An Infamous Marriage
Northumberland, 1815At long last, Britain is at peace, and General Jack Armstrong is coming home to the wife he barely knows. Wed for mutual convenience, their union unconsummated, the couple has exchanged only cold, dutiful letters. With no more wars to fight, Jack is ready to attempt a peace... show more
Northumberland, 1815At long last, Britain is at peace, and General Jack Armstrong is coming home to the wife he barely knows. Wed for mutual convenience, their union unconsummated, the couple has exchanged only cold, dutiful letters. With no more wars to fight, Jack is ready to attempt a peace treaty of his own.Elizabeth Armstrong is on the warpath. She never expected fidelity from the husband she knew for only a week, but his scandalous exploits have made her the object of pity for years. Now that he's back, she has no intention of sharing her bed with him—or providing him with an heir—unless he can earn her forgiveness. No matter what feelings he ignites within her…Jack is not expecting a spirited, confident woman in place of the meek girl he left behind. As his desire intensifies, he wants much more than a marriage in name only. But winning his wife's love may be the greatest battle he's faced yet.88,000 words
Publish date: November 5th 2012
Publisher: Carina Press
Edition language: English
Picked this up and put it down like 40 times. Finally gave up about 50% through. Started strong but I completely lost interest in the thread of the story and never got it back again.
Five++ Stars!I am a big fan of Carla Kelly's historical romances, so I can pay Susanna Fraser no higher compliment than to say that An Infamous Marriage is very Carla Kellyesqe. The plot, the pacing, and the characterization are all excellent. The story of how this marriage of convenience becomes a ...
The first quarter of the book was spent setting up the broken marriage of convenience and it was the most boring historical romance set up I've read in two weeks. Two weeks, because that's long how I tried to get through it. If the purpose of this was to garner some sympathy for the faithful wife, i...
If you like Carla Kelly, I think you'd really like Susanna Fraser. Practical heroine, career military hero. My only quibble was the faux conflict at the end, it seemed sort of trite compared to...war.