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The Trouble with True Love

(Dear Lady Truelove #2)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  825 ratings  ·  142 reviews
Dear Lady Truelove,

I am a girl of noble family, but I am painfully shy, especially in my encounters with those of the opposite sex . . .

For Clara Deverill, standing in for the real Lady Truelove means dispensing advice on problems she herself has never managed to overcome. There’s nothing for it but to retreat to a tearoom and hope inspiration strikes between scones. It d
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Published January 30th 2018 by Avon
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Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've given this a B+ at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars

In book one of Laura Lee Guhrke’s Dear Lady Truelove series, we were introduced to the Deverill sisters, owners of The Weekly Gazette, the single remaining newspaper in what used to be a stable of them until their father pretty much ran the business into the ground after their mother’s death.

The sisters couldn’t be more different. Irene is opinionated, outspoken, progressive and fiercely independent, an advocate of reform and women’s suffrage, wh
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
I loved the first and loved the second! LOL

Where Irene was a tough nut, Clara is a marshmallow! But only at the beginning! She just needed to be forced by circumstances to open her wings and fly!

And that circumstances are summed up in Rex! ;-)

What I appreciated here was the sincerity between the two of them. They speak with each other and (usually) tell the truth to each other. The only thing they're hiding is the tender feelings!

The story is kind of Egly Duckling fairy tale, where the poor dukl
Lady Wesley
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This second installment in Laura Lee Guhrke’s Dear Lady Truelove series features the younger sister of Irene Deverill, the heroine of book one, The Truth About Love and Dukes. Clara Deverill is shy and retiring, the polar opposite of her sister who is off on her wedding trip with the Duke of Torquil. Irene – a take-charge, energetic, and quite progressive woman for her time – has been running the family-owned newspaper, The Weekly Gazette, and writing its most popular feature, the “Dear Lady Tru ...more
Vellum Voyages
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 helms

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Oh myyyyy…….did you hear that? That’s my heart sighing over this book…Laura Lee Guhrke has mighty fine penmanship when it comes to relatable heroines and heroes and this new novel is no different. She is rapidly carving a place on my keeper shelf with her well-written historicals and memorable protagonists. If you loved "And Then He Kissed Her", “The Trouble with TrueLove” , has a very si
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Trouble With True Love by Laura Lee Guhrke is book Two in the "Dear Lady Truelove" Series. This is the story of Clara Deverill and Rex Pierpont, Viscount Galbraith. I haven't yet read the previous book, so for me this was a standalone book
Clara is filling in for her sister on writing the 'Dear Lady Truelove' series in the newspaper. People write in asking for love advise and she responds back. But Clara isn't as out going as her sister nor has she much experience with love or courting. Clar
Lover of Romance
Feb 25, 2018 rated it liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Trouble With True Love is stimulating and has its laugh out loud crazy moments that keeps you smiling and intrigued by this sexy Regency romance.....

The Trouble With True Love was truly a wonderful story to read and even though it took me a bit longer to read it than I would like, I truly was
Jan 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Clara Deverill is voluntold to run her sister's newspaper while her sister goes on honeymoon. While attempting to generate copy for the "Dear Lady Truelove" article that is allegedly the draw of the paper, she overhears Rex Galbraith giving a friend some shady-ass advice. Then Rex finds out and confronts Clara and discovers that the shy mouse is actually a sassy hotty OBVIOUSLY.

1. I honestly spent the first 40% of this book thinking it was the second aka lead-in to a book I read last year (Once
Blodeuedd Finland
Clara's sister owns a newspaper and now when Irene is on her honeymoon it is Clara that has to care for the paper. And write a advice column! Not the easiest thing for shy wallflower. Poor Clara, Irene was meant to be back and writing the column by now.

Yes Clara. A bit of a wallflower who may start stammering when a handsome men approaches. But sweet, smart and utterly useless at giving other advice.

Rex, a rogue that is not really a rogue. Against marriage cos of his parents. Cut of by his dad a
Bon alors j'hésite entre 3 et 4 (c'est gonflant qu'on ne puisse pas mettre les demi...)

Parce que: l'histoire est à priori classique (le séducteur qui ne va jamais se marier parce que l'amour ça n'existe pas, la jeune fille qui rêve d'amour et de mariage, bla bla bla).
Mais j'ai bien aimé un certain nombre de réflexion, et puis on est chez Guhrke, alors même si c'est classique, ce n'est pas insipide ^^

Alors l'histoire entre Rex (c'est quoi ce prénom?) et Clara est bien classique. Clara se retrouve
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Review The Trouble With True Love by Laura Lee Guhrke The Trouble With True Love by Laura Lee Guhrke is book Two in the "Dear Lady Truelove" Series.  This is the story of Clara Deverill and Rex Pierpont, Viscount Galbraith. I haven't yet read the previous book, so for me this was a standalone book Clara is filling in for her sister on writing the 'Dear Lady Truelove' series in the newspaper.  People write in asking for love advise and she responds back.  But Clara isn't as out going as her siste ...more
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed that our OTP fell in love little by little and the angst was minimal. Plus we got our sexy times but it was right amount so I didn't feel like skipping the whole thing..
Sheila Melo
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"A woman who was shy and plain, who stammered when she was nervous and had never caught a man's eye in her life, could hardly be splendid at advising people about love and romance."

