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First Comes Marriage (Huxtable Quintet - Book 1) (edition 2009)

by Mary Balogh (Author)

Series: The Huxtables (1)

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Against the scandal and seduction of Regency England, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh introduces an extraordinary family -- the fiery, sensual Huxtables. Vanessa is the second daughter, proud and daring, a young widow who has her own reason for pursuing the most eligible bachelor in London. One that has nothing to do with love. Or does it? The arrival of Elliott Wallace, the irresistibly eligible Viscount Lyngate, has thrown the country village of Throckbridge into a tizzy. Desperate to rescue her eldest sister from a loveless union, Vanessa Huxtable Dew offers herself instead. In need of a wife, Elliott takes the audacious widow up on her unconventional proposal while he pursues an urgent mission of his own. But a strange thing happens on the way to the wedding night. Two strangers with absolutely nothing in common can't keep their hands off each other. Now, as intrigue swirls around a past secret -- one with a stunning connection to the Huxtables -- Elliott and Vanessa are uncovering the glorious pleasures of the marriage bed...and discovering that when it comes to wedded bliss, love can't be far behind.… (more)
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Title:First Comes Marriage (Huxtable Quintet - Book 1)
Authors:Mary Balogh (Author)
Info:Dell (2009), 416 pages
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I didn't care for it. In fact I almost quit reading it numerous times, thinking it was a waste of my time.

The dialogue at the beginning of the story was elementary. It felt forced, as if perfect human beings were having a scripted conversation.

The hero and heroine were unappealing. I felt the author continually told you how you should feel about them, despite their words or actions didn't work well with how the author wanted you to feel about them.

The author was very repetitive. Going back to same cliched reasons why I should feel sorry for the hero/heroine.

Frequently the text seemed disjointed, even within scenes. I wondered if the author forgot the line of thought she was going down, and decided to pick up another topic. ( )
  jamireads | Aug 7, 2021 |
The arrival of Elliott Wallace, the irresistibly eligible Viscount Lyngate, has thrown the sleepy village of Throckbridge into a tizzy. It soon becomes clear that Elliot seeks a convenient marriage to a suitable bride, and desperate to rescue her eldest sister Margaret from a loveless union, Vanessa Huxtable - a proud and daring, a young widow - offers herself up instead. In need of a wife, Elliott takes the audacious widow up on her unconventional proposal while he pursues an urgent mission of his own. But then a strange thing happens: as the wedding night approaches they become inexplicably drawn to one another. And, as intrigue swirls around a past secret - one with a striking connection to the Huxtables - Elliott and Vanessa are uncovering the glorious pleasures of the marriage bed and discovering that when it comes to wedded bliss, love can't be far behind.

Mary Balogh once again creates strong likable characters with strong family ties, lots of sexual tension and
a delightful romance. ( )
  lrobe190 | Mar 23, 2021 |
I liked that Vanessa was the "plain Jane" non sexy sister but yet Elliott found the good qualities in her especially her smile. It was good to see them work through each of their misunderstandings right away so the story could keep moving forward. Loved the way Vanessa looked at life as finding the happiness and joy in the little things each day. Glad to read how the family cared so much for each other and was not changed so much because of their new found wealth. ( )
  kshydog | Dec 13, 2020 |
2.5 stars ( )
  WhiskeyintheJar | Jul 28, 2020 |
I would give this an enthusiastic 3.5 stars. I thoroughly enjoyed the slow-growing relationship from this new-to-me author. I will be reading her catalog! ( )
  samnreader | Jun 27, 2020 |
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Warren Hall in Hampshire, principal country seat for generations past of the Earls of Merton, was surrounded by a large, well-landscaped park, in one secluded corner of which there was a small chapel, used nowadays almost exclusively for family weddings, christenings, and funerals since there was a sizable church in the village nearby for regular worship.
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Against the scandal and seduction of Regency England, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh introduces an extraordinary family -- the fiery, sensual Huxtables. Vanessa is the second daughter, proud and daring, a young widow who has her own reason for pursuing the most eligible bachelor in London. One that has nothing to do with love. Or does it? The arrival of Elliott Wallace, the irresistibly eligible Viscount Lyngate, has thrown the country village of Throckbridge into a tizzy. Desperate to rescue her eldest sister from a loveless union, Vanessa Huxtable Dew offers herself instead. In need of a wife, Elliott takes the audacious widow up on her unconventional proposal while he pursues an urgent mission of his own. But a strange thing happens on the way to the wedding night. Two strangers with absolutely nothing in common can't keep their hands off each other. Now, as intrigue swirls around a past secret -- one with a stunning connection to the Huxtables -- Elliott and Vanessa are uncovering the glorious pleasures of the marriage bed...and discovering that when it comes to wedded bliss, love can't be far behind.

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