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But perhaps a little overwrought I was expecting a slightly trashy romance novel, like so many on , but was pleasantly surprised There wasn t a gotten in sight, which is in itself a lovely and refreshing change No need to deduct any stars therefore for lack of imagination the the side of the writer I did deduct one for one or two slight grammatical errors around the family retainers , Mr and Mrs Cope and Mr and Mrs Coley, it was a silly mistake, especially given that two editors have also been given credit That hav I was expecting a slightly trashy romance novel, like so many on , but was pleasantly surprised There wasn t a gotten in sight, which is in itself a lovely and refreshing change No need to deduct any stars therefore for lack of imagination the the side of the writer I did deduct one for one or two slight grammatical errors around the family retainers , Mr and Mrs Cope and Mr and Mrs Coley, it was a silly mistake, especially given that two editors have also been given credit That having been said, on the whole it was a well written piece of work.Apart from that it was of a decent length, with decently written characters and quite a taking plot So, minus the deduction of 1 star above see my blog for details , it was a four star read I will be looking forward to other titles by this author I did wonder if she was English or American, but think perhaps the standard, and fact that she has a very natural Heyer esque style, the former is probably true I was very impressed with this novel The writing is good, the characterization is in some depth and I was kept hooked on how the relationships would evolve I loved Rafe from the beginning, although I was also sympathetic to Merry She had had a strange and tough life, living dressed as a boy along with her father and brother He had a lack of love from his birth, when his mother died and his father never got over his wife s loss He killed here brother in a drunken rage, when a duel appeared t I was very impressed with this novel The writing is good, the characterization is in some depth and I was kept hooked on how the relationships would evolve I loved Rafe from the beginning, although I was also sympathetic to Merry She had had a strange and tough life, living dressed as a boy along with her father and brother He had a lack of love from his birth, when his mother died and his father never got over his wife s loss He killed here brother in a drunken rage, when a duel appeared to be forced on him Could she ever forgive him Could she, who had little idea of feminine emotional feelings, realise what the unsettling dynamics between them indicated or would she settle for something warm, but only friendly, with Harry Ah, yes, Harry a charming, kind, and long time friend of Rafe, and a warm and sympathetic friend of Merry during this emotionally difficult time And two into three don t go it leaves one very much on the outside.I would thoroughly recommend this book, which I have read twice while waiting for the next in to series to be published A wonderful read A friend in Wales recommended this as the 1 Best seller Regency romance in the UK, and I can see why it s a hit Definitely a must read for regency romance fans and very good for a first novel, unless this is just her first in this genre It harkens back to romances written a few decades ago in its style, and yet has the physical sensuality within marriage that we like and expect today It s longer than most, with superb historical ambience and adventures I just lost myself A wonderful read A friend in Wales recommended this as the 1 Best seller Regency romance in the UK, and I can see why it s a hit Definitely a must read for regency romance fans and very good for a first novel, unless this is just her first in this genre It harkens back to romances written a few decades ago in its style, and yet has the physical sensuality within marriage that we like and expect today It s longer than most, with superb historical ambience and adventures I just lost myself in it for a whole weekend, and wanted to start again when I d finished The characters all felt real and I liked that Merry and Rafe have the same flaws as their fathers, even though they d hate to admit it Rafe is an all or nothing character, which leads to some really bad decision making, but believable given his nature and past Merry is a great character, and I found her transition credible, as she retains so many of her boyish traits as a lady Loved the climbing out of the window Harry was just lovely the perfect gentleman I hoped he would end up with Lydia, but perhaps that would have been too neat I even laughed out loud in a few places, particularly at Brooke s dry comments What a splendid sub character he was.All in all a gem of a book a near classic and I can t wait for the next one A fresh new kind of heroineLoved loved and loved this book as the heroine is one of the kind unlike typical Recency leading lady and this book took me to different stages of emotions Not once I skipped through the pages Highly recommended. Loved this book Whatcan I say would love to know when Kate will be bringing out another Great love a first sight moment well nearly first sight Its a bit like putting a modern women back into the nineteenth century and see the women verse man spark fly Love both Merry and Rafe Would love to see the other characters story s unfold too. I was willing to forgive the over use of adjectives, I tried to forget about strangely changing moods in H, simplistic dialogue and too many useless words in general but when author started suggesting there was a chemistry between h and H, I had to close this book for good So even though the story was unusual and I was curious about what is going to happen, i had to abandon this book 15% in I just could not justify the possibility of this story nor the attraction between MC. Excellent readEngaging characters and good dialogue in an authentic period setting, though a bit below the norm for plot Despite this, I enjoyed reading about Merry s harried journey from young man to beautiful woman. I loved this book and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a well written, engrossing, lively read I bought it after seeing a couple of good reviews and I am so glad that I did The two protagonists were well drawn, had depth to their characters and most importantly for me, were believable so that you cared what happened to them.Outside of Rafe the I loved this book and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a well written, engrossing, lively read I bought it after seeing a couple of good reviews and I am so glad that I did The two protagonists were well drawn, had depth to their characters and most importantly for me, were believable so that you cared what happened to them.Outside of Rafe Merry s friends, there were also a cast of supporting characters, who werethan two dimensional fillers, the long suffering Brooke the local constable unhappy having to arrest Raft, knowing he was going to be in trouble with his family the awful Mrs Fulsome, the carrier family etc They helped to make the tale feel rounded and thought through, with all the strands planned out so that we would arrive at a very satisfactory ending I did like the final chapter, which gave a little epilogue and a pointer of where Rafe and Merry would be heading next I would like to see how Rafe reacts to his daughters falling in love could be a story there Kate Morrell has a good eye for period detail and has said that she likes to ensure that what we read reflects how things really were, so we had an understanding of the legal status of women or the options available when there was no welfare state This detail helped to make the story come alive and also gave meaning reason to the way the characters behaved, again making it feel believable and drawing you into the plot.We are promised another book at the end of year and I for one will be snapping it up straight away and looking forward to the others that are in the pipeline ^BOOK ☠ The Reluctant Lady: A Regency Historical Romance ⇰ AnBest Seller in Regency Historical Romance in the UK When rakish Lord Rothsea s notorious temper draws him into a hasty duel, it stirs the darkest memories from his troubled past Then his opponent s blood thirsty sibling turns up seeking justice Spirited and proud, Merry has masqueraded as a boy for most of her nineteen years, relishing the freedom of her masculine guise Then the disturbingly attractive Rothsea crashes into her world, and turns it on its head in a dozen different ways She vows to make him pay Rothsea has his own reasons for compelling the very desirable Merry to embrace her true sex But will doing so only drive her into the arms of his handsome friend Harry In a dramatic adventure, full of unexpected twists and passionate sensuality, the lives of these two hot blooded characters collide and intertwine, forcing each to face their demons and fight for love In the best traditions of Regency historical romance, engaging characters, sparkling wit, and sumptuous period detail bring this fascinating world vividly to life in an unforgettable love story you won t want to end