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.

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

39 comments:

zEmfIrKa said...

Haha! :) I love this review!

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, good

Unknown said...

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!

Blodeuedd said...

I do like t smack characters, lol.

But yes not much romance, it worked better this way

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Jamie must be a real bastard, right?

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Love the new bloggy look!

Blodeuedd said...

He was, he was.

And thanks :D Tadaaa, new look!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

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!

Chris said...

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

Keertana said...

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

Yvonne said...

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

BTW, love your new blog look!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Sweet. :) And you have a new look! Lovely!

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

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

Book of Secrets said...

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

Mary (Bookfan) said...

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

Melliane said...

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!

Blodeuedd said...

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

Thanks !

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, you know me too well

Blodeuedd said...

They are needed in my book diet, happy and fun

Blodeuedd said...

;)

Thanks :D I wanted a change and a drastic one

Blodeuedd said...

I do have a new one :D

Blodeuedd said...

:/ 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

Blodeuedd said...

Yup I do :D

Blodeuedd said...

I have wanted to do it a lot lately.

Blodeuedd said...

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

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

Yes they are there sometimes

Unknown said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Aurian said...

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

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

I like slapping book characters, lol

Blodeuedd said...

He sure did deserve it

Blodeuedd said...

Those darn pigheaded men

Teddyree said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

LOL! Good

Darlene said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

Hihi :D

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