‘Looks like I just got my chair back,’ she said with a grin, shooting Gregory a wink. The little minx winked! It hit him then what she’d done. She’d never planned on stealing Gregory from him. In one swift move she’d taken her chair back, humiliated him, and cost him an extra ten pounds a month, at least for the next month or two. He looked over his shoulder to find Gregory smiling in Elizabeth’s direction. The damn man had figured it out as well.
Elizabeth and Robert have been at odds ever since he made fun of her crush on his older brother and she got revenge by starting the nickname ‘Robert Lemonade’ (let’s just say that he still wet his pants at 12).
Robert tried to take a step back and get away from her, but Elizabeth took a step closer, refusing to grant his escape. She suddenly looked oddly dangerous in that light pink dress. Looking thoughtful, she tapped a finger to her chin. If I recall correctly you’ve been told to be careful when you laugh, get too excited, nervous…’ she started to explain. Robert knew where she was going with this. The little witch was about to break the promise that her parents had made his. ‘Shut up!’ he screamed as desperation and fear coiled in the pit of his stomach. She continued as if she hadn’t heard him. ‘When you’re anxious or upset, because…’ this is where she leaned in conspiratorially, but she didn’t whisper. Oh no, she didn’t whisper at all, she yelled, ‘You will wet your pants, again! You know we still can’t get the smell out of the parlor rug, but then again, it was only last week that you wet your pants when my puppy jumped on you! In fact, I don’t know what was worse, your crying or the smell!’ Loud hoots of laughter seemed to fill the park as he stood there, momentarily frozen in shock as the realization that his deepest darkest secret was out hit him. ‘Robert Lemonade!’ she said in a singsong voice, further taunting him and making him hate her more than even he thought possible.
After years of not seeing one another, one night changes everything. Things are done, mistakes are made and Robert and Elizabeth find themselves in a predicament neither thought would happen in their wildest dreams. Take a trip back in time and learn the story of the very first Bradford ever.
I gave this book a 4.1 out of 5 stars. I liked this one almost as much as I liked the first book in this series. Elizabeth is a strong independent woman and she really doesn’t fit in in her era (she’s a bit too strong willed). I like her because she doesn’t let what others think about her affect her mindset. Robert is a typical Bradford man, attractive, smart, funny and… annoying. Together this duo switch between fighting and falling in love, teasing and taming and most of all they work through their troubles to reach their dreams. This like the other books in the series can be read as a standalone but they are better read in order.
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