The Improper Bride (2020)

The Improper Bride Lily Maxton The Improper Bride Cold arrogant and demanding Henry Eldridge Marquess of Riverton would never dally with a mere servant But when Henry is injured in a horrible fire his pretty housekeeper Cassandra nurses him back
  • Title: The Improper Bride
  • Author: Lily Maxton
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  • Page: 451
  • Format: Kindle Edition
The Improper Bride Lily Maxton Cold, arrogant, and demanding Henry Eldridge, Marquess of Riverton, would never dally with a mere servant But when Henry is injured in a horrible fire, his pretty housekeeper Cassandra nurses him back to health, throwing them together day and night As he slowly heals from his burns, their friendship blossoms, and the class walls between them start to crumble Cassandra iCold, arrogant, and demanding Henry Eldridge, Marquess of Riverton, would never dally with a mere servant But when Henry is injured in a horrible fire, his pretty housekeeper Cassandra nurses him back to health, throwing them together day and night As he slowly heals from his burns, their friendship blossoms, and the class walls between them start to crumble Cassandra is surprised by glimpses of a kind and thoughtful man beneath her employer s hard fa ade and even surprised when she develops tender feelings for him But anything between lord and servant is impossibled besides, as a widow, she knows love only leads to heartbreak.Henry is changing, as well His close brush with death has opened his eyes to his self imposed emotional isolationd has urgently reminded him of his duty to marry a well bred lady and produce an heir Determined to do right by his family name, he immediately begins searching for a suitable bride But Cassandra is the only woman who is never far from his mind or his heart Contrary to everything he s been taught to believe, he realizes his lovely housekeeper might just be his perfect match Now, if only he could convince everyone else of that Especially Cassandra
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  1. Juliana Philippa

    This is my first book by Lily Maxton, but let me tell you, it will definitely not be my last This was such a lovely read in every single way all of the characters are complex and three dimensional, the exchanges between the hero and heroine are a pure delight to read, the chemistry is unbelievable, and there are no insane murderers or random kidnappings thrown in as filler Instead, we get a lovely, emotional, pure, delicious love story between two very interesting, intelligent, and passionate pe [...]

  2. Bubu

    Warning Wall of text incoming Buddy read with Lyuda4.5 stars.5 star goes to Henry for being such a dubious character The Improper Bride is difficult to review and even difficult to rate The plot is very easy to break down Housekeeper and Lord fall in love, but that s about the only thing that is easily explained The rest, however, has me confused and conflicted, and I can see why people would bang this book against the wall I, however, still absolutely loved it.Being a completely character driv [...]

  3. Lady Wesley

    With Old Latin Teacher giving this five rarely granted stars, and GR friend Juliana Phillippa recommending it to Every single person alive who likes romances , how could I pass up this new to me author And my assessment is The Improper Bride is every bit as good as they said Henry and Cassandra are a wonderful couple, and we get to know them very well as the story progresses This is one of those books where not a lot happens except the marquess and duke s heir falls deeply in love with his house [...]

  4. Lyuda

    3.5 stars Who knew speaking German can be so romantic and thrilling This is second time this month when I had such a hard time with rating I had to ponder, and ponder, and then ponder some with my buddy read friend Bubulinea And I have to say, her wonderful well though out review mirrored my opinion almost exactly BubulineaI only want to add couple of things If you re able to pass historically improbable aristocrat and his housekeeper relationship and I m talking about real housekeeper, not the [...]

  5. Nefise

    I liked the book very much It is one of the best HR, I ve read recently Imo, a real kind of HR is hard to find, that s why I return to read Mary Balogh s books consistently.What I like most about the story is that it has a solid plot and it s pacing and progressing was well done I don t like to when author make a human or a situation an important issue, then it never blend to story well Whatever subjects or matters were mentioned, all of them resulted in the story.Protagonists friendship was nic [...]

  6. Claudia

    I was absolutely lucky to get a copy of this book for review for Romantic Historical Reviews and although I thought I was not in the mood for Historicals, this grabbed me from the first second.Normally the plot Aristocrat falls for servant is not one of my favorites and most of the time I try to avoid it, but I am really glad, I didn t in this case.This was a true love story and it was perfectly done The development between the characters and for each character on his her own was great and the l [...]

  7. Elaine

    Rating 4.5 5This is a delightful historic romance with a determined Marquess, seriously injured in a fire, finally seeing his housekeeper, Cassandra, as a person, rather than someone fulfilling a role To prevent him succumbing to melancholy, his surgeon asks Cassandra to give him something to do as he recovers After he agrees to teach her to read and speak German, he finds that his near death experience has opened his eyes to life, love and attitudes especially with the help of his feisty housek [...]

