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Marriage Minded Lord (a Darrington family novel)

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  • Posted October 10, 2013

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    A Bit Unrealistic But an Immensely Satisfying Romance

    As a fan of the historical genre I've read many books by many authors and found this one satisfying but with some flaws. The theme of a desperate mother demanding her children get married is familiar but I appreciated how these siblings stood up for themselves by holding out for love instead of living up to family obligations. Though some of the characters were over-the-top the main protagonists had great chemistry and unrelenting sexual tension.

    Clarice has one foot in the world of the lower class while having a spot in the upper class if only she'll take it. Though her mother taught her everything about being a mistress she has no desire to live at the whim of men. She's outspoken about many things and wants to be independent and loved for who she is, not what she is. To find her way in society she acts as a companion to a vile woman who abuses her both mentally as well as physically and puts up with it even when given an option to escape. I both admired her attitude and was left frustrated by her at the same time.

    Felix is a dutiful son and charming man who wants to marry for love. He wants to be happy and is immediately drawn to Clarice who constantly challenges him. He crosses class boundaries to interact with her every chance he gets and is willing to turn society upside down to make her his. He doesn't always say the right thing where she's concerned but he tries to do the right things to make her happy and ultimately save her from a vindictive woman's jealousy.

    A lot of the early interactions between Felix and Clarice involve just talking. He digs deep into her background and she gets him to see the issues of class in a different way. Their interactions crackle with sexual tension which leads to a slow build-up and a scorching encounter very late in the story. Though Felix and Clarice spending so much time together doesn't seem believable it does make for an entertaining start to a burgeoning relationship. The blatant acts of lewdness and crudeness that Lady Drummond demonstrates without being held accountable also don't ring true. The scandal surrounding how she makes her money was merely used as a dramatic device and therefore felt unnecessary and lost the powerful impact it could have had. On a whole this was an entertaining story with sparkling interactions between the main characters that made for a satisfying romance and I look forward to the next sibling to be put on the marriage market.

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  • Posted October 5, 2013

    I received an advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for

    I received an advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

    I like this story because I like strong, witty, independent heroines. Clarice is wonderful, she knows her mind, is not afraid to share it 
    and fights for what she thinks is right. I admire her for not pulling out her heritage and going on her own merit. She knows secrets and 
    keeps them, until her life is in danger.

    Lord Swandon, Felix, is a good guy. He tries to keep all the women in his life happy, mom, sister and Clarice. He is trying to follow in 
    his father’s footsteps in parliament. His mom wants him to marry, start his nursery and fast!  He is not pulled in by Lady Drummond. 
    This was a good book. I was disappointed with the abrupt ending and I feel an epilogue would have added a more satisfactory ending.
     I would still recommend this book to my friends.

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