Forever and A Day
by Delilah MarvellePublished by: HQN Books Publish Date: December 2011 Genre: Historical Romance Series: The Rumor #1 Source: E-Galley provided by NetGalley My Rating: Blurb from Goodreads: Roderick Gideon Tremayne, the recently appointed Duke of Wentworth, never expected to find himself in New York City, tracking down a mysterious map important to his late mother. And he certainly never expected to be injured, only to wake up with no memory of who he is. But when he sees the fiery-haired beauty who’s taken it upon herself to rescue him, suddenly his memory is the last thing on his mind.Georgia Milton, the young head of New York’s notorious Forty Thieves, feels responsible for the man who was trying to save her bag from a thief. But she’s not prepared for the fierce passion he ignites within her. When his memory begins to return, her whole world is threatened, and Roderick must choose between the life he forgot and the life he never knew existed.…
Forever and A Day is a refreshing, hot historical romance. The slums of America meet the Ton in this tale of star crossed lovers. Future Duke Roderick Tremayne looses his memory and is taken in my a lower class woman in america. The unlikely pair fall in love, Tremayne knowing nothing of the limitations of society on his love life. When reality comes crashing down, Tremayne is left in despair feeling that he will be alone forever, but he has not counted on his american woman’s ability to fight for what she wants. Georgia and Tremayne will have to overcome societies expectations and each other’s doubts to be together, easier said than done.
I loved the crossover from the Ton to the slums of America in the 1800′s in this novel. I feel that there are so many books about England in the 1800′s, but I hardly ever get to read about early America, let alone New York’s Forty Theives. I am very impressed by Delilah Marvelle’s ability to connect the two worlds, and create a love story that is believable and captivating.
When Tremayne is without memory, he is simply himself, without expectations and restrictions. He is free to love, and love he does. Georgia tries to resist him, but she can’t help but fall for the handsome, helpful gentleman who stumbled into her life. I will say that they do seem to fall together pretty quickly, but then again, as single people living in close quarters, I suppose that it was bound to happen. For that matter, I believed the romance, and the story. I love that Georgia is a tough cookie, she fights for what she wants, and she is American through and through.
I hate giving away spoilers, but I have to say that the conflict resolution in Forever and a Day is just awesome. Georgia proves that she is a force to be reckoned with, and I absolutely love her as a heroine. Throughout the book, I grew more and more attached to the characters and I was able to understand their methods and ways of thinking. Well, at least most of the time. Tremayne’s mental condition did cause frustration at times, but it’s all part of this enthralling story.
I really enjoyed reading Forever and A Day. The romance is sweet, the attraction is hot, and I didn’t want to put this book down. Historical romance readers, Forever and a Day is a book that you should not miss. I highly recommend this one, and I can’t wait to read more by author Delilah Marvelle.