fool either. Edmond was also sweet if not a bit nerdy. Their romance wasn't filled with a lot of chemistry but I could see them falling in love. It also didn't have the witty banter I usually love between couples but it didn't stop me from liking them. I did like the murder angle to the story. I ...more
Elaine
This is a Regency romance and murder mystery which makes an enthralling read.

Lady Abigail Hurst is attending her own engagement ball when she witnesses her betrothed propositioning his sister’s maid. When that maid disappears and is murdered during that same ball, all the indication are that her betrothed is the culprit. How can she remain betrothed to him if he is guilty? She is determined to find out who killed the poor maid. In an effort to do so, she entreats her best friend, Georgina, to h
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Nadia
You know how, like, all historical romance novels have a heroine that is always so different than the rest of the brainwashed maidens of the ton, and she's like, always upset she can't meet the high standards set by the society, but secretly revels in her difference? And a dashing rake or scoundrel of a duke, viscount or any other sort of nobleman, falls for the heroine because of her uniqueness among the blandness of all the other girls, who are so booooring in their proper ways.

Well, you're no
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eyes.2c
Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
murder and marriage!

What do you think when you see your childhood friend and betrothed arguing, and more, in the darkened hallways with a young woman during your engagement ball, and then later that same young woman is found dead?
You cannot cry off as that would display a belief in your fiancé's guilt, you dread to believe the worst! You can decide to investigate!
The Marquess of Longcroft, Edmund Townsend finds himself aiding his sister's friend, Lady Abigail Hurst. Generally engrossed in mathem
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Ki
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ally Ally Ally!!! Her books always makes me feel giddy and loved whenever she has a new release. And this is another one of them. All her books has been keepers for me ever since I first read her short….actually novella, Just A Kiss like a year ago. I didn’t know then that she was going to be an auto buy author. Just A Kiss was her debut and maybe wasn’t intended to be a part of a series but I knew I had to ask her about making it a series with my bountiful questions after reading it.I’m so glad ...more
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks
Lady Abigail Hurst has all her ducks in a row, just like any lady of the ton strives to do. It is her betrothal ball to the man she has always wanted to marry, or so she thought until she finds him in a hallway up close and intimate with his sister's maid. When said maid's body shows up floating in the river, Abigail struggles with her feelings about her fiance and about the engagement. Against her better judgement, she is drawn into supporting her fiance, Robert, until he is either proven innoc ...more
Denise Van plew
At first I was not quite sure of this one because of the title which leaned toward kinda silly to me but remembered era it was set in. By the time I turned the last page (not realizing it was already) I was flabbergasted because it had quite surprisingly swept me away. The era, characters, and the storyline combined with the talent of this author is what had me hostage for a few hours. That was only how long it took me once I picked up the novel and after the turn of the first few pages that is ...more
Inishowen Cailín
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great blend of romance and murder mystery. I'm already itching to read the next book in the series.

Edmund is quite an adorable character. He's more interested in Science and mathematical equations than having a social life. However, he puts his interests aside in order to help Lady Abigail discover the truth about her fiancé. I liked Abigail's inquisitive nature and her sense of self worth. She was not afraid to question the wisdom of the men around her when their lack of judgement directly a
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Fizza
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great historical fiction, mystery plus romance, this book kept me captivated from the very beginning until the end. The story flowed smoothly with some twists and turns. It was sweet and quite entertaining.

Lady Abigail might be engaged to a murderer and in danger herself. She needs answers because without them she cannot get married. She wants to do the right thing and support her betrothed but can't help but suspect foul play. In this time of distress she sought help from her best friend's br
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
This is my first book by Ally Broadfield but will not be my last. I really liked her writing and will quickly be finding more. of her books. Lady Abigail Hurst is our heroine, who is engaged to be married. But at her engagement ball she finds husband to be in a compromising position with a maid...who later turns up dead. Abigail turns to her best friends brother and our hero, The Marquess of Longcroft, Edmund
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Brittany
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this from Netgalley/ Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. So what would you do if your fiancés mistress turns up murdered? This was an awesome read. I loved the story and just about everything about it. However, I did not like that for being such a huge part of the story the murder solving literally was about a page long. I just wanted more in that area. Other than that this was a pretty good historical read.
Katherina
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Edmund is in my top ten of romance heroes: alpha male but not patronizing,determined but respectful, studious but ready for action if needed. Abigail's behaviour seems fitting for a young lady during that time period: she's curious and questioning but very aware of rules and consequences. These two great main characters combine with great writing guarantee an enjoyable story. For more romance reviews, check out my website:https://katherinasbooks.wordpress.com
Tin
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Disclosure: I received this ARC through Netgalley. Thank you to Ally Broadfield and Entangled Publishing for the opportunity. Yes, this is an honest review.

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A lady who loves fairy tales, and a marquess who loves Math -- how can you not want to read a book with such characters?

Then you discover that said lady is engaged to another man, whose mistress disappears on the night of his engagement, and is later discovered dead.

I was intrigued, so I requested an ARC.

By anyone's definition, Abigail
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Amy A
Oct 14, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this could be closer to a 3.5 for me. The overall story ended up being pretty sweet I just think that the direction was a little unfocused.

Lady Abigail and the Marquess of Longcroft are thrown together in the pursuit of solving the murder of the mistress of Lady Abigail's fiance. Since obviously Abigail does not want to betrothed to a murderer, her need for figuring out the truth is understandable. Seeing that Abigail is a good friend of his younger sister, Longcroft (Edmund), agrees to
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Connie Fischer
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
London - 1815

Robert Wrexham, Viscount Hinsdale, and Lady Abigail Hurst have been betrothed since they were children. Their families’ homes border on each other and the two grew up together.

