January 22, 2015 10:02 AM Posted by juliannadouglas
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season filled with fun and laughter. The holidays are always an insanely busy time for me, so some things inevitably end up on the back burner. That being the case, I've fallen way behind on doing my Book of the Month feature, so now I'm playing catch-up.
My favorite 5-star read in November was a sweetly emotional historical romance from a beloved author who's been around for a very long time. It's a story of two people who meet in the middle of a nasty snowstorm when his carriage accidentally causes hers to skid off the road into a snowbank. At first, their personalities clash, but spending so much time alone together makes them see the good in each other and realize just how attractive the other one is. They share an unforgettable night of passion and then go their separate ways, but neither can quite forget the other. When fate conspires to bring them back together over and over again, our intrepid hero begins to persistently press his suit, while our reluctant heroine keeps her distance, thinking there can never be a future between them because of questionable things in her past.
For some reason, this book doesn't seem to be one of the author's fan favorites, but it worked very well for me. While I'll admit that the heroine's stubbornness could be a tad frustrating at times, I still understood where she was coming from, and the hero was simply to die for. Love at first sight rarely works for me, but in this case, I totally bought into it. I could feel the pull of the attraction between these two characters and it was way more than skin deep. Their emotional connection was extremely palpable, which is one of things that is most important to me in a romance. The secondary cast was stellar too, making this a perfect read for me. That's why I'm naming Mary Balogh's Simply Unforgettable as my November Book of the Month. If you're a romance lover and haven't read this book yet, you should definitely give it a try. Keep reading to learn how you can win a copy for your own library.
|New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh invites us into an intoxicating world --- a select academy for young ladies --- and introduces two unlikely lovers: a truly marvelous heroine, music teacher Frances Allard, and the man who seduces her with a passion no woman could possibly forget ...
They meet in a ferocious snowstorm. She is a young teacher with a secret past. He is the black-caped stranger who comes to her rescue. Stranded together in a country inn, Lucius Marshall and Frances Allard share a night of glorious, unforgettable passion. But Frances knows her place. Due to begin her teaching position at Miss Martin's School in Bath, Frances must try to forget that one extraordinary night. But when fate once again throws them together, Lucius's passionate, single-minded pursuit will force Frances to give up all her secrets --- except one --- to win the heart of the man she already loves.
Read my complete review of Simply Unforgettable.
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