Thursday, August 1, 2013

It Takes Two to Tangle by Theresa Romain + Featured Freebie

It Takes Two to Tangle (The Matchmaker Trilogy, #1)

Henry Middlebrook is back from fighting Napoleon, ready to re-enter London society where he left it. Wounded and battle weary, he decides that the right wife is all he needs. Selecting the most desirable lady in the ton, Henry turns to her best friend and companion to help him with his suit…


Young and beautiful, war widow Frances Whittier is no stranger to social intrigue. She finds Henry Middlebrook courageous and manly, unlike the foppish aristocrats she is used to, and is inspired to exercise her considerable wit on his behalf. But she may be too clever for her own good, and Frances discovers that she has set in motion a complicated train of events that’s only going to break her own heart…

My Rating: 4 Roses

A huge misunderstanding and a love growing despite the odds come together to make this book. Full of secrets and a sweet romance, It Takes Two to Tangle was a lovely read.

Frances was a great heroine. She wasn't outwardly defiant or vivacious, but instead had a quiet strength that didn't let her back down from anything. She was very likable and a wonderful character.

Henry was also delightful. Though I occasionally got frustrated with his obsession with winning Caroline. I understand why. He wanted to be accepted back into society and what better way to do that than winning over that current darling of society? But anything that provides an obstacle for a romance is an annoyance for me. I got over it because Henry figured himself out eventually and set himself on winning Frances. So, it was a minor issue. In regards to Henry himself, I thought he was a great hero. He was very sweet and a true gentleman. Really liked his character.

The romance was surprisingly well done. I thought that the whole misunderstanding of the letters would provide a much bigger obstacle. I still occasionally got frustrated with it. But, the romance was done so that Henry still fell for and chose Frances despite the letters and his original determination to win Caroline. It made it extra sweet that he fell for Frances as a person. And there was definitely a helping of spice between these two.

The plot was fast paced. I was kept interested the entire time. And the ending was a lovely romance happy ending.

It Takes Two to Tangle was a lovely historical romance! Lovers of the genre, you should definitely check this book out.

*Thanks to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for a copy!
Featured Freebie:
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HIGH SCHOOL HANGOVER-a hilarious Young Adult romance from Stephanie Hale-author of REVENGE OF THE HOMECOMING QUEEN.

Laney Wentworth survived four years of high school unscathed. How hard can one party be?

Laney Wentworth’s graduation should be the best day of her life, but between a classmate mooning the crowd during her valedictorian speech, and her mother forcing her to attend the craziest graduation party ever, it’s a disaster.

To hide her awkwardness at the party, Laney drowns herself in punch. The punch makes her brave and she starts having fun. The guy she’s been crushing on for two years wants her by his side the whole night. Everything seems great until she realizes that the punch she’s been gulping all night is really an energy drink and it starts making her feel weird.

She wakes up twelve hours later dressed in strange clothes, two states away from home, with the boy responsible for the only B of her high school career, and absolutely no memory of how she got there.

With no money, the only way back home is to hitch a ride with a busload of rowdy senior citizens. On the crazy ride home, Laney learns that sometimes the most important things in life can’t be learned from a book.

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