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But Charles was every bit as swept away as the foolish woman in his arms. Someone had to see reason, but he was very much afraid it wasn’t he.

But Charles was every bit as swept away as the foolish woman in his arms. Louisa Stratton was his employer, but that trifling. detail had nothing to do with his current confusion. He wanted her, wanted a woman for the first time in months. But what if Marja came between them, a wraith reminding him of his guilt? No. Not now. There was no one in his senses but Louisa, whose taste and touch and scent had driven him delightfully mad.

Downton Abbey fans will fall in love with Maggie Robinson’s Ladies Unlaced series. Maggie Robinson has done it again. Sexy intrigue, sharp wit, tender romance. In the Arms of the Heiress delivers them all, and in grand style. Her new Edwardian-set story is an openhearted romance that will sweep readers into the turbulent times at the turn of the century when manners and mores were changing as fast as hemlines. I was utterly charmed by the madcap, motor-driving heroine and the wounded war hero who finds more than he bargained for In the Arms of the Heiress. Full of witty dialogue and scorching romance, In the Arms of the Heiress kept me reading nonstop.

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The footman dashed off, and Harriet made a conscious effort not to look at her reflection in any of the mirrors she passed as they mounted the stairs and navigated the corridors. She had never been anywhere in Featherstone House but Sir Thomas’s library and the powder room adjacent to it, and would have confessed to feeling overwhelmed by its grandeur if she thought Hitchborn would be at all sympathetic. Her origins were humble, but there was no need to trumpet them to this stiff-backed butler.

I am loving Maggie Robinson’s Edwardian-set Ladies Unlaced series. In the Arms of the Heiress still gets my vote for best of series, but this one is also a treasure. In the Arms of the Heiress (A Ladies Unlaced Novel Book 1). Maggie Robinson. I highly recommend it. And I eagerly await Book 4, The Unsuitable Secretary, which releases next month.

Ladies Unlaced by. Maggie Robinson (Goodreads Author). The plot of In the Arms of the Heiress can be summed up fairly succinctly, thus: Young heiress engages complete stranger to act as faux husband for one month to help deceive her overprotective and disapproving family. Romance and hi-jinx ensue. Put like that, the book might not sound like all that promising, but I guarantee it’s a thoroughly entertaining read with plenty of humour, romance, sexy love-scenes and the aforementioned hi-jinx; together with some shrewd observations on the changes taking place in society in turn-of-the-century England.

Maggie Robinson, author of the Ladies Unlaced series, including In the Arms of an Heiress, In the Heart of the Highlander, and The Reluctant Governess, is a former teacher, library clerk, and mother of four who woke u. .

Maggie Robinson, author of the Ladies Unlaced series, including In the Arms of an Heiress, In the Heart of the Highlander, and The Reluctant Governess, is a former teacher, library clerk, and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adverbs as possible doing s. From the author of In The Arms of the Heiress, a seductive romance about getting schooled in the ways of the heart-and desir. secretary for the renowned Evensong Agency, Eliza Lawrence may have a pretty face, but she’s much prouder of her mind and her morals.

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It’s all fun and games until someone falls in love… Independent heiress Louisa Stratton is going home to Rosemont for the holidays and, at the family’s request, she’s bringing her new husband Maximillian Norwich, art connoisseur and artful lover, the man she’s written of so glowingly. There’s one hitch—he doesn’t exist. Louisa needs a fake husband, and fast, to make the proper impression. Charles Cooper, captain of the Boer War and with a background far from silver spoons or gilded cages, is so hard up that even Louisa’s crazy scheme appeals to him. It’s only thirty days, not till death do them part. What’s so difficult about impersonating a husband, even if he doesn’t know a Rembrandt from a Rousseau? The real difficulty is keeping his hands off Louisa once there’s nobody around to see through their ruse. And then there’s the small problem of someone at Rosemont trying to kill him. Keeping his wits about him and defending Louisa brings out the honor he thought he’d left on the battlefield. But when Louisa tries to protect him, Charles knows he’s found a way to face his future—in the arms of his heiress.

Comments: (7)

Moswyn
First, I'll say right off that I enjoyed everything about this: the Edwardian age which was a time teetering before the great upheavals of the first world war; the heroine, who suffers doubts even as she forges on; and the hero, who is a Horatio Alger born in the wrong country. (His rise does not deliver him into a higher order of English society but leaves him neither fish nor fowl, with a crooked nose as a reminder of his elevation above his station.)