FINAL DECISION: A wonderful emotional story about two people who have a mature and adult relationship thankfully free of misunderstanding and drama. The slow burn of this relationship made me so happy.

THE STORY: During the absence of her recently married sister, Clara Deverill has taken the reins of her family newspap
Sofia Lazaridou
Feb 12, 2018 rated it liked it
The book was mostly filled with god elements. I might not have liked a couple of things, but I wouldn't call it bad. The man characters were not able to make me love them although I can say that I liked them a little. They weren't bad and they had some flaws that made them more relatable. My biggest problem when it came to this book and what made me feel disconnected from it was the feeling of the modern era I got sometimes when I was reading the book. I failed to realise that the story is set t ...more
Lovely story about a shy girl (Clara) that ends up responsible for writing her sister’s advice column in her family’s newspaper.
Having trouble fulfilling this duty as she can hardly council others about what she has no clue herself, she ends up eavesdropping a conversation and using it as base for her advice.
Rex, whose conversation has been usurped, ended up loosing his best friend and goes after Clara demanding she tells his friend he did not broke his confidence.
The rake meets the good girl, a
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Entertaining, engaging, relatively realistic despite some anachronisms. Great relaxing read for the romance fan who wants a dose and would rather not be annoyed by far fetched plots or silly attempted murders.

I appreciated the development of their relationship. It was well paced and I totally compliment the author on the build up and time she took before kisses and other activities ensued. Both leads were endearing and the transformation of opinions on the part of the man did not happen without
Les Romantiques
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
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It is the second tome of “Dear lady Truelove” series. I already had read and liked the first book this year. This one made no exception, I think I even preferred it. As usual for this author, the watchword is humor.

It was a light and fascinating reading, I couldn’t stop. When I closed the book, I still had a smile on my face. I hadn’t had enough, I wanted more!
The historical context is well handled but h
Sophie Barnes
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully romantic escape, The Trouble With True Love, is a captivating read starring a very determined heroine and the sort of hero you wish would come bursting into your office :)

Clara Deverill is in a bit of a bind. With her sister away on her honeymoon and her brother's return to England postponed indefinitely, she has no choice but to run her family's newspaper business. Which wouldn't be so bad if it only consisted of managing the employees. But unfortunately it also means becoming the
Erin Kelly
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Perhaps not as steamy as many of my fave historical romances, this book still kept me captivated. I particularly loved the heroine and found her easy to identify with and sympathize for. While this sounds like a tried and true trope: wallflower and rake, the story and characters feel fresh and different. The writing is excellent, and I will be reading more from this author very soon.
4.5 Stars- Rounded

I enjoyed the first in this series and the introduction of Clara as the younger sister to the headstrong and ebullient Irene. But now, with Irene married and on her honeymoon, Clara is left in charge of The Weekly Gazette, and with Irene’s prolonging of her honeymoon, she is tasked with filling in as “Lady Truelove”: an agony aunt column that is the reason for the paper’s success. Poor Clara isn’t confident, always seeing herself as ‘second’ to her sister: the beautiful, smart
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Readers will be in for a treat with The Trouble with True Love by Laura Lee Guhrke. It's funny and it's sexy, which is exactly what I knew I'd get the moment I picked this book. The banter and chemistry between Rex and Clara is off the charts.

I loved the way their relationship organically evolves from the moment Clara unintentionally eavesdrops on Rex's conversation with Lionel to the time they become friends.

Their attraction is palpable from the get go and effortless at the same time. I thought
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a delight. It was funny and romantic and it didn't have any zany side plots. It was just two people who were perfectly suited figuring that out. I very nearly rated this five stars, as I haven't enjoyed a historical romance this much in ages.
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
I don't know if you've noticed, but contemporary romances have typically been my thing. You see, I adore Jane Austen, and though her books are very tame by today's standards, they nevertheless have a power over me, one that brings me back time and again for more Darcy. (I love other classics, too, but I am an Austen fangirl.) I had an unfortunate experience with the first historical romance I read, back when I first became a blogger three years ago, and it has coloured my view of the genre. I ha ...more
Elley Murray
This is the second in the series, and you really should probably read the first book, The Truth About Love and Dukes, before reading this one. You can likely get away with not reading it if you really don't wish to, but it will explain Clara's relationship with her sisters in law as well as her family's history in relation to the ton.

