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Publisher's Summary

Nottinghamshire, 1785

Julia Cummings has long been acquainted with loss - her mother, her brother, her sister, her friend, all gone too soon. But the loss that pushed her grief to the limit as a young girl was that of her best friend, Lucas Jonquil, who abandoned her without looking back. Now, eight years later, Lucas has returned to Lampton Park, and Julia has steeled herself - she will never forgive the man who broke her heart.

After losing too many of his friends and family to early deaths, Lucas vowed to live life to the fullest. And after traversing the world, he has returned from his adventures to find his family and home as he left them - except for Julia. The little girl he left behind has blossomed into a captivating lady, a lady who makes it clear she despises him. With little hope of reconciliation, the former friends are blindsided when their parents make a shocking announcement.  

Lucas and Julia have been betrothed without their knowledge and are to marry immediately. Now Lucas must rely on the help of his closest friends to win the heart of a lady who loathes him - a lady he’s coming to love more deeply every day.

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Disappointing

Poor quality story. Sappy and insipid characters. I usually like this author’s stories but this one was very disappointing. Would not recommend.

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Torture

I am normally very easy to please but this book was torture. The narrator was awful and made the characters sound... well, like an old lady trying to sound like younger people. Once I finally got past the annoyance of that I just couldn’t get over the selfish Julia who constantly reminded herself of all Lucas’s transgressions and Lucas really was a “dunderhead”. It was not really believable at times and I kept thinking surely it will get better soon. The last 20 minutes they finally decided to care and think about each other. Not worth it. Argh. It was straight up torture.

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I gave up with 45 minutes left

I never give up on books. I made it through almost 9 hours before I just couldn’t take it anymore. I was so bored and irritated with the main characters. There is zero chemistry (they are like brother and sister). Julia was whiny and passive aggressive. Lucas was also irritating. Nothing says “romantic male lead” like a bumbling, immature, adult married man whose life revolves around hanging out with his high school buddies. He needs his bro pack to come in and save his marriage? Ick. The Gents come across as caricatures and are obviously a way to set up the book series as each Gent will find his true love and be helped by his buddies to make it work. I’m sorry. I just hated it. When 21 year old Julia suggested playing hide and seek (HIDE AND SEEK!!!) with the 30(ish) year old Gents and they all enthusiastically agreed, I just ... ugh! Could they be less manly? The narrator did an ok job with the male voice but her “Julia” voice sounded like Luna Lovegood. It sounded spacey and vacant which just added to my feelings of irritation toward Julia as a character. I’ve read some other Sarah Edens and enjoyed them but this was a no. Please save yourself the time and the credit.

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My New Favorite by Sarah M. Eden

I'm not usually fond of prequels, but this book has quite stolen my heart.

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Love it

I have read the book and now listened to the audio version. It did not disappoint! This story is funny, sweet, and heart-wrenching all in one book. My heart ached for Julia in her loneliness. And in true Jonquil form, Lucas really blew it. Those Jonquil men are so dense sometimes but I love them so. If you've not read the series about the Jonquil sons yet you need to do that too. There are so many things in this book that are so much more meaningful knowing what comes later. So many things. Here's just one example but it is a big one. In the books for their sons, each of the boys talks about how their father would respond if he learned that they'd made a woman cry or mistreated one. We learn in Forget Me Not why that was so important to him to teach his sons. It touches my heart.

I love Julia and Lucas. And the Gents. They are so funny together. The banter is fun and at times charming. The flirting between Julia and Lucas is sweet. The loyalty of the Gents is wonderful. They are a wonderful band of friends.

I also loved seeing glimpses of families that come to be important in the other books such as the Finleys and Kielders. In the Finley's case, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

I loved this book and didn't really want to see it end but when it did my heart gave a swoony sigh. Now I really want Ms. Eden to write a book of the Jonquils that takes place between the end of this book and the death of Lucas. I can never get enough of the Jonquils.

I'm excited to read books for all the Gents.

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Narrator uses too childlike a voice for Julia. It became a bit annoying. Otherwise I always enjoy this narrator's work having listened to several of her previous narrations.
Story: Always love Sarah Eden's writing! However, this plot seemed mainly about Julia complaining a lot or possibly feeling sorry for herself. I expected a much stronger protagonist.

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LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!

Loved this from start to finish! I found myself laughing out loud and falling in love with all of the characters.... especially the Gents!

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Another Great Book

After reading about Lucas and Julia's boys I have loved reading about their story. I loved learning about their story and meeting the Gents. I can't wait to read more about them!

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Beautiful

This is a truly beautiful story of family, friendship and true love that lasts a lifetime.

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Insipid Heroine fails to inspire

Firstly, let it be said that I am a great fan of Sarah Eden. I have read every book she has ever written and hope to enjoy many more in the future. This book, however is not up to her usual caliber, largely due to the character of the heroine. She is so totally insipid and timid as to be infuriating and totally boring.. I realize that this is true of the Regency genre for some, perhaps most authors of Regency romance, but Sarah Eden can do so much better. it is difficult to be interested in a heroine who is afraid of ...well, everything. And while it may be "sweet" that her husband tucks her in and reads to her as part of his wooing , it is rather unbelievable and soon looses whatever charm it might have. Please Sarah, go back to writing about strong, interesting women like the Jonquil brides or the ladies of the Longing for Home Series.