Sunday, January 12, 2014

Much Ado About Jack by Christy English

Much Ado About Jack (Shakespeare in Love, #3)
Release date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Shakespeare in Love #3

A sexy, light-hearted Regency inspired by Much Ado About Nothing…

Angelique Beauchamp, the widowed Countess of Devereaux, has vowed never to re-marry. Twice burned by love, she is certain that no man will ever touch her heart again. But that doesn't mean she can't indulge a little—and the dashing Captain James Montgomery is as passionate as he is handsome.

After a brief but torrid affair, James tries to forget Angelique and the powerful emotions she evokes. The luscious lady was quite clear that their liaison was temporary. But for the first time, the lure of the sea isn't powerful enough to keep him away. It's going to take much ado to woo his reluctant lady…

My Rating: 4 Roses

A sweet romance, Much Ado About Jack was a lovely read. An independent heroine, a persistent hero, and a few secrets to make things  more interesting. What's not to like?

Angelique was a good heroine. She was strong and determined. And, even though she tried to hide it, she had a truly kind heart. But, she came off as shrewish at times. Particularly in the way she acted toward James, who was nothing but kind to her. I didn't understand why she took such offense to him for seemingly no reason. I understood why she was wary of men, but she didn't act that mean to any other man and James didn't do anything to deserve it. That bothered me and detracted from the book. But, overall, I was okay with her.

James, on the other hand, I totally adored. He was absolutely sweet and completely determined to win over the woman he loved, even if he had to keep chasing after her. He was perfect and I adored him.

The romance was good. Angelique and James were very sweet together, particularly with how James was so determined to win her over. And, of course, there was some spice laced in there as well. The chemistry between these two was intense from the moment they met. I thought they were lovely together.

The plot was okay. I wasn't completely hooked, but I was kept interested. There were a few surprises in store, particularly for Angelique. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was very sweet.

Much Ado About Jack was a lovely historical romance. I really enjoyed reading it. Romance lovers, this is a book worth the read.

*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  1. great review~ I also enjoyed this one too. I did love both characters.

  2. I agree, both characters were great. Thanks for stopping by :)