Here is the story…
Desperate to escape his mother’s matchmaking, Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh, flees to a remote country village. But even there, another marital trap is sprung. So when Miss Sophia Fry’s intervention on his behalf finds her unceremoniously booted from her guardian’s home, Vincent is compelled to act. He may have been blinded in battle, but he can see a solution to both their problems: marriage.
At first, quiet, unassuming Sophia rejects Vincent’s proposal. But when such a gloriously handsome man persuades her that he needs a wife of his own choosing as much as she needs protection from destitution, she agrees. Her alternative is too dreadful to contemplate. But how can an all-consuming fire burn from such a cold arrangement? As friendship and camaraderie lead to sweet seduction and erotic pleasure, dare they believe a bargain born of desperation might lead them both to a love destined to be?
And here is my review, Which has some spoilers in it, round aboutly:
First, If I would have known this was a Survivor Club novel, I probably would have skipped it. They are not my favorite, but not at all because of the things the men and women have to overcome. I don’t understand the draw of the Survivor Club books. I sometimes think that accidentally Mary took them all on. Just because you have flaws, does not mean that they have to be flawed in other ways too, like, of the three I read, I can say sex with these heroes seems below par. Some don’t know what they are doing or are just not all that good at it. Can’t one of these guys have been a rogue or a rake or something, so they can satisfy the girl? Vincent is blind…. but wouldn’t that give him more reason to explore with his tongue, and he could have been super sexy about it too, but instead, it was washed aside, as if it didn’t matter, and Sophie was okay with it. Sort of. Mary, I know you can do it, I have read a lot of your books.
It was a decent read, but i found it hard to imagine Sophie being so God Awful ugly that Sebastian would have told her all of those mean and terrible things. Also, that people would grimace when they saw Vincent was to marry her. I don’t think people are all that ugly. It is hard to find someone so over the top that it would send me that direction. Plain, sure, but everyone has something. I give it three, because I did cry a little at the end, but then again, I was close to my time of the month.
P.S. I found out that I use words that really are not words. Such as Vilegence. Apparently I would be horrible at Scrabble. My husband thinks it is cute. Which only made me more angry that I used a non word for so many years. Damn it. I always thought I was witty.