Thursday, 6 February 2020

Only a promise by Mary Balogh

Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 9th 2015 by Signet
Series: The Survivors' Club #5
Historical romance
Own

This turned out to be very dull.

I did like it at first, because it felt real. 2 people who do not know each other enters a marriage of convenience. Their first time is real. No sudden great passion. Just lying back and thinking of England.

But I never felt they them fall in love, as this is a romance and they would.

Instead it was dull.

He had his issues, she had her issues *yawn* Disappointing


Ralph Stockwood prides himself on being a leader, but when he convinced his friends to fight in the Napoleonic Wars, he never envisioned being the sole survivor. Racked with guilt over their deaths, Ralph must move on . . . and find a wife to secure an heir to his family's title and fortune.

Since her Seasons in London ended in disaster, Chloe Muirhead is resigned to spinsterhood. Driven by the need to escape her family, she takes refuge at the home of her mother's godmother, where she meets Ralph. He needs a wife. She wants a husband. So Chloe makes the outrageous suggestion to strike a bargain and get married. One condition: Ralph has to promise that he will never take her back to London. But circumstances change. And to Ralph, it was only a promise. 

26 comments:

  1. "Think of England" LMAO...I kind of like that everything wasn't perfect at first but too bad the whole story was blah.

    Karen @ For What It's worth

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    1. Hehe, I liked it. I mean who marries a stranger and then is all hot and heavy, it will be freaking awkward

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  2. OH, that does sound dull. Maybe toss in a duke?

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  3. Sometimes Mary Balogh books can be a little slow like that and very restrained! Lol at your comment above.

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  4. Dull is never good. I hope your next read is better!

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  5. A dull romance? Wow, how can that even be possible! Sorry this didn't work :(

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  6. "Just lying back and thinking of England" lol

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  7. I read a few from this series, but I'm not sure I read this one. Usually I enjoy Mary Balogh, but there was one I wasn't thrilled with. Sorry this didn't work out. :/

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