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D feels that she is hiding something from him Charlotte was living with a Aunt when she met the Duke who was in his seventies at the time The Duke asked her to marry him as he knew that Charlotte wasn t happy living with her Aunt But now the Duke has past and he has left her a very large portion of his money This has made her an enemy of her Step Son who calls her a French Whore Charlotte has grown worried that he intends to do "something and she tries to go into hiding This is how she "and she to go into
"Hiding This Is How She "This how she Now Edward has taken her to his home and is pretending to be married Very interesting story from the startMy honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read Full Review at What s Beyond ForksOh my goodness there were so many secrets and so many lies and I ll be honest both of those things in abundance sually irk me in fiction but in this case It worked and it worked well Both Edward and Charlotte have survived on secrets and lies and I guess that s the biggest reason why it worked so well They did it for survival or self preservation rather than selfish reasons The romance was just how I like it a lot of build p a lot of cute with a little naughty I haven t read the previous two books yet but this one stands alone just fine and I m anxious to get my hands on those two as wellThe ARC of To Seduce a Stranger by Susanna Craig was kindly provided to me by Silver Dagger Book Tours for review The opinions are my own To Seduce a Stranger has one of my favorite tropes in Historical Romance the fake marriage I specifically look for plot lines that incorporate this into themThe premise is pretty simple Edward has been away from his family home for a very long time and has finally decided to return to claim his inheritance and eventually confront the father he hated when he was a child Charlotte on the other hand is recently widowed and needing to hide from her stepson for a while ntil the finances can be worked out He has vowed that he will see her inherit nothing from the very short marriageWhen Charlotte tries to escape her stepson s prying eyes she runs into an incognito Edward and remarkably they fall into claiming to be married so none would suspect either of what they are really doing Neither thinks the other is being extremely truthful and so each tries slowly to draw the other out and discover their secretsThis read a little slow for me The beginning outlining why Edward ran off was a good start but then It seemed that the book took a long time to get where it was going I liked Charlotte well enough she is a likeable character and I felt bad that she p ntil this point in her life had a pretty nloved life The only man who was ever kind to her did her a favor in one sense but then cursed her in another I did like Charlotte s backstory once we got to it There were a few surprises along the way but nothing that really grabbed me I maybe just wanted a little chemistry between Edward and Charlotte or fun banter There is a little but not ite what I m sed to in the Historical Romances I ve read in the pastThere were some references and appearances by other characters that perhaps if I d read the first two books in this series I might have picked p on or cared about For instance the references to Tempest and the ship captain she ends p with in the second book seemed like it might be for me I might just give one of the other books in this series a tryOverall The characters were a little Meh for my taste but it could have just been this story I wasn t really into But I ll probably give another book in this series a try in the future I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisherCharlotte is having a bad day her husband has passed and left her a fortune but her vile stepson has made it his mission to take it from her Desperate to get away she trades places with her maid and ends p stranded at an inn with no moneyEdward Carey is on his way home after 22 years in Antigua He doesn t know what he will find pon his return and decides to keep his identity a secret for now When he stops at the inn the last thing he expects to do is rescue a damsel in distress and find himself with a wife It Nd herself stranded on the way to LondonMore than twenty years in the West Indies have hardened Edward Cary but not enough to abandon a helpless woman at a roadside inn especially one as disarmingly beautiful as Charlotte He takes her with him to the Gloucestershire estate he is determined to restore though he is suspicious of every word that falls from her distractingly lush lipsAs far as Charlotte knows Edw. ,
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Runaway Desires Series This IsDesires series This is story of Charlotte Blake and Edward Cary I have read the other books but feel this is easily a standalone book Edward left home have read the other books but feel this is easily a standalone book Edward left home he was a child because he overheard his mother talking that she will leave her abusive husband once Edward is a away and safe at school Edward knew he would leave for school for two years So Edward thinks to leave to help make his mom safe Now 22 years later he is back from Antigua to make his way home But before he gets there he runs into Charlotte who tells him that she is traveling aloneand is a lady s maid Edward feels that she is hiding something from him Charlotte was living with a Aunt when she met the Duke who was in his seventies at the time The Duke asked her to marry him as he knew that Charlotte wasn t happy living with her Aunt But now the Duke has past and he has left her a very large portion of his money This has made her an enemy of her Step Son who calls her "a French Whore Charlotte has grown worried that he intends to do something and she tries to go into hiding This "French Whore Charlotte has grown worried that he intends to do something and she tries to go into hiding This how she met Edward Now Edward has taken her to his home and is pretending to be married Very interesting story from the startMy honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read Charm mystery and dangerUnfaltering continuation of The Runaway Desires series I must admit to guessing some of the storyline before things developed but that was fineThis is the story of Tempest Holderin s plantation manager Delightfully entertaining novel Talk about troubled people having a very bad day Charlotte s much older husband passes away and leaves her a substantial beuest but her very very bad step son threatens her and says he ll sue to invalidate the will cause a scandal and drag her deceased husband s name through the mud Yep not a good way to start your day So what does she do stand and fight No way then we wouldn t have this great book She decides to flee and when she spots a man she thinks is one of her step son s henchmen following her she separates from her traveling party to head out on her own However through a baggage mix p she s left without funds Yes indeed a very bad day indeedEdward Cary is every bit as troubled as