The Elusive Wife
Book 1, Marriage Mart Mayhem
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The Elusive Wife by Callie Hutton
Jason Cavendish, the Earl of Coventry, needs to discreetly locate his unwanted and abandoned bride among London society to request an annulment. Too bad he can't remember what she looks like because he was blind drunk at his arranged wedding and hasn't seen her since. And there's the lovely Lady Olivia that he can't seem to get off his mind...
Newly arrived from the country for the Season, Lady Olivia is appalled to discover that her own husband, Lord Coventry, doesn't even recognize her. She's not about to tell the arrogant arse she's his wife. Instead, she flirts with him by night and has her modiste send her mounting bills to him by day.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned... too bad this woman finds her husband nearly irresistible.
Tolerable - barely
This book had great potential, but I was very disappointed in it. The writer seemed to be in a hurry, scenes have only minimal description, phrases are used and reused and reused; the book could have used several more good beta reads. I loved the idea the author had, but was terribly disappointed in the lack of details, and the way many of the scenes repeated themselves. Also the characters are poorly developed and the whole book is about how the guy lusts after the girl he doesn't remember is his wife. When he realizes who she is he tries to prove to her that he loves her, but it's still all about his own satisfaction and none about her. Love is about the other person and marriages based on lust never last. The author tried to make the male character deepen over the course of the book but failed rather miserably. Overall I was disappointed and won't be buying another book from this author.
A very interesting book! I enjoyed reading about Jason and Olivia and their trials. You have humor and definitely romance but you add in resistance and you have a person trying to rectify a mistake. Read and enjoy!
- Category: Historical
- Published: May 20, 2013
- Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 200 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Marriage Mart Mayhem