A Promise of Spring
Publish date: February 6th 1990
Pages no: 221
Edition language: English
Series: Web (#4)
I adore the marriage of convenience theme greatly. It gives the author room to have the characters adjust in a situation that is new and scary. The biggest lure for me was the older woman, younger man something of a treat and surprise as it's rarely seen. A Promise of Spring started off very nicely....
This historical romance was just so-so. The story was mostly characters thoughts about their insecurities and the heroine feeling unworthy. I skimmed a lot but I did finish. After Grace's brother dies, Perry a good friend of her brother asks her to marry him.
1.5/5; 2 stars; C-I have liked or loved pretty much everything I've read by this author (except for the Devil's Web series). (edit: I didn't realized until I reviewed it on GR that this book is considered #4 in the Devil's Web series). There is nothing wrong with the writing, it comes down to the ...
I love the role-reversal in this romance: the villain is the passionate, possessive, uber-masculine dude, and the hero is the sweet nice guy who wants the heroine to make her own decisions and so would inevitably get slotted into the "let's just be friends" slot in a different book. Way to see the n...
Could not believe in the main plot conflict: that the heroine would be almost irresistibly attracted, 15 years after the fact, to a louse who abandoned her when she became pregnant with his child, even though she is now married to a wonderful man who accepts her completely (and is ten years younger ...
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