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characters The Marriage Act ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ï London 1821When John Viscount Welford proposed to Caroline Fleetwood the only daughter of the Bishop of Essex he thought he knew exactly what he was getting—a lovely innocent brideFive years later he knows better The woman who ran to another man on their wedding niSummated the marriage is hardly innocent Years spent apart while John served as a diplomatic attaché have allowed them to save face in society but all good pretenses must come to an end When Caroline receives word that her father is dying she begs John to accompany her on one last jou. 375 stars I received an eARC of this book from Carina Press via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis is a difficult book to get my head around Overall I enjoyed it and stayed up way too late one night to finish it which is usually a good sign There were just nagging things that kept popping up in my head while I was reading it that I couldn't ignore But I guess that is also a sign of a well written story that has me thinking about it long after completion The Marriage Act starts off with John Viscount Welford asking Miss Caroline Fleetwood the daughter of an esteemed bishop to marry him John has fallen in love with her and is desperate to marry her in time to travel off to Vienna where he has been assigned in a diplomacy post Things unravel after the wedding night when Caro runs off to meet up with the man she is really in love with and is brought back by her heartbroken husband They live separate lives for the next five years but are brought back together when Caro's father's health comes into uestion and she asks John to act like a loving husband in order to keep their marriage troubles a secretLet me start off by saying that I absolutely adored John He is so desperate for affection yet feels like he will never find it His heart was broken by Caro's betrayal and he reacted in anger as one could understand So when Caro asks him to help her out he can't say no to her and decides to just make the best of the situation What I really liked about his character was the growth that he achieved through this journey He learned how his actions are perceived by others and that he can often appear judgmental without meaning toCaro is a character who also had an emotional journey to take While I ended up liking her by the end she made it difficult for most of the book Her youthful folly was pretty egregious and she did take the punishment for it But I had issues with her constant flip flopping when it came to John and their marriage She claims to have grown up yet every time John tried to explain his feelings she pushed them aside I also did not appreciate her constant lying to John her father etc which she finally admitted to at the last possible momentI do have to admit some admiration for the author for this story It is obvious that she intended for both John and Caro to have some major personality flaws that they needed to learn to overcome I also thought she did a good job of showcasing their character growth I guess I just wish that Caro's redemption hadn't come so late in the game especially since it was a source of frustration for me throughout the storyThe plot of this book could be divided into two parts The first section deals with Caro's reveal to John of her plan and their trip to her uncle's home where her father is staying As with most road trips there are plenty of hazards to deal withphysical and emotional The later half of the book has the couple arriving to visit Caro's father and pretending to be a happy couple I found myself liking the second part much since that is when the characters made the most progress and learned to think of other people's feelings Though I could have done without Caro's annoying cousin Sophia who provided an interesting insight for Caro to see how foolish youthful declarations could be yet just spent most of her page time irritating the tar out of meAfter thinking about it I can say that I would recommend Alyssa Everett's The Marriage Act due to the wonderful writing and the refreshing tone I do still have reservations regarding Caro's character but it is possible that other readers may not see the same issues that I do I did find the story as a whole entertaining and will keep checking out of Ms Everett's books

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London 1821When John Viscount Welford proposed to Caroline Fleetwood the only daughter of the Bishop of Essex he thought he knew exactly what he was getting a lovely innocent brideFive years later he knows better The woman who ran to another man on their wedding night after they'd con. This is my second book by Everett Although I enjoyed this one the interactions between the H and h were uite exhausting I can get behind misunderstanding and deliberate miscommunication to a point but it was a little too much for me here I appreciated that Caro wasn't your typical HR heroine what with her confusion about lies and acting how people expected her to act but the way her deceptions compounded was a bit painful to read about which may have been the intention as keeping up lie after lie is painful And although I've only read two of her books I think like the way Everett writes her herosI like how sweet this got at the end and that the two finally learned to communicate Although I didn't enjoy this as much as Ruined by Rumor it was still well written and entertaining in parts I'm interested to read of Everett's work25 stars

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The Marriage ActRney to see himBut there's an added problem Caroline never told her father that her marriage to John was a farce As they play act for others Caroline is delighted to find she never really knew her husband at all But can she be the kind of wife he needs and does she want to be85000 word. This was a solid book Everett's writing is consistently strong She sets up an unusual premise an historically estranged couple for genuinely plausible reasons and then brings them back together for a road trip followed by a charade that they are in fact happy There's the potential for a fair amount of tumult but it's all handled with skill and control I really liked Caro She was a self possessed heroine who recognised her youthful folly and the problems it had caused and she takes responsibility for the mess All the same she doesn't let John push her around and she calls him out on his priggish unwillingness to forgive her On which note John Bit of an ass I understand that he was hurt by what happened to his marriage but good grief he was an asshole for a prolonged period of time about it I think that could have been handled with a bit subtly That said Caro and John's romance is nice and well developed It didn't rock my world or anything but it was solidMy major criticism is that the conflict just lasts a bit too long Caro thinks she'll never get John to forgive her and John thinks Caro isn't worth forgiving The resolution could have been better and the last big act of drama with Caro's ridiculous stereotype of a cousin Sophie felt very artificialThis is not a five star book and for some it's probably not a four star book but I thought it was so consistent well written and entertaining so that's the rating I have opted for