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A Lady Awakened (Blackshear Family, #1) In Cecilia Grant S Emotionally Rich And Deeply Passionate Regency Romance Debut, A Deal With A Rud Rogue Turns A Proper Young Woman Into A Lady Awakened.Newly Widowed And Desperate To Protect Her Estate And Beloved Servants From Her Malevolent Brother In Law, Martha Russell Conceives A Daring Plan Or Rather, A Daring Plan To Conceive After All, If She Has An Heir On The Way, Her Future Will Be Secured Forsaking All She Knows Of Propriety, Martha Approaches Her Neighbor, A London Exile With A Wicked Reputation, And Offers A Strictly Business Proposition A Month Of Illicit Interludes For A Fee.Theophilus Mirkwood Ought To Be Insulted Should Be Appalled But How Can He Resist This Siren In Widow S Weeds, Whose Offer Is Simply Too Outrageously Tempting To Decline Determined She Ll Get Her Money S Worth, Theo Endeavors To Awaken This Shamefully Neglected Beauty To The Pleasures Of The Flesh Only To Find Her Dead Set Against Taking Any Enjoyment In The Scandalous Bargain Surely She Can T Resist Him Forever But Could A Lady S Sweet Surrender Open Their Hearts To The Most Unexpected Arrival Of All Love Reading this made me realize that one of my favorite things to happen in a historical romance is for the main characters to be forced together in an unusual way that unexpectedly fosters true intimacy In A Lady Awakened, what initially brings Theo and Martha together is sex unwanted, unpleasant sex Martha, a proper lady to her very core, feels forced to rent her feckless neighbor Theo s services as a stud so that she can quickly produce an heir, and save her late husband s estate from going Reading this made me realize that one of my favorite things to happen in a historical romance is for the main characters to be forced together in an unusual way that unexpectedly fosters true intimacy In A Lady Awakened, what initially brings Theo and Martha together is sex unwanted, unpleasant sex Martha, a proper lady to her very core, feels forced to rent her feckless neighbor Theo s services as a stud so that she can quickly produce an heir, and save her late h My mind kept wandering It did not hold my interest I did not enjoy the rigid heroine with no emotional interactions.STORY BRIEF Martha did not marry for love She married to avoid being dependent on her brother Her husband died ten months later from a horse accident She learns that her brother in law James will inherit the estate and that he molested female servants when he lived there 16 years ago She believes it is her duty to keep James away from the estate in order to protect the female My mind kept wandering It did not hold my interest I did not enjoy the rigid heroine with no emotional interactions.STORY BRIEF Martha did not marry for love She married to avoid being dependent on her brother Her husband died ten months later from a horse acciden Thanks to Jill for recommending this d but novel I closed the book with a deeply satisfied sigh, but at first I totally disliked the heroine It s not to everyone s taste A Lady Awakened is book 1 of the Blackshear Family series The writing style is witty and light I chuckled several times , balanced by sad, painful, or poignant sections The plot includes several heartwarming story lines The romance includes a LOT of sex, progressing from cold, quick sex to blast furnace love scenes N Thanks to Jill for recommending this d but novel I closed the book with a deeply satisfied sigh, but at first I totally disliked the heroine It s not to everyone s taste A Lady Awakened is book 1 of the Blackshear Family series The writing style is witty and light I chuckled several times , balanced by sad, painful, or poig I don t think I ve ever read a romance novel like this, which should be a recommendation in itself, seeing as so many of them follow one of the standard plots You know the sort of thing hero and heroine hate each other on sight but gradually fall in love hero heroine has to marry money to restore the family fortunes and gradually fall in love, etc.The gradual falling in love bit DOES happen, but it s done in such an original manner The heroine is a widow who wants desperately to remain in I don t think I ve ever read a romance novel like this, which should be a recommendation in itself, seeing as so many of them follow one of the standard plots You know the sort of thing hero and heroine hate each other on sight but gradually fall in love hero heroine has to marry money to restore the family fortunes and gradually fall in love, etc.The gradual falling in love bit DOES happen, but it s done in such an original manner The heroine is a widow who wants desperately to remain in her marital home but her desire to do so stems from her sense of obligation to the local community rather than from any