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Wilhelm the mad and Ann Sophia the jinxed Sophia is a lady on the run from her psychopath of a father after he beat her bloody She takes a position as a maid in the household of Wilhelm to hide in obscurity but she is too beautiful for that Wilhelm who has been a long time recovering from the atrocities he saw and committed during the Crimean War finds himself enamoured This story is so OW free that there are rumours that Wil bats for the other team Actually there are a lot of rumours surrounding Wil and his wartime job The story is pretty straight forward She needs his protection from the big bad father who has no scruples and will stop at nothing to get her back There s some fun side characters and I loved the chemistry between the MCs Wilhelm s character was particularly awesome He s a large sexy genius with some strange uirks But most just think him madHonestly I would have given this one 5 stars if not for the imho unnecessary violence It seemed that someone was constantly at death s door and in explicit detail too You couldn t really fast forward through those scenes either because there were important details that you d miss I did like that even though the plot is very straight forward the intrigue was well thought out and generally less predictable than I was expecting The writing was clever and I look forward to reading by this authorThe audio reader Heather Wilds was great Song for Sophia by Moriah Densley is an historical romance sparkling from page one with mystery sensual tension and clever repartee Wilhelm Montague prefers solitude but his een intelligence and air of intrigue teases Sophia out of her guarded reserve Both bear scars inside and out Both live in hiding The two must decide if the possibility of love long abandoned is worth bearing their inhibiting secrets and exposing a deadly dangerI absolutely loved Song for Sophia Moriah writes with brilliance and smooth panache using wit and humor to weave a charismatic story of hidden desires and unfulfilled dreams Wil and Sophia both passionate and engaging by nature yet crippled by vulnerabilities will capture your heart Song for Sophia is one of those memorable romances you read over and over I give it a hearty all thumbs upPam B Morriswwwpambmorrisblogspotcom Unexpected Smart Captivating I have to admit it took a while for me to warm to Sophia despite her bravery her clever wit and her many other fine ualities I fell hard and fast for Wilhelm though He s damaged Oh so damaged He s brilliant He s flawed What other hero compliments his love with Fibonacci seuences Calms his mind by reciting uadratic residues What other heroine will understand him Appreciate him And this was what finally charmed me into love with Sophia too Not her strength and bravery in escaping her father Not her intellect Not her charming conversation The fact that she loved Wilhelm as much as I did This was one of the most unexpected stories I ve read in a long time The repartee is sparkling and witty The love is scandalous The past is dangerous and hard on their heels And Wilhelm is an unforgettable hero I look forward to reading the next book from Moriah Densley Listened to 85% and skimmed the rest in printThere could have been something in Song for Sophia if the author hadn t crammed trope on top of trope like crazy I m sorry for the long review but I have A LOT to say Let s start by introducing you to Wilhelm the hero a former spymasterassassin alcoholic tortured autistic savant Earl with prodigious musicalmathematical abilities and an eidetic memory who s the bastard son of an archduke a horse trainer and suspected homosexual The heroine Sophia is a beautiful half Italian barren bluestocking heiress disguised as a chambermaid who s running away from the clutches of her abusive father Like our hero she s also plays music beautifully and rides like an I m not making this up I swear You would agree that some of the hero s traits would warrant a whole book to explain the background and how he s dealing with them So how does the author bridge this list of seemingly irreconcilable traits By not going in depth on any of them using a writing style reminiscent of episodes of Law Order Like the detective show each chapter moves from scene to scene jumping forward in time with chapter titles describing the action to follow In one "chapter they might be in the library the next at a ball the next on a train There " they might be in the library the next at a ball the next on a train There no transitions whatsoever and you have no clue how much time has passed in between chapters Even worse characters are not shown digesting or even reacting to whatever happens at one point the heroine suffered a traumatic event and in the next chapter she s ready to move on We don t see her astonishment or pain or depression absolutely nothingI m not an expert on Autism Spectrum Disorder by any means but from what I ve read people with ASD often have problems with social emotional and communication skills Wilhelm exhibited none of these issues he easily interacted with