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Meant To Be

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This book deserves recognition for its plot and it's wonderful moments. There is a villain (father) who will make you angry and sad at the same time, but without him present in the story you would probably get bored. The book was wonderful to read from start to finish!
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Sophie and Harry are in love.  Even though his father expects him to marry a titled woman, Harry doesn't care.  That is until Sophie is forced to leave Pendleton due to a scandal and Harry believes that she betrayed him.  Three years later Harry has moved on and is engaged to another woman.  Until Sophie returns and stirs up old feelings.
I highly recommend this book to my fellow Regency Romance fans.
Thank you Sara Bennett and NetGalley for allowing me this advance copy in exchange for my voluntary and honest feedback.
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Unfortunately even though the netgalley records show I have downloaded this title, I cannot find it on my kindle or tablet to read and review it. I will happily do so if I can get the doc sent again.
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Sophy and Harry were meant to be … until fate stepped in. Harry Baillieu is the heir to Pendleton Manor and his father has plans for him to wed a wealthy and titled woman. That’s not Sophy Harcourt, but Harry doesn’t care. He has known and loved her most of his life and intends to marry her.
This is a wonderful tale of childhood sweethearts. Sophy followed Harry around like a puppy from the age of five and Harry encouraged her adoration. But after Harry's return home from school Harry's father who never approved of their relationship made certain that things would not progress between the two who were obviously meant to be. Meddling relatives try to make certain that Harry and Sophy never marry each other. Lies that for some reason resonate as truths interfere in this love that is meant to be.
I loved this book and couldn't put it down. It never bogged down and was a real page turner and a book destined for my keeper shelf.
I gave this book 4.85 of 5.0 stars for plot, story line and characterization.
I received a complimentary ARC of this book to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and am reviewing voluntarily.
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I think the story outline is very nice. And the part where the woman wants to marry this man. but he is going to marry someone else. It sounds so exciting to read over again.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Whilst a simple, well-told story of young love, being torn apart by parental expectation, this seems so refreshing in the telling. Sophy Harcourt has loved Harry Baillieu since she was five and he, seven. Yet Harry is the heir to Pendleton Manor and his father has plans for him, and they don’t include the daughter of his estate manager. Yet as they reach their twenties, life has gone according to their plans. Sophy has been forced to leave Pendleton and live with her grandmother, waiting for Harry to come and marry her as he had said he would. Yet for three years, Sophy hears not a word, until she finds Harry is back in London and to attend a ball. When they finally meet, she finds that Harry is now engaged to another woman.
I found myself reading this book at breakneck pace, completely captivated by Harry and Sophy’s feelings for each other as they grow from young children to adults. The pain the comes from mistakes and lies, threatens to tear the couple apart and so I could not put this book down until I could find out if there was going to be a happy ending! I just loved Sophy’s grandmother and Harry’s brother, Adam. I am so looking forward to reading the next book in this series which follows Adam who is such a rogue.
I thoroughly recommend this book. It is definitely one to reread! I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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The heir to Pendleton Manor, Harry Baiilieu and the estate manager's daughter, Sophy,have grown up together. Forming a close bond through the years, they've always known that they would be together...forever.  The bond between them will be tested when Harry's father, Sir Arbuthnot will lie and cheat to keep them apart A villian you'll love to hate and a young couple who have loved each other forever and will finally fight for what they want.
An emotional rollercoaster from start to finish.
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So... I liked it. As I was reading Meant To Be, I wasn’t sure what my final feelings would be, but I actually think it’s because of the very strong secondary characters that I liked it as much as I did. I’d actually be interested in reading the next in the series because I want to know what happens to that character. 

I had a very difficult time with our hero here, however. He wasn’t very apologetic, entirely too proud, and only mildly remorseful. Blech.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
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I quite liked this  book! A delightful historical romance with a perfect balance of lust and love. Sophy & Harry we’re easily like-able characters and it’s refreshing to understand and experience their love without  graphic descriptions. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved a few erotic romances but it’s nice to read one that’s just a bit tamer. I love the way it started, at the moment of truth and then backtracked  to their youth and swiftly lead up to the moment. The plot was simple enough to understand and quite believable! I’m really interested in learning more about Adam, he seems like a good project. Bennett does an excellent job with her writing. It’s cohesive, not cliche and, it seems she’s very informed on the era because little details about that time find their way into the book!
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