(EBOOK/EPUB) A Well Favored Gentleman

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  • A Well Favored Gentleman
  • Christina Dodd
  • English
  • 09 September 2020
  • 9780380790906

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A Well Favored Gentleman review Ø 103 free read à eBook or Kindle ePUB ô Christina Dodd GlishmanIan Fairchild knows that Fionnaway belongs to him alone For years he yearned for the cherished place where he passed his childhood He can secure his rights to the manor only through marriage with the enigmatic Alanna but the exuisite hellion has warned him at knifepoint to leav. I admit I m not too fond of paranormal romance I like a good ol historical romance without any magic and such I came to a conclusion that I wouldn t have minded it too much Maybe that s part of the reason the book did not sell to me But what mostly bothered me was SPOILER SPOILER the heroine being taken in her sleep OO I just really cannot fathom how this can be considered romantic There were some nice and funny parts though I liked the Dream of me part and Ian s confession But I think their pairing lacked some chemistry After the Falls rights to the manor only through marriage with the enigmatic Alanna but the exuisite hellion has warned him at knifepoint to leav. I admit I m not too fond of paranormal Then the Americans Came Voices from Vietnam romance I like a good ol historical Hell in a Handbasket Devilish Debutantes #2 romance without any magic and such I came to a conclusion that I wouldn t have minded it too much Maybe that s part of the Say Your Abc With Me reason the book did not sell to me But what mostly bothered me was SPOILER SPOILER the heroine being taken in her sleep OO I just The Outcast Dead really cannot fathom how this can be considered ಅಮ್ಮಾವ್ರ ಗಂಡ romantic There were some nice and funny parts though I liked the Dream of me part and Ian s confession But I think their pairing lacked some chemistry

