Emily Cartwright isn't looking for romance. She writes about it in her novels, and life is nothing like them. But she is in pursuit of a husband. Independent and unconventional, Emily writes adventure stories replete with rogues, heroes, damsels, and heroines. She never thought she'd get trapped in a plot like those she concocts for her readers. Fleeing a sinister distant cousin, Emily knows marriage is her only safeguard. What she needs is a man who will allow her to pursue her real passion-writing-without demanding passion in return. In fact, she needs a man like...
Tyler Brandyce has forsworn women and doesn't believe in romance. Only his sixteen-year-old half-sister Alice could have dragged him from his seclusion to the galas of her ﬁrst season in town. Tormented by scars far worse than the one that mars his face, Brandyce loathes the hypocrites who are only attracted by his station and wealth. If only he could ﬁnd a respectable woman to act as companion to Alice and stay out of his way while doing so...
Neither Emily or Tyler expect romance. Their marriage is a simple, rational arrangement. At least in the beginning. But both of them have a lot to learn about love.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am a big fan of Sadie Montgomery's Phoenix of the Opera series. Love's Apprentice goes in a different, less serious direction. It is terrific fun! I love strong female characters. Emily is a woman out her own time and element, who takes charge of her less than ideal situation and finds a way to have a life on her own terms. Of course, since this is a romance, she finds love along the way, in the place where she least expects it. Tyler, the hero, is flawed, insecure, and sworn to never love again, but likewise, he does, too. Nothing new to that formula. But what does make this romance fresh and fun is the story within the story. Emily is a romance writer whose life itself is like one of her books. She just doesn't realize it. There are many funny moments in Love's Apprentice that make it border on parody, and also some very tender ones that make it a romance at heart. As always, Sadie's writing is spot on. Her characters respond as real people might, with some allowance for literary license, of course. I enjoyed Love's Apprentice a great deal. Pick up a copy if you're looking for a light romance with a fun edge. Bravo Sadie!