Angela is the granddaughter of an Earl and her love for Cameron Monroe, the stable boy, had doom written all over it from the word go.  Stable boys lived with the horses and never got invited to the big house. Courting the Earl’s granddaughter was definitely not in the realm of possibilities.   So when they are forced to separate it is thirteen long years before they see each other again.  And so begins a story of love, loss, deceit and treachery.  When they are finally reunited, the years have changed them dramatically and the question becomes, can they ever get back what was once true and pure?

Throughout Impulse, the author poses the question; “Can love break through the barrier of the class system?”  In addition, she creates several story lines containing a villain, an attempted murder and the search for one’s birthright.  As the story progresses you’re not sure how each issue will resolve or how they are related to each other, but inevitably they do resolve and there are several interesting surprises.

The romance is steamy, the villainy is graphic and the story moves at a fast pace.  Impulse will keep you guessing, and believing in happy endings.

What stories have you read where the class system is a problem for the hero and heroine?
 

 

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by Cheyenne_Catina on ‎01-20-2011 08:43 PM

this sounds like a really good book

 

by njoireading on ‎01-20-2011 09:41 PM

This was a very good book.  I gave it an 8/10 on my personal rating scale.  Sometimes her books don't hit just the right "spot" for me, but this one certainly did.  It was interesting how Angela had lived through so much scandal but yet had found some peace.  Cam on the other hand had never really found that place and he was the one who kept looking for more.  I think he had a harder time with the class thing that Angela or her family.

 

The villian was just bad but you see that even in our everyday lives.  People who think they are better just because they make more money, went to a better school, drive a fancy car, etc.  People can have money and still be decent. 

 

I recommend the book.

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎01-24-2011 04:21 PM

I like Johanna Lindsey's The Mallory Family series based in the UK about that time and they are the Ton but they buck it and do what the da-n well please, they even have an American branch of the family, well they're in laws but better than out laws right :smileyhappy:

by wyntermoon on ‎01-28-2011 11:07 PM

Most of the historical romances I have read dealt with someone falling for someone below them....Cathy Maxwell's His Christmas Pleasure was about a guy that used the title Baron, but was in fact, poor.  You see it in our times now. though not so publicized.  I feel it is truly special for two people to break through that barrier and find happiness and love.  I haven't read any of her books, but this one sounds very intriguing.  Thanks.

by Cheyenne_Catina on ‎10-14-2012 01:27 PM

This makes me think of Mckenna and Aline in a Lisa Kleypas book

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