Karyn Gerrard: The Vicars Frozen Heart (The Hornsby Brothers #2)



Lar I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review My second book by this author and I see a little pattern here she likes to write her historical heroines to be promiscuous The first book was a prostitute heroine and now this second book is a governess that had sex a few times with the earl s youngest son and got fired for it I m sure that these are realistic situations that happened during this time period but I felt like there was so much focus on the sex aspect and not the romance or love whether it was inner thoughts actions conversations etc So I couldn t shake the feeling that the author was writing this way for a little shock value I probably would have continued and finished the story but the heroine was a little too bitchy towards the hero when he mentioned that she needed to find someplace to live rather than his vicarage after he ust saved her life Girl please calm down and show some respect and appreciation This is book two in the The Hornsby Brothers series This was a short sweet emotional read Tremain Colson is a small town vicar but in addition he was an ex soldier who has been dealing with handling that war and it memories Eliza Winston who is a governess in ruin meets Tremain when he rescues her Eliza soon realizes that Tremain may need help too I was glad to have the chance to read this book and hope that you will too Unfortunately I cannot get that hour of my life back Dreadful about sums it up If you want awkward and stilted dialogue along with a great deal of crudeness this will suffice As for me I m off to purge the bad taste in my mouth with some Jane AustenI received an advance copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Another enjoyable read from Ms Gerrard With broken hero an adventurous sexually and otherwise heroine I d recommend this book for light reading and escapism Not for under 18 I don t believe I ve spent two hours reading this pile of horse manure It is about two cartoons stepping up to the relatiooonshiiips soap box and reading their lines from an autocue Although that may still be granting them some rudimentary animation they totally lack Reading about two cardboard flat pack and utterly boring lovers posing as passionate and forbidden was like being trapped in a school theatre while the first rehearsal of a bad play was taking place You know the feeling a play where triteness is blown up to cosmic proportions and then d This is the second book in the Hornsby Brothers series but The Vicar s Frozen Heart can be read as a standalone This one may be a sensitive subject to a few since it involves a vicar having lots of sexEliza is very modern for those days in spite the fact she s not married she s sexually active and has no shame about it nor does the hero SOS Schlank ohne Sport - judge her While Tremain wanted her physically he didn t think he could get involved emotionally I What a disappointment Was expecting a story of where the vicar rescues the heroine and they get to know each other then fall in love NotAs the book starts out the heroine is being dismissed from her governessob because she had sex with one of the titled sons of the house She is sent away with a reference and some money Two men are taking her far from the estate where she worked Well they stole her money and pushed her out of the carriage into the cold cold night There she is found by the vicarHe takes her in and nurses her back to health though he can barely get around because of war injuries He has taken the ob of a vicar as a way to atone for what he did in the war He is actually a lord and is wealthy but she doesn t know thisInstead of instant love this book went straight to the instant sex Not much of a story line and I detested the heroine She was all after and all over the vicar She was almost a stalker The vicar wasn t much better His first thoughts after he rescued her and got her back to his house were sexual in nature There were a few misspelled words and some cases where the wrong synonym was usedI received this book from Net Galley and the publisher for an honest review They say you can t udge a book by its cover and the saying is true I expected a cheap story don t like the cover his haircut is not accurate for the time and I don t like her dress yeah I m picky I got the book for free but finally loved it No stupid or lost heroin no virgin either that s refreshing for a historical romance a wounded guy who tries to redeem himself a woman fighting for her life and her love endearing characters no stupid plot anywhere in sight I loved it. ??s home and in his bed she realizes her handsome rescuer is the one in need of healing No sooner does Eliza thaw the vicar’s heart than she realizes her own is in danger For Tremain is not only the man she dreams of marrying but a blueblood whose noble birth makes him an impossible mat.

My review contains spoilers and they re mostly my thoughts as I went with the book for visit Punya ReviewsThe Vicar s Frozen Heartis the short and steamy second installment of Karyn Garrard s The Hornsby Brothers series It had a good storyline and was fast paced I largely enjoyed it This is the story of the second brother TremainThe Hornsby Brothers series is obviously based of the 3 brothers The Duke s heir and a viscount on his own right Harrison Tremain the second son and the third Spencer From what I ve gathered Harrison seems to be the most outgoing of the lot most popular and a bit of a womanizer too We re yet to see his story unfold in this series Spencer who had the first book Bold Seduction is the most reclusive one He has a brilliant mind and a scholar to boot He has been a recluse most of his life and due to his slightly autistic edges the society made a Making India Work joke out of him calling him various names But both his elder brothers and his parents have always been very protective of Spencer How he came to know the Madame of a brothel Philomena when he was a virgin and was cloistered away in some faraway castle of sort is a story you llust have to find out by reading book 1 I enjoyed Bold Seduction and was waiting to read The Vicar s Frozen Heart Neither Tremain nor Harrison were seen in the first installment but only by mention so I wanted to know about them I thought Tremain was like Harrison than Spencer However he surprised me by being uite different than any of his brothers Tremain seemed to be cool and distant a man with few words who always wore a glare However learning of his war injury shed some light on this vast change in his personaTremain went to military then weathered a bloody Anglo Zulu war in faraway South Africa that changed the course of his life Much like Spencer he s also been cloistered away in a small village that is close to his own estate Previously Tremain held no title but after his services and the injury that crippled him he was given an honorary title by the Great ueen Victoria Tremain didn t want or need that but what can he do when the ueen favors him with something So he simply accepted the title and the many obligations such as the village he is now living in that came with itThe injury and the PTSD from that war have made a recluse out of Tremain as well His family respected his wishes to be left alone Tremain has hidden his identity to serve this village as a vicar which he became by choice rather than by necessity Tremain is no fake vicar he has indeed finished the necessary studies before taking up on this responsibility He thought it d be a way of healing his internal wound and make him feel at peace I could see he needed time and space to heal though being lonely and celibate wasn t helping his cause very much One night when it s heavily snowing outside the pain in his leg wakes Temain up then he hears something that would lead him to investigate outside only to find a young woman left beaten and penniless on his property What could he do but to bring her in even with the horrid pain that plagues him every minute of the dayBut that s not how Eliza wanted her life to turn out either She was the governess of the family of a peer was compensated well for her services Though an orphan grown up in an orphanage Eliza was given a good education and through that she was able to live uite a privileged life in that household But the loneliness of not being able to fit in anywhere drove her to do something unwise that ultimately costs her her ob The mistress of the house almost threw her out without a single penny or a letter of recommendation Eliza s meager savings and everything else were robbed off too while she was traveling through the night not thanks to the woman who won t even let her wait until the morningNow Eliza owes her life to this grumpy vicar of a village unknown to her No matter how handsome he is Eliza must keep her head straight and not do the same mistake all over again In a few days as she continue to recuperate it becomes obvious that the attraction is mutual though Mr Colson won t let her near him This moment he s on fire the next he pushes her away as fast as possible It does create some friction because Tremain could be uite cutting if he was not in a good mood You can also blame it on his injury the pain of which continues to plague him day and night But mostly it was because he knew that a lusty liaison with Eliza would only end in disaster She didn t need another one in her life at that point After a while when it became obvi. His heart begins to healHe gave her shelter from the storm nursed her back to health ust as any good man might do for a damsel in distress But Tremain Colson is than ust a small town vicar performing a gallant duty He’s an ex soldier whose spirit has been ravaged by war a nobleman hid.

