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Ý Read Ý The Marriage Act by Alyssa Everett ☆ I ve given this a B at AAR.
Alyssa Everett is one of my favourite authors, one I know I can rely upon to provide me with a well written and engaging story, well developed characters and a satisfying romance She describes her latest book, The Marriage Act as being somewhat edgier than her previous ones, and I can see why, because the two protagonists are imperfect characters who sometimes do and say things that are unpalatable That is not to say that they are unpleasant characters just that their imperfections make them seem that muchhuman and the way Ms Everett has written them makes their sometimes less than perfect behaviour easy to understand and even on occasion to sympathise with, which is not something many authors can successfully pull off.
The story opens with John, Viscount W London, When John, Viscount Welford, Proposed To Caroline Fleetwood, The Only Daughter Of The Bishop Of Essex, He Thought He Knew Exactly What He Was Getting A Lovely, Innocent BrideFive Years Later, He Knows Better The Woman Who Ran To Another Man On Their Wedding Night After They D Consummated The Marriage Is Hardly Innocent Years Spent Apart While John Served As A Diplomatic Attach Have Allowed Them To Save Face In Society, But All Good Pretenses Must Come To An End When Caroline Receives Word That Her Father Is Dying, She Begs John To Accompany Her On One Last Journey To See HimBut There S An Added Problem Caroline Never Told Her Father That Her Marriage To John Was A Farce As They Play Act For Others, Caroline Is Delighted To Find She Never Really Knew Her Husband At All But Can She Be The Kind Of Wife He Needs And Does She Want To Be , Words I like Alyssa Everett s books on principle They are literate, thoughtful, and entertaining So I m not sure why TMA uncharacteristically failed to engage me There were certainly things about it I appreciated it s a relief to come across a non standard plot, with H h estranged for apparently deal breaking reasons And Everett s ability to write fluently is still very much in evidence This wasn t a book I regretted readingthat it didn t, for me, meet the standards of its predecessors.
I think some of this was down to the slow reveal of exactly what happened on John Caroline s wedding night We get the barebones first, then over the course of the bookanddetail is filled in However, when the whole was made plain, I m afraid my reaction was Lord Welford, at twenty six is in need of a wife And he s found the perfect woman Miss Caroline Fleetwood, daughter of the Bishop of Essex Though John has admired her, and escorted her from church on Sundays, he has had neither time nor opportunity for a suit At seventeen, Caroline is still quite young However, time has run out for him With an appointment at a diplomatic post in Vienna pending, he must forgo any courting, and with the Bishop s blessing he asks for her hand.
Despite having her sights set on another man, Caroline accepts John s proposal But only an hour after consummating the marriage, she runs off to meet up with the man she loves Disappointed and angry, John departs England for Austria, leaving Caroline at home in Surrey.
Apart for five years, John finally arrives back in England, only to be I ve given this a B at AAR.
Alyssa Everett is one of my favourite authors, one I know I can rely upon to provide me with a well written and engaging story, well developed characters and a satisfying romance She describes her latest book, The Marriage Act as being somewhat edgier than her previous ones, and I can see why, because the two protagonists are imperfect characters who sometimes do and say things that are unpalatable That is not to say that they are unpleasant characters just that their imperfections make them seem that muchhuman and the way Ms Everett has written them makes their sometimes less than perfect behaviour easy to understand and even on occasion to sympathise with, which is not something many authors can successfully pull off.
The story opens with John, Viscount W This is my second book by Everett Although I enjoyed this one, the interactions between the H and h were quite exhausting I can get behind misunderstanding and deliberate miscommunication to a point, but it was a little too much for me here I appreciated that Caro wasn t your typical HR heroine, what with her confusion about lies and acting how people expected her to act, but the way her deceptions compounded was a bit painful to read about which may have been the intention, as keeping up lie after lie is painful And although I ve only read two of her books, I think like the way Everett writes her heros.
I like how sweet this got at the end and that the two finally learned to communicate Although I didn t enjoy this as much as Ruined by Rumor, it was still well written and entertaining in parts I m interested to This is my second book by Everett Although I enjoyed this one, the interactions between the H and h were quite exhausting I can get behind misunderstanding and deliberate miscommunication to a point, but it was a little too much for me here I appreciated that Caro wasn t your typical HR heroine, what with her confusion about lies and acting how people expected her to act, but the way her deceptions compounded was a bit painful to read about which may have been the intention, as keeping up lie after lie is painful And although I ve only read two of her books, I think like the way Everett writes her heros.
