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When Harry Met Molly (Impossible Bachelors #1)

3.73  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,679 Ratings  ·  299 Reviews
He's always been a player.

Dashing Lord Harry Traemore is perfectly content to live out his days in the pursuit of pleasure. But when he's named by the Prince Regent as one of society's "Impossible Bachelors," Harry is drafted into a ribald romantic wager. The rules of engagement are scandalously simple: The bachelor whose mistress wins the title of "Most Delectable Compani
Mass Market Paperback, 411 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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I could on …but I wont. This is how When Harry Met Molly turned out to be. Not one to buy a book without first checking it out, I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this fun romp of a book.

Lord Harry Traemore is a happy bachelor, content to play the bachelor in pursuit of pleasure. That is until him and his friends are named by the Prince Regent as Impossible Bachelors and forced into a crazy wager. The bachelor with the best mistress whom wins Most Delectable
Tammy Walton Grant
Oh, I am so done with this book.

I could, I suppose, force myself to read it then write a long snarky rant about how much I hate books like this, but that's hardly fair. It's like shooting fish in a barrel and kinda mean-spirited. Or like pulling on a hangnail then complaining about it hurting.

I think Kieran Kramer is probably a good writer. (I won't even get started on the titles; that's a rant for another day.) The little bit I did read seemed to be well-written. It started off quite well: you
Juliana Philippa
Light and fun debut romance, but had a mixed reaction (3.5 stars)

I've been looking forward to this book, as it's been a somewhat uneven year (for me) for romance new releasees and it's always exciting to have a new writer on the scene. Unfortunately, I have to say my feelings are somewhat mixed on this one. I will definitely be picking up her next book - and depending on the summary, may again buy it on the release day - however I really wish a few changes had been made to WHEN HARRY MET MOLLY.
Apr 08, 2016 Olga rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Libro divertido desde el principio, la historia original y los personajes divertidos y opuestos lo que da mucho juego al lector... Estare encantada de leerme mas libro de esta autora;)))
Penny Watson
Apr 09, 2011 Penny Watson rated it really liked it
When Harry Met Molly by Kieran Kramer

For some reason, I had the mistaken impression that this book was a screwball comedy-style historical. Funny, snappy banter between the hero and heroine, etc. Some folks loved it, some found the characters irritating. Anyhoo, this was not what I was expecting. I started to read, and was waiting for it to get funny....waiting...still waiting. Finally I realized it was definitely NOT a screwball comedy. It was actually a sweet and very charming wallpaper histor
Nov 10, 2010 Katie(babs) rated it really liked it
Kieran Kramer is now officially my favorite new historical romance author. I had so much fun reading When Harry Met Molly, even though half the things that occur in the book are not at all believable. With that being said, I didn’t care. Kieran has a great historical romance voice with enough laughs and quirky cuteness that one other historical author comes to mind, which is Julia Quinn. Keiran could possibly be the new Julia Quinn, and if her next two books are anything like this one, she’ll ha ...more
Due to recent disappointments, I've been more cautious to pick up HR books by new authors. But this book surpassed all expectations and matched the quality of my beloved writers like Jo Beverley, Lisa Kleypas and my new favorite, Sarah MacLean.

Molly and Harry have known each other since childhood, but they have never gotten along well. When Molly was 13, during Christmas, she announces her love for Harry's brother and her sister, Penelope's fiance, Roderick while revealing the kiss that Harry an
Eso me pasa por hacer inventos.
La relectura de este libro ha sido un experimento. Quería comprobar la evolución de los gustos con el tiempo y escogí este libro como podía haber elegido cualquier otro. La intención era volver a leer algo de regencia, un género que tengo muy olvidado y que a la vez fuera un libro de una serie que no había acabado para así continuar con el resto de libros si me apetecía. Tenía un muy buen recuerdo de esta historia y quería comprobar si con el tiempo mi apreciación
*sasha voice* i'm shaking.

Spoilers Ahead, obviously:

I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was Wild. Everything about the plot was ridiculous. Kramer really pulled out all the tropes stops for this one. From the very first scene, I wanted to die. Harry and Molly made me want to die. The "villain" made me want to die. The impossible bachelors made me want to die......

In fair Britain where we lay our scene, young Molly Fairbanks writes a love poem about Roderick, Harry's old
Limau Nipis
First read by this author, Kieran Kramer.

The story is so-so, but quite unusual. Because there are lots of ongoing talks on mistresses, and the ridiculous bet or competition by the mistresses' sponsors.

Which I find quite annoying, on the competition.

But the rapport between the mistresses was interesting. Their friendship is something that they look forward. And even though they are just lowly mistresses, with Molly, the heroine being the fake one, they have their own feelings and needs.

