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A Groom of One's Own (The Writing Girls) Mass Market Paperback – June 29, 2010
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The hero is boring. We are told repeatedly how honorable he is. He is constantly pulling the heroine off for trysts, but would never consider breaking his betrothal. He just appears spineless rather than honorable. We are given extensive back stories for the hero, the heroine, even the hero's fiancee's mother, which are supposed to make their actions seem plausible, but instead are just annoying. The heroine is likable enough, too bad she's stuck in such a bad book. Then there is the "big secret" being hinted at, sorry, but by the time it is revealed, I just didn't care.
So many details struck me as ridiculous or just plain wrong: The hero's fiancee is the daughter of a duke, and her mother invites a "popular newspaper" to participate in wedding planning and report all the details - ridiculous. The heroine, who is a "writing girl" for the newspaper, is invited to society events - ridiculous again. The hero (a duke), his mother and prospective mother-in-law (duchesses) are referred to as Lord and Lady over and over - wrong. Ironically, the author includes a note at the end about the historical basis for "writing girls". Too bad nothing else seems correct.
In the year since her disastrous wedding, she has worked on a wedding column. While she likes the writing aspect of the job, she still ends up nervous at each and every wedding until the bride makes it all the way down the aisle. On any given Saturday she can end up attending as many as two or three weddings in the same day. Then she is assigned to cover the wedding of Cassandra and Brandon. An assignment that both becomes a joy and a curse as it's attraction at first sight when she sees Brandon and sparks fly. But since he's already taken, there really is no place for that attraction to go. And he can't possibly do that to his fiancee and not just because it could humiliate her but the fact the bride's parents really need the wedding to happen as they are broke and have only just enough money left to keep up appearances.
When Cassandra his wife to be falls for the prince of Bavaria after seeing him at another wedding, things look like they could look up for Sophie and Brandon.Read more ›
For the Weekly, Sophie covers the wedding of the Duke of Hamilton Brandon to Lady Clarissa, daughter of the Duke of Richmond. She would like to beg off because she is very attracted to the groom, but must attend if she is to keep her job. To her amazement the Duke appears to want her and to both their shock, the bride seems more interested in a foreign prince. However, the quartet is all honorable people so no one will take that critical first step to disentangle the wrong pairings into the loving relationships.
The first Writing Girl's Regency romance is a screwball comedy of errors that feels like combining Sheridan's The School for Scandal with a 1930s madcap movie inside a regency romance. The story line is fast-paced throughout as the quartet dance to love but with the wrong partners. Maya Rodale provides a wonderfully zany historical with three other Writing Girls to go.
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I enjoyed reading this book from the first to the last page. It really had me captivated. I will be buying more books by this author.Published 1 month ago by DONNA F
Love this author....she can be relied upon to give me the fluff that I crave when I need it. And it's usually very well done. This book was no exception. a fun read.Published 3 months ago by Grace Boucher
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Note: this review is based on an audio edition of the book.
Carolyn Morris is a wonderful narrator and this is the first time I’ve had the pleasure of hearing her. Read more
I really enjoyed this read. the characters are fun. I liked that the other woman was so likable and you end up with more than one romance in the book. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Megan
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