Now this novel is a little different. Three historical romance authors have come together to write
The Lady Most Likely by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Connie Brockway
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Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife - so his sister hands him a list of the very best young ladies on the market. And then, because he refuses to tear himself away from the stables where he trains Arabian racehorses, she invites all those ladies to a house party, along with some other bachelors, of course.
So who will Hugh choose? The Botticelli-esque, enchanting Gwendolyn? The outspoken, delightful Katherine? If he doesn't work fast, he'll lose those ladies to his closest friends, and then where will he look for a wife? Perhaps, just perhaps, toward a lady who's not on a market at all, and would require a great deal of persuading . . .
Fabulous! A story in written in three parts by three well known Historical Romance authors.
Hugh has a brush with death that makes him revalue his life and decide it is time he settled down. Not an easy task when he spends most of his time in the stables with his prized racehorses.
He asks his sister to write a list of eligible ladies, only to find that the season has ended and he has missed the boat or dance as the case may be.
His sister has the answer, a weekend house party inviting all the eligible ladies she has chosen a few men to even out the numbers.
Hugh is brilliant with horses but does not find it so easy to understand the ladies. As the ladies on the list as peeled off one by one but other bachelors at the party, Hugh decides he must find a match.
He finds love with a lady not on the list and falls completely. Will it work out?
This novel is brilliant. I was expecting a gentle regency romantic tale, which I do enjoy, but this one can only be described as a regency rom-com. It had me giggling away and could rival Bridget Jones any day.
The weekend fun and frolics kept me entertained right to the very last page. Such a shame the weekend came to an end.
I particularly enjoyed the surprise that Georgina found with Hugh. Naughty but very funny.
I understand there may be a sequel. I do hope so. :)
5 out of 5 for me!
Thank you Piatkus for a review copy. This did not influence my review in any way