Carla Susan Smith: Resolve Corsets and Carriages #2



This is the second book in the Corsets and Carriages series I read the first book in the series and was looking forward to reading this the second book continuing to catch up with the characters in he first book She is a woman without a past he just may be the one who could help her to rememberAfter being savagely beaten she escapes with her life barely intact with many bodily injuries that take a long time to heal One thing that isn t so uick to return is her memory though She has no idea who beat her or why She is rescued by a devastatingly handsome man who is nothing but kind to her His mistress though wants nothing to do with Catherine and to keep Rian all to herself Despite Isabel s jealousy and conniving ways when Rian looks to marry it is with Catherine not Isabel No matter how much Isabel tries to insert herself in Rian s life there is no hope for herWill Catherine regain her memory and will she feel worthy of Rian s loveAn emotional tale of finding love when and where you least expect itI very much enjoyed this uick read and look forward to reading book three the last in the series very soon Pub Date 30 Jan 2018 I was iven a complimentary copy from Kensington Books through NetGalley All opinions expressed are entirely my own Resolve Carla Susan Smith Corsets and Carriages 2Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviewsGenre Romance Historical I love Susan s Vampire s Promise series and when I saw the first one in this historical series I thought I d like to read these books A histor Good enough for a soap opera Resolve is the second book in the Corsets and Carriages trilogy by Carla Susan Smith You definitely should read the first book in the trilogy Mischance before reading this one as this one follows on from a cliffhanger at the end of that bookRian Connor has taken Catherine Davenport to the family estate in the country He and his brother believe it s the best place for her to recuperate and try to Shotgun Wedding (Silhouette Yours Truly, get her memories back She lost them after suffering a serious traumatic beating and near rape which we read about in Mischance During her time in the country both Rian and Catherine realise that if nothing else they have a strong case of lust towards each other Rian won t act on it because he knows how fragile Catherine is Catherine won t act on it because for one she is an innocent and wouldn t know where to start and secondly because she believes herself too damaged and possibly beneath his social status They couldn t have a future together Despite that they do manage to share a couple of passionate kissesThis story of course revolves around the couple and the hope for a happily ever after for them it has so muchoing on so many things conspiring to keep them apart Of course there is the angst Catherine suffers as bits and pieces of her memory start to return in a dramatic way There is also the drama of Rian s ex mistress hovering where she isn t wanted putting on a serene front when all along she is determined to come between Rian and. “I am not so naïve that I don’t know what happens between a man and a woman when they are lovers” In the sanctuary of Rian Connor’s magnificent ancestral estate Catherine Davenport struggles to remember who she was before he found her wandering practically naked on the docks of London She has little memory of the vicious atta.

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D to tell Rian that she finally remembered a key thing about her past her name discovers Rian and Isabel in a very compromising position as planned by the devious Isabel Hurt and betrayed Catherine retreats to Felicity s Rian s new sister in law childhood home to lick her wounds and regroup Can she ever forgive him his betrayal Oh mywhat was very Life Changing Smiles good isetting even betterBesides Catherine and Rian I love how well rounded all of the other characters areeven the despicable ones As Catherine slowly regains of her memory the arch bitch Isabel becomes determined to keep her claws in Rian And God love him but Rian can be a total idiot at timesDefinitely looking forward to the conclusion of this awesome story I enjoyed reading this story This book had some pretty interesting characters in it The plot was reat along with the situations actions choices and truth This second book in this series takes up where the main characters Catherine and Rian left off from in their relationship in the story A must read for any and all book lovers everywhere Let me begin by saying that this story is part two in a series and as such the story does not conclude in this novel It does however perfectly set up for the continuation of the story in book three This story or less picks up where book one leaves off Once again this author manages to seamlessly weave together several different story lines in a way that makes sense and keeps the reader interested I also enjoyed seeing interaction between Rian and Catherine and watching their relationship begin to evolve into something And oh Isabel Just when you think she can t sink any lower she manages to surprise you even In my opinion she s a near perfect villain and I can t wait to see what else the author has in store with her I believe this story will appeal to those who enjoy slightly unconventional historical romance novels Honestly I can t wait to find out how it all ends it book threeDISCLAIMER I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review This has not affected my review in any way All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own This book is wonderful I picked up this book without having read the first in the series and it worked OK I was able to fully appreciate the story There were a few times especially when reading about Rian s brother Liam and his wife Felicity when I figured I missed something But this story is truly enjoyable from cover to cover Rian and Liam are brothers and this book includes the wedding of Liam and Felicity I really enjoyed the story of how Catherine is taken into their family and how Felicity looks after her and eventually Rian and Catherine fall in love I could really have done without the annoying other woman Isabelle While the story reaches a reasonable conclusion it is clear that their story is not uite complete especially if you read the teaser for the next book I really want to pick up first book 1 then the third in the series. Need you” On the night of his brother’s wedding ball Rian proves exactly how much he wants his beautiful young protégé only to be lured by his former mistress into committing the ultimate betrayal For Isabel Howard will stop at nothing to do away with Catherine and destroy her future with the man they both desire above all other.

