Publication Date: May 31, 2016
Cover Thoughts: Another cover that would capture my attention. I like that I don’t see the face, but I love the colors the gorgeous house in the background, I love it.
A ruthless tycoon
Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better…
A sheltered beauty
Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys’s determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen’s gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys’s enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable… the reward, a lifetime of incomparable bliss. And it all begins with…
Marrying Mr. Winterborne
This started off with such promise that this was going to be another awesome story. It started off so perfect and awesome in the first book but as soon as this book started off I was sorely disappointed.
I’m tempted to rewrite this story because I loved what I saw in the first book and the amount of promise it showed. Instead, it turned into another typical romance and I was disappointed in that.
However, this being a romance I had to expect that certain things would happen. I get that too, I’ve read enough to recognize that fact.
First of all, I found that I enjoyed Rhys and Helen in the previous book more than this one which is now completely focused on them. BOO! There was just so much more that could’ve been different to make this one even better than the first. There were so much more chemistry and potential in the previous book unlike this one where it was more all physical then comes love.
I did however like how the author took Helen. There were some major shockers that I didn’t see coming at all. But when they came I already knew how it was all going to play out which was a bit disappointing because I didn’t enjoy it as much. I did like her character a lot, she is like a silent bulldozer. She’s super strong and isn’t loud about it. You don’t have to be a sword buckling female to be strong, sometimes it’s the quiet strength that is is even more than what we see in today’s female “strong” characters. Which I appreciated.
Overall, it’s a typical romance that had a lot more potential but fell flat for due to the more physical content before the actual solid relationship. There were so many other ways this could’ve been better without that.
Sexual Content: heavy