I just tho
Sep 03, 2012 Songül rated it really liked it
Etkileyici, eğlenceli ve şaşırtıcı ..hikayenin başladığı andan itibaren sizi içine çeken havasını sevdim , onüç yaşındaki Molly nin kendinden yaşça büyük olan Roderick için okuduğu şiir beni bitirdi :))) keyifli ,akıcı ve esprili diyalogların yer aldığı bu kitabı mutlaka tavsiye ederim :))Molly ve Harry arasındaki çekişme,inatlaşma ve sonrasında yaşananları merak ediyorsanız tabii :)))
Jan 14, 2011 Carolyn rated it liked it
Rarely do I write reviews but this time I have to. I enjoyed this book. What I had problems with was the editing. Who the heck edited this had to have been some kind of ***** (you can fill in the blank as you see fit).

The story was entertaining. That's why it got 3 stars. My problem? Someone explain to me how a heroine's eyes can go from "Wedgewood blue" (page 25) to "puckish brown" (page 57) to "impish blue gaze" (page 246) to "curious brown eyes of hers" (page 374) with in the span of the book
Dec 31, 2010 Diana~ rated it it was amazing
When Harry Met Molly, they both hated each other. They soon become friends, and from friends, into lovers. It was truly a sweet and wonderful read, seeing as to how the two experience emotions for one another. Which is why Kieran Kramer has officially established a spot on my Top Debut Authors of the Year, riiight next Sarah Maclean! I absolutely adore Harry because I love seeing rakes like him, reform themselves. As for Molly, she was just an awesome heroine. I love how she is so witty, brave, ...more
Robin (RBBR)
I don't think there are any real spoilers. This book and its sequel were Christmas gifts. I actually received a total of I think at least 6 books for Christmas this year, one can never have to many books. Anyway, Kieran Kramer is a new author and this is her first book. I keep wanting to call it "When Harry Met Sally".

When Molly (Heroine) was 13 she fancied herself in love with her sister's fiance' who is the older brother of Harry (Hero) so she wrote a poem which she read aloud at a joint fami
Jan 24, 2011 Virginia rated it it was ok
*sigh* Clearly, I just dislike Kramer's writing style and plotting. She starts off so well - and then it just starts to veer into complete unbelievability somewhere in the middle. Of course, by then, I have to know what happens and I plod on through. I see why people like her books, but I find her unbearable. I will not be reading anymore of her stories. It's just too disappointing.

In particular, this ending was just too ludicrous. I just can't abide!! Blargh.
Many books claim to be laugh out loud funny, but WHEN HARRY MET MOLLY genuinely is. This is a warm, witty romance that I read with great pleasure.
Feb 24, 2013 Dina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dina by: Rane
2.5 stars (rounded down to 2 stars because I did not like Harry and I couldn't suspend my disbelief enough to enjoy the silly plot)
4.5/5 stars. I found this to be a fun and enjoyable historical romance, albeit very unbelievable :)
May 11, 2012 Natasha rated it liked it
When Harry Met Molly is the first installment in the Impossible Bachelors series by Kieran Kramer. This is also the first novel I've read by her.
I can honestly say, I really enjoyed her writing style. The characters were well written and fun to read along with. The humor was witty and charming. The banter between Harry and Molly is refreshing.
The only thing I can say that stopped me from giving this four stars was the way the woman were treated. Yes, I know it was supposed to be that way, but
Nov 18, 2010 Donna rated it it was ok
The other reviewers frequently stated that parts of this book were hard to believe, but it was so much fun they didn't care. I guess I couldn't quite get past the hard to believe part. I found that most of this book stretched the limits of credibility and I actually found both Harry and Molly too silly to be really likeable. But it was really the ending that put the final nail in the coffin for me. There was so much stuff thrown in that I felt like I was watching a tennis match. Too many of the ...more
Paige  *an exploding fluffball* Bookdragon
There's a word we Filipinos have.
I don't know if there's an equivalent word for that in English but here it goes.

You know the butterflies in your stomach? The warm sensation that you fell whenever he said something romantic? The feeling of being elevated when he smiles? The electricity you feel when your hands touch? Combine all of them and what you feel is what we Filipinos call "KILIG".

That's what this book gave me. KILIG.
Oct 07, 2012 Nihawmi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4,5. Ya çevirmen ya yazar, bi türlü karar veremedi kızın gözleri mavi mi kahverengi mi diye. Ha birde çok çabuk bitti.
Sayfayı bir çevirdim bitmiş. Kaldım öyle. Nerde bunun devamı isyanlarındayım, hatta Yalçın Çakır'ın programına çıkıp yayınevine devamını hemen çıkarmaları için serzenişte bulunmayı bile düşünüyorum.
Sondan bi önceki sahneyi de sanırsıng Christpher Nolan filmi, hani o da son 10 dk da bütün gerçekleri sıralar hepsi yüzüne tokat gibi patlar ya öyle işte:D:D
Oct 23, 2014 Amanda rated it liked it

So here's the deal: I was prowling the shelves at the library when I picked up one of the books in this series, read the back, and instantly knew I had to read this series.

