My latest read is actually about a Texan Lady, Storm Bragg, who is more like a hoyden than a lady. She rides a horse astride (which isn't common in the early days since sidesaddle is what ladies use), makes a man bow over with a punch...but no matter what, a lady is still a lady at heart who falls in love. They all have this inner need to be loved and to feel beautiful. There inside the girl in breeches is a lady with desires that can easily be fanned by the right man.
She were refined to fit this man...but she did not have to be a different person that she was. She's still who she was but better.
DID THIS HAPPEN TO YOU TOO at one time or another? When you have to change what you were, to the better, for the love of your life? It should be a change that you will be comfortable with. A change in the sense of maturity, and not a total change into a different you just for the sake of another, because thus will not make you happy. In fact, it will be a change that will not last because that is not who you are.
It happened to me once too many times when I was still too immature for real relationships, changing for the benefit of fitting to his lifestyle, his likes and dislikes. And I tell you, it did not last. And so I love this book. When Storm continued to be who she is plus a lot more. She just gave herself a chance to know that she is meant to be a lady in the real sense of the word. This is such a romantic novel that I enjoyed reading. Two days and I'm done with it.