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El Conde Prohibido (Los Duques De Guerra nº 2) (Spanish Edition) (edició 2016)

de Erica Ridley (Autor)

Sèrie: The Dukes of War (2)

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Oliver York returns from war to find his father dead, his finances in arrears, and himself the new Earl of Carlisle. If he doesn't marry an heiress--and fast!--he and his tenants are going to be pitching tents down by the Thames. He definitely shouldn't be trading kisses with a penniless debutante... no matter how captivating she is!Miss Grace Halton is in England just long enough to satisfy the terms of her dowry. But a marriage of convenience isn't as easy as she'd hoped. Back in America, her ailing mother needs medicine only Grace's dowry can afford. Which means the dashing earl she can't get out of her mind is the one man she can't let into her heart.… (més)
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Títol:El Conde Prohibido (Los Duques De Guerra nº 2) (Spanish Edition)
Autors:Erica Ridley (Autor)
Informació:WebMotion (2016), 140 pages
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The Earl's Defiant Wallflower, by Erica Ridley, was originally released in 2014. Wallflower is book 2 in the Dukes Of War series. The premise is 4 friends went off to war but only 3 came home. The series revolves around their, and their family members, lives.

Oliver York, Earl of Carlisle, was gone for 3 years. Upon arriving home, he discovers his father died and the estate is bankrupt. He needs cash, people are depending on him. He sells everything of value in order to take care of those he loves, his "family". Oliver is a fixer, he sees a problem & is on the job before he realizes what he's about. A lovely man and a good friend to have. He's drawn to Grace from the moment he sees her & doesn't care that she broke and American. Lovely man.

Miss Grace Halton has English grandparents & needs their help, & her dowry. He mother, back in America, is very sick. Grace wants to get her well & bring her to live in England. She's a good, devoted girl. She's every bit as intrigued with Oliver as he is with her. They don't think they can be together & still solve their overwhelming problems. This is where a good HEA is welcome. I liked these 2 characters. Now it's on to book 3. Happy reading.

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  FDarlene491 | Dec 29, 2019 |
I really enjoyed this historical romance with a touch of humor. I voluntarily chose to review this and I've given it a 4.5* rating. This is not for the under 18 readers. I really adored the hero who tried not to helplessly fall in love with the heroine. Sometimes when you try to do the right thing, things will work out, just maybe not the way you thought. Anyway, it has a happy ending. ( )
  NancyLuebke | May 2, 2019 |
Erica Ridley is an author that I stumbled upon a couple of months ago. The Viscount's Christmas Temptation by Erica Ridley a prequel in her Dukes of War series was free on one Amazon. I snapped it up and fell in love with this author. Her way of story telling draws you in wholeheartedly. Her style of writing is similar to Jane Austen, Vanessa Kelly, Julia Quinn Etc. The Earl's Defiant Wallflower is a book 1 in The Dukes of War Series is a beautiful story. Questions if love or money is more important. A Must Read. ( )
  Lashea677 | Feb 16, 2019 |
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review

Yankee Grace has traveled to England to secure, hopefully, a monetary advantageous match. Her mother is deathly ill back home in America and her grandparents are miserly generally all around horrible people; Grace's situation is a bit dire you could say. Unfortunately, without a respectable dowry the ton is looking down their aristocratic noses at Grace and the seedier gentleman are dogging her steps while making bets at White's about who will tup her first. Oliver, the Earl of Carlisle, is back from the Napoleonic Wars and hasn't quite shed his hero cloak. When he spies Grace regulated to the corner like a wallflower, he appoints himself her savior. The problem is that Oliver has his own dire issues to deal with, his father bankrupted the earldom, his bestfriend is catatonic, and now he is battling a serious attraction to a penniless American. Grace and Oliver must decide if money or love is the path to true happiness.

First off, I have to bring up the fact that this did not feel like a full length novel, the first in this series was labeled a novella at 180pgs while this one is being called a full length novel at 106pgs. A little confusing and the story definitely hurt for lack of pages. Things started off well, if not a little bit heavy with the describing of looks and then frequent mentions of luscious lips, golden eyes, and enticing smelling skin. If there could have been more to the ending I wouldn't completely call this an insta-love but with a decidedly lack of substance I think I have to go there. Grace and Oliver spend most of the book emotionally apart as they each need money and neither has it so marriage appears to be off the table. There does seem to be some chemistry between the two but with the shortness of the story it never gets fully explored.

If stringent on historical accuracy or British vernacular you might want to gird your loins, some parts get a bit rough in that department. Grace also behaves with more of a free spirit in sexual terms at times than what felt natural for her character (not to mention the time period) especially a scene where she offers up her breasts to be "eaten", it made for a couple jarring scenes. I do have to mention though, that their wedding night sex scene was wonderfully romantic and the soliloquy Oliver delivered was beautiful. This is the dilemma I have with this author, I like her characters and she has flashes of brilliance but the lump of clay can't seem to get off the potter's wheel and become a dazzling vase.

The relationship, various issues, and ending were ridiculously wrapped up quickly. Grace and Oliver are forced to get married, so neither had to truly explore their feelings and come to a decision, Oliver's bestfriend just suddenly and miraculously recovers, Grace's family issues are no more, and hey, kiss your money woes goodbye kids, here is a (extremely fortuitous) solution! It is all a bit overdone and hokey. Even with all this, like I said, I still liked Grace and Oliver which I have to attribute to the charm the author manages to infuse them with. I'm going to read the next book in the series and give the author one last try because of the promise I sense in the writing, I just hope it is sincerely a full length novel.
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  WhiskeyintheJar | Feb 14, 2019 |
The Earl's Defiant Wallflower by Erica Ridley
Have read other works by this author and have enjoyed the reads.
This one starts out in 1816 London and we find Lord Carlisle, Oliver York and he's glad to be back home, in charge of the family estate.
His father is dead by an allergic reaction to seafood from his new mistress. He needs to have a wife and very soon...
Story also follows Grace Halton and she's in charge of her mothers health and they travel to London and she needs to save her home.
She needs to find a rich husband as Oliver asks her for a dance....
Loved learning new words and finding out what they mean that are no longer used in today's world.
They confide in one another, he learning about her money woes and her learning of his estate woes. He may have a scheme that will help his best friends pregnant girlfriend that will solve all their money woes.
Oliver offers Grace his address so she can correspond with her mother without her grandparents burning them...
Lots of action, scheming and how can things turn out good?
Next book in the series is excerpted at the end. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.
Author bio at the end.
Received this review copy from the author and this is my honest opinion. ( )
  jbarr5 | Jan 12, 2018 |
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Oliver York returns from war to find his father dead, his finances in arrears, and himself the new Earl of Carlisle. If he doesn't marry an heiress--and fast!--he and his tenants are going to be pitching tents down by the Thames. He definitely shouldn't be trading kisses with a penniless debutante... no matter how captivating she is!Miss Grace Halton is in England just long enough to satisfy the terms of her dowry. But a marriage of convenience isn't as easy as she'd hoped. Back in America, her ailing mother needs medicine only Grace's dowry can afford. Which means the dashing earl she can't get out of her mind is the one man she can't let into her heart.

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