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Unlaced by the Highland Duke by Lara Temple is the second book in The Loch Legacy a 4 part series written by 4 different authors Although part of a series it can easily be ead as a standalone bookJoane Langdale has always considered herself plain and unattractive It came as no surprise to her when Bella a striking The Juicing Diet: Drink Your Way to Weight Loss, Cleansing, Health, and Beauty relation of hers ended up marrying Benneit the man that Joane found herself in lust with at the time of her coming outSince then she herself got married sadly became a widow and became the poorelative Truth relying on family to look after her In that time Benneit s wife Bella also passed away leaving him a single father to Jamie an adorable 4 year old boy He is planning a marriage of convenience with Tessa McCrieff with the aim of not only ending a long timeift between his and her clan but also to aid him with his plans of opening a whiskey distillery The engagement isn t official and until it is at least 4 weeks Benneit needs a governess for Jamie Joane is coerced to take the positionAt first Benneit only sees Joane as a uiet plain mouse but one that his son soon latches onto so he is happy that she is there for him Over time though he starts to see her in a different light as if she finally has come out of the shadows and shows her I Have a Bream real self She is willing to stand up for both herself and for Jaimie and is defiant when she deems it necessaryIt isn t long before heealises that she is a true beauty both inside and out There is an undeniable pull between them both that they both want to give in to They have to fight it though because he will soon be married and neither of them wants to end up heartbrokenCan Benneit figure out a way to not marry Tessa and yet still end the feud between the clans That to him is as important as the marriage enabling him to continue his plans for the distillery He also honourable man that he is doesn t want to hurt Tessa Is there any way he and Joane can have a happy ever after without losing too much They certainly end up having some magnificent passionate moments while he tries to figure something out It was so great when they at least gave in to their feelings even if it could only be temporaryI enjoyed this book It was a Crossbones real delight toead not only because the main characters were so likeable and their story a Real estate mistakes How to avoid them how to save your money and live happily ever after real pleasure to follow but also because of where the story takes place The author s description of the landscape the buildings the flora and fauna was just beautifully done It was so easy to picture the scenes as they took place I loved the drama of the story theisk that Benneit would have to take if he and Joane were to have any future I loved Jamie who despite sometimes being wilful was a little sweetheart His Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War relationship with Benneit was a joy toead their love so special This was such a feelgood story that it left me with a big smile on my face I wholeheartedly Terapi Mental Aktivis Harakah recommend it Lara Temple s luscious prose paints a beautiful backdrop for characters who are deep andeal The slow burn Revolt Against Civilization the Menace of the Under Man History of the Nere Ditarian Thought Series romance builds to a conflagration and the ending is sweet and satisfying Another gem I gave this a B at All About RomanceCraving some historicalomance comfort food Then look no further Unlaced by the Highland Duke the second book in The Loch Legacy linked series of novels features a widowed pair esigned to a lonely future without love or passion suddenly surprised to discover their soulmate is someone they met and dismissed years ago The principal characters are appealing their love story is a low angst slow burner that s both tender and affecting and there s even a young child who enhances every scene in which he appears Although this is the second novel in The Loch Legacy series I ead it as a standalone and had no problems keeping up with the story or the charactersSince the death of his wife Bella two years ago Benneit Duke of Loch has steadfastly Melghatavaril Mohor Dr Ravindra ani Dr Smita Kolhe refused to yield to her family s demands to give over care of their son Jamie Ever since the death of his father a year ago they d lessened the pressure but Benneit knows it s only a matter of time before they begin to press him once again In fact Unlaced by the Highland Duke begins with a surprise early morning visit from Lady Theale Bella s paternal aunt who shows up at his home determined to take Jamie away with her She s accompanied by Mrs Langdale a poor cousin whose appearance has changed little in the six years since meeting Benneit met her during Bella s dazzling seasonAfter enuiring after Mr Langdale Benneit is embarrassed and chagrined to learn he died two years ago and the meeting gets off to an awkward start The ensuing conversation goes much as Benneit expects the Uxs expect Lady Theale and Mrs