Review: A Lady Most Willing… by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, & Connie Brockway

Publisher: Avon (December 26th, 2012)
Paperback: 384 pages
Source: Goodreads/Avon
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Novel in Three Parts;
During their annual Christmas pilgrimage to Scotland to visit their aged uncle in his decrepit castle, the Comte de Rocheforte and his cousin, Earl of Oakley, are presented with unique gifts: their uncle has raided an English lord’s Christmas party and kidnapped four lovely would-be brides for his heirs to choose from …as well as one very angry duke, Lord Bretton. As snow isolates the castle, and as hours grow into days, the most honourable intentions give away to temptations as surprising as they are irresistible.

(Spoiler alert; though it’s pretty obvious who ends up with who, just so you know I will be talking about each couple!)

Okay. So going into this book, I took it with a grain of salt that of course it’s all about love at first sight! And with that in mind, I loved it.

Uncle Taran Ferguson decides he’s tired of waiting for his nephews to find brides and secure the family line, so he gathers up his clan and goes and scoops up a few potential brides (along with one accidental kidnapping) from the ball and hightail it out of there in the Duke of Bretton’s carriage, with the snoozing Duke inside (oops). With everyone trapped by a snowstorm, like the romancing begin.

Miss Catriona Burns – without name or fortune (clearly someone make a mistake) – that was her description. How could I not love her? And Bret (the Duke of Bretten) is just plain lovable. They’re just utterly adorable together. Julia Quinn’s humour shines right through with this couple and had me giggling all over the place. Definitely my favourite couple of the night. Next came Byron, the Earl of Oakley and Miss Fiona Chisholm, the elder of the two Chisholm sisters. They’re more of the quite couple, the one that just sorta happens but you can see definitely see why they’re meant for each other. This was actually my least favourite, but only because there was too much plot and needed more than the 100 and some pages to really get anywhere. Last but not least was Robin, the Comte de Rocheforte, and Lady Cecily Tarleton, the impoverished comte and English heiress. They were definitely the love at first sight couple but of course there’s always a few obstacles to jump over. It’s actually super cute to see the girl doing some of the seducing as Robin tries to resist Cecily (for her own good of course), but true love always has a way of prevailing. Oh yes and there’s Miss Marilla Chisholm, the younger. Bonniest lass in Scotland. Also most annoying (and foil to the heroines). Yes, she did annoy me a lot.

All three authors does a fabulous job and as a book in three parts, it all blends nicely together. Overall, a bubbly and  entertaining romance, sprinkled with humour and adorableness, perfect for cozying up on a cold winter’s night. If you need a fun holiday historical romance, this is a winner.

{*Thanks to the publishers and Goodreads for the ARC (and my sister who won it, but didn’t have time to read it yet so that meant I got to read it first).


Find Julia Quinn:
Website | Goodreads

Eloisa James
Website | Goodreads

Connie Brockway
Website | Goodreads

Purchase the book:

Book Depository | Barnes & Noble | Indigo

Author: Cyn

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  2. Awesome review and I so agree about Cat and the Duke they were adorable!

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