Grey's pursuit of Beth continues with White Lace and Promises.
All right, so Beth brought him down to his knees in book 1, but in book 2 Grey bared her of her heart, mind, body and soul. Even though that is the truth of their relationship, they haven't admitted openly to each other.
In this installment, Beth tries her best to be who everyone tells her Grey needs her to be. In learning what that means, Beth goes thru a set of emotions that made me want to scream. Some of her reactions, and the way she behaves were a bit too childish in my opinion. Yet again, I can understand she is lost in her mission to become a lady, as in that mission she's actually finding her true self.
Grey admits he loves her, but with the war knocking at their door, he's beyond preoccupied. He wants to be with her, but her little understanding of his job, duties, and so forth, wears him down.
Yes, both Grey and Beth go thru a set of challenges and eventually find their way, and learn how to live with and love each other, so it works out.
In this installment, Beth insecurities about Grey's intentions drove me a bit crazy. Then, how Grey acted like a jackass after they were married-- as if he didn't care about what she did, even though he did care. All in all it was a good read, but I felt like there was something missing between the main characters, then again it all worked out very nicely. Blurb:
Book two in the Carte Blanche Series
Beth and Grey’s passionate battle of wills continues...
New York Merchant Prince Grey Sexton loves the audacious, spirited young temptress who seduced him in a Philadelphia bookseller’s and made passionate love to him in his carriage. Her fiery nature broke through his cold self-protection. But in a time of war and trade disruption, he cannot allow himself to be distracted. He vows to put business above all else in his life, including his bride.
Shocked and hurt by Grey's distance, Beth wonders whether he truly returns the burning love she feels for him. Beth demands that Grey prove he can truly change once and for all or else she will not start a family with him. But will the dark, sensual secrets she yet keeps repel this arrogant, self-controlled gentleman she has married?(