others could make eye contact read their expressions and empathize with their feelings In a feat of terrible characterization the author portrayed his amazing abilities but very few of the struggles besides him going on trances now and then which he seemed to be able to control It was clear by the note at the end that the author wanted to have an autistic savant as a hero but why she felt that she needed to add the suspected homosexuality bastardy alcoholism and horse training was beyond me The spymasterassassin role was a stretch as it was I expect historical romance to fudge some details but not actual provable facts By my calculations the book is set in 1869 1870 but Sophia at some point says she had been conditioned to fight like a Pavlovian dog even though Pavlov s experiments didn t happen until 1901 At some point there s an open conversation between unmarried ladies and matrons at a ball about Wilhelm s supposed preference for men Anybody that has read historical romance or even seen Downton Abbey nows that scandalous topics like homosexuality which "was illegal by the way are not discussed "illegal by the way are not discussed mixed company specially when young ladies are in the room Also peers don t hire women to openly pretend to be their mistress while acting as governess to their young nieces The whole plot with the evil father was absurd He was supposedly trying to get one of his evil minions to impregnate Sophia he didn t now she was barren so he could break the entail on some property because he was broke Even after she married Wilhelm the evil father Murder Shoots the Bull (Southern Sisters, kept sending his thugs to threatenbeat her don tnow where he found the money to hire so many people wanting her to annul the marriage note to the author you can t get annulment documents before getting married That s not the way annulments work The fight at the end was way closer than it should have been considering that Wilhelm was supposedly this Hudson Valley Mediterranean kickass assassin and her father must have been at least 20 years older But then we don tnow anything about the father except that he s abusive so maybe he had a black belt in arate or was a ninjaI have complaints about this book how Sophia was so beautiful that all men except for Wilhelm wanted to harass her give me a break but the review is already long enough Don t even bother Love this one a lot close to 5 for me I am so gratified to read a book where neither protagonists are annoying and acted asinine because they were denying their feelings The whole casts including the supporting ones are lovable and besides a lot of alonetime together where we see their relationship build there is the villain plot and action that help make this even entertainingBoth our protagonists are interesting characters with depth and smarts The one thing I r I was shocked reading this How often does one encounter a four star99 center I can tell you it s not friggin often I can t tell you what happened at the halfway point that ha. 2012 National Reader's Choice Award Winner 2012 RWA Golden Heart Finalist To win a man's heart a woman must have the mind of a diplomat a general and Cleopatra all in one Desperation has led Anne Sophia Duncombe to a life of exile Still she is always just one mistake away from capture and a marriage she would rather die than endure As
Moriah Densley º 5 Free downloadParks are flying and I ve never before come across a flirtation conducted in uite the same manner which made the whole thing so delightful that I was able to suspend my disbelief uite happilyIn fact it uickly became clear that this was going to be one of those books which was going to reuire a number of similar suspensions but which was captivating nonetheless because of the depth to the characterisation the way the romance developed and the uality of the story overall Another factor that contributes to the book s success is the sense which leaps off the page of Wilhelm s larger than life personality his almost overwhelming self confidence and the fact that he doesn t give a damn what anybody things of him In the first few chapters Ms Densley draws a portrait of a truly fascinating man who despite massive flaws is incredibly attractive and utterly compellingWilhelm is a tortured soul whose particular gifts were pounced upon and heavily used during the recent war in the Crimea where he served as a spy and assassin He s a savant a mathematical and musical genius with a photographic memory which obviously made him an excellent choice as a courier and spymaster In addition he appears to suffer from OCD and PTSD and he is prone to sudden trances when he withdraws into himself and his world of music and numbers He is widely rud to be both insane and homosexual but is utterly and genuinely dismissive of society s opinion His war time occupations and the horrors he suffered are revealed slowly which works well to increase the reader s curiosity and to perpetuate the sense that there is much to this man than meets the eyeSophia is also surrounded by a mystery which is only gradually revealed