Although I didn't enjoy this quite as much as The Duke and I, it's a heartwarming, funny, and charming romance wit5 stars – Historical/Regency Romance
Although I didn't enjoy this quite as much as The Duke and I, it's a heartwarming, funny, and charming romance with an amusing H/H. I really disliked Anthony in The Duke And I, and I thought he was an overbearing, judgmental jerk most of the time. So I wasn't sure how I'd feel about him in this, and although he acted like an indignant ass towards Kate for a large part of the story and was still bossy towards his siblings, I understood his motivations and actions better after learning more about his background.
Anthony's fierce need to fulfill his responsibilities, protect his family's future, and live up to his father's legacy is the driving force behind everything he does. He initially sees Kate's interference in his plan to marry her sister as an annoying obstacle that must be overcome, by any means necessary...even seduction! He's vowed to never fall in love, but when Anthony and Kate's animosity and rivalry results in powerful attraction and explosive passion, will they take an even greater chance and dare to risk their hearts? Or will his fears stemming from events in the past be too much for them to overcome?
I might not have cared very much for Anthony in the beginning, but I ended up falling for him nearly as hard as Kate did before it was over. The Viscount Who Loved Me is another sweet, engaging romance in the delightful Bridgertons series, and I'm looking forward to more, especially Colin's story in Romancing Mister Bridgerton. (I just wish they were a bit steamier!)...more
Rachel Gibson is one of my favorite go-to, sure thing authors for when I need a fun, steamy contemporary romance with qu4 stars – Contemporary Romance
Rachel Gibson is one of my favorite go-to, sure thing authors for when I need a fun, steamy contemporary romance with quirky characters, sexy, masculine, alpha heroes, and the perfect balance of lighthearted, fluffy feel-good entertainment, humor, and emotional angst.
This is one of her mid-career works, and although not my favorite RG romance, it’s still an entertaining tale with a piquant Texas twang. And I’m looking forward to returning to Lovett, Texas with Crazy On You and Rescue Me. 4 stars!
40-year-old divorcee Nina is feeling free at last, but a little bit lonely, so what does she do? She adopts a part basse5 stars – Contemporary Romance
40-year-old divorcee Nina is feeling free at last, but a little bit lonely, so what does she do? She adopts a part basset, part beagle, fully morose, and middle-aged dog from the pound, but surprise, surprise, her woman’s best friend Fred turns out to be cupid in disguise and exactly what the doctor ordered. After all, without Fred, she wouldn’t have met her hottie ER doctor neighbor Alex, and that would have been a damn shame ‘cause the yumtastic hunk who’s 10 years her junior sparks her long dormant lust to vibrant life and restarts and repairs her broken heart. I mean really gals, a sexy, single, funny, hot doc who loves to cuddle on the couch, eat Oreos, and watch old movies and tells you that age doesn’t matter and that he adores your body? Be still my heart!
It’s a cute, light, funny, easy, heartwarming read with great characters and sweet romance! This was my first read by Jennifer Crusie, but it definitely won’t be my last. 5 stars!...more