Forever a Lady

Forever a Lady TWO DIFFERENT CLASSES ONE COMMON DESIRE Lady Bernadette Marie Burton may be the richest widow in England but like her dreams of finding true passion her reputation is deteriorating Cruel gossip lo

  • Title: Forever a Lady
  • Author: Delilah Marvelle
  • ISBN: 9780373776467
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • TWO DIFFERENT CLASSES, ONE COMMON DESIRE Lady Bernadette Marie Burton may be the richest widow in England, but like her dreams of finding true passion, her reputation is deteriorating Cruel gossip, loneliness and hoards of opportunistic suitors have her believing Society couldn t be vileor dangerous So when an attacker threatens her life, she finds safety inTWO DIFFERENT CLASSES, ONE COMMON DESIRE Lady Bernadette Marie Burton may be the richest widow in England, but like her dreams of finding true passion, her reputation is deteriorating Cruel gossip, loneliness and hoards of opportunistic suitors have her believing Society couldn t be vileor dangerous So when an attacker threatens her life, she finds safety in the most unseemly of places the arms of a mysterious, Irish American gang leader His fortune stolen, young Matthew Milton is done playing the respectable gentleman In the slums of New York, only ruffians thrive But from the moment he arrives in London and encounters the voluptuous Lady Bernadette, he can t help but wonder about the finer pleasures he s missing Or just how much he s willing to risk not only to bed her, but to prove his worth.

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    1. In this story, I introduce the flip side of things people didn't get to see in Book 1, which includes Bernadette's relationship with Georgia and Georgia's relationship with Matthew. We also get to see the Forty Thieves in action in the bowels of the Five Points and how they came to be in existance, given the story is aboutMatthew (Georgia's one eyed thieving stepson). Without any doubt, Matthew is what I call a gruff romantic. Wait until you meet him. Heh. He'll make you laugh, he'll make you ga [...]

    2. Review originally posted at: thebookpushers/2012/07/24/Publisher: HQNPublish Date: 24 JulHow I got this book: ARC from the publisher via NetgalleyTwo different classes, One common desire…Bernadette Marie Burton may be the richest widow in England, but like her dreams of finding true passion, her reputation is deteriorating. Cruel gossip, loneliness and hoards of opportunistic suitors have her believing Society couldn’t be more vile….or dangerous. So when an attacker threatens her life, she [...]

    3. Life has not been kind to Matthew Milton. An unscrupulous businessman tumbled his father's newspaper into bankruptcy, pushing them into the slums of Five Points, New York. There, an attack from a thug stole the vision from one eye and taught him a value lesson about the kind of man he would need to become in order to survive. Matthew toughens up and forms an Irish-American gang, one that tries to protect the neighborhood, even if they have to stoop to illegal means to do it.After a hit is put ou [...]

    4. I’m totally hooked on this series!Forever a Lady is the second book in the Rumor series and, once again, Delilah Marvelle delivers a compelling, exciting and very sensual love story that kept me enthralled.Matthew tightened his fingers on the rough wool of the sacks weighing each shoulder. He stared up at that looming unpainted building, the acrid stench of piss lacing the heat-ridden air.I love the realism and social commentary Ms Marvelle brings to this story. She doesn’t pull any punches, [...]

    5. ***original review posted at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance***Oh Delilah Marvelle, you make me fall in love each time I read your books. *hums 'Seize the Day' from the Newsies soundtrack while writing review*Reasons To Read This Book:1. You're a Delilah Marvelle fan. Duh! You won't be disappointed. Delilah strikes again but this time it's the story of a younger man falling in love with an older woman.2. Eye patch hotness. Matthew Milton's father lost his newspaper business due to thei [...]

    6. When Matthew’s father’s newspaper goes bankrupt due to an employee’s embezzlement, Matthew is on the streets when he sees a young boy being harassed for money his mother owes. Edward Coleman sees him fight the man after he tries to steal his cravat, and offers to teach him to fight in exchange for food. While he is eating, he realizes he is losing his sight in one eye. They send for a surgeon who says the loss is permanent, and was caused by the fight. Matthew and Coleman then create the F [...]

    7. Is the path I walk of my choosing or the one I am destined to travel?Free to live the life of a rich widow in New York away from the gossips of London Lady Bernadette Marie Burton has no desire to allow another man to control her destiny. Matthew Milton knew the prestige and freedom money gave his life and now is living with the pain that losing it brings.When these two forces meet in New York, there are actions beyond pleasure to partake in, a battle over maintaining one’s pride, and a tussle [...]

