Book Review: When Harry Met Molly by Kieran Kramer

When Harry Met Molly by Kieran KramerSynopsis: Lady Molly Fairbanks ran off to elope with her father’s assistant, but he deserted her at an inn for Lord Harry Traemore’s mistress. By that point Molly had already decided she didn’t want to marry such an oaf, so she didn’t much mind except she was left with her childhood nemesis. Harry did very much mind because he and five other men were part of a contest created by the Prince Regent in which the man with the “Most Delectable” mistress wins. If Harry doesn’t show up with a companion then, by default, he loses and so he convinces Molly to fill in… but a least likely mistress there never was.

Plot: Harry convinces Molly to be his “mistress in name only” for one week in attempt to win the competition, but she makes for a really poor mistress having been raised in a very strict boarding school. Harry attempts to teach her how to be alluring, but soon realizes that Molly just being herself is alluring to him. Harry has to find a way to win the competition without compromising Molly’s honour and keeping her true identity a secret from the other contenders.

Hook: There have been novels about hiring a member of the demi-monde to pretend an engagement to avoid marriage, but not often do you see one where a lady is pretending to be a courtesan to help a man avoid marriage.

Location: The story takes place is in the English countryside at a “hunting box”, which is actually a three-story manor with many rooms and plenty of servants.  It has gardens, fields, lakes, berry bushes, climbing trees, everything you’d expect from a home in the country.

Romance: One of the most interesting love stories is that of childhood enemies falling in love after they have reached adulthood. Molly and Harry have been antagonists since they were young and kept up their antics for eight years. But becoming part of the same team to win Prinny’s contest has thrown them together and realize that they don’t dislike each other as much as they thought.

Quote: “I still hate you,” Molly said. “Just so you know.”

The Verdict: I actually passed over this book for a different novel of the Impossible Bachelors series thinking I wouldn’t care for it, but was quickly proved wrong. I definitely need to acquire the whole collection!

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Teaser Tuesday (Mar-4)

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Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts

Your excuses are so lame they’re limping.

Being rich doesn’t make you a selfish bastard; it just makes you a hell of a lot more comfortable when you already are.

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Teaser Tuesday (Mar-3)

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Savour the Moment by Nora Roberts

Maybe it was the champagne. Maybe it was just the mad. Or maybe it was the look of baffled annoyance on his face.

Crisis followed by drama followed by chaos. Life’s shorter than you think.

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Teaser Tuesday (Mar-2)

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Delirium by Lauren Oliver

You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes. You know that, right?

Sometimes I feel as though there are two me’s, once coasting directly on top of the other: the superficial me, who nods when she’s supposed to nod and says what she’s supposed to say, and some other deeper part, the part that worries and dreams. Most of the time they move along in sync and I hardly notice the split, but sometimes it feels as though I’m two whole different people and I could rip apart at any second.

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Teaser Tuesday (Mar-1)

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Playing Dirty by Susan Anderson

It’s one hell of a day that goes from misery to jewels to guns to humming Disney cartoon tunes.

I killed a man. Why did it seem so important that I not tell Cade I love him? I killed a man!

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