Cloudy With A Chance Of Marriage
Every woman dreams of saying â€œI do.â€ Jilly Jones didâ€”and years of a deeply imperfect marriage followed. Now living in London and working in a charming bookshop, the free-spirited Jilly is perfectly content with her newfound independenceâ€¦until she meets a dashing naval officer who sparks her longing for a real happily ever after.
Captain Stephen Arrow is
With six new romance books having come out yesterday, I went out in the morning and bought the three I thought I would like the best and was so excited to get started ... Ms. Kramer's was the first one I read and I was unbelievably disappointed. Stopped at p22 yesterday and then decided to pick it up and quickly finish it today so I could PBSwap it. I honestly could barely finish the book and had to skim through parts, which is something I ...more
Basically the story is Jilly ran ...more
Regardless of guessing the twists and turns, it's a good read. The story is well written, and has its fair share of humor. So all in all, an OK read. :)
This book is not even close to the children's book about food falling out of the sky. It's a love story (ok, scones and tea are as foodie as it gets). It'll make you laugh, cry, gasp and cheer the hero and heroine on to their HEA.
Captain Stephen Arrow, named by Prinny as 1 of 4 Impossible Bac ...more
Favorite Quote: “ She wouldn’t have appreciated Pride and Prejudice…. I’m saving it for someone who has spirit, style, and good looks.”
Cloudy With A Chance Of Marriage is a fun quirky historical romance who’s rambunctious characters and exasperated situations only add to the over all appeal. Smoothly written with a predictable plot line, I found myself nether less captivated by the protagonist’s, Jilly and Stephan. Their delightful fli ...more
Originally published on The Librarian Next Door:
Determined and headstrong Jilly Jones is working hard to escape her past and start her life over. The free-spirited Miss Jones is happy to be preoccupied with her new bookstore and quite unhappy with her raucous new neighbor. Captain Stephen Arrow is finally firmly on land after years at sea and sees no reason not to celebrate. When their paths cross – on the densely foggy and aptly named Dreare Street – it’s a battle of wits that sparks into roman ...more
Jilly thought she could never have the happy life she always dreamed of. Just before Jilly’s father passed away he arranged her to marry the meanest man, who’s name is Hector. Jilly lived a life of misery with Hector. She never went to balls or outings when she was with him. Jilly finally has have enough and one day, and she works up the courage to run away and takes her Father’s valet, Otis with her. Jilly sold all of the gowns and prized posse ...more
Super glad I stuck with this series. Where the first two books felt awfully similar, this one suffered no such issues. Mostly because, as you find out within the first 25 pages (hence I don't consider it a spoiler), Jilly's already married. To someone else.
This is the second time I've seen that plot line played out, and I have to say, I liked it better in this book (even if, like the other, I thought it was very conveniently solved at the end). This is because Jilly's upfront with the reader ...more
This book was all over the place. Almost like the author couldn't decide what core characteristics she wanted her characters to have, so she gave them all of them. I did like it, I think.
I did enjoy the character of Otis, he of the flamboyant shoes and flitting about the place tendencies.
Unlike the first two books of this series, there was NOT a "soaptastic" scene in a ballroom. HOWEVER, the "plot twist" came straight out of Port Charles. I love a bit of drama and angst, but if I laugh ...more
The beginning was a bit sugary and it did kind of read like a parody. But as I read more of the book, I started to fall in love with the characters.
The character Otis though. He seems a bit...campy if you ask me. I liked him though and you could really tell he cared about Jilly and in the end, it's him that ends up saving something important to the characters.
The twist with Jilly and her husband. I gues ...more
***SPOILER*** The fact the author tied up all the loose ends and made everyone neatly fall in love with other characters got my goat, however. Lispy Miss Whatshername's Mr Pratt being an Italian count just about made me want to throw up. And her mother going after Stephen was a bit of ...more
Parts of this book were fun, and parts of it fell flat for me. The ending in particular was a little too rushed. I would have liked to have been given a little more information about what happened to Hector, and what that meant for Jilly's financial situation. Maybe I'm just being too practical?
Also, other than a few drunken parties at the beginning of the book, Stephen didn't seem like much of a rake to me. In fact, the only evidence of it comes from Jilly, who keeps warning herself t ...more
Jilly left her abusive husband and is running a bookshop on Dreare Lane in London. (Dreary Lane, get it?) One of her neighbors is the recently retired Captain Stephen Arrow, who hopes to fix up the house he inherited in order to sell it. They clash, of course, and then embark on a torrid romance.
Jilly slowly befriends everybody in the block, matchmaking and improving lives. Until her husband reappe ...more