Right at the beginning of the book it s made clear that she s suffered physical violence and has been deeply affected by it As her attraction to Wilhelm deepens she finds it harder and harder to confess the truth to him because she does not want to place him in any danger Her father is up to his neck in debt but his lands are entailed and he is unable to liuidate them in order to pay off his creditors He tries to force Sophia to marry one of his cronies the plan being to get her pregnant as fast as possible and then claim the entailed lands through her son although I m not completely sure how this would have worked in terms of the legalitiesThe romance between these two damaged individuals unfolds slowly and naturally as they come to now and gain a sincere appreciation of each other Sophia intelligent tough and compassionate is completely accepting of Wilhelm s eccentricities and comes to esteem him and value him as a person For his part Wilhelm has been so used to being regarded as a social pariah that he is somewhat taken aback to discover that Sophia sees past the rumors and his oddness But realizing that she sees beyond the gossip and what he terms his illness gives him the impetus to aspire towards making himself a better man for her And he in turn shows Sophia tenderness and affection offering her a happiness and freedom she d never thought to have In that way theirs is very much a relationship of euals and I thought it was very well written tender sensual and laced with humorThe road to happiness is not travelled without a few bumps along the way most of which are supplied by the machinations of Sophia s father to force her to return to him and submit to his demands He does not appear in person in the book until almost the end of it but that works well as his malevolence pervades the story almost always in the background but always there This element of the story is well executed at an almost breathless pace as Wilhelm hatches a plan to free Sophia once and for all his Machiavellian dealings and maneuverings stretching far and wide as his scheme takes shapeI said at the outset that this was one of those books where it was no hardship to embark on a slightly greater suspension of disbelief than one might normally find necessary in a romance novel The storyline was very well conceived the characterization excellent and there was plenty of humour and sexual tension between the leads But there were a couple of things I just couldn t ignore which caused me to lower my overall gradeFirstly the book proper ends on one hell of a cliffhanger That s not to say that Sophia and Wilhelm don t get their HEA of course they do but we only learn that to be the case in the epilogue I ve always thought that a book should come to a satisfactory conclusion regardless of whether there is an epilogue or not and because the final chapter ends with such a big uestion mark I did feel rather let down and found the epilogue to be an anti climaxThen there was an odd uirk in Ms Densley s writing style which I tried very hard not to notice but which happened so often that in the end it was impossible to ignore Freuently if felt as though she was starting a sentence part way through for example Years since he d allowed himself the weakness of instead of It had been years since he d allowed himself the weakness of Or Lovely how he seemed content Instead of It was lovely how he seemed content I now that starting a sentence without the first couple of words is not uncommon when one is speaking but in print it looks rather odd and after a while I found it uite intrusive There was one page when it seemed like "every sentence started in this way and it was incredibly annoyingThere were a few Americanisms littered around "sentence started in this way and it was incredibly annoyingThere were a few Americanisms littered around don t have faucets we have taps for example and at times the author used completely the wrong word choice For example Today she d been clearly outshined when the correct useage is outshoneAnd in one of the love scenes we re told that Sophia braised her teeth over Wilhelm s shoulder As far as I now braising is a way of cooking meat which I m sure isn t want the author intended to conveyDespite those things however I thoroughly enjoyed Song for Sophia Ms Densley is clearly a very talented author "and she has crafted a compelling entertaining and emotionally satisfying story featuring a couple of very well drawn and " she has crafted a compelling entertaining and emotionally satisfying story featuring a couple of very well drawn and protagonists I will definitely be on the lookout for of her work although I strongly hope that her next endeavor might receive a thorough proof reading before its release It s true you are the most clever woman I Stop Whining--and Start Winning know Then which man of your acuaintance is clever Touch He chuckled You are by far the cleverest creature I have ever met man woman or animal What a lovely book I found this book by accident but when I read that the hero was autistic or rather had Asperger s syndrome Inew I had