The Bride Insists



❮Reading❯ ➼ The Bride Insists Author Jane Ashford – E17streets4all.co.uk When governess Clare Greenough learns she s inherited a fortune, the good news comes with a catch it will be held by her cousin until Clare can find a husband To stave off ruin, Jamie Boleigh, the sev When governess Clare Greenough learns she s inherited a fortune, The Bride PDF/EPUB or the good news comes with a catch it will be held by her cousin until Clare can find a husband To stave off ruin, Jamie Boleigh, the seventh Baron of Trehearth, agrees to marry Clare under the condition that she keeps the money, a provision he hopes to overturn Their passionate relationship becomes a battle of wills When the cousin tricks Jamie into betraying his wife, he ll have to prove the truth or lose her forever.The Bride Insists

Jane Ashford discovered Georgette Heyer in junior high school and The Bride PDF/EPUB or was entranced by the glittering world and witty language of Regency England That delight was part of what led her to study English literature and travel widely in Britain and Europe She has lived in New York, Boston and LA Today, she is somewhat nomadicJane has written historical and contemporary romances Her books have been published in England, Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, Slovakia, Denmark, Russia, and Latvia, Croatia and Slovenia as well as the US She has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by RT Book ReviewsHer website is and her Facebook page is If you d like to subscribe to Jane s monthly newsletter go to eepurl cd Or and sign up.

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  • 412 pages
  • The Bride Insists
  • Jane Ashford
  • English
  • 02 August 2019
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10 thoughts on “The Bride Insists

  1. says:

    DNF 60% because it was excruciatingly dull.MC I need to find someone to marry so I can keep my fortune Love interest Marry me I will claim to respect you and allow you full control to your fortune if you will only allow me to use all your money repairing my broken down estate You re gonna lose interest in being a controlling harpy after I fuck your brains out anyway Who needs brains when you have babies MC oblivious Ok Lady s Maid I have a bad feeling about this.Vicar Hmm.Lady s Ma DNF 60% because it was excruciatingly dull.MC I need to find someone to marry so I can keep my fortune Love interest Marry me I will claim to respect you and allow you full control to your fortune if you will only allow me to use all your money repairing my broken down estate You re gonna lose interest in being a controlling harpy after I fuck your brains out anyway Who needs brains when you have babies MC oblivious Ok Lady s Maid I have a bad feeling about this.Vicar Hmm.Lady s Maid That Vicar is annoying, but he s kind of cute Maybe No, he s not.Love interest s twin sisters WE ARE ADORABLE TWIN GIRLS WHO WEAR PANTS AND ACT LIKE BOYS LOVE US MC Okay Love interest Well, I ve been fucking her brains out and she STILL wants to control the money Shit Ugh, stupid cow.MC Man, everything s going so smoothly within our marriage MC redecorates the estate, Love Interest repairs shit, complains about money They fuck Lady s maid bickers with the vicar twin sisters raise hell MC redecorates the estate, Love Interest repairs shit, complains about money They fuck Lady s maid bickers with the vicar twin sisters raise hell MC redecorates the estate, Love Interest repairs shit, complains about money They fuck Lady s maid bickers with the vicar twin sisters raise hell MC redecorates the estate, Love Interest repairs shit, complains about money They fuck Lady s maid bickers with the vicar twin sisters raise hell MC redecorates the estate, Love Interest repairs shit, complains about money They fuck Lady s maid bickers with the vicar MC redecorates the estate, Love Interest repairs shit, complains about money They fuck twin sisters raise hell Nope

