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February 20, 2013

Book Review: A Brooding Beauty by Jillian Eaton

Series: Wedded Women Quartet #1
Author: Jillian Eaton
Published February 14th 2012
What happens after happily ever after?

The marriage of Lady Catherine Nettle and Marcus Windfair, the 7th Duke of Kensington, was declared the affair of the Season. They seemed perfect for each other… until they weren’t.

Now after three years of separation Catherine wants a divorce. She can no longer remain married to a man who does not return her love and is willing to do whatever it takes – including following Marcus to the secluded cottage in the highlands where they spent their honeymoon – to get what she wants.

Marcus can no longer trust his wife after what happened three years ago, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t love her. Refusing her ridiculous request for a divorce, he escapes to Woodsgate, confidant his wife will not follow him into the wilds of Scotland. Unfortunately for the Duke, this is one bet he is bound to lose.

Forced together, husband and wife reach an unusual compromise: Catherine agrees to sleep with her husband for two months, after which time Marcus will grant her a divorce. It is the perfect solution for two people who claim to no longer love each other… or is it?
I remember reading a book from this author, A Ravishing Redhead, and liking, but I didn't it more thought until I found A Brooding Beauty free many weeks ago and decided to give it a shot. What a great choice!

Jillian Eaton writes with emotion!! Even when it's a short romance novella, the characters, Catherine and Marcus, are full of emotions! (and passion). After being separated, Catherine wants a divorce, and she's going to get it even if she has to find him in his secluded cottage. Marcus left because he can't trust her, but he wasn't expecting Catherine to follow him and keep asking for a ridiculous divorce!

Both of them still love each other but they don't know. But their passion in there, and after an arrangement of sleeping together for two months before the divorce, will they be able to keep their hands of each other? No, of course not!

I can't say more without giving spoilers but I can recommend you to read the Wedded Women Quartet series. It has real and emotional characters, full of passion ready to explore!

More about this book at Goodreads, Amazon.


  1. Great review! It game me the impression of being kind of a romantic comedy (don´t know why hehe) I´m kind of interested to know how the story develops from there ^_^ I´m going to download the book

  2. Love it when a book can make me feel emotions like this one seemed to do for you.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog