***Review*** Her Reluctant Groom (The Groom Series 2) by Rose Gordon
Marcus Sinclair, sixteenth Earl of Sinclair, has lived the last thirteen years as a recluse following an accident that left him heavily scarred. Though a recluse, Marcus has still managed to fall in love. The problem? The woman he’s taken with is none other than the sister to the woman he was once betrothed to!
Emma Green has fancied herself in love with Marcus since she was barely out of leading strings and he taught her how to fish. Neither her sister’s engagement to him, nor the accident that left him disfigured has altered those feelings. But that matters naught. Why would he ever be interested in the younger sister of the one who ruined his life?
Nicole’s Review ~
I really hated giving this book such a low review rating but I had to be honest. This book did not hold my interest like the first book did. After reading book one I was hoping to get a lot of the same giggling and misunderstandings that lead to a great read. What I got was fairly boring, predictable and frustrating.
Marcus was once a handsome well educated man who thought himself in love and proposed marriage to Emma’s sister Louise. Little did she know Louise was a money grabbing trollop and once he found out tried to push off marriage in hopes of her causing a scandal or he could cry off due to his age at the time of the proposal. Unfortunately for him due to his pride he raced after Louise in horseback and had a tragic accident that left him terribly scarred and with a limp. He became a recluse and raised h is sister and cousin.
Emma is a young spinster who has loved Marcus since she was a child and always knew she wanted him. The author never gave a reason to why she remained a single woman when she was so attractive so I chose to believe it was her love of Marcus. The author never seemed to touch on why no one questioned her never marrying which I thought would have helped the story line a great deal.
The story really was set up to a Beauty and the Beast style read but for me it lacked a lot of backing. It just seemed we were suppose except they love each other. I wanted more from this story, instead it went just like you think it would. I really felt kind jipped by the whole story and not too sure if I’m gonna buy the rest of the series.
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About the Author ~
USA Today Bestselling Author and writer of eight unusually unusual historical romances that have been known to include scarred heroes, feisty heroines, marriage-producing scandals, far too much scheming, naughty literature and always a sweet happily-ever-after.
When not escaping to another world via reading or writing a book, she spends her time chasing two young boys around the house, being hunted by wild animals, or sitting on the swing in the backyard where she has to use her arms as shields to deflect projectiles AKA: balls, water balloons, sticks, pinecones, and anything else one of them picks up to hurl at his brother who just happens to be hiding behind her.