Three Weddings and a Kiss (Birmingham #1.1)
Nothing lifts our hearts like the joyous peal of wedding bells. Or the sight of a happy couple being showered with confetti and good wishes. Now the most exciting new names in romantic fiction and the bestselling author who started it all -escort you down the aisle to a place of honor at four glorious celebrations of everlasting love:
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The first story, "Fancy Free" by Catherine Anderson, was funny, entertaining and, sometimes, rather silly, but it was OK.
The second story, "The Mad Earl's Bride" by Loretta Chase, was great and the best of this set of short stories. I loved the characters, the setting and the unusual and emotional plot. I dare say this story alone is worth buying the book.
The third story, "Promises" by Lisa Kleypas, was good but not up to par with her usual standard. I expected something ...more
Fancy Free by Catherine Anderson – Fancy Free was a cute story, but nothing particularly unique to a long-time fan of Catherine Anderson like I am. It features her usual small, historical western town in Oregon as the setting, and one of her typical, mostly alpha cowboy/rancher heroes who happens to have a big family of brothers. In fact, parts of the story reminded me of Keegan's Lady, although since it was written after Fancy Free, it looks as though the author may ha ...more
"The Mad Earl's Bride" by Loretta Chase was unique and quite enjoyable! I w ...more
Was looking for something light, went with a set of romance novellas. What I have learned from this is that I think when I'm reading romance novels, if something starts to grate, I should just cut my losses early. Because I think I am probably reasonably particular about my romance novels, and now that I think about it, once a book stops working for me, it rarely starts working ...more
I am not going to write a review for the Kathleen E. Woodiwiss story. I am posting this so those that might read this review will know that THE KISS is the first part of the prelude to A SEASON BEYOND A KISS. The second part of the prelude is BEYOND THE KISS. If you have any plans to read A SEASON BEYOND A KISS then you definitely should read the two prelude stories. These stories are about Jeff Birmingham, Brandon's brother from A FLAME AND A FLOWER.
This is probabl ...more
Fancy Free by Catherine Anderson
I am a big fan of Catherine Anderson but struggled with this story. As a disclaimer, I am generally not a fan of novella's because I don't get the character development I like. That being said, Fancy Free was too much of a whirlwind. The heroine was a bit annoying in her dogged pursuit of justice and her ineptitude. However, that being said, it was a short and sweet story. I would give this one by itself 3 out of 5 stars.
The Mad ...more
Setting: Shady Corners: streets, church, ranch outside of town
Theme: falling in love; overcoming self doubts
Clint Rafferty: 27 years old; mother died 6 years ago; alcoholic father died 5 years ago; they lost that farm, and moved to homestead – he has care of 6 younger brothers (youngest 6); he’s worked hard to make the ranch work and to care for his sister;
Matthew and 5 brothers: Matthew the next oldest, and he looks a lot like Clint, and he charms the ...more
I really wish I wouldn't have waited so long after reading this anthology to write a review since I don't think I can do it justice now. It's a great little read for historical romance lovers and if you're already a fan of Loretta Chase and Lisa Kleypas (I haven't read the other authors before) then I think you'll enjoy these stories too. So here goes my best shot at a review, about a week later.
Fancy Free by Catherine Anderson
This story is set in a small, hi ...more
First there's Catherine Anderson's "Fancy Free", which... you don't even want to bother with. She can't writ ...more
The first novella was "Fancy Free" by Catherine Anderson. It was a western and just sort of fun to read. Clint Rafferty was mistaken for his brother, Matt by a girl who wanted revenge for what Matt had done to her sister. Rachel couldn't see without her glasses and thought she had Matt but it ended up being Clint and they were caught in a compromising position and the rest is history. It was really a good sto ...more
Interesting... kinda dark, almost Gothic at the beginning at least! But that's what you get when you use the moors as your setting—Wuthering Heights. I thought Dorian ("Cat") and Gwen(dolyn) were great! Though NOT romantic, their reasons for marrying made sense, as did their reasons for falling in love. The medicine was really intriguing, but as soon as the coffee incident happened, I knew EXACTLY what his issue was! (view spoiler)[Caffeine = Excedrin = migr ...more
Of them, the 2nd one was the best. "T ...more
Catherine Anderson - 4 stars. I have a soft spot for this story. I know the heroine acts pretty dumb throughout. Clint & his 7 brothers make up for it. PET PEEVE : Why oh why do romance novel authors have to make their nearsighted heroine who wears glasses legally blind? As a nearsighted pers ...more
The first book "Fancy Free" was okay - but I would not waste the time to read it again. It was pretty obvious from the time Clint left the bar that there would be mistaken identity. Not really believable that
all the brothers had remained unmarried and still at home. Rachel was over dramatic with the revenge especially since her sister was so young. The blind as a bat flaw was mentioned on every page and got so old it detracted fro ...more
I prefered this short story to the last one in Gifts of Love. The story flowed better and the chemistry was felt more in this one as well. There was a secondary romance between Lidian's mother and Eric's uncle ...more
The two middle stories were the stars. The Mad Earl's Bride by Loretta Chase and Promises by Lisa Kleypas both gave a good account ...more
Story 1: Oh lord, heroine, you are just...wonderfully inept. It's no wonder she weaseled her way into the family's hearts immediately! Seriously seriously cute story. Even if they both behaved like dumbasses.
Story 2: Dark brooding hero who recognizes and rolls his eyes at his dark broodingness by story's end? LOVE. Analytical DOLL of a heroine who is not fa ...more
I thought that Lisa Kleypas's story was decent, but the hero was kind of a jerk at times. At one point I was even a little confused and thought that he might turn out to be the villain. There was a ...more
Yes, it was as good during the umpteenth reread as it was at the start. There's one of my favourite Chase quotes in there - I have to see if it's up on GoodReads or add it - on the effect of physical beauty in a partner on a person who hasn't ever fallen in love ...more
although the story is quite short, yet I still love it. The story told about Lidian Acland who was insanely in love with Chance Spencer. The man never showed up,though. But she acted like they had shared some intimate love and she doesn't has any intention to seek another men even though there are so many men who attracted to her. One of them is Lord Eric De Gray.
Lord Eric happened to be the heir of De Gray after his oldest brother passed away. There is no ...more
The Mad Earl's Bride by Loretta Chase -- low 3s. moments of humor, and some legit -- and earned -- chemistry between the protagonists. a glimpse into why chase can be so very good when she gets her ducks in a row.
Promises by Lisa Kleypas -- low 2s. underwritten. she's totally overrated. she fails to do her period research and rarely earns her Big Feelin ...more
|Romance Novel Boo...: SOLVED Shotgun wedding, broken glasses, bad cooking skills||4||30||Aug 20, 2014 01:30PM|