Lady Gemma Kemsley is in dire straits. Her cousin Alfie inherited her father's estate upon his death. He quickly bled it dry of funds and is turning his lecherous intentions toward her. Alfie wants to have complete control over her inheritance. Without Alfie's approval she can't marry. She has one option-run away and live with her best friend in America.
When his sister begs Liam Marsden to help Gemma he reluctantly agrees. He has a past with Gemma he'd rather forget-involving a failed attempt at betrothal and her professed love. When he sees Gemma again he realizes he can't ever let her go. Instead of sending her to America he uses the old betrothal agreement to marry her.
Gemma doubts Liam truly loves her. Can he convince her of the veracity of his love or will he lose her forever?
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About the Author
Growing up she was the only girl out of six children. She is a single mother of two teenage boys; there is never a dull moment in her life. Reading books is her favorite hobby. There is nothing like a nice glass of wine and a good book to relax with at the end of the day.
There are always stories inside her head; she just never thought she could make them come to life. That creativity has finally found an outlet.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this story very much I thought it had a great plot with good writing. I did think at times the story dragged on. I did enjoy the characters and felt the author got the male roles down just right for that time period. There were times I would have liked to have shaken a few men for not thinking before doing. The author brings out how arranged marriages were back in time but gives a little spin on it that has a little surprise to it. I had to chuckle a few times at the mess they made of their lives trying to straighten out a misunderstanding but just making it worse. Alfie is truly something else with his need for money and power. You will find a few twists and turns you won’t see coming as Alfie gets in the way. I enjoyed watching his down fall as Liam takes charge sweeping Gemma away as fast as he could. Leaving the reader wondering will this be the last time we see this character? He just doesn’t come across as a man who will forgive or forget easy. I guess you will have to wait and see. There were parts of Ms. Pendergast narration I found very enjoyable but others that I did not. I enjoyed her natural voice I truly loved her accent. But when doing characters I do not hear the accent on most of them. Since these characters were British I would have expected them to all have some kind of accent. I didn’t care for the voice of Gemma she was to winey and did not show the strength I felt the author meant for her to have. I thought some of the male voices were a little too much alike and got a little confused at times. Some of her character voices do not come across as natural as others some sound a little more robotic. There were some I really loved I thought she really got into the character not only in tone but in emotion. I found her tones to be pretty even. There were no places where the volume was higher or lower than any other place in the book. I had no trouble feeling the emotions of the characters even if I didn’t like their voices. I would like to listen to another audio from this narrator just to see if it was this audio or if all have the same issues. Gemma was cute and funny at times when she tried to teach poor Liam a thing or two. She is a little wishy washy at times. She has found herself in a place years ago she wishes for, now she isn’t so sure. How does one find happiness when the man you are with wishes he wasn’t with you? Liam doesn’t want to be married and doesn’t really care to much for Gemma but when his father tells her story he feels he must help. When he gets to her home things comes out of his mouth he didn’t expect to. He is as shocked as Gemma is but that doesn’t stop him from moving full speed ahead. I just adored Liam’s parents I feel sure you will find them as cute and funny as I did. When having to face them I really felt sorry for both Gemma and Liam. Liam’s best friend is something else with his humor and manners he had me laughing out loud. The plot is great the author shows the strength of her characters as well as vivid scenes. This does have a HEA ending but I have to say for me the ending was a little over the top and I just didn’t think it was needed. I was left blinking thinking really. I can’t tell you what I have issues with or it will give the story away. Does this mean I am sorry I listened NO it does not I did enjoy it very much. There were a few places I thought it dragged on a little but for the most part if was fast pace giving the reader some great entertainment. I so e
This is book three of a series; it can be read alone, but I recommend reading them in order. This is an excellent addition to A Treasured Lily. I love the writing and the story, its obvious Dawn Brower is a very talented writer. The characters are awesomely developed and the readers are brought into the story, not just listening to/ reading it. The only negative is the narrator’s voice. My next book will definitely be an e-book instead of an audio book. I just can’t listen to the narrator again. Luckily, I am rat!ng the book, not the narration; this is a 5 Boundless Star book...Beth
*****WARNING THE BOOK CONTAINS ADULT SITUATION****** This book was given to me for my honest review This is a historical romance. It can be read as a standalone or part of the series. Gemma fell in love with Liam a long time ago. She confessed this to him and he ran. Liam ran like there was no tomorrow, he had no desire to be married. He definitely didn't want to be married to Gemma. Now years later Gemma is in trouble so she writes to her best friend Lily. Lily not being to far away to help her friend asked her dad to help. The only way he can see to help is to use paper work he got before Gemma's father passed. With a plan in place he sends his son Liam to put it into action. Liam is willing to do anything to help his twin sister, event if he has to be around Gemma who drives him crazy. When Liam shows up to save Gemma every thing changes. Time has changed both of them, but will they be able to find there HEA. I love this book. The characters mesh well together. The book flows so nicely I couldn't put it down. I found myself falling in love with the characters as the try to fix past wrongs, or deal with past hurts. This is a must read. It also goes into my books as raising the ordinary to extraordinary.