About Edward and Amelia
The last thing Amelia Kennington wants is to participate in the London Season. But the daughter of a duke is not afforded such opinions. She must put forth a subdued facade, but beneath it is a well-hidden fire that surfaces only when provoked—such as when an overly familiar gentleman startles her and she falls into the Serpentine.
Edward Drayton, the Earl of Norwich, has gained a reputation as Society’s most decorated rake. And while there are benefits to such a reputation, it no longer gives him the satisfaction it once did. This Season, he plans to find a wife—except she seems to find him instead. And she is nothing like he expected.
Scandal is inevitable following Edward and Amelia’s ill-conceived meeting, forcing them to marry. Amelia’s disdain for this man she hardly knows is more than clear, and Edward’s pride is wounded before their marriage has even truly begun. Yet, against all odds, the two slowly let their guard down, discovering the truth of who they married. But when Society gossip, a sister’s jealousy, and long-held secrets threaten their budding relationship, the unlikely couple must determine if their unconventional love is strong enough to withstand the opposition they face.
I loved this book so much! Karen Thornell does such a great job writing her characters, and her plots. Her books always leave me wanting more.
Amelia…I loved the way she was. She simply wanted to avoid having her sisters and her father censure her for every little thing she did wrong. And she did a lot of things she shouldn’t do. But that wasn’t her fault, not completely. Her family had left her alone much of her growing up years. She felt unseen and uncared for. And her sisters, wow, they were not nice to her. At. All.
Edward was such a complicated character. He appears to be a scoundrel, ruining young women almost as fast as he can. But his care for his valet and his valet’s family make that seem wrong. I loved the way he and Amelia meet. And are compromised so they must marry.
For much of the book, Edward and Amelia are married. And the reader gets to see their love story. I loved the gradual way they grew to care for each other. They had so many ups and downs, misunderstandings and others trying to mess up their relationship. I loved every bit of it!
This is one you really need to read!
I was sent an e-copy of Edward and Amelia as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.