Because the synopsis made a play on the lyrics from Single Ladies by Beyonce. And I smiled, looked at the titles, laughed, and grabbed every book in the series. When Harry Met Molly was the first one.

The setup of this book is ridiculous, but in a rather lovely way. It's meant to be amusing, and it is. Outrageous and not bel
Nov 28, 2010 ChloeLeeNH rated it it was amazing
I totally enjoyed this book. Love the house party theme and the love/hate theme. The H/H had to like each other to get through a week but it was also about getting others to like them too. I think the steamy scenes could be a lot longer... you sort of blinked and they were over but that didn't take away from the creative way she wrote this whole story. I am looking forward to the next in this series!
Manda Collins
Nov 08, 2010 Manda Collins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Julia Quinn, amusing historicals, childhood friends to lovers
Funny and charming regency historical in the vein of Julia Quinn or Marian Chesney. Completely unbelievable set-up, but I didn't really care because Harry and Molly were such fun characters I was willing to go along with them.
Dec 30, 2010 Laura rated it did not like it
dnf - I just couldn't get into the premise of the hero using the heroine as a courtasen
Blodeuedd Finland
Cute is the word, honestly what else can I say than the word cute. Ok disbelief but this is HR and HR plots does not need to stay true to the will see.

So Molly and Harry hates each other. Yes I do like that premise, they bicker, they are angry but they need each other. Here is the whole disbelief thing. Molly who is a lady and have spent most of her time at a school and with her elderly aunt is to play his mistress. Sure she stumbles and stuff like that, but she is a lady after all, the
Mandi Schreiner
Nov 09, 2010 Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it
Favorite Quote: Show me the best three minutes you can imagine in a kissing closet.

Harry and Molly had a bad start together. 13 year old Molly was infatuated with her sister’s fiancé and unintentionally announced her sister’s indiscretions with her fiancé's brother, Harry at a large gathering in a poem. This poem resulted in Molly being shipped off to Yorkshire, and Harry shipped off to the army. To say Harry was not pleased with Molly is an understatement.

Eight years later, Harry is finally out
Caroline The HEA Lover
Nov 26, 2010 Caroline The HEA Lover rated it it was amazing
(This was originally published on Book Lovers Inc)

What a wonderful book! I'm not sure I'll find the right words to express my feelings toward this wonderful novel. I have to say that I was in a sad need of lightness when I picked this book up. I had just finished a pretty depressing books (or it's just me being too sensitive lol). When Harry Met Molly was just exactly what I needed. This is the 1st book in the Impossible Bachelors series. If you're like me, after reading the blurb you'll be won
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 06, 2015 10:59AM  
  • How to Marry a Duke (How To #1)
  • Seducing the Heiress (Heiress in London, #1)
  • Wicked Delights of a Bridal Bed (The Byrons of Braebourne, #4)
  • To Sin With a Scoundrel (Circle of Sin, #1)
  • Always a Temptress (Drake's Rakes #3)
  • To Wed a Wicked Earl (Devine & Friends, #2)
  • Confessions of a Little Black Gown (Bachelor Chronicles, #4)
  • Three Nights with a Scoundrel (Stud Club, #3)
  • The Runaway Duke
  • After Dark with a Scoundrel (Lords of Vice, #3)
  • Tempting Fate (Providence, #2)
  • The Rake (Lessons in Love, #1)
  • A Hellion in Her Bed (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #2)
  • His at Night
  • Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman (London's Greatest Lovers, #2)
  • Sinful Surrender (The Elusive Lords, #1)
  • Promise Me Tonight (Weston #1)
  • Confessions of an Improper Bride (Donovan Sisters, #1)
USA Today bestselling author Kieran Kramer currently writes fun contemporary romance for St. Martin’s Press. A former CIA employee, journalist, and English teacher, Kieran’s also a game show veteran, karaoke enthusiast, and general adventurer. She lives where she grew up–in the Lowcountry of South Carolina–with her family. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and at She also l ...more
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“You’ll wear loads of face powder and rouge.”
“They’ll itch.” She knew from experimenting with Cousin Augusta’s.
“And you must use a false name.”
“I’ll forget it. I know it.”
He sighed. “You can’t afford to forget it.”
“Then it must be Delilah,” she said. “It’s the only name I’ll be able to remember.”
“Why Delilah?”
“I don’t know. But I already know I won’t forget it.”
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