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A Well Favored Gentleman review Ø 103 free read à eBook or Kindle ePUB ô Christina Dodd Where has she been The rumors fly throughout the Scottish countryside about Lady Alanna the beautiful and mysterious displaced mistress of Fionnaway Manor And now she has emerged from hiding only to find her beloved estate besieged by greedy relativesand coveted by a darkly handsome En. I m surprised to see this book referred to as paranormal romance I happen to dislike paranormal and was disappointed when Christina Dodd began to write about shape shifters etc so feel compelled to defend this delicious historical romance A Well Favored Gentleman has a great deal in common with Dodd s delightful and steamy Governess Brides series than with her paranormal series Yes there is a touch of myth and magic here inspired by local lore but the story doesn t really hinge on this Rather the selkie legend adds to the atmosphere of a particular place and time This next part is SPOILERISH but only to the extent that might help readers who dislike paranormal choose not to miss out on this book for the wrong reason If the well favored gentleman of the title is exceptionally beautiful charming and determined not to be separated from his chosen mate maybe it s because he s descended from a long ago doomed union between a human and a selkie the irresistibly enchanting sea creature of Celtic coastal mythology Dodd s story doesn t hinge on our believing in the myth It s just a magical idea that happens to parallel certain aspects of the Hh relationship Selkies in the authentic myth not invented by Dodd as a basis for her novel were enchanted seals who could live briefly as human beings of ethereal beauty In order to keep a selkie as his wife the man who fell in love with her would have to play a cruel trick stealing and hiding her seal skin so she couldn t return to the sea When the bad boy hero of A Well Favored Gentleman uses less than honorable methods to secure his bride there is an implicit relationship between his behavior and the act of the long ago male ancestor who tricked captured wed loved and finally lost a magical selkie bride That s pretty much the extent of this novel s paranormal influence a poignant and bittersweet backstory that makes us long for an HEA This book and it s companion novel A Well Pleasured Lady both can stand alone are among my favorites in a long history as a fan of Christina Dodd s sexy witty and beautifully crafted historicals Even when her bad boy characters behave abominably they can t uite hide the intrinsic goodness at their core And instead of making us loathe them until some Big Misunderstanding is resolved Dodd redeems her male protagonists in time so that we can enjoy seeing their women enslave them in return Recommended especially to fans of Connie Brockway s historicals I think Dodd and Brockway have done a book or two together their styles are complementary and both excel at gentle humor sharp repartee and luscious sex scenes THE WALLPAPER CHASE rumors fly throughout the Scottish countryside about Lady Alanna the beautiful and mysterious displaced mistress of Fionnaway Manor And now she has emerged from hiding only to find her beloved estate besieged by greedy SpongeBob Mix Match relativesand coveted by a darkly handsome En. 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A Well Favored Gentleman review Ø 103 free read à eBook or Kindle ePUB ô Christina Dodd E her houseNow with skill and charm Ian must penetrate the lady's defenses and boldly lay claim to her body and spirit But first he must prove himself worthy and he holds the power to enchant and delight inflame and inspireand to convince this lady her true home is in her lover's heart. A charming story The MacLeod s have a pact with the selkies off their shore a mutual pact to aid and protect one another the selkies provide a rare pearl from the ocean s depths the MacLeod s protect their section of the ocean with an eleborate set of checks and balancesbefore Alanna s birth Leslie Fairchild came to Fionnaway Manor and fell in love with a selkie Muirne a wild selkie who was eager to know what the above water world was like but Leslie was not true and when Muirne is pregnant he abandons her she raises her son Ian until his 11th birthday when she must return to the sea after delivering him to Leslie Leslie was a horrible father demeaning angry and Ian eventually struck out on his own made a fortune traveled the world but didn t find hme Alanna is born lady of the manor to a weak mother who died when she was young and to an alcoholic father who did not attend to the needs of his people Alanna learned to manage her father and the estate loving the people and the land Until her 16th birthday when her father died and left Leslie Fairchild as her guardian when she turned 17 he tried to rape her and would have succeeded she could not escape him except he could not hold an erection She runs away to the witch s hut and lives and trains with the witch disguising herself to look old and witchy and stepping into the witches shoes on her death until she turns 21 and can claim Fionnaway She loves her people she deeply feels the responsibility of the land the people and the pact She plans to claim her land to find a weak man who will concede control to her to marry and not repeat her mother s mistakesLeslie is dying we find out of a wasting drowning disease because he broke his marriage vow to Muirne and sends for Ian suggesting to Ian that he will inherit Fionnaway and Ian comes and feels at home and remembers his youth he is half selkie and fears the ocean he almost drowned at age of 4 when his mother could not protect him affects the weather wears a ring with a pearl given to him by his mother that allows him to read people s aurasemotions low self esteem lonely and a lot of money and Ian arrives a month before Alanna s birthdayand it takes a bit but Ian finally figures out that the witch who is easing his father s pains is in fact the Lady Alanna that all the workers and land renters tell stories about some saying she is dead some saying she ll returnand he goes to her hut and she has taken some laudum because she hurt her ankle and he seduces her slowly gently thoroughly and she wakes up with vague dreams but no memory He seduces her with the intention of claiming her and her land of forcing her into marrying him as she will inherit in a month and the lands won t go to her cousins She has the priest who is the selkie caretaker and Armstrong who is the human caretaker to consult and decides it is time to stake her claim and she sheds her costume in the town suare and takes her rightful placeAnd Ian does claim her and tells her to leave her door unlocked and when she doesn t he visits her in her dreams making love to her but not taking her to completion During the days he accompanies her all around the lands meeting and helping the crofters and workers and after a week on her birthday she leaves the castle and goes out a secluded grass area overlooking the sea alone until he joins her and seduces her out in the open and she remembers their first night and she takes him to the hut and they talk and she realizes she loves him and that he needs her than even the land She takes him to the priest they tell him of the pact he agrees to uphold his part they marry she is to take their marriage certificate and other important documents to a cave that one needs to swim to and he orders her not to his fear of the ocean reuires itBut then that evening his father tells that they cannot inherit the land because Ian is a bastard they leave the castle for the hut again she tells him she loves him though she knows he isn t uite ready to hear it and in the morning she goes to the priest verifies that Ian is not a bastard which she suspected because Leslie is dying as the legend says one would do who breaks a promise to a selkie to Ian s mother and Leslie s spouse and she goes to the cave and gets the reuired documents but the tide is coming in and she is being pulled under and Ian goes to the priest who sends him after her and he overcomes his anxiety and plunges in and finds her and with the help of his motherselkieseal they are propelled to shore and to safety only to find her cousin has killed the priest who is a selkie and attacked his brother and attacks Ian and Ian is stabbed and dies and Alanna calls to the powers that be and the ocean takes him and then returns him and then he lives and he can accept her love and give his love in return ahhhh