(Free E–pub) The Devil Is a Maruess Rescued from Ruin #4
Chatham are complex earthy characters with flaws that make them complelling This story makes you cry and laugh I could not put it own Her style of writing reminds me of great authors that I have read for years and now she is one of my go to authors I am now a Good Luck, Louisa! (Red Fox Ballet Book, dedicated fan of Elisa Braden for life 375 Stars I much preferred this to the first two books in the series but I still had some niggles Good storyline not terribly fond of the storytelling still Some of the phrasing seems off to me but I enjoyed this overall wonderful hearthwarming so romantic I loved this book Nevermind the armpit hair onisplay Ouch That had to have hurt Series Yes and OMG must read them all Another author to add to my favorite listSexy times More than a few less than a ton Plan on reading by the author Oh hell yesSynopsis Benedict is kind of a waste of humanity Bent and Mr. Bridge determined the schtup his way through life all while inebriated at levels that would probably kill a mere mortal And then there s Charlotte who everyone wants to tupue to her extreme height and therefore extremely long legs but no one wants to marry Cue her Akenfield dad the Merican who wants a title for his grandchild Enter Benedict the broke man And add in Charlotte the unmarriageable Sprinkle a bigowry bait and bam ladies and gents we have a marriage Now Miss Tall Freckled and Redheaded The Case of the Philosophers Ring by Dr. John H. Watson does not believe a single cell in her body to beesirable Yet once Benedict makes it through the DT s and gets a sober head on his body he realizes how Connecting with Horses damned gorgeous she is They make aeal for some sexy times I mean they are after all partners in their endeavors And now B has to convince her she is Several Strangers desirable Enter stage left the evil mother and add aash of self Lillian Toos Little Book Of Feng Shui doubt on both the MCs parts and now we ve got a story you can sink your teeth in to Heroine Charlotte Love her Level headed Thoughtful Smart Brilliant even Possibly one of my favorite female heroines of the year Hero Benedict Once he getsone with his alcoholic withdrawal and starts working on the farm as it were he s pretty The Winter Warrior damned awesome He is smart enough to realize Charlotte is the brilliant woman she is and he partners her beautifully Rather than being uncomfortable with her abilities he embraces them I might have the slightest crush on him Why itid or idn t work for me It worked It worked all kinds of excellence To really have two imperfect beings who are perfect for each other And to watch them both work through their sht together and apart well it was simply superb Signed You ve got a new fan Ms Braden You are my hero I m out Another hit Loved Charlotte and Chatham This book reminded me a little of Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas so it was amazing I am loving this series so much Onto the next one A Regency rake redemption story I am probably being overly harsh as I enjoyed the story but feel like it has been one befor This was a Toffees night noises definite 4 star read for me I enjoyed the writing style uite elegant and true to its period I especially enjoyed the witty little uotations from the Marchioness of Wallingham that headed up each chapterThe H and h were wellrawn characters although Chatham the Hero was screw up central for most of the book I Flawed (The Butcher, did have my misgivings as he wasefinitely a man whore who had been paid to have sex and who was a full blown alcoholic If a woman had The Covent Garden Ladies: The inspiration behind ITV show HARLOTS done what he hadone harlot and ruin The egregious Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins double standard raises its ugly head Theescription of his physical appearance and the way he suffered when he was etoxing was good although I struggled to see how a skinny pallid blood shot eyed eventually stinking bundle of promiscuity could be even remotely attractive But Charlotte obviously saw past all that to the fabulous stud he was meant to be and id in fact turn intoI will never give a book 5 stars when the hero is cruel or hurtful and Pages From Bee Journal does not grovel enough at the end A paragon of forgiveness and love is not my ideal heroine either Sometimes she needs to fight back andemand grovelling Charlotte was too nice to Stones of Witness do that and I wished she had made Chatham work harder The grovelling and epiphany went on in his mind it needed to be articulatedIt is also no explanation to say that just because a woman has been receiving slights and insults for yearsue to her unfashionably red hair freckles and sheer tallness she can let HIS taunts roll off her and pretend they My Indian Kitchen didn t happen Hurtful is hurtful It isemeaning and Lots of Mommies disrespectful and some of the things Chatham said andid were just plain nasty But he had his own issues and he won me over in the end All in all a very passionate and intense romance with a lot of colourfully escribed Sexy Time that included the word cock too often and use of the word fuck by him a pet hate of mine it just ain t Romance but was still pretty fun to readOh and his armpit hair on the coverI will absolutely be reading books by this author less. Uldn’t prove a problem for he could not possibly want someone like her and the feeling is mutual Really It isLove grows in the most unexpected placesWhen her father emands a startling price for his Fantasy Man daughter’s hand one year of fidelity and sobriety Chatham must change his libertine ways at least temporarily And when heoes Charlotte begins to see him in a new light not as the scandalous charmer she married but as the husband she just might adore.
