í Read ñ The Perfect Stranger (The Merridew Sisters, #3) by Anne Gracie í Here are some of my thoughts This is my favorite book of this series so far It is heartwarming, cute, and emotional It is great to see Faith grow as a person throughout the book At the beginning, she is weak, reliant, and aimless By the end, she speaks up for herself and goes after what she wants You can really see her try harder to be stronger Also, she goes through such struggles in the beginning, so I respect her even for it Nicholas is a solid character I like him I adore Nicholas friends Stevens and Mac Stevens is an old sweetheart, and Mac is thorny but a good friend I do feel like while this book is my favorite so far in the series, the epilogue is not as good as the others It s not bad, but the others were just so good that this pales in comparison I m giving this 3.
5 stars I enjoyed the storyline and romance and appreciated the character development Things t 3.
5 stars 4 if it wasn t so blasted early Everything is a half star less great at this hour Faith eloped with what she thought was a Hungarian violinist because she had a dream that her True Love would make beautiful music Literal music not sexy time body music Nick is the war veteran who saves her from bad drunken fisherman after she finally makes her escape from the con artist life ruiner HE S NOT EVEN HUNGARIAN He proposes marriage as a solution to keep her from Absolute Ruin and also to fob off his mother who desperately wants him married Then Nick tries to send Faith off to England Then she follows him across the Continent THEN THEY FALL IN LOVE And make lots of sexy time body music and occasional literal music If you re a little confused at that overly plotty summation of The Perfect Stranger, YEP ME TOO Your suspension o This is probably one of the most stupid and infuriating book I ve ever read The amount of stupid would have killed me if I hadn t just ignored so many pages This book has literally no redeeming feature None And I m the kind of person who doesn t mind dumb books all that much because wow funny The Perfect Stranger isn t a funny book at all, not even in that this is so ridiculous I have to laugh way It s just appalling.
The characters are all very selfish They never really stop to consider another person s wellbeing, even when the narrator tells you they do Oh, someone s dead Well too bad but you see I m happy so yeah not gonna care They would be terrible people I d gladly kick behind the knee if they were real.
Their self obsession would be reason enough to despise them, but
While I enjoyed it, it wasn t as god as the previous onesDon t misunderstand me, it was still a nice story, but I started being bored with the old trope I know what s better for youHere we have Feith s story.
The first part of her story was missing and we get just glimpses of what hapened and how she was deceived Personally I would have liked to know something maybe a bit of that part of her life in the prologueHowever, Faith has run away, was robbed and now she s all alone in a strange countryShe stumbles on Nick running away from some men chasing her and he, very chivalrously help her and save her from rape.
So their story together beginsIt was adventurous and interesting, but I was not invested neither in Faith nor in Nick.
She was bordering on TSTL, thankfully never falling into it, while Nick was suffering from severe case of I know what you want a Faith Merridew is in dire straights alone near a beach in France Nicholas Blacklock is on an important mission that will change his life forever He helps her and decides to marry her in order to protect and look after her The plan is to marry and send her back to England to stay with his mother Life had other plans Two strangers slowly get to know each other and their darkest secrets A wonderful story of fate and friends with a little bit of magic Lovely read
I enjoyed this historical romance very much Some time ago, I read a glowing review of one of this author s novels I m not sure if it was for this book or another of hers and I added her name to my TBR list, to try some time, maybe When I saw this book at a thrift store, I picked it up, but I was still skeptical My skepticism dissolved after the first few pages I couldn t stop reading and couldn t stop smiling I finished the book in two sittings and I m definitely going to read of Anne Gracie Such a nice discovery I m tingling with anticipation She has quite a few books published already, so I m looking forward to a pile of pleasurable reading material Like most classical romances, this one is formulaic It starts with a bang They Vow To Love, Honor, CherishWith Her Signature Spirit, Faith Merridew Has Left Everything She S Ever Known For The Man She Thought Was The Love Of Her Life Instead He Leaves Her Name And Dreams In The Dust That Is, Until She Crosses Paths With Nicholas Blacklock, A Waterloo Veteran, Who Offers To Save Her Reputation With A Marriage Of Convenience And Then Get To Know One AnotherA Hardened Soldier, Nick Hides A Deadly Secret And Tries To Keep Faith At Arm S Length But Even Though Nick Can Command Legions Of Men With A Word, His Orders Go Sweetly Ignored By His Convenient Bride And As They Come To Know One Another Deeply, She Brings Out In Him Things He Thought Dead Gentleness, Laughterand Love 1.
5 starsWhat a HUGE disappointment, as I actually really enjoyed the first two in this regency romance series The Perfect Rake and The Perfect Waltz Whereas the first two books had likable characters and some semblance of a plot, this book lacked all of that and.
Look, I ll just say it Faith, our heroine, is a ninny She was always stuttering and faltering in a way that was groan inducing than sweet Like seriously, girl, grow a pair She reminded me of Disney s Snow White, trying ever so hard to be the perfect wife and bossing her husband around on domestic matters but acting timid and frightened all the other times It literally set my teeth on edge.
The romance wasn t very inspired, either I felt zero chemistry between the two main characters They were married out of convenience, they did the dirty a few times, and then Book 3 of the The Merridew Sisters while the first two dealt with witty humor and lightheartness, this was much darker in tone With Faith dealing with heartbreak and betrayal, she starts to come out of her shy and shelter shell when she meets Nicholas who is fighting his own demons from a war torn past I really enjoyed this book then the Perfect Waltz, perhaps due to it s darker but real tone of what a solider must deal with after the war is over Nick at times I wanted to hug him and other times I wanted to hit him over the head, but as the story unfolds you see how he lives for the moment and takes what he cans Faith has grown up a lot in this book, you see her changing and moving away from the shadow of her family and her past She becomes such a strong woman you can t help but cheer her on, but mostly how she starts to heal Nick