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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 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 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 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 She D Done It Plain, Invisible Evelyn Had EscapedFed Up With Being A Doormat To Her Evil Stepmother, Heiress Evelyn Bradshaw Pays A Dissolute Rake To Pose As Her Betrothed So She Can Secure Her Freedom But Then Her Fake Fiance Leaves Her With His Estranged Brother Finn Matlock And Disappears Having Withdrawn From The World, Finn Knows The Last Thing He Needs Is The Temptation Of A Woman, Especially One Like Evie She Has An Irritating Habit Of Causing Chaos Wherever She Goes And Being In Places She Shouldn T, Including, As He Soon Learns, His Heart [[ Reading ]] ➶ I Blame The Scapegoats Author John O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Invisible Evelyn Had EscapedFed Up With Being A Doormat To Her Evil Stepmother [[ PDF ]] ✅ Beneath the Earth Author John Boyne – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Heiress Evelyn Bradshaw Pays A Dissolute Rake To Pose As Her Betrothed So She Can Secure Her Freedom But Then Her Fake Fiance Leaves Her With His Estranged Brother Finn Matlock And Disappears Having Withdrawn From The World [PDF] 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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 I finished reading this book last night I have never read a book were I had so much in common with the heroine and Finn is so like my husband I just adored this book from the first page to the last I loved every about this book Evie has a lot of self confidence issues regarding her step family all I will say is that with the help off Finn she turns into the most beautiful butterfly Also I want Great Aunt Winnie in my family she is so funny This a must read and definitely gets 5 5 stars and I finished reading this book last night I have never read a book were I had so much in common with the heroine and Finn is so like my husband I just adored this book from the first page to the last I loved every about this book Evie has a lot of self confidence issues regarding her step family all I will say is that with the help off Finn she turns into the most beautiful butterfly Also I want Great Aunt Winnie in my family she is so funny This a must read and definitely gets 5 5 stars and if I could givestars then I would I had the delightful opportunity to meet Virginia Heath at the 2017 Historical Romance Retreat and thought she was a fantastic person, bubbling with wit and a sassy humor Unfortunately, I hadn t read any of her books before the retreat, so I couldn t sing her praises to her face Hopefully this review will make up for that Because, wowza, her voice comes through loud and clear in this book It has the same verve and humor that Virginia exudes in person I mean, come on, the phrase hoist by his I had the delightful opportunity to meet Virginia Heath at the 2017 Historical Romance Retreat and thought she was a fantastic person, bubbling with wit and a sassy humor Unfortunately, I hadn t read any of her books before the retreat, so I couldn t sing her praises to her face Hopefully this review will make up for that Because, wowza, her voice comes through loud and clear in this book It has the same verve and humor that Virginia exudes in person I mean, come on, the phrase hoist by his own petard is actually IN this book I love that phrase and am SO GLAD to finally have read it somewhere Not to mention the bacon and sausage jokes I literally laughed out loud at all of them.But, as for the book itself, let s start with the heroine, Evie She considers herself to be a doormat and is working hard to bebold and independent We get to watch her grow from an aspiring moth, flying around in the dark where no one can see, to be a beautiful butterfly, well loved and fluttering in a field of wildflowers Read the book and that phrase will make sense She is vulnerable from years of emotional abuse at the hands of her wicked Stepmother and stepsisters it IS a Cinderella retelling, after all Yet, she retains a whimsical, optimistic, innocence sure in the knowledge that things will work out for the better Her soft exterior also hides a strong well a sense of who she is, what she wants, and a decisive mind that comes up with a path to get here where she wants to go As a bold woman now, that was once a a rather shy, plump, plain girl myself, I found her to be INFINATELY relatable and just want to give her a big hug.Then there s Finn, the hero And, hello there, Mr Swoon worthy First off, he constantly puts bacon on her breakfast plate Any many that gives me bacon is good in my book But,than that, Finn is a glorious, broken, dark and broody man More like a Beast than a Prince Charming He s even a little Prince Phillip for all that he slays a dragon or two VERY hero worthy And, for all of Evie s emotional growth, he goes through evenof a change He goes from being a reclusive, angry, hurting, grieving man riddled with guilt RIDDLED To someone that is laughing, looking forward to the future, and eager to engage and embrace joy again Can you imagine the emotional hoops he has to jump They re fantastic to read And, because you ve experienced both of their journeys, as a reader, you are absolutely ecstatic to read that they get their Happily Ever After Not that there was any doubt about the HEA, since, yes, this is an Historical Romance But, considering at the 50% mark they had not really kissed, I had my doubts The romance is definitely a slow build and they have some emotional one step forward, two step back moments But, once they were both on the same emotional page HAH A book joke , the romance comes together quickly And, by that, I mean they end up making love after only having two, maybe three kisses The longer of the two romantic scenes is rather tame and uses euphemisms and language that is comfortingly familiar, much like the common writing tropes in the plot It is an obvious Cinderella retelling and also uses forced intimacy, a common frenemy, and a nurse patient scenario to build the relationship It really is the emotional growth of the two characters that moves the plot forward and keeps things interesting I also want to take a moment to talk about the atmosphere of the book If I have to rank it, I would say this is the weakest element in the book While the reader really gets a fantastic sense of the insides of the hero and heroine s heads, you only get an adequate sense of the setting We hear about Evie s dresses, but Finn s cravat, waistcoat, and boots weren t mentioned during either boudoir scene, so it felt a bit hazy on those details You know what they eat, particularly for breakfast, and can almost picture the meadow and drawing room in your head But, there is nothing that really anchors this book to the Regency period The only indicators of time are the heading of May, 1816, on the first page and the woman s dress style on the cover I feel like it really could have been anywhere in England and at any point in time Though, for all of that, the real focus was on the emotional growth of the two characters, so while this comes across as an afterthought, it is by no means forgotten.So, in general, if you re looking for a fast, funny, sweet romance set in the countryside and NOT in London s ballrooms, give this one a try You re going to love it The book started out slow but once Evie left London it was nice to read about her days staying with Finn It was great to see her real sassy self emerging from her doormat defaultthen her evil stepmother and stepsisters arrived and she transformed back to her doormat mode.I totally feel the frustration from Finn s viewpoint I already had been mopping up my brother s mess all my life and now he d foisted upon me his fianc e and her auntand threedisgusting women So glad Evie did not The book started out slow but once Evie left London it was nice to read about her days staying with Finn It was great to see her real sassy self emerging from her doormat defaultthen her evil stepmother and stepsisters arrived and she transformed back to her doormat mode.I totally feel the frustration from Finn s viewpoint I already had been mopping up my brother s mess all my life and now he d foisted upon me his fianc e and her auntand threedisgusting women So glad Evie did not force Finn to carry out the charade further and make him escort her dreadful relatives around the North Her inability to come clean with Finn also frustrated me.The ending was rather sweet and beautiful so that earned onestar I wish Evie had booted the three evil b tches from HER Mayfair housethe stepmother was not exactly penniless so to continue letting three of them leech on her was most annoying We ll never know how exactly did Evie deal with those parasites after they left for Londonand Fergus Miss Bradshaws Bought Betrothal


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