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Impoverished Miss, Convenient Wife (Historical Romance)

3.39  ·  Rating details ·  49 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Wealthy landowner Simon Clare shuns Northumbrian society. With his son gravely ill, the last thing Simon needs is an interfering woman assuming command of his household—no matter how sensuous her figure, or how tempting her luscious lips….

Phoebe Benedict knows what it is to struggle and isn't frightened of the badly scarred recluse and his gruff exterior. It's the man bene
Mass Market Paperback, 283 pages
Published January 2011 by Harlequin (first published 2009)
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Sabrina (Soter) Sally
Altro storico che parte in quarta e poi si perde strada facendo con un finale frettoloso e superficiale (probabilmente complice qualche tagliuzzamento qua e là ç_ç) La trama mi ha un poco ricordato la bella e la bestia (oooh che bello *ç*) e anche vagamente Jane Eyre e per tutta la prima metà della storia l'autrice ha portato avanti con abilità il personaggio un poco ingenuo ma coraggioso di Phoebe e il misterioso e ferito Simon ma poi ad un certo punto tutto comincia a correre, il passato di Si ...more
Aurian Booklover
I really like Michelle Styles’ writing style. I thought I would know what would happen next, what they would do or say, and I was so wrong. This is not a cliché of a story, or textbook characters. Simon is still suffering from his wounds, his leg and his eye and they give him headaches. Climbing the stairs to the nursery to visit with his son, is difficult. And the pain would make him snap at the boy, something he also does not want to do. Phoebe first thinks he does not care about Robert, but t ...more
So, I won this on Goodreads first reads and I got a bit disappointed.

I really liked the way the book started. The writing was apparently good and the story seemed great and promising. Allthough, somewhere in the middle, the book just appeared to be slow and without much happening in the story. It's not that I didn't like the book. I did, it was a pleasent, light reading. It could have been so much more, though. I thought the relationship between Simon and Phoebe could've been differently explore
Anne Neville
Phoebe Benedict is prepared for a fight when she shows up (with a kitten) at Simon Clare’s doorstep. After all, he was expecting his sister Diana to come and care for his dangerously ill son, Robert. Instead, Phoebe arrives. Simon Clare is known for his temper, and he has been a recluse since he was injured and scarred by an engine upon which he was experimenting. He is also scarred by his past–one that he would hide from the delectable Miss Benedict. Only her skill with Robert persuades Simon t ...more
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
I feel quite ambivalent about this book.
On one hand, I liked the story setting, the theme and the characters. Despite the fact that story develops slowly, it charmed me from the start. I loved the start of the love story and the initial exploration of the characters.
However, I got the feeling that something essential was missing. I believe that the author failed to create the perfect chemistry between the main characters. Furthermore, the whole history behind the Simon's personality was poor. Un
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Miniseries: Clare Brother and Sister
Apr 20, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another beautifully written story from Michelle Styles.
Dec 23, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Received as a GoodReads giveaway. A predictable romance, but a nice read.
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Miniseries: Clare Brother and Sister
Feb 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Great book that is easy to read. Definitely a book to bring on next vacation for a fun read while sitting on the beach. Great development of storyline and a few additional twists.
Feb 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency
Not bad but I found Phoebe a ninny. She was so worried about herself that she couldn't open up to Simon and kept waiting for him to reveal his weaknesses.
Naomi Blackburn
Dec 21, 2010 rated it it was ok
Meh...your typical religious, historical fiction predictable story line. This book didn't entertain me at all. In fact, I found myself forcing myself to finish it.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 11, 2015 05:59PM  
Born and raised near San Francisco Califorinia, Michelle Styles currently lives a few miles south of Hadrian's Wall with her husband, three children and menagerie of pets. An avid reader, she became hooked on historical romance when she discovered Georgette Heyer, Anya Seton and Victoria Holt in her school's library. Michelle enjoys writing stories in a wide range of time periods including Roman, ...more
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