I love Hunter's books, but I found Roselyn obnoxious in the last book in this series and she continues to be obnoxious in this one: The hero, on the other hand, is too noble for his own good. The biggest problems in the book are solved, essentially, by "Easterbrook ex machina," which is annoying - he's a bit character in this book at most. Aug 03, Emanuellen Trizi rated it really liked it. I think that I like more the Longworth's characters than the Rothwell! Alexia's book I read in a blink, Elliot was protracted. This one I literally ate! Beautiful and I fell in love with Kyle at first sight!
Loved it I'm loving this series!
What a pleasant surprise this was! It is a book rich with amazing characters and I only want more. In a parallel existence to the one she enjoys as a novelist, Madeline has a Ph. First he'll learn her most intimate secrets. Roselyn and Kyle have chemistry, of course, but neither of them can imagine following up on it since they are from such different social classes. Jun 12, Taylor Grace rated it it was amazing. She didn't "play along" as Lord Norwood would have liked, so he decides to sell her during his house party.
It's time for me to finally read Eastbrook's story. What fun I'm having! Jul 28, Shirley Hamlod rated it it was amazing. Another great instalment in this series. A good plot and outcome.
I enjoyed the constant undercurrent of threat in this book. Aug 23, Ana T. For before the night is out, she will be auctioned off to the highest bidder Yet from the moment he wins her, Kyle treats Rose with a gentleness she hasn't known since a family scandal destroyed her reputation.
And He catches her eye across the dining room—a handsome stranger who stands out among the lewd noblemen and bawdy painted women. And when she finally learns what is really driving Kyle, it's too late. Now he has stunned her with a proposal of marriage—the first step in a seduction that will demand nothing less than her complete surrender Unlike the previous book in this series I did enjoy this one very much! It starts with the heroine being auctioned. What a more scandalous and reputation ruining situation for a young lady. I couldn't wait to see how Hunter was going to rescue her.
After Kyle saves Roselyn from the auction and brings her safely to her family he is approached by Easterbrook who wants to find a way of saving her reputation. I love Easterbrook, he is that character that is always directing the action behind the scenes but refuses to acknowledge that he is doing anything noble. He just suggests the wedding, and a wedding gift, so his sister-in-law doesn't suffer and his brother can stay happy. Just a side note to say it was lovely seeing him manipulate his aunt's love affair. So Kyle decides to get to know Roselyn better and eventually asks for her hand.
She believes herself ruined and beyond all redemption and at first refuses him but Kyle is also not a gentleman but a collier's son and an architect who works for a living. He eventually convinces Rose that they can make their marriage work. I did like it that they are both damaged individuals and both outside the nobility, Kyle by birth and Rose by her brother's situation and her own lost reputation.
She does however move in the right circles and spends part of the book trying to get her place in society back. I had some trouble with the way she kept defending her brother and protecting him. He was a thief and her protection could have cost terribly to her husband. Not to mention that Kyle has a past of enmity with the man who tried to auction Roselyn and she ends up being another point of discord between them.
The auction was in fact a vengeance against her because of her brother. I think one of the things I enjoyed the most was the relationship between Kyle and Rose. They start in a tentative way but once they start talking with each other there is a sense of intimacy and trust in their relationship. In such a complicated relationship Hunter is clever enough to avoid some potential misunderstandings. Even when Kyle asks Rose not to do things and she does them, they always end up talking to each other and explaining themselves. For me the story was all about those two getting to know each other and learning to trust and love each other even in strained and difficult circumstances.
I really enjoyed Kyle as a hero, a sensible and sensitive hero who loves his heroine and does everything in his power to protect her, even from herself. Adorei Os Pecados de Lord Easterbrook e portanto fui pesquisar e descobri os outros! Li o primeiro, sobre a Alexia e o Hayden, e adorei a Rose. Eu sabia que ele era bondoso, justo, e preocupado, mesmo quando parecia alheado da vida de todos os que o rodeiam.
Oct 30, Matilda BGR rated it really liked it. I wasn't planning to read this one -- I disliked Roselyn -- but I'm staying at a house which had a copy of it, so I figured, what the heck Roselyn was a bit more likeable, as she has been able to figure out how to survive on nothing. However, she is still irritatingly defensive about her stupid brother Tim AND she was pretty dumb to think that Lord Norbury was actually worth trusting.
Kyle is fantastic, of course, a coal miner's son who is able to better I wasn't planning to read this one -- I disliked Roselyn -- but I'm staying at a house which had a copy of it, so I figured, what the heck Kyle is fantastic, of course, a coal miner's son who is able to better himself beyond expectation due to the patronage of Norbury's father patronage that was offered, it turns out, not just because Kyle exhibited natural intelligence and ability but also as penance.
He rescues Roselyn from a truly terrible situation and honorably delivers her to her cousin Alexia and Alexia's husband Hayden, who has already done heroics to cover for Roselyn's brothers' sins. Roselyn and Kyle have chemistry, of course, but neither of them can imagine following up on it since they are from such different social classes.
It takes Hayden's brother, the eccentric Lord Easterbrook, to push Kyle to propose and convince Roselyn that a marriage would be to their mutual advantage. It's so great that they unleash this eroticism in each other. I love the line about how when they're back in their own house, they're so excited to be with each other that they run into each other in the dressing room and just do it there. It's a bummer that, by the end of the book, Kyle is broke, but it's sort of nice twist when these romance novels have something other than the "perfect" ending.
