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Most Importantly Though Layer By Layer Their importantly though layer by layer their emotions are revealed and we re slowly gett I thoroughly enjoyed this story It s wonderful what the author can do when writing a complete and lengthy novel I ve read the irst of this series without actually knowing that it was a shot very shot story and appreciated it but or the lenght Here we have a complete story where everything has been developed ullyThere s almost no action here it s character driven story And what characters both hero and heroine were WOWCassandra Ah if only all The Heroines Were Like Her Romancelandia Would heroines were like her Romancelandia would a much nicer place She s an older woman a widow She doesn t have emotional bagage She was not mistreated by her amily nor by her husband with whome she was actually deeply in love She s intelligent and smart She knows what she wants and how to get it She also know how to treat spoilt boys after all she has 7 siblings Henry What a character It takes a brush with death or him to akcnowledge that he s not invincible It takes a disfigurment by ire to make him aware that not everything bends to him And it takes a willful housekeeper to awake his conscience and to help him grow up He s a bad bad bad boy who thinks everything is due to him that he can take evrything that nothing is denied to him But he s due to some really rude awakening And he s going to LOVE itI loved how their story developed How both of them aces step by step the challenges of life How they come together slowly slowly slowly but at the same time inesorably I also loved how both of them didn t run away No Strings Attached from their obvious problems butaced them even when they were seemingly insurmountable At the same time they didn t avoid them either thinking they ll just disappearI loved how the whole book vibrated with passion I could Fancy Strut feel if in the tip of myingers when I scrolled the pagesOh please please if you haven t read this book do it right now 35 stars Who knew speaking German can be so romantic and thrillingThis is second time this month when I had such a hard time with rating I had to ponder and ponder and then ponder some with my buddy read Northern California: A History and Guide - From Napa to Eureka friend Bubulinea And I have to say her wonderful well though out review mirrored my opinion almost exactly BubulineaI only want to add couple of things If you re able to pass historically improbable aristocrat and his housekeeper relationship and I m talking about real housekeeper not the pretend kind variety you reor a treat or the most part Class differences were not slapped under the rag but provided a main conflict to the story Forbidden attraction love and all this jazzThis was the most romantic book I ve read in a long time The tension the chemistry between protagonists left me swooning There was a point in the story where the hero is reading Goethe to the heroine who is ascinated with German language The reading was done with such a sensuality that left me breathless The slow building romance was very gratifying The characters were three dimensional and their POVs were well presented Add to this beautiful competent writing and you have all ingredients or a solid 5 star story Why is it not my rating Well at about 59% something rom the hero s past was revealed something relevant still as the story was unveiling and no it was not cheatingThis something is probably known to the readers of the previous book in the seriesHaven t read it the revelation came as a total shock totally out of left ield And even though the rest of the story was beautifully written I couldn t completely shake off the revelation Romantic in me wanted rom the heroOh Ms Maxton why did you do this to me stomping A Sally Lockhart Mystery 2 feet swaying armsI m glad I read the story and the experience was much delightful because of buddy read It sor stories like this that buddy read is made I Love My Dad for the stories that make you contemplate and discuss I was absolutely lucky to get a copy of this bookor review or Romantic Historical Reviews and although I thought I was not in the mood or Historicals this grabbed me rom the irst secondNormally the plot Aristocrat Noni Speaks Up fallsor servant is not one of my Handbags and Gladrags favorites and most of the time I try to avoid it but I am really glad I didn t in this caseThis was a true love story and it was perfectly done The development between the characters andor each character on hisher own was great and the love story was just swoon worthyRead my An Egg-cellent Easter! (Barbie) full review here All in all I loved it and recommend it highly to everyone who loves a good love story. Ell bred lady and produce an heir Determined to do right by hisamily name he immediately begins searching or a suitable bride But Cassandra is the only woman who is never ar Wish Upon a Wedding from his mind or his heart Contrary to everything he’s been taught to believe he realizes his lovely housekeeper might just be his perfect match Now if only he could convince everyone else of that Especially Cassandra. Th is Cassandra and bothight their attraction he said
