It's Always Been You
In their youth, Aidan York and Kate Hamilton had fallen head over heels in love, and spent nearly a year daring secret meetings and romantic interludes. But Kate's family refused his proposal. Kate begged Aidan to take her away to Gretna Green and marry her, but he'd hesitated, arguing that they... show more
In their youth, Aidan York and Kate Hamilton had fallen head over heels in love, and spent nearly a year daring secret meetings and romantic interludes. But Kate's family refused his proposal. Kate begged Aidan to take her away to Gretna Green and marry her, but he'd hesitated, arguing that they should proceed cautiously. Kate had called Aidan a coward and cad. Aidan had accused her of being spoiled and childish. They'd parted with even harsher words, with Kate threatening to marry the first man her family chose for her, and Aidan encouraging her to marry anyone she damn well liked. But he hadn't expected her to actually follow through with her threat.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 1st 2011
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: York Family (#2)
This is the first that I have read from this author. I have heard some amazing things about her books. I wasn't sure if I wanted to try out her contemporaries, but when I read the synopsis of Its Always Been You, I was intrigued. I knew I had to try this author out, and as a plus the cover is so pre...
3+ stars. A good read with a hefty dose of angst. I didn't really understand the heroine and her motives (both present day and 10 years ago), so she really annoyed me for about the first half to two-thirds of the book, which is how long it took to get the FULL story of her background in all its gory...
The pace of this historical romance was so slow and heroine had secrets I thought would never get revealed. I started skimming pretty early only reading the dialogue. Aiden happens across an old love he thought dead but Kate doesn't want to reconnect.
I usually love Dahl's books, but this one just didn't click for me. I didn't particularly like the heroine (I did admire her determination, though), and and I wish she had been honest with the hero earlier. Frankly, I'm surprised he kept coming after her - I don't know that she was worth it. The ...