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Posted January 20, 2011
Great concept with with consistent twists to keep the reader interested.
In this corner we have Hugh Theodore Dunne, earl of Briarly who is in need of a wife to produce an heir. In the other corner you have Hugh's sisters ready to make this happen and devising a list of prospective candidates. Which leave two other corners of potential women of merit who can become his wife with each of them having their own story to tell.
Lady Georgina Sorrell is a widow who plans to stay that way until she meets the match of love she has searched for. Gwendolyn Passmore who is the stunningly beautiful belle of the Ton and the envy of every eligible female. Lastly there is Miss Katherine Petyon who tries to hard to be everything everyone wants and displays her displeasure with a flair for the dramatic this side of diva.
Hugh was to pick a wife based on their qualities that most match his beloved horses in that they are strong, reliable and willing to be tamed. He has friends who provide other advise and in fact move in on his potential candidates while Hugh is concerning himself with which horse is the best match for a race instead of wooing his potential brides.
A house party was never this much fun before and trying to see at the end of each story who will be left standing is fascinating.
This book is fun and the stories so entertaining and well written you find it hard to believe this was not written by one author instead of three. The chapters continue with a consistent theme and ensure the reader can keep the ebb and flow of the stories. While some parts may seem a little too well revealed this book regardless is so charming and the characters endearing you will soon forget any small flaws.
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Posted March 12, 2011
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Posted December 31, 2013
Apologies for mistaken review.
Due to a glitch I posted my review for another book (The Hazzards of Huntington a Duke) below. I will give this book the average rating and will attempt to fix the error.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 14, 2013
I really enjoyed the three shorter, intertwined romances. This left me with a nice "feel good" and a great way to unwind at bedtime. Only the third story got a little silly because of the heroine in the third story, but overall I liked that story too. As a whole I would give the 1st story 4.5 stars, the second 5 stars, and the final story 4 stars.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 26, 2013
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Posted March 11, 2013
It was OK.......................................................
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The Kate and Neil part of the book brought it down a star.
Posted January 31, 2013
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Posted July 25, 2011
Posted August 2, 2011
How could people like this book?! I get that its a novella but it was too fast paced and too staged. The love relationships in this book was a waste of time. Someone told me not to buy it and I didn't listen. I wasted 8 dollars unfortunately.
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Posted April 30, 2011
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Posted March 6, 2011
Three fun and sweet romances!
Lady Finchley, the sister to Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, decides to throw a party at her country house inviting the most eligible young ladies. Hugh has decided that it is high time to get married after recently being close to death. He has asked Carolyn to help him find a suitable wife. Carolyn not only plans to match make for her brother but for her best friend Georgina too, who was widowed young. Not two, but three couples find love at this country party.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I don't usually read anthologies but this one caught my eye with the great list of authors participating. I really liked that all three stories were related by taking place at the country party and involved all the same characters. There are three distinct couples who find love at this party. I am not going to go into specifics because part of the fun of reading the book is discovering who ends up with who.
I felt that the stories flowed seamlessly together to where I would not have been able to identify the different authors if not for the labeling at the top of the page. I did however feel that the character Hugh's personality went from mildly appealing to greatly appealing by the end of the story. I like the direction the author's took his character and I enjoyed his romance the best. I thought all three stories were fun to read, but not overtly exceptional. This anthology is just a nice way to pass the time and I enjoyed the three sweet stories.
Posted January 22, 2011
the story line was well thought out, and the first part of the book kept me reading; but the rest of the book took ever ounce left in me to finish.
i really loved the story itself, but the writing was deplorable. i couldnt keep along with the second part of the book, and the last of the book i had to push myself to finish.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 19, 2011
THE LADY MOST LIKELY. is a delicious and decadent read that pleasures all the senses.
Set in Regency England THE LADY MOST LIKELY. is about an irresistible handsome horse-mad earl, Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Brairly. He's decided it's time to take a wife and beget an heir after being kicked in the head by one of his beloved horses. He is sore to see the Earldom slip into the hands of his slimy slinky cousin. There is one small hiccup. He hasn't a clue how to go about obtaining a wife. Buying, housing, feeding and training Arabians are his cup of tea. So who do you turn to when searching for a bride? Help comes in the way of his loving and devoted sister, Lady Caroline, who only want to see her happy. Lady Fincley has a plan. Take one house party and a list of the most available, interesting and beautiful bells will do. Guest list includes: the reigning beauty the season, Miss Gwendolyn Passmore along with always out spoken Miss Kate Peyton and the one woman whom has vowed to never marry again. To make things and give her brother a run for his money arriving on the scene war hero Captain Neill Oakes and the notorious and terribly eligible and Lord Braily's closest friend, new Earl of Charters Throw in house party games, dances, 'do you love your neighbor' dinner game, add in a birthday surprise and this is one house party you don't want to miss. Avon Books has taken three of today's leading ladies of historical romance and created a phenomenal three part novel, "THE LADY MOST LIKELY." New York Times bestsellers Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Connie Brockway had this reader up until the break of dawn. Readers this is a can-not-put-down-burn-your-fingers have to read book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 5, 2011
Posted December 31, 2010
A DELIGHTFUL,ENTERTAINING HISTORICAL ROMANCE WRITTEN BY THREE AUTHORS!
THE LADY MOST LIKELY by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway is a historical romance set in 1817 London. It is a novel in three parts written by three different authors, who continue the stories. It is well written by all three authors. This is an entertaining story of love, and romance where the writing of three authors continues to flow between all three authors. It has wit,romance, sweet sensuality,matchmaking,a house party of potential brides,and finding true love. Hugh, handsome, a Duke, a horse trainer,loves stables, would rather be knee deep in horse manure than at a house party.He has decided he needs a wife after nearly dieing due to a kick from a horse he was training and realizes life is short and without a wife and heir, his estate would go to a third cousin.So he encourages his sister to have a house party, and make a list of potential brides. So she does, including her best friend, Georgina, who is widowed and been around Hugh all of life, but does not want to remarry. What begins as a simple plan turns into three stories of love, romance, determination,wit,humor and three marriage matches. This is a delightful story, sure to entertain the most avid historical romance reader by these three authors. I would recommend this book especially if you enjoy historical romance at its best.Matchmakers watch out, things does not always turn out as you plan. This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publisher and My Book Addiction and More.
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