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Publisher: William Morrow/Harper Collins
Release Date: March 18, 2003
ISBN: 0060185708
Format Reviewed: Hardcover
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Genre: Historical Romance [England, 1815]
Reviewed: 2003
Reviewer: Suzie Housley
Reviewer Notes: Explicit content

The Reluctant Suitor
By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

     Love can conquer all . . .

     Lady Adrianna Sutton's heart belonged to only one man-Colton Wyndram. Since childhood the two had been selected by their families to wed. Disappointedly, Colton didn't share her enthusiasm with the prearranged engagement. Seeking his freedom, he joined the British Army. Now the time has come for him to return home. When he sees Adrianna he is surprised to see that she has been transformed from a plain waif of a girl into a stunning, elegant lady. Will he be able to share the same feelings of love that she has harbored in her heart for years?

     Freedom comes at a price . . .

     Colton Wyndham refused to allow his parents to meddle in his life by selecting a future mate for him. He rebelled by joining the British Army. For years he lived on the high side of adventure by taking part in life-threatening battles. When he suffers a leg wound, it becomes impossible for him to continue with his military career. He is forced into early retirement and returns home to claim his title and land. He still has no plans in going through with his brothel, for he believes love should come naturally. When he sees Adriana he is shocked to see she has blossomed into a ravishing beauty. He is heartened to find she still has feelings for him; the love shines brightly in her eyes. He is confused at his own feelings and finds himself jealous of her potential suitors. Will he release her from their commitment or will he go through with their impending engagement? At what price is he willing to pay for his freedom?

     Mention the name Kathleen E. Woodiwiss to any romance reader and you are almost guaranteed to receive some type of reaction. This author has been creating an addictive brand of writing style for generations, savored by millions worldwide.

     For me, my first romance book just happened to be by Woodiwiss. I was a teenager and I found myself instantly captivated by her book Shanna. I think many young girls can attribute their first taste of romance to the wonderful writings of Woodiwiss. Every book she creates instantly becomes a best seller and a cherished keepsake. I am in awe that I am able to share my opinion about one of her books. Everything she has ever written is a true tribute to the romance genre and deserves the highest honor ever bestowed upon any type of book. Thank you, Ms. Woodiwiss, for your creative talents. You have brought unspeakable joy and endless hours of heartfelt emotions to this reader. Words will never accurately be able to describe how much I respect your writing.

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