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A Love That Never Tires

(Linley & Patrick #1)

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Librarian note: Older covers for this edition can be found here: 01-Nov-2014, Aug-2015.

Linley Talbot-Martin is a girl who likes to get her hands dirty. As the daughter of a famous archaeologist, she’s been everywhere and seen everything—except London. When the Talbot-Martin team travels there for her father’s investiture, Linley finally gets her wish. But when the time com
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Kindle Edition, 379 pages
Published November 2017 by Fifty Forty Productions (first published November 1st 2014)
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Erin
Mar 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kobo, series, books-i-own
A little bit of an unconventional historical romance that takes readers from Morocco to London to India as an archeologist 's daughter finds herself falling for a British lord in pre World War I (1912/1913) It started out really great and I loved free spirited Linley, but once part two began and Patrick was rushing to India to "surprise " Linley, I suddenly lost interest. ...more
Hail
Jan 19, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
"A Love That Never Tires" - I was tired of it by the end.

Most of the book I found very forced. Linley and Patrick spent a lot of time moaning at one another. I think this was to create a kind of 'heated passion' but personally I just found them irritating.
Linley's Father was very selfish and his team was the most unorganised archaeological unit I have ever read about. (view spoiler)
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La Bibliòteca
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a man who reads stereotypical books for men(I.e.crime, science fiction,etc...)I will admit I had low expectations for my first historical romance read. However those expectations were quickly forgotten as I dwelled into this book. What stuck out most for me were the vivid descriptions of the settings and time in which they took place in. The author has a unique talent of putting me in these varying locations...whether it be in downtown London or on an African coast. What surprised me was how ...more
Please Pass the Books
The descriptions are magnificent, the characters are likeable (mostly), and the story itself is wonderfully written. I absolutely loved how the scenes and settings are so well integrated between dialogue--a miraculous feat for a debut indie novel--instead of lumped into long winded narratives. You get behind the eyes of the characters and see what they see, as they see it. Just wonderful.

I agree with another reviewer that in the follow up (which I hope comes fast!) that we see less of Linley's f
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Darla
May 27, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So this book was ok for me overall, it wasn't bad it wasn't great. There were some funny parts that made me laugh, and there were some sweet moments too. This was another free book I found on the Bookbub.com website and I will say that I am glad I didn't pay for it solely because it was just "ok". There were moments and behaviors that seemed incongruous with the characters (mostly Linley), from one moment to the next that made them seem inconsistent and unbelievable. That worked on my reading ne ...more
✨ Gramy ✨
There was obviously a lot of time, effort, and research poured into the contents of this book. They all melded together very nicely. I would much rather give up the sexually descriptive scenes to have learned more about how the archeological party reunited, how the father of the bride reacted to his daughter's recovery, the wedding news, as well as the place and wedding event. I felt very cheated by the conclusion of this particular book. Discovering there are three more to follow about this par ...more
K.
Trigger warnings: serious illness, slut shaming, death of a sibling (in the past), graphic description of wounds.

Their love may never tire, but I certainly did.

I think a big part of my problem with this is that it was described as "Downton Abbey meets The Mummy" when it was in fact neither of those things. The two leads were utterly lacking in chemistry. The writing was aggressively mediocre. The extreme hatred of suffragettes was...baffling, to say the least. I rolled my eyes on every second
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Mystica
Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shades of Georgette Heyer mixed up with a bit of Far Eastern travel!

A story involving a young girl, brought up by her father in a very unconventional style (for the time). Living her life in archaelogical ruins and coming to London as they are dead broke and he must find a financier for his next trip to discover the temple ruins which beckon so enticingly. Linley knows that her duty is to help her father obtain those finances by hook or by crook and to this end she goes along with his plans in L
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Ingrid Spera
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I will admit that I read this just as a lovey-dovey fluff piece, but I was very pleasantly surprised by what I found! This book has a depth I wasn't expecting and fairly believable characters that I was able to connect with which was completely unexpected. I wish the ending had been drawn out more, but overall a really enjoyable read! ...more
Melinda
Feb 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
UGH. I can't believe I actually finished this book. It started out promising, but just got ridiculous and more frustrating as the chapters wore on. Linley was the most frustrating character. I liked her initially, but she turned into a completely different person by the end. ...more
Mela
I have read this book, but I don't remember how long ago. I think a few years ago. What is more important, I remember that I enjoyed that a novel took place in an interesting places (this was why I had hopes that it would be worth reading). But I fear that it wasn't very much accurate with a historical reality (probability of a human behaviour, manners and so on). Nonetheless, if I recall it correctly, a romance had a few nice points.

It is for free now on Amazon. As for free you can give it a tr
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Brittany
I don't typically read historical fiction from this time period but it sounded interesting. The first half was good with Linley and Patrick meeting and Linley getting introduced to London life. However, things go downhill fast once the head to India. Linley has a series of awkward conversations that made me cringe. Regardless of her upringing, I have a really hard time with a smart girl like her being so naive about basic social protocols and expectations. She also flip flops from being an indep ...more
Kathy Bryson
An interesting story that does a credible job of presenting attitudes and habits of the time period it's set in. Lindley's father makes absolute decisions even to the point of hauling his daughter up the mountains in Tibet. Patrick expects his wife to be a virgin. The old-fashioned attitudes are striking to a modern perspective, but the sex scenes aren't old-fashioned which makes for an awkward fit. Otherwise well-written with a strong love story. ...more
Jacqueline Driggers
First, this is a cliffhanger book; which is not told in the blurb. Second, this isn't really a historical romance, which I've read lots of. Third, the book is at it's best at the beginning, and is downhill from there.

