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A Scoundrels Surrender (The Billingham Bastards Series)

Caleb believed he was doing the honorable thing when he disappeared from Marah's life. The shocking truth about his scandalous origins made him unfit to wed. However, winning back Marah's love may prove the most difficult endeavor the handsome scoundrel has ever undertaken. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. A Scoundrel's Surrender Billingham Bastards, 3 3. And she's quite nearly succeeded—when she returns to London. But now, one glimpse of her has again lit a fire in his heart…and letting another man have her would be unthinkable. Paperback , pages. Published August 26th by Avon first published July 26th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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A Scoundrel's Surrender (The Billingham Bastards Series)

I remember disliking this hero so much in that I'd like to vent about him again. Oh, woe is me! My life is so sad and miserable and pointless I might as well run off to the Continent, eat worms, and drink myself to oblivion. Why am I so woebegone, you may ask? Well, I was living a really, really fortunate life as a member of a family in the ton, with lots of money and a family that I more or less get along with, BUT I just found out that my dad is not my dad.

Mother is an evil I remember disliking this hero so much in that I'd like to vent about him again. Now I must question my very existence. How can I possibly be the same person I was before I learned this fact of my parentage? No one around me is the same either. They have all become The Enemy.

And I must desert the lovely woman I despoiled the night before, who probably loves me, leaving her without a word, and go off to lick my wounds. Not only that, but 2 or so years later, when I am dragged back to London by my oldest brother oh, wait, make that evil half brother I continue to whine, sulk and feel sorry for myself.

It is, after all, always about me, isn't it? Oh, and that lovely woman I ruined? She's around, but I refuse to do the right thing by her, i. Instead, I'll just be a jerk to her and to her new suitor. What this reviewer of my story thinks I deserve is a whole other ball game. She thinks I should be sent back to the Continent and possibly drowned in Lake Como.

View all 8 comments. Aug 23, Rose May rated it really liked it Shelves: This review, and all my reviews, comes from my blog - Romantic Rose's Bookshelf http: Here's the link to my review on their site: So boo and hiss, Avon, for your idiotic cover. You normally do so well. However, let us not hold the cover against the author and her writing when there are so many good parts of this book. So what was bad?

The book was underwhelming, and a little disjointed — a series of photographs rather than a panorama view. To be honest, however, the floating effect was only a lingering annoyance — like a flying buzzing around while you watch TV. However these were simply minor annoyances. For most of the story, I found myself struggling with the humanity of our protagonists.

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Yes, it turns out. What made this book so incredible is that Marah and Caleb made each other better. I liked them better together than apart. Marah helped Caleb become less selfish — more thoughtful and compassionate — and Caleb helped Marah stop hiding from herself, her family, and the world in general. Together, I grew to like them for their combined strength and it was a unique, touching approach to romance. I also found, as I reflected on the book, that I appreciated the human faults that Caleb and Marah have because while they made the romance less whimsical and more realistic.

The best part of this book, the part that really made it for me, was the happy ever after. I was sold, during the happy ever after, and finished the book very confident that Caleb and Marah had many, many gloriously wonderful years ahead of them. I was also confident in the strength of their relationship — one thing that Petersen shows really well. Other positives worth mentioning are the well-written emotions, fun secondary characters, and really hot sex scenes. Really, exceptionally hot Overall Rating: The book was enjoyable, but not great.

Unmemorable with exceedingly annoying characters that somehow became less annoying together making for a wonderful HEA. Mar 16, Alexandria Tale rated it liked it Shelves: I really love the story of Caleb's father and family. It's so heart-wrenching I cried a lot. I think that was the only redeemer I see in this book, because I find that Caleb and Marah's back-and-forth relationship is very annoying! I hate their stubbornness. I want to slap them once or twice or more.

When I sympathize with Caleb, Marah was being annoying, and vice versa. They really deserved each other. If rated by their own romance, without the family drama, I would starred this as 2. Really ha I really love the story of Caleb's father and family. Really hate this kind of angst and misunderstanding. Aug 15, Olanrewaju Olarinde rated it liked it Shelves: I am probably being generous to give this 3 stars.

