Review: The Summer Bride by Anne Gracie

Review: The Summer Bride by Anne GracieThe Summer Bride (Chance Sisters #4) by Anne Gracie
Series: Chance Sisters #4
Published by Berkley on July 5th 2016
Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Romance
Pages: 320
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From the award-winning author of The Spring Bride comes the conclusion to the quartet about four sisters, four weddings, and a bride for every season...
Fiercely independent Daisy Chance has a dream and it doesn't involve marriage or babies (or being under any man's thumb). Raised in poverty, she has a passion and a talent for making beautiful clothes. Daisy aims to become the finest dressmaker in London.
Dashing Irishman Patrick Flynn is wealthy and ambitious, and has entered society to find an aristocratic bride. Instead, he finds himself growing increasingly attracted to the headstrong, clever and outspoken Daisy. She's wrong in every way, except the way she sets his heart racing.
However, when Flynn proposes marriage, Daisy refuses. She won't give up her hard-won independence. Besides, she doesn't want to join the fine ladies of society, she wants to dress them. She might, however, consider becoming Flynn's secret mistress. . .
But Flynn wants a wife, not a mistress, and when Flynn sets his heart on something, nothing can stand in his way. .

Review:

This was such a cute read! It definitely made me all giggly and put a smile on face.

The last of the 4 Chance “sisters”, Daisy never intended to get married. Instead she wanted to be the top dressmaker of London. Flynn, our charmingly roguish buccaneer of a hero, wants to marry a aristocratic lady to help his standing. But gosh-darn they made the more adorablest couple.

“Something botherin’ you, sweetheart? I thought you liked flowers?”

“Don’t call me that!” I’m not your sweetheart!”

“Something botherin’ you, my little hedgehog?”

I love that Daisy and Flynn have a super wonderful friendship. You really get to see why they get along so well and there’s such cute banter. Romance wasn’t really in the picture for neither of them. But damn did I love it when Flynn had his moment of clarity and realized the perfect girl for him was there all along.

A friend who was also a lover?

He was a blind great eedjit.

Daisy was pretty determined to not marry, so it definitely took a lot of convincing. I did like that Daisy want to be independent and make something for herself, but I also felt bad for Flynn who kept feeling like he was second to her dress shop. But you gotta love a hero who doesn’t give up and just keeps chipping away.

“I might have lost the first round, but I’m not yet ready to throw in the towel.” He gave her a swift smile. “I’ll be back. I don’t give up that easy, Daisy-girl.”

Did I mention how much I adore Flynn?

“Thought you left already.”

He prowled towards her. “Forgot something.”

“What?” She looked around, but could see nothing left behind.

“This.” He took two long steps and hauled her into his arms.

Overall, this was a fun and sweet read. Who doesn’t love a sassy and passionate heroine and a swoony hero that’s determine to charm? This is the last book in the series, though you don’t need to read the previous one, we do get to see the other sisters and their guys, which is always fun. I will always love Freddie Hyphen-Hyphen, as Flynn likes to call him.

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Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

13 Comment

  1. This sounds lovely and like a book I’d really enjoy. I have read any Anne Gracie but I’ve been wanting too. Adding to my TBR!

    1. It’s such a sweet read! I hope you enjoy it!!

  2. Ooo Cyn this sounds wonderful. I have never tried this author. Do you think this would be enjoyable as a standalone? Or will I lose some of the magic in the build up?

    1. She’s totally worth checking out! And this one works as a standalone!

  3. Woo! It really was a fun one. I loved that they were friends as well and yes just smitten with him 😀 I was sad to see the series end but glad it ended on such a good note.

    1. I really like the friendship aspect, too! Agree, happy that ended on a good note, sad to see it over.

  4. Cyn!!! I am definitely going to bump this on my TBR pile because of this line:

    “Something botherin’ you, my little hedgehog?”

    BECAUSE WHY NOT?! I LOVE banter and this sounds like there is a lot of them!

    1. Oh, and I forgot to add that I love reading about non-aristocratic couples! 🙂

    2. YEEEEEEEEEEEEES! DO IT!! It’s so cute!
      And I love non-aristocratic couples, too!

  5. oh I just love those books that put a smile on your face. Anne Gracie does that for me every single dang time haha!!! Glad you liked this one so much.

    1. Yes, yes! This book I think is my favourite (though Winter Bride is a close second!).

  6. I love the sound of this! The quotes are wonderful and I have a feeling I might really enjoy the humor and those dialogues. It’s a perfect beach read, which is precisely what I’m looking for. Thanks for the lovely review!

    1. It would totally be a great beach read! Adorable and funny (:
      Thanks, Maja!

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