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ARC from the publisher via Netgalley. Bernadette Marie Burton may be the richest widow in England, but like her dreams of finding true passion, her lad is deteriorating. So when an attacker threatens her life, she finds safety in the most unseemly of places: His fortune stolen, young Matthew Joseph Milton is done playing the respectable gentleman.

In the slums of New York, only ruffians thrive.

Forever a Lady (The Rumor, #2) by Delilah Marvelle

I was browsing Netgalley, familiar words I am sure, and saw this blurb. It intrigued me so I read the little delila extra they have on the website and decided to give this a try.

Enough time had passed since I requested this book and when I read it that I had forgotten what the blurb said. Going back and reading it again I was almost tempted to ask if this was this for the same dlilah I read.

Yes, Bernadette is wealthy, widowed, and has a poor reputation. She also lives in New York, and what made him decide he was willing to risk anything at all. Based on the amount of information left out of lzdy blurb I am going to summarize more about at least the beginning of the story then I usually do in a review. Matthew was Irish-American and the heir to a really prosperous newspaper when their accountant, a former friend, was caught embezzling all of their funds.

In a few short days Matthew and his father found themselves living in the slums of New York. Not long after they arrived in the slums Matthew comes to the rescue of a young lad and as a result takes a few punches, one of which caused permanent blindness in one eye. Embittered by the change in life circumstances and the forver in which people were forced to live along with the refusal of the Mayor to marvellr anything about it, Matthew formed a gang to bring some law and order to his area of the slums and from there really grew into manhood.


Of course bringing law and order also means making enemies so Matthew and his second in command, Coleman, leave New York until the heat dies down and head to London. Meanwhile Lady Bernadette, who had decided to live life a little after being widowed, left England for the US and finally settled in New York as just Bernadette and as a wealthy widow.

She was approached by one of her acquaintances who revealed that he knew about her past and basically blackmailed her into teaching and polishing his daughter to include an introduction to Polite Society for her upcoming marriage. Lady Bernadette agrees to do so and finds herself back in London. Matthew and Bernadette spot each other while riding one morning but no words are initially exchanged. Lady Bernadette gives him her card with instructions to call on her so she can reward him for his timely actions.

After Bernadette unwillingly comes to his rescue she kicks Matthew out of her life. They meet again in New York when Matthew faces an laady from his gang who has targeted Bernadette. This part of the story portrays men at their most bestial.

Thankfully Matthew and a few of his men came to the rescue and were able to save Bernadette. That event shocks Matthew into deciding that he needs to change his life so he can be worth Bernadette. Matthew also says that she has to agree not to have any physical contact with him until he has repaid the debt in order to retain his pride. Watching him grow once he made the decision to change where his life was headed was pretty impressive.

I decided that Matthew was firmly back on my hero side with his first meeting with Lady Bernadette after he finished repaying his debt. Bernadette was also hit and miss for me.

Her thoughts while her contact with Matthew was limited to letters only after their bargain were great. That redeemed her in my eyes. I also liked how she had an epiphany that she more then lusted after Matthew and finally proposed to him. This one basically read to me that if Bernadette really loved Matthew she would have anal sex with him. This would allow him to take her virginity, remember she is widowed and her husband could perform.


Talk about a WTF moment especially since his spit alone was enough lube, he went from back to front without cleaning or wiping at a minimum, and this was their first sexual encounter in over eight months of frustration. I liked the worldbuilding, the different historical facts and delilwh that were included.

I also liked some of the subplots I just think that the romance theme was overshadowed. I also had some concerns marvells questions about how certain situations were worked out or started. They seemed a bit too coincidental. That combined with being completely thrown out of the story by a sex scene that was highly anticipated by both the hero and heroine made this one that I will not go back and re-read.

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She discovered at an early age that not only were they her transport to far off worlds, adventures, and exotic cultures, but that she ran into far fewer objects if she walked while reading then if she drlilah reading.

She reads across several genres, such as: She isn’t too picky ofrever for good characterization, settings she can imagine, and a story that flows logically Have any to recommend? Thanks for this review, I have this author on my wishlist. But your description of that love scene would totally make me dislike the book.

The rest sounds original enough for me to want to try it. Thanks for this foever. Yes this ended up being a really mixed bag. Glad my review helped you to NOT throw your kindle against the wall. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. ARC from the x via Netgalley Two different classes, One common desireā€¦ Bernadette Marie Burton may be the richest widow in England, but like her dreams of finding true passion, her reputation is deteriorating.

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