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Alicia is a girl who The Math Workshop has suffered many loses recently the death ofer twin brother the deaths of Babys Bathtime her parents and the loss of the family money Her uncle basically forceser to marry by the end of the month to save the remaining family members from the debtors prison A rogue steps in and offers marriage and she refuses since She Left Me the Gun he s the man who killeder twin brother so Alorns Treasure (Griffin Pirate Stories Series 2 Book 20) he arranges forer to marry Its Just Been Glorious his cousin A touch of mystery full of romance and set in 1818 England Loved it Really good When a book makes me feel giddy throughout the day in between reading it then it s a 5 star read for me and that s what this was Donna Hatchas a way of making you fall in love with Cell her male characters I found myself wanting theeroin to overcome Bloody Acquisitions (Fred, the Vampire Accountant, her fears ofer scarred Fusiliers husband and letim into The American Nurse her bedShe married out of neccesity not love She doesn t knowim and she is scared of what disfigurement Dangerous Desire he mayave behind The Little Book of Puns his cloak andood But at the same time I wanted er to NOT consumate er marriage so she could The Complete Idiots Guide to Rumi Meditations have Cole I loved them both This story justad so many good things in itI loved the tension and banter and longing in this story and I love that it was still clean 12017 I thought I ad read this before It came out with a different cover on kindle so it kind of threw me I ad forgotten a lot of it but remembered the just of it Enjoyed it again the se Wow The Rogue Hearts series came ighly recommended and this first book did not disappoint There are vibrant characters who are flawed enough to be realistic but not unlikeable The difficult circumstances provide impetus to push the action forward in unpredictable ways I ad my suspicions about the mysteries unfolding but was uncertain enough to be kept guessing I felt like Cole and Alicia fell rather uickly for each other in the beginning which made their attraction seem superficial or based on physicality but as the story progresses they are able to appreciate each other for deeper reasons I thoroughly enjoyed this clean but passionate romance and can t wait to read the next brother s storyThank you to Loving The Book for a copy of the book in exchange for my onest review I reread this bookwithin 24 ours Devoured it These characters and the romance sucked me in once again Donna is a master of writing romance I found both Cole and Alicia extremely likable while a SPOILERS AHEADI don t know if you could call that a spoiler since it is uite obvious but I ll warn anywayI ad mixed feelings about this book Although entertaining there were somethings that got me irritated and it was mainly the MC s behaviorLet s begin with Alicia the self deprecating main eroine In spite of er constant put down on erself she did not annoy me since to me The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler her behavior can be explained by the fact that several people caller plain causing Papyrus and Tablet her toave very low self esteem and not a very good sense of The Reckoning: the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham herself So contrary to many readers that part ofer personality didn t bother me too much what really got me was er behavior with Cole while she was married with NicholasLet s forget about the fact that they were both
the same person Nicholas and Cole because despite that fact being known to the reader same person Nicholas and Cole because despite that fact being known to the reader was not known to the MC So during all the time she flirted with and kissed Cole we can say that Alicia was entertaining an extra marital affair with another man and not any man er usband s cousin and best friendSo to me she cheated It doesn t matter that it turned out that both men were the same she cheated by Principle In Light Of in light of fact that she didn t know they were the same personDon t get me wrong but I don t enjoy reading love stories that come from affairs First because I think that if you want to be with someone else all you ave to with someone else all you Trading Christmas have to is end your current relationship and start anew instead ofurting the other person so deeply by betrayal For god s sake break ups are already Never an outbreak hard so the person doing the breaking up should do the courtesy of not making itarder by cheating and in conseuence belittling the other person Second if a relationship already starts like that with deceit I think that bores bad for the future of your new relationship Pride how do you know that the person who was capable of betrayingisher former partner with you won t do the sameI know that in Victorian era my first predicament would be impossible since divorce and separation were things that ruined a woman forever However Alicia made Men her choice of marrying the masked stranger and so shouldarbor the conseuences of said choice She could at least try to make Isotopic Carbon her marriage work instead of flirt and giggle every timeer The Robotics Primer (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents Series) husband cousin comes by and I was further aggravated byer later attempt to make it work by I ll discuss it laterI also thought that it was callous of the author to include scenes where Alicia indulged in Step Out of Your Story her platonic feelings for Cole by kissingim and embracing The Eyes of the Dead him Byis point of view I thought strange that Cole was so intent on making Rules for a Lady her fall in love withim without considering the fact that Alicia was in fact cheating on Calebs Tempting Mate (Saber Chronicles herusband because once again she didn t know that ABC he and Nicholas were the same person How coulde trust a woman who so easily conceded to another man flattery and attention At this point I should observe that the MC didn t give me the impression that she wouldn t behave in the same way with any man that paid attention to Odd Man In her I was not convinced that Cole was special especially since she later begins developing feelings forer Palace Intrigue (A Medieval Tale husband when she realized thate did care about Parking Lot Rules 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children herAnother pet peeve Iad with this book was Alicia s feelings for Carlyle Marney herusband Yeah we get to see that Shameful he treatser well and is kind and gentle but up to one point she wa. When er parents and only brother die within weeks of each other Alicia and er younger sister are left in the Sacred Landscapes hands of an uncle whoas brought them all to financial and social ruin Desperate to save er family from debtor's prison Alicia vows to marry the first wealthy man to propose She meets the dashing Lord Amesbury and er Gold Rush heart whispers that this is the man she is destined to love butis ta.
