Monday, November 10, 2014

The Accidental Countess by @ValerieGBowman Review @SMPRomance

The Accidental Countess (Playful Brides, #2)
Release date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Playful Brides #2


CAN A SCANDALOUS CHARADE

For seven long years, Lady Cassandra Monroe has waited for the man of her dreams to return from the war. Unfortunately, he happens to be engaged to her flighty cousin. What Cass wouldn’t give to take her cousin’s place! When he mistakes Cass for Patience Bunbury, a fictitious friend her cousin has invented to escape social obligations…even with her future husband, Cass thinks this is her chance.

LEAD TO TRUE AND LASTING LOVE?

After defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, Captain Julian Swift is not quite ready to settle down and enter into his unwanted arranged marriage—especially when the real object of his affection turns out to be a beguiling beauty he meets at a party. Patience Bunbury is witty, independent, passionate…and, unbeknownst to him, the cousin of his current fiancĂ©e. When the truth about Cass comes out—and Julian discovers that their courtship is anything but accidental—will he surrender his heart to a woman who really is too good to be true?



My Rating: 4 Roses

A charming, sweet, and delightful historical romance, The Accidental Countess was a lovely read. It was thoroughly enjoyable and I really liked it.

Cass was a lovely heroine. Quiet, thoughtful, and kindhearted, she was definitely likable. And, over the course of the book, she learned to become stronger and live for herself and not others' expectation. I thought she was great.

Julian was wonderful, as well. Sweet and the epitome of a gentleman, he was simply adorable. I thought he was a perfect hero.

The romance was very sweet. Both Cass and Julian already loved each other and it was simply a matter of them finding a way to each other. However, that was also a little frustrating. It took so long for them to actually admit their feelings to each other (in the end, it wasn't even one of them taking the first step to say it). They fell trap to miscommunication and assumptions and it became frustrating. But, overall, I thought they were a good couple.

The plot moved quickly and I was kept interested the entire way through. I really liked the story and the ending was lovely.

The Accidental Countess was a witty, charming, wonderful romance that I really enjoyed. Romance lovers, this is a book you'll want to check out.

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

1 comment:

  1. cant wait to read this sounds really good denise smith

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