"Regency" take on a reverse Sleeping Beauty, and a tale of redemption and forgiveness. Intriguing, endearing, funny characters, with witty conversation. Lots of fun and surprises. Also lots of kittens.
Very enjoyable reading. Romantic without being mushy
Be careful what you wish for...
Historical romance favorite Medeiros (The Bride and the Beast) once again puts her personal spin on a classic fairy tale, this time lightly adapting Sleeping Beauty by casting a man as the sleeper. Laura Fairleigh, orphaned by her rector father, has been raised by a kind benefactress who leaves her Arden Manor upon her death, provided Laura marry before she turns 21 just three weeks away when the story opens. Laura learns that her benefactress's estranged son, Sterling Harlow, a roguish duke known as the Devil of Devonbrooke, plans to return to claim his home. Laura, determined that Sterling not throw her and her young brother and sister out, literally prays to God for a man. Her prayers are answered when handsome Sterling suffers a bad fall from a horse and she discovers him unconscious. She has no idea who he is. Her kiss wakes him, but he has lost all memory of his identity. Ever resourceful, Laura convinces him they are betrothed. Will Laura get him to the altar before he discovers her deceit? And what will Laura do when she realizes that the man she plans to wed is her sworn enemy?
Teresa Medeiros writes many different styles of romance from historical to future and all of them are good. This is a historical with both love and comedy which always makes for a good read.
Really good book. Fun and entertaining characters. If you like Teresa Medeiros you will enjoy this book.
Teresa Medeiros is a favorite author, and I loved this book!
Wonderful fairy tale historical romance!
A wonderful book. I really enjoy all books by this author.
Laura Farleigh is running out of time. She must be wed by her twenty-first birthday in order to inherit the manor house she lives in with her younger siblings. With only a month to go, Laura stumbles across an injured man lying in the forest. When he regains consciousness and has no memory of who he is, Laura takes advantage of that and tells him that he is her fiance returned from the war. Sterling Harlow was on his way to confront Miss Farleigh after receiving her letter taking him to task for never replying to his dying mother, when he suffers an accident. Now Sterling has no memory or his name and no memory of his life, but he is thankful for his beautiful fiancee who is helping him through this trying time.
Teresa Medeiros has written a humorous retelling of the Sleeping Beauty Fairy Tale. Sterling Harlow is a hardened man who was sold by his father to the Duke of Devonbrooke at the age of seven. His mother never came to retrieve him. He blames both of them for the abuse he suffered at the hands of the Duke and will never forgive them. But when he loses his memory, he gets a chance to live his life as it should have been lived, with a new family and the love of a woman who cares about him. I loved seeing Sterling's transformation at the hands of the Farleigh family. I look forward to reading about the younger Farleigh sister in the next book in the series. My rating: 4 Stars.
4 stars - I really enjoyed the story.
Walking in the woods one day, Laura Fairleigh discovers the unconscious Sterling Harlow, who has been injured in a riding accident. Sterling awakens with amnesia, and Laura convinces the handsome young man that he is engaged to marry her. Now she must pray that Sterling's memory won't return--and wonder what will happen if it does...
Laura Fairleigh needs a husband. If she is to keep a roof over her silbings' heads she must marry by her twenty-first birthday. When she finds a mysterious stanger with the face of an angel and the body of an Adonis unconscious in the forset and with no memory of his name or his past, she decides to claim him for her own. Little does she know her fallen angel is really the devil in disguise.