    8. I received this book as a First-Reads Good Reads winner and I was throughly surprised at how much I actually liked this book. I started reading it at night and was done reading it by the morning time. I just couldn't put the book down. Not only does this author give such attention to detail and gives old New York City a lot of respect by keeping true to the times back then. She also has a knack for writing a great story. I've read romance novels before and you end up getting the same exact types [...]

    9. This one was about Bernadette, an aristocratic widow, and Matthew. We met them both in the previous installment. Bernadette trained Georgia in all things Ton and Matthew was Georgia's late husband's son. Matthew was a product of the Five Points, the poverty-stricken and crime-ridden area of New York where they lived. He was in charge of the Forty Thieves. So theirs was an unusual pairing.Wonderful HEA. Though there were more than a few frustrating times getting there. On to #3!

    10. 4.5 StarsI was just a little disappointed with Romancing Lady Stone, so I'm glad Ms. Marvelle delivers this cracker of a bookShirtless men lounged with dirt-crusted bare feet on the sills of open windows, some guzzling bottles of old Irish whiskey, while others leisurely smoked half-cut cigars. It was as if these bingo boys all thought they were on a blanket on the grassy plains of a lake.Forever a Lady takes us deep into the seedy underbelly of New York City's Five Points. The social commentary [...]

    11. OH Delilah, Delilah, Delilah. LOVED Matthew's story!!!!!! Another wonderful book by the amazingly talented Delilah Marvelle. Forever A Lady is book 2 in Delilah’s Rumor series. Now, while the books are linked together by common characters, you don’t HAVE to read them in order. I would recommend it, but you don’t have too. Forever A Lady takes us back to New York and Five Points. Where we learn a little more about Matthew (who we meet in Forever & A Day) and his past. How he ended up wh [...]

    12. This review also appears on my blog at thegoldenruleof666spoUnique and brilliant! Forever a Lady gives us a look at everything of this time period from the dirty NY slums to the glittering English mansions. The plot was full of intrigue and adorable romance.Bernadette is a different character. Rather than being an innocent society lady, she's an experienced woman whose reputation is tattered at best. But I liked that about her. I liked that she didn't let society's standards get in the way of wh [...]

    13. Every time you pick up a Delilah Marvelle book it is like rediscovering a favorite author. Every book she releases is better than the last, and when you loved the previous books that is quite the track record. Forever a Lady steps up the Rumor series to a whole new level. In Forever and a Day you met Lady Bernadette Burton, she was the rebellious older woman who tutors Georgia in the ways of being a lady. Or at least she gives her the tools to pull one over on the ton, something Lady Burton is [...]

    14. “Rule one—my bedchamber is off-limits. Rule two— your bedchamber is off-limits. Rule three— our lips never touch. Rule four— we only see each other during calling hours or in public or at events where crowds are assured to ensure that rule one, two and three are never trifled with. Rule five— all rules cease to exist when you ask me to marry you.”yaaakkk itulah syarat yang diajukan Matthew Jones Milton saat ia ingin Lady Bernadette Marie Burton "mengcourting-nya". untunglah adegan [...]

    15. At first, Matthew Milton, a poor man who leads a gang of honorable thieves in Five Points, New York and Lady Bernadette, an aristocrat from London, seem like an unlikely couple. But they work really well together, I think. Though both currently have homes in New York (albeit in very different neighborhoods), they meet in London. They get their first glimpses of each other while riding in the park. Matthew falls for Bernadette fast and hard. Bernadette, though very attracted to Matthew, is not so [...]

    16. I need to fully disclose that I ADORE this woman (no, not the heroine, although she's adorable too). I meant Ms. Delilah Marvelle, who I had an honor, privilege and utter pleasure of meeting at this year's RT's in Chicago. What a gorgeous human being this tiny woman is!!! As for her writing, I am still in awe, and I've only read her latest series (in process of getting my paws on her earlier ones!).This is the second (well, actually third if you count the prequel novella) in Ms. Marvelle's Rumor [...]

    17. I just finished reading Forever a Lady by Delilah Marvell and it was an excellent read. I dearly love the characters in this story. Meet Matthew Joseph Milton, Irish –American gang leader, who had his fortune stolen from him when he was younger. Now at the age of twenty nine, his life is filled with outcasts who look up to him in restoring honor among thieves. He once was a respected citizen in New York but now he decides his own future. When Matthew is threatened by a rival gang in the slums, [...]

