Love this book! Just finished reading it for the 2nd time. Believable, likeable characters. Captivating story from beginning to end.
Best book I've read in a long time. Laughed & cried. Loved it.
Didn't care for it overall. Ian is supposed to be attracted to Elizabeth's intellect and well as her beauty; from her behavior most of the time, I found her intellect to be non-existent.
I love Judith McNaught novels and this was no exception. Great story, great characters...I did not want the book to end!
This is a wonderful story of lust, lies, heartbreak and finding each other all over again. I loved this book and reread it quite often
Great romance by this author. It has humor but keep the tissues handy.
I have officially found my favorite book. Love the characters. Unexpected twists in the story. I'll be reading this book more than once for sure.
Ian Thornton is a handsome man and can be dangerous to a young lady's reputation. Elizabeth is dared to get closer to him by some friends but is unaware that she is the target of their malicious jealousy. As she is scorned by society she ends up in debt and her brother goes missing. Ultimately she is forced to marry in order to save the home she loves. There are MANY ups and downs during their relationship. Some I felt were insurmountable and I felt would definitely be deal breakers in a real relationship. However, Judith McNaught definitely pulls it off and it was another great romance!
Love this series Jason's story is awesome the flow of the story line was great.
Strong emotions in this book. I really like that. A great read
I loved this book, who doesn't love the story of 2 star crossed lovers who can't get on the same page at the same time? Ian and Elizabeth to me is the best love story I have read. I have read about 5 McNaught books and this one is a reread real soon. You want to just love orphaned Elizabeth immediately and get on her side to give Ian a lesson. I loved Jordan and Alex in the book and can't wait to read again.
The usual Judith McNaught...you can always count on her for a wonderful Sunday lost between the pages of a faraway land of romance, magic and fantasy. This book, as are most of hers, is hard to put down, once you have started it.
Judith McNaught knows how to write a romance novel.
The Countess of Havenhurst possessed a rare gentleness and fierce courage to match her exquisite beauty. But her reputation is shattered when she is discovered in the arms of Ian Thornton, a notorious gambler and social outcast.
A dangerously handsome man of secret wealth and mysterious lineage, his voyage to Elizabeth's heart is fraught with intrigue, scandal and a venomous revenge.
Destined for each other, yet wary of each other's motives, Elizabeth and Ian engage in a dance of suspicion and passion that tests the very soul of their star-crossed love. As a twisting path of secrets takes them from London's drawing rooms to the mysterious Scottish Highlands, Elizabeth must learn the truth: is Ian merely a ruthless fortune hunter at heart?
A classic Judith McNaught book. I have multiple copies of it because it's such a great book. She's clever in the banter of her characters. You can feel the emotions that they are feeling because of the clarity and depth of the writing. A must read for romance readers.
Very good book! I could not put it down.
Must read for all Judith McNaught fans
I loved it! Read it in one day--of course nothing ELSE got done!
I wasn't that excited to read this (what can I say... I base the books on their covers, and this one is pretty boring!), but as soon as I started reading it I was hooked! It's such an amazing book, and the ending is really great! This copy has some loose pages, but none are missing and it wasn't enough to impede my reading.
from London to Scotland...destiny calls....
Loved this book. I am one of Judith McNaught's biggest fans. Her books always have such interesting characters and are well-written. I always finish her books within days of getting them.
historical romance set in England/Scotland
No beauty in England could outshine Elizabeth Cameron, Countess of Havenhurst. But beneath her exquisite emerald eyes and cloud of golden hair lived a girl of rare gentleness, pride and splendid, even ferocious, courage. In Ian Thornton's powerful embrace, Elizabeth felt the first stirrings of a passion that blazed through her senses, never to be denied.
An absolutely fabulous love story!
This is a story about a Scottish man, Ian Thornton, who ignored gossip and the ton's idea of right and wrong who fell in love with an innocent girl, Lady Cameron, at a country house party. They were manipulated by a jealous friend of Lady Cameron's and she was compromised, thus shunned by the ton. Two years later they are forced back together and they made amends eventually and married. As good stories go, they become separated due to events that took place at the time of her fall from grace at the house party 2 yrs previous and because of Ian's Scottish temper. Meantime he accepts his title denied his father by his father, he's arrested for wife's and brother-in-laws murders, Lady Cameron disappears. In the end they are together but I'll leave that for you to read about. Was a good story if you like strong willed, arrogant men and strong willed, determined ladies. A good read. I'm not good at summarizing stories and I don't like to tell the story so I hope I have told you enough to captivate your interest enough to read the book.
I just discovered Judith McNaught in a previous book, Something Wonderful. Also a good story. Hope this helps.
Love and Dame Fortune have played havoc with beautiful Elizabeth Cameron. The impoverished orphan has survived a storm of scandal in London...and now her uncle, who holds her estate in trust, commands her to choose among three unlikely suitors....
From the cover: No beauty in ENgland could outshine Elizabeth Cameron, Countess of Havenhurst. But beneath her exquisite emerald eyes and cloud of golden hair lived a girl of rare gentleness, pride and splendid, even ferocious, courage. In Ian Thornton's powerful embrace, Elizabeth felt the first stirrings of a passion that blazed through her senses, never to be denied. Yet for Thorton, a dangerously handsome man of secret wealth and mysterious lineage, the voyage to Elizabeth's heart wasfraught with intrigue, scandal and a venomous jealousy!
[From the back cover] Love and Dame Fortune have played havoc with beautiful Elizabeth Cameron. The impoverished orphan has survived a storm of scandal in London...and now her uncle, who holds her estate in trust, commands her to choose among three unlikely suitors. Only Ian Thornton, a bold, handsome rogue who has made his fortune from exploits on the high seas, captures her fancy. But passion must conquer pride--for he wrongly sees the lady as a frivolous flirt, and she mistakenly disdains him as a fortune hunting gambler. From London's salons to Scotland's highlands, Almost Heaven weaves a lovely spell that will win your heart completely.
No beauty in England could outshine elizabeth Cameron, Countess of Havenhurst. But beneath her exquisite emerald eyes and cloud of golden hair lived a girl of rare gentleness, pride and splendid, even ferocious, courage. In Ian Thornton's powerful embrace Elizabeth felt the first stirrings of a passion that blazed through her senses, never to be denied. Yet for Thornton, a dangerously handsome man of secret wealtha nd mysterious linage the voyage to Elizabeths heart was fraught with intrigue, scandal and a venomous jealousy.
Different cover. Another great book by J. McNaught!