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The Convict's Bounty Bride Altered from review posted on Romancing the Social Sciences.You could be forgiven for thinking a book entitled The Convict s Bounty Bride would be set in the colony, but you d be wrong If you read between the lines of the synopsis, you can see it s set in London, but somehow I still expected that it would end up back in Australia at some point It never did, but my annoyance at that was quickly overwhelmed by my annoyance at just about everything else The combination of the writing style and n Altered from review posted on Romancing the Social Sciences.You could be forgiven for thinking a book entitled The Convict s Bounty Bride would be set in the colony, but you d be wrong If you read between the lines of the synopsis, you can see it s set in London, but somehow I still expected that it would end up back in Australia at some point It never did, but my annoyance at that was quickly overwhelmed by my annoyance at just about everything else The combination of the writing style and novella length made the story feel very abrupt There was little attempt made to orientate the reader or set up the plot and characters, and the results are jarring The whole thing gallops along, and to continue the terrible equine metaphor the reader can barely keep her seat for being whacked by passing plot twists Literally every development in this book came out of nowhere and made its appearance too soon Because the characters are quite one dimensional, the reader is unable to anticipate their actions, which was probably a blessing in disguise I probably would have given up altogether if I d known the heroine would be so horrible She was, by turns, immature, cruel and criminally stupid There s a scene where, determined ruin herself so as not to be forced into marriage, she basically assaults the stable boy in full view of the stable master And then she s so surprised her father is going to whip the poor boy who might also lose his position that she faints The other reason I was completely baffled by the characters actions is that they just don t act in the way real people do When there is a Big Tragedy, the affected characters all have very weird and unrealistic reactions James is the only one who actually shows any sense, but even this doesn t last long, as he proceeds to take Thea s virginity at a totally inappropriate time As much as I disliked the Thea, I also didn t appreciate the way James viewed her as payment for services rendered He never really gives up seeing her as an object when he realises he cares for her, the reasons that are given are basically her body and her suitability as a colonial wife Then there is the book s lack of regard for the realities of the Regency Era I mean, I m no Georgian scholar, but I m pretty sure random ex convicts can t get vouchers to Almack s And then there s Thea The book opens with her asking her father if she can have a position on the board of their bank, because she wants to have a career Dowling justifies this by referencing the fact that the famous Regency character Lady Jersey was the primary shareholder in her grandfather s bank, but I d argue that it s one thing for a married Countess and social arbiter to be involved in banking, and another for the young, unmarried daughter of an Earl The idea of Thea having a career is odd It is surely anachronistic for a young woman to aspire to such a thing especially in something like banking, instead of, say, writing Supposedly, Thea s desire to be a career girl comes from Mary Wollstonecraft, whom her father included in her education That, in of itself, is a stretch, but I was willing to let it slide But Thea s refusal to marry was based on a erroneous belief that Wollstonecraft never married, and I couldn t believe that she would not have known this Even though Wollstonecraft had been dead for roughly 20 years, she still lived on in the Ton s imagination because of the exploits of her daughter Mary Godwin later Mary Shelley , whose affair with the married Percy Bysshe Shelley was grist for the gossip mill for years.I m happy for the people who liked this book, but, personally, I have never been so glad that something was a novella Warning This is only a short story The biggest downfall of an eReader is unless you specifically check first, you I don t how many pages are in a book Why am I so cranky I was truly enjoying this story I really liked these main characters and I couldn t wait to see what adventure awaited them in Australia She was spirited and intelligent and although he just wanted to claim the bride promised to him for her social standing, he liked the woman he met and believed she would be a great asset Warning This is only a short story The biggest downfall of an eReader is unless you specifically check first, you I don t how many pages are in a book Why am I so cranky I was truly enjoying this story I really liked these main characters and I couldn t wait to see what adventure awaited them in Australia She was spirited and intelligent and although he just wanted to claim the bride promised to him for her social standing, he liked the woman he met and believed she would be a great asset to him as a wife in his farm in Australia I could see the affections growing between them I was trying to imagine what scenario s awaited when they returned to Australia So imagine my disappointment when I go refill my coffee before we start to get into some good storytelling, then I sit back down and try and turn the page, and there s noWhat I have to say to Lena Dowling is please go back and finish Please I wantThis was a enjoyable story but beware as soon as you start getting into it, it will be over.Seeat Four stars for this short novel, I liked it a lot Why only a rating of four Because the characters are so beautiful and funny that I would have preferred a real novel with a richer andcomplex plot, the thing was so short left me a little disappointed.With her skill the writer was in being able to get shortly right to the heart of the story, and this is a very important thing in a short novel.Thea Willers is the young daughter of an Earl, she tries in every way to escape to her mother s m Four stars for this short novel, I liked it a lot Why only a rating of four Because the characters are so beautiful and funny that I would have preferred a real novel with a richer andcomplex plot, the thing was so short left me a little