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Marriage Contract

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

FUN!

I simply thought this was a well written, fun book to read. The story take a few twist and turns that is typically not seen in history romance. The book is also written in a fast pace, without the constant repeating of the same issues/concerns. Both main characters a...
I simply thought this was a well written, fun book to read. The story take a few twist and turns that is typically not seen in history romance. The book is also written in a fast pace, without the constant repeating of the same issues/concerns. Both main characters are full of humor, kindness and insight. The secondary characters also came to life, and helped make a multi-level story. I didnt was to put this book down, and ended up finishing it in less then 35 hours!! Pick this book up, its not a waste of your time.

posted by Anonymous on March 16, 2001

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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Talk about inta-love at its worst! Anne is in love with Aiden af

Talk about inta-love at its worst! Anne is in love with Aiden after mere days. Days, you should know, that Aiden spent coming up with tasks to force his unwanted-bride back to England. He had her mucking stalls with his favorite prostitute for Pete’s sake! And apparentl...
Talk about inta-love at its worst! Anne is in love with Aiden after mere days. Days, you should know, that Aiden spent coming up with tasks to force his unwanted-bride back to England. He had her mucking stalls with his favorite prostitute for Pete’s sake! And apparently Anne is so beaten down she’ll accept this man as her love? Seriously?

There is so little interaction between the main characters, I think Anne falls in love out of the delirium of exhaustion. The only conversations they have revolve around the “tests” a.k.a “torture” Aiden creates. She falls dead asleep every night without kisses or conversation from the hubby. Yet, I swear to the romance gods, they fall deeply, madly, and passionately in love within 14 days.

And for all the rush when it came to emotional attachment, sex itself was (pardon the pun) frustratingly put off. The smuggler scene (which reminds Anne of her father) was a HUGE set back just as the couple was beginning to build a tenuous bond. The fact that they get over this set back just as quickly, culminating in what I’d like to call The Great Afternoon Delight session, is ridiculous. The Great Afternoon Delight includes more sex with a recent virgin than in ANY OTHER romance I’ve EVER read. And I read a lot people. After waiting 3/4 of the book for a physical commitment to underscore all that insta-love I was blown away by too much sex. Loud, obvious sex in the middle of a drama filled crisis situation where everyone can hear them. Odd. And kinda Eww.

I so wanted this story to work! Regency England and Jacobite Scotland together in one tale?! Sign me up! Too bad this was such a fail. The love happened way too fast. Felt like there were 3 days between when Anne and Aiden were total strangers to completely in love. We won’t even touch their alternate lifestyle choices…Aiden’s love of dressing the part of medieval Scottish Laird was just odd. The story left me feeling as though everything was unfounded. There was no base through the action of the story or a physical connection. Left the story feeling hollow and confused.

Rating: 2/5 Don’t be lured by the promise of a duo of mouth-watering romance eras…the story falls beyond flat. 

posted by SaraO on December 5, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Ok

    It was ok and not one of my favorites. Too unrealistic, how can you fall love when the hero of the story gives you nothing to love?

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    Posted May 13, 2009

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