Langdale to bring Jamie to them but Benneit has no intention of allowing him to go After angrily dismissing Jamie and Mrs Langdale from theoom Lady Theale laments Benneit s poor parenting skills and not so subtly insinuates that his bachelor lifestyle is a bad influence on his young son He informs her that he s taking Jamie to his estate at Loch the following day and that Jamie will have a new mother soon enough he s anticipating an engagement to Tessa McCrieff The engagement will help secure the finances needed to estore the Loch estate and go a long way towards a approchement between the two estranged families While the engagement is good news to Lady Theale she insists on taking Jamie to the Ux estate and then on to school at St Stephens Benneit Mistress by Contract refuses and the conversation appears at an impasse until Lady Theale suggests he take Joane with him to Loch to act as a governess Tired of arguing he sharply sharplyeminds her he s the one who makes decisions about Jamie and then acuiesces to her demand Joane who spent the entire conversation entertaining Jamie elsewhere is given no choice in the matterThe trip to Loch is significant for several La matrise de l'amour reasons Joane proves she s adept at handling clever imaginative and mischievous young boys and their bad tempered fathers Jamie falls hard for his new governess and Loch no longer blinded by Bella s extraordinary beauty and large personalityealizes Joane isn t the plain and unremarkable woman he vaguely emembers He s intrigued by her and curious ead jealous about the man who was once her husband while Joane isn curious The Haunting of Beatrix Greene Episode 1 The Haunting Of Beatrix Greene read jealous about the man who was once her husband while Joane isn uite sure what to think of Benneit She assumed he would be arrogant and aloof and he is those things but he s also kind and sheeminds herself that he s probably changed over the last six years Although their elationship is strained by their incorrect assumptions about one another there s also an unwanted spark of attraction between them although both work hard to ignore and suppress itUnlaced by the Highland Duke unfolds or less as you might imagine except Benneit and Joane aren t your "TYPICAL STARRY EYED COUPLE AND THIS "starry eyed couple and this t their first odeo They ve loved sort of and lost and their shared history with Bella adversely affected their suppositions about each other Most of the opinions they formed six years before are uickly proven misguided or flat out wrong but neither is in a position to act on their change of heart despite the intense physical and emotional attachment that develops between them shortly after they journey to Loch Benneit intends to make Tessa his wife and he struggles to econcile his new fascination and desire for Joane with what he believes is his duty to Loch Poor management by his father and desire for Joane with what he believes is his duty to Loch Poor management by his father the estate nearly destitute his son needs a mother and a marriage to Tessa will help to epair the De natura florum (Ilustrados) (Spanish Edition) rift between the families the feud between them links all the books in the Loch Leg. A plain Regency governessIn bed with the dukePart of The Loch Legacy a Scottish castle through the ages Unceremoniously packed off to Scotland to care for the Duke of Loch’s young son practical widow Joane Langdale fears she will be ignored as always But the deep connection and heated passion that develops between her and Benneit is far dangerous When Benneit is expected to Acy Joane longs to be free of the Uxs and to earn enough money to buy a cottage and make a life for herself alone and aelationship with Benneit is nowhere in her plans They fight their attraction throughout the novel and misunderstandings largely caused by those pesky assumptions they made about each other long ago plague the Corbenic relationshipI enjoyed the changing dynamic between Benneit and Joane and when they finally start officially liking each other and not pretending otherwise they make a lovely couple Their prickly early days give way to a tender affection and eventually a passionate affair They fight their feelings with an almost desperate desire to avoid falling in love but fall in love they do and youoot hard for them to figure it out Both of our principal characters are GOOD people faced with bad choices Range Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World resigned to a future apart but willing to accept it In less capable hands the potential love triangle between Tessa Benneit and Joane might have been a sordid mess but Ms Temple takes a different approach Tessa is a kind and sweet friend to Joane and sheecognizes what her friends do not that they are destined for each other She doesn t begrudge them their feelings and she has other plans and I liked this nuanced sensitive approach to what could have been an ugly Novel Experience (Sara Miles, rivalry and Tessa s kindness is mirrored in Joane and Benneit s love for each other This is a gentle and sweet and charming and tender story and the