Marry in Haste
From the award-winning author of The Summer Bride comes the first in a charming new historical romance series where marriages of convenience turn into true love matches.
Major Calbourne Rutherford returns to England on the trail of an assassin, only to find he’s become Lord Ashendon, with the responsibility for vast estates and dependent relatives. Cal can command the tough
I will admit that I was a little apprehensive about picking up Marry in Haste, the first in Anne Gracie’s new Marriage of Convenience series, having been rather disappointed with the last couple of books in her Chance Sisters quartet. But the premise of a hastily arranged marriage of convenience drew me like a moth to a flame, and I’m so glad it did because this is a delightful book and I loved it to bits. The two principals are bea ...more
I loved both Emm and Cal! Together they were just perfect!
I appreciated that Emm did not fall in love with Cal at first sight and that she was able to rebuff all his offers with an impeccable logic! It was so fun to read how Cal was confounded when he thought his offers were everything a woman could hope for!
But, at the same time I loved him because he was not an idiot and was able to recognize ...more
Here are some of my thoughts:
• For a book called Marry in Haste, it was realllllly slow. Like the marriage in haste literally didn’t even happen until like halfway through the book. So the 1st half was IMO kinda dull. I think we spent too much time providing background about Cal, his sisters, and his niece.
• However, the 2nd half is everything as it should be, I think. I thought the sisters and niece were kinda annoying and ungratefu ...more
Major Calbourne (Cal) Rutherford is taking a temporary absence from soldiering upon discovering that the Earldom of Ashendon has, surprisingly, fal ...more
A marriage of convivence between Major Calbourne (Cal) Rutherford who arrives in England to find an unexpected inheritance after the death of his elder brother and teacher Miss Emmaline (Emm) Westwood, who finds her life veering in an unexpected trajectory when CCal makes his offer of marriage.
Cal's outrage at realising (view spoiler)[Emm wasn't a virgin on their wedding night (hide spoiler)] had me rolling my eyes. I know it;s a HR read, but I wanted a different reaction. Luckily C ...more
I fell in love with Anne Gracie’s writing when I read her Chance Sisters series, and the one thing that struck me when I read her newest offering, Marry in Haste, was her unique way of bringing people together in her stories and creating a family. Cal’s attempts to catch an assassin bring him back to England and the remnants of the family he left behind. Things are a little tense as his younger sisters refuse to obey his rules, so he promptly decides they need someone who can k ...more
Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (live 5/19)
Oh. My. Word. Marry in Haste was a wonderful beginning to her newest series. Full of hope, humor, second chances and new beginnings. It was everything wonderful with Gracie's writing and will sweep you away and leave you utterly spent and satisfied.
Okay, okay, so the background bits behind the awesome. Cal is a military man. A military man used to order, barking out commands and having them followed instantly Some ...more
Imagine our poor hero who is suddenly thrust with responsibility of these three and a title.
The hero and heroine have barley spent any time together. Halfway through the book and there is no marriage! Definitely not in haste! :/
It's all about the hero's half-siblings.
Plus he is supposed to be an assassin and that isn't happening either.
Author: Anne Gracie
Title: Marry in Haste
Series: Marriage of Convenience
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Major Calbourne Rutherford returns to England on the trail of an assassin, only to find he’s become Lord Ashendon, with the responsibility for vast estates and dependent relatives. Cal can command the toughest of men, but his wild half-sisters are quite another matter. They might just be his undoing.When he discovers ...more
Adorably sweet read. I enjoyed the character development of the hero. Very realistic progression of love and emotions. I also loved the secondary characters, George and Lily. I can't wait to read their books!
Major Calborne Rutherford
Looking forward to reading more books by this author. ...more
This is the first time I have read Anne Gracie, but she has been on my list since I met her at the RT Convention last year. She was great fun! I am excited for this series as well because marriages of convenience and stolen brides are my tied for my favorite historical romance trope, and to have a whole series has me greedy for the next book. The setting of this story is Bath and London in the early 19th Century after the end of the Napoleonic wars, and our main characters are roughly 28 y/o.
Upon his return to England, Major Calbo ...more
It's been a while since I read a book by Anne Gracie. What I do remember (and my ratings on Goodreads tend to confirm that) is that I liked them a lot. So, I decided to give this book a shot.
I am rather fond of the marriage of convenience trope, so that part was definitely to my taste.
I had serious issues with the Cal's desire to just get rid of his obligations to his sister and estate and leave. Especially the sisters. Just marry them off and let them be someone else's problem ...more
It did take a while for the story to gel. But given the fact that the same gelling was taking place with every character within the story. The period of maturation was and is more than appropriate.
Although Cal's "bull in a China shoppe" first approach to both marriage and guardianship; leaves a great deal to be desired.
All of the characters are a sheer delight to read. And each of the girls and their given idiosyncrasies will be a joy to explore ...more
In case you imagine we were a filthy rich ...more