  2. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This review is going to have some spoilers as I have an issue with the way the author handles some crucial plot development, so you know what to do if you want to read this story some time soon Well, don t say I didn t warn you.Claire Greenough is a governess who has long learned how to mask her feelings very well Her employer and this woman s children make her want to pull every hair from her head, but she knows her place It s not like she has any better prospects to look forward to, after a This review is going to have some spoilers as I have an issue with the way the author handles some crucial plot development, so you know what to do if you want to read this story some time soon Well, don t say I didn t warn you.Claire Greenough is a governess who has long learned how to mask her feelings very well Her employer and this woman s children make her want to pull every hair from her head, but she knows her place It s not like she has any better prospects to look forward to, after all No, wait, scratch that.Shortly after the story opens, she learns that she has inherited plenty of money and even some property from a great uncle There is a catch the funds are supervised by her much despised cousin who would make sure that she would not receive any money if he can help it She could make life easier for herself if she gets married, because then her husband would take over the reins of her finances, but how would she find a husband who would not take advantage of the situation As it happens, the solicitor that handles this matter also manages the affairs of James Boleigh, Baron Trehearth Since his father committed suicide, the estate has fallen to pieces, and Jamie spent all his time trying to make things work by drinking, complaining to his friends, and drinking someMaybe he has some plans, I guess, but I m not given any insight into those plans He has to agree with Claire s terms, of course, because he needs the money Can a marriage based on such contractual foundation blossom into true love The packaging doesn t mention this, but The Bride Insists has Jamie s alcoholism being a big part of the conflict late in the story It s hard not to see that coming, though That guy has an alcoholic beverage in one hand every time he s in the scene wait, there is one scene in which he is drinking coffee, but that s because he is hung over Let s just say that boyfriend here is a drunk, a drunk who becomes increasingly mean as the story progresses.Meanwhile, Claire flutters through the story like Mary Poppins with a working honey pot She charms the villagers, makes Jamie s creepy siblings unnaturally precocious, finish each other s sentences, probably skin bunnies in the cellar docile and friendly, and generally does everything right She is vulnerable only to Jamie s mighty pee pee, but then again, since he s her first and only lover, I suspect she s overrating that buffoon s sexual prowess He s a drunk fool, after all.And that s the problem right there Jamie s a drunk fool He can t do anything right, but at the same time, he resents the wife for being so perfect and being in control of the family finance Real men don t let their wives wear the trousers at home, after all, you know Predictably enough, he drinks evenand ends up trying to seize control of his wife s money while pretending to be all sweet and nice to her.I don t dislike Jamie, let s make this clear I pity him He s a fool, and he lets the bottle control his life The problem here is that Jamie s drinking habit becomes increasingly out of control, culminating in his betraying his own wife late in the story The author spends a very long time building up Jamie s problem, and then uses Full House style of resolution to make things right again for the two of them One hug, and I m supposed to believe that these two would live happily ever after Really, just like that I m so glad that Claire understands that Jamie is just being a mean drunk because, I guess, he can t help it and he really doesn t mean to be so bad, but the whole thing seems like excuses used by a woman to enable her partner s bad habits The guy clearly resents his wife for being better than he is, and he also doesn t take criticism well Jamie has an ego that is far bigger than his brain, and I have seen how far he can go when he loses his perspective and lets his resentment fester I don t buy the too neat, too brief make up moment in the last two pages, therefore.Perhaps an epilogue showing these two being happy would have assuaged my doubts, I don t know As it is, I close this book wondering how long it will be before he starts beating her That s not the kind of take home feeling I d like to experience from reading a romance novel.Oh, and the author s head hopping is out of control here Every time there are two orpeople in a scene, the author would hop from one character s head to another character s with every paragraph, to the point that I actually feel something like seasickness and have to read this book only in small doses each time.All in all, The Bride Insists should have just been re titled The Bottle Insists I feel a bit like drinking myself once I m done with it

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    There s nothing like discovering a new historical romance author, especially one you were never aware of and whom also has a healthy back catalogue to their name, Jane s writing is engaging, a delight to read and add to that this was a great story to get lost in.Clare is a Governess who inherits a fortune after the death of an Uncle, her joy at this news soon turns to disbelief when she is told that the only way her cousin Simon will release the money is if she s married, not letting that stop h There s nothing like discovering a new historical romance author, especially one you were never aware of and whom also has a healthy back catalogue to their name, Jane s writing is engaging, a delight to read and add to that this was a great story to get lost in.Clare is a Governess who inherits a fortune after the death of an Uncle, her joy at this news soon turns to disbelief when she is told that the only way her cousin Simon will release the money is if she s married, not letting that stop her she goes to her solicitor inquiring as to whether he knows of any men short on money, who would be willing to marry her only on the condition that they sign a contract to agree that Clare will be in charge of her own money, enter Jamie, Baron Trehearth who after the death of his Father has been left with a lot of debt and no means to afford to keep his house and lands out of the banks hands.With the idea that Clare will eventually come around to the idea, after they re married that she ll relinquish the funds to him he agrees and they wed, once arriving at Trehearth, Clare discovers that Jamie has kept two important details from her, namely his twin ten year old sisters Tegan Tamsyn, who are out of control and insist on dressing and acting like boys, add in the downtrodden state of the house and gardens and their work is cut out for them.In time they both develop feelings for one another but all that is changed when Clare discovers that Jamie has gone behind her back about her finances, fleeing to London to put some distance between them while Jamie figures out exactly why she s mad at what he did, will he figure it out in time to save their marriage or will it be too late I adored this book the storyline, characters and setting made this for a book that I didn t want to put down, so absorbed I was in this world that Jane had created with her vivid descriptions and details, I will definitely be hunting down her other works, she s got herself a new fan and I will definitely be awaiting all her future releases.Highly recommended for fans of well written historical romances

