Lady Emmaline Fitzhugh, a hopeless romantic, is tired of sitting with the wallflowers, waiting for her betrothed to come to his senses and marry her. When Emmaline reads one too many reports of his scandalous liaisons in the gossip rags, she takes matters into her own hands.
War-torn veteran Lord Drake devotes himself to forgetting his days on the Peninsula through an endless round of meaningless associations. He no longer wants to feel anything, but Lady Emmaline is making it hard to maintain a state of numbness. With her zest for life, she awakens his passion and desire for love.
The one woman Drake has spent the better part of his life avoiding is now the only woman he needs, but he is no longer a man worthy of his Emmaline. It is up to her to show him the healing power of love.
©2015 Christi Caldwell (P)2015 Christi Caldwell
3.5- 4. I liked it. It wasn't perfect but it was totally enjoyable. Emmaline is much more patient than I would ever be. Drake was a war hero with PTSD issues. And they had been betrothed for 15 years.
I loved Em's notes. Too bad she never sent them.
I think the ending was a bit rushed and I would have liked a longer courtship. There was a bit too much repetition. But, overall, it was delightful.
I really enjoyed this story very much. I really liked Emmaline a lot. She was pretty, funny, witty, smart, strong and just a great heroine. I love strong female characters. Drake was awesome, handsome, and strong as well. Together they had great chemistry together. There were a couple of nicely written sex scenes, not graphic just very nicely written.
The story line and plot was great. I loved her "notes" to Drake at the beginning of each chapter. It made her so likable and you really got to know her character. He had some PTSD going on from the war causing nightmares, but it wasn't too extreme. He didn't constantly have pity parties like in some PTSD situations. So that was good. There was so much great dialogue throughout the entire book. The story flowed very well and it was entertaining and engaging.
As for the narration. I like Tim Campbell he is a good narrator. The women sound like women and he does give everyone their own distinct voice. His reading voice is nice and he reads with emotion.
It could have been a new story. This story was so full of sentences and descriptions that could have come from other books, that there was nothing new in this story.
He has a pleasantly modulated voice. His portrayal of women's voices is good.
Yes. It was the usual romance.
The story had promise but then I felt the bond the hero felt for the heroin got strengthened too fast whiteout much built into the story to support that. It was very predictable and not much suspense between the two to draw one in.
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