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Impulse
Impulse
Author: Candace Camp
ISBN-13: 9781551662640
ISBN-10: 1551662647
Publication Date: 2/1/1997
Pages: 401
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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Long ago, Angela Stanhope loved Cam Monroe, her family's young groom, but like many young lovers, they are cruelly torn apart when Angela is forced to marry to satisfy her family's greed. Cam vows revenge.

To save Cam, Angela entered into a brutal marriage and after suffering abuse one time too many, she flees her husband and obtains a divorce.

Cam knows nothing of Angela's situation. These many long years Cam has been in America, making his fortune and awaiting the moment he can control the Stanhope family and claim Angela as his own. That time is now.

Wary of all men, Angela is not prepared for Cam's return or the slow blossoming of her once powerful desire for him. Cam must learn to court the recalcitrant Angela, and woo her he does, but when strange accidents begin happening and Cam is nearly killed, Angela and the Stanhopes become prime suspects.

The regeneration of passion, Angela's ability to both come to grips with her past abuse and find strength in her newfound love, and Cam's gentleness and sensitivity all blend together to enable the newlyweds to unmask the villain and uncover the shocking truth of Cam's heritage.

Candace Camp is renowned as a storyteller who touches the heart of her readers time and again. Though the plot is traditional and there are few surprises, Ms. Camp brings her own freshness, glowing warmth and compassion to the story and a large portion of poignancy and tenderness.
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Torn from the arms of the woman he loved and cast into the night by her highborn family, Cam Monroe vowed revenge on those who wronged him.

Fifteen years later, after amassing a small fortune of his own, Cam returns to England with but one ambition. Now the power is his, power to ruin the Stanhope family if they refuse his demands. And what he demands is simple: that Angela Stanhope be his wife.

Then the mysterious "accidents" begin. Are the Stanhopes trying once again to remove him from their lives? Or is it someone from Cam's past, someone desperate enough to kill to prevent him from uncovering a shocking lie?
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Great story so well written. Predictable ending but loved every page.
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This is a very good story of a man who comes back to claim the woman who he thinks betrayed their love, after thirteen years apart. There's also a good plot device in that the hero was once a servant to the English noble family the heroine belongs to. It turns out that Cam, the hero, has to help Angela, the heroine, regain her sense of self and confidence, not to mention sexual pleasure, following the horrific marriage she was forced into after Cam was turned off her grandfather's estate.

The mystery element which crops up about halfway through the book (who's trying to kill the hero, and the mystery of the hero's parentage) kind of takes away from the strong reunited old lovers/healing romance element. However, it's still a good read.
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Excellent romance and pathos.
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This is a good book.
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This was the first book I read by this author and I really enjoyed the book. I could sympathize with both characters...especially the heroine who had trust issues after enduring an abusive marriage. I thought the writing was well done and the tension build up was great. This will not be the last book I read by this author.
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Torn from the arms of the woman he loved, cast into the night by her highborn family, Cam Monroe vowed revenge on those who had wronged him.
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This story has everything I like -- a revenge-turned-into-love plot; old lovers who reunite; a highborn lady with the lowborn servant as her love... it's all good! Lady Angela and stableboy Cameron are torn apart by her old grandfather's plotting -- she into a horrible marriage, and he to make a fortune in America. When Cam comes back, he takes over Angela's old family estate due to her brother's bad debts. He blackmails Angela into marriage (by now, she's been divorced and was living quietly at the estate). At first all Cam can think of is taking revenge, he had the idea that Angela willingly married, but then the story takes a real twist and the whole scenario changes. Don't want to give away too much, but I guarantee it's a very loving, romantic turn of events.
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Good book
Torn from the arms of the woman he loved, ease into the night by her highborn family, Cam Monroe vowed revenge on those who had wronged him.
Fifteen years later, wealthy and powerful, Cam returns to England. Now the power is his, power to ruin the Stanhope family if they refuse his demands. And what he demands is simple: that Angela Stanhope be his wife.
Then the mysterious "accidents" begin. Are the Stanhopes trying once again to remove him from their family lives? Or is it someone from Cam's past, someone desperated enough to kill to prevent him from uncovering a shocking lie? And how does Angela fit into this puzzle?
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He was torn from the woman he loved by her highborn family, now he vows revenge on those who did him wrong. Now the power is his, power to ruin the Stanhope family. He demands that Angela be his wife. Then mysterious accidents start to happen, is it someone from his past or someone desperate enough to kill him to prevent him from discovering a shocking secret. How does Angela fit into this puzzle.
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Torn from the arms of the woman he loved, cast into the night by her highborn family, Cam Monroe vowed revenge on those who had wronged him.
Fifteen years lager, wealthy & powerful, Cam returns to England. Now the power is his, power to ruin the Stanhope family if they refuse his demands. And what he demands is simple: that Angela Stanhope be his wife.
Then the mysterious "accidents" begin. Are the Stanhopes trying once again to remove him from their lives? Or is it someone from Cam's past, someone desperate enough to kill to prevent him from uncovering a shocking lie? And how does Angela fit into this puzzle?