I just started reading this series in 2020
i ove this series this book was love this series and this book was of favorites I ove how the author places two stories in the books together The plot was intriguing and well paced The Varadero y Habana Maravillosa love story romantic and passionate A great read I think this is the sweetest story in Ella uinn s Marriage Game series Love at first sight is always heartwarming but this one struck a cord with me It s unusual for the thunderbolt to strike the man and Iove how once he s struck he s relentless but always courteous His courtship of his one and only is truly ovely to beholdRupert Earl of Stanstead is wise beyond his young years His Grandfather made sure he was responsible and able to manage his estates He s not stuffy thank goodness just confident in his abilities and not a playboy Eyes meet across a crowded ballroom Sounds ike a fairytale and it is Rupert is drawn to the Необыкновенные приключения Карика и Вали lovelyady he spies and maneuvers the other gentlemen out of the way until he s beside her She s ovely and he knows somehow that they re meant to be together One hitch in his plan is Miss Cressida Banks who wants the gorgeous wealthy Rupert for her husband and is willing to get sneaky Watch your step RupertVivian happily widowe This series is bloody marvellous I ove this story it s exuisite Love everything about itstoryline characters A very superior Regency romance and Vivian the very proper widow of an unhappy arranged marriage receives an unwanted proposition from her dead husband s heir and La libertad primera y ltima (CLAVE) leaves for LondonThe young Rupert Earl of Stanstead is ready to marry but is not taken seriously by the Ton due to his youthCressida thinks the Earl would make a fine husband and begins plottingIt s the marriage mart during theittle season and anything can happen Rupert is a sweet considerate old soul for a young Earl who knows what he wants and is determined to have Vivian as he patiently goes along with her reuests with the expectation of winning her heart Poor Vivian was emotionally beat down by her nasty deceased husband the Earl of Beresford because he was resentful over their arranged marriage Rupert diligently works to help Vivian overcome her self impression and blossom into the person he knew she could become Rupert was such a nice guy always giving compliments to his woman reaching out his hand he stroked Vivian s cheek with his finger interrupting her flow of words The gown is beautiful on you Her breath hitched And much softer Willing to give anything for her then we shall He covered her hand with his and smiled with his eyes as well as his Psicohigiene lips Asong as you are with me you can do what you wish I iked this book Rupert was a great guy I am not sure I can say enough about Ella uinn I ove her writing I have read all of This Series The Marriage Game and have oved every one of them The books are set up that you don t have to have read them all or in any order so don t et this make you pause I really felt for the heroine Vivian had been Married before and she had a terrible time of it So she wasn t interested in marrying again but of course the hero changed her mind The hero Rupert was a good strong charector that I really Finance liked I would say that I prefer older male characters but I did fall inove with him The secondary characters were the best too This is a must read and a gr. Ella uinn’s bachelors are uite sure of what they want in Some Writer! life andove until the right woman opens their eyes After a painful heartbreak Rupert the handsome young Earl of Stanstead has decided that when it comes to The Texans Baby (Texas Rodeo Barons, love avoidance is best Until he meets a woman who makes him forget his plan and remember hisonging for a wife and family Yet Is where I really fall in The LPN-to-RN Bridge love with Rupert What a keeperCousin Clara the all seeing sponsoring Vivian and her friend Sylvia for the season is a most charming and opinionated woman and very much the match maker as grandmamas of the ton were I thoroughly enjoyed her part in the storyI mentioned this was a multiayered story which makes me feel I m watching different rings at a circus It is really a hilarious whirlwind read Somehow all the threads of the story are all tied up in a most satisfactory end There were uite a few happy ever afters in this oneWhat is not
To Like In Ms Uinn S Writing like in Ms uinn s writing received a complimentary copy from the publisher thru NetGalley for an honest review ARC REVIEW Book Seven in Ella uinn s Marriage Games series Ella uinn is good about writing books in a series but also they can be read as stand alone I Disability and Community liked it it was entertaining and witty the characters are great Iove them but the story just okay I A Pitying of Doves (Birder Murder Mystery liked the secondary story of Silvia and Nick than Iiked Vivian and Rupert storyLady Vivian The Countess of Beresford is glad her husband is dead and that her mourning period is finally over She has plans of owning a house away from her Fix Her Up (Hot and Hammered late husbands family and the embarrassment that comes with being his widow and having oneast season in London before her self imposed seclusion She doesn t think that finding a over is a good idea because her husband deep scorn and has disillusioned Vivian she thinks her body to be deformed and thinks that no man will want her after they see her deformity under her clothes So when Rupert the Earl of Stanstead shows interest she can t help but return his flirtationRupert doesn t care that everyone says he
Is Too Young To Settle too young to settle he is ready He inherited his title young and everyone still thinks him young and they keep bringing that up I thought up until they said Vivian s age that Rupert was uite a bit younger than Vivian that is how often they they brought it up Rupert was interested in one young
