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A Most Unconventional Match

by Julia Justiss

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When Hal Waterman attended Elizabeth Lowery's wedding to his friend Nicky. Now Nicky is dead and Elizabeth is floundering, she never expected to be young and widowed and she isn't prepared for it. There are other people sniffing around, people who have a better ability with words than Hal, some of his suggestions to her may leave her open to criticism from society, but it's tempting. Sir Gregory Holburn could be a safer bet, one that people urge her to take, but Hal excites her, even with his limited words.

It was an interesting read that did keep me reading and I enjoyed the characters and their motivatoins ( )
  wyvernfriend | Apr 25, 2015 |
I like when hero has always secretly desired heroine and his speech impediment tugged at my heart.
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  Dawn772 | Jan 29, 2015 |
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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
Hal Waterman is an endearing, very large, shy, man with a speech impediment which requires him to speak in concise terms. He is not titled (how refreshing!), but is a well-born financial and investment titan. He has loved the beautiful, shy, naive, artistic Elizabeth from afar for 7 years. Now she is a widow with a young son, and she needs his protection and guidance as navigates the shoals of the tangled affairs her beloved husband left her with upon his death.

In this story, Hal comes to terms with his painful childhood as he helps Elizabeth's son travel beyond his grief. As he realizes his life's dream of making Elizabeth his own, he helps her come into herself and begin to realize her dreams as well.

I really liked big, bumbling, kind-hearted, honorable Hal. There is considerable sexual tension between the protagonists early-on, but in this tale, it is Elizabeth who is the aggressor, Hal's principles and care for her exerting the necessary curb to his desires. Elizabeth's child, 6-year-old David is nicely-drawn and behaves age-appropriately. ( )
  rsstick | Oct 31, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0373295057, Mass Market Paperback)

A Wanton Widow When Hal Waterman calls upon the newly-widowed Elizabeth Lowery, it is intended to be the chivalrous act of a gentleman. But Hal has secretly adored Elizabeth for years. Elizabeth’s household is in turmoil and she has to support her young son. Hal’s help is more than welcome – but his silent, protective presence awakens feelings in her that she does not understand. Elizabeth’s marriage had been happy, but her husband had never aroused such confusing, exhilarating sensations in her… Elizabeth knows that society would condemn her, but Hal’s attractions may well prove too much to resist!

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PLAYAWAY: "A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers"--Pub. description.… (more)

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