A Marriage of Convenience — And Intoxicating Desire
When dire circumstances force Amelia Drake to marry her father's business competitor, Kyle Grayson, she vows to make the best of their arrangement. But Kyle has been wounded and he guards his emotions as closely as she guards her secrets. Can she ever trust him enough to share the truth about her past? Can she forgive his own dark revelations? Can she break through Kyle’s staunch business demeanor to make a marriage of laughter and love possible?
“An emotionally powerful and heart-tugging story... impossible to put down.” ~Kathe Robin, RT Bookclub
“Totally addictive read. Loved every page and did not want the book to end.” ~ Patt Grotenhouse
“This was bought for my wife, She cannot put it down and would rather work on finishing the book instead of almost anything else...” ~ benjamin
Grayson Brothers series:
Book 1: SHADES OF HONOR - RITA Winner!
Book 2: THE LONGING - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick!
Book 3: LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE
Book 4: KISSING IN THE DARK
Book 5: SLEIGH OF HOPE
Book 6: LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN
Book 7: WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
Book 8: THE PROMISE IN YOUR EYES
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
“This author’s talent shines through on every page!” ~Detra Fitch
“Deeply emotional, quietly captivating” ~John Charles, American Library Association.
“Totally addictive read.”
“Impossible to put down.”
“A page turner! I couldn’t wait to finish it.”
Themes: This Victorian historical romance series is set in 19th century America – 1800s.
Short on historical depth and detail but long on convoluted plot twists, the second book in Lindstrom s 1870s Grayson brothers series (following Shades of Honor), is an earnest but unremarkable romance set in upstate New York. When sawmill owner Kyle Grayson demands payment on a long overdue bill from Tom Drake, a business associate, Drake suffers a fatal heart attack. Feeling responsible for Drake s death, Kyle buys his sawmill as a means of providing for the man s arresting daughter, Amelia. What he doesn t realize is that Drake s enormous debts could sink his own business. Kyle confronts Amelia at her closely chaperoned teacher s residence and unwittingly compromises her reputation which predictably leads them to enter into a rocky marriage of convenience. Although Kyle and Amelia are attracted to each other, they both harbor secrets that may spell the end of their relationship. Lindstrom stretches her story by playing up every startling (and not-so-startling) revelation, but she excels at depicting the camaraderie between the Grayson brothers and the magic of minor interactions (the antics of a little girl and her cat are particularly affecting). These tender moments help soften what otherwise would have been a wooden, overworked tale.
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I liked the first book though I didn't agree with their behavior. I didn't like Kyle or Amelia in book 2. She absolutely got on my nerves and the nerve of her to get mad at Kyle about Catherine when she hadn't told the complete truth about Richard and let us not forget that she used his check even though she knew he would want to back out of the deal. I didn't understand why he would want her or tolerate her child like behavior. She was selfish and petty and would turn that around on him. She was manipulative. I didn't like this book at all!
Is a great book to continue in this series.
Great characters . Kyle and Emmaline are just wonderful characters I truly enjoyed this book just as I have the first 2 books before it, and I can't wait to start the next one. If you love historical romances like I do you will love
I'm starting the next one now bye now Miriam