Thursday, January 24, 2013

And Then She Fell by Stephanie Laurens + Featured Freebie

And Then She Fell
The only thing more troublesome than a Cynster man...is a Cynster lady who belives love is not her destiny. Famously known in London society as "The Matchbreaker," Henrietta Cynster's uncanny skill lies in preventing ill-fated nuptials - not in falling victim to Cupid's spell.

But then she distrupts one match too many and feels honor-bound to assist dashing James Glossup in finding a suitable bride for a marriage of convenience.

A task infernally complicated by the undeniable, unquenchable attraction that flares between James and Henrietta, who continues to believe she will never fall...


My Rating: 4/5

A wonderful romance! And Then She Fell was a sweet, lovely historical romance that I really enjoyed. 

Henrietta was a brilliant heroine. She's a little different in the world of historical romance. Her reputation of "The Matchbreaker" makes her a go-to for any bride that wants to know if her fiance is being honest. Obviously, Henrietta is very clever. But, not only that, she was also a very strong heroine when she got caught in the middle of a murder mystery. I especially liked that she wasn't one of the heroines that was in denial about being in love for most of the book. Once she realized that she loved James, she knew and she did everything she could to win him over. I really liked her-she was lovely.

James was just as marvelous. He has to marry to inherit land that his grandmother left him or all the people working the property would be out of jobs. He immediately comes off as a perfect love interest. For one, his motives for inheriting his property were entirely unselfish. And he continues to prove himself as a swoon-worthy hero. He is very sweet and very clever in dealing with the murderer. I really adored him.

Henrietta and James were very sweet together. They realize early on that they are in love with each other and it doesn't take long for them to admit it. They were mostly a sweet couple, just a sprinkle of spice but it was enough to keep things interesting.

The plot was okay. It moved quickly, for the most part. But, about halfway through, the plot stalled for a few chapters. It wasn't terrible, but it did keep me from being totally invested in the story the whole time. But, everything else was brilliant. 
The issue of James looking for a wife and the two characters getting together was resolved about a third of the way through. The other two thirds was about the couple dealing with a murderer who is coming after Henrietta in a murder mystery that had me on the edge of my seat. That was brilliantly done. The culprit ended up being someone I never would have guessed. 
The ending was lovely, nice and sweet.

And Then She Fell is a wonderful historical romance, one that I would recommend to any lover of the genre!

*Thanks to Edelweiss and Avon for a copy!
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4 comments:

  1. Love historical romance, looking forward to the book, your review was awesome! Henrietta and James seem very intriguing!

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    1. I'm glad you're interested in the book! It really is a lovely read :)

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  2. I was curious about this book. Love Stephanie Laurens. I'll be sure to check it out. Nice review, Farrah. :)

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    1. Thanks-I'm glad my review helped you decide to check out this book :)
      I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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