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A Mistress for Major Bartlett His virgin mistress Major Tom Bartlett is shocked to discover the angel who nursed his battle wounds is darling of the ton Lady Sarah Latymor One taste of her threatens both her impeccable reputation and his career An honorable man would ask for her hand, but Bartlett is considered an unrepentant rake by polite society sweet Sarah would be spurned as his mistress and even as his wife He demands she leave, but Sarah is just as determined to stay by his side and in his bed Brides of Waterloo Love forged on the battlefield [EPUB] ✼ The End (The 30-Day Collective Book 1) ✿ Ellen A. Easton – 9facts.co.uk but Bartlett is considered an unrepentant rake by polite society sweet Sarah would be spurned as his mistress and even as his wife He demands she leave ➽ [Download] ✤ The Light Over London By Julia Kelly ➲ – 9facts.co.uk but Sarah is just as determined to stay by his side and in his bed Brides of Waterloo Love forged on the battlefield Major Tom Bartlett is shocked to discover the angel who nursed his battle wounds is darling of the ton Lady Sarah Latymor One taste of her threatens both her impeccable reputation and his career An honorable man would ask for her hand, but Bartlett is considered an unrepentant rake by polite society sweet Sarah would be spurned as his mistress and even as his wife He demands she leave, but Sarah is just as determined to stay by his side and in his bed I absolutely loved this story, the chara Major Tom Bartlett is shocked to discover the angel who nursed his battle wounds is darling of the ton Lady Sarah Latymor One taste of her threatens both her impeccable reputation and his career An honorable man would ask for her hand, but Bartlett is considered an unrepentant rake by polite society sweet Sarah would be spurned as his mistress and even as his wife He demands she leave, but Sarah is just as determined to stay by his side and in his bed I absolutely loved this story, the characters were great I love how it all turn out, the setting is brilliant 3.5 starsThis is the second book in a trilogy of stories by different authors that are collectively entitled Brides of Waterloo , written to mark the two hundredth anniversary of that momentous battle.I read the first book, Sarah Mallory s A Lady for Lord Randall recently, and enjoyed it, so was eagerly anticipating this instalment, in which the heroine is Lady Sarah Latymor, sister to Justin Latymor, the titular Lord Randall of book one.Towards the end of that book, Randall and his crack tea 3.5 starsThis is the second book in a trilogy of stories by different authors that are collectively entitled Brides of Waterloo , written to mark the two hundredth anniversary of that momentous battle.I read the first book, Sarah Mallory s A Lady for Lord Randall recently, and enjoyed it, so was eagerly anticipating this instalment, in which the heroine is Lady Sarah Latymor, sister to Justin Latymor, the titular Lord Randall of book one.Towards the end of that book, Randall and his crack team of riflemen, known throughout the army as Randall s Rogues because its members are the raff and scaff of the military gathered into one troop , are plunged into the thick of the fighting During the onslaught, Sarah s twin brother, Gideon, is killed and after the battle, she discovers Justin is Missing in Action Devastated by the loss of her twin and possibly of her eldest brother, too, Sarah insists on joining the search for Justin, accompanied by Mary Endacott, the young schoolmistress with whom Justin is in love.When Sarah is separated from the search party, she stumbles across a badly wounded officer whose uniform indicates he must be part of her brother s regiment She defends him from a couple of French peasants who are intent upon murder, and with the help of two of his men, manages to convey him back to Brussels She recalls the last time she d seen Major Thomas Bartlett, tall and wickedly handsome, a man whose reputation with the ladies made it inconceivable that a respectable young woman like Sarah could ever have anything to do with him But war makes for strange bedfellows, so to speak, and Sarah does the previously unthinkable Instead of consigning the major to the local military hospital, where it is likely he will be viewed as too close to death to bother with, she is persuaded by his men to take him back to her rooms and nurse him herself In fact, she was going to have to breach practically every rule by which she d lived She d always taken such pains to keep her reputation spotless that she d never been without a chaperon, not even when visiting the ladies retiring room at a ball She could scarcely believe she d just encouraged two hardened criminals to install the regiment s most notorious rake in her bedroom.Sarah is simultaneously amazed at herself and terrified Not only is she going to jepoardise her reputation, but looking after a seriously injured man is a huge responsibility, and not one she feels adequately prepared to cope with.All her life, she s struggled with feelings of inadequacy she s not beautiful enough, not clever enough, not resourceful enough, not brave enough She knows what everyone thinks of her, that she s a spoiled, empty headed