principal and secondary characters are mostly that tooWhile theomance between Benneit and Joane is the highlight of Unlaced by the Highland Duke Ms Temple s description of Loch is also terrific Scotland is almost another character in the story one Ms Temple is clearly fond of Various secondary characters Jamie and Angus Benneit s manservant make memorable appearances as does Joane s ever expanding Great Big List of Things I Did Not Know I Did Not Know But Now I Know I Don t list used to great effect when conversing with Jamie Joane s Yvonne, Book One, Before You relationship with Jamie is a bonus delight that enhances this story on many levelsUnlaced by the Highland Duke is proof that Ms Temple deserves a place on your auto buy list and an excellent addition to The Loch Legacy series Since her husband died Joane Langdale was the poorelation who went where the Uxs deemed she would be useful This is how she became the governess of Jamie the Duke of Loch s four year old son It was for a very short time as Benneit the duke was set to marry Lady Tessa McCrieff Nothing was definitive but it would contribute to end a long time The Purpose Guided Universe riff between the two families and Jamie needs a mother Jo and Benneit had been aware of each other the year Jo came out and went largely unnoticed while Bella the Ux jewel dazzled Benneit into marrying her Now widowed Benneit has become so preoccupied with the duchy s finances he fears he is not paying enough attention to his son as the not so meek Mrs Langdale almost points out She is prickly he seems cold and their business association appears doomed from the start They are stubborn but not stupid and not as immune to the other s nearness as they initially thoughtUtterly breathtaking These are the words that came to mind wheneading Lara Temple s stunning descriptions of Scotland and how she captures the harsh beauty of the country The visuals are so astonishing that even while only eading about it I was as mesmerised by the majestic landscape and the sea as Jo was UNLACED BY THE HIGHLAND DUKE is not only a feast of sumptuous imagery with a touch of gothic but an outstanding character study As the author slowly peels away the layers frustration melancholy longing for a fuller life surface I watched in fascination as Jo and Benneit emerge from behind their masks and I was swept away in this amazing journey of discovery I loved that there was the tiniest spark of attraction and that it very gradually ignited into an all consuming fire It is a thing of beauty to watch a elationship evolve so organically so naturally and to be able to truly believe in it Benneit is torn between love and duty and because he is so honourable it took him uite a long time to come to his sensesI was overwhelmed and enchanted by Ms Temple s sublime prose her exuisite vocabulary to his sensesI was overwhelmed and
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by Ms s sublime prose her exuisite vocabulary ightness of the dialogues and the impeccable pace sustained throughout the book I also found uite impressive how seamlessly the story arc flows from book one of The Loch Legacy Janice Preston s The Inconvenient Highland Wedding as I emembered Tessa Lord Aberwyld and the distillery that Benneit aims to build I didn t think that going back in time to tell the whole story would "Be So Successful But It "so successful but it voluntarily ead and eviewed an advanced eader copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my ownI give 4 12 stars Although I enjoyed this book it moved along at a much slower pace than the previous book in this series I liked the main characters of Jo and Benneit and of course young Jamie Jo was a determined lady uite stubborn at times and very independent Their omance was a slow build but had some passionate and particularly heartfelt moments in the latter stages of the book I m on to the next in the series now I like the concept of moving back in time This is the second book in the Loch Legacy series and like the first one I Extreme Origami read this in one sitting The heroine of this book is Joane who was a secondary character in the first book His Convenient Highland Wedding I liked her a lot in that book and was excited to see her front and center in this one Here Jo is the poor widowedelation of Benneit s late wife She has spent the last two years in servitude to various members of her family mostly ignored unless they wanted something Here we find her packed off to Scotland to care for Benneit s little boy JamieBenneit is the widowed duke who is fighting battles on several fronts Most important to him is securing his legacy for his son Jamie who he adores To do so he plans to build a whisky distillery on his land That 50 Great American Short Stories reuires the cooperation of the neighboring McCrieff laird a family the Loch s have been feuding with for generations Benneit feels that the best way to solve all his problems is to marry McCrieff s daughter Tessa This will end the feud secure the distillery and give Jamie a mother and eventually some siblingsI loved both Benneit and Jo Though she seems a