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Worthy hero and the plot which relied heavily on lack of communication between the main charactersThe hero 21 year old younger son of the Earl had lost his money at cards and was forced to marry the opponent s nwanted ward our 17 year old heroine The couple moved to the hero s dilapidated estate In two weeks the hero got summons from his father His family never knew about the marriage He promptly left his young wife behind to attend the said summons His lovely family made him believe that he was tricked into the marriage that the girl is with child by someone else Although the heroine was a virgin at the start of the marriage but hey he gets persuaded by his family that women faked virginity since time began At the end a weakling as he was he decided to follow his family wishes to leave England for an ndetermined period of time His family would take the necessary steps to procure the dissolution of marriage Did he confronted his wife with these accusations or informed her of his plans in person No instead as a coward he sent her communication by mail abandoning and ostracizing her And when later his mother informed him of his wife s pregnancy it only confirmed his believe What about his bedding of his wife for these first two weeks Well who is counting right Fast forward six years Heroine has managed to rescue the estate and has succeeded in making it a profitable enterprise She had not seen or heard from her husband in all these years The husband finally returns from the Peninsula and still plans to peruse divorce What stopped him you may wonder view spoilerWell he encounters a beautiful woman in London and realizes it s his wife and he s very attracted to her I shudder to think what would happen if she was not beautiful As for the child the only reason he accepts her as his daughter is because she looks so much like his younger sister And now you rightly think the heroine would reuire a lot of growling from the husband who wronged her so much to forgive him Since I can t recommend the story you can imagine the growling was totally nsatisfactory hide spoiler. Gh her senses flame at the sight of her handsome bridegroom she cannot forget his abrupt abandonment and long silence But before she will surrender to him his heritage and her heart Trevor will have to vie with half the young bloods of London in an ardent courtship of his own wife.
It was a trad regency nothing special I really like Wilma Counts so her books are auto buys for me Really enjoyed this book Caitlin was a wonderful heroine she was a mother and abandoned wife The vicious OW of this book was the hateful mother of the herothere was another woman sniffing around whom the husband befreiended overseas when he abandoned his wife but we are to assume he was faithful all that time away no I did not believe it at all THe hero was deep in his cups and gambling and was already beholden to the man who held his markers when he reluctantly bet his hand in marriageand lost Caitlyn was a orphan her parents death left her at the hands of a selfish and stingy step aunt and Transcending Taboos uncle who manipulated the drunk for her betrothalHe did not abandon her immediatelythey had a less than stellar first night together and 2 weeks of cautious relations before his parents caught wind of his betrothal and called him home He left but not before absently telling her that she was his wife as a bet then further anguished her by explaing her hand was not wonhis was lostgh not a stellar beginning the story takes Black Bottom Stomp up 5 years later as he finally returns from war to find his run down state thriving and catching the eye of a beautiful woman in town discover she is his wifegrownp and into her own beauty However before the hero abandoned our heroine his family along with a horrid caricature deemed Caitlin a joke who was probably already pregnant he knew the truth but they made him doubt what he knew to be true so despite the fact his wife had a child 5 years ago he never acknowledged it or her in any manner he does not think it is hisSPOILERS maybeit is only when he sees his daughter remarking that she is exactly his sister in miniature that he sorta believes her his family shuns his wife and daughter and for the most part Geographies, Mobilities, and Rhythms over the Life-Course until the end he sorta accepts their behaviortechnically itr only stopped when his sister makes a grand entrance that makes all accept that the child is his warmed to the hero by the end but notntil the last 3 pages did I truly find him a hero worthy. A LOVELESS WEDDINGWhen the Honorable Trevor Jeffries loses everything at cards there's only one way to cancel the debt by marrying his opponent's Tempting Kate (Regency Quartet, unwanted ward Miss Caitlin Woodbridge a country girl fresh from the schoolroom Their forcednion proves to be a glum affair; and Trevo.
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Of her and I did so only because she thought solol This is the firstok I have ever read by this author and I enjoyed reading it Caitlin is a strong female character living in a man s world Trevor is on a downward spiral after the deaths of his best friend and his twin brother He is constantly gambling and losing big time He is in way over his head when his oppenent tells him that he will forgive Trevor s gambling debt if Trevor will marry his niece if he loses his next hand Trevor ends Progress or Collapse up losing and marries Caitlin sightnseen After spending a few days with her he thinks that maybe things won t be so bad He receives a summons by his father to return home which he does His family has found out about his marriage and force him to leave by joining the army and trying to get an annullment He joins p and leaves without telling Caitlin goodbye Caitlin doesn t know what to do when she finds out what Trevor did but when a surprise happens she digs in Seven years later Trevor returns from the war to a very big surprise Not only is he still married to Caitlin but she has made his estate wealthy Now he is in for a long struggle to not only prove himself to Caitlin but to also keep all of the other guys from sniffing around his wife I liked the ending of this story because it tied p the storyline nicely Trevor was a young pup who believed and trusted his family He honestly believed that Caitlin was in on the wager by the Firedance (Aubrey Knight, unscrupulous gambler that he lost to He did ditch Caitlin for several years but he still supported her and he was sure that an annulmentdivorce would proceed and she would agree to it as well However Trevor was wrong about that and so much In Trevor s defense he trusted his family to know what was best and he barely knew Caitlin other than she was related to that gambler Why would he think the best of her Okay and Trevor seems to be slightly superficial as well but that really isn t surprising in the whole scheme of things He didn t think much of Caitlin s looks before leaving but now she Closer to 15 starsThis was a tedious traditional regency withn. R leaving Caitlin well provided for hastily escapes from it by enlisting for the Peninsula and rging her to seek an annulmentA PASSIONATE REUNIONSeven years have transformed Caitlin into a nonpareil of style and charm adept in the enrichment of her long lost husband's estate Thou.
Before moving to Nevada in 1994 Wilma Counts taught high school English and social studies in Germany to dependents of American forces stationed there She loved the kids but hated meaningless paperwork She especially enjoyed her work with Advance Placement English Model United Nations and student exchanges with a Russian schoolWilma grew up in Oregon a product of the Leave It To Beaver era