Title: Mine, Forever and Always
Published: 15th March 2017
Author: Tammy L. Bailey
Just shy of fifteen years old, and during a fake and impromptu wedding ceremony, LILY SCOTT married her best friend’s brother, HENRY DALTON.
It seemed harmless enough until he leaned in and whispered to her his true feelings, amorous words she has been unable to forget: Now you’re mine, forever and always.
Unfortunately, growing up pulls them apart and transforms Henry into a pompous scoundrel. When they meet again at a house party hosted by Henry’s sister, will Henry remember his once faithful promise to Lily?
A sweet short romantic historical read with great back and forth verbal sparing between Lily and Henry. Loved it right from the start with them and Henry’s sister Jane. Jane is a bit of a master at games it seems, especially when true love is on the cards. Hadley Manor is where we start with a week of fun and mischief when this group gets together. Mr. Waverley was an interesting character and just as good at games it seems as Jane. Now that would be an interesting match.
Everything starts with a letter. Lily writes the letter in question on Jane’s behalf as she feels she would be able to express her love much better than her. Jane wants a letter written that she can later sign to secretly give to Mr. Waverley to let him know her true feelings but the best laid plans don’t go to plan. Jane told her to write from the heart and that she did. She writes of the love she has for the one who holds her heart – her husband of sorts – thinking it would help her heal from how he left. It did nothing of the sort when the man in question is so near and treating her so unkindly, like he doesn’t even remember her at all. More so after she bumps into him dropping the secret letter at his feet. One she very much wants to get back from him by any means necessary before he reads it. By a stolen kiss perhaps?
Henry knew that coming to a party of his sisters would turn into something else as she always has a reason for everything. As a way to stay away from her games he brought Miss Appleton, his latest conquest of sorts, as a distraction. But is she there so someone stays away from him or to help him stay away from someone else in particular. Someone he fears he can never have. The latter I think but it doesn’t really work out that way, as it seems he can’t seem to make himself stay away from Lily. More so when he sees the lengths she will go to get the retrieve the letter that fell at his feet. One he has memorized every word of and on some level wishing it was about him. His mission from then on is to figure out who Lily might have written the letter to but come on man look a little closer to home. You may have saved yourself some time but its fun to see how they play off each other. She might seem shy at first of his dismissive nature but her frustrations soon come to the surface, his also it seems.
Chemistry is bubbling below the surface and you know the higher the tension builds the bigger the passion will become. He needs to get over his mistrust of women and thinking he knows all their games or he will lose the only one who will truly love him forever and always. First book read by Tammy L. Bailey and I would highly recommend it and want to check out any others.
4 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.