Lady Folbroke's Delicious Deception eBook Ð Lady

Lady Folbroke's Delicious Deception eBook Ð Lady
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Lady Folbroke's Delicious Deception
  • Christine Merrill
  • English
  • 24 December 2019
  • 0263882438

Lady Folbroke's Delicious Deception[BOOKS] ✯ Lady Folbroke's Delicious Deception ✴ Christine Merrill – Essayreview.co.uk Emily Longesley married the love of her life and hoped that he would learn to love her Instead, he upped and left their country estate for London Suffering the snub with dignity, three years on Emily Emily Longesley married the love of her life and hoped that he would learn to love her Instead, he upped and left their country estate for London Suffering the snub with dignity, three years on Emily has had enough Confronting her errant husband, Emily sees that Adrian, Earl of Folbroke, has been robbed of his sight and doesn t know her at all Emily longs for her husband Lady Folbroke's Kindle - s touch If she plays his mistress by delicious deception, can he finally learn to love his wife.


About the Author: Christine Merrill

Christine Merrill has wanted to be an author for as long as she can remember But one thing stood in her way touch typingSix weeks spent on an IBM Selectric in her Sopho year of high school proved that she would never be able to produce one readable page of manuscript, much less several hundredTwenty years passed, and she found ways to pass the time marrying her high Lady Folbroke's Kindle - school sweetheart having two sons and taking an assortment of jobs in professional theater costume shops, including a miserable year and a half spent styling wigs for a certain hamburger selling clown who shall remain nameless, since I don t want to incur the wrath of a major American corporation and a couple of weeks working on a TV movie with one of the sexiest men alive whose name I m happy to drop Mark HarmonDuring that time, someone invented word processing, and a reliable spell checkerChristine returned to her childhood dream, only to discover that there wasto the whole writing thing than accurate typing The next years were spent learning to tell stories that people might want to read, and trying to find someone who wanted to buy them Her chance came when she won the RWA s Golden Heart Competition for unpublished manuscripts The winning story, soon to be known as THE INCONVENIENT DUCHESS, was bought by the contest judges, the delightful editors at Mills Boon, in Richmond, SurreyChristine is now busy writing her fifth book, and isthan slightly jealous that her manuscripts get to visit England, while she stays home in Wisconsin.


10 thoughts on “Lady Folbroke's Delicious Deception

  1. says:

    Solid 4 for being surprisingly, so good Despite the thoughtless abandonment and cheating by the H, this book and characters stand out because they behave and talk like adults No, seriously and strangely it s the first time ever I had that thought about the main characters of a book Full review later on.

  2. says:

    OK reresding this and had to give it another star as I still like it so much despite his cowardly cheating ways so 4 Emily and Adrian Essentially the H is a cheater There s just no if and or buts about it Emily marries Adrian, whom she s loved for years He up and disappears in London for no reason leaving her behind A snake in the grass cousin is becomingandof a bully and she longs for children, so 3 years later, she goes to London to demand his help When she OK reresding this and had to give it another star as I still like it so much despite his cowardly cheating ways so 4 Emily and Adrian Essentially the H is a cheater There s just no if and or buts about it Emily marries Adrian, whom she s loved for years He up and disappears in London for no reason leaving her behind A snake in the grass cousin is becomingandof a bully and she longs for children, so 3 years later, she goes to London to demand his help When she finds him, she realizes that he is almost entirely blind and turned himself into a drunken wastrel She figures that to get him to love her, she will pretend to be a stranger and become his mistress.Adrian, begins to have feelings for her but he still has feelings for his wife You can see how his morals are in question He leaves his wife because he is too vain and full of pride to let her know about his illness But he still sleeps with the occasional courtesan after leaving her behind SO even though he does redeem himself in the end, it just kinda stuck in my craw The story isn t so simple and the affair between him and his mistress wife leads to some erroneous conclusions that lead him to realize how selfish he has been It really could ve used an epilogue

  3. says:

