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Preview — Love With the Proper Husband by Victoria Alexander
Love With the Proper Husband
Miss Gwendolyn Townsend has seen h ...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 rat ...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 in coming abou ...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 ...more
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
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 ...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? Chec ...more
I've read more memorable books. Oh, I think something is coming to me now.
Trust. Yes, I liked the fact that Marcus trusted Gwen when he was informed about a certain suspicious situation that involved another man and his wife. Very good of him. Gwen was foolish. She's always run fro ...more
Ah, the rules! It was a fun little squabble between Marcus and Gwen that kept coming up. I ...more
The women concoct a scheme whereby Gwendolyn Townsend is told that she will receive an inheritance if she marries Marcus Townsend. Meanwhile, he will get a bit of land that he has been coveting. The two end up marry ...more
Love the way Gwen tried to take charge on their wedding night and the way Marcus let her take charge making it both funny and romantic. I think Marcus is sweet and dependable and Gwen is independent. The characters totally spoke to me. I also loved the way the mothers took charge to push their children into marriage. It was tricky and deceitful but it worked out.
They really are quite a pair! Such an entertaining tale, much farce!
I love a lively historical with all the pomp and circumstance! Really enjoyable read!
A fun series.
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