When Gerard, the
Marquess of Grayson, first suggested marriage to Lady Isabel Pelham,
she laughed. Yet the charming rogue convinces her that they’re
perfect for each other. They’re good looking, they’re young and most
important, they both have lovers. They can enjoy each other’s company
without the sexual issues other marriages have. The agreement works
well for them until a devastating event makes Grayson take stock of
himself and his selfishness. He leaves Isabel with no warning,
searching for answers.
Grayson suddenly returns to London. When he sees Isabel again, he
realizes he wants more from her and their marriage than what they had
previously. The years spent working himself to exhaustion have taken
their toll on his mind and body, changing Grayson into a mature,
somber, and sexy man. A man who realizes the jewel he has in his
wife. Now, if he can just convince her of that.
In her first
marriage, Isabel’s husband followed the pattern of many other men of
the ton, chasing women and forsaking his wife. In the process it
scarred Isabel deeply. She never wanted to remarry but felt safe with
the young, carefree Grayson. Yet now that he has changed, how will she
handle her new husband?
Sylvia Day once
again delivers a fabulous story with The Stranger I Married.
The characters are fantastic, and with their strengths and flaws,
Grayson and Isabel are so realistic. Even the secondary characters
are well developed. I promise you’ll love to hate the dowager
marchioness. If you don’t fall in love with the dashing, carefree
Grayson, watch out for the more mature man who returns after years
searching for himself! He recognizes his faults and is honest and
sexy…what more could a girl ask for? As for Isabel, she is the woman
we all dream of being: smart, sexy, and comfortable in her own skin.
That’s not to say she doesn’t have her own insecurities which she and
Grayson must face and overcome before they can find happiness. I
really liked that the physical attraction was not immediately apparent
to them but was only recognized later in their marriage. Yet once
they do recognize it, boy do they act upon it!
Any fan of Ms.
Day knows that she weaves a sensual web between characters that traps
the reader. You’ll be stuck to the pages of The Stranger I
Married until the very end, falling in love with this
realistic couple and rooting for their happy ending.