Friday, January 11, 2013

The Marrying Season by Candace Camp + iPad Mini Giveaway Info

The Marrying Season (St. Dwynwen, #3)
Genevieve Stafford, the younger sister of the Earl of Rawdon, is an icy but beautiful aristocrat. Determined to make the sort of marital alliance expected of a woman of her station, she becomes engaged to the scion of another noble family. However, when Genevieve finds herself entangled in scandal, her fiancĂ© breaks things off. Shamed, she has no recourse but to retreat to the family estate…until her brother’s friend, Sir Myles Thorwood, offers to marry Genevieve and salvage her reputation.

Genevieve expects to have a loveless marriage of convenience, but the handsome, charming Myles has other things in mind. As the two of them work to discover who engineered the scandal that could have ruined Genevieve’s life, Myles shows Genevieve just what it means to be man and wife. Genevieve finds it difficult to resist the passion Myles evokes in her, but can she risk losing her heart to a man she thinks sees their union as only a duty?

My Rating: 5/5

An absolutely lovely romance! I loved this book so much-it was just fantastic.

If you've seen my reviews before, you know that I love the idea of childhood friends falling in love. I think it's just so sweet. And The Marrying Season didn't disappoint.

Genevieve was likable, though a bit trying at times. She was easy to relate to and a very strong heroine. But, as it says in the summary, she's a bit cold. It made her somewhat mean. And she was decidedly stubborn about assuming the reason behind Myles' kindness-which she didn't get right. She assumed it was all for duty and almost destroyed her marriage because she was too stubborn to consider that Myles might be acting so kind for more than just duty. That being said, Genevieve could be kind, when she wanted to be. Despite her flaws, I did like her character. And the fact that I can say that despite my frustration with some of her actions and mindsets means that she really was a great heroine.

Myles was soo sweet. I loved him so much. This man was just too perfect. Sweet as sugar, charming, gentlemanly, determined-basically the definition of a perfect hero. It is impossible to read this book and not adore Myles. He's...sigh...amazing :)

Genevieve and Myles were very cute together. Despite the bumps in the road, they managed to do very well together. And not only were they sweet, but there were some serious sparks flying. And when they ignited...I think you know what I mean ;)

The plot of The Marrying Season didn't tarry. It takes off immediately, then keeps you hooked until the last page. The ending was very cute-a nice, sweet, romance happy ending.

The Marrying Season is a wonderful book. Any and all romance lovers should definitely give it a try.

*Thanks to Edelweiss and Pocket Star for a copy!
Giveaway Info:
Welcome to day #5 of the Fall in Love with the Sullivans tour!
Today's social media giveaway is the Epic Love Story Contest, which runs all weekend. Time to get sentimental, spicy, or just plain old romantic! Share a love story (either yours, a friend's, or something completely made-up). The most special/ heart-wrenching/ quirky storyteller will win a brand new iPad Mini, while a $50 Amazon gift card and a $20 iTunes gift card with Bella's specially recommended romantic playlist will go to two runners-up! Winners will be announced Monday morning, so you have all weekend to come up with something wonderful!
To enter, go here.
And remember to come back later for more giveaway info on this epic tour!


  1. I'm a big Candace Camp fan. Thanks for the review, I'm looking forward to this one.

    1. If you like Candace Camp, you will love her new book. It's a great read :)