  8. Nicola

    The Improper Bride is a little different from my usual romantic reads Historical romances aren t a genre you ll find many of on my TBR list, simply as I ve not had much luck in the past and they ve never really worked out for me The marquess is demanding And ungrateful 1817 and following a fire at Blakewood Hall, Henry Eldridge, Marquess of Riverton is left scarred and and seriously injured Churlish to the core, his staff are wary of him, with the exception of his housekeeper, Cassandra Davis An [...]

  9. Noura

    To really appreciate the story, one should have already read the book before The Mistake Then you d know the extend of the Henry Marquess of Riverton s villainy But really, he s not the disgustingly heinous type He s a typical aristo who s smart, used to getting everything he wants and people doing his bidding So his inflated ego was badly bruised when his mistress of a short time who is also pregnant with his child dumped him for a common man in the previous book However, in this story, he even [...]

  10. Maria Rose

    Lily Maxton s historical romances have all made it onto my favourites list for their witty banter and delightful scenarios that are just a bit outside the norm of the times In this case, it s a scarred and grumpy hero, Henry, who is recovering from his wounds due to a house fire Truth be told,he was grumpy and cold and standoffish even before his injuries, but his disposition hasn t improved His housekeeper of five years, Cassandra, is the only one who seems to be able to see beyond his bark to [...]

  11. Sissy"s Romance Book Review

    Cassandra Davis works as a housekeeper for Henry Eldridge, Marquess of Riverton Henry seems to his staff to be very cold feeling and they do not want to much to do with him when he turns up hurt A hurt Henry really is from a fire that has left him to be somewhat bedridden Cassandra has taken to looking after him and trying to help him overcome his injuries While Henry is trying to get better he finds that he is wanting to change into a better person I would say Henry does become to like Cassandr [...]

  12. Lynn Spencer

    4.5 stars B at AAR I m usually leery of jumping into the middle of a series, but the plot of The Improper Bride intrigued me Thankfully, this book stands alone very well, and even better, it was a fun read If you like romances that deal with class differences, this would definitely be one to try.The book opens dramatically as Henry Eldridge, Marquess of Riverton, is disfigured and gravely injured in a fire As we move into the main portion of the book, we learn that Henry is closeted in his rooms [...]

  13. WTF Are You Reading?

    The Improper Bride is a story that will make readers want, feel, and crave every stolen moment, shared glance, and heartfelt word spoken between Lord Henry and the most uncommon Cassandra.Authoress Lily Maxton s tale of upstairs downstairs love, is so full of intelligent humor, complex emotional development, and whimsical romance that readers can t help being swept away by the raw intensity of the saga unfolding before their eyes.Because so much of the story takes place within the confines of Lo [...]

  14. P.

    I DNF this book Couldn t do it Didn t want to Nothing happened as far as I read except the quite ordinary housekeeper is falling breathlessly in love with your standard too beautiful to be real marquess who got himself seriously burned He keeps telling himself he has no business getting to know the help too well and he is absolutely right Blame it on the laudanum There is a real over wrought feeling about this book which is for the most part really dull because while there is one beautiful, if s [...]

  15. Blackjack

    I felt a little divided on how to grade this book as I enjoyed parts of it enormously but did not care for some others So, I guess it was a B of even B read for me overall I never felt bored or inclined to set it aside though What really worked for me was the no nonsense mature heroine who respects herself, knows herself well, and honors her own needs After having lost the love of her life at a young age, widowed Cassandra seeks employment in an aristocrat s home, despite almost no experience, a [...]

  16. Katie(babs)

    The Improper Bride is a pretty typical historical romance that features an employer and employee romance The hero, Henry falls for his loyal housekeeper Cassandra after he recovers from a fire that may have been set deliberately Prior to this event, both didn t give much thought to one another They stuck to their roles and were well aware of their status But when Cassandra takes care of him, and while Henry is bored in his bed, he humors Cassandra when she asks him to teach her German During the [...]

  17. G.A. Hurst

    The Improper Bride is a historical romance by the talented author Lily Maxton Some of the characters in this book are mentioned or featured in her other book or books This is the story of Henry Eldridge, the Marquess of Riverton, and his housekeeper, Cassandra Davis.The story begins with Henry in his bedroom and finding that this wing of his house is on fire and he is about to be burned to death However, while trying to get out a beam from his bed canopy crashed down and hit his head, resulting [...]