society miss , whose thoughtlessness causes problems for others to solve Yet Ms Burrows shows us over and again that despite what she thinks, Sarah is not those things, and gives us enough backstory to explain how she came to those conclusions And like Sarah, Tom Bartlett is a man with little self esteem his father was a bankrupt who committed suicide and left his son to the care of relatives who mistreated him and he has grown up feeling as though he is worthless.The thing I most enjoyed about the book is something for which others have criticised it namely that it is principally a two hander that takes place in one room Personally, I think that is the ideal setting for two people who don t know each other to spend time together getting to know each other and falling in love and that s exactly what happens Sarah gains confidence as she begins to see that Tom is improving in her care, and he finds that having someone around who thinks the best of him rather than the worst, enables him to see himselfclearly and perhaps realise that he isn t as black as he s been painted The part that doesn t quite ring true, and why I haven t graded the bookhighly, is in Tom s persistence in the belief that he isn t worthy of Sarah, and her insistence that she doesn t want to get married, even after they ve slept together The latter is always something I find problematic in historicals, given the importance placed on virginity and the stigma attached to unwed mothers and their children.Apart from those things though, A Mistress for Major Bartlett is an enjoyable, well told story, in which the author has made excellent use of her historical backdrop So many books set at this period reference Waterloo, but few of them take the reader there or use it asthan a convenient reference point Here, the descriptions of the aftermath of battle at the beginning of the book are vividly powerful, putting the reader firmly on those blood soaked fields of Belgium Both protagonists are well rounded characters and the slow burn romance between them is very nicely done It s an enjoyable, quick read, and one I d certainly recommend to anyone who likes their historical romance to be sprinkled liberally with actual history I d suggest not paying too much attention to the summary on goodreads It manages to spoil a fair percentage of the book, and yet be completely misleading by making it seem muchtawdry than it actually is The story begins with Sarah Laty, the darling of the ton, determinedly going in search of her twin brother who has been declared dead after a recent battle with Napoleons army I arriving at Brussels, she discovers her older brother may be missing as well Combining forces with Mary, I d suggest not paying too much attention to the summary on goodreads It manages to spoil a fair percentage of the book, and yet be completely misleading by making it seem muchtawdry than it actually is The story begins with Sarah Laty, the darling of the ton, determinedly going in search of her twin brother who has been declared dead after a recent battle with Napoleons army I arriving at Brussels, she discovers her older brother may be missing as well Combining forces with Mary, the ex fianc e of her older brother Justin see book 1 in the series the two of them head out accompanied by her Justin s men, Randall s Rogues in search of her missing family members Upon arrival at the battlefield, there s no sign of Gideon, but Justin is sorely wounded While Mary and the rogues see to his care, Sarah inadvertently stumbles over another of the rogues, also grievously wounded the infamous rake Tom Bartlett With no one else to turn to, Tom s care falls to Sarah herself, despite that so much as tending to him while unconscious could irrevocably damage her reputation and what will happen when he wakes up and is able to turn his roguish charms on Sarah herself This is definitely an intriguing storyline A lot of the time I can take or leave harlequins it s hard to work a decent plot and believable, endearing characterization into such a limited number of pages I think Burrows handled it quite well by limiting the number of characters that show up in the story, and rather than have a complicated plot with excessive drama she focused on Tom and Sarah getting to know each other Being able to learn about the characters gives you muchof an investment in what happens to them While Sarah had a few rough moments at first, both she and Tom proved to be quite likeable in the end I m looking forward to picking up the other two companion novels in the series when I get the chance I only wish there were books about the rest of Sarah s family as well her independent sister Harriet sounds like an interesting character, and I wonder what happened in her relationship that made her change her views on marriage The fist line of this book s blurb is horrid And inappropriate for the story I liked the cover of this one, and have loved most of the historical romances produced by Harlequin Mills and Boon whypeople don t give them a chance I will never understand So I was a little shocked when I started it and saw it had a couple of horrific early ratings.Especially so as I enjoyed the opening chapters so much Starting off a trilogy to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, this