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As You Are

Author: Sarah M Eden    Series: The Jonquil Brothers #3

A horse breeder by trade, Corbin Jonquil is more at home in the stables than in the ballroom of his sprawling estate. Corbin is the quietest of the Jonquil brothers and has always faded into the background, contentedly unnoticed. When a mysterious young widow, Mrs. Clara Bentford, moves into the neighborhood, however, Corbin quickly comes to realize that being noticed has its advantages. But how to catch the eye of the lady? According to his brothers, Corbin need only make a few simple changes to transform himself into the object of any woman’s desire—dubious advice, indeed. Following a series of misadventures, Corbin and Clara slowly lower the facades behind which they’ve been hiding, leaving Corbin shocked by the horrors that haunt the woman he’s coming to care for so ardently. When the menace of Clara’s past threatens to tear them apart and tensions mount, will the couple have the courage to fight for the promise of forever?

My Review

Here lately I have been reading quite my fair share of Regency themed novels an I have finally come to a conclusion – that I am madly in love with these sweet stories an As You Are is no different.

“What if she thinks I’m an idiot? Corbin had asked one of his brothers that question not a month earlier. You’re a Jonquil, Layton had answered. Of course she’ll think you’re an idiot.”
“His brother Layton was apparently right: Jonquils were idiots.”

I loved Corbin and Clara. So what that he is shy and jumbles his words? He has a heart of pure gold an is one of the most sweetest male characters written.

“Corbin raised her hand to his lips and pressed a light kiss to her knuckles. He had only recently begun doing that. Clara loved it. Adored it. The understated nature of that gesture fit him so perfectly. He didn’t need to be flashy or showy. He was simply perfect the way he was.”

Every scene with Corbin and Alice made my heart melt an in my mind I always thought their interactions was so cute and heart warming. Their very first playful scene in the church had me at hello – it was what made me decide to buy this book.

Edmund would miss him, if no one else. And there hadn’t been a single brown-haired little girl to play peekaboo with during church or an emerald-eyed beauty to watch from a distance. And he lived for the brief glimpses he had of Clara. Sweet, beautiful, loving Clara.
Keeping Alice in his arm, Corbin got to his feet. Edmund stepped up next to him, leaning against his side. Corbin set his free arm around Edmund’s shoulders. Seeing her children in the grip of a stranger had terrified her to no end. But seeing them held so tenderly by Corbin finally brought her heart rate back to a calm pace.
“I love Mister.” Corbin kissed the top of her head. “I love you, Alice.” “And Ebum?” “Yes, dear.” Corbin looked over at Edmund, who watched him intently. “I love Edmund too.” Edmund smiled. Corbin motioned him over. Edmund climbed onto his lap beside Alice and buried his face in Corbin’s lapel. “Love Mama?” Alice continued her questioning. “Yes,” Corbin whispered. “Especially Mama.”

I can’t wait to check out Sarah’s other Regency novels.



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