Knock me sideways, that last third made this so much better than I expected.
It IS full of "whiteman's burdeen", and "fair for it time" commentary, and "nobility breeds true" and all that chivarious "poor little woman" bullshit. But... BUT! That friendship with D'arnot! And all the intern exploration Jane does on her feelings for Tarzan. And through out all of the book, the fact that Clayton is NOT the asshole so many adaptations turn him into but a honestly good man (with a few very understandably petty moments).
Which totally makes the end a stake to the heart. I did not expect to, but it made me care.
Whether or not your team is playing this Sunday, you need some romance to go with those hot wings. We've got it right here: seven SUPER football romances, love stories that go the distance and score that extra point every time.
The box set includes:
Patricia Burroughs: Some Enchanted Season In this doomed, yet enchanted, football season, dare they hope something magical can happen that will last forever?
Jami Davenport: Blindsided A temporary marriage knocked him off his game, but love blindsided him.
Ann Jacobs: The Rookie Rookie quarterback sets his sights on Marauders cheerleader.
Tawdra Kandle: When We Were Us All's fair in love and football.
Nicola Marsh: Bold Aussie Rules? There are no rules in the game of love.
Liz Matis: Guarding the Quarterback Miss Congeniality meets the The Bodyguard.
Holly Roberts: Play Love scores when you least expect it and winning is everything.
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I wrote this book, so yes, I would give it five stars only that doesn't seem the right thing to do. It was awarded the Golden Quill [a competition judged by readers and librarians] for the best Romantic Fantasy of 2015.
As someone who spent much of my life with an undiagnosed learning disability and the frustrated and instinctive knowledge that something was wrong yet I couldn't explain it or change it, I have a deep understanding of young Persephone Fury.
Born with Dark powers she can't control, she must be hidden from Society.
(If word got out that such a thing existed in her family, it might ruin her older sister's prospects for making a good marriage, and the Fury family intends for her sister to make a very good marriage, indeed.)
But these powers that are unilke any in proper Society and in fact, are scorned and feared, are constantly beneath the surface, and primed to erupt with disastrous results if a way isn't found to control them.
The Furys are known for their music, their magic, and their historic role as kingmakers. When Fury ambitions demand a political marriage, Persephone is drugged and presented to Society—
Only to be abducted from the man she loves by the man she loathes.
But devious and ruthless, Persephone must defy ancient prophecy and seize her own fate.
Get swept away into the first book of a dark fantasy series combining swashbuckling adventure, heart-pounding romance, and plot-twisting suspense.
The next book in the triad is being readied for publication now, and I am somewhat like Persephone, brimming over with seething knowledge of what is coming next.
I can't wait.
[Note: My publisher will send a free digital ARC of the next book to anyone who sends me a link to their honest review of This Crumbling Pageant.]