Brighter Than the Sun Paperback
by Julia Quinn
Part of the Lyndon Family Saga Series series
Eleanor Lyndon was minding her own business when a lord of the realm fell - quite literally - into her life.
When Charles Wycombe, the dashing and incorrigible Earl of Billington, toppled out of a tree and landed at Ellie's feet, neither suspected that such an inauspicious meeting would lead to marriage.
But Charles must find a bride before his thirtieth birthday or he'll lose his fortune. And Ellie needs a husband or her father's odious fiancee will choose one for her. And so they agree to wed. Ellie never dreamed she'd marry a stranger, especially one with such a devastating combination of rakish charm and debonair wit.
She tries to keep him at arm's length, at least until she discovers the man beneath the handsome surface.
But Charles can be quite persuasive - even tender - when he puts his mind to it, and Ellie finds herself slipping under his seductive spell. And as one kiss leads to another, this unlikely pair discovers that their marriage is not so inconvenient after all...and just might lead to love.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 27/09/2008
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780749908928
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Review by wyvernfriend
One of my major problems in many romance novels is the lack of a feeling that they're really rooted in a particular time. If I have to be told from elsewhere that it's a Regency Novel it does fail to impress. Also I don't really like the covers of these UK editions, but that's easily ignored.Eleanor Lyndon had a problem, her step-mother-to-be who has decided that Eleanor is to marry or to serve as an unpaid servant. Eleanor is trying to work out what to do with herself when Charles Wycombe, Earl of Billington, falls at her feet, literarally. He needs a wife before this thirteeth birthday (which is soon) and she looks like she will do nicely.This starts off as a marriage of convenience but they both find that they're more attracted than they really care to admit to. When accidents start to happen to them both they really have to wonder what is going on around them.It's light, entertaining and kept me reading. Nothing earth-shattering but I will read more of Julia Quinn
Review by Lauren2013
Simply too ridiculous for words.
The hero and heroine have absolutely no chemistry, constantly bicker over nothing and suffer one accident after another - you can't even blame all of them on the villain.
Hoping the Bevelstoke series will be better.