  4. says:

    For a romance, there was not a lot of romance but there was passion When you read it you will understand They had to build their relationship first.Clare is a governess, and she longs for something else She inherits money, but typically, her idiot evil cousin has a say on how she can spend it Poor Clare, she just wanted freedom To make her own choices, to have her own money So she marries someone who needs money and signs a contract.Jamie, oh Jamie I wanted to kick him in the balls I For a romance, there was not a lot of romance but there was passion When you read it you will understand They had to build their relationship first.Clare is a governess, and she longs for something else She inherits money, but typically, her idiot evil cousin has a say on how she can spend it Poor Clare, she just wanted freedom To make her own choices, to have her own money So she marries someone who needs money and signs a contract.Jamie, oh Jamie I wanted to kick him in the balls It works really well with hating for for parts do not worry about that I am not going to say where the issue lay, but it had to due with him being a male, and thinking a certain way at times Then I wanted to kick him in the balls and slap him.So as you can see their hasty marriage does come with issues They move closer, they move further apart Insert 2 siblings, a house falling apart, some passion and two strong wills.I must say it has been a while since I wanted to slap someone like this Mostly it s cos they are evil or does evil things but here, it was just different And when they all got their heads straight it was nice to see a HEA

  5. says:

    3,5 stars.At 1 3 of the book I didn t know if I even want to finish it Friendship between Selina and Clare was instant, but it was Selina that really put me off She was acting as someone who is somethingthan Clare The word describing her would be bitchy.I really liked the twins They were entertaining and funny.Clare dissapointed me a little when she escaped in London after she and Jamie had a fight And Jamie drank a lot Like a lot, a lot.

  6. says:

    So I started a well reasoned review early on in the book, because I saw the writing on the wall Then I just started taking notes on my phone as I read And well I m going to throw it all on here, and let y all read when I devolve into foul language and Hatred view spoiler This bit is the part when I hadn t made it so far in the book and lost my ability to do anything but rant and use the word fucking over and over The Good Marriage of convenience, the heroine is a governess who inherits a c So I started a well reasoned review early on in the book, because I saw the writing on the wall Then I just started taking notes on my phone as I read And well I m going to throw it all on here, and let y all read when I devolve into foul language and Hatred view spoiler This bit is the part when I hadn t made it so far in the book and lost my ability to do anything but rant and use the word fucking over and over The Good Marriage of convenience, the heroine is a governess who inherits a chunk of money, but she can t spend it without the approval of her cousin, who is kind of a dick So she finds a poor Baron who desperately needs money and marries him I like this trope The Bad Their names are Claire and Jamie Really I feel like the name pairing of any epic romantic couple that is that famous should be off limits for other romance authors If nothing else so that your romance isn t being judged against something so famous and so different than your book Set yourself apart You can have a Claire or a Jamie, but they shouldn t be in the same damn book, much less a pairing These are the most obvious naming issues, but I swear the author lifted all the names in this book from other works I ve only gotten through one sex scene so far, but it was purple as hell Frankly I could barely tell what the hell was going on and there were phrases like the mysteries of marriage and shit going on Also the couple has barely conversed, barely spent time together but somehow they are all horndogs and into each other So there was no emotional buildup to the first sexual encounter Yeah he needs an heir and they need the marriage to be consummated and all that, but if that s the reason they are doing it, why have they waited nearly a week The Ugly Surprise plot moppets Rebellious little girls dressed as little boys Seriously this is aegregious issue than it seems to the modern reader Not only is this super taboo, but dressing as the opposite gender can get a woman thrown into prison or an insane asylum same thing almost Just the idea of cross dressing wouldn t even occur to most women, and the idea that these girls somehow got adults to have boys clothes made for them is ridiculous Did some women disguise themselves in men s clothing during the 19th century Sure But it was a dangerous thing to do and by doing so they risked their lives, reputations, and freedom Good thing the heroine used to be a governess Because a former governess who hated her job BTW and had no indication that she was good at it knows how to heal the poor broken plot moppets heartsFrom here on are my notes later additions in parentheses Apparently tenants needing a new roof before the main house gets a cushy bathroom is confusing and disappointing to the heroine Yeah she is this shallow, but the hero is being a dick too, and he kinda sorta is vague on permission and so when she later goes ahead with the project because she thinks she has resolved his objections he blows up and yells at her because she won t just let him manage HER money Jamie hides his problems with booze, will this be resolved He ends up not drinking for like two days after doing something really stupid while drunk and the heroine accepts that and forgives him The lady companion is kind of a bitch to everyone but Claire Clumsy and obviously hate you love you thing with vicar Its a love you thing and its sappy and they both deserve a better writer pulsing desire Yeah No Just No My hatred for the useless, drunk, misogynistic hero only increasesOh my fucking god, this fucking hero needs to fuck himself in the ass with a hot pokerOh look she s preggers so now they have to be happy Fucking bullshit numbnutsFucking hero is in a dark place Well he can stay there for all I care.Oh look forgiveness without real reform, cause he s fucking sadOkay, the long and short of this is that I picked up this book and two other by this author from the library because I liked the trope I ended up hating the hero, the heroine, the crap sex that didn t do anything to move forward the story , and the complete lack of emotional intensity I also hated the plot moppets, of both the human and animal variety I hated the side romance I hated it ALL The only consistent part was that the hero started out a useless douche and consistently did horrible things from start to finish I had some hope that the author would redeem him overthan the course of about 5 pages, but I was fooled by an excerpt at the back of the book He hits his dark place, apologizes and that is the end I d say its a spoiler, but I just don t fucking care about this fucking shitstain of a hero enough to hide that hide spoiler