The beginning of the book is the best part. But the latter half of the book is not very good, and rather gruesome towards the end. The characters aren't that great, and the storyline drags on too long and isn't very good.

Bright spot is I picked this book up for free.
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Elle
Sep 28, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-cannot
Boo. I quit this book. I made it about 80% in but when she started begging for sex while she was sick I could not. Could not. I mean it was not even a great story anyway but then that awkward sex scene and then some weird promise of abortion? Like, oh, did you take this book from the 1910’s and try to insert some backwards liberal story into it. Boo. Boo. Boo. The characters were not love-able either.
Shelby A
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was another book introduced to me by BookBub, it sounded good with all the travel and adventure.
It was not that great. Although they went to exotic places, it was more about these two being together and not telling each other they were in love with the other. It was good writing, not very exciting, and of course there was turmoil and someone had to be near death. All in all, I say "meh".
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Sheila Carsins
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovely Story!

It looks like they got it right. True love is rare and precious, and if you find it, you should cherish it. Nothing lasts forever, enjoy every moment like it's the last.
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Cyndy
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good.

I visualize the the characters from the English Patient while reading. Finley an archeologists daughter and Patrick an English Lord are exact opposites but was drawn to each other. Their adventure is riveting. I am looking forward to their next adventure.
Susan
Nov 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, mindless read.

Beach read, maybe. A bit too obvious for my taste. More background, details about archeology or the monks, or anything might provide some substance, but it's lacking. Don't think I'll continue with the trilogy.
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Paige
Nov 27, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. The book started out well, but it got progressively more irritating, fake, and a little ridiculous. I wanted to like it, but I just wasn't sold on the characters. I'm probably being a little harsh, but I definitely wouldn't have wanted to spend money on it (I got it free through iBooks) ...more
Carol
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to like this book, after reading the synopsis, but I couldn't. The story was all over the place. The lead characters were not consistent. I did push through and finish the book. ...more
Joan
Good fun historical romance with a difference. Nice prose and a plot that drew me in. My real gripe is the 'clunky' title that somehow sounds all wrong.

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Katie Chapman
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent

A wonderful historical tale set just prior to WWI. This should be made into a movie or BBC series. Interesting places and characters.
Wealhtheow
Patrick Wolford, Marquess of Kyre, feels bored and empty. Looking for some excitement he travels to South Africa for big game hunting, and along the way he runs into Linley Talbot-Martin. She's not like anyone he's ever met before: she wears pants, travels unchaperoned and unafraid, and has none of the delicate accomplishments expected from a woman of her class. After a few intense days together, they part ways. Unexpectedly they meet again in London, where Linley's father is being knighted and ...more
Nicole
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Love that Never Tires
Patrick, Lord Kyre is at a loss of what to do with his life. After loosing several family members and raising his younger sister, he decides to travel after marrying her off. On his way to hunt in Africa, he meets Linley at a hotel in Morocco. He is instantly intrigued by this daughter of renowned archeologist and the freedom that she represents. After spending just a short time together there, he thinks he will never see her again. He is pleasantly surprised when he learn
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Sabine
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
They got me with the slogan "mixture of The Mummy and Downton Abbey" and from the first pages I was hooked on the story. It was completely different from all other books I've had in this genre and I loved it. Linley and Patrick came from completely different backgrounds and I guess that's what made it so interesting and special - at least for me. There were some things I didn't like such as the behaviour of Archie, Reginald and Schoville but with Archie the worst of the bunch. I'm still not sure ...more
Alice Taylor
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Love that Never Tires is the first book in the Linley and Patrick Edwardian Adventure series. Linley Talbot-Martin is a girl who has traveled the world abut not spent time with society. She wants to learn about archeology expeditions and ancient artifacts not what makes the prettiest dress. Patrick Wolford Marquess of Kyre is a man with connections and power but is keeping up appearances to cover his money issues and dwindling finances. He should find him a rich heiress to marry but then he me ...more
Timothy Hendricks
May 12, 2019 rated it liked it
There were things I liked about this book and a lot that I didn’t like. I thought the book was well researched and for the most part well written. What I didn’t like is that it is a fairly lengthy book that ends in a cliffhanger. It appears that you need to buy and read at least 2 more books to get to a conclusion. Also, I don’t feel the title of the book fits. Linley seemed to care for her Father than she did Patrick and this even after Patrick risks his own life to save her life. This after he ...more
J Young
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A heartwarming romance!

Linley Talbot-Martin had an unconventional childhood. While other young British women were shopping, attending balls, and playing the pianoforte, Linley was following her father around the world, surviving danger, and participating in archaeological digs. She was not above wishing to see London, have friends, and perhaps meet a man or two, but she would never forfeit her freedoms or leave her father.

Patrick Wolford, Lord Kyre, has always been a responsible peer of the real
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Donna
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the saga, bogged down in the middle

Enjoyable read with characters travelling and plot progression in each locale. I really enjoyed the first half of the book. When the characters go to India and Patrick joins them, things got a little inconsistent (imo). There is a point where Patrick is bullied by Reggie. I didn't think Linley's reaction was consistent. From there, I found the characters wishy washy and found myself skimming thru several chapters. The father's decision to push on when t
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