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The Lady Most Likely... by Julia Quinn
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Jan 26, 2011

really liked it
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Eloisa James really made this book the four stars I gave it, at least for me. It was my first read by her and I will definitely be looking forward to more of her books.

Carolyn Finchley, Hugh Dunne's sister is throwing a house party in order to help Hugh find a wife. He really just doesn't have the time to find one in the usual manner because he's too busy with his prize horses and his stables. So she invites particular ladies that she believs will interest him, however as her house party progresses these ladies keep getting snatched up by other wonderful heroes and soon she's left wondering if there is anyone for Hugh after all?

The first part of this book handled by Julia Quinn is between Gwendolyn Passmore and the Earl of Charters. It's been awhile since I've read a Julia Quinn, but it was nice to find that she still is writing the sweet, fluffy and funny romances that I loved. There was minimal heat, but many cute and funny moments in this story.

The second about Kate Peyton and Captain Neill Oakes was Connie Brockway's contribution to the book, and though I've only read one other book by her: My Dearest Enemy, I am soo happy to find that she is in fact just that good of an author! This was a sweet and well heated story and again her hero was magnificently delicious. There is something about her writing..I'm not sure I can quite put my finger on it at the moment, but it's very powerful. The words, the emotions she evokes, and the story lines are just so powerful and they build and build quite nicely. I cannot wait to read more by her.

Finally, Eloisa James finished us off with (FINALLY) Hugh's HEA. It turns out that for Hugh, it is his sister's best friend Georginna, who is his perfect match. This was my first Eloisa James as I said before and I thought it would be a good place to start - giving me a nice small taste. Well I tasted and I've seen that it is good, and I want more. This part of the story had the most heat, but even without the heat, Hugh turned out to be such a great hero, and oh...some of the things he said to Georginna...(((swoon))) It made me long for a full length novel of Ms. James' writing.

The concept of this book told in three parts by three different authors is interesting, but I hope its not a trend that carries. It sort of left me feeling unsatisfied. In the romance department...that's just never a good thing! :-) However, these are all three very good authors, so it will be a book that is enjoyable and easy to read!
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Autumn  i thouhght it was connie`s story (Hugh) but man, i loved that story to bits!! and i have to give credits to Eloisa in this story! i loved it too! ;) xxx

Bekah She did a good job! I'm curious about her now....

Lady Tina Michelle This was my favorite story in the book. Eloisa scenes were steamy!!! I've read one of her books (Desperate Duchesses), while I liked it, it didn't thrill me like this story did! *BIG SIGH* I especially like the pond scenes and the scene in the dining room where Carolyn ends up finding them... lol!

Bekah I read her A Kiss at Midnight a take on Cinderella, but it didn't blow me away. I hope I like the Desperate Duchesses a little better!!!!

Olivia My favorite H/h was Hugh and Georgina. I really did not like Neill and Kate. I found Gwen to be very sympathetic and I loved Alec.

Bekah Yeah, their story was so cute!

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