I never found the hero's actions to be forgivable, and the heroine seemed simple minded (for example, assuming that he was gong to whip her because he owned a whip-- a well-known ringmaster prop). THe setting of a circus was unusual, but ultimately couldn't carry the entire book.
I really loved this book. The plot was quirky, and believable. I would list it on my top 5 favorite books...and I have read a lot. :P I really enjoyed the author's imagination. She definitely let it roam! :) This will be a book you can't put down!
I have to say this is one of the worst books I've ever read. The hero is so emotionally abusive that he should be put into counseling, and the heroine is TSTL (too stupid to live) 'cause she takes it and doesn't explain the "big misunderstanding" that runs through the entire book. Ewww...
This was a beautiful story and I rate it as one of my favorite SEP's because of a great plot! I couldn't put it down. I loved the protagonists and how they came together. The setting was quirky, but worked! I loved it.
When I first started reading this, I thought, "Oh...not another story like this." Virginal woman forced to marry by a father that didn't understand her. I was nicely surprised because the setting was anything but what I expected (but I won't spoil it for you). Susan Elizabeth Phillips is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.
Absolutely adored this book but mostly because of Daisy. I didn't think I would like her but Phillips has a way of making you fall in love with her quirky characters. You also have to suspend a lot of disbelief when it comes to crazy antics of people and there is a very slight supernatural element to it. Yes, it's a dumb book with a flimsy plot but it was so much fun.
I really enjoy this book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, it may be one of her best. Some of the other reviews mentioned abuse or the threat of abuse, but if you actually read the novel you know that the lead female character is only imagining the worst and the lead male character is actually extremely nice. When he is given time that he could actually hurt her, he chooses a non-violent solution. As a whole, it is a slightly different, but enjoyable romance.
Pretty, flighty Daisy Devreaux can either go to jail or marry the mystery man her father has chosen for her. Arranged marriages don't happen in the modern world, so how did the irrepressible Daisy find herself in this fix?
Pretty, flighty Daisy Devereaux can either go to jail or marry the mystery man her father has chosen for her. Arranged marriages don't happen in the modern world, so how did the irrespressible Daisy find herself in this fix?
Alex Markov, as humorless as he is deadly handsome, has no intention of playing the loving bridegroom to a spoiled little featherhead with champgne tastes. He drags Daisy from her uptown life to a broken down traveling circus and sets out to tame her to his ways.
But this man without a soul has met his match in a woman who is nothing but heart. Before long, passionwill send them flying sky high without a safety net...risking it all in search of a love will last forever.