    18. So I'm going to keep this short since I've had it deleted 6 times prior to being able to post. This one was fun, but not my favorite by the author. I enjoy the basics of the plot, even though there was nothing exceptional about the story. The characters were enjoyable, but I felt Matthew was more believable than Bernadette. He struggled to retain a few morals, despite the fact that his lot in life could have led him to be a complete ingrate. I really loved that Marvelle touched on important issu [...]

    19. 4.5 stars. Really, really loved this one. As usual, Delilah Marvelle has put together characters, settings, and situations that are not typical of historical romance. Bernadette and Matthew are a sweet couple; I enjoyed their interactions, especially when he suggested they court each other, even though they already certainly "knew" each other in one sense! There were enough twists and turns in the story that I couldn't predict what was coming next, and I found that refreshing. I also very much e [...]

    20. I received this book as a First-Reads Good Reads winner and I was throughly surprised at how much I actually liked this book. I started reading it at night and was done reading it by the morning time. I just couldn't put the book down. You get the feel of the time fully. I'm going to get the 1st book. Really liked this story.

    21. Forever a Lady ของเดไลลาห์ มาร์วิลล์เรื่องนี้เป็นเล่มที่สองในชุด และเล่าเรื่องราวของแมทธิว มิลตัน บุตรชายของอดีตสามีของจอร์เจีย มิลตัน นางเอกเล่มหนึ่งหลังจากเติบโตในฐานะของสุภาพบุร [...]

    22. (This was an) Interesting twist on a Regency romance. First, London was not the primary location but New York City. Next, the two main characters were BOTH unconventional. The heroine was a high born wealthy widow in her mid-thirties. She was a blue blood from London's ton who wanted to shed the expectations of society so she settled in NYC. She was seeking a lover and had no intention of marrying. The hero was a very poor Irish second generation man with a strong moral compass. He was six years [...]

    23. A reversal of fortune: As a young man, Matthew Joseph Milton witnessed the decline of his father's life and career as their successful newspaper business goes bankrupt. On his first day in Five Dials, Matthew learns the difficult lesson that a different sort of law exists in the streets and side alleys of New York.With the guidance of his new friend Edward Coleman, Matthew rises up to become leader of a group known as the Forty Thieves, dispensing their own version of justice and taking the law [...]

    24. Forever a LadyThe Rumor Book # 2by Delilah Marvelle5 starsReviewed by:AngelsFormat:PaperbackPublished:Harlequin Source: PurchasedGene: Historical Romanceangelswithattitudebookreviews-About BookTWO DIFFERENT CLASSES, ONE COMMON DESIRE Lady Bernadette Marie Burton may be the richest widow in England, but like her dreams of finding true passion, her reputation is deteriorating. Cruel gossip, loneliness and hoards of opportunistic suitors have her believing Society couldn't be more vileor dangerous. [...]

    25. This is one book that combines adventure, sensuality, and the Gangs of New York quite perfectly. In fact this could be considered the Romantic version of the Gangs of New York. Well Done!!!The story starts out with our hero Mathew whose father loses his newspaper business therefore they are forced to move to the five points and endure poverty. On that day Mathew meets his future friend Coleman,with whom he creates a gang in a sense helping people. For example, rescuing orphan girls who have been [...]

    26. Matthew Milton is a man who was wronged by an employee of his father's who stole their business and livelihood and landed Matthew and his father in the bowels of life in the inner city we were introduced to in Forever and a Day, the first book in the Rumor series. He starts off as the gentleman he was raised to be, but quickly realizes he can not stay that way in order to survive in Five Points. Lady Bernadette Burton is the wealthiest widow of her time. She cast off propriety when her elderly h [...]

    27. Delilah Marvelle's done it again! A wonderfully passionate, emotional and intense romance, and a fabulous addition to the Rumour series.Matthew was to die for! As usual, Marvelle's hero was totally heart-melting. He and his father lost their newspaper and were made destitute after placing their financial trust in the wrong person. After having to move to Five Points, Matthew is blinded from a fight after stepping in to help a young boy. It's not long before the gentlemanly Matthew is having to a [...]

    28. Another disappointment. I was intrigued at the idea of the plot: a heroine who's a rich widow with a deteriorating reputation, a hero who's a "mysterious, Irish-American gang leader", according to the summary.20% in, though, I can't stand it and will not read more. The characters' behaviour has much too many WTF moments, and I really, really, really don't like the writing. The word-choice is too often inappropriate to what's clearly the intended meaning, and the writing is horrendously purple an [...]

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