- Title: Unveiled
- Author: Courtney Milan
- ISBN: null
- Page: 302
- Format: Kindle Edition
He was her bitterest enemyAsh Turner has waited a lifetime to seek revenge on the man who ruined his family, and at last the time for justice has arrived At Parford Manor, he intends to take his place as the rightful heir to the dukedom, and settle an old score with the current duke once and for all But when he arrives, he finds himself drawn to a tempting beauty whoHe was her bitterest enemyAsh Turner has waited a lifetime to seek revenge on the man who ruined his family, and at last the time for justice has arrived At Parford Manor, he intends to take his place as the rightful heir to the dukedom, and settle an old score with the current duke once and for all But when he arrives, he finds himself drawn to a tempting beauty who has the power to undo all his dreams of vengeance.And her dearest love.Lady Margaret knows she should despise the man who s stolen her fortune and her father s legacy the man she s been ordered to spy on in the guise of a nurse Yet the she learns about the new duke, the less she can resist his smoldering appeal Soon Margaret and Ash find themselves torn between old loyalties and the tantalizing promise of passion
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"I can't read books," he whispered, "but I have other skills. An instinct, if you will--this ability to know things, people, in the blink of an eye. It's how I made my fortune. It's how I knew, when I first saw you…" He trailed off, and reached out and deliberately ran a finger down her arm. "I knew I could trust you," he explained. "Instantly. Irrevocably."It's beautiful. It's witty. It's charming. But above and beyond…it's incredibly intimate and I adored the subtleties. "I want you to pai [...]
And ye shall tread down the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet. - Malachi 4:3.As much as he hates the name he was given by his religiously overzealous mother, Mr. Ash Turner has every intention of living up to it. He has spent the better part of his life watching, waiting for his chance to mete out revenge on his bitter enemy, the Duke of Palford. Now that the means have been laid at his feet, he’ll stop at nothing to see justice served. But will revenge be as sweet a [...]
Bless you, Courtney Milan, master of historical romance, for giving me this gift of a book. Holy crap, you are one talented lady. I'm obsessed with everything Courtney Milan, and I'm beyond excited to have a new-to-me series from her to explore. I've loved every book by this author that I've ever read, and this book was no different. It was clever, sexy, smart, and impeccably written. Courtney Milan needs to teach a class so she can SCHOOL all the historical romance authors who try, and fail, to [...]
FAN-TAS-TIC!!! This was my first read by Ms. Milan and, wow, I was very impressed. I loved her writing, the story, the characters - everything.Ash Turner, a wealthy man who's built his fortune in trade after enduring years of near poverty as a child, is finally close to avenging his sister's death and his brothers' suffering at the hands of the Dalrymples. After discovering that the head of the Dalrymple family, the Duke of Parford, married his mistress (in haste and in secret) when he was too y [...]
When I sit down with a Courtney Milan book it’s like I’m in for a seven-course meal, with a deep romance, drama, humor, angst, an excellent plot and two amazing leads. Milan expands and weaves her novel to just pull the reader deeply into the story and lives of her characters that leaves you wanting to reach the end and at the same time never wanting it to end.Ash Turner has long overdue payback on his mind, and with his plan brought into motion, he’s out to finally take claim after the su [...]
Since I didn't have much fun with this book and every review I've read takes it VERY SERIOUSLY, I may as well have fun with my comments. Random things that I did not buy or caused my brow to scrunch up, in no particular order.* Ash is the poster boy for the Fated Mate/Bonded Male/Destined Lover who won't take no for an answer made famous by Stephanie Laurens and Christine Feehan. The opressive, stalkeryFM/BM/DL is unfortunately as common as mud in paranormals and only a few authors are getting i [...]
Ms. Milan has lived up to the promise I saw in her writing in the short story I read in The Heart of Christmas: A Handful of Gold\ The Season for Suitors\ This Wicked Gift. I loved the way she wrote her hero and heroine, and knew she was a writer I wanted to follow. I'm glad that she had written another story that I felt that way about. Her characters are very well-crafted, deep, complex, and textured. I found myself continually evaluating things from each one's perspective, and it was difficult [...]