    I feel like I shouldn t have liked this book as much as I did After all, there were plenty of things that were really kind of wrong with it The whole using Adrian s blindness thing was really kind of shitty, and I m not sure that, after all was said and done, it should have been excused the way it was Yes, he neglected her for three years and kept his blindness a secret from her But two wrongs don t make a right, you know Also, the virgin to her own pleasures sex Hurl And he actually sa I feel like I shouldn t have liked this book as much as I did After all, there were plenty of things that were really kind of wrong with it The whole using Adrian s blindness thing was really kind of shitty, and I m not sure that, after all was said and done, it should have been excused the way it was Yes, he neglected her for three years and kept his blindness a secret from her But two wrongs don t make a right, you know Also, the virgin to her own pleasures sex Hurl And he actually said he would make her submit to him with pleasure I had to forcibly set that one aside and excuse it as being probably pretty fairly accurate for this relationship s situation, as well as the ignorance of the times The biggest crime of the story, however, was that I just didn t quite believe that they had really loved each other originally, before all the separation and crap I mean, maybe I missed a chapter where we were shown how Adrian had secretly lusted after his friend s sister but it was indecent and he was ashamed and she was just a shy, innocent young thing so he couldn t touch her, blah blah blah Instead, his unrequited love for his wife, whom he voluntarily abandoned, just kind of got dropped in there towards the end Convenient yet not quite believable.And yet, despite its flaws, I did enjoy it A lot Even though I think maybe I shouldn t have I mean, maybe it s hormones again, but I totally got a little teary about Emily s insecurities and feelings of abandonment So, yeah between how much I did enjoy it and how much I think maybe I shouldn t have, it gets a solid 3 stars

  4. says:

    This was a tough book to rate I wanted to take it as a brainless and even whimsical storyLady Emily hasn t seen her husband in three years and when she finds him to try to talk him into getting her pregnant, only to discover that he s gone blind and doesn t recognize her Here s what I finally realized the problem was It s hard to take a story as simple and brainless when it deals with serious and complex issues, then treats them very lightly This book was just too easy It was too easy th This was a tough book to rate I wanted to take it as a brainless and even whimsical storyLady Emily hasn t seen her husband in three years and when she finds him to try to talk him into getting her pregnant, only to discover that he s gone blind and doesn t recognize her Here s what I finally realized the problem was It s hard to take a story as simple and brainless when it deals with serious and complex issues, then treats them very lightly This book was just too easy It was too easy that Adrian didn t recognize his wife, too convenient It was even unbelievable And then a week with his mistress actually his wife was enough to convince him his life was worth living after all, and that he can get along as a blind man Then when he learned the truth that his mistress and his wife were the same woman, it was again, far too easy

  5. says:

    Lady Emily Longesley married the man she had loved all her life, Adrian, and hoped for a happy marriage Only several days after they were married, however, he removed to London, and she hasn t seen him in the three years since.Discontent with the state of her marriage, Emily goes to London to meet with her errant husband, and bring some kind of resolution to her situation When she arrives, though, she finds that he is blind, and does not know her voice So, she schemes to hide her identity, an Lady Emily Longesley married the man she had loved all her life, Adrian, and hoped for a happy marriage Only several days after they were married, however, he removed to London, and she hasn t seen him in the three years since.Discontent with the state of her marriage, Emily goes to London to meet with her errant husband, and bring some kind of resolution to her situation When she arrives, though, she finds that he is blind, and does not know her voice So, she schemes to hide her identity, and trick her husband into falling for her, while he believes that he has found an irresistible mistress Lady Folbroke s Delicious Deception by Christine Merrill is a regency romance, heavy on sensuality and light on plot.Not being a regular reader of romance, I was a little shocked at the bluntness of it scarcely thirty pages in, Merrill casually writes that Adrian sagged against Emily so that he could suck and bite at the tops of her breastsas though he could not wait a moment longer to bare them, and take the nipples between his lips This sets the tone for the whole book, which is a series of such scenes, interspersed with some development of the characters or the plot.The character development is, until the end, fairly good Emily is swept up in her scheme and Adrian, all unknowing, falls for it completely, in a very believable progression There is perhaps an anachronistic degree of modern sensibilities toward the treatment of the blind, but that is easily forgiven Sadly, Adrian s realization or, perhaps, revelation that he loves Emily, who he does not realize is the same woman as his new mistress, is not so believable If we are to judge the man by his actions, he has given little indication of such feelings, and we have not been sufficiently privy to his thoughts to learn of his feelings in that way.The plot is very thin the summary I gave earlier is essentially complete, save for a few events and minor details Emily masquerades as a nameless married woman, seeking to have an affair with Adrian since her own husband is inattentive The bulk of the remaining events are either the two of them meeting or arranging to meet It is not a plot worthy of either the characters it contains or the three hundred pages that contain it.Despite the weakness of its plot, Lady Folbroke s Delicious Deception is a fairly entertaining read It seems that the Kindle edition is only available outside the United States, so the rest of us will have to get the paperback edition, instead Read it if the premise interests you, but otherwise, give it a miss Disclosure This review is based on a copy acquired free in a promotional giveaway.

