Book 1, The Sons of the Aristocracy
Linda Rae Sande
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If every man is a master of time, then what of the man who loses track of it?
A viscount's son and a bare knuckle boxer, Michael Cunningham is more interested in building his fortune than spending time at the Marriage Mart. But long ago he promised his mother he would get married "if not before, then on the eve of my twenty-eighth birthday".
Reminded by his sister, a duchess, that his next birthday is his twenty-eighth birthday, Michael realizes he has much to do in the three weeks he has to keep his promise – not the least of which is to secure the only woman he has ever considered for a wife – the younger daughter of his business partner and the very woman his sister has just hired to be a governess!
The duchess will rescind her offer of employment to Olivia Waterford, but there's no time for courtship, no time for banns to be read, and certainly no time to wait for a wedding to be planned once Michael proposes. His sister has the perfect plan, though. In order to meet his mother's deadline and ensure a quick marriage, she insists Michael must ruin Olivia!
Olivia has felt affection for her father's business partner since the day he rescued her from a rake. But since the gentleman never showed a romantic interest in her during his frequent visits to her family's home in Shipley, imagine her shock when he climbs into her bed and is discovered by her father! Ruined, indeed!
Now married and living in London, Michael is sure Olivia despises him for what happened, while Olivia is quite sure her husband has feelings for her sister and simply wandered into the wrong bedchamber that fateful Tuesday night.
Will a week be enough time for Michael to court his new wife and convince her of his affections? Or will he regret his last-minute efforts to accomplish too much in too little time? Only time will tell in "Tuesday Nights".
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Not the best from this author
I've read 3 of this authors books all part of this series and this one was definitely not my favorite.
There was a lot of redundancy (repeating the same info over and over) plus the characters were a bit strange. The couple knew each other for years prior to marriage but their indifference and no sex life made this book difficult to finish.
I loved this novel. It was very slow, the misunderstandings and lack of info Olivia had me frustrated with Michael, it seemed realistic in that you are never provided all information at once. If you want a quick love and a quick conclusion, this book is not for you. If you want a slow burn of romance, start reading immediately.
It really wasn't a great book. From reading the synopsis of the book I thought I would get more of a story of Olivia and Michael but the book jumped time so much that you never really got a feel for their love or affection for one another. It's really kind of stupid and I hated the ending half of the book where he spent so much time with her sister every Tuesday night because he felt obligated to. It made the book almost feel like Michael was almost going to end up with Olivia's sister and the ending where he said he was imagining making love to her every Tuesday night made it again questionable that he wasn't sleeping with Eloisa. It was just not a good read. Sorry.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Jun 12, 2013
- Publisher: Linda Rae Sande
- Seller: Linda Rae Sande
- Print Length: 382 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, The Sons of the Aristocracy
- Version: 1.4