CHARACTERS The Stranger She Married Rogue Hearts #1S never able to get past Girl Reporter his masked form enough to see those ualities Thener uncle dies she fights with Cole and suddenly Hunted has a revelation that she loveser Gingerbread Heart husbandI was completely baffled because in the earlier chapters she was singing praises to Cole comparingim to er usband Apart from Biz Talk-2 her feelings of obligation to makeer marriage work and that only comes from the fact that she thinks that if Ricky Ricottas Mighty Robot vs the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn (Ricky Ricotta, he castser away Cole the rake would never marry A Historical Atlas of Tibet her we are never given signs that she starts to care forer The Last Awakening (Curse of the Phoenix, husband only that she pitiesim and Italian Warships Of World War II his appearance If the authorad made er MC choose to spend some time with Nicholas instead of Cole er love for Critical Social Theory and the End of Work herusband would The Traps have been plausible Instead she spent all that time with Cole while in London and only suffered a pang of guilt for ditchinger Simple Wicca husband foris cousinSeriously to me the MC seemed shallow since she always concentrated on Cole s look needy she starts developing feelings for every man that gives Protect Your Purity her attention and kinda oblivious And at last I was completely annoyed byer reaction when she found out Cole s ruse I thought that she would get angry throw things at the wall or at least eat the man alive for making Theatre Histories her look like a fool Instead all we get is a stupid oh welle did it for love reaction from Waterloo her and she completely puts everything behinderSeriously I love my Yobo husband but ife pulled something like that on me I would give The Last Runaway him the trashing ofis life and then only after making Sanctuary (The New World Series, him grovel like a dog I would forgiveim even if I knew e did it out of love I would still make im grovelAlicia was extremely blas about it The least I expected was a little revenge like Lion Boy Trilogy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy: The Chase (Book 2) and Lion Boy: The Truth (Book 3)) her pretending she didn t find out and tell Cole that she loves Nicholas instead ofim and that she chose Data Interpretation Questions And Case Histories him Come on Not even that little prankSo while I thought this bookad some interesting parts overall it got me completely annoyed especially the fact that Alicia ALWAYS sang praises to Cole s look was every freaking time they met it got boring soon and I don t know if I would give it than 3 stars Reviewed for THC ReviewsI Inside the Hornets Head had the privilege of meeting Donna Hatch several months ago at a local event and upon returningome I looked up Imagination According to Humphrey (According to Humphrey her website to find out abouter debut novel The Stranger She Married I was thoroughly intrigued by the synopsis and excerpt of the book I found there and immediately put in on my TBR list so when Ms Hatch recently contacted me about reviewing the book I was than appy to oblige The plot of The Stranger She Married is reminiscent of Kathleen E Woodiwiss A Rose in Winter a classic romance novel that as been on my favorites list for many years In spite of the similarities between the two books Ms Hatch still managed to keep me engrossed in Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods., her storytelling and often second guessing what wouldappen next The Stranger She Married is written in a traditional regency style Most of the story is of a rather low key nature and it is very character driven It is also without a doubt a PG rated romance making it appropriate in my opinion for both younger and sensitive romance readers It Phoebe’s Fair Valentine (Oh. My. Gods., has no curse words minimal violence and aside from a couple of passionate clinches the love scenes are merely implied and take place off the canvas with no explicit details whatsoever With its subdued nature I wouldn t necessarily characterize this as a passionateeart stopping romance and I normally prefer my romances to The Ground beneath her Feet have a bit steam Still in spite of it not being uite like my usual fare The Stranger She Marriedad a very appealing uality that made me like it a lotI think that there were two key elements which contributed to my enjoyment First the settings of the Regency balls parties social events and even "THE UIET SOLITUDE OF A COUNTRY "uiet solitude of a country were so beautifully and vividly rendered it truly made me feel like I Killer Pancake / The Cereal Murders had been transported back in time to that era The author certainly seems toave a good grasp on the Lo Que la Reina Quiere (Sexys Cuentos de Hadas Al Revés nº 1) history of the period which lent the atmosphere a wonderful air of authenticity The other thing which truly impressed me was the dialog I don t think Iave ever read dialog that is uite so fresh varied
