sunnuntai 8. heinäkuuta 2018

Johanna Lindsey: Make me love you

Johanna Lindseyn historiallisessa viihderomaanissa kaksi sukua taistelee keskenään, ja naimakaupalla yritetään saada sopua aikaan: Make me love you (Headline Eternal, 2017; ISBN 978-1-4722-3382-0).

Kirjaan on kerätty runsain määrin lajityypin kliseitä, mutta kieltämättä kerronta oli sujuvaa ja plussaksi lienee katsottava se ettei naispäähenkilö ollut pelkkä tahdoton sivuhenkilö jota tapahtumat veivät mukanaan.

One duel could be considered a matter of honour, but three duels are attempted murder. With enlightened society outraged at such reckless behaviour among young noblemen, the Prince Regent orders Robert Whitworth, the earl of Tamdon's heir, and Lord Dominic Wolfe to end their dispute by allying their families through marriage. Whichever party refuses to comply will forfeit his lands and title.

Whitworth relishes the idea of sending his younger sister Brooke to his enemy's remote estate. He knows the Wolf will reject her as a bride, thereby losing his wealth and status. The Wolf, however, is determined to scare away the Whitworth chit. With duelling no longer an available means of destroying the man he abhors, he will be satisfied to see him lose his lands and title. But he hadn't expected his enemy's sister to be so resourceful or resilient.

Brooke Whitworth has been dreaming of her first Season in London because she intends to win a husband who will take her far away from her unloving family. Instead, she is being sent to the Yorkshire moors to wed a mysterious nobleman whose family is cursed and who has thrice tried to kill her brother. But there's no room in her heart for fear; this man is her means of escape. She will make him love her.

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