Mary Balogh scores again with the story of a twosome with compelling reasons to enter into a marriage of convenience and their ensuing struggle to keep their promises to part and never enter each other's lives again. I loved it!
This is # 2 of the Bedwyn series of books. I really enjoyed it and have read them all so far! The Bedwyns are a family of 6 brothers and sisters. They are romance novels detailing the adventures of these brothers and sisters in finding their mates. Great books!
Take one promise to a dying man, one honor bound Colonel, and one stubborn lady andyou get Slightly Married. A tale of two people who marry to protect those in their care and to honor a promise only to find they've fallen in love.
This is the first book of the Bedwyn Saga and it's my favorite. I appreciate that the romance between the leads develops over time. You really come to know them by the end and are pleased with their happy-ever-after ending.
Colonel Lord Aidan Bedwyn honors a dying soldier's request of protection for his sister by marrying her to ensure that she may keep her family home. Eve had no one else to turn to, so she agreed to a marriage in name only. But when Aidan's family hears about his new bride, their business arrangement begins to change into a real marriage.
As with most of Mary Balogh's stories, the relationship builds slowly. Aidan is transformed from a cold miliary officer to a man who is willing to give a part of himself to his new family. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
This is one of a series about the Bedwyns.I have several of this series listed.This one is about Aidan.The series is about 6 brothers and sisters."Step into a world of scandal and surprise." A great series.
I read this series out of order mostly because the first two books in the series weren't of great interest to me (from the back cover descriptions). So I jumped to Frejya's story, then to Morgan, Wulfric, then back to Alleyne, and now this, book 1 of the series. I can testify that the books need not be read in order, in fact, I may like Aidan better for "knowing" him as I do from future books. He is a rather dour and dark character whom it takes awhile to appreciate as a romantic hero. This story is one of the few "married for convenience" stories I've read that really showed you how two strangers can fall in love. How proximity, time, respect can all lead to romantic love. it was very well done, Overall it is a wonderful book in its own right and a good start to the series.
Readers will be delighted with Balogh's new series that features the half-dozen members of the Bedwyn family first met in A Summer to Remember. In Slightly Married, the second Bedwyn son, Colonel Lord Aidan, journeys to Ringwood Manor to honor the dying request of one of his men: Aidan is to impart the news of his death directly to his sister, and protect her. Eve Morris does need protection. The death of her brother less than a year after her father's will leave her and her entire entourage of "lame ducks" homeless. To protect her Aidan proposes a marriage of convenience, but soon the secret is out and Eve must take her place as a member of the ton.
Meet the Bedwyns - six brothers and sisters - men and women of passion and privilege, daring and sensuality...Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction...where each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandal...and where Aiden Bedwyn, the marriage shy second son, discovers that matrimony may be the most seductive act of all...SLIGHTLY MARRIED
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Meet the Bedwyns...six borthers and sisters - men and women of passion and privilage, daring and sensuality....Enter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seduction...where each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandal...and where Aidan Bedwyn, the marriage shy second son, discovers that matrimony may be the most seductive act of all
Meet the Bedwynssix brothers and sisters--men and women of passion and privilege, daring and sensualityEnter their dazzling world of high society and breathtaking seductionwhere each will seek love, fight temptation, and court scandaland where Aidan Bedwyn, the marriage-shy second son, discovers that matrimony may be the most seductive act of all.
Like all the Bedwyn men, Aidan has a reputation for cool arrogance. But this proud nobleman also possesses a loyal, passionate heart--and it is this fierce loyalty that has brought Colonel Lord Aidan to Ringwood Manor to honor a dying soldier's request. Having promised to comfort and protect the man's sister, Aidan never expected to find a headstrong, fiercely independent woman who wants no part of his protectionnor did he expect the feelings this beguiling creature would ignite in his guarded heart. And when a relative threatens to turn Eve out of her home, Aidan gallantly makes her an offer she can't refuse: marry himif only to save her home. And now, as all of London breathlessly awaits the transformation of the new Lady Aidan Bedwyn, the strangest thing happens: With one touch, one searing embrace, Aidan and Eve's business arrangement is about to be transformedinto something slightly surprising.