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Miss Bradshaw's Bought Betrothal Loved Evie and Finn It was wonderful to watch them overcome and grow together despite the wicked relatives and problems they had when they met One less star for steaminess. In searching for my next book to read through my overloaded TBR pile, I came across this lovely looking book by Virginia Heath Remembering that several book blogger friends had recommended it highly, I immediately dove in This is Virginia Heath s version of Cinderella After reading it, I do believe I like Ms Heath s version the best Finnegan Finn Matlock is nothing like the Prince Charming we ve read in our fairy tales Finn is a rude, obnoxious and miserable man who would prefer to be In searching for my next book to read through my overloaded TBR pile, I came across this lovely looking book by Virginia Heath Remembering that several book blogger friends had recommended it highly, I immediately dove in This is Virginia Heath s version of Cinderella After reading it, I do believe I like Ms Heath s version the best Finnegan Finn Matlock is nothing like the Prince Charming we ve read in our fairy tales Finn is a rude, obnoxious and miserable man who would prefer to be left alone So when his selfish scoundrel of a twin brother Fergus dumps his fianc Evie and her elderly Aunt Winnie in his home and disappears, Finn is not happy.Evelyn Evie Bradshaw is our Cinderella For ten long years, she s suffered the emotional abuse of her stepmother and two stepsisters A spur of the moment plan leads her to hire Fergus Matlock as her fake fianc to finally help gain her freedom.Oh my, how I fell in love with Finn Evie Evie is such a good hearted, generous, and selfless young woman who has spent the last ten years being torn down emotionally by her evil stepfamily She has little self esteem left and yet there s still that glimmer of hope, a spark inside her wanting to escape and live and have all the things she dreams of She s the type of heroine you start rooting for from the very beginning and rejoice when she finally blossoms into the person you knew she could be As for Finn, I have to admit I liked him from the beginning There was something under all the gruff, rude behavior that says he s hurting and hiding from his past He s a good man just struggling with guilt that s preventing him from moving on with his life Together these two were absolutely perfect for each other I loved the banter between them and although Evie is known to be a doormat, when it came to Finn she gave as good as she got They were a lovely couple who went through a lot in their past to get to their well deserved HEA.Although this story focused mainly on Evie and Finn and their interactions between each other, it did have some fabulous secondary characters with Hyacinth as the evil stepmother and of course the fabulous Aunt Winnie This was a wonderful story of new beginnings with an ending that was absolutely perfect 5 5 stars Virginia Heath is becoming my go to author for good natured, sweet Historical Romance and this is just as charming as her previous work, it is fun, sexy, a veritable tangled web of emotion and conflict between our two lead s Miss Bradshaws Bought Betrothal is based loosely on the well loved Cinderella story I do have to admit that as a child I was never drawn to Cinderella as most little girls were I think it was the fact the she didn t really have that much of a personality, she was a littl Virginia Heath is becoming my go to author for good natured, sweet Historical Romance and this is just as charming as her previous work, it is fun, sexy, a veritable tangled web of emotion and conflict between our two lead s Miss Bradshaws Bought Betrothal is based loosely on the well loved Cinderella story I do have to admit that as a child I was never drawn to Cinderella as most little girls were I think it was the fact the she didn t really have that much of a personality, she was a little to badly done to for my liking Unlike other fairytale ladies such as Belle Beauty and the Beast , I always thought Cinderella was too much the damsel But I am so pleased to say that Evie, yes maybe down trodden and she is certainly bullied, but she is strong in her own way and resilient.There is something very genuine and normal about Evie, something that all woman can relate to in one way or another, she is an insecure, normal woman There is a beautiful paragraph at the beginning of the book, that can really resonate with a lot of people and it was this that single paragraph that really stuck with me, that really brought Evie to life something that doesn t happen with a lot of character s.She could reinvent herself, be happy and finally climb out of her chrysalis She did not expect to emerge as a butterfly butterflies were far too lovely an insect for Evie to aspire to but she was quietly confident that she could perhaps be a moth In the dark, where nobody saw them, moths flew.She an imaginative, resourceful and naive young woman, who has suffered greatly from the hands of her family, that psychological abuse is ever present in her not matter how much she tries to over come it, she holds on to those memories of how she has been treated over the year s making it difficult for her to move on But on top of all that she is stubborn, bossy with such a beautiful kind heart.I like the relationship between Evie and Finn, at first they come across as chalk and cheese but once you delve deeper into each of their pasts and personalities you soon realise that they are just perfect for each other, they tend to bounce off one and other He gives her the confidence to go out there and do what she wants and banish the constant dark self conscious thoughts, that she harbours Whereas Evie is the light and life that Finn desperately needs in his life, he is a haunted, and guilt ridden man