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Friday, July 22, 2016

BOOK REVIEW- ONLY ENCHANTING (#4 The Survivor's Club)

Only Enchanting (Survivor's Club Book 5) by [Balogh, Mary]
Flavian was devastated by his fiancée’s desertion after his return home from the Napoleonic Wars. Now the woman who broke his heart is back—and everyone is eager to revive their engagement. Except Flavian, who, in a panic, runs straight into the arms of a most sensible yet enchanting young woman.

Agnes Keeping has never been in love—and never wishes to be. But then she meets the charismatic Flavian, and suddenly Agnes falls so foolishly and so deeply that she agrees to his impetuous proposal of marriage. 
When Agnes discovers that the proposal is only to avenge his former love, she’s determined to flee. But Flavian has no intention of letting his new bride go, especially now that he too has fallen so passionately and so unexpectedly in love.  AMAZON   4 STARS


I liked both of the M.C.'s and the unusual storyline.  The emotions, stuttering and the memory limitations that Flavian went through were believable.  Agnes had an unusual time of it as well.  She had been married before, without really having experienced real passion in that marriage.  Flavian described it pretty well by calling her late husband a, "dull dog."  
The only down side to me was the fact that the story dragged at times with Flavian's angst.  Understandable, but felt like it might have gone on a bit too long.  There was an interesting twist towards the end of the book.  Information came out that explained Flavian's panic around a certain woman and why he felt "safe" around Agnes.  There was more to it than Agnes just being a calming influence.
This book doesn't end with a cliffhanger but HEA. 

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