to read it immediately The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie is one of the few other books I ve read where the hero has Asperger s in a historical setting Song for Sophia did not disappoint with it complex characters sharp humour and the amazing relationship between Sophia and WilhelmSophia escapes the abusive and tyrannical rule of her father and goes into hiding she disguises herself as a lowly house maid in Wilhelm s household But when Wilhelm who has never felt any desire for a woman sees her a new obsession begins Sophia goes from maid to governess to Lady Devon to be uite honest this all happened so uickly my head was spinning but it didn t hinder my enjoyment of the story at all His breath uickened and his lips parted as he stared An effective manipulation I cannot look away and now I have this embarrassing urge to lick you His voice sounded low and smooth with a hint of flirtation like chocolate liueur I love a book with a good villain and Sophia s father definitely "fit the bill With him doggedly trying to get Sophia back into his clutches no matter the cost bribery and "the bill With him doggedly trying to get Sophia back into his clutches no matter the cost bribery and were all in a days work for him But with Wilhelm he d met his match I loved how dedicated and protective Wilhelm was of Sophia If you enjoy the strong protective yet caring hero you ll love WilhelmI can t wait to read about the rest of the Rougemont me. Ned to his country home is also the source of his talent for composing music When a new housemaid is hired at Rougemont Lord Devon is perplexed to find himself fascinated by her He Charlie and the Christmas Kitty knows the exuisite beauty iseeping secrets but her siren's voice draws him ever closer and he can't resist the intoxicating scent of danger surrounding her. .
D me wanting to Il sale della vita kiss Moriah Densley you ll just have to read it for yourself Let s just say it s nice to read work from someone who isn t a naive ninny in regards to violence I wasn t a huge fan of Sophia I thought her reluctance was extremely misguided but since she eventually came to her senses I m forced to forgive her any transgressions She is for the most part a likable heroine with an unfortunate history and some trust issues Wilhelm on the other hand is all that is awesome He s cute and weird and smart and deadly And loving He s basically my sort of insane dream man I got the feeling Densley was going for aind of Savant syndrome for Wilhelmthere were shades of The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie here that were thrilling And the greatest part of all was that Wilhelm wasn t a reluctant moron He saw Sophia My Favorite Things knew he wanted her and acted accordinglyA refreshing read with a good plot and enjoyable characters I would give this a few stars if I could It was refreshingly different from anything I have read in a while This book made me laugh made me cry and everything in between The characters in this story were just wonderfully fleshed out that there was no hesitation in getting involved in the story Sophia was in big trouble her heinous father I mean he was truly evil was searching for her after she fled his home He had whipped her and almostilled her after she fought off the man he sent in to rape her to get her pregnant With help from her trusted solicitor and a family friend he gets a housekeeping job at Wil Lord Devon s estate Wil becomes obsessed with her but in a good loving adorable wayand the things he does to protect her sigh This one is going on my second read worthy shelf This little bit sums up Wil nicely Even now she could not muster much angst toward Lord Devon She had experienced twenty and four isses in her lifetime stolen by gentlemen bohemians even royalty from all the continental nations men who could not iss without trying to maul her But number twenty five Wilhelm had set her aside despite his obvious arousal Rather chivalrous in a way 35 Stars rounded up this time but only because of the adorable hero Song For Sophia is full of flaws Flaws that have earned other books less stars But oh wow after a long tedious soul destroying and almost tablet smashing drought I ve finally come across a book where I fell for the hero again and actually really liked the heroine as wellWilhelm Montague Earl of Devon is 35 a former spymaster suffering from PTSD loving uncle and nephew a virgin and autistic whose uirks lead him to meet the newly employed chambermaid Anne Sophia Duncombe who is on the run from her evil father and hides at Wilhelm s estate under a false nameWilhelm oh Wilhelm Such a lovely mischievous charming flawlessly flawed and sometimes a little psychopathic man This book had me when Wilhelm and Sophia start communicating via books left on a nightstand forged letters to dear old aunts and overseen smudges on mirrors before they actually meet Whatever the flaws of Song For Sophia the story is immensely emotionally satisfying as we watch Wilhelm and Sophia s romance unfold Wilhelm is the true star of this book From the moment he meets Sophia he