This must be the only historical romance whose hero’s great weakness is his extreme dyslexia.It was fairly well-paced and hot but we ultimately didn’t get along because of three themes existing in this novel, that I am not a fan of.- ‘From the first moment he knew she was the one’: this meant to be and love from the first sight crap is just not for me. If you tell me on page one that he knew she was the one, then you don’t have to really build your characters and their relationship wit [...]
This is my second book by Courtney Milan and I really enjoyed this story. This author has a definite talent and I love how she incorporates the unusual in her stories and makes it work so well. I loved the hero, Ash Turner. He is one of those men just oozing with that sizzling sex appeal that draws you in making you love him. But my love for him was not just his charismatic appeal. I liked his character he is strong, intelligent, honorable, resilient and protective of those he loves. And while h [...]
I decided to give this book a try, my first ever Courtney Milan, having seen the praise lavished on both author and book gathering the momentum of an avalanche. Obviously, previous crushing disappointment has not yet taught me to mistrust this kind of 'enthusiasm' and see through all this thoroughly undeserved praise. Everything in this book is so smugly mature, so insufferably idealised, so wishfully civilised, that you could both smell and feel the starch. The reader is assaulted by a narrativ [...]
Here are some of my thoughts:• First impression of Ash: Cliché, arrogant, and shallow AF• First impression of Margaret: Boring and also shallow• By around 50%-70%, I can appreciate the character developments I see in these characters. They actually both turn out quite likable? Ash is so dedicated to his brothers and vulnerable in garnering their approval. I can even appreciate the confidence that we have seen since the beginning because he has shown why he is so determined in his life. In [...]
5 stars“They want a woman who is a canvas, white and empty. Standing still, existing for no other purpose than to serve as a mute object onto which they can paint their own hopes and desires. They want their brides veiled. They want a demure, blank space they can fill with whatever they desire.” “Miss Lowell, you magnificent creature, I want you to paint your own canvas. I want you to unveil yourself.”Wow! This book was much more captivating than I'd thought it would be. I loved it! So m [...]
4.5/5.0Courtney Milan is quickly becoming an all-time favorite HR author for me and "Unveiled" is the perfect example as to why. The characters of Ash Turner and Lady Margaret are two of the most endearing, yet believable, honorable yet torn characters on page today. The story is engaging with twists and turns one never expects - especially the big one at the end! The only glitch for me was the "from the moment he saw her he knew he would seduce her" aspect it just didn't fit with his otherwise [...]
Making this short but Unveiled reminds me why I love historical romance. Ash is simply the best, most amazing hero. Never have I wanted a character in a book to be as real as this one. Tender, patient, some decent alpha. Just plain excellent.
4 1/2Margaret wanted to despise Ash Turner. He had exposed her father’s bigamy, ruined her mother’s reputation, made her and her brother’s bastards and through legal machinations was attempting to inherit everything that belonged to her family. But Ash Turner wasn’t at all who she expected when he shows up to inspect the holdings. He’s handsome and amiable and quickly charms the staff. He seems to truly care about the people and the holdings and may possibly make a better duke than her [...]
Unveiled is a blended story that roots for love, whether it’s filial or romantic, meshed with an intriguing buildup.The story follows Ash Turner, a self-made man who rose to power by outwitting his enemies. He is determined, and he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty if the situation requires it. His desire to take revenge on the man who had forsaken his family had landed him as the possible heir of a dukedom. Then, he meets Lady Margaret. To his knowledge, she was the nurse to the duke of [...]
3.5 starsWhen it comes to historical romances, something different can be so refreshing. Unveiled had the potential to stand out, to be different. It doesn't have a common theme like romance between the rake and the innocent. What it has is a romance between an honorable man and an honorable but not-so-innocent lady. Ash Turner was a figure of a gentleman, through and through. He had all the kindness and patience. He survived from poverty, he makes his own fortune. He knows how to treat a woman [...]
I couldn't come up with a synopsis that didn't contain spoilers, and since this book isn't out yet, I'll begin with the official blurb:Ash Turner has waited a lifetime to seek revenge on the man who ruined his family—and now the time for justice has arrived. At Parford Manor, he intends to take his place as the rightful heir to the dukedom and settle an old score with the current duke once and for all. But instead he finds himself drawn to a tempting beauty who has the power to undo all his dr [...]
