In such a short amount f time Then She Sits And Dreams Of Ways she sits and dreams Multi-Family Therapy of ways disgrace herself in the ton so that she is to never marry Something that she doesn t follow through in the bookThen comes the hero James who is a hypocritical insert few choice words asks after Thea s virginity as though he is valuing a prize horse While he himself relishes in the thoughtf going back to his skilful courtesans Although that there was a notion during the historical period that men would be allowed pleasures that women won t it still didn t mean that I had to accept and like James repugnant principles He is National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition obsessed with her virginity Notnly does he hire someone to be his spy whom he asks but he also asks her whether she is Like she would be something vile if she wasn t So this James Hunter also likes to wear breaches so tight that there is no point in wearing themAlthough there were several annoying moments throughout this novella the worst was when a few hours if even that after Thea s brother dies Thea looks to James to teach her the pleasures f flesh just so she can forget This whole scene was utterly repugnant to me In this situation and context I can t accept that no matter how devastated a person would be that it would be acceptable to seek ut sex I mean your brother just died can you not grab n to his privates pleaseThe romance was utterly unbelievable The characters had shallow personalitiesARC courtesy f NetGalley and Harleuin Enterprises Australia Altered from review posted A History of Prophecy in Israel, Revised and Enlarged on Romancing the Social SciencesYou 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 linesf 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 uickly Think good thoughts about a pussycat overwhelmed by my annoyance at just about everything else The combinationf the writing style and novella length made the story feel very abrupt There was little attempt made to One, Two, Three Me orientate the readerr set up the plot and characters and the results are jarring The whole thing gallops along and to continue the terrible euine metaphor the reader can barely keep her seat for being whacked by passing plot twists Literally every development in this book came ut f nowhere and made its appearance too soon Because the characters are uite ne 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 f 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 ther 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 nly Tea for Ruby 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 anbject 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 f regard for the realities
the Regency 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 pens with her asking her father if she can have a position n the board f 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 ne thing for a married Countess and social arbiter to be involved in banking and another for the young unmarried daughter f an Earl The idea I only Like the Fingers of the Guy I Hate, Vol. 1 of Thea having a career isdd It is surely anachronistic for a young woman to aspire to such a thing especially in something like banking instead The Whistle Pig of say writing Supposedly Thea s desire to be a career girl comes from Mary Wollstonecraft whom her father included in her education That inf itself is a stretch but I was willing to let it slide But Thea s refusal to marry was based n 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 n in the Ton s imagination because f the exploits f her daughter Mary Godwin later Mary Shelley whose affair with the married Percy Bysshe Shelley was grist for the gossip mill for yearsI m happy for the people who liked this book bu. O take the bride he was promisedLady Thea Willers knows nothing Church Planting Is for Wimps: How God Uses Messed-Up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary Things 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 caree. Warning This isnly a short story The biggest downfall f 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 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 tryThe story pens with Lady Thea plotting to extricate herself from the bligation f marrying to please her family She has read Mary Wollenscraft so desires to make something Rufus 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 thinkf a way to make herself unmarriageable materialJames Hunter has not nly 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 wed 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 You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero!: Book One in the Just Make a Choice! Series of the upper levelf society in Australia but he needs a noble wife to give him that bit f extra for standing It will be a marriage f convenience but he can afford to be kind to a girl who had nothing to do with the past circumstancesThea 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 Women and Social Work: Towards a Woman-Centered Practice outf it But after spending time with James she is now not so certain f what she really wantsThe plot f 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 The Cowboys 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 anythingther than speculation about what that would mean for James because her brother s issues are merely a plot device Sins of Treachery or so it seemed The big reason though is that I wasn t really fondf Thea There were a couple f scenes where she was just so blindingly selfish r willfully naive which is hard to believe because she was educated and read the forward thinkers f her Day She Tried To Use A Stable Boy To Make She tried to use a stable boy to make tarnished goods The poor guy was just going about his business and she hauled ff and kissed him She lied to the headgroom that the boy came n to her She knew the conseuences for what she did He would possibly lose his place and he would certainly be punished but that was kay if it got her Whos Next? Guess Who! outf marriage That wasn t uite how things panned ut 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 f his Papi's Gift origins James would be thene man she could marry and still retain some f that independence to pursue her goals That being said there wasn t much f an emotional connection for me with Thea until theof the regency
end when she grew up and smartened up Now the end was really good I thoughtwhen she grew up and smartened up Now the end was really good I thought particularly that scene n the pier It made me want to know f 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 reuire a shorter length storyThanks to NetGalley for providing my review copy グライネリエ 1 [Grainerie 1] of the book Great ReadI enjoyed the characters the flowf the story I had to take the time to read all f the story at nce and it was
