The secondary romance between Olivia and George was just as ridiculous. She completley ignores him but he loves her so madly all of a suuden he wants to marry her despite the class distinction, and oh once he kisses her sensless then she is willing to forget about his rake-hell reputation and let him court her.
I have never been so glad to finish a book in my life.
I actually gave a victory cheer at the last page!!! Dec 26, Tiffany Day rated it it was ok. Jul 19, TJ rated it really liked it Shelves: Oh for heaven's sake, where do they get these titles?!?! This one has absolutely nothing to do with the delightful story. For a complete review, visit Affaire de Coeur magazine, hard copy or online at: View all 8 comments. A marriage of convenience is not supposed to turn into one of love and passion.
Juliet is hooked after her first night with Richard and even though he tries not to, he falls in love with her too. A great Christmas read!! Nov 06, Aly is so frigging bored rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved this book and discovering this new author! I can't wait to try more books from her. I always enjoy Ms. I like a romantic novels to have epilogues fast-forwarded where all important loose ends are caught up - similar to solving all the questions in a good mystery Wonderful story.
I like a romantic novels to have epilogues fast-forwarded where all important loose ends are caught up - similar to solving all the questions in a good mystery.
Receive Biblical truth in your inbox—spam-free! Such a normal domestic moment, yet her mind was summoning an erotic image of his kisses last night — hot, raw and sweet. What starts out as a need for independence turns I liked this story a lot. It has been a tough go since leaving the Colonies and Richard is finding the English to be less than hospitable sin Juliet Wentworth had it all; a loving husband and a house that was to become their dream house. But Juliet soon learns that Richard isn't so easily swayed, and it will take a tough and Strong woman to keep him by her side.
Thanks for an enjoyable read. Nov 28, Melissa rated it liked it. An entertaining Christmas story. Oct 24, Hilcia rated it really liked it Shelves: Now, I have to admit that the sexy part of it was a bit unexpected and maybe it shouldn't have been, especially with that title, but I think what really threw me about this book for a while is that all those factors are combined and work quite well.
Basso uses the marriage of convenience trope to develop the romance between the beautiful widowed Julie Tis The Season To Be Sinful by Adrienne Basso is a sweet, heartwarming, family Christmas historical romance that also happens to be quite sexy! Basso uses the marriage of convenience trope to develop the romance between the beautiful widowed Juliet and Richard, a lonely American industrialist working in London.
Richard wants to purchase an English estate and needs a society wife to serve as a hostess, but hopes she will also assuage his lonely nights. Juliet as a widow with three children and a controlling brother-in-law who holds the purse strings finds herself in dire circumstances.
She needs income from her son's inherited estate and decides to sell it to Richard, however her brother-in-law will not allow it. He needs a wife for business purposes, she needs a husband to ensure a better future for her children. However, although it is clear that these two people make the decision to marry each other for convenience's sake, they are adults and passion also becomes a strong factor in their decision. This is true for both Richard and Juliet and they are both upfront and quite open about their strong attraction for each other from the beginning making this a refreshingly adult situation.
There is no coyness in Juliet's part, on the contrary she's a highly sensual woman and Richard wants her more every day. It takes a while for their actual relationship to take off though and the romance develops slowly. If or when misunderstandings do crop up this couple deals with them by talking and working out the issues one at a time, even as they disagree.
Richard's past is explored this way as intimacy takes the place of sex between them. Julia is the first to recognize the change in their relationship, and Richard is the one who fights it. Fortunately she's relentless in her understanding and in the loving way she handles the situations. The Christmas holidays are grandly represented in this story. As I was reading all the beautiful scenes describing a traditional English Christmas in the countryside, I was reminded of Mary Balogh's holiday stories and well These scenes convey the heartwarming traditional holiday season atmosphere and tell the story of a loving family in the making.
The secondary characters blend in with this story to help it along with the children, especially the two boys, making a real impact. It has everything from a really sexy couple that steam up the sheets, to three wonderful children who add to the story with pranks that provide some really fun moments as well as some emotional ones, and a wonderful representation of the holiday season.
Juliet est une veuve avec trois enfants: Mais elle veut retrouver un foyer, une union, une famille. Les enfants aussi sont attachants. Nov 15, Kelsey rated it really liked it Shelves: Juliet Wentworth had it all; a loving husband and a house that was to become their dream house. Richard Harper is trying to make it in London.