The Hero and Heroine had a push-pull relationship that was exhausting and probably unhealthy. Their relationship got tired to read and all I could think of is when it will all be over. And as a son of a Marquis, shouldn't the Hero have a courtesy title? Glad to be through with this. I was close to abandoning it.

The plot was okay, it was just dragged out too much and the main characters weren't inspiring. Oct 16, nurmawati rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Jun 13, Nicol Althea rated it liked it Shelves: I was reading through this series in order when i finally got to this one. When i started reading it, i detected that there was something i was missing here. So i checked and voila! There is indeed another sequel book to this one that's not part of the series package.

So i decided to put this one on hold and read Victoria and Justin's story first just so i could get a good grasp of this one. And i did, despite my dislike and disappointment of their book "Lessons from the Courtesan. I admit i was annoyed at Caleb Holt for taking advantage of Marah and then disappearing on her afterwards for two years. And when he got back, it also grated on my nerves how he thinks that a simple kiss from him would change everything he's done to Marah. And that final act he did for her in reuniting her with her family despite her protests was really sweet, especially since he did it out of love for her without asking for anything in return.

Even though he desperately wanted her to accept his proposal instead of Winstead's, he didn't push her about it. That was really sweet of you Caleb. I'm glad when he finally realized how Marah has been there for him all those times he needed comfort, he also was there for her when she needed his support and comfort the most. Marah Fansworth on the other was an admirable girl. How she picked herself up and moved on after Caleb's disappearance was surely hard on her but she managed it. She was able to put Caleb behind her and was finally starting to start her life all over again with Winstead.

Winstead by the way, strongly reminded me of old cold Rhys Carslisle before Anne's love changed him.


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Don't you think so guys? Anyway, going back to Marah. I admire how she was readily always there for Caleb. Whenever he needed someone to talk to or someone to hold, she was there to offer comfort and love unconditionally. How she was there for him when he confronted his family was really heart warming. She is truly perfect for Caleb. She was the only one able to fully connect with him and understand his feelings towards his situation. I'm really glad she was there for Caleb all the way, and didn't give up on him in the end.

Reading this last installment was enjoyable. Although there were some scenes that are not necessary and should therefore been excluded, i still found the book satisfying and endearing. Sure, i admit there were parts that were dragging and dull that almost made me put the book down, but i'm glad i didn't give up on Caleb and Marah.


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I actually felt guilty that such thoughts crossed my mind. Boy how they proved me wrong. Despite their history and the circumstances they endured, they proved that it's not bloodlines that makes a family, it's love. Thank you Jenna Peterson for delivering such strong and endearing set of characters. They shall all hold special places in my heart. Dec 25, Demoness Tenebrae rated it it was ok Shelves: Truth be told, I was bored through most of this book.

Many passages are repetitive and uninteresting. Miss Marah Farnsworth and Caleb Talbot had an afternoon of pleasure two years ago. He saved her from the abduction and they shared a bed together. It couldn't have been at the worse time in Caleb's life since he found out a great secret about his origins and thought he was unfit to court pretty Marah. So he did what any man would - he disappeared for two years note: Marah spend that time sequestered in a remote village until her best friend asked for her help so she joined her and her husband, Caleb's brother, in London.

As soon as she arrived in London, she met Caleb who was dragged back by his brother because their father was on his deathbed. Of course, the passion ignited as soon as they looked at one another. But naturally, Marah lost all faith in men such as Caleb and such as her father was. She was determined to wed a stable, normal, depressingly boring man who would offer her stability and faithfulness. Whereas Caleb couldn't decide what he wants to do with Marah but he knew he couldn't lose her again. The story itself would be very compelling if not for a poor result. For one, Caleb is an asshole.

He ruined Marah when he already knew about his origins and then under the pretext of not being fit to court her, he left. Oh, but he was fit to bed her, right? When he returned, he kept badgering her. He wanted her but he didn't want to be with her permanently. His conflicting feelings were shameful at the least.

A Scoundrel's Surrender by Jenna Petersen

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