I love that Clara is shy and that she's not classically beautiful, but that when Rex sees her smile that first time it just slays him. I saw the plot set up coming
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I do know it is second book in a series, but I wanted a different story than the usual enemy to lover trope, and here it was more a friend to lover story.
I do liked that due to the circumstances of her first encounter with Rex, Clara never felt shy in her presence, he broke the image of the perfect Adonis by his speech against love, why in his presence she rather never feel compiled to hide or look away.

« Though he was still every bit as good-looking now as he’d been a short while ago, she coul
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance

This is the second book in the Dear Lady Truelove series. I just realized that this book was the second series. I haven’t read the first book, but I would say you don’t necessarily have to read these books in chronological order. This book certainly stands on its own. This is the story of Clara Deverill, the younger sister of Irene Deverill from the first book of the installment. Irene leaves Clara in charge of running the family Newspaper.One of Clara’s duties is to pen the Lady true love advic
Austine (NovelKnight)
Lady Truelove is back in book 2 of the Dear Lady Truelove series! Last time around, a newspaper editor found love with a duke, and I debated whether it was worth reading the sequel due to a number of issues. I'm happy to say that The Trouble with True Love was an improvement on the series, featuring a heroine whose confidence grows with every page and a considerate hero who isn't the rake he appears to be.

Picking up where The Truth About Love and Dukes leaves off, Irene's sister Clara is left wi
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
I wanted to go all out and call this an amazing read, but the wallflower and the rake takes its toll on us all at some point. Especially when one happens to read a large number of historical romance throughout the year. But there happens to be something different here. Clara had a little more than just her wallflower existence to rely on. She was in fact and advice giver of sorts. She used the knowledge she learned as a wallflower to dispense advice secretly.

Rex on the other hand was indeed a ra
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
I had a hard time getting to the HEA of this book. I didn't care for the first book and I picked this up only because someone I respect as a reviewer mention that TTwTL was much better than THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE AND DUKES. I disagree. The whole premise stinks. Ms. Guhrke created an uninteresting wallflower who never blooms in my opinion. Even though Rex loved Clara's "ripping smile" I couldn't feel/understand his attraction for her, she was just so bland in every way. Rex is great and I sympathiz ...more
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
After reading the first book in this series, I found this one to be just OK. It seemed to have a lot of the same plot line as did the first book, but in comparison, this book fell behind for me sadly. For some reason, I couldn't get it out of my head the physical description of the two leading characters, with the hero a golden Adonis and the heroine a less than plain girl with a button nose... It didn't seem like a perfect match and I found myself feeling sorry for her actually. I know if I was ...more
Dana Alma
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Trouble with True Love is a fabulous read! Clara never thought she would have to take over the reins of the Lady Truelove column. She finds herself in uncharted waters, with no experience for inspiration. Yet when she encounters the sexy Rex Galbraith all reason seems to fly out the window. Rex is the perfect example of all the dangers that lie in wait for a young lady. Clara will have first hand knowledge for those seeking advice, unbeknownst to Rex. Rex and Clara are a superb match! The lo ...more
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 3 May 27, 2017 09:39AM  
  • The Sins of Lord Lockwood (Rules for the Reckless, #6)
  • The Improper Bride (Sisters of Scandal, #5)
  • Tempted by a Lady's Smile (Lords of Honor #4)
  • The Portrait
  • Beyond Scandal and Desire (Sins for All Seasons, #1)
  • The Matchmaker (Maker, #1)
  • My Once and Future Duke (The Wagers of Sin, #1)
  • Her Christmas Earl
  • The Silent Duke (The 1797 Club, #4)
  • Ten Kisses to Scandal (Misadventures in Matchmaking, #2)
  • Counting on a Countess (The London Underground, #2)
  • The English Duke
  • Her Every Wish (The Worth Saga #1.5)
  • Kisses, She Wrote (The Prince Catchers, #4)
  • Heiress in Love (Ministry of Marriage, #1)
  • Once Upon a Maiden Lane (Maiden Lane, #12.5)
From the publication of her very first historical romance, Laura Lee Guhrke has received numerous honors and critical acclaim for her novels and her writing style. She has been honored with the most prestigious award of romance fiction, the Romance Writers of America Rita Award, and she has received additional awards from Romantic Times and All About Romance. Romantic Times has proclaimed her, “On ...more

Other books in the series

Dear Lady Truelove (4 books)
  • The Truth About Love and Dukes (Dear Lady Truelove, #1)
  • Governess Gone Rogue (Dear Lady Truelove, #3)
  • Heiress Gone Wild (Dear Lady Truelove, #4)