Charlotte is poor boy His trouble is just not The Grand Sophy uite as immediate and blatant in the beginning I like both of these troubled characters Both hadnfortunate childhoods and one or very Winners Dream unlovingncaring parents andor caregivers Both are damaged fearful and insecure so it is a real delight to watch them come to grips with their pasts their present and their future I don t know who picks out the titles for these books Maybe they just drop a O viziune a sentimentelor uarter into a slot and it spits out a fortune cookie with a name on it The book doesn t have much seduction in it and at the point there is seduction the parties aren t strangers at all I reuested and received this book at no cost to me and volunteered to read it my review is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher To Seduce A Stranger is a delightful read it is a thoroughly enjoyable story of love secrets and lies Characters that are entertaining and highly likable not to mention devilishly handsome But apart from that this is a solid Historical Romance Craig is a confident writer in field her love for the genre just shines through and she is an author that I am looking forward to reading ofFull review athttpschicksroguesandscandalswordp Review For To Seduce a Stranger by Susanna Craig is book Three in the Runaway Desires series This is the story of Charlotte Blake and Edward Cary I have read the other books but feel this is easily a standalone book Edward left home when he was a child because he overheard his mother talking that she will leave her abusive husband once Edward is a away and safe at school Edward knew he would leave for school for two years So Edward thinks to leave to help make his mom safe Now 22 years later he is back from Antigua to make his way home But before he gets there he runs into Charlotte who tells him that she is traveling aloneand is a lady s maid Edwar. Desire waylays the plans of a man with a mysterious past and a woman with anncertain future in Susanna Craig’s nforgettable series set in Georgian EnglandAfter her much older husband dies leaving her his fortune Charlotte Blake finds herself at the mercy of her stepson who vows to contest the will and destroy her life With nowhere to turn and no one to help her she embarks on an elaborate ruse only to fi. .
S clear to Edward that Charlotte has secrets but so does he I would like to thank Susanna Craig Kensington Books Lyrical Press and NetGalley for allowing me to read an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewCharlotte Blake Dowager Duchess of Langerton is grieving the loss of not only her recently past husband but the loss of the only person who d ever cared about her Her stepson is concerned with gaining the assets the late duke had left to his much much younger wife He warns Charlotte he ll do anything to get his entire rightful inheritance a threat she didn t take seriously ntil she spotted the men he d hired to stalk her She manages to slip away Como agua para chocolate unnoticedbut a small mistake leaves her stranded at a roadside inn pennilessEdward Cary the long lost heir of the Earl of Beckley has finally returned home and nothing is as he imagined First of all he hadn t imagined inviting a woman with secrets in her dark eyes to travel with him He also hadn t imagined no one would be there to welcome him home There s a mystery tonravel but pressingly there s a field to sow He s got his work cut out for him and he can t afford to be distracted by the beautiful enigma that is his companion But distracted he isI was sucked in immediately The writing was thoroughly descriptive without smothering the reader with nnecessary detail It was the little things gestures and thoughts that made a scene not just take form but come to life with meaning that lent layers of depth to the story Things like the greedy step son rearranging the items on his late father s desk possessively the grooms exchanging a commiserating glance pon learning of last minute travel plans the cat pretending to ignore a new toy though the tip of his tail flicked The book was written with an intelligence that kept me from finding any flaws in logic but that didn was written with an intelligence that kept me from finding any flaws in logic but that didn try too hard to sound serious it never forgot it was a romanceSome might consider a good portion of the plot elements to be overused tropes but then what romance doesn t have at least one If nothing else Craig gave them a fresh take and blended them together into a seamless narrative Or at least that s what I thinkThere s a heavy freedom theme threaded throughout the work I didn t have a problem with it because I agreed with the points that were made but some may think of the book as a very sophisticated SJW rantI loved the characters Edward Charlotte Mari Jack They seemed very personable and down to earth They were relatable too at least as far as their personalities and emotional plights I LOVED that Charlotte giggles when she s nervous or ncomfortable I do that too I don t have a whole lot to say No list of nitpicks for once I just bought the first two books in the series I m curious to see if I like them as much But be assured this would read just fine as a standalone I m just personally not ready to be done with that world or those charactersnoapologybookreviewscomkeeneyeeditingcom Having read Susanna Craig s previous Runaway Desires books although that isn t necessary to enjoy this book I confess I have a thing for Edward He s responsible but sexy a little heartbroken and somewhat of a mystery He s the guy you have the secret crush on and hope will notice you So I was excited to finally get to read his "story Well I cannot begrudge him Charlotte These two really are "Well I cannot begrudge him Charlotte These two really are for each other and they should have figured it out when they were prepared to fake a marriage Unconscious desires Yes As always Craig s writing is dazzling her characters engaging all of them so much fun to have such a great supporting cast and her world building a delight Edward sets out to right a personal wrong and in the process finds himself a family and someone to love There is a nice twist on the villain of our tale too I love that solving the puzzle of Edward leads to a very satisfying happily ever after And even though I don t want to I like Charlotte I was rooting for her gosh darn it Add in my beloved St John and you really cannot go wrong And yes I have a think for all of Craig s leading men So enjoy a lovely ending to a terrific series or the envy go and read To Kiss a Thief and To Tempt an Heiress Running away never felt so much like coming home. Ard is nothing than a steward and there’s no reason to reveal his noble birth ntil he can right his father’s wrongs Acting as husband and wife will keep people in the village from asking Multiple Mayhem (Gabby Duran uestions that neither Charlotte nor Edward are willing to answer But the game they’re each determined to play has rules that beg to broken when the passion between them threatens toncover the truth for better or wors. ,