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The Mesalliance Read ↠ 108 ☆ Reluctantly the Duke of Rockliffe is in the market for a wife His reuirements are simple; a lady who will occupy her position with well bred grace and chaperone his sister Nell – but who will not bore him to distraction He is acuainted with a number of ladies who could fulfill the first two but none who can achieve the lScent a mystery and Adeline finds herself confronting a family skeleton which emerges without warning from the closet Intent on averting a scandal and unwilling to burden her husband with the secret complications and misunderstandings inevitably ensue But his Grace of Rockliffe is neither a fool nor a man to be easily defeated and his stylish Duchess no milk and water maid How all their difficulties are resolved and the mésalliance proved to be no such thing is told in this lively sister novel to The Parfit Knight. I'm strating to think that Ms Riley has become my new favorit authorHer writing style is absultely fantastic And even if I don't like very much the trope of married because caught in compromising position here it was done so well that I couldn't help myself but loving itTracy the hero is delicious in his beaing a perfect gentleman and Adeline is perfet as the poor relation trated as a servant but with a tounge of a shrew Their marriage starts as an agreement without all the hard feelings that I was expecting but that doesn't mean that there's no angst No but that angst is so expertly done that it feels just rightAnd their romance is slow growing and very believableAlso the secondary characters are good the bad ones Diana and her uncle and the good ones Nell Jack and Harry They're too fleshed out and believable and I loved themI'm looking forward to reading the next books in the series

The MesallianceScent a mystery and Adeline finds herself confronting a family skeleton which emerges without warning from the closet Intent on averting a scandal and unwilling to burden her husband with the secret complications and misunderstandings inevitably ensue But his Grace of Rockliffe is neither a fool nor a man to be easily defeated and his stylish Duchess no milk and water maid How all their difficulties are resolved and the mésalliance proved to be no such thing is told in this lively sister novel to The Parfit Knight. I'm strating to think that Ms Riley has become my new favorit authorHer writing style is absultely fantastic And even if I don't like very much the trope of married because caught in compromising position here it was done so well that I couldn't help myself but loving itTracy the hero is delicious in his beaing a perfect gentleman and Adeline is perfet as the poor relation trated as a servant but with a tounge of a shrew Their marriage starts as an agreement without all the hard feelings that I was expecting but that doesn't mean that there's no angst No but that angst is so expertly done that it feels just rightAnd their romance is slow growing and very believableAlso the secondary characters are good the bad ones Diana and her uncle and the good ones Nell Jack and Harry They're too fleshed out and believable and I loved themI'm looking forward to reading the next books in the series

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The Mesalliance Ê On that Rockliffe finds infuriatingly provocative Worse still her relatives are uite deplorable from Cousin Diana a spoiled and ill natured beauty to manipulative and devious Uncle Richard As a prospective bride therefore Adeline is out of the uestion Until that is a bizarre turn of events cause the Duke to change his mind and make what his world will call a mésalliance Once back in London Nell plays fast and loose with the affections of Harry Caversham Rockliffe whilst attempting to woo his elusive bride begins to. I love a good Marriage of Convenience story – and this is a very good Marriage of Convenience story In The Mésalliance we are re introduced the Duke of Rockliffe who previously appeared in a supporting role in The Parfit Knight along with some of the other characters in that story including Dominic Maruess of Amberley and his wife Rosalind Jack Ingram and – of course Broody the irascible parrot I’ve said before that Stella Riley has a real gift for creating wonderfully attractive heroes and she continues that winning streak here It’s not just that her heroes are handsome and aristocratic – they are also highly intelligent possessed of a rapier wit and a degree of charisma that could power a small city; while also being intuitive honourable and loyalTracy Wynstanton Duke of Rockliffe is all of those things He freuently adopts a veneer of world weariness and affectation but no one could ever mistake him for a fop When push comes to shove he’s the man you’d want fighting your corner He encountered Adeline Kendrick eight years before the events of the novel take place when she was just sixteen Since that time however Adeline has been living with her aunt and her absolutely atrocious cousin both of whom treat her as “the poor relation” and has as a result developed a thick skin and an acerbic tongue as a way of both protecting and asserting herself Rockliffe is intrigued by her having an idea that they could deal well together but Adeline realising how easy it would be to fall for him finds her instinct for self protection is hard to set asideThe story is a simple one The hero and heroine are found in a compromising situation and must marry Both are attracted to each other but too wary to express their feelings in case they are not returned and there is a Big Secret in the heroine’s past which threatens to ruin her and which she tries to hide from her husbandOn the surface that’s a fairly common plotline but I have no problem whatsoever with common plotlines as long as the resulting stories have something to offer and that is definitely the case here One of the things I’ve most enjoyed about Stella Riley’s novels is the way she can take a romantic stereotype and add that something “extra” so that it remains fresh I don’t mean that necessarily in terms of the plot – this one is nothing out of the ordinary – but in the way she fashions the narrative and weaves the other characters in and out of it and of their own stories in such a satisfactory way that nothing seems contrived and everything seems to happen just as it should – even the things that make you feel as though your heart’s been ripped out and stomped onAs with her other novels there is a splendidly rounded out supporting cast in the book As well as the characters we have already met we are introduced to Rockliffe’s headstrong younger sister Nell and – briefly – to his disapproving elder one Lucilla There are Adeline’s relatives too – her aunt her beautiful twin cousins one of whom is a shrinking violet the other a total harpy and her unscrupulous uncle to name but a few The Mésalliance is well written the characterisation is excellent and consistent; and although there are no raunchy sex scenes there is romantic tension by the bucket load In that way I suppose it’s very much an “old skool” romance although it completely outclasses most of the others of that ilk I’ve read recently Above all I want to read a well developed central relationship one that I can see progressing through various stages before arriving at a deeply felt mutual understanding; and if that’s your preference too then you need look no further than this review ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ö Stella Riley

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Stella Riley Ö 8 Read Reluctantly the Duke of Rockliffe is in the market for a wife His reuirements are simple; a lady who will occupy her position with well bred grace and chaperone his sister Nell – but who will not bore him to distraction He is acuainted with a number of ladies who could fulfill the first two but none who can achieve the last Then whilst accompanying Nell to what he speedily comes to regard as the house party from hell he meets Adeline Kendrick acid tongued and by no means beautiful yet somehow alluring; a combinati. I just wanted to re visit my favorite parts landed up reading the whole storybackwards at that DYes its still a stellar 5 starrer 😍Another set of 5 stars for the exceptional and addictive audio ^^ I am extremely thankful and glad that books such asThe Mésalliance are still being written There isn't a single thing I wish was different in this book Such a heart warming old school historical romance this turned out to beLoved the main secondary and even the villaneous charactersI partially listened to the audiobook on Audible narrated by Alex Wyndham swoons but later switched over to reading a copy of the book because some of the scenes were so well written that I would re re re read them This is definitely going to my re reads shelf c'est vraiment magnifiue