I like how sweet this got at the end and that the two finally learned to communicate Although I didn t enjoy this as much as Ruined by Rumor, it was still well written and entertaining in parts I m interested to An engaging tale of how one should never start bad habits such as lying Caroline was a naive and flirty young lady when she got married, she only accepted in rebound, unknowing to her beau, because the one she thought she loved rejected her proposal and this caused years of separation which could have otherwise be avoided This story is filled with tender loving and yes harsh cutting insults and even some risque moments, but true love prevails I especially liked the gentle loving hero John, though he was gentle and considerate he was a man filled with deep principles and morality and deep desires as all men do.
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75 stars I received an eARC of this book from Carina Press via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is a difficult book to get my head around Overall, I enjoyed it and stayed up way too late one night to finish it which is usually a good sign There were just nagging things that kept popping up in my head while I was reading it that I couldn t ignore But, I guess that is also a sign of a well written story that has me thinking about it long after completion The Marriage Act starts off with John, Viscount Welford asking Miss Caroline Fleetwood, the daughter of an esteemed bishop, to marry him John has fallen in love with her and is desperate to marry her in time to travel off to Vienna where he has been assigned in a diplomacy post Things unravel after the wedding night when Caro runs off to meet up with the man she is really in love with and is brought I was looking forward to this because I really like the second chance romance trope The author even kept it to my liking, having the hero NOT go sleep with everything that moves while the heroine remains untouched Instead, she has the both of them remain celibate, so THANK YOU for that For that alone, I was planning on giving this book a three, but I really didn t like Caroline At all I get that she was immature when they got married, but she remained that way even five years later Near the end, she even said I m not a girl of seventeen any, but I saw no difference in how she was at seventeen and how she is at twenty two She shows this to the reader when she decides to keep secrets from John, even after they vowed no secrets to one another This girl learned nothing Even at the hunting box when she goads him into sex, then makes him feel like shit afterwards, was her being immature as 4.
5Vamos a ver, en estas dos semanas empece Moonglow, The Hating Game, Los dulces a os, Dos Veces Amada, The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, Lady Isabella s Scandalous Marriage, Forbidden, Flores en la tormenta y Tuya a medianoche y NO PUDE terminar ninguno Ya me estaba desesperando, menos mal que decid leer este libro para romper la maldici n XDMe encant , junto dos tropes que me encantanfingimos ser pareja y nos terminamos enamorandoysegundas oportunidadesy el resultado es buenisimo Me atrapo desde el primer momento, y eso ya es decir mucho No se si era la intenci n de la autora pero la historia tiene un toque feminista, por ejemplo John le reclama a Caro si era virgen o no antes de casarse con l y me gusto que la autora se tomara el tiempo de aclarar que a John le moles This was a solid book Everett s writing is consistently strong She sets up an unusual premise, an historically estranged couple for genuinely plausible reasons and then brings them back together for a road trip followed by a charade that they are, in fact, happy There s the potential for a fair amount of tumult, but it s all handled with skill and control I really liked Caro She was a self possessed heroine, who recognised her youthful folly and the problems it had caused and she takes responsibility for the mess All the same, she doesn t let John push her around and she calls him out on his priggish unwillingness to forgive her On which note John Bit of an ass I understand that he was hurt by what happened to his marriage, but good grief, he was an asshole for a prolonged period of time about it I think that could h Wed in haste, repent at leisure That s been the theme of John Welford s life for the past five years He d only been nursing a tendre for the gorgeous daughter of his mentor, Bishop Fleetwood, for a few short weeks, but when he was abruptly appointed to a diplomatic post in Vienna, he couldn t stomach the idea of losing the girl to another So he proposed, and the seventeen year old accepted But when she fled his bed on their wedding night, attempting to run off with another man, John brought her back to his ancestral home, leaving her there to rusticate when he took up his diplomatic post.
Now, Welford is back in London, and his estranged wife comes to his rooms, begging him to travel with her to her uncle s home, where her father has taken alarmingly ill It seems that Caroline has never admitted to her fath I like Alyssa Everett s books on principle They are literate, thoughtful, and entertaining So I m not sure why TMA uncharacteristically failed to engage me There were certainly things about it I appreciated it s a relief to come across a non standard plot, with H h estranged for apparently deal breaking reasons And Everett s ability to write fluently is still very much in evidence This wasn t a book I regretted readingthat it didn t, for me, meet the standards of its predecessors.
I think some of this was down to the slow reveal of exactly what happened on John Caroline s wedding night We get the barebones first, then over the course of the bookanddetail is filled in However, when the whole was made plain, I m afraid my reaction was

Alyssa Everett grew up in Florida, where from an early age her favorite books typically had dukes in them As a teen she worked in an amusement park, doing just about every kind of odd job a person can do, from collecting garbage to captaining an African boat cruise She met her husband, a darkly handsome doctor with a wicked sense of humor, at Harvard University They currently live with their th