They are madly in love with each other but no, they won't have every material advantage; they'll have to start building again. Mas ela tem um jeito mais lento de escrever e de desenvolver a historia. Gostei bastante do casal. Concluindo, uma mistura de Nora Roberts com Jane Austen! Adorei o facto de neste livro serem explorados melhor os passados de algumas personagens e sairmos por um momento do mundo da alta classe social e conhecermos a classe social mais necessitada. Dec 04, Amanda Ryan rated it it was ok. Roselyn Longworth has gotten herself into a deplorable stuation.
She believed herself in love, but instead the Lord who had brought her to his bawdy party was now trying to sell her in an auction amid whores. When Kyle makes it clear he has no intentio Roselyn Longworth has gotten herself into a deplorable stuation. They spend a brief bit of time together, enough so that they each become curious about the other, but afterwards they more or less go their separate ways.
Until Kyle shows up a few weeks later with a proposition — marriage. Kyle is a laborer, an architect that worked his way up from the mine into the office. Rose is a lady, albeit a lady ruined. An alliance between the two would allow Rose to gradually work her way back into society and also allow Kyle some leaway. It was nice having characters that were fairly forthcoming with each other.
Jan 19, Indiana rated it liked it Shelves: What a pleasant surprise this was! I have only read one other Hunter before and while I didn't like that particular story because the hero crossed the line , I did like her style so I thought I'd give her another try.
I'm so glad I did! First of all the story was really original which is increasingly rare for a Regency era romance. The heroine was ruined - financially, physically, and socially - and none of this turned out to be gossip or a misunderstanding. The hero isn't title What a pleasant surprise this was!
The hero isn't titled or incredibly wealthy. He has some money and good connections but a lot of his money is tied up in speculations as a property developer. The hero and heroine actually speak to one another so there are no stupid misunderstandings. Actually I think some would argue the lack of misunderstanding possibly leads to a dull story.
But really it is a surprisingly sweet and non stressful love story played out against a backdrop of financial scandal caused by the backhanded financial dealings of the heroine's brother. I liked Hunter's attention to detail with respect to the legal and property matters in the story. They are only small details but it is nice to have an author actually include them accurately. Turns out this is the third in a series of four.
You see the couples from the previous two books in the series but I can't say that really bothered me. It's sort of nice to see them happily together and then go back and find out how they met. Roselyn Longworth has known that her brother Timothy's behavior has been scandalous because he cheated investors out of their money through his bank, so she is chagrined to find herself in the midst of a scandal herself because she mistook a man's prurient interest for love.
She didn't "play along" as Lord Norwood would have liked, so he decides to sell her during his house party. Kyle Bradwood, an architect, land developer and a gallant man rescues her.
However, if something else isn't done Ros Roselyn Longworth has known that her brother Timothy's behavior has been scandalous because he cheated investors out of their money through his bank, so she is chagrined to find herself in the midst of a scandal herself because she mistook a man's prurient interest for love. However, if something else isn't done Roselyn will still lead the life of a ruined woman. This is a marvelous story--the crux being that Roselyn is a "lady" whose family fell on hard times.
She was of the higher social class and she has fallen. Kyle Bradwood is the son of a coal miner who became educated through the largesse of the Earl of Cottingham.
He has become well-to-do and now does business with the nobility. A man of the lower class who has risen higher. They are two people in stark contrast. It is indeed a story to be savored as an arranged marriage becomes one of affection and then love. The author slowly builds their relationship while disclosing the downfall of Timothy Longworth on Rose's side and Kyle's past in the mining village where he had an antagonistic relationship with Lord Norwood even as a boy.
It is a delight to see how the author tweeks the circumstances to bring them each to a point where they can relate to each other as equals. Jan 03, Christine rated it really liked it. I could write my own but I can't capture the cheesiness like amazon. This was my third book in the ' Unlike the male leads in Hunter's previous works, Bradwell is a self-made man and this was a welcome change.
The heroine, Rose, fits the mold of previous romantic leads.. Characters from previous books make an appearance, such as Phaedra Blair and her husband Elliott Rothwell. While I did not care for Phaedra in the book focused on her, I enjoyed her presense in this.
Rose's family is financially ruined after her brother swindles people out of a lot of money. Although a family friend pays off the debts, the family name is ruined. Thinking she is in love, Rose becomes the mistress of a well-known man, only to discover he is a mean, vicious man who thinks she is a whore. After forcing her to attend an illicit party, she rebukes her boyfriend's advances and in retaliation, he sells her to the highest bidder. Lucky for Rose-Kyle Bradwell, a self-made man who is appalled at the situation at hand, bids for her.
They end up married and battle a number of issues, including her brother's trial and finding love with each other. Overall, this was a fun, easy read. Feb 03, Brianne rated it liked it Shelves: In Secrets of Surrender , Madeline Hunter takes common romance tropes and turns them on their head. Instead of an rake in need of reformation, the hero, Kyle, is actually a business man. Born to be a coalminer, Kyle received a patronage from the father of our villain and used it to the best advantage.
Though not a gentleman by birth, he is one of the few true gentlemen in Surrender. Furthermore, our heroine is not one most romance readers are used to. Rose is a woman surrounded by scandal. Her br In Secrets of Surrender , Madeline Hunter takes common romance tropes and turns them on their head. Yet from the moment he wins her, Kyle treats Rose with a gentleness she hasn't known since a family scandal destroyed her reputation. And when she finally learns what is really driving Kyle, it's too late. For Rose has fallen for the man who knows her most intimate secrets.
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