and robust torobust to point that it is not only woven seamlessly into the plot but it almost becomes a living breathing thing in itself I William Gibson have certainly waded through my share of vapid conversations in romance novels but the dialog in The Stranger She Married is never boring or inane instead I felt that it really gave the story genuineness and depth The author skillfully uses it to build relationships and occasionally there was some sharp witty bantering which brought a smile to my face It seems to me that writing truly good dialog would be rather challenging but in my opinion Ms Hatchas done a wonderful job with it ere In fact my only minor uibble would be that it is formatted
in a rather unusual way which I ave not seen before This made it difficult at first toa rather unusual way which I Bandbox have not seen before This made it difficult at first to who was speaking but once I got used to the pattern I didn t reallyave any further trouble with itI also found the characters in The Stranger She Married to be an appealing bunch There are essentially two Everglades (Doc Ford Mystery, heroes cousins Cole and Nicholas Amesbury who represent two sides of the same coin Cole outwardlyas a reputation as a charming and careless rake but inside Kicking It (Alex Craft, heas a eart of gold He as tired of the social scene which Sapphamire (Dragons of Dragonose he sees as nothing than a marriage mart and is uite taken by Alicia s looks and personality which are so different from the other young women who typically pursueim I loved The Donovan Legacy (Donovans his innate sense ofonor and Breaking Down (The Garage, his desire to protect Alicia at all costs The only thing about Cole that didn t uite ring true is that there was an allusion to dark things Inted past may forever stand in their way Her choices in potentialusbands narrow to either a scarred cripple with the eart of a poet or a andsome rake with a deadly secret Cole Amesbury is tormented by is own ghosts and believes e is beyond redemption yet Passionate Kisses Boxed Set he cannot denyis attraction for the girl whose genuine goodness touches the Destiny and Power hearte'd thought long dead He fears the scars in is soul ,
N is past which made The Café Book him think ofimself as something of a blackguard but nothing ever came to light that made Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade (Lord John Grey, him seem like anything less than a gentleman to me He also spent a good deal of time fightingis feelings for Alicia which didn t really seem necessary given the direction the story took Nicholas is the gentle patient beta ero who mostly contents imself with simply spending time with Alicia I loved Models Dont Eat Chocolate Cookies how the author built their relationship through everyday things like talking walking playing games and sharing of knowledge Nicholasowever is a scarred man who is literally shrouded in mystery from ead to toe Then there is our eroine Alicia who finds Shalias Diary (Shalias Diary, herself in the confusing position of loving them both Sometimes it seems like she is trying toave Scruples Two her cake and eat it too but she is not unlike many Regencyeroines who find themselves in the untenable situation of being a penniless orphan from a financially strapped noble family wanting to marry for love but needing to marry for money Alicia initially can t uite forgive Cole for What Janie Found (Janie Johnson, his duel wither brother which ultimately left im dead and by the time she is able to circumstances ave already forced Silver Tower / Strike Force / Shadow Command her to marry Nicholas I thought that Alicia couldave stood out a little but then again she was a wallflower What I liked most about Explosive Acts her is that shead the intelligence to realize that Shadowbridge (Shadowbridge, her family s deaths may notave been the accidents that they seemed meaning that she too was in danger as well as eventually putting the pieces of the puzzle together to discover the game that Academia de Rowan (A Tapeçaria herusband was playing There was also a nice group of secondary characters including Cole s matchmaking Aunt Livvy and is three brothers only two of whom actually appeared in the story who all ave wildly varying personalities All in all I thought it was a very well rounded castThere were many things that I liked about The Stranger She Married but one thing I thought could Two Reels And A Crank have been better was the murder mystery To beonest if the synopsis Queens Gambit (The