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Preview — Love With the Proper Husband by Victoria Alexander
Love With the Proper Husband
Miss Gwendolyn Townsend has seen her late fath ...more
Marcus (non-rake, non-nerd), an earl, & Gwen, dtr of a
viscount, were fated to be together, per their late fathers
(true?). Gwen tended toward assumptions+ impulses +
distrust. She needed to learn how to weigh a decision.
Marcus had never fallen in love. Gwen learned her 3 nieces
were orphaned, but thought Marcus only wanted sons.
The lust and love came too quickly for these 2. Marcus was
a 'keeper' but Gwen needed to grow up,& just chill at tim ...more
Anywho- I've read a fair amount of Victoria Alexander and I like her. I don't love her with the burning passion I have for JQ but she's generally consistent so that when I need a romance fix, I can pick her up and be content with the result.
This feeling remained status quo for this novel. The beginning of the novel scared me a bit because Gwendolyn Townsend was a rather stubborn creature wi ...more
Six books into Victoria Alexander’s Effington Family & Friends series, I can say that I’ve found some enjoyment in each of the books so far, but I’ve also found weaknesses that have kept all but one of the books from receiving keeper status from me. Love with the Proper Husband is one of the better books in that I really liked the hero, generally liked the heroine, except for one unwise decision she makes, and found their love to be sweet and heartfelt, if a little quick ...more
1) Marcus: not really likable to me. He's an ass at the beginning, he's ridiculous in the middle, and I still didn't care for him at the end.
2) This story is a quick read, mostly because there's no plot. Or it's a very long read if, unlike me, you weren't trying to avoid doing anything.
3) (And most importantly) A story about misunderstandings only works when there's a misunderstanding.
Distressed over the current widespread disinterest in matrimony among their eminently marriageable offspring, the formidable matriarchs of the ton have taken matters into their own meddling hands with the formation of The Ladies' Society for the Betterment of the Future of Britain. Their first challenge: the Earl of Pennington. Miss Gwendolyn Townsend has seen her late father's estate go to a distant cousin she can't abide ... leaving her well-educated, able to make a perfect curtsy -- and penni...more
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I adore Victoria Alexander as a writer. She paints a very vivid image in each of her books. This book was enjoyable. The only problem I had was the logic behind the characters. The motivations weren't fleshed out or used properly in a manner that would have suited the story. For one, the Dowager Lady Pennington wasn't featured much in the book. This was the woman behind this scheme! Why wasn't she front and center? The ...more
In this book Marcus finds that he is to be married within 3 months, by his 30th birthday, or he will lose his fortune. The bride he is to marry is Gwendolyn Townsend. A young lady who lost her mother early in life, her sister was 13 years older then her and then her father sent her off to scho ...more
I read this long ago, back when I was not aware of Erotica or sensual romance. This book has some erotic elements, some regency romance, but has more to it......so I don't know what genre to call it.
I had been then, and I've again been fascinated by this book....the love story woven between the main characters here is simply....delicious. I'll tell you why.
1. Swoon-worthy hero? Check.
2. Strong-willed heroine? Check.
3. Sweet kids? Check.
4. Great banters? Check.
5. Subtle humor? ...more
Ah, the rules! It was a fun little squabble between Marcus and Gwen that kept coming up. I thought the ...more
New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much more fun than real life. She turned to writing full time and is still shocked it worked out.
Since the publication of her first book in 1995, ...more