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Summary A Reluctant Betrothal The Grantham Girls #3

A Reluctant Betrothal The Grantham Girls #3

D and penniless daughter of a disgraced viscount; that her lips taste incomparably sweet There is no way he is going to allow this marriage to take placeYet the time Julian and Grace are forced to spend in each other’s company the irresistible their desire grows and the devastating the potential conseuencesBook three of the Grantham Girls seriesThis book is approximately 85000 words. A Relcutant Betrothal is the third book in the Grantham Girls series by Amanda Weaver You don t need to have read the first two books in order to understand and enjoy this one I have read them though and it was nice to see some of the characters from those books mentioned in this oneThis is the story of Grace Godwyn She is the orphaned daughter of a Viscount but as her father gambled away everything they had before he died she is left penniless Despite having attended Grantham s finishing school and having had two seasons in London she hasn t managed to find a husband She ends up in France as a guest of a Duchess which pretty much means an unpaid companion One evening during a ball Grace annoyed by the woman s leering grandson escapes outside where other frivolities are happening It s there that she first meets Julian St John Lord Knighton Circumstances lead up to her being rescued by him in a dark lane outside and not knowing who he is and visa versa an immediate attraction occurs and they end up sharing a very sexy kiss Realising that he shouldn t be being intimate with Grace Julian ends the kiss and makes sure that Grace makes it safely back into the hotelJulian is in Paris to finish up taking care of his father s affairs after the man died He disgraced the family name and lived with a lover practically as soon as Julian his heir was born Julian s mother is still alive but she s lost her vitality since her husband left her Julian wants to be everything his father wasn t and he wants to make the Knighton name one that is respected not one that has been ruined by the things his father has done It was completely out of character for Julian to be kissing strange women in the street and it scared him He has to be all that is right and proper again everything that his father wasn tAfter that one meeting in France Julian goes back to London Grace has gone back there as well Lady Grantham her friend persuaded her to go back for one last attempt at finding a wealthy husband to look after her Two of her married friends from the previous books want to help her and knowing it s her last chance before she ends up having to take up a position of paid employment Grace agrees It isn t long before she finds a man that will make her a good husband He s well off and women don t seem to want to wed him purely because he lacks some social niceties He s a friendly nice man though and it isn t long before he starts courting Grace Everything points to him proposing to her So you can imagine her shock when he introduces her to his best friend Julian St John Thanks to some gossip in France Julian thinks that Grace is a loose woman who only wants to trap his friend into marriage He is determined to split the couple up and lets Grace know what he intends to do She doesn t understand why he is so against her surely it can t be because of that shared kiss She finds out that he is pretty much betrothed himself so he is as bad as she is for kissing a stranger in FranceSo what happens next Does Rupert find out about Grace will her one chance of marriage and being safe again get ruined by Julian The time that Julian spends with Grace the both of them find it difficult to fight their attraction to each other Julian hates himself for it because he realises that Rupert really does think highly of Grace and wants to marry her Even as he learns about Grace and realises how wrong he had it about her he could still never come between her and his best friendThe will they won t they aspect of the relationship between our hero and heroine was a definite hook to keep reading the book As a reader you get to see between the lines and know that they are meant to be together and yet the story keeps us thinking that the wrong marriage is going to happen Perhaps Grace will marry Rupert maybe she can be with Julian on the side Although how could he live with that knowing what his mother went through in the same situation Can love defy the odds It certainly doesn t seem like it but you never knowI was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

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From the seaside villas of France to the sumptuous drawing rooms of London’s Victorian aristocracy comes a tale of star crossed lovers desperate to escape their irresistible and terribly inconvenient passionWhen Grace Godwyn is introduced to her soon to be fiancé’s closest friend she can hardly keep from fainting The man whose angry gaze confronts her is none other than the hands. A perfectly comfortable regency kind of read one would expect This is my first Amanda Weaver book And I have read uite a few glowing reviews about her previous works I suppose I am a harsher reader I am not just looking for a well told story I want to live and love experience regrets and struggles I want much from my stories than a comfortable nice historical romance I want to be swept off my feet I wasn t swept off my feet by Julian and GraceThe writing is very promising though Had the book packed of a punch I would have really liked the book Grace was an orphan a viscount s daughter down on her luck Her only option was to marry well Her friends from school both were happily married and now imagine how poor Gracie was feeling Julian entered the scene sharing one hot kiss with Grace in a dark alley not knowing each other s identity They met later and Julian became an expert on what kind of a woman Grace was and why his friend and Grace would not suit I found it extremely odd that Julian was so analytical about what would make a marriage work Yeah he had his parents unfortunate example to learn from Still I thought Julian s interest in what would make a marriage work unnatural But that s just me Grace seemed too desperate and too much of an opportunist for me I never like the plot of poor girl has to marry well to save herself from becoming a mistress It just smells too opportunistic for my romantic heart I can live with a marriage of convenience But a girl hunting for a husband that is just bad form in my book I am certain it doesn t seem that way to others And each to his own I have no issues if others find it enticing Since this is my review Grace is unfortunately subject to my standards I don t like a girl with a single mind hunting for a husband Too scheming and too calculating What makes it worse is that she was picky too Now beggars can t be choosers I like a practical mind not a desperate calculating mind Grace was desperate But no no no not anyone would do because she was a viscount s daughter Julian was no peach either He thought low of Grace based on lies from someone he didn t even respect Now that s not very wise of you my lordship Aren t we being a tad too judgmental Then Julian s obsession with Grace I don t get it The attraction didn t convince me I was rolling my eyes and flipping through the pages hoping to find a less clich d paragraph This book seemed unremarkable to me But I did think the writing was nice If one was in the mind for a comfortable simple uncomplicated regency or the likes I didn t spend time on determining the time period read this is a good readI received an ARC of this book from the publisher on NetGalley