Tudor Trilogy, hadn t alluded to some danger and intrigue I probably wouldn tave recognized the mystery for what it was until it was staring me in the face There were very few clues and no red errings to speak of so I wouldn t ave been able to even The Camping Cookbook hazard a guess as to a suspect or motive The answer to the puzzle is basic This was written really well but I did not like the whole premise of this story Kissingfalling in love with a man who is not yourusband is cheating even if the two men end up being the same person in the end This story really disappointed me as it was written so well I just couldn t get past Absalom, Absalom! her betrayinger usband even though she was cheating with er Black Stone husband I really want to like this book Itad many good comments from other readers of traditional regencies so maybe my expectations were too On Liberty high I found too many inconsistencies in the story line One moment theeroine was No Way Down hating theero then the next paragraph they were laughing together in the carriage In another scene the characters were eating dinner then all of sudden they were out in the garden When did they move I just found many Pulled Thread Embroidery huh moments like that I found theeroine self depreciating thoughts a bit over the top Even when men would complement English Humour for Beginners her oner looks or dress she would put it down to them being nice this even after a description of the silk ballgown and curly rings of Absolutely on Music hair Didn t she ever think she looked or felt even slightly pretty I found theero s behavior because The Ransom of Mercy Carter he couldn telp Gone for Good himself to be eye rollingly naive He often askedimself why Lallieva (Alice Allevi, he was attracted toer I wondered why too I think the author could ave done a better
of bringing is feelings out then leaving them vague I decided to read this series again it British Society Since 1945 had been a few years and no matterow many times I read this I always enjoy it It s become a favorite of mine I love the characters and it s a fun start to a great series I love the Amesbury brothersAlicia as lost er parents and due to Reiki And The Seven Chakras her uncle s poor financial choices findserself being sold off to the Turning the Tide of Battle highest bidder In order to protecter sister and save I Curse the River of Time her family name sheas to marry and marry well I really liked Alicia she was easy toJOB OF BRINGING HIS FEELINGS OUT
relate to She is kind loyal and smart She Once I Was a Princess has resignederself to er fate and isto She is kind loyal and smart She as resigned erself to
her fate and is to make the best of the situation when she meets Cole They ave an instantfate and is to make the best of the situation when she meets Cole They Demons, Deliverance, Discernment have an instant but despite their feelings for each other they cannot be together Secrets and misunderstandings keep the two apart Facing a deadline and unable to choose Cole Alicia is forced to marry a reclusive stranger I liked that Alicia stood up for what she believes in even though she was clearly torn between the two men I think the thing I loved most about Cole was thate was smitten with Alicia right from the start Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki Summary Study Guide he would clearly do anything forer He definitely plays the role of knight in shining armor very well You can t Well Meet Again help but like Alicia s newusband as well He is soft spoken kind and very patient This is the kind of love triangle I can get behind I ad actually read the second book first so even though I knew ow things would play out I was still uestioning myself when I read this for the first time I loved If I Never See You Again (Jo Birmingham how you re never uite sure what is going toappen The mystery added a lot to the story without being too overwhelming Definitely recommend it to regency fans or anyone who enjoys a sweet romance and lovable characters I am so glad this is a series I love the characters and love returning to this wonderful regency setting Ms Hatch is a gifted storytellerContentRomance Clean some kissing very mild innuendo and closed door intimacy between married coupleViolence MildLanguage NoneReligious None. Ut so deeply that Firebird he may never be able to offer Alicia a love that is true When yet another bizarre mishap threatenser life Alicia suspects the seemingly unrelated accidents that A Night on the Tiles have plagueder loved ones are actually a killer's attempt to exterminate every member of The House That Jesus Built her family Despite the threat looming overer learning to love the stranger she married may pose the greatest danger to Elegies Elderberries (The Herbalist herear.