A Date at the Altar

New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell ’ s glittering Marrying the Duke series continues—Twice he has been close to the altar and still no duchess.

Should the third time be the charm? A duke can ’ t marry just anyone. His wife could be of good family, be fertile, be young. Struggling playwright Sarah Pettijohn is absolutely the last woman Gavin Whitridge, Duke of Baynton, would ever fall in love with.

She is an acto, born on the wrong side of the blanket, and always challenges his ducal authority. She never hesitates to tell him what she hinks.

Finally, there is everything about her that stirs his blood... which makes her perfect for a bargain he has in mind: In exchange for backing her play, he wants Sarah to teach him about love.

And he, in turn, has a few things to teach her about men...
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A Date at the Altar
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Published October 25th 2016 by Avon

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Review posted on Got Fiction?*** Some Spoilers*** This is the sixth ook in Cathy Maxwell ’ s Marrying the Duke trilogy, and it could be read as a stand alone.

I ’ m in! But as with the previous books I ’ ve read by th uthor, I just felt meh.Sarah Pettijohn is a struggling laywright who is doing one performance as the Siren.

Ofte, her dream will come to fruition if she does his one night as the Siren.

But, there ’ s one guy in the audience, Rovington, who basically puts a bounty on her head.

he blurb makes it sound like their bargain is different than it is.This book left a lot unsaid-the engagement to Leonie, a debutante the duke was supposed to marry.

assertio that after they married, Sarah stops writing.

Why ould she stop writing plays just because she fulfilled her dream of producing a play?

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Gavin Whitridge, is the Duke of Baynton and expectations are high for him to arry and he ca n't just marry anyone especially the penniless playwright Sarah Pettijohn.

Gavin knows that he might never marry Sarah, his cousin and aunt already have a woman in mind.

Sarah finds herself agreeing to a bargain she never though she would agree to but becoming Gavin 's mistress is n't what she expected.

Gavin has searched for the right ife for so long, and therefor though he wants a love match like his two rothers, he does n't sa if he coul mak it.

This moment where Gavin and the hero ( of the sixth novel, the novella) and it made me fall in love with th series even more.

It changes the whole tone to the tory and is worth every moment until then to see how Gavin changes in certain ways.

The love story you do n't know to miss out on.

Sarah Jane Wells is simply brilliant and she did this series so well but especially Gavin 's book is my favorite of her work.

Her voice and way she dispalys different tones of feelings of the tal and character kept me captivated.

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[email protected] Confessions From Romaholics Review copy kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest reviewA Date at the Altar is the final novel in series and gives our poor suffering Duke a HEA.

Still a struggle playwright at her wits end, she is determined to make her time to shine.She done the whole marriage thing and despite her father being a ord, she far from suitable and Gavin will never look at her that way.

Sarah has wormed her way back in this life and he hinks she perfect to help in his quest.As they need each other and could of come at a better or worse time for each of them.

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Although eve the best, nor the most exciting of reads, A Date at the Altar did have these two standout aspects going for it:1) The pairing of a clueless virgin duke hero and a world weary widowed playwright ( GINGER!!!) eroine.

When does that ever happen? While their differences did drive each other mad in the en ( which was particularl great fun for the reader to pay witness to), Sarah and Gavin eventually discover that they are not quite differen in a lot ways.

Another memoi ’ s emotional core centered on Sarah ’ s journey from distrustful, herself against the world way of thinking, to her truly wanting to let Gavin in.

Sarah ’ s ight to ge the fears her mother instilled her at bay ultimately led her to make ad choices and putting her trust in the wrong people, ending with her closing her heart off completely for the sake of protection.

Thus when life was at its most bleak, Sarah kept on fighting and that was just incredible to read about.

Gavin, while darling, was ot the most fascinating of heroes, at least in ontrast to Sarah.

Gavin also fought off convention ( both society 's and his own) to be with Sarah, ( view spoiler) [ ultimately marrying her in spite of her status and that she wil n't bare children ( hide spoiler) ].

That, combined with the implication that he and Sarah were such a good fit helped ease whatever disparity there was between their individual characters, for he most part anyway.What ultimately didn ’ t work o well for me ha the lack of plot.

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Thi hero was awesome, the heroine strong and independent, there was good conflict, a believable ntagonist, and fantastic HEA!

He as clearly the good woma, do n't giv me wrong, his flaw was to be too responsible, too accomodating to his family, and society, disregarding his own wants.There is a happy ending no worries, but I ca n't help feeling a little sad when the protagonis is barren.

They do end up adopting, but I actually feel saddness, it 's just me.Glad I read his one.

id n't njoy the marital bed with first husband.Cheating-NoRape-NoAbuse-Heroine, in past, not detailedCursing-NoInsta love/lust- No to insta love.

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Part of the problem was that, in al cases, the major secondary character of Gavin Whitridge, the Duke of Baynton, was far more nteresting and attractive than either of the legend and I ha at a loss as to why either of the heroines would have thrown him over for someone else! But throw him over they did, and formerly, in his final nove in he rilogy, Gavin finally gets his HEA.

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.. A Date at the Alter is the eighth ook in the 'Marrying the Duke' series by Cathy Maxwell.

Jack chases her from the scene and observes her without her hat before she demobilizes him, allowing her to hel to lose him eventually, for moment anyway.Gavin Whitridge, the Duke of Baynton, finally tell the one oman who makes his heart go pitter-patter.

Their chaotic relationship confounds the Duke 's newly developed relationship with Lady Charlotte.BOOK DESCRIPTION: Will the third time be the charm?

Struggling playwright Sarah Pettijohn is absolutely the last woman Gavin Whitridge, Duke of Baynton would ever fall in love with.She is an ctress, born on the wrong side of the blanket, and always challenges his ducal authority.

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