First Lines: A marriage-minded girl could overcome practically any obstacle, except the lack of a dowry.
Alright! Sprinkled in all these other kinds of romance posts, I want to share with you guys some of the different romance books that are out that I’ve read recently and think are worth sharing. I’d read another Lisa Kleypas series before I started this one, so I kind of knew what to expect.
Four wallflowers, all passed over by the gentlemen of the ton, set out together to find husbands for each other. First up is Annabelle Peyton. She’s beautiful enough to have any man she wants–if only she had a dowry. Annabelle has the ability to save her family from financial ruin, if she can marry a wealthy husband. Unfortunately, her most persistent suitor is Simon Hunt, a handsome entrepreneur who wants to make her his mistress. Annabelle is determined not to let Simon get what he wants, but as they both try to outmaneuver each other, it seems that Fate may have other ideas for them…
This one gave me goosebumps. Like, I stayed up past my bedtime reading this one–and not the end of the book, the freaking middle. That’s how good it is from start to finish.
Annabelle and Simon initially could not be a more mismatched pair–a cliche that I desperately love. Annabelle comes from the peerage and, even though she’s poor, that still carries clout. Simon is nouveau riche, a butcher’s son who has made his fortune helping to usher in the industrial boom to London. But their chemistry is off the charts. OFF THE CHARTS, I SAY.
This was very swoony. I truly don’t know what else to call it. I became the biggest ball of mush I have ever become while reading a romance novel. Simon actually took my breath away a couple times. You can just feel the tension between them and man, is it something.
Phenomenal writing. Everything was interesting and I loved seeing what was going to happen next. These two have very strong personalities and it was so cool to see them clash.
I’ve since read the rest of the series, and let me tell you, they’re just as good.