Once and Always, one of Judith McNaught’s most masterful and moving love stories powerfully brings to life the fiery passion of a free-spirited American beauty and a troubled English lord.
Suddenly orphaned and alone, Victoria Seaton sails the vast ocean, eager to reclaim her heritage at Wakefield, the sumptuous English estate of a distant cousin, the notorious Lord Jason Fielding. Bewildered by his arrogance yet drawn to his panther-like grace, she senses the painful memories that smoulder in his eyes. When he gathers her at last into his arms, arousing a sweet, insistent hunger, they wed and are embraced by fierce, consuming joy — free from the past’s cruel grasp. Then, in a moment of anguish, Victoria discovers the treachery at the heart of their love . . . A love she had dreamed would triumph not just once, but always.
** spoiler alert ** hmm how to describe my feelings after reading this. Disgusted, horrified and sickened are just some. This is not a romance novel, it reads like a justification for domestic abuse with a happily ever after. The “Hero” is a poor excuse of a man, and regardless of what his backstory is, there is NO excuse for how he treated his wife. Forcing yourself on your wife when she says no is rape. This did not just happen on one occasion, it happened twice.this is a highly rated book, and I can’t for the life of me figure out how people don’t see it for what it is.
Don’t read this trash. It is in no way, shape or form, a romance.
*cover and blurb via Goodreads.