Friday, September 30, 2016

A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna M. White

Lady Ella just wants to keep the diamonds from hurting those she loves the most in the world...

So I just finished an amazing new book by one of my favorite authors, Roseanna M. White called A Lady Unrivaled  and it is definitely my newest "Must Read".

In A Lady Unrivaled Lord James Cayton has broken two hearts and is determined to live a better life both for himself  and for his young little girl Addie. He never expected to meet someone like Lady Ella Myerstein though. He was shocked when she accidentally ran into him as she came barreling out of his cousin's library yelling something about how men and animals always fall at her feet  and immediately he was captivated by her smile, He'd never seen such a sweet, genuine smile before...
Lady Ella was shocked to see Cayton at his Cousin Stafford's castle because the two did not get along. Everyone knew that Cayton had dumped a girl who loved him only to turn around and marry another girl just for her money. 
But for some reason she could not stop thinking about him so she decides to focus instead on the diamonds, The Fire Eyes to be exact. The Fire Eyes were a very rare set of red diamonds from India that were believed to be cursed. Ella does not believe in the curse herself but she knows that greed and a need to have the Fire Eyes have proven to be a danger for her family before and she is determined that she will find the diamonds and hide them so that her brother and his new wife will never be put in harms way because of them again. Cayton and Ella keep bumping into each other and soon they become comfortable with each others company but when Ella tells Cayton about her plan for the Fire Eyes, he is furious! He will not allow her to put herself in danger for them. Unfortunately before he can convince Ella to stop this insanity, someone who has sought the Fire Eyes for years knows that Ella has them and is waiting for the perfect moment to steal them from her. When they discover that Ella has put them in a secure safe, they result in a sneakier plan. They convince Cayton to earn Ella's affection and court her so that he can convince her to wear the Fire Eyes so that they could be stolen from her. Cayton has no choice in the matter because they threatened his daughter. Cayton informs Ella of what happened and they decide to go along with the plan until they can get evidence of the person's crimes. Unfortunately the more time they spend pretending to be "courting" the more they both wish that it could be real instead of pretend. Ella is sure that she is falling in love with Cayton  but is not sure if he feels the same about her because he is always looking at her with a scowl  on his face and is always arguing with her about everything. But though he appears stern or mean at times, she has also been able to see a softer, sweet side of him, the side that looked into the clouds and saw a castle, the man who paints beautiful paintings but hides them away from the world because people might judge him for them, the man who has done everything he can to protect her... So she decides that she will do everything her power to protect him and his daughter. But when the danger reaches them, Will they be able to beat this "curse"? Or will it destroy them all? 
You will definitely want to read this amazing end to the series! 

What did I think of the Book?
First, I did want to let you know that this is book 3 of the Ladies of the Manor Trilogy and though it is part of a series you definitely could read it as a stand alone. 
Anyway,  I thought that the book was AMAZING! I love the way the characters interact with each other, especially Cayton and Ella. I love Ella's charming personality, that she is always smiling and is happy all the time. There is one part when Ella was in a bad mood and in the middle of talking with Cayton, he burst out laughing because it was funny to see her in such a mood since she is always so happy. He actually remarks to her that she looks so funny when she is in a bad mood because it does not seem to fit the who she is. I love the witty banter between Ella and Cayton and I love that the author brought in the characters from Book 1, The Lost Heiress and Book 2 The Reluctant Duchess into the story. Overall, I give this book 5 out of 5 Stars ***** and I give the Ladies of the Manor Series 10 out of 5 Stars ( it was THAT good) ***********

Hey Readers, Don't forget to check out her other books and series by clicking on the link! 

Happy Reading :) 

I would like to thank Bethany House for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy. I was not asked to write a favorable review, Just a honest one.

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