Ous that they won t be able to deny this attraction new worries begin to arise Eliza was often uite worried that her own past would always color Tremain s view of her Being a vicar s wife won t be so easy and though she s willing to weather anything what of Tremain But for Tremain himself it was for an entirely different reason So far no one in this village let alone Eliza knew that the revered Viscount Hawkestone or Hawk as they call him is none other than Tremain himself When the truth emerged the kind of mess it was going to cause was anybody s guess And because Tremain knew of Eliza s past he knew she was going to be upset that she was kept in the dark about it all Their budding relationship may even be over before it had a chance of blossoming Can Tremain take that risk for loveLet me tell you that though it took some times but the vicar s frozen heart was already thawing for good DI liked the intimate scenes between Eliza and Tremain uite a lot Their relationship didn t seem too rushed however I would ve loved if we could read a few chapters Tremain was a changed man but he did everything in his power to divert it towards meaningful causes which I loved I also really loved the ending My only issue with the story was the writing especially the dialogue between the characters which felt rather stilted I don t know if it was because I read the ARC but I couldn t shake this off till the end The Vicar s Frozen Heart is a well enough standalone because much like book 1 it s focal point is the relationship between Tremain and Eliza 35 stars will be eagerly awaiting Harrison s storyI received this ARC courtesy of Lyrical Press Kensignton via netgalley which didn t influence my review and rating in any way The Vicar s Frozen Heart by Karyn Gerrard is the second book in the Hornsby Brothers series I haven t read the first book but this one can easily be read as a stand alone one The story is about Eliza Winston She is a governess who is cast out from her place of employment in disgrace because she slept with her employers son not the one she was governess too of course She was given 30 a basic reference and was put into a carriage to be taken to Dover From there her employers didn t care what she did as long as she stayed far away Unfortunately before reaching Dover the men employed to take her ended up stealing her money one of them tried to rape her and in the end they threw her out of the carriage into the snow and left her there pretty much to die Fortunately Tremain Colson heard the thud of the trunk the men through after her and he went to investigate what the noise was He discovers Eliza and despite being in terrible pain from a war wound he helps her back to his small home and looks after her Tremain was in the war fighting the Zulus and suffered his injury there In order to recover from the ordeal physically and less hopefully mentally he has turned to religion and being a Vicar in his own county Nobody knows him so he doesn t let on that he is actually a Lord and is content living a uiet life as a vicar and helping his parishioners whenever he can He feels he needs to atone for the killing he did when he was at war and being a vicar helps him achieve that goal The story goes on to tell of the relationship forming between Tremain and Eliza He is adamant that nothing happens between them although he desperately wants it to Eliza desperately wants him too but can she push past the barriers he has put up If she can will anything come of it because after all she s ust a governess and he is a vicar Worse still he is a Lord and will definitely be way above her station once she finds out the truth What possible future could they have My favourite character is actually a young boy called Drew I won t give spoilers but suffice to say that you will end up loving him by the time you finish the book Of course Eliza and Tremain are wonderful characters but Drew is No Way Home just something special bless him I loved this story it was full of feel good moments that make youust want to sigh Then there were the emotional moments that brought tears to my eyes Drew being a part of some of those moments There were also moments that had me thinking about The Thorn Birds Although not a Catholic priest Tremain still fought his lustful urges towards Eliza and anytime they gave in to some passion it was a definite hot moment or two If you like your romances sweet that is with ust a kiss or two then this book won t be for you There are some very passionate scenes in this book that will leave you hot under the col. Ing his aristocratic heritage Yet despite his secrets he cannot help but feel drawn to the fallen beauty and soon asks her to stay and care for the orphan in his chargeAnd hers is lostDisgrace sent Eliza Winston out into the world a governess in ruin But once she finds herself in Tremain?.

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