Miss Katherine Danvers Is A Desperate Wallflower Her Family Is On The Brink Of Financial Ruin, And It Is Up Her To Save Her Mother And Sisters From A Life Of Indignities So She Transforms Herself Into The Incomparable Kitty Danvers, The Fianc E Of The Enigmatic And Reclusive Alexander Masters, Duke Of Thornton Once Dubbed The Mad, Bad, And Dangerous Catch Of The SeasonTen Years Ago, Society And The Woman Alexander Masters Loved Called Him A Monster, After A Tragic Accident Left Him Scarred And Confined To A Wheelchair His Heart Exists In Cold, Lonely Exile, Until He Learns He Has A Fianc E A Deceptive, Clever, And Utterly Intriguing Woman He S Never Met Miss Danvers Will Now Learn The Consequences Of Engaging Herself To The Beast, For Alexander Is Determined To Make Her His Soon, They Are Involved In A Chase, A Clash Of Wills, And Though He Once Vowed To Never Love Again, He Burns For The Enchanting Miss Danvers And Denying His Heart May Cost Him An Exquisite Love That Happens Only Once In A Lifetime This was a new to me author and I was in love with the cover and synopsis and beyond excited when my wish was granted by the publisher I love love loved Kitty and Alexander They re both smart, stubborn, good people in seemingly difficult situations They re so much alike, it was delightful reading them navigate this fake real relationship Oh, and I could have choked on the chemistry between them Alexander s sister, Penny is charming, and even the household staff was impertinent and so supportive.Plot wise it was fantastic There s loads of communication and yes, it s not always the complete truth, but I never tired of the inner monologue from either MC The thread of Alexander s injury had a new to me aspect and I really enjoyed reading them figure things out Yes, I m being vague on purpose Overall, I was basically smitten with these characters from the very first page and I m thrilled the story delivered I will definitely be reading this story again, putting the next in the series on my TBR, and eagerly hunting down Stacy s backlist while I wait Huge thanks to Entangled Amara for providing the arc free of charge My Darling DukeSinful Wallflowers Series 1Stacy Reidhttps www.facebook.com stacyreid Release date 12 31 2019Publisher Entangled AmaraBlurb Miss Katherine Danvers has always been a wallflower But now, with her family on the brink of financial ruin, she finds herself a desperate wallflower To save her family, she ll do anything Luckily, she has the perfect planShe ll impress the ton by simply announcing she is engaged to the reclusive and mysterious Duke of Thornton, Alexander Masters, and secure strong matches for her sisters No one has heard from the duke in years Surely he ll never find out before her sisters weddings, and she can go back to her own quiet life.Soon, though, everything is out of control At first, it s just a few new ball gowns on the duke s accounts Then, it s interviews with reporters eager for gossip Before she knows it, Katherine has transformed herself into Kitty Danvers, charming and clever belle of the ton with everyone eager to meet her thankfully absent fianc.But when the enigmatic Alexander Masters suddenly arrives in the city, dashing and oh so angry, he demands retribution Except not in the way Katherine expected My review When caught up, what a miss guilty of the deception of impersonating the betrothed of duke is to do I am a sucker for the beauty and beast trope, so even if it had not been written by Mrs Stacy Reid an author I do adore, I would have read it.But here, I was sure and certain to not be disappointed.This story goes beyond the usual scarred lord, it is not about a disfigured man, it is a demonstrative tale showing all the sufferings a crippled man went through and still faces.When I loved easily Katherine, I just adored Alexander.Katherine has finally decided she has reached her breaking point, she has to do something or there will be no HEA awaiting her family, and even if it is deceptive, it is to offer her sisters a better outcome than hers.She is aware of the risk, she knows ruin lurks in the corner if she is caught whatever, she will do it.And when she is confronted, despite her inner fears, she faces head held high the man who holds her future in his hands.I loved that albeit she is shaken to her core, she does not cower, and even straighten herself for what is to come She is very devoted to her family, yet in Alexander s presence, she feels brazen, she is tempted to dream for things she has thought not for her Her caring and devotion whether is for her family or Alexander, she is ready to alter everything in her future if it will bring happiness or contentment to them.What Alexander went through is just inconceivable, the pain, hurt and loss, nobody can fathom it except him It is only by his own will, he was able to make progress one step at a time It is not often I have read about the impotency a crippled person might suffer, as the usual historical hero is generally a rake than a saint Mrs Stacy Reid does not shy away, and her hero must deal with his inability, the humbling that goes it and what it calls for the future.Thus a hero who can t see himself condemning a woman to a life without pleasure nor children.Yet, without being an erotica story, it is a very sensual tale, as while they journey together, get to know the other, Kitty is introduced slowly to the pleasure of the flesh when old stirring sensations Alexander thought dead appear from time to time, as if all was not completely lost.Ensues a battle of wills, as Katherine fights to pass his inner defense when he tries to keep her at arm s length.They have their flaws and pride, why they make mistakes but never and nothing can reshape the love they have for one another.5 stars for this stirring and poignant love story beyond physical limitations and life expectations.Can t wait to learn about Katherine s group of friends, each having her own challenge to deal with.I was granted by the publisher Entangled an advance copy, I prior to it preordered my own.Here is my true and unbiased opinion.https www.facebook.com 429830134272 This was the second beauty and the beast themed book I have read recently not on purpose I definitely found this to be the better of the two This was a very sweet and sad book The heroine, Kitty, pretends and engagement to a reclusive duke Said duke, Alexander, is a recluse due to the scaring and injuries sustained saving his sister from a fire by jumping out of a window with her Kitty makes Alexander feel again and they have a very sweet courtship but Alexander pushes her away because he fear he will never be able to make love to her He is impotent after the fire but since kitty has come into his life things are beginning to stir I really enjoyed this book and look forward to in this sinful wallflower series. Stacy Reid is one of my utmost favorite historical romance writer for a reason and this book by far is the best I have read from her.Basically, I loved everything about this book and could not find any flaw that comes to mind The plot of the book is reminiscent of Beauty and the Beast and quite honestly had Kitty did not explicitly say so in the book I would not have realized the similarity, I was quite daft to not see it.Reading the plot unfold I was enraptured withe the blossoming friendship and romance between Kitty and Alexander, their companionship and banter with each other was so sweet to read It was really nice to see that Kitty just accepted Alexander as he is and just intruded into his life as if they had been lifelong friends.As you can see, the friendship between them is what got to me and not the sexual interlude between them Don t get me wrong I live for the sex scenes when reading historical romance but in this case I felt like the friendship between the two protagonist held my attention and feelings.There is nothing much to say in regards to the characters because I adored them I found Alexander to be such a kind and sweet man and Kitty to be so entertaining whereby she does things to purposely annoy and tease Alexander and occasionally he would do the same to her.I wanted to talk about one aspect of the book I immensely enjoyed but cannot reveal as it might be a spoiler but all I will say is that I liked how the author wrote Alexander s flaw and made it consistent throughout the book I really appreciated that.In conclusion, I love this book This book by Stacy Reid is by far my favorite that I have read from her as I am a sucker for friendship romance type of plots I highly recommend this book.
I am an unapologetic romance lover I read it I write it Enough said Well..I also have a warrior way Never give up on my dreams I spend a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from Walking Dead, watching Japanese anime and playing video games with my love, Dusean.
- Mass Market Paperback
- 352 pages
- My Darling Duke (Sinful Wallflowers, #1)
- Stacy Reid
- 26 June 2019 Stacy Reid