I decided to read when the Marquess Falls By Lorraine Heath because the cover is just absolutely gorgeous and the excerpt that Avon posted before the release was just everything. Bonus points to past me for ordering it January and not remembering.
This book is apparently a prequel to the Viscount and the Vixen which I have not read, but you betcha I am going to now. The Marquess of Marsden falls in love with and marries the bakers Daughter Linnie the book centers around their life together and Death. Oh you read that right.
But Let’s talk about the happier things first this is a friends to lovers book so if you’re into that you really want to read this. George is perfectly sexy and wicked . Linnie is just awesome, she was strong heroine in so many ways I just loved her. The sex was wonderful and little dirty and Linnie herself had a dirty thought that no self respecting virgin of her time should have had . I wanted to high- five her.
Now here it comes. So the Marquess invites her to the Christmas eve party where he and Linnie sneak off to have a little sexy time and just be together, even though at this point they aren’t sure they are going to be together. Linnie ends up telling George that a fortune teller once told her, she didn’t have long to live. Then she went on tell him she saw him with four boys. Fast forward a few years They have perfect marriage full of love and now Linnie is having a baby. Which she doesn’t survive, but the baby does. This broke my heart because I read these for HEA where love conquers all .
Grief stricken George has all the clocks stopped in the house at the time Linnie died and refuses to go into any room of the rooms that reminded him of her, which is basically of them. He even avoids the baby until Linnie appears telling him not to blame the baby or himself that she had a good life. The years pass and Locke grows up to be just as daring as his mother, while George still grieves for his wife, But in a twist of fate George becomes the guardian to three boys who were sons of his friends. Now Linnie’s prophecy has come to pass , and strangely enough this book has a HEA.
But I will warn you this book made me cry dear god I ugly cried for over an hour and even this morning when I was explaining the book to someone I started crying again. I gave this 5 stars and for $1.99 this book is a great way to find a new to you author with out breaking your book budget. Also I have found all companion books and put those on my TBR.
Here is a question I am going to leave you with. What was the last book that had an effect on you? Be it making you ugly cry or making you extremely happy.