is obsessed with her not in a caveman ind of way although he is in lust with her of course but in the first third of the book Sophia eeps wondering if Wilhelm is not indeed gay as the old rumours suggest Just because he lusts after her doesn t mean he s all over her from the moment he sees Sophia Whenever the POV switched to Wilhelm I was glued to the book The little things he does for Sophia how he speaks to her yearns for herso sweet And funny at times Wilhelm stood at the wall in his room banging his head into it Thud thud thud It felt better than when he stopped and unwelcome thoughts filled his mind Thud thudSomeone nocked at the door Wilhelm my dear Yes Aunt Louisa Thud Are you uite all right Cannot a man strike his head on the wall in his own house Go ahead Wil it s fine Just do what you feel necessary I ve fallen for you anywayThe romance between Sophia and Wilhelm was pure and simple adorable After her true identity is revealed and with a little coaxing of Wilhelm Sophia agrees to marry him Sophia is the worldlier character having lived her whole life in a dysfunctional family a maniac for a father What happens next is Sophia and Wilhelm both virgins adjusting to their new lives There was no Big Misunderstanding just two wounded and insecure people trying to handle the sensations a marriage brings along When challenged with conflicts within their marriage they are mature careful and tender They talk things through Obviously not always due to their insecurities but even those are overcome with care and leaps of faith on both sides Loved it loved it loved itSo where did the book fall short First of all the writing was a little off or weird It seemed to me that the author used the show not tell approach to a point where certain situations were confusing enough for me to flip back a page or two to re read Who was talking to whom What s it about Where are they now It took the flow out of the storySecondly and importantly I had to suspend my disbelief uite a few times because of plot holes and the unwillingness of the author to share information about the characters or circumstances Had she done that it would been comprehensive Which takes me to the subplot that includes Sophia s evil father I didn t really care for it The author had done such a great job giving me an emotionally satisfying romance and then a subplot that had gaping holes in it For instance Wilhelm is also a former assassin and ills effectively and very uickly as if he had some sort of James Bond training Yet when fighting Sophia s father it went on and on and on and no James Bond moves were seen And this only a very minor example that left me thinking This makes no sense But anyway back to Wilhelm and my swooning over him A hero who openly cries when he thinks he ll lose the love of his life who needs almost forced seduction by his wife because he wants to protect her and doesn t think with his cock for 90% of the book Yes please Song for Sophia is a thoroughly entertaining and generally well written "romance which features a pair of engaging and unusual protagonists and a " which features a pair of engaging and unusual protagonists and a crafted heroine in peril plot Lady Anne Sophronia Dunscombe is on the run from her violent and abusive father there do seem to be rather a lot of those in historical romances these days and has disguised herself as a housemaid in the home of the eccentric and rumoured insane Wilhelm Montegue Earl of Devon He is immediately aware that his newest member of staff is no housemaid and is both intrigued by and attracted to her determined to find out what could possibly have happened to a young woman of good breeding to have made her enter domestic serviceHistorical Romances in which the lord of the manor becomes involved with a servant even when the servant in uestion is actually an aristocrat in disguise always reuire a certain stretching of one s credulity as in reality the paths of those at the top of the social strata and those at the very bottom would hardly have crossed But by the time the enigmatic earl and his new housemaid begin to interact I was already so intrigued by them and drawn in by the mystery surrounding Sophia that I was prepared to accept the premise and eep readingSophia literally stumbles across her new employer one evening while on a late walk in the garden but has no idea of his identity A few days and another accident prone meeting serve to apprise "Both Of Them Of "of them of other s position in the household and master and servant very uickly fall into an irreverent banter and game of one upmanship That Sophia supposedly trying to hide away incognito should so uickly respond to Devon s teasing does reuire rather a large suspension of disbelief but the dialogue is witty the Last resort to remain hidden from her former life Sophia attempts a radical scheme; a life of humility and disguise Rumor has it Wilhelm Montegue the Earl of Devon is insane A tormented war hero haunted by scandal he is only tolerated because of his brilliant mind and swarthy good looks His unmentionable condition which eeps him confi.