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Ravishing the Heiress (The Fitzhugh Trilogy) (utgåvan 2012)

av Sherry Thomas (Författare)

Serier: Fitzhugh Trilogy (2)

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When her arranged marriage to the Earl Fitzhugh leads to a lasting friendship, but nothing more, Millicent, who has fallen head over heels in love with her husband, vows to prove to him that there is something between them that is worth fighting for.
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Titel:Ravishing the Heiress (The Fitzhugh Trilogy)
Författare:Sherry Thomas (Författare)
Info:Berkley (2012), 304 pages
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Emotional cheating as he's supposedly in love with someone from his past.
  izzied | Oct 29, 2020 |
I've been feeling like rereading this book for months. All Sherry Thomas, really. In these times, I'm finding this the most satisfying way to read--revisiting old favorites.

I found so much more to love about this book the second time around. My first review was certainly inadequate, but I feel like my first read of it was as well. Upgraded to a full 5.

ORIGINAL:

I rate this about a 4.25. I'm big into rounding down these days.

About 4.25 of those stars are for Millie's fortitude. Her stoic pragmatism was something here, and her strength something else.

I won't recap, but I'll definitely say in many ways this isn't an easy read. And it would be easy to malign Fitz for his choices and seemingly constant rejection of Millie, but part of why this book worked was that he, too, was rejected time and again by her. (At least in my eyes. If my spouse is all, "hey, going to meet another lover?" or "hey, jumping off the bed when you are sexy snuggling" it'd feel kind of shitty) I'm not sure why he'd think anything but what he thought, and his appreciation of her really did ring true from the very early 'bricks' of their relationship. Also well done was her 'status' in his eyes. This very sweet "no one treats my wife rudely" thing, which could sound ironic, but isn't.

And friendship is such a lovely foundation, isn't it? I think the choices in this book were brave and made for a unique plot. It would be easy to have Fitz hung up on his long forgotten lover but Thomas made her available to him, and in the end that's what set this book apart. I did feel like the end was too quick--would have loved some more quiet scenes from these two once they really start their lives together.

So a couple random paragraphs there, but in the end I'll just say this: I loved their quiet humor, I loved their quiet strength, and I loved their quiet and powerful love. ( )
  samnreader | Jun 27, 2020 |
This story took a really long time to get going, but the characters were really well developed. I felt like the lead character was a little too good to be true, but overall the story was believable. It was an enjoyable read. I would read more from this author. ( )
  lovelypenny | Feb 4, 2016 |
***This doesn't contain any direct spoilers, but maybe enough information that it might be****


















I wavered between a three and a four for this one. I wanted Fitz to be less dense and Millie to stick up for herself. Eight years? Granted, two people can decide to do whatever they want to between themselves, but Fitz was an idiot for not noticing that Millie truly loved him (as one of his sisters pointed out). His behavior when Isabelle returned was appalling, as was the whole "6-month thing." So Isabelle needed help with the children, but he'd get Millie pregnant and leave her? What sort of twisted logic is that? And the fact that she took care of him when he was being so incredibly awful on their "honeymoon" when the whole reason he was behaving that way was because he was married to her--petulant, whiny boy! How long did it take him to realize she'd had to give up things as well? That's why the hesitation between 3 or 4 stars. I felt command of the story was good, and I liked Millie, even if I want to yell "wake up" at her sometimes. I can see how she might have thought declaring her love for him before she thought he was ready might drive him away if he didn't know what to do with that information, and maybe the timing was as it should be, but I know I couldn't live that way for eight years, not with someone I loved. (I suppose I'm more of a jealous type than Millie seems to be, however). I hope he spends the rest of his life being extremely, extremely nice to her, and remembers her birthdays and their anniversaries. I was glad his sisters took her side--they realized early on how lucky he was to have had an arranged marriage with someone so genuinely nice and kind, who overlooked their brother's obvious faults. One thing about Millie, though, is that while she was overlooked, she is perfectly capable of taking care of herself. And in terms of the gossip mill, it seems as though Fitz could have formed one just on his own shenanigans, another thing not very fair to Millie--it never really came up, unless I missed it, but when she went out, she would have been in the presence of women her husband had slept with. Definitely not very nice or well-considered on his part. I think he needed to grow up and never really did until he was older and had to make the decision he did. What rock finally fell on his head to make him realize that yes, people do change over eight years?

I was thinking these things while I was reading, it wasn't as if they suddenly came to me when I was done, but I felt invested in Millie and wanted to know what would happen to her, because she truly deserved someone nice. She at least deserved a nice young man as a friend, even if just a friend, for nothing else if to make Fitz jealous. That might have hurried things along.

Now there's just poor Helena. I have to wait for the last book because someone has it on hold before me. Literally a hold, not as in they're so enraptured of it they can't let go. :-) ( )
  waclements7 | Oct 27, 2015 |
Me hubiera gustado mucho mas si no la autora no hubiese puesto tanto énfasis en el pasado (a pesar de que esos capítulos sirven para comprender la rara amistad de la pareja principal y el modo en que elsufrimiento del amor no correspondido de Millie la va hundiendo en una sumisión casi patética , es decir , la manera en que la heroina opta por ahogar sus propios sentimientos en pos de un futuro junto a ese preciso objeto de amor imposible ) .

También me parece que el muchachito podría haber sido un poco menos obtuso en sus verdaderos sentimientos 8 años sin saber que amas a alguien ? En serio? Vivís al lado de ella , te hablas con ella durante 8 años y recién te das cuenta de que la queres cuando ... ? Ya saben , ya saben , siempre tiene que ver con el sexo en primer lugar , el sexo como revelación antes que como parte de la cotidianidad del amor . El sexo es solo una parte , creo yo ; no es un abridor de puertas a la poética monotonía del amor (?) , hay mas formas de llegar a esa poesía ) ( )
  LaMala | Jun 7, 2015 |
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