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Cloudy With A Chance Of Marriage (Impossible Bachelors) [Kindle Edition]

Kieran Kramer
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Every woman dreams of saying “I do.” Jilly Jones did—and years of a deeply imperfect marriage followed. Now living in London and working in a charming bookshop, the free-spirited Jilly is perfectly content with her newfound independence…until she meets a dashing naval officer who sparks her longing for a real happily ever after.

Captain Stephen Arrow is just home after years of service, and he’s in no hurry to give up his hard-won freedom. The meddlesome bluestocking Jilly Jones is exactly the kind of woman he doesn’t need…But there’s something about her that keeps drawing Stephen back to the bookshop. With her sparkling wit and understated beauty, she seems like a surprisingly real match for Stephen. But will a scandalous chapter in Jilly’s past stand in the way of their heated attraction? For this bachelor, nothing is impossible…




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Praise forWHEN HARRY MET MOLLY “A delectable debut…I simply adored it!”—Julia Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of What Happens in London

“At once frothy and heartfelt, When Harry Met Molly satisfies! This book is better than dessert!”—Celeste Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of Rogue in My Arms

 “Kieran Kramer pens a delightful regency confection...a wonderfully bright debut.” —Julia London, New York Times bestselling author of Courtesan’s Scandal

“A delicious romp that will keep you laughing. A fun heroine and a sexy hero make this a delightful read.”—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author of The Truth About Lord Stoneville

“I couldn’t put it down...a charming delight!”—Lynsay Sands, New York Times bestselling author of The Hellion and the Highlander

“A wickedly witty treat…an exquisite debut!”—Kathryn Caskie, USA Today bestselling author of The Most Wicked of Sins

When Harry Met Molly is a delightful, page-turning read! New author Kieran Kramer will capture both your imagination and your heart.”—Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage Ring

 

From the Back Cover

Every woman knows about London’s Impossible Bachelors. They’re daring, debonair—and downright impossible to resist…

HER HEART’S BEEN UNDER THE WEATHER.

Every woman dreams of saying “I do.” Jilly Jones did—and years of a deeply imperfect marriage followed. Now living in London and working in a charming bookshop, the free-spirited Jilly is perfectly content with her newfound independence…until she meets a dashing naval officer who sparks her longing for a real happily ever after.

IS NEW LOVE IN THE FORECAST?

Captain Stephen Arrow is just home after years of service, and he’s in no hurry to give up his hard-won freedom. The meddlesome bluestocking Jilly Jones is exactly the kind of woman he doesn’t need…But there’s something about her that keeps drawing Stephen back to the

 bookshop. With her sparkling wit and understated beauty, she seems like a surprisingly real match for Stephen. But will a scandalous chapter in Jilly’s past stand in the way of their heated attraction? For this bachelor, nothing is impossible…

 “Impressive…engaging…vivid.”—Publishers Weekly*

“Delectable!”—Julia Quinn

 

 


Product Details

  • File Size: 497 KB
  • Print Length: 425 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0312374038
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; 1 edition (April 26, 2011)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004OA63DU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #390,136 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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92 of 105 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
With six new romance books having come out yesterday, I went out in the morning and bought the three I thought I would like the best and was so excited to get started ... Ms. Kramer's was the first one I read and I was unbelievably disappointed. Stopped at p22 yesterday and then decided to pick it up and quickly finish it today so I could PBSwap it. I honestly could barely finish the book and had to skim through parts, which is something I rarely, rarely ever do.

The characters - supporting and main - seemed more like caricatures of themselves than anything approaching three-dimensional people. Everything - their gestures, words, actions, feelings - seem exaggerated and the book ends up reading like a parody. This was especially true for the secondary characters, with Otis in particular driving me *absolutely* crazy.

I didn't find Jilly and Stephen at all engaging, but rather flat. Within the first two pages we're told by the heroine how unbelievably handsome and desirable the hero is - though she will of course resist, unlike every other female in the galaxy, because she's made of sterner stuff - and within the first six pages the hero has the hots for the heroine and has decided to pursue her. Surprise, surprise, Jilly doesn't resist very well and by p20 is wanting to "eat him up" because he's so delicious looking. Way to stand your ground Jilly! Despite the numerous mentions of the other's hotness and physical attraction, the chemistry between the two of them is negligible and the romance scenes are lackluster.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring with a chance of not finishing... May 24, 2011
By rondapc
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm sorry! I normally LOVE Kieran Kramer's work - but this one just didn't do her talent justice. I wouldn't be surprised if she wrote this when she was in college and just decided to take a chance with publishing it since she's had such success these days. Not a good idea.

Jilly Jones is a cute character. I too have always dreamed of owning a bookstore. But the story was just not real and the characters quite silly. Throughout the book they talk of propriety and society's rules and the do's and don'ts...yet she has her father's former valet living with her in one of rooms of this bookstore. Even with her rooms on the upper level, this would have ruined her reputation and ruined her business.