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Ome stranger who came to her aid in a dark French alleyway The stranger with whom she’d shared a moment of reckless passion And now with a single word he could destroy her one chance for securityJulian St John Lord Knighton owes his friend too much to allow him to fall into the clutches of a craven fortune hunter He knows all he needs to know of Grace Godwyn that she’s the orphane. 35 Not as good as the first 2 in the series Grace is the only offspring of a disgraced now deceased viscount Utterly alone in the world and not a cent to her name she relies on the matchmaking ability of her instructor and friend and the borrowed clothes of another friend to make a comfortable match and secure her future Julian Lord Knighton shared a stolen kiss with Grace on a magical night in France where both momentarily escaped from their usual worries by losing themselves in the romance of the moment He was later disappointed to hear from an acuaintance that Grace is not just poor and desperate but not uite so chaste either So when Julian learns that Grace is forming an attachment to his good but gullible friend he rushes to the scene intent on exposing her as the scheming non virtuous person he believes her to be Only things are not so black and white and when he realises he has been wrong about her she is promised to his friend and he risks dishonouring them both by pursuing her love My main issue is the main characters than flirting with immorality by stealing passionate encounters albeit against their better judgement while she allows herself willingly to be courted and affianced to his friend The whole situation was uncomfortable and then it all just got resolved too neatly for me such that everyone ends up happy and with the one they love

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  • A Reluctant Betrothal The Grantham Girls #3
  • Amanda Weaver
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  • 15 August 2017
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About the Author: Amanda Weaver

Amanda has loved romance since she read that very first Kathleen E Woodiwiss novel at fifteen After a long detour into a career as a costume designer in theatre she’s found her way back to romance this time as a writer A native Floridian Amanda transplanted to New York City many years ago and now considers Brooklyn home along with her husband daughter two cats and nowhere near enough spa



10 thoughts on “A Reluctant Betrothal The Grantham Girls #3

  1. says:

    45 starsIt's a well known fact that I absolutely love The Grantham Girls and Amanda's writing so it's not a surprise that I immensely

  2. says:

    A perfectly comfortable regency kind of? read one would expect This is my first Amanda Weaver book And I have read uite a few glowing reviews about her previous works I suppose I am a harsher reader I am not just looking for a well told story I want to live and love experience regrets and struggles I want much from my stories than a comfortable nice historical romance I want to be swept off my feet I wasn't swept off my feet by J

  3. says:

    I've given this a B at AARUnlike the heroines of the other books in Amanda Weaver’s Grantham Girls series the heroine of A Reluctant

  4. says:

    I'm sorry to see this series end unless maybe we can get a novella on Genevieve's surprise in the epilogue? please? I've loved each bookJulian and Grace didn't work for me as much here I spent a lot of the beginning massivel

  5. says:

    A Reluctant Betrothal is my favorite in the Grantham Girls series I enjoyed the first two books but thought they were missing a certain 'something' I don't know what that something is but A Reluctant Betrothal has it All the promise of the first 2 books is realized in this oneGrace Godwyn penniless orphan of a dead viscount is run

  6. says:

    35 Not as good as the first 2 in the series Grace is the only offspring of a disgraced now deceased viscount Utterly alone in the world and not a cent to her name she relies on the matchmaking ability of her instructor and friend and the borrowed clothes of another friend to make a comfortable match and secure her future J

  7. says:

    A Relcutant Betrothal is the third book in the 'Grantham Girls' series by Amanda Weaver You don't need to have read the first two bo

  8. says:

    Historical romances are so much fun to readit's hard to imagine so many restrictions and recriminations on love an

  9. says:

    I received this ARC courtesy of Netgallery in exchange for an honest review45 starsAbsolutely beautiful writing from Amanda Weaver This book is about Grace who had always been described as the impoverished friend

  10. says:

    As much as I enjoyed the first and second books in this series this third book wasn't uite as good I feel like it was just a series

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