Monday, January 24, 2011

Review - A Lady Most Likely by Julia Quinn, Connie Brockway & Eloisa James

Title:  A Lady Most Likely
Authors:  Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway
Source: Purchased
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published: December 28th 2010 by Avon
Genre:  Historical Romance
My Rating: 



Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife—so his sister hands him a list of the very best young ladies on the market. And then, because he refuses to tear himself away from the stables where he trains Arabian racehorses, she invites all those ladies to a house party, along with some other bachelors, of course. So who will Hugh choose? The Botticelli-esque, enchanting Gwendolyn? The outspoken, delightful Katherine? If he doesn't work fast, he'll lose those ladies to his closest friends, and then where will he look for a wife? Perhaps, just perhaps, toward a lady who's not on a market at all, and would require a great deal of persuading...

This was the first book I've read that was done by three authors that wasn't an anthology. The story went together almost seamlessly, changes happened at chapters where the story switched to different characters.

Ms Quinn started our adventure with Gwendolyn & Alec.  In typical Julia Quinn fashion, she had me laughing through the first section of the book.  Her characters were funny and well written.  I love the interaction between the characters, she makes them relateable.  This was my favorite of the three 'stories'.

New author to me, Ms Brockway was second.  This was the story of Katherine & Neill.  At first I didn't really like Neill, but came to understand him. This was my first time reading Connie, and I have to say I was impressed!  Her characters were fiesty, fun and memorable. She has definately been added to my authors to watch for list.   

And finally we have Ms James.  This was my least favorite section of the story.   I really love Eloisa James' novels, so this was a bit disappointing.  This part of the story was Hugh & Georgina.  Eloisa brings the story to a closing with a perfect ending for Hugh.  Unfortunately for me it seemed to fall flat, it didn't have the *ta-da* I was expecting from Ms. James.

All in all this was a great read.  Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon curled up with a hot cup of tea!  Definately recommended to anyone who loves Julia Quinn, Connie Brockway and Eloisa James.


4 comments:

  1. I love how you wrote this review. Very honest and refreshing. :)

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  2. i love all the historical romance you feature on your blog! i just started following you!

    In the Hammock Blog

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  3. Thank you Chrystal! :)

    Carrie - I LOVE LOVE historical romances.. I've got piles more planned to feature :) I started following you as well.

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  4. Thanks for sharing. I haven't received my copy yet.

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