Catherine No matter what she has to do or how evil she is determined to et her man back She is the absolute perfect villainess and if you thought you disliked her in book one you will hate her by the time you Only a Whisper get to the end of this second book At the same time you can t help but feel sorry for her because she is so mentally disturbed One person you can t feel sorry for at times is Rian I wanted to jump into the book andive him a Copper Lake Secrets good shaking for being such a man when it came to Isabel s lying and deception You ll see what I mean when you read the book for yourself Brilliant writing on the author s partAgain we are left with a cliffhanger and a desperate longing to find out what happens next Will Catherine remember who attacked her what will happen when she does Will Rian be able to stop himself from killing the man Will the wicked Isabelet her comeuppance and finally accept that Rian will never be hers again and can Catherine and Rian finally find the happiness they so very much deserve together I cannot wait to read the third and final instalment to find outIf I had to say anything negative about this book it s a very little thing it s the way the brothers names are spelt Liam and Rian I kept wanting to say Rian s name as Ree an because that is how you pronounce Liam When their names were mentioned a lot in the same paragraph it ot uite annoying reading Rian incorrectly and having to correct myself A silly niggling thing and certainly not worth rating the book down overI voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book This book continues immediately from Mischance with Catherine Rian travelling to Oakhaven there Catherine regains her health strength On the night of his brother Liam s wedding ball Rian proves exactly how much he wants his beautiful young prot only to be lured by his former mistress Isabel Howard into committing the ultimate betrayal For Isabel will stop at nothing to do away with Catherine and destroy her future with the man they both desire above all othersI read this immediately after Mischance now can t wait to read Salvation when I hope everything will be resolved I couldn t put this down read well into the night to finish it I m totally engrossed in the story I felt Rian was uite na ve at times especially concerning Isabel I wanted to shake some sense into him but he did eventually have his eyes opened I really like Catherine how strong she is her memories returning were harrowing at timesMy honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read Resolve is the second book in the Corsets and Carriages series by Carla Susan Smith and picks up where Mischance leaves off after Catherine and Isabel Howard s confrontation Rian Connor decides to take Catherine out of the city to help her in her recovery and brings her to his ancestral home Isabel is unable to accept the fact that the affair she had with Rian is over and still blaming Catherine she plots to et him back by any means necessary Catherine excite. Ck that brought her there but she can’t deny the feelings Rian awakens in her In danger of losing her heart to a man tormented by the dark secrets of his own past Catherine uestions what an innocent like her has to offer such an experienced man of the world “You have no idea what you are doing to me how much I want you how much

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Born in England a very long time ago I now call South Carolina home where I live with my wonderfully supportive family who have come to learn that meeting deadlines translates to pizza for dinner When not writing I’m just like everyone else trolling the internet looking for recipes I love rhubarb checking out cute animal videos who knew baby owls were so adorable and trying to get throu