The Brooding Beauty by Jillian Eaton

The Brooding Beauty

I’ve developed a list of books trailers, introduced to me during my normal social media interaction. I will continue to add to this list daily as I find more resources. Every week, I will choose a book from one of the categories on that list, and review it.

This week’s pick I found on Goodreads. The book trailer had the feel of an old home movie. That, simplicity is what attracted me to it. The Brooding Beauty is a shorter story, around 66 pages, instead of the typical novels I usually read. For me, short stories are always great for that quick afternoon read when you just need a small breather from life.

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What happens after happily ever after?

The marriage of Lady Catherine Nettle and Marcus Windfair, the 7th Duke of Kensington, was declared the affair of the Season. They seemed perfect for each other… until they weren’t.

Now after three years of separation Catherine wants a divorce. She can no longer remain married to a man who does not return her love and is willing to do whatever it takes – including following Marcus to the secluded cottage in the highlands where they spent their honeymoon – to get what she wants.

Marcus can no longer trusts his wife after what happened three years ago, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t love her. Refusing her ridiculous request for a divorce, he escapes to Woodsgate, confidant his wife will not follow him into the wilds of Scotland. Unfortunately for the Duke, this is one bet he is bound to lose.

Forced together, husband and wife reach an unusual compromise: Catherine agrees to sleep with her husband for two months, after which time Marcus will grant her a divorce. It is the perfect solution for two people who claim to no longer love each other… or is it?

My Thoughts:

Their own stubborn foolishness costs them so much heartache. A willingness to believe the lies of other’s instead of asking the one person they should trust. I enjoyed this short read. The characters developed quickly, with a full emotional spectrum, that touched the heart. If I had to find one complaint, it could only be that it was short. I loved the storyline so much, I wanted to read more about their relationship.

Favorite Line: “I would welcome the life of a pauper,” he whispered achingly. “If it meant I could spend just one more night in your arms.”

A wonderful love story with passionate and tender moments shared between a husband and wife. Her style of writing was refreshing as she brought each character to life. I would not hesitate to buy another book by this author. Lucky for us, all four books are available on Amazon for only $0.99 each or you can buy the complete set for $2.99. I give it 4.5 hearts.

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)