That his expectations of love aren t at all shallow and involve all the deeper expectations of binding two lives
Together In Common Cause For in common cause for term contentment So if love were architecture it s like if you mistake the foundation for the fa ade but are still aware of all the weight it ll have to bear to actually work It doesn t hold together is what I mean because any idiot can see that if you build a second story with nothing but a fa ade you re going to end
up with rubble His ruminations are just that shakyBut that s only with rubble His ruminations are just that shakyBut that s only start of him being an idiot He s also way too clueless for my liking when it comes to supporting Mina against all the rubs in her way Like when the nasty housekeeper kicks p a fuss and he tells Mina he doesn t see why they should disrupt things Or when view spoilerhis nasty family shows Banana Fish, Tome 14 : up with his old girlfriend in tow and starts dissing Mina right off and he doesn t immediately show them the door hide spoiler Another angsty friend zoned moc that could have been so much better The H is nice but such a beta bustard He kills with his distant kindness Now I know why thenrepentant cruelty of alpha holes is preferableThe story is nice but so slow The romance is naaaice but so tepidThank God for the evil family and the owview spoilerI liked and disliked this book in eual measures Veeerrry angsty when not boringThe h is an ever hopeful sweetheart but such a martyred doormat the kind outside say a stadium that has a huuuge footfall No one treats her nice and hasn t for yearsThe H is caring and callous and clueless in eual measuresHe likes and respects his wife but is in thrall of the ow for whom he pines like a lover in a poem He marries the h for her common sense and maturity but doesn t allow her to Cirsova (Issue use it On top of it this book is not low steam but zero steam with neither a bubble or a sueaknderneath Comparatively the H s family and the ow are farcically immoral and self absorbed but without them this book would have been a deadly bore They bring in the missing spice and the not so nice in shovel fulls No physical cheating by the H despite a not so coy offer by the ow but a huge amount of emotional one Yes he sees sense but at the fag end of the book Nuestra propuesta inconclusa. Ecuador-Perú up till when he keeping chanting the ow mantraAt the end he grovels fine but the author demeans him so much in front of the h s friends Is that supposed to makes happy Yes he is a beta but I don t like a blubbering snotty mess He proclaims his love but I am still not buying the passion So suddenly he will feel lust for his plain frumpy than plump wife This is what is wrong with clean romances You don t believe what you don t see We may see their happiness and fulfillment in the follow p books of her brothers and the kids of this series But a book has to be complete in itselfCould have a solid 4 if the h H s physical compatibility could be believedBtw I love her friend Thea s husband Fredrick and how he cattily takes down one of the evil ones Best scene of the book hide spoiler This was engagingly written and I couldn t help but root for the heroine of this story However the hero left much to be desired Unfortunately there s "No Nice Way To "nice way to this he was an idiot His inability to fully realize his own feelings for the heroine was nderstandable and I would have been able to tolerate it had it not lasted past the 80% mark The fact that his wife the heroine was proved on than one occasion to be an excellent judge of character while he was not should have clued him in earlier on to what was really going on in his home And while I really enjoyed the chapter where the heroine basically says that she s done being a doormat and tells her husband every t I may not marry for love but marrying a bubble headed twit is not particularly appealing either Flame and Ember 2018 M A Nichols by M A Nichols first in the Regency Love series is a Regency romance set in an nspecified year Ms Nichols is one of my Goodreads. Onger an option for a man whose heart is irrevocably brokenMina Ashbrook longs to marry for love but knows she’s too old too plump and too plain to catch a gentleman’s eye And a marriage of convenience is better than being a spinster sister living off her brother’s charity Simon may not love her now Marginal 3 star MOC storySPOILERS AND SYNOPSISGive me a hard core mustache twirling villainous bad boy any day of the week over a milk toast weak
H that doesn t want to hurt the heroineSaid beta hero who tears p at the that doesn t want to hurt the heroineSaid beta hero who tears The Very First Christmas Stocking the Gifts of the 7 Coins up at the of a hat wants a MOC to a friend since he lost the love of his life to a man of higher standing Oh but he ll hold his dear one in his heart like a flameshoot me nowThe heroine is a plump and plain spinster She site happy to be on the shelf In fact her dream is to move to her little cottage so she doesn t have to deal with the BS of London society Her now dead but loving father brother and well meaning bu 35 StarsI have to admit that I m having a hard time deciding how to rate this book While I absolutely adored Mina and her strength I honestly didn t care for Simon all that much Even though he was obsessed with another woman I did like him for the first part of the book His relationship with Mina was starting to move from friends to something But then his family showed Twisted (LOST, up and it went downhill from there I honestly can t see how he could go from pretty much adoring her and spending all kinds of time with her to ignoring her and making her feel like crap He then had the audacity to get mad when she finally stoodp for herself to everyone including him I have a hard time believing that he was that naive and dare I say stupid A person would have to be pretty blind to not see what everyone else was seeingYes I get that he was a flawed character but his actions went a little too far in my opinion And honestly I do not think that he deserved Mina Maybe if we had less of the drawn out visit from his dreaded evil family and of him actually doing anything and everything to win Mina back I would have a different opinion of him But alas the book just ended and he didn t grovel enough for me Haha Now don t get me wrong I did not dislike the book I actually enjoyed it and it was because of Mina She s not your typical heroine and while the odds where constantly stacked against her she always managed to come
out on top She has got to be the sweetest most loving and caring individual ever After going through everything she on top She has got to be the sweetest most loving and caring individual ever After going through everything she in her life she had every right to be bitter and hateful but she wasn t not even a little bit She was an amazing heroine and the reason why I kept reading the book ntil the very end And she ll be the reason why I read the next book in the series Maybe Simon will be amazing and win me back over to his side Hmmm I m also looking forward to reading Graham s bookNominated for a 2018 Swoony Award vote here The story for this book had been bouncing around in my head for a while before I finally wrote it down and it turned out far better than I ever thought it could be It s definitely made me realize that I need to be writing sweet historical romances I had a hard time with this story though parts of it were engaging enough Mina for example pulled me right in as an aging she s thirty when the
picks p spinster who as she terms it frumpy She doesn t put herself forward much and that doesn t help I really liked her conversations with Simon because it becomes clear that she s kind and intelligent and not so much shy as she is Pirate Barbarian unwilling to dissemble Kindness and honesty together means that she s mostlyiet in social gatherings and that means she s A Fearless Heart : Why Compassion is the Key to Greater Wellbeing used to being overlooked So it was charming to see Simon find her engaging and interesting because she enters into his enthusiasms and they have much in common Nichols does an outstanding job making that frumpiness real and present throughout the book and not something that a makeover or positive thinking overcomes I really liked thatOffsetting this is that Simon is antter moron emotionally speaking Nichols tries to make the case that he mistakes lust mostly obsessive attraction for love Which makes him all kinds of shallow and that doesn t go away for much much too long The problem with this setup is. A heartbroken man a frustrated spinster and a marriage of convenience that proves ite inconvenientSimon Kingsley is in desperate need of a wife After years of searching he finally found love Unfortunately she wed another and now it’s time to settle for someone with whom he can share his life Love is no .
