Ravishing the Heiress

Ravishing the Heiress Millicent understands the terms of her arranged marriage all too well She gets to be a Countess by marrying an impoverished Earl And in return the Earl Fitzhugh receives the benefit of her vast wealt

  • Title: Ravishing the Heiress
  • Author: Sherry Thomas
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  • Page: 415
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  • Millicent understands the terms of her arranged marriage all too well She gets to be a Countess by marrying an impoverished Earl And in return, the Earl Fitzhugh receives the benefit of her vast wealth, saving his family from bankruptcy Because of her youth, they have agreed to wait eight years before consummating the marriage and then, only to beget an heir After whicMillicent understands the terms of her arranged marriage all too well She gets to be a Countess by marrying an impoverished Earl And in return, the Earl Fitzhugh receives the benefit of her vast wealth, saving his family from bankruptcy Because of her youth, they have agreed to wait eight years before consummating the marriage and then, only to beget an heir After which, they will lead separate lives.It is a most sensible arrangement Except for one little thing Somehow Millie has fallen head over heels in love with her husband Her husband, who has become her very best friend, but nothing Her husband, who plans to reunite with his childhood sweetheart, the beautiful and newly widowed Isabelle, as soon as he has honored the pact with his wife As the hour they truly become husband and wife draws near, both Millie and Fitzhugh must face the truth in their hearts Has their pact bred only a great friendship or has it, without either of them quite noticing, given rise to a great love

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    • Sherry Thomas

      Because actual world domination is too much trouble, USA Today bestselling author Sherry Thomas decided that her goal is life is to write every kind of book she enjoys reading Thus far she has published romance, fantasy, mystery, and a wuxia inspired duology Her books regularly receive starred reviews and best of the year honors from trade publications, including such outlets as the New York Times and National Public Radio She is also a two time winner of Romance Writers of America s prestigious RITA Award.And by the way, English is her second language Her upcoming release is A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN, book 1 of the gender bending Lady Sherlock mystery series Sherry Thomas has done the impossible and crafted a fresh, exciting new version of Sherlock Holmes From the carefully plotted twists to the elegant turns of phrase, A Study in Scarlet Women is a splendid addition to Holmes s world This book is everything I hoped it would be, and the next adventure cannot come too soon Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author Thomas weaves a lush, intricate fantasy world around a gorgeous romance that kept me riveted until the very last page What a breathtaking journey Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend series Sherry Thomas is the most powerfully original historical romance author writing today Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author Visit Sherry at her websiteFollow Sherry on twitter Find Sherry on Facebook

    536 thoughts on “Ravishing the Heiress

    • WARNING: GIFs (since it seems to be a bugaboo for some with liking and feeds and whatnot)It's been a couple days and yet I still don't know how to formulate my thoughts about this book.Why?Because I still feel like this:"Oh, but you're just a hater!" you might say. And you'd be (partly) right. These new romances do have lots to live up to IMO. It's not (entirely) my fault they usually fall short. I admit I'm a harsh grader with the plethora of Regencies and Regencies-in-all-but-name Victorian-se [...]


    • So, we come to it at last.A mundane marital task, was this not? An obligation he'd put off for too long. Why then, as he advanced toward the bedroom, did he feel as if he were being swept out to sea? That the tides and currents would be unlike anything he'd ever known in the calm estuary that had been his marriage?Millicent (Millie) Graves, an heiress was wed at sixteen. Her father determined that they be joined to a titled family, arranged the marriage to the impoverished Earl Fitzhugh. Fitz, a [...]


    • Full disclosure here: Angsty storylines are not my cup of tea. More to the point, angsty storylines are my brain's Kryptonite. So what's a girl to do when she opens a book to discover two relentlessly annoying people angsting over each other (and other people) for a couple hundred pages? Well, snark about it, of course. It's the only way my brain can process the fucking PAIN. Okay? [image error]GIFSoupSeriously. THIS is what happens to me if I lay off on the snark. This is also how I envisioned [...]


    • 4.5 STARSI LOVED this. Let me first just say that the title is quite misleading. Ravishing The Heiress is a title that sounds like you'd be reading a bodice ripper, or that the story is quite lusty and not very deep. In reality it was none of these things. It was angsty, emotional, heartbreaking and beautiful all at the same time. This is not a quick historical romance and although it's just under 300 pages, it unravels slowly, letting you witness the evolution of love from friendship. This also [...]


    • 4.5 stars HELL HAS FROZEN OVER I found a historical romance book that I LOVED!!! And it's allDidi's fault because of this spectacular review she wrote. I have a long history of loathing with historical romance. As a history major in college I get nitpicky about the details and often end up screaming things at the book such as "why are you not pregnant yet?!" or "why are you talking like a millennial!". <---Neither of these two things were an issue with this book. Ravishing the Heiress(with a [...]


