Friday, 8 May 2015

The unlikely lady - Valerie Bowman

Certain that no man wants a bluestocking for a wife, Miss Jane Lowndes is careful to wield her books and her spectacles as weapons against matrimony. Convincing her ambitious mama that she's content to stay a spinster is easier said than done, however. It's a good thing Jane is not above a bit of manufactured scandal if it will keep her from the altar, and the argumentative, contrary Lord Garrett Upton… 

With the war over, Garrett is determined to enjoy his bachelor's life while he can, even when it means attending a house party in celebration of a friend's wedding--and suffering Jane's notorious disdain. But when a masquerade ball leads to a mistaken kiss, he's surprised to learn that Jane's bookish exterior hides a truly passionate soul. When two such headstrong people are determined to remain unattached, can love lead to a happy ending? 

My thoughts:
Jane loves books and has glasses. Seriously, not many heroines have glasses in HR. Wohoo glasses! Though, I did not like when he went all oh you are so beautiful without them. Excuse me? *grumbles something*
Oh right, she is a bluestocking too and speaks her mind. A proud spinster.

Garrett fought in the war and feels guilt about a friend dying. That has implications later on. But so, Garrett, he thinks Jane is a bluestocking (yes she is duh Garrett) and they always argue when they meet. Fun times. The book takes from Much ado about nothing.

They meet again at a houseparty, a pre wedding party. She is there without a chaperon cos she is tired of them. They argue a bit- They found out that it's fun to argue with each other, and then find out that they might actually like each other.

All while their friends look and approve and, oh here comes the and. There is a total bitch in this book. Grrr, I wanted to kick her! A widow that wants him for her own and will do anything do get him. *kicks her*

Fun, cute, with a bit of drama.

Cute, even if half his head is gone

Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Playful Brides #3
Historical romance


  1. Oh gosh I could totally see myself getting so pissed at that widow! Makes the story better though lol

  2. This sounds like a fun read! I love relationships that start out all antagonistic and things:)

  3. Replies
    1. An intellectual woman, who is feared by stupid men ;)

  4. Glasses is unique. ARGH to the bitch, could do without her.

  5. I need a good romance. This sounds like it's fits the bill.

  6. I don't know if I want to read this one. I don't think it would live up to this review! :D I think watching you read this one would be entertaining. ;) Happy weekend!

  7. Sounds like my kind of historical :)

  8. Aw, way to go out of your way to give your heroine glasses and then have the guy disparage them :(

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  9. I'm reading this one now :) I love her glasses and that she was all fretting over the book at the beginning.

  10. I'd love to read this one. Lightl heartedly fun.

  11. it's true that we don't see a lot of glasses on HR

  12. Widows with a hidden agenda can be nasty, lol. You should kick her! Sounds like a nice, quick read and I'm happy you liked it :)

  13. Yayy for the bluestockings and glasses!!

  14. I like fun historicals! To my TBR it goes...


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