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Monday, April 21, 2014

Review of What the Groom Wants

WHAT THE GROOM WANTS may be purchased here.

Jade Lee

Radley Lyncott returns from the sea, hopeful to court Wendy Drew, the woman that he has loved for years.  Unfortunately, Wendy's brother has got himself in debt to a notorious rake, Demon Damon, and Wendy has agreed to help pay off the debt by working in Damon's gambling establishment.  Damon, also, has become obsessed with Wendy, and to complicate matters further, Radley unexpectedly inherits a title and Wendy doesn't consider herself his social equal.

WHAT THE GROOM WANTS is a real page-turner of a book, filled with action, excitement, and interesting characters.  I really enjoyed the fact that Wendy isn't the ordinary regency heroine--she is a commoner, who has pulled herself up by the bootstraps and runs a successful business.  Wendy will do almost anything for her friends and family, and she is very intelligent and motivated.  The villain of the story Demon Damon, is a real psycho, and at times, Wendy's plight seems all but impossible.  Radley is a great hero, who is up-standing and good of heart, but he does occasionally suffer from foot-in-mouth disease.  These two make a great couple, and I really enjoyed their story.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an impartial review. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Review of The MacGregor's Lady

THE MACGREGOR'S LADY may be purchased here.

Grace Burrowes

Asher MacGregor has returned to Scotland to accept his responsibilities as the Earl of Balfour and has been volunteered by an elderly relative to squire Hannah Cooper, an American heiress around for her first London season.  Hannah doesn't want a husband, because she desperately wants to return home and thwart her scheming stepfather.  Asher, who is in mourning for his first wife, doesn't seek a spouse, either.  However, as they continue to be in each others company an attraction grows.

THE MACGREGOR'S LADY, while not my favorite book in the MacGregor's series, is a nice addition to the series.  Hannah is a determined, stubborn woman, who will do anything for her family.  However, Hannah's insistence on not marrying, even after she falls in love with Asher, seems rather illogical.  Because of the time period in which Hannah lives, she has few rights and would benefit from Asher's protection as her husband.  Asher, who is still in mourning when he first meets Hannah, is determined to help her. 

All in all, THE MACGREGOR'S LADY is an enjoyable read and a welcome addition to the series.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an impartial review.