The blurb reads,
“Ella Quinn’s wealthy, titled bachelors think they’re immune to romantic notions. Yet no matter how they try to evade it, love somehow finds a way…
In the two seasons since her triumphant debut, Meg Featherton’s heart has been tested to its limits. Her first suitor: a criminal. The second, a cad. For her third act, Meg vows to leave love completely out of the marriage equation. She has set her sights on a newly made viscount whom she could take or leave. However, now she must avoid his handsome, roguish, irresistible best friend like the plague. It’s no easy feat, as they are all attending the same house party…
Damon, Marquis of Hawksworth, cannot imagine why Miss Featherton seems so damn disinterested—or why he cares so terribly much. Certainly Meg is a fine wifely prospect for a man in his position, but more than that, he finds he longs for her as he has never done for another woman. She may be determined to protect her heart, but Damon is equally set on winning her over, one delicious kiss at a time…”
So I got this one from NetGalley because of a tour I signed up for, I think, with Pump Up Your Book. I don’t remember getting mails about the tour, or perhaps it was a review only tour.
But I got to this book in November 2015 and then restarted reading it in 2016.
I love regency romances. There is some charm about Britain and even though India is independent, you can’t help but revere them in some small, slight way. I’m in awe of their towns and cities and of course, any story concerning the Tudor times or the like. I don’t have even a fraction of awe or knowledge about my own country’s history which is sad.
But anyway, all that left aside. This was a fun loving tale. A tale where Damon has to woo his lady love before she finds love with someone else. The thing that struck me first was the male protagonist’s name. Damon! How very un-Brit like. But that just made the story more interesting.
Like a true blue regency book, this love story went through trials and tribulations followed by the ultimate fruit of falling in love. The grandmothers here, who set their children up were absolutely great! I loved reading about them.
I mean, when you look at the social restrictions at that time, it does not seem too different from the Indian society. Britain had dowry too, and openly so. It’s a little hypocritical they bash India for it.
Inspite of all that, I feel my love for Regency romances simply lies with that era or with how unconcerned and fun loving the ladies are. Rather than conforming to the crowd, these ladies stand out and have spirit and character. That’s what sets them apart and makes these books a lot of fun to read.
And this book was nothing different. The matchmaking aspect of it made it different. I loved reading the book and my love for Regency novels stays.
Meg is a spunky character and I absolutely love how she and Damon fall in love. It just melts my heart.
My rating: 4/5
Sigh!! The redeeming feeling of falling in love!! Bring on more Regency romances!!