boo The fist line of this book s blurb is horrid And inappropriate for the story I liked the cover of this one, and have loved most of the historical romances produced by Harlequin Mills and Boon whypeople don t give them a chance I will never understand So I was a little shocked when I started it and saw it had a couple of horrific early ratings.Especially so as I enjoyed the opening chapters so much Starting off a trilogy to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, this book goes into the sort of detail historical romances tend to gloss over and romanticise.I suppose the reason opinion on this one is divided is because almost the entire book is set in one room Normally I d have had a real problem with this there are some other authors who write lengthy scenes I lose patience with However, it worked for me in this book most of the time Annie Burrows must be a good writer to keep me turning the pages in something I might not have enjoyed by another author Because our heroine makes the snap decision to nurse the hero back to health alone, her reputation is essentially ruined from the outset, so some liberties with behaviour can be overlooked I liked how the two fell in love.I think by the very end things were drawn out just a bit too much Too many scenes of the two agonising over why they couldn t be together I also got a little bit tired of the heroine s insecurities, though I had to remind myself the timeframe of the story was quite short However, I only found it dragging at the end, and then there was the happy resolution.I like the idea of this series, and Louise Allen a favourite of mine is writing the next book, so I m generally happy about this concept Review copy provided by NetGalley.

    [EPUB] ✼ The End (The 30-Day Collective Book 1) ✿ Ellen A. Easton – 9facts.co.uk but Bartlett is considered an unrepentant rake by polite society sweet Sarah would be spurned as his mistress and even as his wife He demands she leave ➽ [Download] ✤ The Light Over London By Julia Kelly ➲ – 9facts.co.uk but Sarah is just as determined to stay by his side and in his bed Brides of Waterloo Love forged on the battlefield Major Tom Bartlett is shocked to discover the angel who nursed his battle wounds is darling of the ton Lady Sarah Latymor One taste of her threatens both her impeccable reputation and his career An honorable man would ask for her hand, but Bartlett is considered an unrepentant rake by polite society sweet Sarah would be spurned as his mistress and even as his wife He demands she leave, but Sarah is just as determined to stay by his side and in his bed I absolutely loved this story, the chara Major Tom Bartlett is shocked to discover the angel who nursed his battle wounds is darling of the ton Lady Sarah Latymor One taste of her threatens both her impeccable reputation and his career An honorable man would ask for her hand, but Bartlett is considered an unrepentant rake by polite society sweet Sarah would be spurned as his mistress and even as his wife He demands she leave, but Sarah is just as determined to stay by his side and in his bed I absolutely loved this story, the characters were great I love how it all turn out, the setting is brilliant 3.5 starsThis is the second book in a trilogy of stories by different authors that are collectively entitled Brides of Waterloo , written to mark the two hundredth anniversary of that momentous battle.I read the first book, Sarah Mallory s A Lady for Lord Randall recently, and enjoyed it, so was eagerly anticipating this instalment, in which the heroine is Lady Sarah Latymor, sister to Justin Latymor, the titular Lord Randall of book one.Towards the end of that book, Randall and his crack tea 3.5 starsThis is the second book in a trilogy of stories by different authors that are collectively entitled Brides of Waterloo , written to mark the two hundredth anniversary of that momentous battle.I read the first book, Sarah Mallory s A Lady for Lord Randall recently, and enjoyed it, so was eagerly anticipating this instalment, in which the heroine is Lady Sarah Latymor, sister to Justin Latymor, the titular Lord Randall of book one.Towards the end of that book, Randall and his crack team of riflemen, known throughout the army as Randall s Rogues because its members are the raff and scaff of the military gathered into one troop , are plunged into the thick of the fighting During the onslaught, Sarah s twin brother, Gideon, is killed and after the battle, she discovers Justin is Missing in Action Devastated by the loss of her twin and possibly of her eldest brother, too, Sarah insists on joining the search for Justin, accompanied by Mary Endacott, the young schoolmistress with whom Justin is in love.When Sarah is separated from the search party, she stumbles across a badly wounded officer whose uniform indicates he must be part of her brother s regiment She defends him from a couple of French peasants who are intent upon murder, and with the help of two of his men, manages to convey him back to Brussels She recalls the last time she d seen Major Thomas Bartlett, tall and wickedly handsome, a man whose reputation with the ladies made it inconceivable that a respectable young woman like Sarah could ever have anything to do with