The Contentious Countess

The Contentious Countess The Perplexing ProposalIt was a mystery to Melanie Grenville why the wealthy handsome Earl of Denby who could have wed any belle of the ton asked her and not her dazzling sister to be his wife Her

  • Title: The Contentious Countess
  • Author: Irene Saunders
  • ISBN: 9780451172761
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Perplexing ProposalIt was a mystery to Melanie Grenville why the wealthy, handsome Earl of Denby, who could have wed any belle of the ton, asked her and not her dazzling sister to be his wife Her ignorance was bliss, for had she known, she would have been both shocked and shamed.All too soon, however, she did know all too well that Denby had kept his mistress, the delThe Perplexing ProposalIt was a mystery to Melanie Grenville why the wealthy, handsome Earl of Denby, who could have wed any belle of the ton, asked her and not her dazzling sister to be his wife Her ignorance was bliss, for had she known, she would have been both shocked and shamed.All too soon, however, she did know all too well that Denby had kept his mistress, the deliciously desirable Mrs Alice Whitehead His union with Melanie clearly was one of convenience only Except for one very inconvenient detail Melanie had fallen in love with him.

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    1. I like Regency romances so I picked this book up the other day at the library. Truthfully, I had no other reason than that. It turned out to be a most fortuitous happenstance. As Regency romances go, this one was enjoyable. The writer also managed to catch some the social and societal norms of the time, which certainly added to the book‘s appeal.I would have to say that the author’s plotting was fine. The use of clichés and devices was evident, but not so much so that the book was unenjoyab [...]

    2. There's nothing I hate more in romance novels than cheating. So when I stumbled upon a regency where the hero is thought to be cheating but isn't, I instantly wanted to to read it and see the storyline resolved. I got about 40% through before I gave up.The novel starts out well with the heroine. The reader is shown (rather than told) that she's pretty much awesome - she is competent, rational, treats her inferiors kindly, and the only reason she didn't take her first season was because she was s [...]

    3. ok. its a slow steady build of a relationship between newly weds who didn't really know each other beforehand. the earl is too used to being a bachelor, but thankfully quickly learns he is no longer single. The countess is too used to being reticent (with much more outgoing mother, sister and brother) but learns to express her needs. i do like that she bids her time "innocently" derailing the earl's existence, doesn't flare up, but also doesn't back down from what she wants.

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