But Not For Love

Author: Kelly Ferjutz

Publisher: Cerridwen Press

Release Date: January 2008

Blue Ribbon Rating: 3

Format: Ebook

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Charlotte Brantley is an author of Regency romances who lives alone with her cute little dog Friedl. Charlotte has been married once before, but it ended in the death of her alcoholic husband and all her dreams of what love and romance should be. Charlotte has her head in the clouds about what romance should be and probably should have been born a few centuries earlier. But her life is about to change when she goes to the library and literally slams into a handsome older man who reminds her of Mr. Darcy from the book Pride and Prejudice. But poor Charley doesn’t have any experience with men in general, so she leaves him very much tongue tied. But the handsome stranger is in awe with her and needs to find out who she is.

The man Charley bumped into is Eduard David de Lisle, a professor of Medieval History at the local university. David is a native of France but now lives in the states. It must be fate, because David and Charley keep bumping into each other and of course David wants to get to know Charley better. Charley keeps putting him off. But as Charley is in the midst of writing her latest novel, she finds a research book that appeals to her and wants to get in touch with the author. And that author is David!

Now David has the perfect excuse to see Charley. David also realizes that he will have to treat Charley with kid gloves and ever so slowly they start a very tentative relationship that may end with Charley finally knowing what passion and sex is all about.

BUT NOT FOR LOVE is a very traditional romance with a heroine who has her head so far up in the clouds that it takes a man like David to bring her down to the real world. This may sound cruel, but David shows Charley that she is beautiful and is worthy of love and romance. Her ideas may be a bit old-fashioned, but I found it endearing and David didn’t seem to mind. And when David shows Charley that sex is perfectly fine between two such adults, well those love scenes are wonderful.

Kelly Ferjutz has written a very unique type of romance that has a very Regency type feel even though this story is set during modern times. I also found David, the hero, to be an interesting character who is so perfect for a woman like Charley. I was rooting for their happily ever after and I have no doubt you will too. BUT NOT FOR LOVE was a wonderful book and a pleasant read.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: katie

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