selfish desire to keep a roof over her head What I liked so much about this book was the way in which the two central characters, come together through a shared sense of community and duty It s not a traditional seduction and there are no mind blowing first time orgasms in fact, the sex is initially perfunctory and not at all sexy, whi 4.5 I ve been hearing this author mentioned a lot lately, and now I know why This historical romance is easily on par with some of the best authors of this genre Balogh, Quinn, Kleypasetc.I think the one thing I enjoyed most about this story is how I got to see the romance evolve from a cold and simple business association to a deeply warm and passionate friendship all the way to a heart stopping love Both characters evolve emotionally as well, when they realize the circumstances of whic 4.5 I ve been hearing this author mentioned a lot lately, and now I know why This historical romance is easily on par with some of the best authors of this genre Balogh, Quinn, Kleypasetc.I think the one thing I enjoyed most about this story is how I got to see the romance evolve from a cold and simple business association to a deeply warm and passionate friendship all the Nothing Traditional About Thisok maybe a few thingsLook, let me start by saying, there was NOTHING about either the hero or heroine that made me swoon Never Ok, there was that one scenebut back to the reviewI cannot say enough about this book For once, we get a romance that has sex that s well, so not perfect And a relationship that s well, so not perfect I don t even know where to begin other than to say, this ain t yo mamma s regency romance Hero meh, the name I can t get ove Nothing Traditional About Thisok maybe a few thingsLook, let me start by saying, there was NOTHING about either the hero or heroine that made me swoon Never Ok, there was that one scenebut back to the reviewI cannot say enough about this book For once, we get a romance that has sex that s well, so not perfect And a relationship that s well, so not perfect I don t ev I wanted to love it but didn t I felt a disconnect with the heroine for most of the book, and I m not sure what it was that held me back from her She s a bit introverted, socially awkward, straight laced and frumpy, and I tend to like that type of heroine, especially when she s paired with the quintessential rake And I did like watching her sort of come out of her shell, I just think it took her too long to do so By the time she s personable, the book is ending, and I felt like I didn t ge I wanted to love it but didn t I felt a disconnect with the heroine for most of the book, and I m not sure what it was that held me back from her She s a bit introverted, socially awkward, straight laced 4.5 starsDebutI understand you to have just proposed to engage me as your whore He gave one last cough Is that correct Disapproval thinned her lips again The better analogy is to a stud animal My concern is only with the issue I have no expectation of pleasure For Martha Russell her ten month marriage was both unfulfilling and unfruitful Without an heir her estate will be given over to her late husband s brother, a man whose past crim Historical romance A Lady Awakened breaks ground in a genre infamously frivolous and milkshake frothy thank you, Georgette Heyer Cecilia Grant injects maturity into Heyer s legacy that sounds envelope stuffing boring Don t picture a sober, didactic tale Grant writes subtle humor and surprising heat, often together at once, but she doesn t idolize the idle aristocrat, the party hopping, tea sipping, walking in your face to anyone who s had to work for a living You wouldn t know that straig Historical romance A Lady Awakened breaks ground in a genre infamously frivolo


About the Author: Cecilia Grant

I write Regency set historical romance with a high angst to plot ratio I specialize in hard headed heroines and good hearted heroes So far.A word about the reviews I post here Please think of them as recommendations rather than reviews If I like a book, I ll list it here and scrawl a few sentences about why I liked it I ve gone back and forth about whether to use stars it feels like a sled I write Regency set historical romance with a high angst to plot ratio I specialize in hard headed heroines and good hearted heroes So far.A word about the reviews I post here Please think of them as recommendations rather than reviews If I like a book, I ll list it here and scrawl a few sentences about why I liked it I ve gone back and forth about whether to use stars it feels like a sledgehammer approach to something pretty intricate , and at the moment I m back to using them Mostly because I m slow about writing reviews, and there were a lot of books I wanted to go on record as having enjoyed


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