Saturday, January 10, 2015

A Most Improper Proposal by Molly Ann Wishlade

A Most Improper Proposal
Release date: December 4, 2014
Publisher: Carina
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

Isabella Adams has tasted desire—and paid the price.

With four scandalous attachments to her name, only the fierce patronage of Lady Watson has kept the doors of fashionable society open. And yet, when a handsome stranger literally sweeps her off her feet, Isabella can’t help but yearn for more…

After five long years away from England, Lord James Crawford has returned to find little has changed—aside from his aunt’s new companion. James cannot equate the reserved Miss Adams with the wicked rumours surrounding her—but he can’t deny he’d like to look more closely.

Soon, the attraction between them becomes undeniable…and giving into temptation has never tasted so sweet. But when the secrets of the past are revealed, will Isabella accept her lord’s most improper proposal?

My Rating: 3 Roses

A Most Improper Proposal was a nice historical romance. It was a quick, sweet read and I enjoyed reading it.

Isabella was a good heroine. She was loyal to her loved ones and, despite a few outlying circumstances, did her best not to judge anyone until she got the full story. My only issue with her was that I wish she would have lightened up on the whole 'poor me' attitude. After so many pity parties, it got old and somewhat annoying. But, overall, I was fine with her.

James was great. He was sweet and the first to admit when he had made a mistake. He wasn't the most memorable character, but I liked him just fine.

The romance was a little iffy for me. On one had, I thought Isabella and James were very sweet together. They didn't bother to deny their feelings for each other and those feelings were never in doubt. However, I got little sense of an actual relationship between them. Most of their relationship was them thinking about each other rather than actually interacting, if that makes any sense. So I didn't get to see how they were as a couple. It went from them barely knowing each other, to each other them constantly thinking about the other without much transition or any interaction that would have indicated getting to know each other. So, I was okay with the romance, but it wasn't my favorite.

The plot moved quickly and managed to keep me interested all the way through. I did enjoy the story and I liked the ending.

A Most Improper Proposal was a good historical romance that I liked. It wasn't particularly great, but it was a nice read. Romance lovers, you might want to look this one up. 

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

1 comment:

  1. Great review. I will have to keep this one in mind. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one.