The Reluctant Lady go inside Book I loved this book and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a well written engrossing lively read I bought it after seeing a coupl
The Reluctant Lady go inside Book I loved this book and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a well written, engrossing, lively read! I bought it after seeing a couple of good reviews and I am so glad that I did. The two protagonists were well drawn, had depth to their characters and most importantly for me, were believable so that you cared what happened to them.Outside of Rafe & Merry's friends, there were also a cast of supporting characters, who were more than two dimensional fillers, the long suffering Brooke; the local constable unhappy having to arrest Raft, knowing he was going to be in trouble with his family; the awful Mrs Fulsome, the carrier family etc. They helped to make the tale feel rounded and thought through, with all the strands planned out so that we would arrive at a very satisfactory ending. I did like the final chapter, which gave a little epilogue and a pointer of where Rafe and Merry would be heading next - I would like to see how Rafe reacts to his daughters falling in love - could be a story there!Kate Morrell has a good eye for period detail and has said that she likes to ensure that what we read reflects how things really were, so we had an understanding of the legal status of women or the options available when there was no welfare state. This detail helped to make the story come alive and also gave meaning / reason to the way the characters behaved, again making it feel believable and drawing you into the plot.We are promised another book at the end of year and I for one will be snapping it up straight away and looking forward to the others that are in the pipeline.. An 1 Best Seller in Regency Historical Romance in the UK When rakish Lord Rothsea s notorious temper draws him into a hasty duel, it stirs the darkest memories from his troubled past Then his opponent s blood thirsty sibling turns up seeking justice Spirited and proud, Merry has masqueraded as a boy for most of her nineteen years, relishing the freedom of her masAn 1 Best Seller in Regency Historical Romance in the UK When rakish Lord Rothsea s notorious temper draws him into a hasty duel, it stirs the darkest memories from his troubled past Then his opponent s blood thirsty sibling turns up seeking justice Spirited and proud, Merry has masqueraded as a boy for most of her nineteen years, relishing the freedom of her masculine guise Then the disturbingly attractive Rothsea crashes into her world, and turns it on its head in a dozen different ways She vows to make him pay Rothsea has his own reasons for compelling the very desirable Merry to embrace her true sex But will doing so only drive her into the arms of his handsome friend Harry In a dramatic adventure, full of unexpected twists and passionate sensuality, the lives of these two hot blooded characters collide and intertwine, forcing each to face their demons and fight for love In the best traditions of Regency historical romance, engaging characters, sparkling wit, and sumptuous period detail bring this fascinating world vividly to life in an unforgettable love story you won t want to end.. Bestseller Ebook The Reluctant Lady I don't usually like to write reviews, but I was so appalled by this book that I just had to. Of course, since I stopped reading half way through my opinion cannot reflect on the whole book. If you don't want spoilers just know that the hero is really creepy, has serious anger management issues, and the romantic relationship is far from healthy. At one point the hero is mad at the heroine for going out when he told her not to, so he hits her. The worst bit though was when he thought Merry was going to marry someone else. He drugged them, abducted Merry and locked her in a room of an inn. He then threatened to rape her if she didn't agree to marry him. WHAT THE FUCK? How is that ever meant to be romantic? But the hero thinks that since it's all in the name of love his actions are fine. He reasons that she probably would be happy with him, but knows she won't accept his proposal without the use of blackmail due to an insignificant incident (for him) in which he murdered her brother! This book is really disturbing. I hate to write negative reviews because I know authors work really hard, but I wish I had been warned. Instead I only read five star reviews talking about a 'strong heroine'. It was shocking.