Halloween Rating 2 Out OfRating 2 ut f convict s bounty bride by Lena DowlingThis book had good prospects A convict and his lady wife A beautiful possibility My The First Socialist Society: A History of the Soviet Union from Within only thought before I started the book was that I wished it were longer than a novella But within the first three pages I couldn t reach the ending fast enoughThe heroine Thea is supposed to be a strong headed woman with modern notionsf feminism The first page in you realise that it s all thought and no action She initially starts The Coming Revolution in Youth Ministry of scared as a kitten asking her father whether she can work in a bank in frontf her mother whom she knows is going to say no I can t credit her for cleverness when it came to that setting What was she thinking Anyway she File Under: Arson obviously gets shot down by her mother whonly has to say no twice before the strong headed heroine settles down and accepts it Thea by my standards had no backbone Then she puts down side riding and feel smug for having disagreed with her mother twice. Life as a convict in an Australian penal colony was brutal but James Hunter had the advantages Wicked Sense of raw physical strength and couragen his side He survived and now he is back; a self‐made man f means determined T personally I have never been so glad that something was a novella Marrying the enemy s daughterInteresting story I had read the convict wife which lead me to the ther books in the series A bit short for me I would have liked a epilogue with there arrival and final home settingAlso she Powerless Against You only takesne trunk but in book two has many gowns so maybe than ne 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 animalsOtherwise I did enjoy your story just think there should be a part two The Convict s Bounty Bride is the debut novella by New Zealand author Lena Dowling At 59 pages it s like a short story that is set in England s regency period At first glance f the blurb the hero is said to be an ex convict and I made the assumption that the story would be set in early Australia Instead as I mentioned it s set in England and it s about the lead it s set in England and it s about the lead to his return to Australia and whether he will have a bride in tow with him Lady Thea Willers has no plans f marriage In fact she intends to be a spinster so she can pursue her career and lead an independent life But when ex convict James Hunter takes a liking to this fiesty dogmatic young woman he has his wn ideas about her future To settle her brother s gambling debts Thea s father enters into a contract Dobys Lessons (Brats in Training of marriage for Hunter to his daughter Obviously Thea isn t happy about this decision and I was glad when she didn t succumb to this decision lightly and proceeded to collate a listf uestions to present to Hunter in The Texan Meets His Match order to decide whether marrying Hunter would be worth freeing her brotherf if she should send him to the galleys Of course her path to gain some control ver the situation is meddled by her attraction and curiosity f Hunter as a prospective sexual partner and husband When her brother s debts are cleared via a family tragedy Thea and Hunter are faced with the decision to proceed with a marriage based n love r to simply part ways The Convict s Bounty Bride is a short easy read I liked that Thea wasn t a martyr and that her strong attitudes were challenged by Hunter He The Heretic's Handbook (Kindle Single) on thether hand saw no emotional Blue Guide New York or sexual value in marriage he just wanted a partner and he fully intended to find sexual pleasure elsewhere this too was challenged when he met Thea The story was a pleasurable read albeit not uite long enough for Thea and Hunter s love to be completely believable but enjoyable nonetheless Four stars for this short novel I liked it a lot Whynly a rating f four Because the characters are so beautiful and fun The highlight f this book was definitely the characters They had their Monsieur de Saint-George: Virtuoso, Swordsman, Revolutionary: A Legendary Life Rediscovered own timef 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 Andat all and just flew Garden of The Gods on by There was no build up to the romance it kindf just happened I was left feeling like I had a lot f uestions with no answersNote I received this book via Netgalley I really really wish this book had been longer I honestly think it would have been better if it was However this was a rather short story easy to get through but it fell a little short in the endThis is the story f James Hunter and Lady Thea Willers James was in prison for a crime he didn t commit but now he is The Fruits of Graft: Great Depressions Then and Now out and seeking his payment for being in prison in the first place the handf Lady Thea Willers She however knows nothing f this bargain that her father made The story pretty much goes n uite expectedly from thereOne Musical Mathematics: On the Art and Science of Acoustic Instruments of the biggest problems I had with this book was pacing Everything seemed a bit to rushed and I was left scratching my head wondering how the twof them fell in love This book would have been so much better if it d had to it There was just too much left unsaid and undone that it really tempered my enjoyment Goig of this book It was all desert and no meal and just a bit to rushedI did however really get invested in the characters This was both good and bad Again I wanted from them but with thisnly being a short novella I was left wanting But still I enjoyed the characters mostlyand when they weren t being annoying and wished a little building had gone into them Flat and uninteresting at times I was hoping they would change a bit However when I was enjoying them I was really really enjoying themOverall the concept Where Alligators Sleep of this book was good the idea was good but the story as a whole fell a bit flat for me I was left wanting to much information then I should have been that it didn t make up for the good pieces throughout However still a short enjoyable read if you ve got a few hours to killn something romantic25 Saraswati Park outf 5 starsI was provided a copy Ten Weeks with Chinese Bandits of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis andther reviews can be seen n my blog The Forbidden Librar. RThe revelation that her brother’s liberty depends n her marrying James Hunter is devastating But nothing it seems has the power to shake Thea’s world upside down like James himself r the way he makes her feel.