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2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
Fun, sweet, and steamy, What Not to Bare was a lovely historical
I loved the twist on Beauty and the Beast this took. We have "The Abomination" and "Mr. Gorgeou...
I loved the twist on Beauty and the Beast this took. We have "The Abomination" and "Mr. Gorgeous." I loved how it was done. It was fun and sweet and made this book even better.
Charlotte was a fun heroine. She has her own way of doing things and that hasn't gone so well in Society. Her rather eccentric (read: terrible) taste in dresses has earned the the nickname "The Abomination." But, what I loved about her, is that she just kept doing as she pleased, uncaring of what anyone else thinks of her. I really liked her. She was a wonderful character.
David has been judged by his looks his entire life. And, not it the way that's usually meant. He's been seen as just a pretty face, meant to just stand there and look pretty. But, he wanted to be more than just a face and he's spent years proving his full worth. And, earned himself a nickname while doing his work in India. "Mr. Gorgeous." Well, he was certainly gorgeous. But, he was also sweet, clever, and just wonderful. One thing is specific that I appreciated about him was that he didn't keep secrets from Charlotte. That usually gets romance heroes in trouble, but he had the sense to avoid it. I adored him. He was a perfect hero.
The romance was lovely. Charlotte and David were super sweet together. They weren't ones to hide their infatuation and it was so adorable. And, of course, the steaminess was off the charts. They certainly had sparks flying between them. Even though they don't go all the way until near the end of the book, the heat level was always up. I thought these two were a wonderful couple.
The plot was fast paced. I was hooked the entire way through. This book was so much fun to read, with the with, the humor, and the horrible dresses. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was perfect.
What Not to Bare was a fantastic historical romance. I really loved this wonderful read. It was fun, light, romantic, and just amazing. Lovers of romance, this is a book you definitely need to read.
*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review
posted by WorldsCollide on October 17, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
This book started out to be amusing and witty, but changed into
posted by 17544821 on January 21, 2014Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 25, 2014
It was an one time read book. The pace was sometimes slower than
It was an one time read book. The pace was sometimes slower than I would have liked.
I was not crazy about the premise of the character making herself unattractive on purpose and the repeated mentions of how handsome the hero was. I understand building a "brand" by being different, but it just didn't sit well with me. It seems that a character so intelligent would have found something else to make her stand out. Again, to me this premise was not very believable. The other issue I had with the book was that her friend , knowing how "bad"her fashion sense was asked to fill in and write her column on her behalf. Really? There was no post back then? Would you really risk your reputation by asking someone (even your best friend) who's skill set is lacking to write a column on your behalf?
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Posted December 2, 2014
My first book by the author
This author was suggested to my by sabrina jeffries. She didnt suggest this book, but since this was the first....well, i like to be sure i am reading in order, if there is one. I giggled at a good amount of the inner monologues. I agree with another reviewer that i got tired of the "ulgy" female references and the beautiful male lead. I rather enjoyed the change in the sexual scenes that she provided with the male self gratification. Over all, probably agree that this is a one and done type of read. I much prefer ms jeffries' books. But, i guess i should have actually read the one she told us to. Dont know if i want to buy a second one of this author....maybe i will when im in a book pinch and there is nothing else new that strikes my fancy at the time. Overall...liked it def did not love it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.