  6. says:

    I really liked this book When Emily came to London to finally confront her husband about his neglect, she did not expect to find him blind and doing his best to kill himself He didn t recognize her when she found him in the tavern, so she decided to take advantage of that and become his mistress in an attempt to make him fall in love with her She also couldn t stand to see him in such a hopeless condition and decided to use her position to show him that he could still have a good life At the I really liked this book When Emily came to London to finally confront her husband about his neglect, she did not expect to find him blind and doing his best to kill himself He didn t recognize her when she found him in the tavern, so she decided to take advantage of that and become his mistress in an attempt to make him fall in love with her She also couldn t stand to see him in such a hopeless condition and decided to use her position to show him that he could still have a good life At the same time, Adrian had spent the last couple years avoiding everyone and drinking to dull the pain of losing his independence When Emily rescued him, she bullied him into making changes in his lifestyle, and he began to see that perhaps his life wasn t ending after all He also began to realize that he still loved his wife, and what he had done to her by abandoning her I loved seeing her efforts and the way they paid off, even though I could see where it was going to cause problems when the deception ended The confrontation brought me to tears, but the ending was worth it I m looking forward to the next one in the series

  7. says:

    I enjoyed this book very much, in part due to engaging characters The author does a fine job of describing life as a man of very limited sight would experience it In addition, the social constraints on both men and women are very evident in this plot, showing that even though Emily is a very bright and capable manager of the estate, her position remains dependent on her husband s status A sign of the times, but irritating nonetheless, is the fact Adrian can visit prostitutes with no loss of s I enjoyed this book very much, in part due to engaging characters The author does a fine job of describing life as a man of very limited sight would experience it In addition, the social constraints on both men and women are very evident in this plot, showing that even though Emily is a very bright and capable manager of the estate, her position remains dependent on her husband s status A sign of the times, but irritating nonetheless, is the fact Adrian can visit prostitutes with no loss of status, but his wife can t take a lover of her own class without scandal Of course they get past his infidelities in the course of the story, but he s very lucky she took him back

  8. says:

    This creative romance gives the reader a different twist by having the couple married Emily loves her estranged husband and wants to have him back in her life Unfortunately to do this she pretends that she is someone else While she is pretending to be her husbands mistress, she falls in love again with the love of her life But will have have her back in his life Are things really what she thought they were when he left her

  9. says:

    Is it just me, or has Harlequin Historical kicked up the heat notch a bit I m not complaining, in fact, the extra sizzle I have been reading lately really adds to the stories As it does here I enjoyed Christine s Merrill s book Yes, the heroine snares the hero in a deception , but it works Also loved Folbroke with his failing vision Well crafted with believable emotions and love scenes, I heartily recommend this story, and book 2 in this series

  10. says:

    I thought this was a thoroughly lovely story yes, some of the plot did ask the reader to suspend disbelief but isn t that what we expect of all novels I thought it was well written, an unusual storyline, but made believable by the characters drawn by the author.

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