Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh

Posted November 13, 2017 by Silvia in Books / 0 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from Publisher for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

Only Enchanting by Mary BaloghOnly Enchanting by Mary Balogh
Series: The Survivors' Club #4
Published by Piatkus on October 28, 2014
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Publisher
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Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, was devastated by his fiancée’s desertion after his return home. Now the woman who broke his heart is back—and everyone is eager to revive their engagement. Except Flavian, who, in a panic, runs straight into the arms of a most sensible yet enchanting young woman.
Agnes Keeping has never been in love—and never wishes to be. But then she meets the charismatic Flavian, and suddenly Agnes falls so foolishly and so deeply that she agrees to his impetuous proposal of marriage.
When Agnes discovers that the proposal is only to avenge his former love, she’s determined to flee. But Flavian has no intention of letting his new bride go, especially now that he too has fallen so passionately and so unexpectedly in love.

I can’t believe it’s been three years since last time I read one of The Survivors’ Club series books, but Mary Balogh manages to transport her readers in the lives of these broken heroes like we actually never left, so my interest was immediately piqued once more.

It’s easy to follow Flavian’s story and feel for him and his situation. The tragic event that changed him—and the course of his life—together with all he had to endure certainly make one sympathise with him, and also hope he gets some sort of ‘revenge’ . . . I honestly didn’t see his proposal like a forced one, nor made to avenge his former lover, but I did find it happening too quickly and I think that is the reason why it was a bit hard to connect with the heroine of the story. Also, the chemistry between the couple is there and yet, I couldn’t feel completely invested by Flavian and Agnes’ passion. There was just something that made me stop reading from time to time—unusual for me with Balogh’s books—but the last few chapters got me going, and I appreciated Agnes showing some character in the end.

Although this was my least favourite instalment—so far—in this lovely series, I’m glad I read it because I genuinely want to know how each of the Survivors’ Club members find their happiness. If you pick the first book up, you’ll probably want just the same.


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Through her creativity and blogging, Silvia has met people from different industries and collaborated with them on various projects over the years. Her strong passion for reading and her fascination for different cultures and languages have led her to develop a keen interest in the East-Asian continent. Off to see her? Follow the colourful book road . . . ♡

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