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When Harry Met Molly

(Impossible Bachelors #1)

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3.72  ·  Rating details ·  2,904 ratings  ·  323 reviews
He's always been a player.

Dashing Lord Harry Traemore is perfectly content to live out his days in the pursuit of pleasure. But when he's named by the Prince Regent as one of society's "Impossible Bachelors," Harry is drafted into a ribald romantic wager. The rules of engagement are scandalously simple: The bachelor whose mistress wins the title of "Most Delectable Compani
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Mass Market Paperback, 411 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Rane
Funny.
Cute.
Fast-Paced.

I could on …but I wont. This is how When Harry Met Molly turned out to be. Not one to buy a book without first checking it out, I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this fun romp of a book.

Lord Harry Traemore is a happy bachelor, content to play the bachelor in pursuit of pleasure. That is until him and his friends are named by the Prince Regent as Impossible Bachelors and forced into a crazy wager. The bachelor with the best mistress whom wins Most Delectable
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Tammy Walton Grant
Oh, I am so done with this book.

I could, I suppose, force myself to read it then write a long snarky rant about how much I hate books like this, but that's hardly fair. It's like shooting fish in a barrel and kinda mean-spirited. Or like pulling on a hangnail then complaining about it hurting.

I think Kieran Kramer is probably a good writer. (I won't even get started on the titles; that's a rant for another day.) The little bit I did read seemed to be well-written. It started off quite well: you
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Juliana Philippa
Light and fun debut romance, but had a mixed reaction (3.5 stars)

I've been looking forward to this book, as it's been a somewhat uneven year (for me) for romance new releasees and it's always exciting to have a new writer on the scene. Unfortunately, I have to say my feelings are somewhat mixed on this one. I will definitely be picking up her next book - and depending on the summary, may again buy it on the release day - however I really wish a few changes had been made to WHEN HARRY MET MOLLY.
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Penny Watson
Nov 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
When Harry Met Molly by Kieran Kramer


For some reason, I had the mistaken impression that this book was a screwball comedy-style historical. Funny, snappy banter between the hero and heroine, etc. Some folks loved it, some found the characters irritating. Anyhoo, this was not what I was expecting. I started to read, and was waiting for it to get funny....waiting...still waiting. Finally I realized it was definitely NOT a screwball comedy. It was actually a sweet and very charming wallpaper histor
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Katie(babs)
Aug 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Kieran Kramer is now officially my favorite new historical romance author. I had so much fun reading When Harry Met Molly, even though half the things that occur in the book are not at all believable. With that being said, I didn’t care. Kieran has a great historical romance voice with enough laughs and quirky cuteness that one other historical author comes to mind, which is Julia Quinn. Keiran could possibly be the new Julia Quinn, and if her next two books are anything like this one, she’ll ha ...more
Nisha
Due to recent disappointments, I've been more cautious to pick up HR books by new authors. But this book surpassed all expectations and matched the quality of my beloved writers like Jo Beverley, Lisa Kleypas and my new favorite, Sarah MacLean.

Molly and Harry have known each other since childhood, but they have never gotten along well. When Molly was 13, during Christmas, she announces her love for Harry's brother and her sister, Penelope's fiance, Roderick while revealing the kiss that Harry an
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Limau Nipis
First read by this author, Kieran Kramer.

The story is so-so, but quite unusual. Because there are lots of ongoing talks on mistresses, and the ridiculous bet or competition by the mistresses' sponsors.

Which I find quite annoying, on the competition.

But the rapport between the mistresses was interesting. Their friendship is something that they look forward. And even though they are just lowly mistresses, with Molly, the heroine being the fake one, they have their own feelings and needs.

I just tho
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Elizabeth
Many books claim to be laugh out loud funny, but WHEN HARRY MET MOLLY genuinely is. This is a warm, witty romance that I read with great pleasure.
Dina
Oct 29, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dina by: Rane
2.5 stars (rounded down to 2 stars because I did not like Harry and I couldn't suspend my disbelief enough to enjoy the silly plot)
Alexandria Jane
Aug 22, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency-romance
This book was just so bad. I've been flirting with reading it for a while now (the premise seemed very silly but Goodreads really wanted to recommend it to me), so when I was in the mood for a silly romance earlier this week I finally relented.

Never again will I go against my "I think this book is gonna suck" sense just because of a cute title and a model that looks vaguely like Daisy Riddley. I've learned my lesson.