disappointed.With her skill the writer was in being able to get shortly right to the heart of the story, and this is a very important thing in a short novel.Thea Willers is the young daughter of an Earl, she tries in every way to escape to her mother s main hobby organize a beautiful wedding with some suitable men for her social position The girl who she grew up with a certain freedom and, thanks to the her father s will, she has been able to study, something unusual for women at that time, she has a sharp mind and she has very brilliant and important projects in mind for her life she wants a career, writing and she especially doesn t want to be wed with a husband that restricts her freedom that she s always been accustomed to having This, however, goes against her parents wishes and she receives no support from her brother, who is too busy getting lost in artificial paradises that the laudanum gives him.James Hunter is just returned from Australia, new colony of England where he spent a the last seven years as a convict, as a result of a scam which actually he didn t commit The man himself to save his family from ruin, he prefers to ruin his reputation in exchange for money that could solve his family s economic problems, but he also has another plan, in order to regain entry into polite society, where money is not enough, he makes an agreement with the parent of the real culprit when he will return from the colony he will have the right to marry the Earl s daughter, our dear Thea.The trap for our heroine seems to have taken, but in fact James Hunter proves to be a very different from all the men the girl knew and although at first she objected to the Union, then she begins to think there are some enjoyful points in the marriage this man so charming and unconventional.Thea is a funny character, with a very clever mind, she s smart , and she studies all sorts of thing to free herself from mother s projects, I admired a lot even her stubbornness and courage.James is the ideal man for a romance, beautiful and damned, but at the same time extremely intelligent, with his unusual behavior compared to what you might expect from a gentleman, but at the same time he s proud and loyal.A really nice couple, a real novel with them it could be so beautiful, however I enjoyed and had fun with this reading, it s worth it.I reccomend the forthcoming book March 1 to people in love with this kind of book Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Enterprises Australia for the preview.Rating 4 starsTITLE The Convict s Bounty BrideAUTHOR Lena DowlingEDITORE Harlequin Enterprises AustraliaPUBLICATION DATE released by March 2013Quattro stelle a questo racconto breve, che mi piaciuto tantissimo Perch solo un rating di quattro Perch con dei personaggi cos belli e divertenti avrei preferito un romanzo vero e proprio, con una trama pi ricca e articolata, la sua brevit mi ha lasciato un po dispiaciuta.La bravura della scrittrice stata nel riuscire a entrare subito nel vivo della storia, e avendo poche pagine a disposizione stata una cosa fondamentale per l evolversi del racconto.Thea Willers la giovane figlia di un conte, che tenta in tutti i modi di sfuggire all hobby principale della madre, organizzarle un bel matrimonio con qualche pretendente papabile per la sua posizione sociale La ragazza che cresciuta con una certa libert e, grazie al volere del padre, ha potuto studiare in modo approfondito, cosa inconsueta per le donne dell epoca, ha una mente sveglia e brillante e ha in mente dei progetti importanti per la sua vita poter fare una carriera, scrivere e soprattutto non avere un marito che limiti la libert , che sempre stata abituata ad avere Questo per va contro il volere dei genitori e non riceve nessun sostegno dal fratello, troppo impegnato a perdersi nei paradisi artificiali che gli regala il laudano.James Hunter appena rientrato dall Australia, nuova colonia dell Inghilterra dove ha scontato una pena di sette anni di lavori forzati, a causa di una truffa che in realt non ha commesso L uomo si incolpato del fatto per salvare la sua famiglia dalla rovina, preferisce infangare la sua reputazione in cambio di soldi che potrebbero risolvere i problemi economici della famiglia, ma ha anche un altro piano, per riguadagnare l ingresso nella buona societ , dove i soldi non bastano, conclude un accordo col padre del vero colpevole quando torner dalla colonia avr il diritto di sposare la figlia del conte Willers, la nostra cara Thea.La trappola per la nostra eroina sembra scattata, ma in realt James Hunter si dimostra molto diverso da tutti gli uomini che ha conosciuto e la ragazza, nonostante in un primo momento si opponga all unione, in seguito comincia a pensare che qualche lato positivo ci possa essere nello sposare quell uomo cos affascinante e non convenzionale.Thea un personaggio divertente, con una mente molto intelligente e furba, ne studia di tutti i colori per potersi liberare dai progetti della madre, ho ammirato molto anche la sua testardaggine e coraggio.James l uomo ideale per un romance di questo tipo, bello e dannato, ma al tempo stesso estremamente intelligente, con un comportamento insolito rispetto a quello che ci si potrebbe aspettare da un gentiluomo, ma al tempo stesso orgoglioso e leale.Una bella coppia veramente, che avrebbe potuto dare origine a uno splendido romanzo, peccato, comunque mi sono gustata e divertita con questa lettura cos veloce, ne valsa la pena Quindi libro di prossima uscita 1 marzo consigliatissimo per gli amanti del genere.Si ringraziano Netgalley e la Harlequin Enterprises Australia per la preview.VOTO 4 stelleTITOLO The Convict s Bounty BrideAUTRICE Lena DowlingEDITORE Harlequin Enterprises AustraliaDATA PUBLICAZIONE uscita prevista 1 marzo 2013 The highlight of this book was definitely the characters They had their own time of personalities, although they also appeared flat at times Being a novella I think a whole book as a whole would have made the characters pop Everything about this story was rushed I didn t feel like I had time to really get into the story at all and everything just flew on by There was no build up to the romance it kind of just happened I was left feeling like I had a lot of questions with no answersNote I The highlight of this book was definitely the characters They had their own time of personalities, although they also appeared flat at times Being a novella I think a whole book as a whole would have made the characters pop