The Invisible Husband

Rated 4.29/5 based on 9 reviews
Miss Eve Venables knows nothing about the man who’s persuaded her parents to deliver her to a country church in the middle of the night, not even his name. Four men in black hooded cloaks escort Eve up the aisle where she’s married by proxy to a man named Adam Harold Damian Latham, sixth Earl of Latham. The name Latham is familiar, but she can’t remember why... More

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About Cari Hislop

I’m an American married to an adorable English Goblin who makes me laugh every day. I’m an artist with a degree in fashion design, but I’ve always been a story teller. Stories are everywhere; in every scent, every glimpse out of the corner of the eye. The most magical moments of my life have been born of ‘what if?’.

I’ve been making up stories as long as I can remember, but I was ten before I 'wrote' my first story. It was a romance - the young girl’s parents are killed by a plane falling on their house so of course she moves to England. Don’t ask me where she got the money or the passport!

I knew I wanted to grow up to be an author. All my artistic talents converge on my favorite subject: people. I find both individuals and general humanity endlessly fascinating.

My genre: Regency romances (historical romances set in late Georgian England)

Rated: PG13 (PG13 as in 1985)

Style: Each of my stories tend to have their own humor depending on the character's personalities, but they always make me laugh. My plots are character driven and my stories evolve with the characters. Other than the hero and heroine somehow ending up together at the end, I never know what will really happen in the story until it happens.

Note: After much deliberation I decided to use English spelling rather than American English spelling in my stories. This will sadly irritate some people, but the USA is the only country to use American spelling while the rest of the English speaking world uses English spelling.

I don't think of my books as a series, but all my characters inhabit the same Regency Universe. Most of the main characters are either related or know of each other so my stories often intertwine.
If you ever have any questions about my stories or would like to receive an e-mail to let you know I've finished a book please e-mail me at... cari.hislop@regencyromancenovels.com

Happy Reading!

Cari Hislop

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Reviews

Review by: Crystal Dawn on June 06, 2013 :
Cute and unique outlook on romance.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Priestess Vera on May 14, 2013 :
To the author:
There's so much potential for the story to be way better...
I agree with the reviews below... I do love it but there are so many things you need to improve in this story to turn it to something....
It has potential to be a "Cinderella". What i mean is, if you focus more on the details and providing more insights, this story will blow into something better, greater...
I love the story since the characters are unconventional... Reading it felt like drinking water after eating chocolates...
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: avis h on June 13, 2012 :
I have by this time read all eight of Cari's published books. A few I purchased elsewhere other than Smashwords. They are truly awesome. If I have a fave it's Redeeming the Rake. Man, that story will prompt the most hardened sinner to try for redemption. This one, Invisible Husband, is equally as great. The story is fast-paced. The dialogue relevant, as in all Cari's books. The most important thing I find is that this book (like all of the ones I read) does not conform to the standard template of steroidical, tall and handsome hunk of a gent/lord and fine-boned wishy-washy ladies. Everyone has a voice. You hear them, feel with them, laugh with them and even hate some of them a bit. But that's human nature, eh? That's what reading is about, or should be about.

Cari's unconventiality in her books are truly the stories all readers
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: dlynx on Nov. 15, 2011 : (no rating)
I enjoyed the book because of the heroine. She had courage and spunk. I thought the hero was a bit milk-toast. I can understand his need to hide his face, but it would have been much better if he showed more back bone and grit. Been a bit more assertive in claiming is bride. You wonder whether she will walk all over him in their marriage.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Romana Grimm on Nov. 07, 2011 :
I finally got around to reading „The Invisible Husband“ and was quite well entertained. The story was sweet with touches of drama and humour. Eve and her light-hearted banter with her husband were especially fun to read but I also liked Davis the butler. It’d have been a solid four star read if not for a few things:

1) The typos: Throughout the story there were missing words, redundant words and so many comma faults that even I as a non-native speaker stumbled while reading. What a pity! That alone would’ve kept the rating higher than it is now and it is nothing that can’t be fixed easily.

2) The somewhat shallow plot and characters: Yes, it is rather shallow as in "man sees woman and marries her and then there’s drama of the home-made kind". I still liked the story although I’d have really loved to see more of Adam’s family, or Eve’s impossible family, or later complications after the attack for that matter. It’d have made the book seem “fuller”, more alive with people and atmosphere. And I agree with the other reviewer that called Adam a bit soft. He could’ve acted hurt without sounding like a wallowing pirate-poet. But thoughts are free, even those of fictional characters ;-)

3) And last: The abrupt ending. Call me nitpicky but I like to know when a story is truly over. A little “END” would’ve helped in that regard. The way it is now it was simply cut off. If the last chapter had been labelled as epilogue I’d have understood better and been more prepared. It’s also a pity that there was no info on the author as back matter, or perhaps an exerpt from one or more of the other books.

Still, I enjoyed reading the book and recommend it to anyone who’s looking for something light and romantic.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: alyna huyaban on Sep. 07, 2011 : (no rating)
What can I say?! I love this book! the mistery of it and also the romance. I just wish it ended of them having a child so there will be another story.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Polly Bennett on June 16, 2011 :
I loved it! Now I'm going to read all the rest of her works!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Shantell Morris on May 27, 2011 :
Spoiler Alert**
It was a pretty good read. Adam was a little soft for my tastes. I did love the fact that they played together and didn't take themselves so seriously in the end. The only question I had about the book was did they eventually have a child? When the servants were conversing they mentioned that it had been a year and she wasn't pregnant yet.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Mikayla HERNANDEZ on Aug. 09, 2010 :
Loved the book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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