lady but she made the decision to marry someone else and even thought his feelings were hurt he wasn t heart but she made the decision to marry someone else and even thought his feelings were hurt he wasn t heart His father told him he would know the right woman when he sees her When he sees Vivian across a crowded room he believes what his father told him He won t et Vivian go now that he has found her Sporadically through the book and so Chinas Search for Democracy little of it and it doesn t really affect the story is a young twat who is determined to trap Rupert into marriage I think the only purpose is to set up for another story but I could have done without itThe secondary story is between the new Beresford Nick and Silvia is a second chance story about deceptionies and manipulation I kind of wish it was a stand alone book but it ties in so perfectly with the main story Vivian is oblivious she decides she wants to overcome her fear of intimacy due to her malformation and seduce Rupert under the guise of Cleopatra At a masuerade coincidentally they dress as Cleopatra and Marc Antony Vivian doesn t realize he knows it s her and she becomes jealous of her own alter ego Rupert works hard to prove that Vivian is the beauty he sees and her husband was a fool and everything is good until Vivian s idiot of a father tries to marry sell her off to another bastardOverall it s not one of my favorites so far but it is a good boo. To a solitary ife Still when she encounters Rupert at a masuerade ball her disguise as Cleopatra emboldens her Convinced he doesn’t recognize her she begins an after hours affair with him always in costume while allowing him to innocently court the real her by day But when Rupert makes a shocking choice will Vivian be able to handle the truth. .
Eat read tender and troubledWhen Rupert the Earl of Stanstead spies Vivian the widowed Countess of Beresford across the crowded ballroom he cannot take his eyes off herVivian has fled to London to avoid the importuning of her husband s cousin the new Lord Beresford for her hand in marriageHer marriage had been such a disaster that Vivian has determined to never remarryBelittled by him Vivian is convinced that she is From Rumspringa to Marriage less than desirable and somehow deformed It takes the careful courting andoving of Rupert for her to come into her own as a womanAfter a masuerade ball where Vivian attends as Cleopatra and Rupert as Anthony Vivian d Have you even been in the position where your head tells you what to do which isn t the same as what your heart demands of you A conundrum indeed facing Xuyên Mỹ (Bất Hạnh Là Một Tài Sản, lovely Lady BeresfordWhenever I want to read a regency romance fast paced with charming and sometimes conniving characterseading to rather ticklish silly scenes I needn t Una vida absolutamente maravillosa look further than one of Ella uinn s delightful stories in The Marriage Game series Her characters are a bit rakish even the women yet they settle themselves into the rules of the toneventuallyThis read was a multiayered Cuentos reunidos love story making it veryively We have the main heroine Vivian now the widowed Countess of Beresford who is glad her husband is dead she dare not say it but I can but truly he wasn t the type of husband any woman would want Now she has her chance to be out in the world a widow following the rules of the ton for widows which is extremely Extreme Teaming lax I wonder who made those rules anyway Men had their proper mistresses and women didn tack for bed partners But Vivian didn t want bed partners she wanted a home of her own to decorate as she saw fit to come and go as she chose She didn t need her father interfering with her Definitely Not Sexy life and choosing another catastrophic choice of a husband againRupert Earl of Stanstead was a bit young to beooking for a wife He saw his friends all around with wonderful marriages His mother and father even had a ove match Although his first go around thinking he was in ove turned out rather poorly he didn t want to give up So this Season he would open his eyes follow his friends and father s advice and find the woman who basically pulls him in where he becomes obsessed with her I really Ethnographic Research liked Rupert because he was sweet a fun sense of humor a romantic at heart politically engaged with social issues hadots of respect from his peers and acted much older than his young yearsVivian found what she wasn t The Nordic Varieties of Capitalism looking for but possibly needed She did want to know what a real kiss would beike how a man s body feels that is to say everything she didn t experience in her first marriage But how to do that with Rupert when she was so terribly deformed After seeing Rupert at a masuerade ball dressed as Cleopatra and he as Anthony she came up with the brilliant idea to continue the kisses she secretly
received and delighted in but remain in costume not disrobing for fear and delighted in but remain in costume not disrobing for fear wouldn t be able to earn the secrets of his and her own body She eases a townhouse using
it as Cleo with the help of her maid asking Anthony to as Cleo with the help of her maid asking Anthony to her Her na vet is charming She thinks Rupert doesn t know who she is Rupert of course knows who she is has already decided he s obsessed so goes along with her scheme This. E senses that she too has been hurt though she attempts to hide her feelings and in the most baffling and alluring way Intrigued Rupert is willing to play along if winning her is the prize Crushed by her The Redemption of Holly Dobson late husband’s scorn Vivian Countess of Beresford believes she is monstrously undesirable Sadly childless she has moved to London resigned.
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