Reader Reviews




This is the first book that I have read from Ms. Christi Caldwell a new author for me. This book is quite a surprise and a definite keeper one I reread again! I just loved the intelligent witty sassy pretty heroine Emmaline she really was just a wonderful heroine I instantly loved her and her spirit. I think I was a bit apprehensive to even read the book at first due to it having a war torn veteran being the hero. I think what made me a little scared was most romantic heroes that I have read about that are war torn aren’t portrayed in a way that seemed even feasible or real to me. Most heroes I have read about come back from some war not even acknowledging the fears and stress of living after the war. Lord Drake the handsome physically and emotionally scarred hero and his post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD was just perfectly described and it seems Ms. Caldwell really did her research in portraying this disorder...


Passionate Story - Captivating Hero Who's Heroine Saves Him Right Back!

...This is a beautifully written story about a very modern problem- that surely plagued soldiers since the beginning of war- post traumatic stress syndrome. Christi Caldwell does a wonderful job with her characters. The story line is gripping and flows easily. I read this book almost cover to cover. I finally put it down to sleep- but picked it up on Sunday morning to finish the last four chapters and write this review. Loved it and highly recommend!



Love can overcome the ravages of war

I loved both these characters and their best friends, Lord Sinclair and Miss Sophie Winters.

One of the things that I appreciated about this story is it’s depiction of the aftermath of war. Drake, more than any other Regency hero I’ve read, bears the psychological scars of what he saw in battle. His nightmares, his daymares, his fear of unknowingly hurting the woman who has become his only source of peace... these all rang true for me. I know veterans similarly afflicted and how much the damage those scars do. He’s never painted as a coward or a victim, just someone doing his best to try to move on. And Emmaline’s understanding is a testament to veterans’ wives who stay strong when their other half is weak.

The other thing I really liked were the familial relationships, on both sides. Drake’s father’s support and guilt over not being able to help him... Emmaline’s relationship with her mother and brother... they were ones full of love, even if it didn’t always come out in the right way.

All in all, a solid 5 star rating and one of my favorites in February.

-E. Day


Chapter 1

Forever Betrothed, Never the Bride


Forever Betrothed, Never The Bride

Book 1 in the Scandalous Seasons Series

It is up to her to show him the healing power of love.

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