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One Wicked Winter Blackmailed by his sister into giving a Christmas house party to celebrate her recent marriage, Edward Greyston, Marquess of Winterbourne, is quite certain the next few days will be an utter nightmare Nightmares, however, are something Edward is all too familiar with After the bloody battle of Waterloo, he has returned from the war a changed man, full of rage and guilt Suspecting one of his house guests, the bluestocking Belinda Holbrook, is about to trap unsuspecting and gullible Lord Nibley into marriage, he goes to warn him, only to get caught himself Furious but honour bound to do the right thing, Edward finds himself married to a woman he doesn t trust and knows nothing about, and he has no intention of trying to find out Yet Belinda is made of sterner stuff and refuses to be afraid of the angry man she married Somehow she determines to melt icy Lord Winterbourne s frozen heart, and she s prepared to be wicked to do it Another worthy heroBelle is desperate She needs to make a good marriage, but has no dowry and no connections She and her sister Crecy have been living with a mean, harridan for an aunt who has threatened to throw them out on their ears Fortune shines on her after she received invitations to a houseparty hosted by the Marquees of Winterbourne met in the previous book for his sister Gillette and her new husband Aubrey Russell.Determined to compromise a young man, her plan is thwarted by the a Another worthy heroBelle is desperate She needs to make a good marriage, but has no dowry and no connections She and her sister Crecy have been living with a mean, harridan for an aunt who has threatened to throw them out on their ears Fortune shines on her after she received invitations to a houseparty hosted by the Marquees of Winterbourne met in the previous book for his sister Gillette and her new husband Aubrey Russell.Determined to compromise a young man, her plan is thwarted by the angry, sullen Marquess himself, who unfortunately becomes compromised also.A good story with a complex character in the Marquess who sounds as though he is suffering from a form of PTSD following the Battle of Waterloo He is definitely a changed man who seems beyond redemption.My criticism would only be that because I have read these books in sequence back to back, there are a lot of repetitious phrases, scenarios and dialogue which are beginning to irritate Other than that, an enjoyable read This felt like a cross between a Tessa Dare and Elizabeth Hoyt which is an odd combination, but two authors I like for totally different reasons There is Dare s humor and lightness to the characters and dialogue, but the essential plot and character development has some of darkness and depth and redemption of Hoyt.Belle and Crecy are living with their disgusting Aunt who is plotting to sell them off as mistresses unless they get their act together and find husband s stat She is such a ratfink This felt like a cross between a Tessa Dare and Elizabeth Hoyt which is an odd combination, but two authors I like for totally different reasons There is Dare s humor and lightness to the characters and dialogue, but the essential plot and character development has some of darkness and depth and redemption of Hoyt.Belle and Crecy are living with their disgusting Aunt who is plotting to sell them off as mistresses unless they get their act together and find husband s stat She is such a ratfink that I would have lovedof her and her outrageous acts Belle is particularly concerned about Crecy who is gorgeous, but could care less about the Ton, men or marriage If it were 2019 she would be heading a CSI team or be the lead forensic pathologist as she loves all things dead and damaged She and her damaged but not dead hero are in the next book, To Tame a Savage Heart Why do I feel that the editor publisher had a hand in that horrible, bodice rippery title The H is a PTSD victim of Waterloo and very anti social He s tormented by the men he sent to die in battle and his own survival The only reason he has agreed to a house party is to make his little sister happy Emma Leech does an excellent job later in the book humanizing the survivors of war Reading a Regency or any historical, it is easy to romanticize their war and battles as opposed to our modern wars The horror, devastation and brutality of any war and what it does to the survivors is brought home in a just a few pages as Leech introduces various survivors No gross war details, but a quiet scene that brought home to me the toll of war The heroine has set her cap on a pleasant young man who is obsessed with rocks She s nit happy about it, but is compelled to protect her sister She is blunt with herself and the hero when he calls her on her evil entrapment plot She lays out quite clearly the options available to her and her sister as women in society Marriage or ruin.Her plot goes awry and the H and h end up married It s rough sailing for the two at first where the only place they can connect is in bed The heroine comes up with a nice plan for redemption that was pretty believable If you like Mary Balogh s Survivor s Club series, you would probably like this Both series deal with the devastation war has on its immediate survivors and their loved ones.There were some issues with backstory not being developed or explained enough, but I ve picked this up in the middle of the series Despite that, an enjoyable read with minimal character stupidity so four stars for a job well done.The quirky Crecy and her dark, dark beau sound very promising Very boring book.They were hardly together in the book and their conversations were glossed over Only sex scenes were there I don t know how out of the blue they fell in love.Atleast the author didn t romanticise PTSD which was the saving grace of this book Unfortunately there was way too much telling, so much it ruined what would have a been a great book with a wonderfully grumpy H He has PTSD, and he s rude, demanding and boxes with his valet The h is desperate to marry to save herself and her beautiful but odd sister He allows the h to compromise them but the pacing was off so where we needed details we didn t get, followed up with pages of descriptions The h is a little too perfect, knew so much about things she shouldn t, which should have Unfortunately there was way too much telling, so much it ruined what would have a been a great book with a wonderfully grumpy H He has PTSD, and he s rude, demanding and boxes with his valet The h is desperate to marry to save herself and her beautiful but odd sister He allows the h to compromise them but the pacing was off so where we needed details we didn t get, followed up with pages of descriptions The h is a little too perfect, knew so much about things she shouldn t, which should have made her interesting, but missed the mark at first She did improve significantly towards the end Overall the book was OK, with tedious details

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