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A Hero's Guide to Love

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From bestselling author Vanessa Kelly comes the intriguing tale of a beautiful society widow who ends her mourning in a decidedly scandalous way . . .
Clarissa Middleton feels far from ready to attend a ball, though it’s been a more than respectable year and a half since she lost her husband to the battlefield. Still, she knows he would want her to find love again. T
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Published September 25th 2018 by Zebra
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May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Although this story was quite short, I still loved it. A very enjoyable, quick read. I love Vanessa Kelly's style of writing. 5☆ ...more
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great novella

Another great read by Vanessa Kelly. Love and war. Losing one husband to war. Clarissa is not ready to open her heart up to be hurt. Archer has loved Clarissa for years.

When Clarissa husband died and his honor is questioned. Archer decides to find the truth.
In finding the truth Clarissa realize loving Archer is worth the heartache of loving another solider.
Aug 22, 2018 rated it liked it
A nice story, I wish it had been longer. There were the kernels of a good book here, but the characters were never fully developed and plot points were hurriedly jumped over. As a short story it was enjoyable, but left me wanting more.
A huge deal is made out of their age difference. It's 5 years, she's 32 and he's 27. I get that women had an "expiration date" in those days, but 32 isn't bad. So she might have 2 kids instead of 5. Other than that it was a sweet story. I love a good pining hero. ...more
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Nice quick read. Loved it.
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Oct 07, 2018 marked it as dnf
The description of this story intrigued me: an older widow falling into a flirtation with a younger man, the younger brother of her best friend. When I started reading, I began to have my doubts; Clarissa comes across as a milksop, dithering and unappealing. And when when I got to this bit in chapter six—"But if she wanted Christian to help her she had no choice. She had to make him fall in love with her using whatever tools were at her disposal, including her bosom" (Kindle Loc 894)—I knew this ...more
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Vanessa Kelly is the award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of The Improper Princesses series, the Clan Kendrick, The Renegade Royals, and The Stanton Family series, in addition to other historical romances. Named by Booklist as one of the “Stars of Historical Romance,” her books have been translated into eleven languages and published internationally. In graduate school, Vanessa specializ ...more

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