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A Perfect Groom (Sterling Trilogy #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  2,246 Ratings  ·  77 Reviews

Perfection is in the eye of the beholder . . .

Proud of his reputation as a rogue, Justin Sterling intends tobe the first to bed "The Unattainable"—the Season's most luscious debutante—and win the wager that's the talk of the ton. However, he never expected the enchantress in question to be Arabella Templeton, who once stole his heart and owns it still. Now the notorious sc

Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published November 30th 2004)
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Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: genre-historical
*Happy sigh*

It was a perfect comfort read and it induced me to create a new shelf! This was the first series I read the first and the second after each other straightaway. I really recommend that you pick up A Perfect Bride before this one. Not only is it slightly better but it also presents Justin and the family back story.

It was a notorious rake falling in love and I could not have been happier. She was compromised and they had to marry early. Quite similar to Devil in Winter and The Duke And
Justin, the younger brother of Sebastian Sterling from THE PERFECT BRIDE, bets one of his buddies he can seduce "The Unattainable," the young woman who has set all the ton aflutter, before he realizes that she's the one girl who ever put him in his place (years back). So of course he seduces her by being at turns emotionally abusive and entreating, but it's all because his father was awful, so Arabella finds it in her heart to forgive him because he'll learn how to love properly. The dialogue is ...more
Jun 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Regency Era fans
2nd book down. I liked this just as much as the 1st. I really smiled in some places with the verbal sparing the h/h did in the beginning. There was a bit of foreshadowing that makes you wait and wait for the results but all in all... great book... on to the last one!
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not poorly written at all. I just could not establish any connection with Arabella. Maybe her height scared me. Justin and Arabella fought a lot in the beginning. I suppose it should be read as chemistry. I just did not feel that way.

I loved this tale. One of the best I've read in a while :)
Clara H
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amé este libro!
3.0 stars

I have to admit, that I skipped page 200 to 300 (but read the wedding night scene and the scene where Justin talked about his father) and then read only the last pages. But I think I can judge this novel well enough.

1) The blurb is SO misleading. "Arabella once stole his heart and owns it still"? That sounds like a "secretly in love" story, but I don't believe Arabella stole his heart, because he was 18 at the time and she was 10(!) and punched him in his face so hard he had a bleeding
3-1/2 star rating
Both Justin and Arabella were well developed, interesting characters, and they, combined with steady pacing and well written emotion, intrigued me from the start and kept me engaged the whole way.

Kudos to the author for the total lack of any single one-dimensional, evil antagonist. Justin's father vaguely served as the evil guy in this, but he was not present on the page, just in the backstory, contributing to Justin's internal conflicts. The story would have gone way down in
Tyler Leigh
It was... okay. I think the writing style made me feel like I was "reading" rather than allowing me to immerse myself in the story. I also had to re-read sections because it wasn't clear why certain characters were feeling they way they were. There was a lot of "wait, why is he/she mad?" going on.
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I give the book 4.5 stars.
This book reminded me of the reason why I love Rake Romances.I absolutely adored the H/h with all their misgivings and insecurities,how both of them empathised with each other and the deep understanding that they shared.A really good read.
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