who has closed hisself off from the world I heard a saying once He doesn t say much, but when he doe s you have to listen that is Finn Matlock in a nutshell He reminds me of my all time literary hero Heathcliffe He is a brooding, monosyllabic, irritating and achingly handsome man who just needs a bit of love But then again, Finn Matlock is a Yorkshireman through and through, and they don t tend to announce their inner most feelings to people, so we can t be too hard on him.Full review at Chicks Rogues and Scandals 4.5 starsThis really was a lovely read The main characters of Evie and Finn were very engaging They had both suffered a bereavement in the past and the heartfelt way that Evie spoke about the pain of losing a loved one really struck a cord with me I enjoyed the way they came to know each other and the way Evie came into her own I was willinging her on, to stand up to her stepmother and stepsisters The ending was just beautiful I received a copy and have voluntarily reviewed it All thought 4.5 starsThis really was a lovely read The main characters of Evie and Finn were very engaging They had both suffered a bereavement in the past and the heartfelt way that Evie spoke about the pain of losing a loved one really struck a cord with me I enjoyed the way they came to know each other and the way Evie came into her own I was willinging her on, to stand up to her stepmother and stepsisters The ending was just beautiful I received a copy and have voluntarily reviewed it All thoughts and opinions are my own Completely adored this book and yes I am on a Virginia binge at the moment I m a new reader and had the good fortune of receiving several of her books and I m completely besotted with them, this is very much another book I will definitely re read and recommend as I do all the books I adore, thank you so very much Virginia This book has every emotion possible to have and a great many characters some you will adore and some you will want to punch Brilliant and very much a book you can completely Completely adored this book and yes I am on a Virginia binge at the moment I m a new reader and had the good fortune of receiving several of her books and I m completely besotted with them, this is very much another book I will definitely re read and recommend as I do all the books I adore, thank you so very much Virginia This book has every emotion possible to have and a great many characters some you will adore and some you will want to punch Brilliant and very much a book you can completely get engrossed in xxx A tale of re invention, discovery and growth A twist on a Cinderella tale I found riveting Moral of the story grab life by the lapels and bring it to you, kicking and screaming if you have to Evelyn Bradshaw, Evie , our heroine Too fat, too plain and far too old Nonsense A caterpillar waiting to unleash its beauty and lavish its colours upon the world Evie is a wonderful heroine, a true woman, with curves, bounce and nearly an attitude Evie decides to take control of her life, lape A tale of re invention, discovery and growth A twist on a Cinderella tale I found riveting Moral of the story grab life by the lapels and bring it to you, kicking and screaming if you have to Evelyn Bradshaw, Evie , our heroine Too fat, too plain and far too old Nonsense A caterpillar waiting to unleash its beauty and lavish its colours upon the world Evie is a wonderful heroine, a true woman, with curves, bounce and nearly an attitude Evie decides to take control of her life, lapels firmly in hand and pays a brute with a title, Marquis of Stanford, Fergus Matlock, to play her fianc e so she can escape the vicious clutches of her evil Stepmother and Stepsisters And what a Stepmother Hyacinth Bradshaw is As a secondary character I thought she was brilliant She grated on me like finger nails on a chalk board Perfectly embodying my perception of an evil Stepmother This plan of escape brings Evie into the hands of Finnegan Finn Matlock Our hero is curmudgeon ,my new favourite word, meaning a bad tempered or surly gentlemen and yet he is as sexy as a ripe peach on any given summers day The central romance tackles sensitive issues thoughtfully, with care and justice As our hero and heroine heal hurts of the past and hurl themselves into the future, you will be weeping, wooing and swooning as conflicts are overcome and love blossoms.A truly uplifting tale that made me woo with glee and made that busy muscle in my chest swell An elating tale of love, self discovery, self determination and down right wonderful writing 5 5 stars from me I gave this a B at All About Romance.Miss Bradshaw s Bought Betrothal offers a fresh take on the classic Cinderella fairy tale By giving the heroine a fuller backstory, providing her with the means to secure her own happiness with or without a prince, and allowing her to subvert the influence of her evil stepmother and stepsisters , Ms Heath twists the traditional version in small but satisfying ways I liked it very much, though parts of it, especially the villains, are underdeveloped Fortu I gave this a B at All About Romance.Miss Bradshaw s Bought Betrothal offers a fresh take on the classic Cinderella fairy tale By giving the heroine a fuller backstory, providing her with the means to secure her own happiness with or without a prince, and allowing her to subvert the influence of her evil stepmother and stepsisters , Ms Heath twists the traditional version in small but satisfying ways I liked it very much, though parts of it, especially the villains, are underdeveloped Fortunately, the principals don t suffer the same fate The romance is believable, sweet and appropriate for the circumstances in which our lovers find themselves.Our Cinderella is Miss Evelyn Evie Bradshaw She s announced her engagement to the dissolute Fergus Matlock, third Marquis of Stanford, and is shortly to