Lady Grace Ryburn, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Ashbrook, has fallen wildly in love with Colin Barry, a dashing young lieutenant serving his country in the Royal Navy. When he returns home to exuberant celebrations, will he even notice the quiet wallflower he grew up with … or will he fall for Grace’s sparkling, gorgeous sister?
I am and always will be a fan of Eloisa’s! I loved The Ugly Duchess and Seduced by a Pirate so to have more is just awesome. This is the story of Grace and Colin. Colin has gone to the sea like his adopted father but war is never the romantic thing we think it should be. Grace has thought Colin was amazing for most of her life but being the “plain” daughter, she has always felt she was watching from the sidelines. When she takes up a correspondence with Colin she begins to believe he is seeing her differently. When he comes home and she watches him fall in love with her sister, Lily; she begins to realize she was a fool. I can’t wait for the next one!
EXCERPT FROM AMAZON:
With This Kiss: Part Two
Lady Grace Ryburn has accepted another man’s proposal after the love of her life, Lieutenant Colin Barry, asked for her own sister’s hand in marriage.
But when Colin returns home from the wars, injured in body and spirit, will she be able to turn her back and marry another? Or will she throw away every rule her mother taught her and try to seduce a man who has shown no interest in her kisses?
I love a mother that has a spark of naughty to her! When the Duchess agrees to help Grace break her engagement and compromise Colin, I have to admit that I developed a crush! This is the type of mom I want to be! The type that will do whatever it takes to make their childrens happiness come to pass.
As I read the pain that Grace feels when talking with Colin in the parlor, I feel for her. It is never easy to believe that you rate second best, especially when you love someone as much as she loves Colin. I am loving this story!
EXCERPT FROM AMAZON:
With This Kiss: Part Three
Lieutenant Colin Barry returns from the wars injured in body and spirit, knowing that he has no right to steal Grace from the arms of her fiancé. Yet the same warrior’s spirit that won so many battles at sea is prompting him to throw propriety to the winds, imitate his pirate father, and simply take what he most desires!
I love how this story ended but I would like to know what happened with Lily! Eloisa always knows how to leave me hungering for more! Colin realizes that he has been saved in everyway by Grace. The fear leaves his soul when he is with her and there is not a price that can be placed on that. Thank you, Eloisa; for another amazing story!