This book kept me awake till 3 am last night..It reminded me why I loved nice, funny, sweet romance books, I am still a romantic after all and I guess...moreThis book kept me awake till 3 am last night..It reminded me why I loved nice, funny, sweet romance books, I am still a romantic after all and I guess I'll always enjoy a good chicklit.
This is the story of Delaney who comes back to her hometown after leaving ten years ago following a not-so-nice experience involving the town's bad boy Nick. Now, let me tell you about these guys.
Nick is the illegitimate son of Delaney's stepfather, the unwanted child who's always been rejected by his real father and who lived with his mother and half-brother all his life. He grows up hating his father who never acknowledged him and watching him accept the seven year old girl who moves in along with his new wife from the sidelines.
Nick is your common bad boy. And Delaney is the good girl who always felt somewhat thankful to Henry for marrying her mother and giving them a better life. You see how they fit, right?
After a rather embarassing experience for Delaney, she leaves town ten years ago only to come back at present for the death of her stepfather and the reading of his will. Of course, she's not aware of the secret formula of a good romance book, and before she knows how it happened she has to stay in this town for one full year if she wants to claim her three million dollar inheritance. And of course the recipe is not yet completed without Nick's inheritance clause: if he wants his share of the inheritance, he has to not sleep with Delaney for one full year. Awesome so far, yeah?
To add insult to injury, we know Delaney hates her hometown and can't wait to leave as soon as possible but she also likes the sound of millions, she also likes a little bit of Nick, growing up both fascinated and intimidated by him. There's also our bad boy Nick, who gives Delaney a hard time all her life, resenting the fact that his own father never acknowledged him when Delaney had the life who was supposed to be his. Oh, and he's a little infatuated with Delaney. Doesn't this sound so dreamy?
This was, apart from being a sweet story of romance with a fair share of pleasurable love scenes, a funny book. I laughed quite a lot reading it, either it was because of something Nick said or something Delaney did. Entertained me a lot.
I hearted Nick. He was the laid back womanizer with an attitude of I-dont-give-a-fuck. It's always a pleasure to watch those guys fall for someone.
So, I enjoyed this book to the fullest and I recommend this to everyone who loves a light romance with a bit of humor.(less)
I'm really liking this. It's a nice what-if-royalty-still-existed story, giving info on the royal family and traditions, and a potentially good romanc...moreI'm really liking this. It's a nice what-if-royalty-still-existed story, giving info on the royal family and traditions, and a potentially good romance. The heroine already started having feelings for the hero but the guy is still a jerk. I can't wait to see him grow and start having feelings for the girl.
Again there were a lot scenes that were too funny and had me laughing. Very enjoyable.(less)
Still so funny. On more than one occasion I found myself laughing out loud. Very enjoyable. Especially the parts where the people shrink to 20 cm with...moreStill so funny. On more than one occasion I found myself laughing out loud. Very enjoyable. Especially the parts where the people shrink to 20 cm with their square faces LMAO.(less)
I'm giving this 5 stars because it was hilarious. I laughed my through this manga, the drawings were absolutely wonderfully funny. The plot is also qu...moreI'm giving this 5 stars because it was hilarious. I laughed my through this manga, the drawings were absolutely wonderfully funny. The plot is also quite nice, a royal family guy and the girl he's forced to marry. The guy is a total jerk and I'm thinking he'll grow in the future. Right now, the main couple have the potential to bicker a lot and I love stories where the hero and the heroine bicker first love later :)(less)
And with this book, I say goodbye to yet another series by one of my favorite historical romance authors. Did I enjoy it? Yes. Was it life changing? N...moreAnd with this book, I say goodbye to yet another series by one of my favorite historical romance authors. Did I enjoy it? Yes. Was it life changing? Not exactly. But it certainly was enjoyable, or perhaps I'm biased because it's Julia Quinn we're talking about here, and let's face it, I'm never letting go of anything by her.
The story starts off just around the same time as the previous one has ended, where our hero Dunford -whose first name is a well known mystery- receives news that a distant relative had passed away and he earned a lordship and a big estate. This big estate, however, is managed by one diligent Henrietta 'Call Me Henry, Everybody Does! Barrett. She's a hardworking woman, she likes to wear breeches and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty, or her dresses! So you see where this is going? A well known rake meets his match in a well working innocent.
I've been looking forward to this book, simply because Dunford had managed to impress me with his nonchalant ways, and well, for the fact that he was a rake and he was just about to be brought down on his knees.
The story wasn't disappointing per se, but we didn't get to see much of Dunford's struggle with himself when it was time for him to realize how he felt towards Henry, and how he had to leave his carefree lifestyle. And as for Henry, I would've liked to see her more in her usual setting, that is the estate she managed, instead of her trying to learn the ways of society. So yeah, I think I would've preferred the story be told in the country instead of London.
And there wasn't much of a plot, lest you count the rake falling in love, but there is a shadow of a plot line towards the end that you already know how will end. So, no action of any kind in this one, but still an enjoyable read. Besides, I don't think you can do much wrong with a Julia Quinn. (less)