Until Daniel Banks arrives.
Daniel has been absolutely destroyed. All he has left is his position as vicar and if anyone finds out what he’s done, that will be gone too. He’s lost his son. He found out his wife wasn’t who he thought. He can’t even visit his sister. He’s lost it all, yet when he looks at Kirsten he feels alive.
But that’s oh so wrong. Especially for Daniel.
I loved this book!
I really enjoyed both Daniel and Kirsten, plus the plot is perfect. The tension and love show through every word. There is just a page or two of steam and it’s sweet.
Some may not like that there is quite a bit about Daniel’s position of vicar. It felt very honest and not slanted for or against.
“You Might Be A True Gentleman or Gentlewoman If…” by Grace Burrowes
How do you know if your Sig-O is a true gentleman/lady? Ask yourself a few questions…
First, do his or her best moves, smoothest lines, and cleverest flirtations only come out in public, or are the housework sessions equally likely to produce the verbal roses and melting glances from across the laundry pile?
The hallmark of a player is that their repertoire is best displayed when there’s an audience to play to. The true gentleman or lady isn’t playing, so the good stuff can come your way any old day or night of the week.
Second, does he or she deliver the fun and flirtation in you statements (“You look good in anything… and in nothing at all.”) Do they keep to the I-statements when the topic is difficult? (“I can come off irritated any time we talk about money because I’m afraid I’m not pulling my share of the load. I don’t mean to sound that way, and I’m sorry if I hurt your feelings.”)
The guy or gal who lapses into the you-always, and you-never accusations in the middle of a difficult conversation hasn’t learned to fight fair. Time to whip out a few remedial lessons from the relationship Code Duello, or find another waltzing partner.
Third, does he or she have the touch? Always respectful in public—even when respectfully affectionate—always cool with your respectful affections too?
The ladies and gents who treasure us the most know better than to cross that line, and we treasure them right back for their gallant attentions.
Fourth, do they listen to us? We’ve all had the experience of being on a date or in a discussion, and the person we’re with has checked out. They’re eying the door, the clock, their cool new app, or if there’s a mirror on hand (store window, shiny plate, mirror app), themselves. Um… that would be a no.
Fifth, are they honorable? Do they give you the sense that at all times, the person you’re with will be guided by kindness and honesty, even when neither is convenient for them? If that’s the consistent vibe—truth and compassion as their defining values—you are in the company of a true lady or a true gentleman.
Here’s the best part: True ladies and true gentlemen tend to be discerning people, for all they are also gracious, kind, honest, and excellent company. If you’ve found a true lady or gentleman for your very own, and they reciprocate your regard, chances are they have found a true lady or gentleman in you too!
|Publisher & Date:||November 3rd 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca|
|ISBN:||1492621056 (ISBN13: 9781492621058)|
|This Counts for these Challenges:||2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, 2015 Historical Romance Reading Challenge, 2015 NetGalley Reading Challenge|
|Series:||True Gentlemen #2|
The Duke’s Disaster
Tremaine’s True Love
Daniel’s True Desire
Will’s True Wish
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