Published by La Loma Elite Publishing on April 27, 2018
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THEIR MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE…
For years, Lady Melloria Whitmore has believed her childhood best friend and secret love Brigham Clarke agreed to marry her out of a sense of duty. Knowing how important Brigham’s work with Parliament is to him, she agrees to see him once a year, when he returns to his country estate for the holidays. This Christmas, Mellie vows to give Brigham the one thing he has always wanted: an heir. For one night, she’ll share his bed, and she’ll have that memory of passion to get her through the long winter nights without him.
IS ABOUT TO BECOME A MARRIAGE OF LOVE.
Except Brigham doesn’t want just one night—he wants forever. He’s loved Mellie all his life, and making her his Viscountess Whitmore was his dream. He just never thought Mellie returned his feelings. So when Mellie begins her seduction under the Christmastide moon, Brigham receives the best gift of all: his wife’s love.
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~~Reviewed by Lisa~~
Communication, communication, communication. Something that seems to always be an issue in relationships and that is the big hurdle Melloria, “Mellie”, and Brigham have in their life together. They each think they know how the other is feeling, thinking and seeing their marriage. They have allowed years to add to the confusion. This is a warm story of two people that have the best foundation for a HEA, love for each other, but must reach down deep and find the courage to bring it forward.
The reasons behind their confusion are well founded and compelling. The bad health and death(s) of loved ones is no small thing to deal with. “One is not always blessed with choosing their fate or path in life.” (location 810) Mellie is dealt a hard task and bares up incredibly well. While dealing with her reality she struggles to not be upset with the things she finds lacking in her marriage. She is a strong and resilient woman who I was able to relate to so strongly!
When they do finally find their courage, it is charming and heartwarming to see them realize the foundation is strong and they can make their HEA a reality. Thank you for a lovely afternoon, Ms. McKnight.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.