A Heart for the Taking (The Reluctant Brides Series, Book 1)

A Heart for the Taking (The Reluctant Brides Series, Book 1)

by Shirlee Busbee

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In Colonial Virginia, Chance Walker still blames his cousin Jonathan for his own wife's untimely death. So when Jonathan returns from England with the widowed Lady Fancy Merrivale, Chance sees an opportunity to strike back: he'll woo the beautiful Lady.
But revenge turns bittersweet as Chance falls hopelessly in love with Fancy, and she with him, while a shadowy enemy intent on claiming Chance's family inheritance puts Fancy in his sights.

"One of the best romance writers of our time." ~Affaire de Coeur

THE RELUCTANT BRIDES, in series order
A Heart for the Taking
Swear by Moonlight
While Passion Sleeps

THE SOUTHERN WOMEN, in series order
The Tiger Lily
Each Time We Love
At Long Last
Love a Dark Rider

THE LOUISIANA LADIES, in series order
Deceive Not My Heart
Midnight Masquerade
Love Be Mine

Historical fiction united states / shirley busbee / historical romance / early america romance / Betina Krahn / Amelia Gray / Bella Andre

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614179207
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
Publication date: 02/17/2017
Series: The Reluctant Brides Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 245,408
File size: 957 KB

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Shirlee Busbee is celebrating over 50 years of marriage to her husband Howard, and looking forward to another 50. Together, they live in Mendocino County, California, with three Miniature Schnauzers (Shirlee wants a fourth but Howard thinks two is enough – ah, drama ahead) and a herd of American Shetland Ponies.

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Heart for the Taking 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Bigedsgirl1 More than 1 year ago
A wonderfully exciting tale filled with greed based treachery that leads to more than one attempt on the life of an unforgettably sexy alpha hero! The first prolonged encounter between Chance Walker and widowed Lady Fancy Merrivale practically made the page sizzle. I became completely fascinated by the ins and outs, ups and downs of their unconventional love affair and the effect it had on their loved ones and enemies alike. The only reason this book is not a 5 star rating for me is the repetitive passages having to do with the reasons Chance and Fancy refused to acknowledge the depth of their feelings for each other, which I felt made the novel longer than necessary. However, I definitely recommend this exceptional historical romance by one of my favorite authors to all lovers of great storytelling. I received this book for free from eBook Discovery and this is my honest review, given voluntarily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story and its characters. They were unique and engaging. The story was complex, mixing intrigue with romance. I was somewhst disappointed in the ending. After spending the whole book waiting for the resolution to the central dilemma, it seemed as if there was a headlong rush to reach the end. While the resolution was satisfactory, it felt hurried, as if the author ran out of time or pages.
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