She glanced up and when she met his gaze her eyes were dark with desire There There it was She him He wanted to tip back his head and laugh with the sheer relief of it His eelings weren t one sided weren t unreturnedShe wanted him Two of her ingers brushed over his lips softly barely a whisper of touch But the contact sparked Renovations: A Father and Son Rebuild a House and Rediscover Each Other fire through his veins He was dry tinder and she was all heat I likeyour mouth she murmured Her hand slowly swept across his cheekbone He leaned into the caress like a dog seeking affection like a damned beggar pleadingor sustenance Of course they are not as stealthy as they think and most of the guests are not amused But unlikely support comes Richard Nixon: The Life from Henry s sister Margaret despite Cassandra s unwillingness to play along Haven t you already done that by selecting his potential brides Cassandra asked Well yes I thought so her ladyship said But imagine my surprise when he seemed only politely interested in them but he positively lights up when he s with his housekeeper Margaret placed a loving hand on her back Mrs Davis is so delightful she said brightly She was regaling me with the most charming stories She glanced at Cassandra Smile and look charming or I m going to push yourace in the snow Margaret threatened I hope she gets her own bookCassandra tries to cling to some sense of level headed ness My lord I care about you but as my employer You must see the value you place on the opinion of a housekeeper is vastly misplaced Utter silence I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! followed her remark Oh indeed he said softly in a tone that scared her with its evenness What youeel or me is mereservitude He allowed enough space between them to settle his hand just over her heart She expected him space between them to settle his hand just over her heart She expected him move downward to cup the weight of her breast she was already arching her back in anticipation of that intensely wanted caress But he didn t His hand remained where it was He was eeling the beats of her heart He held perfectly still his eyes closed like a man in silent prayer He wanted a woman who called him out when he behaved badly He wanted a woman who challenged him A woman who could hold her whisky A woman who wasn t above running through the snow with him who was mad enough to think German was a beautiful language who might just think he was beautiful even with his scars and his cold hard heart Who was he uite suspected smarter than he was There is a lot to this story and there is a thin red thread that is not properly addressed or solved only reason why this book loses a 05 star but I can live with it The shopkeeper s Puppet Master friendly voice broke herrom her spell Do you need assistance Yes she needed assistance Henry was staring at her with a half smile and she had the sudden urge to kiss it right Swoon: The Heartthrob Activity Book for Good Color-Inners as Well as Beginners from hisace Good lord She was in desperate need of assistance 45 stars and only USD 299 Janae (Blacktop, for Kindle on Going through Lily Maxton s bookshelf she writes highly uniue plots so go check her out I am sure there is somethingor everyone Warning Wall of text incomingBuddy read with Lyuda45 stars5 star goes to Henry or being such a dubious character The Improper Bride is difficult to review and even difficult to rate The plot is very easy to break down Housekeeper and Lord all in love but that s about the only thing that is easily explained The rest however has me confused and conflicted and I can see why people would bang this book against the wall I however still absolutely loved itBeing a completely character driven novel Ms Maxton gives her MCs lots of space to develop or which I m grateful Otherwise I would have probably DNF ed it The main conflict between Mrs Cassandra Davis and Henry Eldrige Marues of Riverton is how two people can overcome their class differences This conflict is at the centre of the story right rom the start unlike in other books where the hH all in love and have a whoops we re master and servant but doesn t matter we don t care moment Cassandra and Henry do care and they care a lot especially Henry In the various stages of the book both characters mull over the options they have together as well as by themselves When they reach their HEA we see two people who are ully knowledgeable of the repercussions which makes their HEA believableThe writing is beautiful the scenes between Cassandra and Henry engaging unny in a toned down sort of way and ull of chemistry There are so many brilliant moments between them I could uote and go on and on The pushpull between th. And thoughtful man beneath her employer’s hard Why Diets Make Us Fat façade and even surprised when she develops tendereelings or him But anything between lord and servant is impossibleand besides as a widow she knows love only leads to heartbreakHenry is changing as well His close brush with death has opened his eyes to his self imposed emotional isolationand has urgently reminded him of his duty to marry a ,
softly She glanced up and when she met his gaze her eyes were dark with There There it was She