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(Free E–pub) The Devil Is a Maruess Rescued from Ruin #4
The Devil is a Maruess is the fourth instalment in Elisa Braden s Rescued from Ruin series and continues the high standard set by each of the previous stories I absolutely loved it It can be read as a stand alone but I The Flame Of Adventure definitely recommend reading the first three simply because they are brilliantChatham was introduced in the first book The Madness of Viscount Atherbourne and plays a part in each of the subseuent books He was portrayed as such aissolute but intriguing character that it was ifficult to imagine how he could be redeemed Described as tall thin and perpetually intoxicated it was impossible to see how he could be esirable as a hero Elisa manages to Divine Magnetic Lands do it and in a spectacular and believable fashionThe basic premise of the story is that Chatham has recently inherited his father s title andebts and is fast sinking into Frog and the Treasure dun territory Despite his brilliant mind he has no source of income except via gaming selling secrets and women He is offered a lifeline by Charlotte s father Marry Charlotte and in exchange for his title hisebts would be paid along with a potential addition of 200000 The only stipulation Stay sober and faithful for one year Feeling sobriety would be The Butterfly Club difficult than faithfulness Chatham nevertheless seizes the opportunity Enter Charlotte Charlotte is a refreshing breath of fresh air as a heroine She has her troubles being seen as too tall too clumsy and too American to beesirable to potential suitors she has always felt like an outsider Her greatest Lilith Enraptured (Divinity Warriors desire is to return to America even though she has not been there since she was 5 where she feels she will finally be accepted She is appalled when told she will have to marry Chatham andoes her level best to avoid this fate However when she realises she cannot His Substitute Bride (Seavers Brides, dissuade her father sheecides to make the best of things and make as good a life as she can with Chatham until she is free in one yearThis is where I found Charlotte so refreshing This is all resolved in the first part of the book Charlotte uickly realises that there is much to Chatham than meets the eye and recognises his potential Forced to spend the year on a rundown estate the only thing Chatham has been unable to sell off Charlotte resolves to help him rejuvenate the house and lands with no clear benefit to herself since she will be off to America in a year Despite Chatham s attempts to Tu Alma ¿La Conoces? discourage her she stays optimisticChatham himself is initially resistant to the idea until Charlotte setermination and faith makes him have a hard look at himself even though there are reasons he became this way and he slowly realises how satisfying it is to physically work hard and achieve something for himselfWhat follows is a beautiful story of how two initially resistant people become friends and then fall in love I really liked the fact that there are no real heroics just a sincere tale of a man overcoming his J.M. Coetzee demons and gaining a sense of self worth with the friendship and love of a woman whooes not judge him but supports and encourages him She is exactly what Chatham needed and in turn Charlotte needed Chatham to prove to her that she is Feminization and Chastity Training for the Sissy Husband (The League of Dominant Women desirable and wanted in her own right Elisa has filled the book with beautiful moments the flask the late night conversations which portray theireveloping relationship What is important is that Charlotte The Club of Angels doesn t set out to change Chatham she simply brings out his innate good ualities he can still be irresistiblyevilish when he wants to beThey are helped along by a wonderful cast of side characters who each help Charlotte and Chatham realise how perfect they are for each other I loved Peter and Emma especially I loved the unlikely friendship between Chatham and Peter and their banter is really humorousThe book has its share of misunderstandings which are resolved realistically and uickly and laugh out loud humour Mr Pryor s visit a particular high point The asides from Lady Wallingham at the beginning of each chapter are also hilariousI completely fell in love with Benedict Chatham and he and Charlotte make a wonderful couple I absolutely recommend this wonderful story and if you have not had an opportunity to read Elisa s previous books you should go and snap them up immediately I guarantee you will not be Blue Skies and Gunfire disappointed I am waiting with bated breath for Viola and Tannenbrook s story I was very generously given an ARC by the author for my honest review Book 4 of this series that I am reading out of orderbut ever since I came across this alcholicgigolo peer of the realm in the first book of this serieshe called to meI wanted to see how his character would be redeemedGreat pairing between the rich half American sized redhead and therunkard penniless Maruess True love is when you save your beloved s silver flask with her name on it and her initials and flower imprint is burned onto your hand thus marking you as hers foreve. When a rake beyond redemptionA walking scandal surviving on little than wits whisky and wicked skills in the bedchamber Benedict Chatham the new Maruess of Rutherford is at the end of his rope Deeply in Forced Feminization (The League of Dominant Women debt andown to his last farthing he must marry nothing short of an absolute fortune or risk utter ruinMust marry for moneyEnter Miss Charlotte Lancaster unfashionably tall heiress to just such a fortune and a clumsy redheaded isaster in her five Lo.
