Monday, May 21, 2012

The Substitute Bridegroom

Charlotte Louise Dolan
Regency Romance

"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth....and a husband for a husband."

Darius St John is a soldier through and through.  Life has taught him that women are not to be trusted and he has dedicated himself to a life of honor as a soldier.  Until a mistake during a curricle race changes his life forever, scarring a beautiful young lady.  Life is just as it should be for Elizabeth Goldsborough.  But all that changes after that curricle race and she is left with no choice but to wed the man responsible.  But life as a soldier's wife is more complicated that she had thought it would be, especially when she finds herself caring more and more for her aloof husband.  Can they find a way to both love and trust each other, or is this a marriage destined to end with as much convenience as it started with?

My Opinion: I simply love this book.  The plot moves along at a good pace and the dialogue is fantastic.  I really feel for Elizabeth who is such a sweet character even if she is a bit quiet.  Darius is a great character who shows growth even while being a consistent figure.  There are times I want to hit him over the head, but so does the heroine, so I count that as a good thing.  Their romance is sweet and a good roller coaster.  Side characters are colorful and fun and really flush out the storyline as they add in their own plot twists.  It keeps you guessing what will happen next and how it will all work out.  All in all a fun romance with some good laughs and perhaps a few tears as you root for true love to prevail.


  1. Sounds like a good one, I would love to check this out! Is it available as an ebook? I clicked the link to Amazon and the availability seems limited.

  2. This is actually only available in print format and mostly from third parties. It's an older book. I actually got a copy of it for Mother's Day and wanted to review it as soon as I had read it again.



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