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Some Sort of Spell (Bellaire and Chalmers #1)

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  6 reviews
She didn't ask to be rescued

Beatrice's half sister had done a lot of crazy things, but inviting Elliott Chalmers to temporarily share their home while his was being renovated--that was the limit!

Everyone knew that Beatrice and Elliott had never seen eye to eye over her dedication to her orphaned siblings. He'd even nicknamed her "Cinders."

Well, handsome prince or no, she h
Paperback, Harlequin Romance #2901, 189 pages
Published April 1988 by Harlequin Books (first published 1987)
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I like this one a lot because Elliot has a thing for Bea and she never noticed. He can only get her attention off her demanding, dramatic younger siblings that she has dedicated her life to taking care of, by taunting her. Finally when he gets her attention, he goes into full on pursuit mode. Elliot's pretty funny because he wants Bea to focus on him and not her family, and is very unapologetic about it. He pretty much maneuvers the whole family so that they can become more self-sufficient so th ...more
Not one of my favorites....The storyline was cute and had great potential, but I got thrown into a tizzy with a heroine that seemed to walk around in a daze allowing people to manipulate her left and right and a family that made "Attila the Hun" look like a choir boy.

I liked that Elliott was smitten, but again not orchestrated very well.

I usually can get past a lot of things, if I can relate to the characters, but these folks left me cold.
I know this was just a Harlequin romance but the story really spoke to me....the eldest sister with some serious Marilyn Monroe curves who thinks she is homely when living amongst her oh so thin brothers and sisters and comparing herself to them...they put her down every chance they get and treat her like their personal slave...she comes out on top when a family friend finally has the nerve to come forward and tell her how he feels about her....I love a happy ending...
Fun, lighthearted read. Totally smitten hero and an entertainingly clueless heroine. Enjoyed the story and resolution.
3.5 stars
Wanted to read this one for a long time. Love stories having unrequited love from hero's side and the heroine is completely clueless.
I really like the hero, but think the Cinderella element is a bit overdone.
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