  7. says:

    Originally Reviewed For Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and FantasyIt seems to be women find their way week here on BR Many of the books I am reading are dark and edgy which is not so unbelievable What makes it interesting is the fact that these are historicals Books written about Regency England, that time of possibility in England England is not at war with anyone and life shows so much promise But there is always a darker and edgier world out there and today s historical authors seem to b Originally Reviewed For Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and FantasyIt seems to be women find their way week here on BR Many of the books I am reading are dark and edgy which is not so unbelievable What makes it interesting is the fact that these are historicals Books written about Regency England, that time of possibility in England England is not at war with anyone and life shows so much promise But there is always a darker and edgier world out there and today s historical authors seem to be finding it and sharing it Jane Ashford delivers a wonderful book about well, life The Bride insists is a about a woman who could be any woman from any time.Clare Greenough was raised to have it all, a debut, a season, life in society but when her life takes some drastic changes Clare is forced to reconsider her options And at the time, for a woman alone, gently bred with no income, there was really only one or two options open to her One of them, becoming a governess Clare has been a governess for six years, not a Julie Andrews, Sound of Music Governess, nope she is considered nothingthan a drudge With boring, dull and worst of all spoiled children When she inherits a tidy sum life should be looking up Except her greedy cousin has managed to get himself named co trustee on the account Clare will never see any of this money if he has his way and she knows it BUT there is one caveat, if she marries, he looses any control So Clare decides to find a man who needs her money and buy herself a husband Only she has a one condition, she wants to maintain control of her money.Jamie Boleigh, the seventh Baron of Trehearth, inherited a crumbling estate Basically broke and getting broker, he knows he is this close to loosing it all He has done everything he can to make it work but while he has ideas, good ones, they take investment and he can t even manage to get a bank loan So when his solicitor suggests he might want to consider marriage to an heiress he knows Jamie goes for it Sure he understands that she will remain in control of her money but really, who cares He can save his heritage Sounds perfect right Clare and Jamie have to work at making this marriage work They are both decent people but have been raised in a world where men rule Clare has every determination to make their world a better place but sometimes it isn t easy Jamie on the other hand is not quite so appreciative while he loved the aspect of saving his heritage he honestly assumes that Clare will get bored with all the man s work and eventually turn everything over to him Until then, poor Jaime is constantly getting his pride bruised and acting like an arrogant ass At times he is not a likable character but he is redeemable Possibly.When things come to a head and Jamie insists Clare give him control of the money, Clare is not a happy woman Worlds collide It bothered me that Jamie never asked or understood why Clare wanted control It wasn t about humbling him, it was about her security If she had control of her money she would never be desperate again Honestly had Jamie allowed their marriage to evolve and not get all het up. these two probably would have evolved into a beautiful couple Instead he forced an issue that creates a chasm between the two of them.Seriously, I LOVED this book. Jamie and Clare became real to me I Could discuss the nuances of their relationship until the cows came home Since I live in an Urban environment. that might take a while My point is, I was engaged. I felt for Clare, I wanted to smack Jamie upside the head. I well you get the point I am not sure what was so special about this book. oh wait, excellent writing I know these people. I understand them. They may be Regency era characters but they could be living next door, right now.Check out this book It is well worth the readShauni This review is based on the ARC of The Bride Insists, provided by netgalley and is scheduled to be released on March 4, 2014

