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The Substitute Bridegroom While it s no standout for innovation in traditional regencies, it s absolutely perfect as what it is a light, fun marriage of convenience story with enough wit and drama to stay entertaining from start to finish.Army Captain Darius St John is just about to pull even in a carriage race down a narrow country lane when he has to suddenly swerve at the last second to avoid a child in the road As he does so, a woman dashes in front of him and yanks the boy clear of the road Everyone survives th While it s no standout for innovation in traditional regencies, it s absolutely perfect as what it is a light, fun marriage of convenience story with enough wit and drama to stay entertaining from start to finish.Army Captain Darius St John is just about to pull even in a carriage race down a narrow country lane when he has to suddenly swerve at the last second to avoid a child in the road As he does so, a woman dashes in front of him and yanks the boy clear of the road Everyone survives the accident, although the woman is injured by flying debris in the ensuing collision between the curricles and is left with a jagged scar down her face.Elizabeth Gainsborough was the shining belle of the London Season and set to marry an equally sought after gentleman at the end of the summer When she notices how he can no longer bear to look at her marred face, she calls off the en I liked the initial premise very much that the hero proposes from a sense of guilt, and that this is explicit from the start That should set up an intriguing Does he love me or is it just guilt talking situation Unfortunately, that potential is not really explored.There were some very nice touches, though, in the hero s sharing with his men the Letters from Home, the attitude of the servants in the Big House, and some gorgeously bitchy sisters The hero is Strong and Silent, and since he I liked the initial premise very much that the hero proposes from a sense of guilt, and that this is explicit from the start That should set up an intriguing Does he love me or is it just guilt talking situation Unfortunately, that I liked the heroine, but can t say same for the hero The Hero was an honest, loyal and honorable person in every way but one thing about him really pissed me off I can understand his viewing about women and the reason beh 4.5I really enjoyed this one I thought it was really well written and it flowed nicely I normally don t like too many POVs, but in this case I thought it was handled well I liked all the secondary characters and thought it was fun to see things from different perspectives The reason for Elizabeth and Darius to marry was different then I was expecting I thought they had good chemistry, when they were together that is Elizabeth was a very likable heroine She is so sweet and understanding I 4.5I really enjoyed this one I thought it was really well written and it flowed nicely I normally don t like too many POVs, but in this case I thought it was handled well I liked all the secondary characters and thought it was fun to see things from different perspectives The reason for Elizabeth and Darius to marry was different then I was expecting I thought they had good chemistry, when they were together that is Elizabeth was a very likable heroine She is so sweet and understanding I do wish she would have confronted Darius a littleDarius was also likable, but so closed off to Elizabeth He was also quick to think the worst, which was highly aggravating While I really enjoyed the story, there were a few things I would have changed For one, I would have likedtime spent with Elizabeth and Darius I would have liked their conversations to be a bitmeaningful Another thing, Elizabeth was always saying she wanted to break down his walls, but we never really get to see her do I didnt care for this at all I never made it through the whole book,there was just something so bland and off about the whole book.Something else that annoyed me was the author cutting to scenes.The hero is carrying the heroine to her home to get her help,then in the next paragraph some time has passed The heroine is waiting for her fiancee to come visit herThen cut to the heroine telling her brother yep my fiancee was here and broke the engagement, because he cant stand to look at my face I I didnt care for this at all I never made it through the whole book,there was just something so bland and off about the whole book.Something else that annoyed me was the author cutting to scenes.The hero is carrying the heroine to her home to get her help,then in the next paragraph some time has passed The heroine is waiting for her fi It is one of those plots that you either are going to like or hate I liked it because I understand the realities of the regency time period If you want the heroine to act and think like someone in our modern time, you might want to stick with unrealistic modern regency books there are everywhere If you don t want to hear about the promiscuity in marriages during that era, then you are deluding yourself they were part of their culture view spoiler Just to be clear, the main characters It is one of those plots that you either are going to like or hate I liked it because I simply love this book The plot moves along at a good pace and the dialogue is fantastic I really feel for Elizabeth who is such a sweet character even if she is a bit quiet Darius is a great character who shows growth even while being a consistent figure There are times I want to hit him over the head, but so does the heroine, so I count that as a good thing Their romance is sweet and a good roller coaster Side characters are colorful and fun and really flush out the storyline as they ad I simply love this book The plot moves along at a good pace and the dialogue is fantastic I really feel for Elizabeth who is such a sweet character even if she is a bit quiet Darius is a great character who shows growth even while being a consistent figure There are times I want to hit him over the head, but so does the heroine, so A wonderful story The characters and the tale are as delightful on the tenth or fifteenth reading as on the first one. Elizabeth Goldsborough Is The Happiest Of Young Ladies Set To Wed The Most Handsome Gentleman In Town Then, Shockingly, All Is Stripped From Her When An Accidental Encounter With An Arrogant Captain Leaves Her With No Choice But To Marry A Man She Despises From The Author Of The Black Widow A Regency Romance Reissue. !!> Reading ➶ A Fire Sparkling ➮ Author Julianne MacLean – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Shockingly [PDF / Epub] ☆ Running Blind (Havoc, ✩ S.E. Jakes – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk All Is Stripped From Her When An Accidental Encounter With An Arrogant Captain Leaves Her With No Choice But To Marry A Man She Despises From The Author Of The Black Widow A Regency Romance Reissue. 3.5 out of 5 starsI really like Charlotte Louis Dolan She writes wonderful traditional regencies, and has written one of my all time favorites, Fallen Angel.This book has an interesting plot, several story lines that all work and converge quite well, lots of well drawn secondary characters, and a great heroine It s a marriage of convenience story, and the basis for the marriage is a unique plot device I haven t seen elsewhere view spoiler the hero injures and disfigures the heroine, and her 3.5 out of 5 starsI really like Charlotte Louis Dolan She writes wonderful traditional regencies, and has written one of my all time favorites, Fallen Angel.This book has an interesting plot, several story lines that all work and converge quite well, lots of well drawn secondary characters, and a great heroine It s a marriage of convenience story, and the basis for the marriage is a unique plot device I haven t seen elsewhere view spoiler the hero injures and disfigures the heroine, and her brother insists the hero marry her, because now no one else will hide spoiler Ordinarily I would give a book of this caliber a solid 4 stars Even 4.5 stars But, the hero was a total jackass His mother and sisters were all wildly promiscuous, as well as very vicious So, understandably, he has a poor view of women But, his view so colors his perception, that he can t see reality, and that he has married a kind, compassionate w


About the Author: Charlotte Louise Dolan

Charlotte Louise Dolan earned a bachelors degree from Eastern Illinois University and a masters degree in German from Middlebury College She has lived throughout the United States and in Germany, the Soviet Union, Canada, Taiwan, and Austria A bookworm since the age of four, she fell in love with Regency England when she read her first Georgette Heyer book Besides writing, she has worked as a h Charlotte Louise Dolan earned a bachelors degree from Eastern Illinois University and a masters degree in German from Middlebury College She has lived throughout the United States and in Germany, the Soviet Union, Canada, Taiwan, and Austria A bookworm since the age of four, she fell in love with Regency England when she read her first Georgette Heyer book Besides writing, she has worked as a high school Germany teacher, a toymaker, a tech editor, a genealogist, and a craft designer She is the mother of three children


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