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The Mesalliance Free read Ô 4 ↠ [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Mesalliance Author Stella Riley – Reluctantly the Duke of Rockliffe is in the market for a wife His reuirements are simple; a lady who will occupy her position with well bred grace and chaperone his sister Nell – but who will not bo Reluctantly the Duke of RocklN that Rockliffe finds infuriatingly provocative Worse still her relatives are uite deplorable from Cousin Diana a spoiled and ill natured beauty to manipulative and devious Uncle Richard As a prospective bride therefore Adeline is out of the uestion Until that is a bizarre turn of events cause the Duke to change his mind and make what his world will call a mésalliance Once back in London Nell plays fast and loose with the affections of Harry Caversham Rockliffe whilst attempting to woo his elusive bride begins to. I love a good Marriage of Convenience story – and this is a very good Marriage of Convenience story In The Mésalliance we are re introduced the Duke of Rockliffe who previously appeared in a supporting role in The Parfit Knight along with some of the other characters in that story including Dominic Maruess of Amberley and his wife Rosalind Jack Ingram and – of course Broody the irascible parrot I’ve said before that Stella Riley has a real gift for creating wonderfully attractive heroes and she continues that winning streak here It’s not just that her heroes are handsome and aristocratic – they are also highly intelligent possessed of a rapier wit and a degree of charisma that could power a small city; while also being intuitive honourable and loyalTracy Wynstanton Duke of Rockliffe is all of those things He freuently adopts a veneer of world weariness and affectation but no one could ever mistake him for a fop When push comes to shove he’s the man you’d want fighting your corner He encountered Adeline Kendrick eight years before the events of the novel take place when she was just sixteen Since that time however Adeline has been living with her aunt and her absolutely atrocious cousin both of whom treat her as “the poor relation” and has as a result developed a thick skin and an acerbic tongue as a way of both protecting and asserting herself Rockliffe is intrigued by her having an idea that they could deal well together but Adeline realising how easy it would be to fall for him finds her instinct for self protection is hard to set asideThe story is a simple one The hero and heroine are found in a compromising situation and must marry Both are attracted to each other but too wary to express their feelings in case they are not returned and there is a Big Secret in the heroine’s past which threatens to ruin her and which she tries to hide from her husbandOn the surface that’s a fairly common plotline but I have no problem whatsoever with common plotlines as long as the resulting stories have something to offer and that is definitely the case here One of the things I’ve most enjoyed about Stella Riley’s novels is the way she can take a romantic stereotype and add that something “extra” so that it remains fresh I don’t mean that necessarily in terms of the plot – this one is nothing out of the ordinary – but in the way she fashions the narrative and weaves the other characters in and out of it and of their own stories in such a satisfactory way that nothing seems contrived and everything seems to happen just as it should – even the things that make you feel as though your heart’s been ripped out and stomped onAs with her other novels there is a splendidly rounded out supporting cast in the book As well as the characters we have already met we are introduced to Rockliffe’s headstrong younger sister Nell and – briefly – to his disapproving elder one Lucilla There are Adeline’s relatives too – her aunt her beautiful twin cousins one of whom is a shrinking violet the other a total harpy and her unscrupulous uncle to name but a few The Mésalliance is well written the characterisation is excellent and consistent; and although there are no raunchy sex scenes there is romantic tension by the bucket load In that way I suppose it’s very much an “old skool” romance although it completely outclasses most of the others of that ilk I’ve read recently Above all I want to read a well developed central relationship one that I can see progressing through various stages before arriving at a dee

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Scent a mystery and Adeline finds herself confronting a family skeleton which emerges without warning from the closet Intent on averting a scandal and unwilling to burden her husband with the secret complications and misunderstandings inevitably ensue But his Grace of Rockliffe is neither a fool nor a man to be easily defeated and his stylish Duchess no milk and water maid How all their difficulties are resolved and the mésalliance proved to be no such thing is told in this lively sister novel to The Parfit Knigh. The first half was really good but the entire second half was driven by misunderstandings and a lack of communication between the protagonists which is not a trope that I particularly like So though I loved Rockcliffe's character with the exception of his behavior at the end in which he implied he would have sex with his wife with or without her consent angry face this book was only okay for me

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The MesallianceReluctantly the Duke of Rockliffe is in the market for a wife His reuirements are simple a lady who will occupy her position with well bred grace and chaperone his sister Nell – but who will not bore him to distraction He is acuainted with a number of ladies who could fulfill the first two but none who can achieve the last Then whilst accompanying Nell to what he speedily comes to regard as the house party from hell he meets Adeline Kendrick acid tongued and by no means beautiful yet somehow alluring a combinatio. Review written June 11 2016 4 12 Stars Good old fashioned HR uality performed in the most beautiful delicate way imaginedI so very much enjoyed listening to the first audiobook in this series The Parfit Knight 45 stars Visiting the author Stella Riley's home page I actually won the just released new second audiobook The Mésalliance a second in a series but with a new love couple and easily read as a standalone Gosh you can't but be impressedOnce again did I enjoy a fabulous fantastic narrated historical by Mr Alex Wyndham Mesmerized and completely involved in this drama from the first page A strong fact of strength — A sincerely recommended 10 hours audiobook The Mésalliance is a story set in the 1760’s about the 36 years old Tracy Wynstanton the Duke of Rockliffe A life enjoying man who feels it might soon be the right time or maybe by now a needed necessity to find his future bride and wife Especially when he now has his youngest sister to take daily care of as well During a house party at the countryside he and his younger sister meet Adeline Kendric a clever uick witted cousin in the house now 24 Rockliffe remembers since earlier Back then was Adeline just a lovely barefooted teen girl Our hero was a bit enchanted then and even now In young ladies eager work to catch the perfect well born husband happens many strange things Young ladies tends to sometimes be crazy — uickly and suddenly our Rock hero is a married man with a honestly uite damaged sadly unloved young woman Adeleine is not altogether that easy to understand for us or our hero The marital start for these newlyweds are uite tangled the misunderstandings are on a long ueue and everything gets increasingly complicated than needed — Yes this one has a classic Why not start to communicate talk at once storyline This isn't the usually nicely lighthearted pinkish charming and steamy hot historical romance we so often read Just take a look at this book cover No bare broad breasted sweaty hunk men to discover anywhere Nevertheless both sweet and very romantic The Mésalliance and Stella Riley's writing style is for me delicious delicate This story is filled with nearly broken souls grieving uestioning hearts and all in all is it pretty angsty I felt that intense romantic now or never feeling and loved this grandly dramatically touch The Mésalliance makes me start to think of old fashioned comedy theater but in book form Or even those lovely old classics written nearly hundred Heyer or even over two hundred Austen years ago I love witty dialogues with a lot of double meanings to reflect on Very cleverly written here mostly I enjoy big character casts as here I like oddly wacky often hilarious funny but also endearing lovely charming second characters All of Riley's true gentlemen —future heroes and preferred husbands— are also so perfect interesting Yum Steam and smex There is an intense steamy feeling but you are mostly tempted teased and you must be very patient I love to wait only I can be sure to get that smashing sweet kiss and there in the end Big applause to the breathtaking end I was smashed Audiobook edition and the narratorAbsloutely the highest A 5 class so very fantastic good Not a tiniest complain from me Breathtakingly touching in parts grandly romantic Back on my feet been smashed and already longing for next experience with the FABULOUS Riley Wyndham combo Give me please I LIKE tremendously much# A buddyread listening with Sofia I know I wasn't the funniest BR friend this time I just couldn't stop and didn't take my time to book talk