(E–pub/Kindle) [The Devil Is a Maruess Rescued from Ruin #4] By Elisa Braden
K in the series but it could easily be read as a stand alone title The writing is wonderful the story flows nicely and the love scenes are steamy I would definitely recommend this book It has earned a place in my To Read Again collection on my indle which
consists of less than 20 books out of the thousands I of less than 20 books out of the thousands I read Another hit Loved Charlotte and Chatham This book reminded me a little of Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas so it was amazing I am loving this series so much Onto the next one A Regency rake redemption story I am probably being overly harsh as I enjoyed the story but feel like it has been done before and is all too familiar The h is a tall fiery freckled redhead which makes her seriously out of place in Regency England The H is a complete and total reprobate as he is an OTT alcoholic gigolo with a rotten mother and distant father The father is dead but never loved his son or wifeThe h s social climbing gasp American father strong arms them into a MOC where the hero must be both faithful and alcohol free for a year His detox which included hallucinations the shakes and all other symptoms of serious detox was really interesting They fall in love pretty darn uickly for me I guess the nice thing about having a rake that slept his way through the Ton is he nows what to do with a virginal heroine Did no one ever get STD s in Regency EnglandProbably of a 3 but I m Goodreads star skinflint right now This was a definite 4 star read for me I enjoyed the writing style uite elegant and true to its period I especially enjoyed the witty little uotations from the Marchioness of Wallingham that headed up each chapterThe H and h were well drawn characters although Chatham the Hero was screw up central for most of the book I did have my misgivings as he was definitely a man whore who had been paid to have sex and who was a full blown alcoholic If a woman had done what he had done harlot and ruin The egregious double standard raises its ugly head The description of his physical appearance and the way he suffered when he was detoxing was good although I struggled to see how a skinny pallid blood shot eyed eventually stinking bundle of promiscuity could be even remotely attractive But Charlotte obviously saw past all that to the fabulous stud he was meant to be and did in fact turn intoI will never give a book 5 stars when the hero is cruel or hurtful and does not grovel enough at the end A paragon of forgiveness and love is not my ideal heroine either Sometimes she needs to fight back and demand grovelling Charlotte was too nice to do that and I wished she had made Chatham work harder The grovelling and epiphany went on in his mind it needed to be articulatedIt is also no explanation to say that just because a woman has been
Receiving Slights And Insults For Years Due slights and insults for years due her unfashionably red hair freckles and sheer tallness she can let HIS taunts roll off her and pretend they didn t happen Hurtful is hurtful It is demeaning and disrespectful and some of the things Chatham said and did were just plain nasty But he had his own issues and he won me over in the end All in all a very passionate and intense romance with a lot of colourfully described Sexy Time that included the word cock too often and use of the word fuck by him a pet hate of mine it just ain t Romance but was still pretty fun to readOh and his armpit hair on the coverI will absolutely be reading books by this author less. Uldn’t prove a problem for he could not possibly want someone like her and the feeling is mutual Really It isLove grows in the most unexpected placesWhen her father demands a startling price for his daughter’s hand one year of fidelity and sobriety Chatham must change his libertine ways at least temporarily And when he does Charlotte begins to see him in a new light not as the scandalous charmer she married but as the husband she just might adore. .
Elisa Braden ✓ 0 DownloadH standard set by each of the previous stories I absolutely loved it It can be read as a stand alone but I definitely recommend reading the first three simply because they are brilliantChatham was introduced in the first book Th Book 4 of this series that I am reading out of orderbut ever since I came across this alcholicgigolo peer of
THE REALM IN THE FIRST BOOK OF THIS SERIESHErealm in the first book of this serieshe to meI wanted to see how his character would be redeemedGreat pairing between the rich half American sized redhead and the drunkard penniless Maruess True love is when you save your beloved s silver flask with her name on it and her initials and flower imprint is burned onto your hand thus marking you as hers forever I was given an ARC of this title by the author in exchange for an honest review I also purchased a copy of this title as a gift for my MomIf I could give this book 10 stars I would I LOVED IT To be perfectly honest I started this book very skeptical that I would like it I didn t really care for Chatham in the previous books and the first chapter of this book did nothing to endear him to meViscount Chatham now the Maruess of Rutherford is a drunk a scoundrel a rake and a jerk he survives by gambling spying and basically whoring himself out to the highest bidder There is absolutely nothing redeeming about him and he seems to be illing himself by inches He has just inherited his father s title and has discovered that his father was deeply in debt He needs a fortune and he needs it fastEnter Charlotte Lancaster Charlotte is a half American heiress who is in her fifth and hopefully
final season on the marriage mart Her father has demanded that she marry a title and does not accept that sheseason on the marriage mart Her father has demanded that she marry a title and does not accept that she not taken Charlotte has no desire to marry and wants to return to America she has a plan and is just waiting for her father to give up his uest to see her marriedCharlotte s father takes matters into his own hands and offers her hand in marriage to Chatham her dowry is incredible and in addition he has promised to settle all Chatham s debts when he marries Charlotte BUT in order to get her dowry her father has set some hard fast rules For one year they must live together and Chatham must remain sober and faithful break a rule and no dowry Charlotte is not happy with this turn of events and at first refuses to marry Chatham but when her father threatens to cut off support to her aunt and uncle she agreesCharlotte gives 100% to everything she does and that includes her marriage she still wants to go to America when the year is up but until then she wants to restore Chatham s estate and turn a profit Charlotte is extremely Mes recettes au baby-robot kind to Chatham on the journey to the estate he is detoxing from drinking and is miserable this is where I really began to love Charlotte she is a very loving and generous person She asks Chatham to be her friend and her partner and at first he refuses but when he sees Charlotte working so hard to restore the house he gives inThe story that follows is a very sweet steamy and emotional tale of two people who never really felt accepted or in Chatham s case loved who start out as adversaries who turn into friends and partners and then transition to lovers There are misunderstandings assumptions betrayal triumphs truly awful relatives and tears on the road to their HEA but in the end they share a love that is so beautiful it made me sigh and get a little teary eyedThis is the fourth boo. Ndon seasons While she dreams of leaving England for a life of trade in America her father schemes to trade her dowry for a title and Marchioness of Rutherford will do nicely Charlotte wants her independence not a husband and certainly not a disreputable devil who renders her weak and wobbly with a single scorching glance But she’s a practical sort and a year with the devil might buy her freedom provided she can resist his seductive charms That sho.