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    Heroine Grows a Backbone!

    It was a pretty quick read. I like Abby when she finally got a little backbone and stood up to her family as well as when her sister came to visit. I loved Max and how some things change when it's pointed out that his sister is at the house and how his actions would affect her standing. The only part I wished was different was that we could see what was done to the person who hurt Abby in the end. Thank you NetGalley for the advanced readers copy!
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    For me, emotional and page turner

    I loved Abby's need for independence. Max was self-absorbed in a way, but he realized how his life affected those around him. With plenty of misunderstandings and assumptions, I did not want to stop reading. My heart and emotions were pulled into this story. I highly recommend this story. I received an ARC of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.
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    what might have been

    Don't we all love a good 'what might have been' story? This is the story of Abby, youngest daughter of aged parents of the landed gentry, and Max, a duke with a reputation for being a notorious libertine. Abby and Max had a brief but intense clandestine relationship 15 years prior to the events of this book, but have not had any contact since. Abby has become a spinster essentially by default, as she missed out on her chance at a London season because she had to be the one of all of her siblings to stay home and care for her aging parents. Meanwhile Max has lived the life of the typical London rake and has not returned to his childhood home, Rothwell Court, other than to bury his father, and chooses to spend all his time in London or at another of his estates, leaving his sister, Gwen, behind at the Court with his spinster aunt. When Gwen's governess leaves her position suddenly, Abby approaches his aunt for the position in a bid to escape her siblings, who all quarrel over who should have Abby live with them as essentially an unpaid servant. Abby loves her family but wants to finally claim some independence for herself. This works fine until Max and his party of friends, two London rakes, two widows, and a prizefighter descend unexpectedly on the Court for a week and Max is infuriated to find Abby there. As the two inevitably run into each other whilst living under the same roof, it becomes apparent that both were mistaken about the circumstances of their separation all those years ago. After all this time, both have grown up and are much changed. Will they have their second chance at love or will time, jealous lovers, and old grudges keep them apart for good? Final thoughts: The extent to which Abby's siblings utterly failed her was just appalling. They believed her to be happy as a spinster, despite the fact that it was a role she was thrust into, largely because of them taking advantage of her and using her as a caretaker for their parents and their own children. Even after their parents' deaths none of the siblings asked Abby what she wanted to do with her life; they were all just awful and selfish. I enjoyed the fact that Abby just wanted to make her own decisions and that she didn't pine insipidly after the hero all the time. I felt like the ending was a bit rushed; I would've liked to see an epilogue or something to wrap things up more completely. While we get our happy ending, in my opinion everything could've been expounded on a bit more to make it more satisfying. That said, I really enjoyed this one and would highly recommend it! I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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    Finding Love

    One of my favorite tropes, this is a second chance at love story, after 15 years have passed. Abigail has been taking care of her family it seems forever. First her elderly parents and then other family members and they always seemed to make her decisions for her. Determined to set out on her own, she takes a governess position on a estate nearby. What she did not expect was that the man who broke her heart many years ago, would come home after being absent since she had last set eyes on him. Max was really not happy when he saw who the governess was for his sister's children. His remembered she had pushed him away all those years ago. But as the two meet again, it seems there are a lot of angst between them they may never be resolved. Can they now find those feelings they had once? I really enjoyed this tale and know you will too! The first in a new series I look forward to the next book!!
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    Second chance for love

    Can you go home again? Max, Lord Rothwell did and found his first love as the governess of his young sister, Gwen. Abigail is tired of everything being decided for her. She is being taken advantage of by her much older siblings. Being pulled different ways to be used as a spinster aunt is getting to be, too much. She is almost thirty, and needs something for herself. She goes to Rothwell Court as a governess to Lady Gwen, not expecting Lord Rothwell to be there.. When he shows up with a woman who may be his mistress and a few of his other London friends, both are surprised to see each other. Max and Abigail had been childhood friends and more. The promise of what they were to each other should have been forgotten years ago, but it comes back with an ache of what could never be. The attraction is still there, but Max has secrets. Will he be able to reveal his most private thoughts? What about his reputation as a rake? I loved this book and the story was more complex than many others I have read. I received this book from Net Galley and St. Martin's Press for a honest review and no compensation otherwise.The opinions expressed are my own.
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