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New bride at Blackwood Manor?

Having spent her childhood in care, Ashley Jones has no one. She desperately needs her new live-in job as an author’s assistant. But she is filled with trepidation when she arrives at isolated Blackwood Manor and meets the formidable Jack Marchant.

Ashley thinks she is just a drab nobody…but her heart goes out to anguished, tortured Jack. She has no idea what troubles him. But one day a private kiss becomes a passionate affair…an affair that is as secret as it is forbidden…

The Powerful and the Pure When Beauty tames the brooding Beast…

Enjoyable if standard fare.

Rating By R, 01 Dec 2010

This starts brightly but becomes somewhat pedestrian. Jace is a hotch-potch of emotions and Eleanor just a bit too accomodating. I feel Jace could have double-checked his medical condition much earlier. Overall it was an enjoyable read - part of the ending could be said to reflect the reality of life but I found it unsatisfying. 6.5 out of 10.

Nice read

Rating By Jeanette, 28 Mar 2011

This book started off great, but got a bit tiring and a bit sad towards the end.

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