Facing a marriage deadline, Lady Jocelyn Kendal impulsively weds Major David Lancaster, a penniless officer dying of wounds received at Waterloo. In return, his younger sister will receive a generous income -- and David will have the enchanting Jocelyn as a wife, if only for a few days. Then fate takes a hand, and Jocelyn suddenly finds herself with a healthy, vibrant husband -- a seasoned campaigner who wants to renegotiate the terms of their bargain, and will use every bit of charm and passion he possesses to win the heart of his bewildered bride.
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Once again I liked this one well enough at the beginning but tired of it as it became increasingly saccharine and cliched ("tempest of love"? "oceans of pain"? srsly?). The premise was kind of interesting but also, enough with the tortured backstories! They feel so manufactured--and they are, of course, to create conflict and distance and thus delay the happy ending. I find the happy endings hard enough to take when delivered with the kind of painful sincerity we get here, but the bad writing makes it worse by making it obvious that this kind of an ending is really artificial and contrived. I liked the secondary romance plot better than the main one, partly because I was interested in the history of medicine angle.
Review: The Bargain (Regency #1)User Review - Goodreads
Nope, can't finish this. Too many spiteful, mean, vapid, just disgusting people in here. And I don't even have any sympathy for the Hero, but maybe that's because over a quarter of the way through and he's basically a plot device.