R I was given an ARC of this title by the author in exchange for an honest review I also purchased a copy of this title as a gift for my MomIf I could give this book 10 stars I would I LOVED IT To be perfectly honest I started this book very skeptical that I would like it I idn t really care for Chatham in the previous books and the first chapter of this book Ossos Perdidos (Temperance Brennan, did nothing to endear him to meViscount Chatham now the Maruess of Rutherford is arunk a scoundrel a rake and a jerk he survives by gambling spying and basically whoring himself out to the highest bidder There is absolutely nothing redeeming about him and he seems to be killing himself by inches He has just inherited his father s title and has Born Fighting discovered that his father waseeply in Dr. Simon Forman debt He needs a fortune and he needs it fastEnter Charlotte Lancaster Charlotte is a half American heiress who is in her fifth and hopefully final season on the marriage mart Her father hasemanded that she marry a title and Serving Up Secrecy (Ladies of Westside does not accept that she has not taken Charlotte has noesire to marry and wants to return to America she has a plan and is just waiting for her father to give up his uest to see her marriedCharlotte s father takes matters into his own hands and offers her hand in marriage to Chatham her A Wartime Nurse dowry is incredible and in addition he has promised to settle all Chatham sebts when he marries Charlotte BUT in order to get her Split dowry her father has set some hard fast rules For one year they must live together and Chatham must remain sober and faithful break a rule and noowry Charlotte is not happy with this turn of events and at first refuses to marry Chatham but when her father threatens to cut off support to her aunt and uncle she agreesCharlotte gives 100% to everything she When Stories Clash does and that includes her marriage she still wants to go to America when the year is up but until then she wants to restore Chatham s estate and turn a profit Charlotte is extremely kind to Chatham on the journey to the estate he isetoxing from Sword of Honour Second To None drinking and is miserable this is where I really began to love Charlotte she is a very loving and generous person She asks Chatham to be her friend and her partner and at first he refuses but when he sees Charlotte working so hard to restore the house he gives inThe story that follows is a very sweet steamy and emotional tale of two people who never really felt accepted or in Chatham s case loved who start out as adversaries who turn into friends and partners and then transition to lovers There are misunderstandings assumptions betrayal triumphs truly awful relatives and tears on the road to their HEA but in the end they share a love that is so beautiful it made me sigh and get a little teary eyedThis is the fourth book in the series but it could easily be read as a stand alone title The writing is wonderful the story flows nicely and the love scenes are steamy I wouldefinitely recommend this book It has earned a place in my To Read Again collection on my kindle which consists of less than 20 books out of the thousands I have read Benedict Chatham has hit bottom so hard all of Society thinks he will not make it to winter He is renting a room in a gambling hell selling his body to bored woman of any class The Extra Cadaver Murder drinking until he cannot stand up and has lost so much weight he looks like halfead already His physical condition is Perfect Girl Evolution Vol. 6 deteriorating so rapidly he cannot stand or walk without his walking stick He has no friends or anyone else to miss him if heies His father has left an estate so badly in ebt that even though he has sold everything that is not entailed it would not make a ent in the Dark Ties (Broken Saints Society debt Miss Charlotte Lancaster is a young lady who has five seasons and not one proposal of marriage Itoesn t help that she taller than most men has bright red hair and is covered with freckles Her father is a wealthy American who sent Charlotte to England to live with her aunt and uncle when she was just 5 years old Now she grown and just cannot go through another season She has a plan to run away to America and have her own life She is slowly amassing money from selling anything that has been bought by her allowance that is strictly administrated by her father s minion She is Um Fogo Eterno determined to make her own life and not marry an English Title which is her father s plan When Charlotte is summoned to her father s rented town house she is excited thinking that he has finally given up on her marrying a peer and will let her live her own life But not only is she wrong but he has found a title for hisaughter Charlotte is horrified by her father s order to marry the worst nobleman in EnglandBenedict agrees to the terms of the marriage and Lawn Boy Returns doesn t care how Charlotte feels The amount of money he is offered is staggering but their is a catchThis is the fourth book I have read of Elisa s and I am hooked for life Her writing is intelligent Charlotte and. Ndon seasons While shereams of leaving England for a life of trade in America her father schemes to trade her Yolandas Genius dowry for a title and Marchioness of Rutherford willo nicely Charlotte wants her independence not a husband and certainly not a The Fairytale Hairdresser and Sleeping Beauty disreputableevil who renders her weak and wobbly with a single scorching glance But she’s a practical sort and a year with the evil might buy her freedom provided she can resist his seductive charms That sho.
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