Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh

Only Enchanting by Mary Baloghthree-stars

Only Enchanting Series: The Survivors' Club #4
on October 28, 2014
Pages: 394

Audiobook Length: 10 hours and 57 minutes

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The Survivors' Club: Six men and one woman, all wounded in the Napoleonic Wars, their friendship forged during their recovery at Penderris Hall in Cornwall. Now, in the fourth novel of the Survivors' Club series, Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, has left this refuge to find his own salvation—in the love of a most unsuspecting woman…

Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, was devastated by his fiancée’s desertion after his return home. Now the woman who broke his heart is back—and everyone is eager to revive their engagement. Except Flavian, who, in a panic, runs straight into the arms of a most sensible yet enchanting young woman.

Agnes Keeping has never been in love—and never wishes to be. But then she meets the charismatic Flavian, and suddenly Agnes falls so foolishly and so deeply that she agrees to his impetuous proposal of marriage.

When Agnes discovers that the proposal is only to avenge his former love, she’s determined to flee. But Flavian has no intention of letting his new bride go, especially now that he too has fallen so passionately and so unexpectedly in love.

My Review

I wanted to love this book…

It was okay. The first half was eternal and boring. I kept wanting something to happen. At that point, I think there were two stolen kisses and, well, nothing. I did not feel the passion that was supposedly developing between these two.

I made no highlights in my Kindle. That’s a bad sign. I did not laugh, not even a tiny chuckle, nor did I cry. I didn’t care at all. That’s just not good.

Just after the halfway mark, we were treated to a snarky bitch who wanted to steal back Mumford…or what was his name? I kept forgetting it because it was just too weird. Agnes was never described to be the beauty on the cover of this book. She always sounded plain and frumpy. Why, again, did she wear her old, frumpy, “before” look to go visit the snarky ex-bitch and her mommy? I didn’t get the reasoning behind that.

It ended abruptly, just like this review.


About Mary Balogh

Mary Balogh is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Slightly novels: Slightly Married, Slightly Wicked, Slightly Scandalous, Slightly Tempted, Slightly Sinful, and Slightly Dangerous, as well as the romances No Man’s Mistress, More than a Mistress, and One Night for Love. She is also the author of Simply Love, Simply Unforgettable, Simply Magic, and Simply Perfect, her dazzling quartet of novels set at Miss Martin’s School for Girls. A former teacher herself, she grew up in Wales and now lives in Canada.

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