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here OMG, I LOVED THIS BOOK I can t even express how much I loved it I have a thing for the Marriage of Convenience trope, and boy does this one deliver.It s pretty much exactly what it says on the tin The setup is beautiful in its simplicity we meet Clare, learn of her dire circumstances and then her change in fortune Unfortunately, her odious cousin is one of the trustees of her fortune, and he d never allow her a penny if he had his way She turns to her solicitor the other trustee to help OMG, I LOVED THIS BOOK I can t even express how much I loved it I have a thing for the Marriage of Convenience trope, and boy does this one deliver.It s pretty much exactly what it says on the tin The setup is beautiful in its simplicity we meet Clare, learn of her dire circumstances and then her change in fortune Unfortunately, her odious cousin is one of the trustees of her fortune, and he d never allow her a penny if he had his way She turns to her solicitor the other trustee to help find a suitable candidate for marriage, one who would be agreeable to her terms in allowing her to control her own money It just so happens that said solicitor has another young client on the edge of ruin Jamie Boleigh, Lord Trehearth He s about to lose his estate and plunge the local village into disrepair, and he is completely and utterly depressed by the prospect.Clare has the foresight to hire herself a companion so that she s not going into this crazy situation alone She and Jamie meet, agree to terms, and are married by Chapter 5 They immediately heard for Trehearth House, Jamie s estate and family seat in Cornwall Clare and her companion, Selina Newton, are in for quite a few surprises, not the least of which is Jamie s rambunctious 10 year old twin sisters and their larger than life dog The house is practically in ruins, they have all of 2 servants, and Jamie is desperate to get to work on the estate.The vast majority of the first half of the book details their life on the estate Clare puts her previous vocation as a governess to good use and manages to bring the twins to a manageable level She slowly begins to put the house in order ordering furniture, hiring servants, etc Selina is an accomplished seamstress, and she puts her talents to good use as well She also takes up with the local vicar, a very sweet second chance at love subplot that rounds out this slice of life look at village life It reminded me very much of the first couple of seasons of Monarch of the Glen, which of course just made me love it allI loved all the lush details about Clare and Jamie settling into their married life together as they begin to bond with each other, and Clare with the twins Jamie s relationship with his sisters is strained, at best, right up until the end he has no patience for them at all and doesn t seem to realize that his cutting remarks towards them are doingto hurt than to help They continue to rebel against him, but slowly start to trust Clare.All is happy in happiness house until Jamie allows his resentment over Clare s control of the purse strings to boil over The tipping point is when she hires builders to install a bathroom in the house without consulting him, but it had been festering for much longer than that He explodes, and they argue, and Clare decides she needs to get away for awhile She heads to Penzance, the nearest city, and is outraged to learn that Jamie has been going behind her back and authorizing huge drafts from her bank account The banker treats her like a child, and she loses all of her reason She stomps back to London, back to her solicitor, to assure herself that the men in her life can t just walk all over her.Unfortunately, Jamie is just as stubborn as Clare is, and just as sure that he s right He refuses to run after her, sure that she ll eventually come around and see reason like a good little obedient wife Clare holds fast, deciding to stay in London to enjoy the Season, and she and Selina pitch up at a friend s house.Jamie s friends in London become concerned about the obvious rift in their relationship and write to him, suggesting he come to London He eventually decides to do just that He s taken up drinking in Clare s absence and decides that he has the right to force her to reason and drag her back home He shows up and basically makes a total ass of himself, which does nothing to endear him to his lady love.Meanwhile, Clare s odious cousin has slithered back into the picture and decides to take advantage of the rift in her marriage He cannot stand the fact that she received their uncle s money instead of him, so he maneuvers to overturn the marriage agreement that gives her control of her wealth.They go on like this for awhile, but things are brought to a head when the twins suddenly disappear Everyone races back to Cornwall to look for them, but they have zero luck, as the days stretch on Clare finally happens upon the clue that brings them back, and she brings them home and confronts Jamie.The two begin to hash out their differences Jamie is the one who relents yay , finally giving up on his idea of male superiority by right of birth He realizes that when he communicates with her, she s quite reasonable and isn t out to deny him anything.Just when things are getting comfy and cozy again, the cousin rears his ugly head and gloats about his machinations to steal Clare s money away, using Jamie as his pawn She is heartsick over it, and decides that she needs to get away again but realizes that running away didn t help the last time, and that she can t keep running away forever.The twins help her out by taking her to their hiding place, and they are eventually the ones that bring the couple back together When Jamie returns and realizes what has happened, it s driven home to him in a huge way all of the mistakes he s made, and how long ranging their effects are He s grief stricken without Clare, even going so far as to stop drinking, cold turkey He can t continue on as he has, but for the first time, he recognizes his demons and deals headlong with them.After three days, the twins bring Jamie to Clare and they have it out She finally tells him about her odious cousin, and he swears he ll never unknowingly cross her again She s a bitrealistic about matters, telling him that they ll continue to make mistakes, but they both declare their love for each other and boom, happily ever after.I really, really enjoyed the female characters in this book Clare has a good head on her shoulders She goes to great pains to safeguard herself and her newfound wealth at the same time, she throws herself into her marriage and her new life in Cornwall She has an aura around her that draws others in she even manages to get through to the twins, mostly by listening to them.I liked the twins, too, though they had to grow on me I m not much for precocious prank playing children in my romance novels, but they became central characters, surrogate daughters to Jamie and Clare Realizing that they had to care for the twins made the protagonists grow the hell up The twins became their own separate characters, too, and were great foils for each other I wouldn t mind readingabout them as they grew up.The London set were also quite fun Jamie s friends and the old Mrs Howland, who sponsors Clare in Society There s a bit of drawing room intrigue, but they both serve their purpose in the story and round it out nicely.Jamie is perhaps the least likable of all the main characters, mostly because he just drinks way too much He loses himself in the bottom of a bottle for most of the second half of the book and it takes him way too long to come to his senses But at the same time, we see the struggle with his alcoholism and what he does to overcome it He has been handled a rotten lot in life, but he s willing to work hard and do better for himself and his family He truly comes full circle, which was very heartening.This is a bit warmer than a straight up Regency what few love scenes there are, are fairly opaque Still, these two don t hold back their passion for one another, whether they re having sex or butting heads P