travel to his Yorkshire estate with him to plan the wedding Readers quickly discover this isn t a love match it s an escape plan Due to circumstances beyond her control, the death of her beloved mother and then father, Evie has spent the past decade playing nursemaid Since her father s passing, she s lived in the shadow of her money grubbing, manipulative stepmother and stepsisters, tolerating their constant abuse and criticisms But she s had enough The sole beneficiary of her father s estate, Evie has a fortune at her disposal and a plan in place to finally live her own life as far from her spiteful stepmother as possible She s paid the Marquis to pose as her fianc and despite her stepmother s best efforts to dissuade her from this path, Evie is leaving London She actually has no intention of marrying the odious Marquis, but she ll inform her stepmother of that fact once she s established herself in a home of her own far away in the north of England In a letter Soon Probably Maybe Did I mention Evie is a bit of a doormat when it comes to her stepmother As promised, the Marquis delivers Evie to Stanford House in Yorkshire, accepts a partial payment from her and departs for the local inn leaving Evie and her chaperone, her fairy godmother elderly aunt alone at last Evie is ecstatic she s escaped, her step mother is none the wiser, and Stanford House isthan she hoped for when Fergus agreed to her plan Unfortunately, Evie s happiness is short lived Wandering late at night through the house, she s surprised by Fergus whilst standing in the library enjoying the warmth of the fire But her visitor isn t the Marquis it s his identical twin brother, Finnegan Matlock And this isn t Stanford House, it s Matlock House And it belongs to Finn.Finn Matlock is surly, grumpy and antisocial Since the death of his beloved wife three years ago, he s avoided the outside world and occupied himself with the business of running his estate and no one has ever questioned his self imposed solitude When he discovers who Evie is and why she s in his home, he makes it perfectly clear she cannot stay and that she s a fool for marrying his brother Evie, thrown by this unexpected complication but not surprised by her fianc s perfidy , doesn t back down in the face of his rudeness Determined never to be cowed by anyone again, Evie insists she will speak to Fergus in the morning and shortly relocate to Stanford House despite Finn s dire warnings that it s uninhabitable The revelation that Fergus is the dissolute, reprehensible rake he s reputed to be shakes Evie s composure but doesn t deter her from her plans Finn be damned, she isn t breaking her engagement and she isn t leaving Yorkshire When she marches out of the library, head held high, Finn senses change is afoot.Since the moment he saw spotted Evie framed in the firelight of the library, Finn feels an unwelcome attraction to her His repeated, rude attempts to dissuade her from her plans to marry his brother whom he hates , remove her from his household, and his regular criticism of the ugly gowns she wears each day a legacy of her stepmother s interference over her wardrobe , seem to fall on deaf ears Evie appears immune to his not so veiled attempts to get her to leave He finds himself admiring his tough, stubborn houseguest and though he d never admit it, he begins to look forward to seeing her Though Finn resists his attraction to Evie out of a misplaced sense of guilt over his wife s death, it isn t long before Evie consumes his mind and heart.Evie falls in love with Yorkshire and the freedom she experiences once she s finally far away from her stepmother Determined to follow her plan, albeit from Matlock House instead of Stanford House, she makes inquiries into acquiring a home of her own, spends time wandering the estate often barefoot , visits the dressmaker and finds herself looking forward to breakfast with her grumpy host every morning Evie likes the way Finn challenges her and the way she feels when she spends time him When he s thrown from his horse and injured, Evie capably resumes the role as nursemaid and forces Finn to accept her help Despite her attempts to resist her attraction to Finn, and his attempts to keep Evie at arms length, they fall for each other.Once Evie reaches Yorkshire, ditches her dowdy London dresses, and spends time in Finn s company, she blossoms Finn, the not so charming prince of this story, similarly transforms in the face of his attraction to Evie Unwilling to play doormat to Finn or anyone else for that matter, Evie never backs down when he lashes out or tries to push her away, and Finn loves seeing Evie assert herself Evie, as the Cinderella of this story, is a nice warts and all reimagining of the oh so perfect fairy princess She s been a doormat all her adult life, but given a taste of freedom, she finds her backbone and learns to love herself Though Finn is no prince charming, he s a good match for her A gentleman to his core, his amused and amusing responses he s mostly bark and no bite and tender and protective instincts, provide a safe harbor for Evie to rediscover herself An angry exchange wherein Evie finally admits she never planned to marry Fergus, finally leads to a passionate kiss and though confusion and frustration follow on both sides , a surprise visit from her stepmother and stepsisters, and then Fergus, force Evie and Finn to team up in order to forge a future together An impromptu tumble in the meadow cements their relationship and though I enjoyed this glimpse into the passion between Evie and Finn, I wish there were a fewromantic scenes sprinkled throughout the second half.Ms Heath does a great job developing the principals, but I wish she had similarly developed the secondary characters Hyacinth Bradshaw is awful to listen to, but nothing she does is all that reprehensible and in the end, after