If Ever I Should Love You (Spinster Heiresses, #1) Read Online Free - Once upon a time there were three young ladies who, despite their fortunes, had been on the Marriage Mart a bit too long. They were known as the “Spinster Heiresses” . . .
He’s inherited a title, but not a penny to speak of, so the Earl of Rochdale knows he must find a wife—preferably one tolerably pretty and good-tempered, but definitely wealthy, and willing to exchange her fortune for his family name.
His choice: Leonie Charnock, one of the season’s “Spinster Heiresses.” Years before, the earl had saved the dark-eyed beauty’s reputation, and she is still breathtakingly lovely, leading Rochdale to hope that their marriage will be more than in name only.
However, Leonie doesn’t want to be anyone’s wife. Nearly destroyed by the secrets in her past, Leonie agrees to their union with one condition: there will be a wedding but no bedding. But it’s a condition the new Countess Rochdale isn’t sure even she can keep . . .
|Title||:||If Ever I Should Love You (Spinster Heiresses, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
February 01, 2018
I've given this an A- for narration and a B for content at AudioGals
Given my disappointment with Cathy Maxwell’s last series ( Marrying the Duke ), I wasn’t sure I was going to read or listen to any of her new Spinster Heiresses novels, but Mary Jane Wells’ name on the cover meant that I couldn...
January 06, 2018
DNF'd 70% Ugg!!! This book! Triggers for rape. Pointless backstory rape. (view spoiler)[ The first half of this book I didn't enjoy but was okay with because these characters are troubled and hurt and not perfect. So I was willing to watch them grow. Well no. My main complaint with this book is the stupid backs... (hide spoiler)]
February 05, 2018
The heroine's alcohol abuse is an interesting concept, but her recovery is glossed over too lightly. Perhaps it is my personal experience with an alcoholic loved one that caused me to be dissatisfied. Two books that present more realistic alcoholic behavior are Reforming Lord Ragsdale and The Rak...
October 11, 2017
Four plus wow stars. I am in awe of Cathy Maxwell’s bravery in writing such a flawed, such a human heroine in Leonie. Only a writer so confident in her abilities can pull it off. Ms. Maxwell certainly did.
If Ever I Should Love You breaks through the tried-and-tested trope of an impoverished lord...
December 04, 2017
4.5 Stars Rounded up to 5
Series: Spinster Heiresses #1
Publication Date: 12/26/17
Many kudos to Ms. Maxwell for dealing with some tough issues – and doing it superbly. Our heroine isn’t the normal skittish maiden. She has some excellent reasons for not wanting to marry and some real issues to overc...
December 26, 2017
I honestly think this book was over the top. It had too many subplots and none of them was explored as much as it should have been. I wish the author had used more pages to show us who Leonie and Rochdale truly are. I wanted to see how Leonie was handling the consequences of her secrets and maybe...
December 18, 2017
If Ever I Should Love You kicks off a new series, the Spinster Heiresses, by renowned historical romance author, Cathy Maxwell. The premise of the series involves three heiresses whose blood is just not quite blue enough for the bon ton, and who are each quite picky in their prospects for marital...
December 27, 2017
I really liked this book due to its deft tackling of serious subject matter in a way that makes the reader love these characters in spite of their many obstacles. Some awkward moments exist within the writing, but in retrospect those moments make the plot and people more realistic. Another great...
January 01, 2018
Roman and Leonie
This is the first novel I've read by Cathy Maxwell. If this story is representative of her work, I intend to read more. I expected a romp. Ha! This was not that!
A rape, a murder and a coverup! The hero and heroine have a scandalous shared secret. Wow! I sat up and took notice. Max...
January 17, 2018
TW for rape; Leonie's a rape survivor, and there was an attempted rape in the story as well.
Also TW for alcoholism.
I had to restart this a couple of times because I couldn't connect to the characters or the story. The pacing was a bit slow to start, and Leonie the heroine is a tad prick...