It was original, delightfully funny and wickedly sexy. There was a wonderful array of richly drawn characters and just the right amount of drama and mystery to keep me intrigued. What I loved most about the book:- The Setting It was refreshingly different to read a story set against the backdrop of 19th century New York and Ms Marvelle brought everything to life with her vivid images of the notorious Five Points. He scanned the stretching width of the dank street. I really loved this book!
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Remember this and try not to snort when you read my synopsis of the story. It is , and we are at New York City. Our nobody of a heroine, Georgina Milton, is a spunky and tough lass who is used to life on the wrong side of the tracks. In fact, she is the boss of a bunch of folks called the Forty Thieves, with they being as protective of her as she is they. Anyway, one fine day, our heroine meets our hero, a clearly genteel Englishman of wealth judging from his clothes and demeanor.
Our hero, Roderick Tremayne, is actually the Duke of Wentworth. Guess who ends up being his caretaker, and guess what happens next. I have plenty of reservations when I begin reading this story. However, she also more often than not slips up and has these supposedly poorly educated folks using big words now and then.
Also, their lives come off as a bit too nice for people of their lot. This and the inconsistency in their lower class portrayal often give me this impression that they are just regular folks playing dressing up or something.
However, the heroine Georgina turns out to be the rare heroine who is plucky and feisty in a good way. To my pleasant delight, she is one of the most well drawn character in this book, and she is also a tough cookie to match her no-nonsense exterior.
Indeed, I find myself somewhat moved by her determination to keep her head up even when the odds seem to be against her. By the last page of this story, I want her to be happy. I wish I can say the same for Roderick. The early half of the book sees him behaving like a sex-mad creep who just wants to shag the heroine all day, all night.
In real life, when we have a guy who ditches a woman for her own good, of course , the same woman that he has been pursuing aggressively all this while, and conveniently after it is clear that he has to lay in the bed he had made — well, that guy will be called an asshole of a user.
More damningly, his own father has no problems with the heroine, and that man knows her for far less time than Roderick. When the romance hero is the only person embarrassed of having the nobody of a heroine in his hollowed life… ouch. This is why it is heartbreaking to come across that scene where the heroine fiercely tells the hero that she will prove to him that she is worthy of his love — in a way that he has yet to prove to her, because Georgina is clearly too good for this dumbass.
Her background story is far more heartbreaking than his pathetic whiny privileged childhood braying, her life had been far harder than he can only imagine, and yet, she has to be the one to prove herself worthy of him? By the last page, I have serious doubts about this relationship. I am not convinced that Roderick understands Georgina or anything else that exists outside his narrow sphere of a life, and since he is a self-absorbed dunderhead, I do not know how long it will be before he finds another excuse to finally ditch her, this time for good.
The narrative has a lively bounce to it, and there are some moments that have me laughing out loud. This book succeeds in connecting viscerally with me and making me feel something, even if that something is not completely positive in nature.
Forever and a Day
Remember this and try not to snort when you read my synopsis of the story. It is , and we are at New York City. Our nobody of a heroine, Georgina Milton, is a spunky and tough lass who is used to life on the wrong side of the tracks. In fact, she is the boss of a bunch of folks called the Forty Thieves, with they being as protective of her as she is they. Anyway, one fine day, our heroine meets our hero, a clearly genteel Englishman of wealth judging from his clothes and demeanor. Our hero, Roderick Tremayne, is actually the Duke of Wentworth. Guess who ends up being his caretaker, and guess what happens next.
Forever and a Day by Delilah Marvelle
His memory finally resurfaces. Netgalley Part of a Series: Roderick is always conflicted because he wants to do right by Georgia throughout the book. Now look at her. His hat alone had to be worth two months of her wages. His brother spent his time pestering Tremayne to play with him. I just love this author.