It has been a tough go since leaving the Colonies and Richard is finding the English to be less than hospitable sin Juliet Wentworth had it all; a loving husband and a house that was to become their dream house. It has been a tough go since leaving the Colonies and Richard is finding the English to be less than hospitable since moving three years ago.
His ideas have been met with skepticism and resistance. But now things have change.
He has elevated himself in society and now to get that final accreditation he needs to own a country estate. This leads him to Highgrove Manor and Richard meets the headstrong Juliet who is unwilling to let him buy the estate unless he marries her.
This is truly a heartwarming Christmas story. Richard thinking that he will just treat the marriage as a business adventure gets thrown head first into emotions that he at first wants to deny but then opens his heart to Juliet and her three kids. He has to overcome his fear and after confiding into Juliet he knows that he can trust her. Juliet too grows and knows that she must tread carefully around Richard at first but knows that eventually he will come around.
Not much in way of conflict. Once Juliet marries Richard it seems her brother-in-law just disappears.
The tension comes just between Juliet and Richard and their journey to find love with each other. A great romantic read with a happy ending. Dans ce roman, tout respire la joie et la bonne humeur! Ses personnages sont attachants, complexes, profonds. Jan 05, AnnMarie rated it liked it Shelves: I liked this story a lot. I love romantic period pieces. The title though really had nothing to do with the story but then again, it was the title that caught my eye initially. Richard, an American self made business man is in London and decides he needs a country estate. The estate he wants, and he always gets what he wants, belongs to Juliet, a widow with 3 children.
Juliet is only looking to rent the estate to support herself and her 3 children. What starts out as a need for independence turns I liked this story a lot. What starts out as a need for independence turns in to a marriage of convenience. Juliet agrees to marry Richard to escape her brother in law and his tyrannical rule over her family. Fire is the response to fear from the God who does not change Malachi 3: Fear, then, is the result of a lack of faith, not believing in God's power and especially His love and willingness to act on our behalf.
The fearful are that way because they lack faith. Christ reveals this connection in Mark 4: How is it that you have no faith? When Christ saw fear, His immediate response was to question that person's faith. Fear is a very human reaction. As Christ indicates, how we respond depends on our degree of faith. When faith is weak or non-existent, fear becomes the controlling factor rather than faith. We begin to live by sight and not by faith II Corinthians 5: So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief" Hebrews 3: Our rest is God's Kingdom.
Just as a lack of faith—unbelief—barred ancient Israel from entering their rest, a lack of faith can bar us from entering ours, keeping us out of the Family of God. Without faith, it is impossible to please God Hebrews We are seeing that sin is not the result of weakness as we normally think of it, as in we are "weak in the flesh. When looked at closely, the root of sin is "unbelief," as Israel's example illustrates. Unbelief—a lack of faith—causes and leads to producing sin in our lives, pointing to our real foundational weakness: This is Paul's message in Romans Using another of Peter's failures, we can see both the cause and the effects of uncontrolled fear:.
Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It is a ghost! But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!
We see that doubt causes fear, but we also see a hint of how we can combat that fear and get it under control. As long as Peter kept his focus on Christ, he could do the impossible, but once he began walking by sight, fear gripped him. Under its control, he was no longer able to do the impossible. Even though fear is a natural human emotion, do we control it or does it control us see Genesis 4: The author conjures up a picture of an enemy ready to pounce, advising us that we always need to be at the ready for its attack. We must face it and overcome it.
This verse is not talking about the normal unbelief and its fruit of fear that all people have, for fearfulness is a common human condition. As our Creator, God understands that doubts will creep in now and again. Rather, it speaks of a heart controlled by doubt, by unbelief, leading to fear that can cause us to cut and run from the living God.
That kind of heart will drag a person down just as Peter's doubt dragged him down into the waters of Galilee. The central peril of unbelief is that it breaks the trust that is the basis of our relationship with God. We can see how this worked in Satan. God created him perfect Ezekiel This doubt about God's love led to the fear that he would not get what he deserved. That fear, born of his unbelief and doubt, led to his rebellion and the most glaring example yet of departing from the living God.
Does God have our best interests at heart?
The only question is do we believe it with every fiber of our beings? Why should we not fear? I have heard their groaning and have come down to deliver them. Now come, I will send you back to Egypt. They went around in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, oppressed, and mistreated. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers.
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Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible. Treasury of Scripture Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Choosing.