  18. Siobhan Whitebread

    I read the first three books in the Sisters of Scandal series and loved them, and I m pleased to report that I loved this one too It was wonderfully slow burn the couple don t bang until the 80% mark , with excellent characters and a really sweet plot Excellent, exactly the warmth needed on a cold winter day.Now, to go back and read book 4

  19. Robazizo

    A good story with palpable tension between the leads and some Eyre ish overtones The H has a dubious past, but redeems himself.

  20. A Klue

    With its Downton Abbey, London society forbidden romance featuring a composed but feisty widowed heroine, Ms Maxton certainly kept me engaged though delightfully frustrated at times with her latest release, Improper Bride It begins with Lord Henry Eldridge, Marquess of Riverton, injured in a fire and Cassandra, his housekeeper of five years, who he has barely acknowledged, coming to his rescue Not from the fire, but mending his soul and helping him become a better person I simply loved their bac [...]

  21. Tin

    After reading about the Marquess of Riverton in the previous book, I thought it would be difficult for Henry Eldridge to make a convincing transformation from a reviled antagonist, to a hero worthy of a happily ever after It takes a fire, and terrible injury in order to shake the Marquess down from his lofty perch During his recuperation, his housekeeper, Cassandra Davis is tasked to keep him occupied.The author doesn t really elaborate on her characters personalities and much of what we know of [...]

  22. Liana Smith Bautista | Will Read for Feels

    I received this book for free from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review, which was originally published on book blog Will Read for Feels Who doesn t love a good Cinderella story And the fifth book in Lily Maxton s Sisters of Scandal historical romance series, The Improper Bride, has all the makings for exactly that kind of tale.Except that there s no prince, only a grumpy, fire scarred marquess named Henry w [...]

  23. Book Gannet

    4.5 stars This was so good Henry is a gruff and arrogant lord, Cassandra is a lowly but intelligent servant, and they have never had much to do with each other beyond Cassandra s duties as his housekeeper Until a house fire leaves him scarred, bedridden and bad tempered and it s up to Cassandra to keep him occupied by getting him to teach her German.This book was a wonderful tonic as this most unlikely couple got to know each other and fell in love, despite the stifling constrictions of the clas [...]

  24. Romancing the Book

    Reviewed by RachelBook provided by the publisher for reviewReview originally posted at Romancing the BookIt s difficult, to take this genre and add a new twist to it, what s difficult Taking a tired tale of Beauty and the Beast and making it so refreshing that the reviewer stays up into the wee hours of the morning just because she can t book the book down.Lily Maxon did an incredible job weaving believable characters along with an intriguing storyline that will have anyone who s a fan of regen [...]

  25. Penny

    I really loved The Improper Bride It s one of those new easy to read historicals with all the cool, beautiful things from the time but without the complicated to read but era appropriate language at least for me.Here we have Henry, Marquess of Riverton, future Duke and Lord of Pompousness Cassandra had been working as his housekeeper for three years before a tragic fire traps Henry and injures him, causing scarring to an arm and one side of his face which forces him to take a hard look at himse [...]

  26. Amy Alvis

    This is book 5 in the Sisters of Scandal series.Henry Eldridge, Marquess of Riverton, barely survives a fire in his home During his recovery, his doctor asks his staff to find something to to occupy his time so he doesn t end up brooding all the time Cassandra, Henry s housekeeper, steps up and volunteers She has always wanted to learn German and what better way to help herself and the Marquess at the same time But as Cassandra spends and time with her employer, the attraction she feels for hi [...]

  27. Linda

    When Henry, the Marquess of Riverton is badly injured in a fire refuses to send for family, his surgeon approaches his housekeeper Cassandra with a plea to find a task to occupy Henry to prevent him from sinking into melancholy Cassandra decides to ask have Henry teach her a foreign language after some wrangling he agrees so begins the start of a very different relationship between the arrogant Lord and his housekeeper.The story gets better and better as it progresses The 1st half builds up the [...]

  28. Melanie

    I thought that this was a very well written story and had all the characteristics of what one would look for in a great historical read There was romance and humor along with a lesson to be learned by all who hold a position that is higher than someone else When Henry becomes injured in a fire, he becomes very grumpy and does not want to deal with anyone Henry even becomes a little depressed, so his doctor suggested to Cassandra Henry s housekeeper that she find something to keep his mind occupi [...]

  29. Tima

    Henry Eldridge is the Marquess of Riverton He s cold, unfeeling, and has no idea who his servants are or what they do for him But when a fire causes severe burns to his face and arm, he almost dies His life suddenly seems valuable and he begins to take notice of the people around him But he fights his attraction to Cassandra Because even with his changed outlook, Henry knows that he can t fall in love with a housekeeper Cassandra is tasked with keeping the Marquess out of depression while he he [...]

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