Friday, September 6, 2013

The Unraveling of Lady Fury Review...

The Unraveling of Lady Fury
By: Shehanne Moore

Genoa 1820

Rule One: There will be no kissing. 
Rule two: You will be fully clothed at all times…

Widowed Lady Fury Shelton hasn’t lost everything—yet. As long as she produces the heir to the Beaumont dukedom, she just might be able to keep her position. And her secrets. But when the callously irresistible Captain James “Flint” Blackmoore sails back into her life, Lady Fury panics. She must find a way to protect herself—and her future—from the man she’d rather see rotting in hell than sleeping in her bed. If she must bed him to keep her secrets, so be it. But she doesn’t have to like it. A set of firm rules for the bedroom will ensure that nothing goes awry. Because above all else, she must stop herself from wanting the one thing that Flint can never give her. His heart.

Ex-privateer Flint Blackmoore has never been good at following the rules. Now, once again embroiled in a situation with the aptly named Lady Fury, he has no idea why he doesn’t simply do the wise thing and walk away. He knows he’s playing with fire, and that getting involved with her again is more dangerous than anything on the high seas. But he can’t understand why she’s so determined to hate him. He isn’t sure if the secret she keeps will make things harder—or easier—for him, but as the battle in the bedroom heats up, he knows at least one thing. Those silly rules of hers will have to go…


By Missy:

Fury's husband Thomas was now dead but he told her to make sure she did whatever was needed to produce a Beaumont family heir. She had collected information in a book for years on wealthy people to use later in life when she needed to get help. She was at that point now, as the information would buy the silence of a few men and she would pick one of them to give her what she needed to make sure she became pregnant before anyone found out that Thomas was dead. Then Captain James Flint showed up and he was determined to blackmail her into letting him bed her instead of the other men who she was considering. Fury was trying to steal her heart and feelings from the hurt of the past that Flint had caused but she agreed she would allow him to father the beaumont heir but under her terms. She tried to  get Flint to sign a contract and he burned it telling her his terms that he expected her to follow. They had their spats and arguments all the while trying to hide their feeling from each other. Then he tells her he doesn't even know if he can father a child since he has been with other women but has never known of fathering any. She shocks him by telling him that he is in fact a father of a daughter named Storm, that she had been about 2 months pregnant when he left her stranded at the docks and sailed away 7 years ago. They renegotiate terms and rules a few times but finally she becomes pregnant but she doesn't seem to want to acknowledge it. Her pregnancy is extremely different from her first and very difficult. Shortly after she becomes pregnant her Mother In Law shows up and decides she is going to take her back to England where she believes Fury belongs. When they get ready to leave James wants her to come away with him but she tells him no, that she has to go back with Margaret to claim what was rightfully hers. Margaret, Fury & Fury's lady's maid Susan are waiting to board their ship when Fury goes to see whats taking so long. Fury & Susan are kidnapped and she comes to on a ship, she is becoming sick again from all the rolling & rocking of the ship. She then finds out that it was James & his cronies who have kidnapped them. He tells her he wants them with him and she tells him again no, that they are going back to England to live so that she can provide for her children and make sure they have better lives than she had. He gets mad and tells her that if she wont come with him he wants one of the children, either Storm or the new baby as soon as it is born since he is the father of both children. The ships mas breaks not far from England & they can see the shore but Flint says it is still to far to go so nobody is leaving the ship until the mast is fixed.She escapes the ship and swims to shore after dark just as a storm comes in, the water is so cold and it starts her labor. She makes it to shore but can barely crawl up to the beach. She hears a voice and barely opens her eyes to find her lady's maid staring at her and then Flint is there and he sends Susan to get help. The baby ends up being born right there on the beach as Flint holds Fury and prays they she make it through this. When Fury comes to again she finds Margaret standing over her baby and she starts belittling Fury as she always has. Fury lays there and decides this has to stop and the truth must be known because she wants to be with her love Flint. She tells Margaret that the baby isn't Thomas's but in fact James's child and that she has another child by him also, that her and Thomas had tried for a very long time with no results so its possible her son wasn't adequate enough to father a child. Margaret is so so upset she falls into a chair and tries to make sense of it all. James is all ready to leave town and stops in a bar to have a drink. When a woman starts to proposition him he grabs the bottle and proceeds to leave. As he is walking someone takes his arm, expecting to look down to find the woman he was surprised to see Fury. He asks her what she is doing there. She tells him she loves him and she doesn't want to live without him and that she told Margaret the truth, Its time to go get Storm and bring their family together as a whole finally. 

I enjoyed this book and would give it a 4.5 rating. It was a little slow at first because it didn't give out all the facts of where her husband was and how she ended up there. But as it went along things were given up and it made me want to dig deeper and continue reading to find out what would happen next with these 2 stubborn people. I would recommend this to my friends !
Shehanne Moore is a Scottish author, who writes gritty, witty, as much risky as risqué, historical romance, set wherever takes her fancy. Stories that detail the best and worst of human behaviour, as opposed to pouts and flounces. For years she worked at various things, while pursuing her dream of becoming a published writer, so she was gobsmacked to sell her book, The Unraveling of Lady Fury, written in three months, to U.S. publishers, Etopia Press, six days after subbing it.

Shehanne still lives in Scotland, with her husband Mr Shey. She has two daughters. When not writing intriguing historical romance, where goals and desires of sassy, unconventional heroines and ruthless men, mean worlds do collide, she fantasizes about cleaning the house, plays the odd musical instrument and loves what in any other country, would not be defined, as hill-walking. Her second book featuring a hottie scottie, His Judas Bride was recently released.

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