UNFORGIVABLE by Joanna Chambers
Unforgivable by Joanna Chambers
Reviewed by Vanessa
Viscount Waite, Gilbert Truman is being “forced” to marry the plain, ailing Rose Davenport in order to reclaim some unentailed lands that belong to his family. Gil resents being placed in this position of saving his family from what his father has done. But after the ugly wedding night with his new bride, Gil feels it is best to do as she says. He leaves Rose at his remote estate and carries on as though he isn’t married at all!
Rose has heard all of the stories of her estranged husband and what he has gotten up to over the past five years. She has had enough, and she is ready to make a real marriage with him as she sees no alternative. Approaching him in disguise, Rose embarks on more than she bargained for and soon finds herself reaping what she had sown with her deception. She also wounds the pride of her husband, and they must both learn to set it aside. However, will both their respective faux pas prove to be Unforgivable?
Unforgivable was a fabulously written story that showed that both Gil and Rose were not perfect, but they were not unforgivable either. I did not like what Gil had done to Rose or his whole martyr attitude and blame of everyone else, but I did like that he changed over the course of Unforgivable. His double standards got a tad annoying, but it was wonderfully fabulous to watch Rose stand up to him and point these things out. I so often find that the heroines tend to bite their tongue. Not Rose. She let him have it so many times in Unforgivable that it drew the story up to so much more than I had expected.
It was incredibly heartbreaking what Rose put up with and endured in Unforgivable, but I believed Gil in the end. I felt that he truly loved her and not just for her beauty as he was rather shallow over the course of Unforgivable. Gil was a young man, and he got a pass in some of his actions because of that, but when he explained his desires to Eve it was rather sad. I also enjoyed that even though Rose wanted to make Gil pay for what he did to her in Unforgivable, she didn’t set out to do so, but inadvertently she obtained what she had wanted all along.
I so thoroughly enjoyed Unforgivable and Rose’s defense of herself that I feel I just have to Joyfully Recommend this one!!