Everything about this story was rushed I didn t feel like I had time to really get into the story at all and everything just flew on by There was no build up to the romance it kind of just happened I was left feeling like I had a lot of questions with no answersNote I received this book via Netgalley I haven t read many stories about those who were transported for crime to a penal colony so I was especially interested in giving this story a try.The story opens with Lady Thea plotting to extricate herself from the obligation of marrying to please her family She has read Mary Wollenscraft so desires to make something of herself as an independent woman Unfortunately, she is given no choice, but to conform to the norm for girls her age But that doesn t mean she can t think of a way to make he I haven t read many stories about those who were transported for crime to a penal colony so I was especially interested in giving this story a try.The story opens with Lady Thea plotting to extricate herself from the obligation of marrying to please her family She has read Mary Wollenscraft so desires to make something of herself as an independent woman Unfortunately, she is given no choice, but to conform to the norm for girls her age But that doesn t mean she can t think of a way to make herself unmarriageable material.James Hunter has not only survived, but thrived during his time in Australia where he served his time as a convict for a crime he didn t commit Now he is back in England, a rich man, and ready to claim what is owed to him He made the deal with the Earl to take the fall for his son in exchange for some money, but also for his daughter as his bride James wants to be a part of the upper level of society in Australia, but he needs a noble wife to give him that bit of extra for standing It will be a marriage of convenience, but he can afford to be kind to a girl who had nothing to do with the past circumstances.Thea is appalled by the deal her father made and even while she readies to accept her fate she is also scheming to find a way out of it But after spending time with James, she is now not so certain of what she really wants.The plot of this was kept moving right along and had a lighter tone considering the subject matter This was not surprising since this is a shorter piece and had to get to the point fast I like the basic premise of this story, but I just couldn t get into it as much as I wanted to do I wanted to see the part dealing with the brother and father s weakness addressed, but it was pushed aside and not addressed directly Later when something happens to the brother, I didn t feel anything other than speculation about what that would mean for James because her brother s issues are merely a plot device or so it seemed The big reason though is that I wasn t really fond of Thea There were a couple of scenes where she was just so blindingly selfish or willfully naive which is hard to believe because she was educated and read the forward thinkers of her day She tried to use a stable boy to make herself tarnished goods The poor guy was just going about his business and she hauled off and kissed him She lied to the headgroom that the boy came on to her She knew the consequences for what she did He would possibly lose his place and he would certainly be punished, but that was okay if it got her out of marriage That wasn t quite how things panned out because at the last minute when the guy is set to get a whipping she finally comes clean, but she didn t think about him when she set up that scheme I found the attraction between Thea and James a good thing though I had trouble with how fast she went from determined spinster to a wanton who wanted to experience the physical stuff Because of his origins, James would be the one man she could marry and still retain some of that independence to pursue her goals That being said, there wasn t much of an emotional connection for me with Thea until the end when she grew up and smartened up Now the end was really good I thought and particularly that scene on the pier It made me want to knowof their story In the end, I was glad to have read the story and would recommend it to those who enjoy steamy historical romance, but require a shorter length story.Thanks to NetGalley for providing my review copy of the book Marrying the enemy s daughterInteresting story I had read the convict wife which lead me to the other books in the series A bit short for me I would have liked a epilogue with there arrival and final home setting.Also she only takes one trunk but in book two has many gowns so maybethan one trunk would be better Or could you please release a second book where she describes life in Australia, her arrival and problems as a lady farmer, having children sending for her clothing Including s Marrying the enemy s daughterInteresting story I had read the convict wife which lead me to the other books in the series A bit short for me I would have liked a epilogue with there arrival and final home setting.Also she only takes one trunk but in book two has many gowns so maybethan one trunk would be better Or could you please release a second book where she describes life in Australia, her arrival and problems as a lady farmer, having children sending for her clothing Including swimming riding, encounters with wild animals.Otherwise I did enjoy your story just think there should be a part two Great ReadI enjoyed the characters , the flow of the story I had to take the time to read all of the story at once and it was Halloween. Blah Blah, blah, blah. Life as a convict in an Australian penal colony was brutal, but James Hunter had the advantages of raw physical strength and courage on his side He survived, and now he is back a self made man of means, determined to take the bride he was promisedLady Thea Willers knows nothing of the bargain her father made to save her brother, nor does she have any interest in marriage It might be a radical idea, but what Thea wants is a careerThe revelation that her brother s liberty depends on her marrying James Hunter is devastating But nothing, it seems, has the power to shake Thea s world upside down like James himself, or the way he makes her feel [EPUB] ✵ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – 9facts.co.uk but James Hunter had the advantages of raw physical strength and courage on his side He survived ❮Download❯ ➵ Jazz Age Stories Author F. 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