The book stars Lord Harry Traemore who somehow manages to be a grade A skeevy a
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Diana~ (Kiss Me Books)
When Harry Met Molly, they both hated each other. They soon become friends, and from friends, into lovers. It was truly a sweet and wonderful read, seeing as to how the two experience emotions for one another. Which is why Kieran Kramer has officially established a spot on my Top Debut Authors of the Year, riiight next Sarah Maclean! I absolutely adore Harry because I love seeing rakes like him, reform themselves. As for Molly, she was just an awesome heroine. I love how she is so witty, brave, ...more
Robin
I don't think there are any real spoilers. This book and its sequel were Christmas gifts. I actually received a total of I think at least 6 books for Christmas this year, one can never have to many books. Anyway, Kieran Kramer is a new author and this is her first book. I keep wanting to call it "When Harry Met Sally".

When Molly (Heroine) was 13 she fancied herself in love with her sister's fiance' who is the older brother of Harry (Hero) so she wrote a poem which she read aloud at a joint fami
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Carolyn
Jan 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Rarely do I write reviews but this time I have to. I enjoyed this book. What I had problems with was the editing. Who the heck edited this had to have been some kind of ***** (you can fill in the blank as you see fit).

The story was entertaining. That's why it got 3 stars. My problem? Someone explain to me how a heroine's eyes can go from "Wedgewood blue" (page 25) to "puckish brown" (page 57) to "impish blue gaze" (page 246) to "curious brown eyes of hers" (page 374) with in the span of the book
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Virginia
Jan 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
*sigh* Clearly, I just dislike Kramer's writing style and plotting. She starts off so well - and then it just starts to veer into complete unbelievability somewhere in the middle. Of course, by then, I have to know what happens and I plod on through. I see why people like her books, but I find her unbearable. I will not be reading anymore of her stories. It's just too disappointing.

In particular, this ending was just too ludicrous. I just can't abide!! Blargh.
FlibBityFLooB
4.5/5 stars. I found this to be a fun and enjoyable historical romance, albeit very unbelievable :)
Natasha
Apr 26, 2012 rated it liked it
When Harry Met Molly is the first installment in the Impossible Bachelors series by Kieran Kramer. This is also the first novel I've read by her.
I can honestly say, I really enjoyed her writing style. The characters were well written and fun to read along with. The humor was witty and charming. The banter between Harry and Molly is refreshing.
The only thing I can say that stopped me from giving this four stars was the way the woman were treated. Yes, I know it was supposed to be that way, but
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Donna
Nov 18, 2010 rated it it was ok
The other reviewers frequently stated that parts of this book were hard to believe, but it was so much fun they didn't care. I guess I couldn't quite get past the hard to believe part. I found that most of this book stretched the limits of credibility and I actually found both Harry and Molly too silly to be really likeable. But it was really the ending that put the final nail in the coffin for me. There was so much stuff thrown in that I felt like I was watching a tennis match. Too many of the ...more
Paige  Bookdragon
There's a word we Filipinos have.
I don't know if there's an equivalent word for that in English but here it goes.

You know the butterflies in your stomach? The warm sensation that you fell whenever he said something romantic? The feeling of being elevated when he smiles? The electricity you feel when your hands touch? Combine all of them and what you feel is what we Filipinos call "KILIG".

That's what this book gave me. KILIG.
ChloeLeeNH
Nov 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I totally enjoyed this book. Love the house party theme and the love/hate theme. The H/H had to like each other to get through a week but it was also about getting others to like them too. I think the steamy scenes could be a lot longer... you sort of blinked and they were over but that didn't take away from the creative way she wrote this whole story. I am looking forward to the next in this series!
Manda Collins
Aug 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Julia Quinn, amusing historicals, childhood friends to lovers
Funny and charming regency historical in the vein of Julia Quinn or Marian Chesney. Completely unbelievable set-up, but I didn't really care because Harry and Molly were such fun characters I was willing to go along with them.
Laura
Dec 29, 2010 rated it did not like it
dnf - I just couldn't get into the premise of the hero using the heroine as a courtasen
Insh
May 15, 2017 added it
this book is epic
had me laughing like a maniac :)

A LOVE RECTANGLE OF TRAGIC PROPORTIONS
Robert, Robert, wherefore are thou, Robert?
While Persephone’s in the arbor,
Bestowing kisses on young Barry,
You clutch the golden ring
She’s to wear when you marry.
Persephone, Persephone, why does thou wound
Robert so?
Barry is but the moon
While Robert is the sun.
Can’t you see Robert is all
And Barry is, um, none?
Barry, oh, Barry, why not find your own true love?
My sister isn’t yours
She belongs to another,
But if yo
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Mandi Schreiner
Nov 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Favorite Quote: Show me the best three minutes you can imagine in a kissing closet.

