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Really should be 2.5 rating I borrowed fromPrime so I don t feel too bad about the time I spent I really liked 1st Kellington book but none since have compared It seemed like the writing was short, choppy sentences I hate to be too critical since I have never attempted to write a book, but this was hard to read I doubt if I will bother with another Driscoll book. While expectantly predictable, that s why I love these books I thoroughly enjoy the happy endings, the subtle surprises, and the little breadcrumbs for the rest of the series that Driscoll teases throughout Colin and Ava s whirlwind love affair is adorable, and watching it parallel with Maude and Stemple all the while each couple thinking how perfectly suited they are for each other while completely blind or trying to shy away from their own happily ever after was a fun race to the alter Can t wait to read the rest of the series and see the Kellingtons make a reappearance
My Review First response I wish we had half stars, I d give this 3 1 2 stars It was good with lots of interesting characters that will make interesting reading in the following books Rose, especially Check my blog for a full review soon This was a traditional historical romance except that it has explicit sex So, if that s not your thing, skip this one I found it a bit gratuitous actually Colin may be an Earl, but being penniless with two sisters to marry off, he needs an heiress However, his relationship with Ava is forecast all over the first few pages He s the type to take in every wounded bird he sees His valet is so badly scarred from burns that people don t want to be around him Ava is not being treated well as a governess and the future at her current position looks even grimmer Colin to the rescue He takes along the assistant cook as well, since she s a friend of Ava s and she s not put off by his valet s scars.So he s returning from his trip to London to find an heiress to marry without the heiress And with two extra mouths to feed And he finds his family is now living in the Dower House and has rented out the family mansion At least one person in his family has some common sense That would be Rosemary, his sister.Rose is one of those characters that will make interesting reading in other books Her practicality may yet save their neighbor, the Marquess of Grayson I m sure Colin s half brother, Nicholas, the Earl of Layton will have a story of his own as well As will James Emerson, Colin s younger brother with the illegitimate daughter who is half Native American.In spite of its shortcomings, I liked this book and will try some of the author s other offerings This was a BookBub acquisition My honest review is offered without any compensation All opinions are fully my own Judi E Easley for Blue Cat Review Maureen Driscoll is a new author to me I purchased this book because some of the people in the Face Book group Love Historical Romances were very impressed and highly recommended this romance The story is about two people who are practical, and able to move forward during life s many struggles Our heroine after the death of a much loved father finds herself penniless has taken a position as a governess in a household that is less than peaceful Withstanding insults from her two teenage charges and the lascivious advances of their older brother and his friends, she has learned to remain positive and remarkable happy though cautious, with reason Our hero is a man that after serving in the military comes home to both his abusive father death and finding out that his father gambled and drank away all the money their family had and to a mountain of debit his father left behind Our hero, as guardian of his two unmarried sisters has no choice but to marry an heiress It is most unfortunate, therefore, when he falls in love with a penniless governess What they learn is there arevaluable things in life than money This is a wonderful story Both the main characters and the secondary characters are well developed and feel very real to the reader I would also give the passion in this romance a hot and passionate 6 Highly recommend this novelI will be buyingromances written by this author. It s no news to my followers that I m a huge fan of this author and have been ever since I read her first book in the Kellington series I think she is a wonderful storyteller and after Kellington s I wondered in which direction she would take us next I didn t have to wait too long She is back with a brand new family and I love them as much as I did the Kelington brood.Watch out Kellington s, here come the Emersons, starting with Colin, a man who would do anything for his two little sisters and their ancestral home.This is one of those stories that are sweet and sensual at the same time The hero and the heroine of this story are good and decent people who are faced with a dilemma of giving in to their feelings or do their duty toward people that they care about.Ms Driscoll pens a tale filled with.Thanks for jumping to b2b to finish reading this review.http bookworm2bookworm.wordpress.coMelanie for b2b.Complimentary copy provided by the author. original review at Always Come Home by Maureen Driscoll was a unique and refreshing read I ve read so many historical romances that it s easy to see similarities between many of them I can say Always Come Home stood out as unique and I have not read anything like it before.This is my first time reading Maureen Driscoll so I was not sure what not sure what to expect I m happy to say it was a nice introduction and I will readby her Her characters were very unique and the story took off from the first page The hero Colin Emerson, the Earl of Ridgeway, is impoverished He is riding a mail coach with his friend Stemple Because of Stemple s appearance they are kicked out of the coach and left to walk to Colin s estate Which, of course, is not nearby Stemple works for Colin but Colin doesn t have any means to pay him I loved Stemple and my heart ached for him and all that he went through.Colin stumbles on a school friend and there he meets Ava Conway Ava is the governess for less than nice people Ava was a great heroine She was very endearing and fun She was strong and confident and she made perfect sense with Colin I loved their chemistry I also loved that Colin is very humble although very popular and handsome Colin is loyal to the people he loves and doesn t hesitate to help those that need a hand.The secondary characters were also great I really loved Maude and Stemple I instantly liked both of them as individuals and as a couple Typically historical romance novels focus on the Lords and Ladies of the ton but this focused on an Early down on his luck It also showed Colin as a self made man He inherited a title but worked for everything he later had Needless to say, Driscoll was not the least bit predictable and she had some surprises in store I m happy to see this as part of a series I think Rose will be a great character to read about Copy provided by Author Having abandoned a couple of historical chick lits too confused, too boring I was pleased to start this and find a straight forward story with no attempt at loading the reader with an enormous number of superfluous characters and a hero who is filthy rich and handsome to boot A refreshing change I thoroughly enjoyed this as a light, easy to read novel with a couple of wonderful servants and a plot that was both simple and yet kept me reading to the end view spoiler And WHAT a refreshing change to have an end that isn t the usual deus ex machine although I suspect that will come at the end of the third novel hide spoiler A read that s equal parts sweet and spicy, this book gives us a look at something not too popular in Regency literature a nobleman who s struggling with money through no fault of his own That adds a real poignancy to the story, especially when we meet his lovely sisters I loved all the good characters in the book, and thought the story was well done The conflict arises naturally out of the story and the nastiness of the bad characters I highly recommend this book and the rest of Driscoll s books, of which the Emerson series is my favorite. (DOWNLOAD E-PUB) ì Always Come Home (Emerson #1) ¿ From The Author Of The Kellington Series Of Regency Romances, Comes The First Novel About The Emerson Family Colin Emerson, The Earl Of Ridgeway, Has Two Unmarried Sisters And A Mountain Of Debt Incurred By His Late Father He Has No Choice But To Marry An Heiress It Is Most Unfortunate, Therefore, When He Falls In Love With A Penniless Governess Ava Conway Has Been Making Her Way In The World Since The Death Of Her Father She Takes A Position As The Governess To Lord Ridgeway S Sisters, But Finds Her Growing Attachment To The Earl Threatens His Family S Future Bound By Honor, Torn By Love, Can Colin Do Right By His Sisters While Following His Heart WARNING This Book Contains Explicit Sexual Content And Adult Situations You Will Not Like This Book If You Don T Like Either Of Those Two Things I was very surprised with how much I liked this story This story follows the impoverished Earl of Ridgeway as he tries to come back from the debt his late father created I loved the relationship that developed between the smart governess Ava and Ridgeway But this story also gives you a second sweet romance between the scarred soldier Stemple and the cook, Maude The family was strong, funny, and loyal What I really appreciated was it has a realistic HEA, not some fake magical Hollywood ending.