At their betrothal ball, Abigail catches sight of Robert attempting to seduce a maid in the back corridor. The maid then disappeared and the next morning was found floating in the Thames, having been strangled to death. It is discovered that she was Robert’s mistress and he is then charged with her murder. Ro
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Angela Withrow TheArdentReader
Lady Abigail thinks she is on the precipice of being the happiest person!
Her childhood crush has asked for her hand and she is just getting ready to attend their betrothal ball.
She should be happy. Until she sees a couple in the shadows of a dark and deserted hall off of the ballroom. She realizes it is her betrothed
and his mistress! She is heartbroken! Sha can not believe he has a mistress. He has asked for her hand and they are supposed to be together. But
can she forgive him this as long as
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Monique
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
SAY YOU’LL LOVE ME is an utter delight: it successfully combines a captivating mystery and an enchanting love story, and fabulous characters. It is the evening of the betrothal ball for Robert Wrexham, Viscount Hinsdale, and Lady Abigail Hurst. They have been promised to each other since they were children, they have known each other forever, but Robert has been away and travelled for several years and he’s changed. While on her way to the retiring room, Abigail sees a man groping a woman who se ...more
Amy Alvis
Lady Abigail Hurst is excited to finally announce her betrothal to her childhood sweetheart. But when he ends up being the prime suspect in his mistress's murder, Abigail realizes that he is not the man that she thought he was. Turning to her best friend's brother for help, she hopes to learn if her fiance is innocent or not.

Edmund Townsend, the Marquess of Longcroft, prefers to work mathematical equations over attending society events. But when Abigail asks for his help, he can't turn her down.
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Kiltsandswords
This book was a fast read that had a very solid mystery plot. I liked the characters and found them interesting to read about. I wished that they were more developed - like why was Edmund so interested in equations and what happened to Heneritta's marriage? I found Abigail to be a victim who tried very hard to fight the injustices put upon her. I found the romance moved slowly for me. WHile the slow build up did lead to passion, I found myself looking at the pages passing and wondering when eith ...more
Montessorilibrarian
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I finished this book in one sitting. The characters were well drawn and unique. I loved that the heroine was a fan of fairy tales and fought to make sure she got her own happily ever after. The hero didn't believe in anything that couldn't be proven mathematically at the beginning of the story, but by the end the heroine had caused him to to change his mind and the ending is simply sublime and destined to remain one of my favorites. In a time where authors and editors are rushing to put out mult ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
This is my first book by Ally Broadfield but will not be my last. I really liked her writing and will quickly be finding more. of her books. Lady Abigail Hurst is our heroine, who is engaged to be married. But at her engagement ball she finds husband to be in a compromising position with a maid...who later turns up dead. Abigail turns to her best friends brother and our hero, The Marquess of Longcroft, Edmund Townsend. Edmund has always been smart, bookish and Abigail feels that he would be of g ...more
Vero Stro
Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book! Ally Broadfield has written a story where mystery and romance are perfectly balanced.

The premise of the book is that the mistress of Abigail's fiancee, Edmund is found mudered.

The characters were very real, well depicted and the book was very well written.

Ally Broadfield is a new author to me.


I received an Arc by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.
Elaine
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The more I read Ally Broadfield, the more I love her work. This is an absolutely delightful story. I read it in one sitting because I could not put it down. I had real pleasure reading this book.


Second reading 3.6.18 5☆
Sally Hannoush
Sep 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thought this story was a great cozy romance. It was a real page turner with enough love and mystery to keep it moving along. The happy ever after was expected but was still nice to read.
Ki
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, arc, ebook
Ally Ally Ally!!! Her books always makes me feel giddy and loved whenever she has a new release. And this is another one of them. All her books has been keepers for me ever since I first read her short….actually novella, Just A Kiss like a year ago. I didn’t know then that she was going to be an auto buy author. Just A Kiss was her debut and maybe wasn’t intended to be a part of a series but I knew I had to ask her about making it a series with my bountiful questions after reading it.I’m so glad ...more
Luli
Aunque no te puedes tomar muy en serio esta historia y aunque no tiene mucho rigor histórico, estaba siendo bastante entretenida hasta que la cosa se torció.
Tenemos a la protagonista, Abigail, prometida a su vecino y amigo de la infancia, al que lleva años sin ver, y aún así se sorprende de que no es el hombre que ella pensaba que era, pero bueno, podemos pasar por alto este detalle y disfrutar de la interacción de los dos protagonistas.
Ha estado mejor resuelto el misterio que el romance. El mis
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Blue Falcon
Feb 16, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This review is of “Say You’ll Love Me” by Ally Broadfield, a book I agreed to read as part of the Carolyn Awards competition.

The Story: The book begins in London, April, 1815. There, Lady Abigail Hurst, the heroine of the book, is having a party to celebrate her betrothal to Robert Wrexham, Viscount Hinsdale. The celebration is marred, however, by the death of a maid, Sarah Davies, who worked for Hinsdale’s sister and whose death is ruled a homicide. Abigail decides to investigate the murder he
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Pavitra (For The Love of Fictional Worlds)
I received an eARC of the book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really liked the blurb of the book. The fact that the Hero was portrayed to be an intellectual, rather than the brawny characters usually found in run of the mill Historical Romances. And I had prayed and hoped that the author would do it justice too.

I was sadly, mistaken. Oh don’t get me wrong, both Abigail and Edmund were perfectly likeable on their own. But together? There was absolutely no chemistry, they were
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