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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Lady Most Likely...By Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway

Author(s): Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway
Source: Publisher
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061247820
ISBN-13: 978-0061247828


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...


I have said it before and I will say it again, I am very picky about historical/regency romance novels.  I want them to have a great story, but I also want it to be believable along with great writing.  When I received this book in the mail, I fell in love with the cover.  The dress, the flowers and the overall classiness of the cover was beautiful.  I also noticed right away the headlining authors that are popular in this genre. 

In anthologies, you usually have different stories by different authors compiled into one book.  What made this book different however, is the fact that this is one entire story written by three different authors.  Each part of the book is written from a different author.  When one author finishes their part, the next author picks up the story where she left off.  This gives us one big novel producing the punch of three well known authors.  

While I enjoyed the story and the writing styles of three different authors, I won't go as far to say the story itself was a favorite.  I enjoyed it and I liked it, but it isn't one that I would rush out to own a copy to keep on my keeper shelf.  Each author brought a unique voice to the story and it came together nicely.  It was fluffy, romantic and fun, but not one I want to reread again.  I can't pinpoint an exact cause for my feelings on this, but I do know that if you are a big fan of not only these authors but for this genre as well, then you might have a different opinion on it than I have. 

An enjoyable and romantic read that will leave you with a feel-good satisfaction at the end, but not one I would own for future rereading.  I would say that this book is best for the hard core historical romance readers who love this genre more than me.


Okay book, but it left me wanting more! 3 STARS



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