one brief confrontation, Evie banishes her from Matlock House though she never actually cuts her off or punishes her in any significant or painful way Fergus, Marquis of Stanford, the other villain of the story is similarly underdeveloped How and why did he become such a dissolute scoundrel Through a late confrontation with Finn we learn there was some family conflict, but enough to cause Fergus to become such a vile, selfish prig I m not sure I bought it.Problems with the villains of this story aside, Miss Bradshaw s Bought Betrothal is a whimsical and enjoyable twist on a classic fairy tale I liked almost everything about it and look forward to readingfrom Ms Heath in the future It s a Cinderella retelling as Evie buys a betrothal to a licentious and broke marquess to escape the horrible clutches of her greedy and mean stepmother and stepsisters, only to find herself falling in love with the marquess s twin brother This was such a good read Evie and Finn had a gradually unfolding relationship where you can see them care for each other, while both fighting the feelings that were growing between them She dealt well with his temper He dealt well with her pushover ness It s a Cinderella retelling as Evie buys a betrothal to a licentious and broke marquess to escape the horrible clutches of her greedy and mean stepmother and stepsisters, only to find herself falling in love with the marquess s twin brother This was such a good read Evie and Finn had a gradually unfolding relationship where you can see them care for each other, while both fighting the feelings that were growing between them She dealt well with his temper He dealt well with her pushover ness and bullied brokenness Each of them helped the other to heal It was lovely Also, I love books where one of them gets sick and the other one has to take care of them And when he breaks some ribs in a riding accident, she comes into her own It s lovely Virginia Heath is definitely on my radar for authors to watch While I didn t love this novel, mostly because I had a hard time relating to the heroine, I still appreciated Heath s storytelling ability and I look forward to reading about her Warriners in her latest series.In Miss Bradshaw s Bought Betrothal, Evie enters into an agreement with a horrid individual where she pays him to pose as her fiance so she can escape the clutches of her stepmother Her plan goes awry when said horrid individu Virginia Heath is definitely on my radar for authors to watch While I didn t love this novel, mostly because I had a hard time relating to the heroine, I still appreciated Heath s storytelling ability and I look forward to reading about her Warriners in her latest series.In Miss Bradshaw s Bought Betrothal, Evie enters into an agreement with a horrid individual where she pays him to pose as her fiance so she can escape the clutches of her stepmother Her plan goes awry when said horrid individual drops her off at his twin brother s house and abandons her there Finn is still mourning the death of his wife and wants to be left alone, but the presence of a witty spinster and Evie with her sunny disposition and curves, forces his heart to start beating again.Like her other books, Heath does an excellent job of fleshing out the characters I knew both Evie and Finn The problem was, like Finn, I could not understand Evie This may be a blindspot I have since I am not a person who blessedly has ever been bullied, but Evie truly is a doormat everyone uses this word ad nauseam in the novel and it truly, truly started to make me crazy The plot of this entire novel is based on the fact that Evie could not stand up for herself even though she had the age and money to do so I couldn t understand it, especially with sexy Finn backing her up and teaching her what it means to be free Despite the doormat theme, I still enjoyed the story The writing started off a little choppy, but once Finn, with his gruffness, muscles, and dry wit entered the page, it picked up I enjoyed the escape from London and I liked the secondary characters who served to help Finn finally move on with his life Finn also delivered some real zingers over breakfast on a regular basis and I looked forward to those as much as Evie did Overall, not my favorite since I couldn t fully relate to the emotion of the heroine though I did like her curves , but I did enjoy the hero and the Cinderella esque plotline An ebook with the same ISBN can be found hereShe d done it Plain, invisible Evelyn had escapedFed up with being a doormat to her evil 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About the Author: Virginia Heath

When lifelong insomniac Virginia Heath was a little girl, she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling She did this every night for over forty years until one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down Now, to her absolute delight and utter astonishment, her slightly racy Regency Romcoms are published in many languages all across the globe Amongst them are her critically acclaimed Wild Warriners and King s Elite series for Harlequin Historical Unashamedly addicted to happily ever afters and terminally cheerful, Virginia cannot wait to launch NEVER FALL FOR YOUR FIANCEE, the first book in her upcoming Merriwell Sisters trilogy with St Martin s Press loose into the world.When she isn t furiously writing romance fuelled on far too much English tea, she likes to travel to far off places, shop for things she doesn t need and drag her devoted Labrador Trevor on long walks around her native London And in case you were wondering, two Romantic Novel of the Year Award nominations and eighteen books later, it still takes Virginia forever to fall asleep.You can find her procrastinating online on her busy Facebook page and at www.virginiaheathromance.com


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