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"are 62 on "62 on shelf and counting This is book 46 This is how my 46th re read held up I think I loved it even on my 2nd reading It s not perfect certainly not a light breezy charming read but pretty damn close It s romantic alright and so hot but it s also a bit achingly painful Simply because Henry and Cassandra are not perfect And their behavior is at times a bit difficult to be confronted with Henry can be such an ass but it seems very
BELIEVABLE TO THE NARRATIVE OF HISto the narrative of his and upbringing He is also the most compelling character as he is the one who goes through a very needed and believable transformation I character as he is the one who goes through a very needed and believable transformation I love how he appears a certain way in some chapters and when the POV shifts you actually see what is behind his behavior and that he is a truly lawed but likable character Cassandra who is true to herself can at times pale in comparison This re read keeps the 455 stars review This is my original review Tropes Enemies to Lovers Work Relationship Unstarched hero Widow Forbidden Love Class Difference Opposites Attract Scars hero Holy crap I am giving this one 5 stars Ok so I am in act giving it 45 stars but Everyday life in medieval times full stars means it deserves a place on my re read shelf so I am rating it 5 stars on GoodreadsWhere was this hidingThis book took me completely by surprise as I had zero expectations and I can t even remember why I was prompted to buy itIt s a little angsty a little dark butresh North funny romantic leaves you gooey warm and at times uneasy I was hookedrom the very beginning Lord Riverton is awake And the relief that swept her at hearing this news was a little too strong or the simple relief a servant might eel Dead Giveaway for her employeruick plot When housekeeper Cassandra Davis employer Henry Eldridge Maruess of Riverton is hurt in aire she is tasked to entertainlift his spirits Walls between their stations are torn down and an unlikely Andrew Lost In the Kitchen friendship blossom And attraction of course there is attraction Cassandra has always been aware of her employer no matter how hard she has tried to deny it Lord Riverton wasn t this pale lifeless thing He wasn t a shell She would have preferred him snapping out commands She would have preferredanything but this She tried to pretend their closeness hadn t sent her senses rioting likeireworks across the sky Because she wasn t a stupid woman and she knew revealing any sort of attraction to the maruess no matter how base would be the height of stupidityHenry is aware of no one particularly his employees or servants as he calls them That all changes as he is stuck in bed Insubordination Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism from a servant had never made himeel uite soalivebefore He d become jaded over the years and Mrs Davis was something different The novelty would go away within a Nope few days or a week at most and he could go back to an orderly world where his housekeeper standing up to him would infuriate him and result in her immediate dismissalnot make him want to goad her evenurther just to see the Rejected Rejected Rejected fierce light in her eyes He lowered his hand back down to the mattress annoyed he d noticed the color of her eyes at all Servants were not meant to be noticed Servants were servants He d never deliberately mistreated them but he d never given them much thought either Cassandra turns his world upside down as she challenges his behavior and the way he views or not views his surroundings While injured in bed Mrs Davis he snapped impatiently Has something gone wrong with your tongue Do you think I have all day She blinked at that startled then looked around at the shadowed room Well Henry attempting to get to know his manservant Do you like to read he asked hopefully Perkins stared at him Are you ill my lord No I m not ill he answered struggling not to be offended He was trying to be nice Maybe he simply wasn t good at being nice He sighed Mrs Davis thinks I should care about my servants Perkins blinked And if you tell anyone that I told you that I ll sack you he addedor good measure as he tied his cravat There that made him Listening: The Last Poems of Margaret Avison feel like his old self Did you really just toss a snowball at me Mrs Davis I did my lord You look as if you enjoyed it he said She couldn t help it She grinned I did my lord I should sack you he said No doubt she said cheerfully But his accident has also made Henry very aware of his own mortality and he asks his sister to arrangeor 3 eligible women to attend his estate Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life in and Out of Jazz for a house party so he can pick a bride But the only one he really wants to spend time wi. Cold arrogant and demanding Henry Eldridge Maruess of Riverton would never dally with a mere servant But when Henry is injured in a horribleire his pretty housekeeper Cassandra nurses him back to health throwing them together day and night As he slowly heals Buck: A Memoir from his burns theirriendship blossoms and the class walls between them start to crumble Cassandra is surprised by glimpses of a kind.