him But war makes for strange bedfellows, so to speak, and Sarah does the previously unthinkable Instead of consigning the major to the local military hospital, where it is likely he will be viewed as too close to death to bother with, she is persuaded by his men to take him back to her rooms and nurse him herself In fact, she was going to have to breach practically every rule by which she d lived She d always taken such pains to keep her reputation spotless that she d never been without a chaperon, not even when visiting the ladies retiring room at a ball She could scarcely believe she d just encouraged two hardened criminals to install the regiment s most notorious rake in her bedroom.Sarah is simultaneously amazed at herself and terrified Not only is she going to jepoardise her reputation, but looking after a seriously injured man is a huge responsibility, and not one she feels adequately prepared to cope with.All her life, she s struggled with feelings of inadequacy she s not beautiful enough, not clever enough, not resourceful enough, not brave enough She knows what everyone thinks of her, that she s a spoiled, empty headed society miss , whose thoughtlessness causes problems for others to solve Yet Ms Burrows shows us over and again that despite what she thinks, Sarah is not those things, and gives us enough backstory to explain how she came to those conclusions And like Sarah, Tom Bartlett is a man with little self esteem his father was a bankrupt who committed suicide and left his son to the care of relatives who mistreated him and he has grown up feeling as though he is worthless.The thing I most enjoyed about the book is something for which others have criticised it namely that it is principally a two hander that takes place in one room Personally, I think that is the ideal setting for two people who don t know each other to spend time together getting to know each other and falling in love and that s exactly what happens Sarah gains confidence as she begins to see that Tom is improving in her care, and he finds that having someone around who thinks the best of him rather than the worst, enables him to see himselfclearly and perhaps realise that he isn t as black as he s been painted The part that doesn t quite ring true, and why I haven t graded the bookhighly, is in Tom s persistence in the belief that he isn t worthy of Sarah, and her insistence that she doesn t want to get married, even after they ve slept together The latter is always something I find problematic in historicals, given the importance placed on virginity and the stigma attached to unwed mothers and their children.Apart from those things though, A Mistress for Major Bartlett is an enjoyable, well told story, in which the author has made excellent use of her historical backdrop So many books set at this period reference Waterloo, but few of them take the reader there or use it asthan a convenient reference point Here, the descriptions of the aftermath of battle at the beginning of the book are vividly powerful, putting the reader firmly on those blood soaked fields of Belgium Both protagonists are well rounded characters and the slow burn romance between them is very nicely done It s an enjoyable, quick read, and one I d certainly recommend to anyone who likes their historical romance to be sprinkled liberally with actual history I d suggest not paying too much attention to the summary on goodreads It manages to spoil a fair percentage of the book, and yet be completely misleading by making it seem muchtawdry than it actually is The story begins with Sarah Laty, the darling of the ton, determinedly going in search of her twin brother who has been declared dead after a recent battle with Napoleons army I arriving at Brussels, she discovers her older brother may be missing as well Combining forces with Mary, I d suggest not paying too much attention to the summary on goodreads It manages to spoil a fair percentage of the book, and yet be completely misleading by making it seem muchtawdry than it actually is The story begins with Sarah Laty, the darling of the ton, determinedly going in search of her twin brother who has been declared dead after a recent battle with Napoleons army I arriving at Brussels, she discovers her older brother may be missing as well Combining forces with Mary, the ex fianc e of her older brother Justin see book 1 in the series the two of them head out accompanied by her Justin s men, Randall s Rogues in search of her missing family members Upon arrival at the battlefield, there s no sign of Gideon, but Justin is sorely wounded While Mary and the rogues see to his care, Sarah inadvertently stumbles over another of the rogues, also grievously wounded the infamous rake Tom Bartlett With no one else to turn to, Tom s care falls to Sarah herself, despite that so much as tending to him while unconscious could irrevocably damage her reputation and what will happen when he wakes up and is able to turn his roguish charms on Sarah herself This is definitely an intriguing storyline A lot of the time I can take or leave harlequins it s hard to work a decent plot and believable, endearing characterization into such a limited number of pages I think Burrows handled it quite well by limiting the number of