Lady Patrina Tidemore gave up on the ridiculous notion of true love after having her heart shattered and her trust destroyed by a black-hearted cad. Used as a pawn in a game of revenge against her brother, Patrina returns to London from a failed elopement with a tattered reputation and little hope for a respectable match. The only peace she finds is in her solitude on the cold winter days at Hyde Park. And even that is yanked from her by two little hellions who just happen to have a devastatingly handsome, but coldly aloof father, the Marquess of Beaufort. Something about the lord stirs the dreams she'd once carried for an honorable gentleman's love.
Weston Aldridge, the Fourth Marquess of Beaufort was deceived and betrayed by his late wife. In her faithlessness, he's come to view women as self-serving, indulgent creatures. Except, after a series of chance encounters with Patrina, he comes to appreciate how uniquely different she is than all women he's ever known.
At the Christmastide season, a time of hope and new beginnings, Patrina and Weston, unexpectedly learn true love in one another. However, as Patrina's scandalous past threatens their future and the happiness of his children, they are both left to determine if love is enough.
©2014 Christi Caldwell (P)2015 Christi Caldwell
The story was even worse than the last book in the series. The love builds literally in 8 days for both. Absolutely ridiculous to listen to the hero and heroine's thoughts about the other person and how they "felt" when they barely knew each other. Would have been much better to have made the marriage one of convenience and then built the love after marriage rather than the love admitted to so quickly without basis to make it acceptable. I found it a complete waist of time. Nothing to recommend this book. It was filled with page fillers. Don't waist your money or credit.
This was way too short. The story itself was pretty good. I was disappointed in the ending, though. A great build-up and then - poof - it's over. I felt a bit cheated.
I have to comment on the narrator. I have noticed it through this whole series that his pronunciations are way off. He consistently says "MarKESS" for the noble title and the square in London he calls "BERKly" instead of "BARKly." Like nails on a chalkboard to me.
Because I listened to the audiobook I couldn't see the errors described in other reviews but I did notice some errors that a better editor should have caught. I wish I had made note of them.
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I loved it from beginning to end. The author has written a very heart warming story. Tim Campbell is the excellent narrator that brought the story to life.
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