The story is about things and people not being what they seem. It's a breezy read to start that slowly reveals the true characters of the H/h, the challenges of their pasts and the obstacles they must overcome. It begins as the madcap heiress, who's concocted an ideal husband in letters to her overbearing relatives, has to hire herself a temporary stand-in spouse when she decides to return home from abroad to sort out some financial skullduggery. This hired man is not much like the cultured man of her dreams and how she deals with the descrepancies from her fiction is funny and charming. How he tries to inhabit the character she's created is also v. funny, touching and revealing in turns. Most of all, it's those divergences from some supposed ideal that make him the ideal man for her.

In increments, the story's onion-like layers are peeled away and I found myself sympathizing with her and really admiring her gumption, even as I fell for the hero, a broken man in body and soul, who accepts the well-paid position for his own heart-breaking reason. (Memories of the Boer War left him a cynical, self-loathing 'hero.') Nevertheless, their chemistry crackles from the first, unpromising meeting. (And his opinion of her 'ideal' man was v. funny and so right in defining their differences, I smiled for chapters beyond the scene.)

Soon, they're thrown into the 'viper pit' of her ancestral home where his innate chivalry makes him her champion and places him in the crosshairs of dangerous intrigue.

The jeopardy they face both individually and together is not stupid melodrama but comes organically from their circumstances and their characters. No trumped up hissy-fit misunderstandings or gulf-of-two-worlds false assumptions, though they are of two separate worlds socially and neither's a mind-reader. The more I learned the better I liked them both. And this is the progress of their feelings too, as they come to know one another, they see each other more clearly and love what they see. But this author didn't just flop revelations out on the page as if we're too stupid to start putting two and two together for ourselves. No, she hinted at sad histories, menace, fear, and despair and it packed more wallop for how well it's underplayed. So darker elements developed in increments, like their feelings did. And I was pulled into the story and concerned for the hero and heroine -- not just for their HEA. And I loved them even more for the gallant way they cope (and did so with wonderful humor, too). While I hated the rotters and leeches in her extended family and the unchivalrous neighbor, I had no idea who the true villain was until it was time to unmask the turd. In other words, I was swept up in their story.

From here, I'll have to be vague rather than spoil plot twists...

Overall, what I appreciated most in reading this was the way I learned more and more about each, saw how they grew and recovered their essential spirits with the other's help, and how they came to trust and love one another. It wasn't forced, or artificial, their attraction was immediate but their love developed along with deeper understanding as well as some really good mutual ravishing. But it wasn't a foregone conclusion either. Finally, throughout, the humor was genuinely funny and very endearing.

I'm going to read the next, about the employment agency owner who set the wheels in motion here. She's a lady with lots of layers and secrets, too.
Gavinranara
Maggie Robinson has a deft touch and succeeds in keeping the tone light by adding just the right dose of humor to lighten what could have been a very angsty story. This was a new author for me - and I found her voice delightful. I'm a sucker for a wounded war hero and Captain Cooper fit the bill perfectly. In fact, I loved the whole premise.

Heiress, orphaned at age 4, raised with everything money could buy but without love by a stern aunt, seeks escape from her gilded cage. So, she invents a husband and hires Captain Cooper to act the role for the Christmas season.

Captain Cooper, conversely, was raised with no money but some affection. Rescued from tedious obscurity by a wealthy patron, he was educated at Harrow and enlisted into the British Calvary, where he rose through the ranks to officer. When we first meet Charles he is in sad straits - drunk, damaged and determined to end it all.

As he assumes the role of Max, her dream husband, a delightful story ensues. He certainly grows into the role and finds himself, albeit reluctantly, wishing the role were real. The banter is very well done, and I thoroughly loved watching them fall for each other. The circumstances are sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant - but always fun to read. This was a clever, witty, heart-warming tale and I would certainly recommend it highly. It's sensual, sexy and sensational - truly a 5 star read.
Querlaca
I haven't read many historical romances set in 1902 and I feared the heroine would be a rabid suffragette, but Nope. This author gives us a heroine who is feisty, funny, charming, and smart. The hero is equally good: strong, heroic, easy-going, war hero with some issues he deals with along the way. The romance is done well with lots of entertaining conversations, good amount of sex and passion, and an ever-growing insight and understanding of each character.

There is a plot line around the heiress's finances and someone out to harm her; this plot is pretty good, but it waits too long to tie up then is a bit anti-climatic. The book lost a star in my ratings for this item.

Overall, I definitely recommend this as a very good historical romance.
In the Arms of the Heiress (A Ladies Unlaced Novel) download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Maggie Robinson
ISBN: 0425265811
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Berkley (July 2, 2013)