Harry and Molly had a bad start together. 13 year old Molly was infatuated with her sister’s fiancé and unintentionally announced her sister’s indiscretions with her fiancé's brother, Harry at a large gathering in a poem. This poem resulted in Molly being shipped off to Yorkshire, and Harry shipped off to the army. To say Harry was not pleased with Molly is an understatement.

Eight years later, Harry is finally out
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Caroline The HEA Lover
Jul 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
(This was originally published on Book Lovers Inc)

What a wonderful book! I'm not sure I'll find the right words to express my feelings toward this wonderful novel. I have to say that I was in a sad need of lightness when I picked this book up. I had just finished a pretty depressing books (or it's just me being too sensitive lol). When Harry Met Molly was just exactly what I needed. This is the 1st book in the Impossible Bachelors series. If you're like me, after reading the blurb you'll be won
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Lexie
Dec 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Aside from the fact the titles of this series (The Impossible Bachelors) are all fun wordplays on movie titles, I think what I liked best about this book is that it makes it clear from the get go that nothing is really quite so simple as all that.

Molly and Harry are childhood rivals, a rivalry that was strong and in place into adulthood, based upon a childish act that got blown out of hand.  Molly, in all her youthful enthusiasm wrote a poem about how much she adored Harry's older brother--who h
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Audrey
Apr 18, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical
For the most part, I liked this book. That said, I have mixed feelings about parts of it where I thought it was uneven...which is where I ended up picking myself up and just heaving myself over those doubts.

I have to say, though, that one thing I found VERY distracting: bad editing! 1/3 of the time, Molly's eyes are blue; 2/3 of the time, they are a warm brown. Call me crazy, but this is DISTRACTING to the extreme. I'm not even a very picky everything-has-to-be-absolutely-precise-and-time-period
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Yvonne
Nov 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Molly and Harry have been enemies since childhood. After one of Molly’s childhood pranks seriously back fires, it causes both to be outcast and sent away.

Eight years later, their hatred for each other is still as strong as ever, but seeing that they are both in scandalous situations, they make peace long enough to avoid scandal.

Molly is prim and proper, but very inexperienced in love and romance. She has decided to elope with her father’s associate, but gets left in a seedy inn as her intended r
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Vivian
Jun 07, 2011 rated it it was ok
One of the WEIRDEST, most IMPROBABLE romance novels I have ever read. The dialogue was so... well, weird, the relationship between the hero and the heroine was almost hard to track it was so confusing, and the progression of the love scenes, which seemed uh, very "modern", ended up hardly "progressing" at all, meaning one "complete" scene with a lack of description on the last couple of pages. Believe me, with what came before it, a very strange choice. It wasn't exactly a bad novel, I finished ...more
Lover of Romance
Jan 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lord Harry is enjoying his contented life of pleasure and not having the pressure of getting married and living up to the obligation of family. When Harry is named by "Prinny" as one of society's Impossible Bachelors, he is then drawn into a wager, forced by the Prince Regent himself, to have the most Delectable Companion, and whoever wins the title gets to remain unmarried. Lady Molly, planned on going to Gretna Green to get married, because she has no other alternative other than be a spinster ...more
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USA Today bestselling author Kieran Kramer currently writes fun contemporary romance with a Southern flair for St. Martin’s Press. She lives where she grew up–in the Lowcountry of South Carolina–with her family. The first two books in her three-book TWO LOVE LANE series are on shelves now. The third book, SECOND CHANCE AT TWO LOVE LANE, comes out 8-28-18. Find Kieran on Instagram, Pinterest, Faceb ...more

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“You’ll wear loads of face powder and rouge.”
“They’ll itch.” She knew from experimenting with Cousin Augusta’s.
“And you must use a false name.”
“I’ll forget it. I know it.”
He sighed. “You can’t afford to forget it.”
“Then it must be Delilah,” she said. “It’s the only name I’ll be able to remember.”
“Why Delilah?”
“I don’t know. But I already know I won’t forget it.”
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