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    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also Matthew 6 21Clare Greenogh is a resourceful governess she is determined to make something of her life despite her challenging circumstance She received an unexpected inheritance from a distant uncle, but her windfall is still controlled by her conniving cousin until she is married Clare learns through her solicitor that James Boleigh, the 7th Baron Trehearth, needs an infusion of cash So she hatches a plan to marry Jaime, save his For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also Matthew 6 21Clare Greenogh is a resourceful governess she is determined to make something of her life despite her challenging circumstance She received an unexpected inheritance from a distant uncle, but her windfall is still controlled by her conniving cousin until she is married Clare learns through her solicitor that James Boleigh, the 7th Baron Trehearth, needs an infusion of cash So she hatches a plan to marry Jaime, save his estate, but retain control of her inheritance The last clause irritates Jaime but he still marries Clare THE BRIDE INSISTS focuses on Clare s introduction to Jaime s family and the Cornish countryside It was a pure delight to witness Clare s new sense of self and security as she settles into bucolic bliss As Clare explores her attraction to Jaime, the plot thickens Jaime acts exactly as expected for a titled man in the Regency Era a man who had no training for his position but only knows the comfort of the bottle Ashford subtly addresses the era s disregard for women s rights and even the moral lapse of the bored ton The secondary characters Clare s companion, Jaime s friends, the twin sisters, and even the dog add to the mayhem of miscommunication that tests the couple s union But ultimately hero and heroine learn that what they want is not necessarily what they need.Recommended read for fans of traditional Regency romance, lighthearted banter, and off the wall characters.I received an ARC from Sourcebooks for an honest review

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    Jamie, the hero, is a whiny, petulant self entitled asshole I m not sure why he feels so entitled to everything he doesn t have but it makes him incredibly angry and a raging drunk.I also groaned when the obvious plot device of the precocious twin sisters showed up I don t need pages of boring antics of the tween set in my romances, particularly in a novel already lacking in any romantic character development between the main characters.

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