Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Published by Pocket Star on 6 May 2013
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance
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Colin and Eliza first meet when Eliza tries to steal one of Colin's horses. At first, he thinks a young boy is standing before him - that is - until he sees her beautiful face. They soon figure out that they are both extremely stubborn, and none of them is ready to back down from the challenge that stands before them.
*I received a free ARC of Ten Reasons to Stay from Pocket Star via Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review*
Ten Reasons to Stay is a very short, hot historical romance, with Colin Hunt – half Indian-half English – who has just inherited the title of Earl, and come to live in England for the first time of his life. The first night in his new home, and he goes out to the stables where he comes face to face with a horse-thief! It just so happens that the horse-thief is a young miss dressed up as a boy, and she’s hell-bent on running away with one of his horses to escape an arranged marriage. All Colin wants to do is to bring her home to her guardian, both to not get in trouble himself, and to make sure no other mishaps will happen to the young woman who has no idea what kind of trouble she could get in.
I think Ten Reasons to Stay would have gotten one more star from me if it had been a little longer. The whole span of the story takes place over just a little more than twenty-four hours, and so the suspension of disbelief had to be very big. I am all for quick romances, but this became a little too difficult to buy because of the little time the two protagonists know each other. The writing is still good, though, and if you don’t mind that one fact, you’ll probably enjoy Ten Reasons to Stay even more than I did.
Eliza is a young woman who is escaping her guarding to make sure she won’t have to enter an arranged marriage with a man she’s never met. After her father’s death, she has to deal with her uncle, who tells her there is no more money for her, and that’s why she has to marry. Colin is a widower, and the last thing he wants is to become entangled with a spit-fire of a woman, one who just might remind him a little too much of his deceased wife. He wants calm and quiet, even if that means no more extraordinary love in his life.
It was easy to see how Eliza and Colin would be so attracted towards each other, they are both very good-looking, and they have a healthy dose of impertinence. However, it did take away a little bit of my pleasure that they felt this big love after such a short time passed from they met each other under such extraordinary circumstances. I will, however read other books by Sabrina Jeffries, because her writing is really good, and she knows how to make a compelling tale.