I have to say, Courney Milan did an excellent job making the perfect hero in her newest installment, Unveiled! Everything I thought Ash would become as a character, was entirely different as to how he truly became later in the book. He was sweet, loveable, protective, and very endearing-- even if some of the things that he did made me want to smack him for hurting Margaret. And Margaret, oh she was a strong heroine all right. From the very beginning, she was smart, full of wit and a backbone; wh [...]
Courtney Milan can do no wrong in my book. This one wasn't one of my favorites, but it was still an engaging, enjoyable, well-written romance. Milan's sex scenes are always hot without tumbling into squick or, even worse, spouting cliches. Terms like "searing kiss" and "rocked her to her core" are really starting to piss me off, and thank heavens, Milan does not stoop to that level.
I do believe I'm missing the I-love-Courtney-Milan gene that everyone seems to have. I skimmed big portions of this story. It was deadly dull. Proficiently written, but *deadly* dull.
I got off on the wrong foot with this: Ash, the newly established heir to a dukedom, is immediately smitten with the old Duke’s “nurse” and in his interactions with her, he seemed like the kind of 1960’s guy who would convince women they had to have sex with him if they really believed in Free Love. I don’t trust men who are proud of themselves for not being rapists. Luckily, Ash heroed up very fast and turned out to be an awesome guy. (view spoiler)[I particularly appreciated how indi [...]
Fabulous! I'm dying to read the brothers' books now. Milan has a brilliant flair for creating such compelling characters, I simply can't get them out of my mind. This one tugs on the heartstrings in so many ways.
Leí el primer capítulo hace mucho. Lo descarté porque en ese primer cap, la atracción de Ash por Margareth es un flechazo a primera vista y porque Margareth siente una obvia hostilidad hacia él. Las historias de venganza o engaños no me gustan mucho.Pero hoy, revisando el reader, vi que no lo había borrado, así que lo continué para darle una oportunidad a esta autora que Mics tanto recomienda.Si pudiera abrazar a los Turner y besuquearles hasta quedarme sin aliento lo haría. Son tan be [...]
Courtney Milan is the next superstar of historical romance, and this is her breakout book. Her first two books were innovative, intelligent, and deeply emotional and are also on my keeper shelf, but this book is something truly special. Milan offers a unique voice to the genre--deeply emotional writing that also stays true to deep POV with rich characterization and innovative plots. With the rise of the super-sexy historical, this book is a great middle ground with the intelligent plot and chara [...]
It might just be that I'm extra busy right now, but I haven't been able to get into much of anything. However, the pacing of Unveiled seemed slow and I kept waiting for something to happen to make me want to keep reading and when it didn't happen, I decided to move on.
This seemed to be one that everyone else like but I didn't. To be honest, I was just bored throughout nearly the whole thing. I can understand the allure of it, I suppose. The idea behind the story is one that sounded interesting. Who doesn't love a little revenge? Especially when its taken too far and becomes an obsession?It's a bit darker than a lot of the HR that I've read. The emotions maybe more real, the situations a bit less fantastical. But that's what I like about Historical romance, es [...]
Interested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog!4.5 starsStorylineUnveiled focuses on Ash Turner, a man in desperate need of revenge after the Dalrymple family ruined his life. After he propositions to have the current Duke removed and have Ash replace him, he ends up affecting more lives than he intended. Margaret is a seemingly innocent party but more closely involved in the scandal than Ash is aware of, even after he finds himself falling love with her he still doesn’t know the truth. Marga [...]
I kept waiting for a betrayal, and thankfully it didn't come. Really enjoyed this book with both a likable hero and heroine.
This is only the second book I’ve read by Courtney Milan but she has already become an auto-buy author. I was totally captivated by Unveiled. It is original, beautifully written, with finely crafted characters and a tender love story.How I imagined Parford House, SomersetHe wasn’t supposed to be handsome. He wasn’t supposed to be human. He wasn’t supposed to have any good qualities at all.Ash totally captured my heart with his charm, kindness and sincerity. I love his innate ability to u [...]
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