The story begins with her already in her bookstore set up with her father's former valet - someone who reminds me of Carson Kressley (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) with his wild bejeweled shoes and jackets. It doesn't really go into details of her marriage and why she left her husband. Living in the house just down the street from her bookstore is a retired Captain Stephen Arrow who is just home after years at sea. He is living like the typical bachelor with loud parties at night and women in and out at all hours.

Jilly comes across as prudish almost at first, but suddenly just a day or so after making his acquaintance, she decides to accept his invitation along with her friend (father's former Valet) to his house for a play of some sort. Once there she seems to just lose her mind and acts as ridiculous as the rest of the men. An odd scene and out of character for her so it would seem and did not flow with the rest of the story.

They go about trying to save the street since it's considered a bad luck address and have one catastrophe after another.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not As Good As I Had Hoped May 22, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I totally agree with Justine69. After reading the description of Cloudy With A Chance of Marriage I was really anxious to read this book. To me the writing was hit and miss. Some of the story was funny and then some really didn't make any sense at all. It was a real effort for me to get through this book. Really disappointed because I thought this would be a good one.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing... June 19, 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I was really sad about not liking this book. I loved the first two and truly looked forward to this one. The concept itself is not terrible: Bookstore owner with a hidden secret, trying not to fall in love with the handsome neighbor, and at the same time, make the neighborhood a better place. Good start. The biggest problem I had were all of the sub-plots that were happening here. In addition to Jilly's big secret, there were other couples falling in love, annoying family members of the hero who make mischief for the hero, house problems, finding an old diary, financial troubles for the whole street, annoying old battle-axe across the street with secrets of her own...etc, etc. I could go on. There wasn't enough focus on developing the relationship between the to main characters. It felt like a circus. I can only hope that the next one is better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 9780312374037 July 18, 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Why is it, I wonder, that you can absolutely love a certain book by an author, but the next one you try is just so-so? That's what happened with this book. The previous one by this author was most enjoyable, and I happily gave it a 5-star rating. This one should be 2½ max, but that's not allowed, so I'll be generous and round it up to three this time around.

First off, the characters are nowhere near real-type people - they're all cardboard. And the setting? Excuse me? London is known for its fog, but to think one particular, rather short street in Mayfair has more than its share? And the language these people use - it's so contemporary, it wouldn't be one bit out of place in a modern-day story. The premise could have been interesting, but it's so infused with silliness as to be mostly just boring.

Jilly Jones, the heroine of //Cloudy With A Chance Of Marriage// deserved to find herself in a much better story, as did the hero, retired navy Captain Stephen Arrow. Too bad neither of them were so lucky!

Reviewed by Kelly Ferjutz
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Kramer Kraver - 2
Old stories written by dead authors can be just as good to read today as they were in the past. Reading about Regency England is my favorite time period to enjoy. Read more
Published 10 months ago by suekar
4.0 out of 5 stars Arrow is my favorite out of the Bachelors
I love that heroine owns a bookstore and doesn't like the antics of Captain Arrow and his friends. She tries to make the neighborhood a better place to live on. Read more
Published on July 16, 2012 by Melody May
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
Cloudy with a chance of Marriage by Kieran Kramer
Jilly is on her own, with her bookstore on a dreary street in England. Read more
Published on February 1, 2012 by Jbarr5 (julie Barrett)
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful tongue-in-cheek Regency
Absolutely, positively a full 5 stars!

Having never read anything by this author or any of the other entries in the Impossible Bachelors series, the title alone made me... Read more
Published on October 2, 2011 by The Escape Artist
1.0 out of 5 stars urgh
I bought this because the title was cute and I had just watched the by far more entertaining movie of similar title though vastly different subject matter Cloudy With a Chance of... Read more
Published on July 14, 2011 by Anne with an e
4.0 out of 5 stars :) Good read
I found this author on Facebook and after reading through some of the reviews, wasn't sure that I would like it. There seems to be a mix of positive and negative feedback. Read more
Published on July 8, 2011 by Nichole
1.0 out of 5 stars dreary depressing, adulterous tale
This book was a huge disappointment. The tale revolves around numerous women who have been porrly treated and betrayed in numerous ways by their spouses. Read more
Published on June 19, 2011 by pico
4.0 out of 5 stars RATING:4.5! ANOTHER MUST READ HISTORICAL ROMANCE! CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE...
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MARRIAGE by Kieran Kramer is another exciting historical romance set in Regency England. Read more
Published on May 22, 2011 by April A. Renn
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, Sweet, and Delightful
I can't believe there are people who didn't love this book! I've become a huge fan of Kieran Kramer in the past few months. Read more
Published on May 16, 2011 by Jessica McKelden Cave
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More About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Kieran Kramer currently writes fun contemporary romance for St. Martin's Press. A former CIA employee, journalist, and English teacher, Kieran's also a game show veteran, karaoke enthusiast, and general adventurer. She lives where she grew up-in the Lowcountry of South Carolina-with her family. Find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and at www.kierankramerbooks.com.

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