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Anthony Ogilvy, Earl of Leighton fell in love with his best friend’s elder sister years ago—but she’d only had eyes for the dashing cavalry officer she’d later eloped with. Now, years later, and facing his mother’s insistence that it’s past time he married, Tony is wandering the notorious dark walk at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens when he stumbles upon none other than the now ...more
Kindle Edition, 56 pages
Published February 24th 2016 by Manda Collins
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Amary Chapman
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
This is a sweet and spicy historical romance. Tony, Earl of Leighton returns depressed from the war, only to meet up with childhood friend Portia.
That he believed himself responsible for her brother, his best friend's death, was the deepest part of his depression.
Each had always been attracted to the other, never acted on it before. They act on it, only to found out her brother's death was not an accident and the killer wants Portia. If you like your historicals sensual, grab this one. It is
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Meghan Edwards
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I quite like Tony, he is refreshingly honest with himself regarding his mental state (PTSD) after returning back from war. He acknowledges his own short-comings and how others may view him as being removed from how he sees himself.
Portia has to balance old hurts against new hopes; and is splendid in her strength of character and resolve. She may be small in stature; but she has a heart and mind to embolden her.
Overall, a s
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Nicole
Feb 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Cute. I didn't realize quite how short it was when I bought it. I was happy it was entertaining even in its short length. ...more
Diana Belchase
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Short, sweet, and jam packed with passion. All the best qualities of Collins in a novella-length book that is a satisfying gem as fans wait for her next full-length novel.
Hisgirl85
Feb 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Short, sweet historical romance. Felt the story could have been better shorter or longer. Would have liked to see what the author was intending to do with the heroine come to fruition.
Sieravonne
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
The synopsis was misleading. Portia's reluctantly to accept Tony wasn't because Tony was also a former soldier like her first husband. The reason was age gap (she was 6 years older than him) and their shared family history.

Furthermore, It wasn't explained how did Tretham, Portia's other suitor, killed her first husband.
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Sandra R
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. Well written Historical romance novella with a charming story about an ex soldier finally wooing and winning the woman he fell in love with as a young man. Very quick read.
GG
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
Too steamy, almost no storyline.
Donna Foster
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was so good

Sexy, funny, sad , and short.with a bit of mystery. Very enjoyable she packed a lot in this story can't wait for more.
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Sarah Andre
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Darling novella, that I read in one sitting! Tight character conflicts and a nice twist. Highly recommend.
Elaine
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fab short story from Manda Collins. Sometimes I like to read a good short story in between longer books - this was perfect and enjoyable!
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Manda Collins spent her teen years wishing she’d been born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books. An affinity for books led to a graduate degree in English, followed by another in Librarianship. By day, she works as an academic librarian at a small ...more

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