Almost done with this one too. I really like Vanessa, she is not scared to speak her mind and she even went against common tradition to get what she wanted. She is very much an underdog who is easy to root for. Elliott on the other hand, it's taking a bit of time to warm up to him. He's not so much a cad as he is emotionally immature although that seems to be changing the more he is with Vanessa.Hi! I recently finished my first romance novel, volume 1 of the Huxtable series, Marry Me by Mary Balogh and I'd like to share a bit of my observations with you.
I could definitely connect with the characters, the intensity and eloquence of the dialogues made me think and feel like I was in their minds at times. I came close to shedding a couple of tears in certain passages as well so for me it was a complete experience. It was well worth giving this reading project a try, I was left eagerly awaiting the continuation of the Huxtable saga
One thing I really like about Balogh's writing is that the sex stuff is not heavily emphasized. She's more about relationships/interactions and people learning from them. In fact the intimate scenes have more heft/meaning because of that. Could hardly place her in the "bodice ripper" category, at least from what I've read.