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A Perfect Bride by Samantha James
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Jun 04, 11

it was amazing
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Recommended for: Fans of spirited, destitute heroines & wealthy lord pairings
Read on May 29, 2011

5+ stars – Historical/Regency Romance

This was my first read by Samantha James and I loved it! It’s definitely my favorite of the Perfect/Sterling trilogy, all of which I enjoyed. I was in desperate need of a feel-good romance, and this definitely hit the spot! It’s reminiscent of “My Fair Lady” and “Cinderella” and also reminded me a little of Julia Quinn’s An Offer From a Gentleman, which is one of my favorites in the Bridgertons series; yet the story and characters seem wholly original as well.

With an ideal combination of emotion, angst, and touching, sweet romance and a remarkable H/H who will have you cheering for their HEA, A Perfect Bride is a satisfying read. It was the “perfect” antidote for my crummy mood, which is why I’m rating it 5+ stars!
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message 1: by Lisa (new) - added it

Lisa Sounds good!

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) I'm glad this book cheered you up, Shawna. That is one of the joys of pleasure reading!

message 3: by Colleen (new) - added it

Colleen I'll have to look into this one - thanks for the review Shawna!

Shawna It was a really nice surprise and exactly what I needed! It was a great reminder of why I love romance so much.

message 5: by Shawna (last edited Jun 04, 2011 10:16PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Shawna Thanks for the rec, Mia. I've got it on my TBR because Danielle had recommended it as well. I'm keeping an eye out for it every time I go to the used bookstore.

message 6: by Crazy4more (new) - added it

Crazy4more I'm hooked, it's on my TBR. Thanks friend!

Shawna YW, Crazy4more! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! :)

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