Author: Catherine Tinley
Book 2 in series Chadcombe marriages
Main characters: Harry Fanton and Juliana Milford
I got an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review :) don't be discouraged by the fact that this is a sequel in a series, because it was actually my very first book written by this author, and even without reading the first story I was able to enjoy this one and follow everything that's been happening :) they are connected of course, but mostly through people in them and their relationships and friendships, so no worries :) I had my ups and downs with this book, so my review will be a bit shorter than usual, cause I don't like to focus on negative things... so let me tell you a bit more about our main characters and the plot, and then about my overall thoughts and feelings :)
This is a hisorical romance where Juliana, our heroine, is traveling with her mother from... I wanna say Belgium? sorry, I read it a bit ago and forgot to put that little detail in my notes ;) anyway, they are traveling to England and during that journey they meet captain Harry Fanton... he doesn't make the best first impression on Juliana, so imagine her surprise when they meet again in a different circumstances :) I don't really want to say anything else about the plot in general, because I feel like that would spoil certain events and decisions that's been made along the way... so those few informations will have to be enough :) now let's get into my opinions about this story...
Like I said, I definitely had my ups and downs with this book... there were moments when I absolutely loved it... and then other ones when I was furious with it... especially since there is a thing that the hero does that I truly hate in stories... *sighs* without giving much away, I am really not a fan of the I-am-making-this-decision-for-you-instead-of-talikng-about-it-with-you-but-it's-for-your-own-good... yeah... even though usually they have only the best interest at heart, I don't like it... I had some troubles with both main characters to be honest... nothing in particular that I can point at and say "I hate them because of that"... it's just... I don't know... I just didn't *click* with them... but the writing style overall was really good :) my decision about how many stars to give this book was changing all the time... in the end I landed on full 4 stars :) please, don't get me wrong, just because I had some issues with the story it does not mean that I didn't enjoy it :) quite the opposite ;) I loved many qualities of it ;) strong heroine, although she was pretty stubborn at times... charming hero, even though he made some stupid decisions... :) you see the theme here? :) it's the smart and entertaining writing style that kept me reading till the end, so if you are in the mood to read a historical romance with flawed characters and a few surprises along the way, then give this one a try :)
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Catherine Tinley writes witty, heartwarming Regency love stories. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings. After a career encompassing speech and language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now works for Sure Start. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, and dog.
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