Despised and Desired: The Marquess’ Passionate Wife is another wonderful heartfelt book by Bree Wolf. This is the third of the Love’s Second Chance Series and I have loved each of them.
They have had beautifully written characters that pulled at my heart in a special way. This writer brings the characters alive in the most beautiful way. Her characters are not flawless beauties of the first water. The characters in this story are beautiful in their deepest reaches inside.
Elsbeth Munford may very well have been a beauty except there was a terrible accident that scarred her and took away the man she was set to marry. She was aware that the accident had taken away the veil of beauty that most men were looking for in a bride. She accepted her fate without anger and remorse. She looked for joy in her life and she often found it even when others expected her to have only pain and regrets.
When Frederick a guilt ridden, wounded soldier returns home from the war. His life is turned upside down by the recent death of his father and then the unexpected title being dropped onto his head. He accepts his fate and tries to face it with courage. He as a second son was not expected to inherit, so he was not quite prepared and schooled for the title as his brother was. His mother complicates the matter by stating his new goal is to marry and produce an heir. He has no emotion about this at all, it is just another duty he must see to.
Frederick is so cut off from his own emotions that he will not allow anyone into his heart. He can not because he questions his own self worth. He is a man broken inside. When Elsbeth ( Ellie) and Frederick meet again, they have much work to do if they are going to have a life together.
Once again, I loved this book. I love the little light of hope that Ellie offers Rick. I love the women that have supporting roles in this story. They all have a wonderful gift to share with each other. It was a lovely read. Each time she releases a book it ends up as a favorite. Her characters are so free spirited and unusual.
The book releases June 22, 2016 and it is a historical romance that if you love regency romances, you will want to have on your bookshelf.
Bree Wolf brings two people together like no one else. She has released many historical romances and they are always a fun and unique read. Bree has been a published author for several years and the books keep getting better and better. Get to know more about her at her Amazon Author’s Page
Despised and Desired is available in both paperback and as a Kindle Edition through Amazon