A Question Of Class (2014)
A Question of Class (2014)
4.1 of 5 Votes: 2
1616505451 (ISBN13: 9781616505455)
Kensington Publishing Corp., Lyrical Press Imprint
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Catherine grow up poor but married a rich man and thought life was the way it was supposed to be, until she learned her husband held a few very dark secrets. And when he told Catherine that the last 5 years of their marriage was a sham. Catherine is at a loss, she runs to her only 2 friends in the city.Benjamin has been on the hunt to destroy the one man that ran away while his sister was being killed, Morris Delcour. When Benjamin locates Mr. Delcour he has been remarried and is looking for someone to keep on eye his " flighty" wife. When he sees Catherine, he can't believe something so beautiful is married to such a coward.I would rate this book 4 fangs out of 5 fangsI enjoyed reading about Benjamin and Catherine. They had to over come so much and learn how to communicate with each other. It was truly a nice straight up romance story. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading a story of hope.*Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock* A Question of Class opens with a bang when Catherine Delcour's husband, Morris, announces he'd duped her into thinking she'd married him on board a ship bound for France. While they lived there, Catherine had served her purpose well. She was charming and a highly anticipated guest at the various social events they attended, making her the ideal partner for helping Morris further his wine distribution business. Upon their return to New York, they find Society is more stringent about whom they admit to the inner circles. Catherine comes from a working class background and therefore, part of the great unwashed in the eyes of the upper crust. Suddenly, she's more of a liability than an asset. Because of this, Morris has made arrangements to send Catherine away. But it will be a short time before he can accomplish this, so he hires his brother-in-law, Benjamin Thomas, to keep an eye on Catherine. Catherine is attracted instantly to Benjamin the night he discovers and foils her escape attempt. But she won't let her attraction stand in the way of moving on with her life. She plots to steal a very expensive bottle of wine from Morris (in exchange for his years of duping her), and use the proceeds to begin a new life. Benjamin has a few plans of his own regarding Morris. Seems like everyone wants a piece of that scoundrel. I enjoyed this book from page one. Reading along as Julia Tagan moved Catherine from the roll of victim to a place of strength made Catherine a heroine worth cheering for. And when she discovered love with Benjamin along the way added a delightful twist. Benjamin also grows within the story, and is extremely likeable (okay, he's loveable). This book is exactly why I read romance. Julia has captured the world of societal pecking order perfectly, and introduces us to a strong secondary cast I hope we'll get to see more of in the future. Catherine's sister, Sophie, and the only woman who befriended Catherine in New York, Theodosia, add interest and intrigue as Catherine struggles to overcome class discrimination and a conniving husband to find her true love.This is Julia's debut novel, but you wouldn't know it. The writing is solid, lyrical and entertaining. She pulled me to the edge of my seat while waiting for Catherine and Benjamin to find their happily-ever-after. Just when you think things might be going well for Catherine, another delightful twist is added and tension escalates. A real page turner.I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
It kept my attention long enough to finish it, but that's because it was short.
Can't wait to read more from this author.
The cover is the best part of this book.
First "Harlequin"-style read (I think).
Fair book. I speed read.
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