bit mouse like and doormatty at first it doesn t take long to see that there is much to her First of all I loved how she and Jamie took to each other so uickly Once in Scotland and away from her family theeal Jo emerges She is intelligent loving and can have a wickedly sharp tongue when she wants to She is grateful for the time in Scotland away from her family where she can make her own plans for her future Benneit comes across as cold and aloof at the beginning as he faces off against his late wife s family He is not about to submit to their desires to keep young Jamie in England But it is his love for his son and determination to do what is ดอกไม้ราตรี right for him that shines through Benneit also feels a profoundesponsibility for his people which factors into his decisionsI loved the development of the elationship between Benneit and Jo They knew each other from when Benneit courted Bella Benneit thought of her as a mouse and Jo just knew that he made her uncomfortable Six years later they are different people but with their losses in common I loved seeing how being away from her family gave Jo the chance to be herself which manifested in a tendency to be a bit prickly Benneit was surprised by this unexpected side Ropose to another how dare Jo dream of becoming his duchessThe Loch Legacy collectionBook 1 His Convenient Highland WeddingBook 2 Unlaced by the Highland Duke by Lara Temple Book 3 A Runaway Bride for the Highlander by Elisabeth Hobbes Book 4 Secrets of a Highland Warrior by Nicole Locke“ The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge is a beautifully developed wholly absorbing.
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F her and occasionally found it uncomfortable Their care for Jamie brought them closer together though they sometimes clashed over what they thought was best Unexpected attraction built between them as Jo saw past Benneit s crusty exterior to the caring and vulnerable man inside He didn t expect how ight it felt to be with Jo and the feeling of family it engendered As the attraction between them grew dreams and desires butted up against honor and intentions I loved Benneit s scene with Tessa at the end as he makes the only decision possible for him His big moment at the end was fantasticBesides the irrepressible Jamie I also liked many of the other secondary characters I loved the staff at the castle and their outspoken attitudes Angus was fantastic with his often unsolicited advice and tendency to say I told you so I laughed at Jo s maid Beth and her comments about Jo s ball gown McCrieff came across as pretty unbending when it came to the various negotiations but surprised me at the end in the confrontation with Benneit and Tessa I loved Tessa She was sweet and loving and would have been perfect for Benneit if it hadn t been for Jo I liked how she and Jo got along A Brief Guide to Thriving for Individuals with a Mental Illness rather than having the whole other woman vibe going on I had to laugh at her banishment because her appearance in the first book showed how that turned outThere is only a brief mention of the mystery that began in the first book There are hints about the ongoing feud including comments about Ewan and Marguerite who are the subjects of the next book in the series The empty crypt and a mention of the missing brooch also have a place and left me wanting to know about what happened This has been one of the most intensely touching emotional andomantic books I ve ever Cu bastonul prin Bucuresti read I was captivated by the charm and chemistry of the characters from the first page A stunning book that I will gladlyecommend to everyone You don t need me to Canuck Rock rant on about what the story is about that s what the blurb is for But if your looking for a book that will entertain you give you shivers with its slow burnomance move at a steady iveting pace and give you that satisfaction of knowing you just ead something epic look no further you just found it I Les Diplomates, Cohabiter avec les loups sur une nouvelle carte du vivant received an Arc copy of this book and I chose to post thiseview Unlaced by the Highland Duke is the second book in The Loch Legacy series I ve been anxiously waiting for this series since I first heard about it some time ago What makes this series uniue is that there are 4 authors involved and they will each be writing in a different time period going back in time to unravel a mystery We first met Joane Langdale Jo in the first book in this series by Janice Preston s His Convenient Highland Wedding I immediately liked Jo and loved her personality in the previous book So I was excited to hear this book was going to be her story Jo is the cousin of Benneit s deceased wife Bella Being a poorer Exam Ref AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals relation of the Ux family she became a companionservant for them when her husband died This is how she ends up temporarily becoming a governess for Benneit s sonBenneit the Duke of Loch is a widower with a young son Jamie With theesponsibility of the dukedom and trying to secure his son s future he has a heavy weight on his shoulders Knowing that he will be busy for the next few weeks and feeling guilty that he s been ignoring his son he Lost in Italy reluctantly agrees to allow Jo to accompany them back to Scotland to help with JamieI absolutely loved this couple Theiromance was one that came on gradually definitely not a love at first sight The way Jo was able to frustrate embarrass and surprise him had Benneit speechless at times and had me smiling There was definitely a slow burning underlying awareness of something between them that both fought for awhile It was a joy to watch them gradually let down their guard and trust and open up to each other The omance was beautifully paced and as breathtaking as the lush descriptions of the scenery Ms Temple didn t