    • The take home message of this book: Be a good girl, never complain, don't make any waves, and eventually he'll fall in love with you.Yeah, I hated everything about this book. It's love at first sight for Millie. She just sees Fitz, and boom, it's love. I'd give her a pass on that since she was only 16, but since she shows no signs of growing up in the course of this story, I'm calling it Fail #1.Fitz still fancies himself in love with Isabelle after not having had anything to do with her for 8 y [...]


    • 4.00 Stars - Historical Romance/VictorianFitz[image error]The majority first part of the book was amazing. You read this book with a very heavy heart. The dialogues, the emotions, the way the story commenced, matured and proceeded, the visits to past and the returns to present, make your heart constrict so bad that it pretty much makes you one of those candidates who cry time to time from reading a book. It’s one of those books you feel helpless reading. You feel helpless that you can’t solv [...]


    • I don't know if I could do what Millie have done, but I applaud Ms. Thomas for having written such a wonderful story!I wanted so many times to slap, shake, punch Fitz that it's not funny!!!!How can an intelligent man submit a woman (his wife!!!) to something like that???!!! Inconceivable!!!I got, at the beginning that he was devastated. I got that he didn't want to marry. I got that he was sick to his heart. I got all that!!! But, for God's sake, he went with other woman without shame or thought [...]


    • I'm sad to say I was disappointed by this book. I was really looking forward to it and even paid the full price for an ebook version. After all is said and done, almost 9 bucks is a little much for a book that really doesn't deliver. I wanted to like it because the story line is amazing and has so much potential. I think Sherry Thomas is a good writer, Some of the lines in the book were very poetic and true of love and life. I get the main idea with Fitz, he's heartbroken about not getting to li [...]


    • My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the bookThat above space is blank because I’m in mourning. That’s right, I’m mourning because I just gave a ST book a 2 star. I tried, tried, tried, tried. I F*CKIN’ TRIED loving this book but I failed. If you know me, you’ll also know that I’m a huge fan of hers. I love her writing so much that I would read anything she writes. I know she’s a charming wordsmith of expressing emotions, angsts, romance in a wa [...]


    • In a nutshell, this newest Sherry Thomas novel is rather similar to some of her past successful stories. This has all of the unrequited angst of Not Quite a Husbandand Private Arrangements, without the past of betrayal and heartache. The heartache is there, of course, but in a blameless form.Millie is the heiress, and Fitz holds the title. Like so many HR plots, Fitz must marry the heiress in order to bring his estate back from debt and ruin. They are both extremely young, and to make it worse, [...]


    • In general I like ST, and for the most part I liked this book. But. (and there is always a but, isn't there.) What kind of cockamamie idear was it to sleep with the guy you know is going to leave your hiney before he shacks up in blissful love with his bit on the side?Are you freaking kidding me? Who DOES that and thinks they're not an idiot?!?Well this h, that is who. I did not get it, she was supposedly in love with someone else, at least that is what the H believes, and yet she was willing to [...]


    • Omg this was amazing!! I wasn’t so frustrated most of the time with the hero and I cried a lot but it was such a beautiful story! I wish there was more!


    • Disappointing. I like the marriage of convenience plot, and I love the way Sherry Thomas does angst. I even liked the flips back and forth in time - it was a slightly different way to get the story of how the relationship developed between the two protagonists. I didn't even mind the heroine's inability to speak up for herself for most of the book; she seemed to be functioning mainly on pride, and that made sense to me. However, what did not appeal to me was the hero's behaviour. I get that he h [...]


    • 4.5 Stars. Full review to come“It was the beginning of the end. Or perhaps, it was only the end of something that was never meant to begin.”One sided love, huh?This was way better than I thought it would be. Wow, this was very different from the HR I usually read. Hats off to Thomas! Will be reading her more books soon.


    • This was a reread and I liked it much better this time around after reading the first book. Note to self: read series in order!


    • Usually when I read a romance I'm observing the couple from afar, recognizing when it's a well- or badly-written HR and just enjoying it rather objectively. But with this one my stomach was often in knots in sympathy with the heroine, even though I knew the book would have the requisite HEA.While the first book in this trilogy was a homage to Judith Ivory's BEAST, this one seems to be Thomas's homage to Georgette Heyer's A CIVIL CONTRACT. As a teenager I read that excellent marriage of convenien [...]


    • Have you ever seen a dog or a cat woken from general anaesthesia? It’s walking around all dazed, bumping against the walls. That’s me after reading Sherry Thomas. She is the best romance writer in the history of the universe. I had read very few romances until I found Sherry Thomas, and since I found her I’ve just been trying to find another one but every other historical romance is no more than an echo of what Sherry Thomas can do. If I could live in a book, I’d love to be the heroine o [...]


