Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Wedding in Springtime by Amanda Forester + Featured Freebie

A Wedding in Springtime (Marriage Mart, #1)

Five minutes into Miss Eugenia Talbot's presentation at court, notorious rogue Mr. William Grant made her laugh, ruining her debut. To hush up the scandal, Eugenia's aunt hires a matchmaker to quickly find a suitor— anyone except the infamous William Grant—to help restore Eugenia's reputation. But amiable Eugenia shows a disturbing tendency to follow her heart, and is again caught in the company of notorious Grant. When a traitor creeps closer, threatening to ruin more than just Eugenia's reputation, her kindheartedness may be her ultimate undoing...

My Rating: 3/5

A sweet book. Wedding in Springtime was such a cute romance. I didn't love it, but I definitely liked it.

Eugenia was an okay heroine, though she came off as weak sometimes. She was indecisive and needed to show more backbone. And she was forgettable as a character. But, she was still likable. So, I didn't have a huge problem with her.

William was much more fun. He was adorable. He was a very lively character and he made things so much more interesting whenever he was in a scene. But he was also a sweet man who felt deeply, with both good feelings and bad. When he was in love, it was all-consuming and, when his heart broke, my heart ached for him. He was a great character, a wonderful hero.

The romance in this book was mostly sweet, with the exception of one light scene. Eugenia and Will were cute together and their relationship developed realistically. I truly felt their love for each other.

The plot was okay, but it was became slow in a few places. I thought that there were too pointless obstacles added to the plot. Most of them didn't seem necessary to include. But, I was still kept interested the entire way through. The ending was perfectly sweet.

Wedding in Springtime was a good read. I didn't love it, but I did like it. It was very sweet. If you want a nice, light, sweet read-this is your book.

*Thanks to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for a copy!
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Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn't know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn't want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won't let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.
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Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.

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