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Good Groom Hunting (Misadventures in Matrimony #2)

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  238 ratings  ·  20 reviews
On the trail of fortune . . .

Adventurous Josephine Hale is determined to live up to her scandalous heritage. With half of a crumbling treasure map that belonged to her grandfather, the legendary pirate, in her possession, the bold and beautiful lady is half-way to a fortune. Unfortunately, the remainder of the map belongs to Stephen Doubleday, Earl of Westman, her family's
ebook, 384 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published January 30th 2007)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
This was a delightful read. Just what I needed, to get immersed into an escapist story that kept my eyes glued to the page. I think that Josie and Westman are such a great couple. I love how Westman's determination to be a better, more sober man is juxtaposed with Josie's impish desire to be free and do what she wants.

Normally, I'm not a big fan of the hoydenish historical heroine, but Galen does it very well with Josie. Her desire to be a free woman is very understandable and I respected her f
"Good Groom Hunting" follows the fiery Josie Hale, a young woman who has sworn not to get married and to become a pirate. Her grandfather was a pirate, after all! Josie owns half of her grandfather's treasure map but, unfortunately, the other half is owned by Stephen Doubleday, Earl of Westman, whose family is sworn enemies of the Hales.

So, of course, as they work together to find the treasure - Josie so that she can be rich and independent and not married, Stephen because his family is destitu
Jul 29, 2008 ChloeLeeNH rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Regency Era fans
Great adventure, great tension between the h/h... I love the banter and the tension. This one was a lot of fun!!
A fun read about Josie and Stephen, members of feuding families, who got caught up in searching for pirate treasure that their grandfathers stashed.

There treasure hunt took them to strange and dangerous places, but also led them to finding more in each other than they ever expected.

I loved Josie's character. She was fearless, fun loving, sassy and adorable. Stephen didn't stand a chance when she broke into his house through the library window.

Stephen has recently claimed the family title afte
Cute story about a group of girls who swear off marriage and form the Spinsters Club. Searching for a family treasure only she believes exists Josephine propositions her neighbor, Stephen, to an affair so as to gain access to the house where she believes the other half of the treasure map she possesses may be found. Fun read.
I'm not sure if it is because I read this right after another Shana Galen book, When Dashing Met Danger, but this one just didn't hold my interest. I think part of it was that this book is pretty similar to When Dashing Met Danger in that they both are dealing with some kind of intrigue that takes them to another country. Although this books intrigue was treasure and the other was spying, they both had the man that didn't really want the female along for the ride but needed them in order to comp ...more
L.A. Miller
Better than the first. Ms. Galen has a way of creating characters that literally step out of the pages of her books. The haunting soul of Stephan Doubleday, second child who could never live up to the shining example of his older brother in his parents eyes. A man trying to atone for his mistakes and restore his family’s name. Maybe then he might see a glimmer of love in his mother’s eyes.
Josephine Hale, a woman who has bucked society’s rules, has no desire for a man or husband and seeks only th
Tanya Velayutham
I like the first book better
I think Josie's story is my favorite yet!
I really enjoyed this book! Josie and Stephen are on the hunt for a treasure map and then the treasure and along the way fall in love. What I liked was that although the characters are searching for pirate's gold, they aren't stuck on a boat. The majority of the story occurs before they ever get close to the gold. I loved Shana Galen's reference to the way Stephen touched Josie. "...her body was an instrument to him. He was the virtuoso, playing her exquisitely." (p.218)
Nicola Sheridan
This was an entertaining read. I loved the character of Josie, you rarely read a heroine quite like her. Tempestuous, stubborn, daring and wanton, despite being virginic. The romance between Josie and Stephen Westman is good, and charmingly developed. My only complaint was Stephen had a tendency to imagine throttling Josie, and I found that less than heroic!

All in all an enjoyable read for anyone who likes a bodice ripper with a bit of a difference.
GOOD GROOM HUNTING is a fun Regency romance with a bit of a mystery involving the murder of Stephan's grandfather, a treasure hunt with a dangerous pirate in pursuit, and a love story between bitter enemies. Readers will enjoy this wild ride from London to the High Seas as two sworn combatants find the greatest treasure of them all. And you know what that is!

A word usually used to describe this kind of book is "rollicking."
The scions of the two romantic leads' families were pirates who worked together, then one of them purportedly murdered the other. The lady lead's quest to find their grandfathers' buried treasure brings them together, and then they find love.

Jeez, am I reading some cheesy contrived romance novels lately or what??

No boy had ever made her feel like that before. And she'd kissed quite a few boys. Several men, too.
Robin (RBBR)
This was suppose to be a Quartet but something happened (not sure what) and the fourth book is on hold possibly permanently. Fortunately the way the 3rd one ends you are not left with a major feeling of disappointment at knowing what happens next because you have a very real sense of the final Heroine's happily ever after. If its ever published its a definite buy IMO.
Nov 25, 2007 Sarai rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: historical romances
This is a book I would recommend to those that want to read a simple book that is simple and sweet. But I would recommend that you read the first in the series simply to understand the players. Although this book can stand a lone it would have been nice to read it from the beginning of the series.
That being said it is an okay simple book.
Another great story by one of my favorite historical romance authors, Shana Galen. My full review, on my blog:
Diane Peterson
A pleasant story. Weak writing, a rather ridiculous plot, irregular character development. Truly a very average book.
Very enjoyable book, love the banter between h/h.
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