Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Bride Insists - Jane Ashford

When governess Clare Greenough learns she's inherited a fortune, the good news comes with a catch: it will be held by her cousin until Clare can find a husband. 

To stave off ruin, Jamie Boleigh, the seventh Baron of Trehearth, agrees to marry Clare under the condition that she keeps the money, a provision he hopes to overturn. Their passionate relationship becomes a battle of wills. 

When the cousin tricks Jamie into betraying his wife, he'll have to prove the truth or lose her forever.

My thoughts:
For a romance, there was not a lot of romance (but there was passion ;). When you read it you will understand. They had to build their relationship first.

Clare is a governess, and she longs for something else. She inherits money, but typically, her idiot evil cousin has a say on how she can spend it. Poor Clare, she just wanted freedom. To make her own choices, to have her own money. So she marries someone who needs money and signs a contract.

Jamie, oh Jamie. I wanted to kick him in the balls. It works really well with hating him for parts of the book (do not worry about that!). I am not going to say where the issue lay, but it had to due with him being a male, and thinking a certain way at times. Then I wanted to kick him in the balls and slap him.

So as you can see their hasty marriage does come with issues. They move closer, they move further apart. Insert 2 siblings, a house falling apart, some passion and two strong wills.

Conclusion:
I must say it has been a while since I wanted to slap someone like this. Mostly it's cos they are evil or does evil things but here, it was just different. And when they all got their heads straight it was nice to see a HEA.

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Paperback, 416 pages
Expected publication: March 4th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Historical romance
For review


39 comments:

  1. A romance with not a lot of romance, eh? But, I completely sympathize with you wanting to smack a character! In fact, I had one of those moments yesterday. Great review!

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    1. I do like t smack characters, lol.

      But yes not much romance, it worked better this way

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    1. He was, he was.

      And thanks :D Tadaaa, new look!

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  3. ROFL! Poor guy needs to get a cod piece on when you read about him. :) This does sound like a good book in the end. Oh and I love the new header!

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    1. Haha! Good one! Yes I would kick him there, hard.

      Thanks !

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  4. I knew the cover was doomed when I saw the hero's pose. ;)

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  5. I love a good historical romance which really makes you feel something, so perhaps I'll give this one a try.

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    1. They are needed in my book diet, happy and fun

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  6. Oh that's happened to me where I wanted to smack a character. LOL Great review.

    BTW, love your new blog look!

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    1. ;)

      Thanks :D I wanted a change and a drastic one

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  7. Oh I love your thoughts on Jamie, this sadly was a dnf for me, I wasn't feeling it.

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    1. :/ But I do get that, cos damn! I got mad! *kicks him in the ball* it got better when I did not think of it as romance

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  8. Oh, dear. Jamie needs to watch his man junk around you. ;-) You have a new header! Very nice!

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  9. I've wanted to smack a character from time to time.

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    1. I have wanted to do it a lot lately.

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  10. it sounds nice, I heard great things about the author but I don't think I've read something from her.

    And so you know I love the changes of your blog!

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    1. Thank you :D I wanted something new, something totally different

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  11. LOL I have so felt that way about a hero before. Mmhm.

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  12. Haha, sometimes having a character you want to slap is what makes a book memorable. Otherwise it's just another HEA. :-) Great review!

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    1. So true, I will remember this one more than other books

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  13. Looooool. It has been a while since I've wanted to slap someone too. I love your review!

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    1. I like slapping book characters, lol

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  14. It sounds good. And wanting to slap a man is good, he probably does deserve it :)

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  15. Yep, I'm not a fan of pigheaded males either :) Great review, Linda. I'll pass this book.

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  16. haha wanting to kick him in the balls. I want to read it just because of your review ;)

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  17. LMAO! Love when you get so passionate about a book.

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