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A Passion for Him (Georgian) Paperback – January 29, 2013
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- Publisher : Brava; Reissue edition (January 29, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0758290446
- ISBN-13 : 978-0758290441
- Item Weight : 9.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.59 x 0.83 x 8.26 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,626,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I love Maria and St John. I loved them when they first met and I love them together.
I love Colin! I’ve loved him since he was first introduced and haven’t stopped. He has made me laugh, cringe and feel warm fuzzies all over. His love for Amelia has been obvious since the beginning. The lengths at which he was willing to go for her we’re just the best!! I nearly held my breath at parts because I was so worried she was going to marry Ware and be miserable especially once she found out about Colin and his plans.
Great book! Loved it!! On to the next!
It's 6 years later (London) and Amelia is now 22 years old..still believing Colin is dead, still grieving for him, her only love. But Colin is alive and has been in France building his empire of wealth and gaining a title- - all for Amelia. To be worthy of her station. Afterall, she is a Lady and he is nothing more than a Groomsman/Stable boy in her fathers' employ.
In the meantime, Amelia and Lord Ware (anyone know his first name??!?) are close to being engaged when Colin returns from France in the guise of Count Reynaldo Montoya. His mystery and intrigue lends much excitement to what would've been an otherwise mediocre plot.
There are pages upon wasted pages of "flashbacks" in the ruse of "dreams" and reminiscent thoughts which is nothing more than repeating diaglogue from the first book. Now, there's nothing wrong (IMO) in repeating certain amounts of dialogue from previous books, to make a point, or to reiterate what Amelia (or whomever) was/is thinking or was/is dreaming about (allowing the reader to feel the extent of her angst), or reinforce the memory of such events that have happened long ago....but it's NOT ok when it takes pages equal to entire chapters! That's a waste of the readers' time and money....even if a reader hasn't read the first book; so many pages of the previous books' dialogue is unnecessary and basically wasted space.
Yet I thoroughly enjoyed this riviting story (probably more because I read it on the heels of the 1st book "The Passion for the Game" and am still very connected to all the characters). It has great dialogue, it's fast paced and reinforces all that Colin (Count Montoya) sacrifices, experiences and finally attains to feel worthy of his love, Amelia. In the end his sacrifice becomes the very thing that causes him to lose her. My heart breaks for Colin and his dilemma of being born into servitude...working to change his status in life, and still it's not enough. He could not be enough for her in spite of all his effort.
Colin is a fascinating and strong character one cannot help loving and cheering for his success. Amelia is a lovely character albeit, somewhat weak in description. It's not until the end of this book that we're told the extent of her talent with weaponry and grow to appreciate her a bit more than the innocent, insipid weakling that she is in book #1. Her character description could have been stronger.
At any rate, Fabulous story! Wonderful finale! Brava Ms. Day!
Six long, mournful years ago, Amelia's life was turned upside down. Her father was exposed as the criminal he was, she was reunited with her long-lost sister, and she lost the love of her life. Resigned to the fact that her one chance at true romantic love was lost with her childhood sweetheart's murder, she faces a promising future as wife of the Earl of Ware, her long-time friend and trusted confidante. But having once tasted abiding love and unbridled passion, albeit unconsummated, she yearns for more.
Colin came very close to losing his life that fateful night when he helped Amelia escape her father's evil clutches. But he survived. Indeed, he did more than survive, using their separation to build his status from that of a gypsy stable boy with no future to that of a mysterious and obscenely wealthy nobleman.
Now, when Colin has retired from his short stint as a secret agent, ready to return to Amelia and claim her for his own, the enemies he made along the way endanger everything he has sacrificed for all these years. Worse, Colin's own decisions threaten to destroy Amelia's trust in him forever.
I only just read the previous story to this one, Passion for the Game , a few months ago, but it knocked my socks off to the point where I was left panting for its sequel! Between Sylvia Day being firmly ensconced on my list of very favorite authors and the previous book in this passionate (pun intended) series, my expectations for 'A Passion For Him' were extremely high. As usual, Ms. Day does not disappoint her fans. This book lives up to every hope and dream this reviewer had for Colin and Amelia, making the interminable moments of anticipation waiting for its release more than worthwhile.
Raised in virtual solitude with only servants for companions, closely guarded by her father, the unpretentious Lady Amelia has no notion of the social mores of the real world. She never realized the difference in station between herself and the few friends she made in her childhood. But Colin was never allowed to forget his place in her life, no matter that the love he harbored for her was requited. Knowing he can never give her the life she deserves as a stable boy, he resolves to grab the chance he is given to make something more of himself, with a plan to return to her once he is firmly established. But to take that opportunity, he lets everyone who loves him most believe him dead for six years.
Poor, virtuous Colin is a typical headstrong male - once he decides he knows the best way to proceed, he doesn't always consider the emotional impact of his actions on this around him. Although he had the very best of motivations, and admirable intentions, Colin's methods leave something to be desired. Will those actions cost him the one thing he desires above all else?
Amidst it all, our fair couple, along with their family and friends, is embroiled in an intrigue that keeps them on the edge of danger - a fact that Colin is always conscious of. The unraveling intricacies of the plot against our hero keep the story as exciting as the romance, and the reader on the edge of their seat!
I pre-ordered 'A Passion for Him' with two-day shipping as soon as I read its predecessor, and planned the evening of its UPS delivery around this book. I began reading it the moment I arrived home from work and was, as expected, unable to put it down until I finished the book that same evening. I know fans of Sylvia Day and fans of historical romance will find this delightful new release as gripping as I did!
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