characters that show up in the story, and rather than have a complicated plot with excessive drama she focused on Tom and Sarah getting to know each other Being able to learn about the characters gives you muchof an investment in what happens to them While Sarah had a few rough moments at first, both she and Tom proved to be quite likeable in the end I m looking forward to picking up the other two companion novels in the series when I get the chance I only wish there were books about the rest of Sarah s family as well her independent sister Harriet sounds like an interesting character, and I wonder what happened in her relationship that made her change her views on marriage The fist line of this book s blurb is horrid And inappropriate for the story I liked the cover of this one, and have loved most of the historical romances produced by Harlequin Mills and Boon whypeople don t give them a chance I will never understand So I was a little shocked when I started it and saw it had a couple of horrific early ratings.Especially so as I enjoyed the opening chapters so much Starting off a trilogy to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, this boo The fist line of this book s blurb is horrid And inappropriate for the story I liked the cover of this one, and have loved most of the historical romances produced by Harlequin Mills and Boon whypeople don t give them a chance I will never understand So I was a little shocked when I started it and saw it had a couple of horrific early ratings.Especially so as I enjoyed the opening chapters so much Starting off a trilogy to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, this book goes into the sort of detail historical romances tend to gloss over and romanticise.I suppose the reason opinion on this one is divided is because almost the entire book is set in one room Normally I d have had a real problem with this there are some other authors who write lengthy scenes I lose patience with However, it worked for me in this book most of the time Annie Burrows must be a good writer to keep me turning the pages in something I might not have enjoyed by another author Because our heroine makes the snap decision to nurse the hero back to health alone, her reputation is essentially ruined from the outset, so some liberties with behaviour can be overlooked I liked how the two fell in love.I think by the very end things were drawn out just a bit too much Too many scenes of the two agonising over why they couldn t be together I also got a little bit tired of the heroine s insecurities, though I had to remind myself the timeframe of the story was quite short However, I only found it dragging at the end, and then there was the happy resolution.I like the idea of this series, and Louise Allen a favourite of mine is writing the next book, so I m generally happy about this concept Review copy provided by NetGalley."/>
  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • A Mistress for Major Bartlett
  • Annie Burrows
  • 15 December 2018
  • 0373298374

About the Author: Annie Burrows

I ve been published by Mills Boon since 2007..but I d been making up stories in my head for as long as I can remember It was a long walk home from school, and there were no ipods in those days to keep you amused When I wasn t daydreaming, I had my nose stuck in a book My parents used to take me to the library every Saturday, until I was old enough to get there on my own, and my house was always full of books During school holidays, the whole family loved to visit stately homes and castles As soon as we got home, my older sister and I would either dress up as lords and ladies, and romp around the garden, or, if it was raining, retreat to our bedroom where we would draw intricately detailed plans of our very own imaginary stately home, complete with secret tunnels, dungeons, and usually, a maze in the extensive grounds When I was old enough to go to university, I studied English literature, with Philosophy I was not sure what I wanted to do after that, but meeting a handsome student of maths, who was the owner of a very powerful motorbike helped me make up my mind Reader, I married him For many years I felt it was important to stay at home to raise our two children, but one day, when the youngest had gone to senior school, I began to wonder if all those stories I made up to occupy my mind whilst attending to mundane chores, would interest anyone else I started to write some of them down, and eventually decided that one of them was deep enough to merit attention from publishers It took me almost two years to complete, mainly because I kept tearing it up and starting all over again And having to keep going out to work to help pay for school fees, then university tuition, slowed progress down as well Needless to say, this masterpiece was rejected by every single publisher I sent it to, but by this time, writing had become an addiction Fourstories got rejected, before Mills Boon bought His Cinderella Bride , a regency romance I do have some other interests, besides writing I love spending time pottering in my garden And recently I ve taken up ballroom dancing as a way to try and keep fit and keep the romance alive in my marriage


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