    • The absolute best thing about Sherry Thomas's romances (among many) is how unconventional they always are. She goes beyond the typical reformed rake meets wallflower spinster and they live HEA plot to create lively, passionate, and heartwarming stories that are entirely original. Ravishing the Heiress is no exception.Fitz married Millie for her money, at the expense of losing his childhood sweetheart, Isabelle. Nearly a decade has passed and they've gradually settled into a comfortable married l [...]


    • Such a depressive, angst ridden story up until the bitter end. The author has a profound voice (although not one I enjoy), however the two books I've read have both had miserable protagonists.I'm fine with angst if it's with a couple that loves each other but when the hero is married to the heroine and pining over another woman he loves throughout the majority of the story, it does not make for enjoyable reading for me. I even cringed in the one love scene between the main couple because during [...]


    • There is something so romantic about Millie and Fitz's relationship. Their love is not built on lust or on the thrill and adrenaline provided by adventures but mutual trust and respect as well as all the decisions they've made together and all the obstacles they've overcome together. And I disagree with the author, respectfully. Isabelle would not have been right for him. Even if Isabelle was the one with the money, had they married, their marriage would be filled with heat for quite a number of [...]


    • Absolutely splendid.I'm a sucker for both marriages of convenience and wallflowers in unrequited love, so the fact that this novel combined both those tropes meant it was already set to be one of my favorites, but Sherry Thomas goes above and beyond.One might think that by having the hero and heroine immediately engage in a pact of platonic conduct on which they do not renege, Thomas has hamstrung herself and removed one of the most interesting aspects of the marriage of convenience: the navigat [...]


    • GOD DAMN IT . WHY TAKE THIS REVIEW FROM ME. The summation of my thoughts: 1. I adored Millie. Her struggle between what she wanted and what she thought she needed to do was powerful and well done and I loved all the little instances of her exposing herself without meaning to (i.e the salt on her eggs, her well-timed questions, her topic changing). 2. The development of Millie and Fitz as a team was so good. I was so into seeing them grow together and befriend one another and their emotional atta [...]


    • You know the video responses they have on Youtube? All the while I was reading Ravishing the Heiress, I felt it was a literary response to Georgette Heyer's A Civil Contract. It's not plagiarism, it's not fan fiction, it's not homage "reconstruction" is the word that comes to mind. As if Thomas had taken the bones of that story apart and then put it back together a more appealing way. (No offense to those who think A Civil Contract is just fine just the way it is.)This is the story of a marriage [...]


    • This book left me with a bad taste in my mouth because of the awful hero. It didn't feel like a romance novel, it didn't feel like fantasy land. And the reason I read romance novels is to fall into that sweet fantasy land.(view spoiler)[ The hero going off and consorting with the OW was just so icky that I still cannot shake the cringe-worthy feeling off.(hide spoiler)]The only reason I continued reading the book was to see how the author pulled off their happy ending. She did it well, I must sa [...]


    • It's coming out on my birthday so I'll think of it as a b-day present especially for moi from one of my favorite authors.


    • This is second in a series and while that shows, it isn't terribly intrusive. What I mean is, the previous couple have a presence, but you could easily enjoy this and know all the emotional and character by-play without having read that first book. But you should read it anyway, because it is a better story.Which isn't to say that this one sucked. It has some quite touching moments and Millie was very engaging. Thomas does an excellent job setting up the premise of Fitz's young love and the inte [...]


    • Favorite Quote: Some hopes were weeds, easy to eradicate with a yank and a pull. Some, however, were vines, fast growing, tenacious, and impossible to clear. As she played the music box again, alone in the drawing room, she began to realize that her were of the latter kind.She would never stop hoping.The first 90% of this book is absolutely incredible. The angst and the torment made me die a little on the inside. It’s one of those books that you will start to read and will not be able to put d [...]


    • First read: Jan 2017me after reading the first chapter: the hero is in love with another girl, the fuck-I had to go back and read the blurb to understand what I was getting into, since I went into it blind. Out of curiosity I sallied forth, and it turned out to be as angsty as I expected it to be. Like how dare-so Fitz and Millie married young (he was 19, she was 16) to save his family estate or line or whatever, something I didn't pay attention to because I was too distracted by the fact that F [...]


    • Kisah cinta segitiga biasanya selalu saya hindari, malah saya benci karena galau, bodoh dan menggelikan. Tapi persepsi saya ttg cinta segitiga jungkir balik setelah membaca buku ini.Fitz mewarisi gelar earl sekaligus properti yang ambruk, Henley Park, sekaligus hutang2nya. Dia tidak ada solusi kecuali menikahi Millie, pewaris perusahaan sarden, yg ortunya getol mencari earl miskin seperti dirinya sbg pengganti uangnya yg berkelimpahan. Millie langsung jatuh cinta pada pandangan pertama kpd Fitz [...]


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