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back with one it s definitely one of her best books to date With fabulous secondary characters a mystery that connects this series and a breathtakingly beautiful love story it truly is perfect I highly ecommend this book along with the entire #Series Loved It I Should Start By Admitting I Have #Loved it I should start by admitting I have vested interest because this is part of a series and I m one of the other authors involved This doesn t affect my The Komedie Stamboel: Popular Theater in Colonial Indonesia, 1891–1903 (Volume 112) (Ohio RIS Southeast Asia Series) review however which is unbiased except for trepidation that Lara s book is a hard act to followBenneit and Joane are both widowed he with a son he with little income When they are thrown together by an interferingelative it makes sense for her to accompany him back to Scotland Readers of Janice Preston s book will have encountered Joane already so knows they end up together but watching them dancing around the attraction both know they should ignore is wonderful The love scenes are totally hotThe love triangle elements at the start of the book Benneit is planning to marry Lady Tessa McCrieff before Jo derails his plans could easily have turned into a show of female ivalry Jane Eyre and the obnoxious Blanche Ingram spring to mind but instead Tessa is a warm sympathetic character and it was great to see the two women supporting each other and not descending into a feud Thus when everything is wrapped up it feels completely natural not contrivedIt also suggests that if the Loch and McCrieff women had been in charge the feud would have been a lot shorter livedThe feud and hint at secrets were introduced in the first book and here the mystery deepens with further discoveries at Loch Castle The castle beach and surrounding area are vividly brought to life and become almost a character in themselves Oh this story is stunningSo can I leave it there because I don t think my words will do this book justice Let s just say that I was either smiling or sighing throughout and just fell completely in love with this storyIn this book we meet Joane Jo and Benneit let s just say that Lara Temple has created two beautiful characters Unlaced by the "Highland Duke is a story with a sizzling dizzying and gorgeous chemistry I loved how this "Duke is a story with a sizzling dizzying and gorgeous chemistry I loved how this built up a tentative friendship along with seeing the sparks fly whenever they were together Jo has such a thoughtful kind and strong personality which makes her so likeable Then you have Benneit who just wants the best for his young son he has his flaws but you can see how conflicted he is egarding his feelings Along with trying to create the best future for his son I think it s safe to say I fell for him myself Lara Temple created the perfect chemistry as it simmers and builds all at a beautiful pace that will make the 14 Hábitos de Desenvolvedores Altamente Produtivos (Portuguese Edition) reader demand they get their happy ever afterEverything just worked so well from the story the setting and the characters Even the minor characters all brought something to the story especially little Jamie I have to mention the setting because Lara Temple easily brought everything to life with her descriptions from the beach to the castle which in itself feels like a character The mystery from book one in the Loch Legacy continues and I can t wait toead the next book to discover I m Bujkál a hold really enjoying seeing this mystery unravel in such a different way as we travel backwards towards solving it However please don t worry because this book can beead as a standalone but if you do get chance then I highly The Concise Guide To Dermal Needling recommendeading His Convenient Highland Wedding by Janice PrestonOnce I started this book I didn t want to put it down Unlaced by the Highland Duke is a dream of a boo. Romance featuring two strongly drawn protagonists who are clearly made for each other Lara Temple once again demonstrates her gift for humorous insightful dialogue A very strong start to a new series” All About Romance on The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge“A thoroughly enjoyable The Troll romance Five stars for a fantasticead” Caitlyn Lynch on The Earl’s Irresistible Challen. ,