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Friends I read her reviews to get book ideas for other family members Since I m a fan of Regency romance she wanted to get my impression on Flame and Ember which is her first Regency Note While I have sed Tewasnya Dewa Iblis Awan Api (Long Hu Men The Next Level 01) uotes in my review below please be aware that it s possible that theotes I Red Now and Laters used are no longer perfectly accurateRating 5 stars based on plot alone as I do not know what the final copy looks likeThe heroine Wilhelmina Ashbrook lives in her brother s household After being mistress of his house for some time Mina lost her jobpon his marriage so to speak
to top it off mina s sister intop it off Mina s sister in Louisa Margaretta simply had no idea how condescending and insulting it was to have a girl roughy twelve years her junior elevated to the position of chaperone Anyone with sense considered Mina far too spinsterly to need such protection but that did not matter to the Ashbrooks Much to Mina s chagrin Mina would still like to have a family of her own which is looking impossible at this point At 30 she has previously had many nsuccessful seasons with
no suitors to show for it Society had long ago rejected her as a debutante When Louisa Margaretta andsuitors to show for it Society had long ago rejected her as a debutante When Louisa Margaretta and the book does indicate that the name seems pretentious attempts to redirect an invitation to dance toward Mina I was reminded of a polite version of Mr Elton in Jane Austen s Emma That does sound delightful he said to Louisa Margaretta making Mina blush even further but I promised Mr George Orbrook I d join him in the card room if you were navailable Later during the ball No one around her ever seemed to see her It wasn t even a blatant snub That would reuire someone noticing her first The hero In the prologue S CHAPTERS 1 THROUGH 29Heroine to hero I love youMother in law to heroine You cowOW to heroine If that s your man if that s your man if that s your man he wasn t laaaaaast nightHero to heroine Go away I love the OWCHAPTER 30Hero to OW You know you re a bit of a skank after allHero to mother I won t invite you to my home if you don t at least pretend to respect my wifeCHAPTER 31Hero to anyone who ll listen I haz sad nowCHAPTER 32Hero to heroine I don t know where to begin with all the apoloHeroine I WILL COME BACK TO YOUFIN Most of the story took place in London 1811 Contained a faux hero with a middle name obtuse Simon portrayed the hero Mina the heroine Neither Simon s father nor his mother honored fidelity So poor Simon did not have a model of real married love Minaran her household NodeMCU ESP8266 Communication Methods and Protocols : Programming with Arduino IDE until her brother married then she feltpurposeless Simon proposed a MOC w Mina after knowing her only 6 wks He thought Mina smart a good conversationalist but dowdynattractive Simon obsessed on his beautiful love Susannah who wed another man He thought of herad nauseam I wanted to say get over it Simon invalidated Mina s concerns RE his horrid house keeper Mona fired this woman and replaced her yet it took Simon 1 week to realize this The 2 leads drew closer then the H s birth family and Susannah and her family showed Rabbit Wishes upnannounced around the 66% mark The story went steadily downhill from there Simon flirted with Sus could not see her manipulative nature Duh Simon tacky when both parties are married to another person to flirt like this Duh other people in the room can see you 2 flirt Simon described himself as a lackwit I agree He spent most of the story indifferent to Mina he seldom defended her from verbal attacks No consummation by story s end Simon loved VS hated himself and was too selfish and immature to love a real woman Mina had BFF Thea whose spouse Frederick served as the real man in the story I don t know how I came about this book but I am so glad I did This is a new to me author and I really enjoyed the story This is a marriage of convenience and that is one of my favorite tropes The characters are so likeable and you just root them on to find love and happiness This is the first in a series and I look forward to reading the next installmen. Ut Mina knows there’s hope if she can convince him that love comes in many formsWill Mina find a way to heal Simon’s heart Or will the shadows of the past keep them from finding happiness together Though part of the Regency Love series each book is a standalone sweet romance and can be read in any order.