The Lady Most Likely...

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The Lady Most Likely is a historical romance anthology with a delightful difference. For the first time ever, New York Times bestselling romantic fiction superstars Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway join forces to produce a novel in three parts. Readers are cordially invited to a party at a grand English country manor at the height of the Regency Era, where the bachelor Earl of Briarly hopes to find a suitable wife—The Lady Most Likely—from among the unspoken-for female guests.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062037411
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 44,961
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Julia Quinn started writing her first book one month after finishing college and has been tapping away at her keyboard ever since. The #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen novels for Avon Books, she is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and is one of only sixteen authors ever to be inducted in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family. Please visit her on the web at

Eloisa James is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author and professor of English literature, who lives with her family in New York, but can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. She is the mother of two and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight. Visit her at

A New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two novels for Avon Books, Julia Quinn is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James is a professor of English literature who lives with her family in New York but can sometimes be found in Italy.

Connie Brockway, the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two books, is an eight-time finalist and two-time winner of the RITA® Award. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and two spoiled mutts.

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The Lady Most Likely... 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 276 reviews.
The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
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.
KayLynnIN More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! I'm a big fan of Julia Quinn books, and the other authors meshed wonderfully.
rdh123 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
fast read. $1 from library
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Super sexy, funny, charming and romantic - I actually read this ebook on my phone in a day and got incredibly annoyed as people kept interrupting me at work...oops. :DHighly recommended!
thebookbabe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm not a Julia Quinn fan, nor do I like Eloisa James - love Connie Brockway. That said, I have to admit that 1 out of 3 just doesn't cut it for me. Glad this was a library CD audio loan, I never would have spent good money with anything with the name Quinn or James on the cover, but I wanted to see how a Regency historical would translate as an audio book. Meh. Think I'll stick to one-author titles. Only 7 discs but it seemed to last forever.
dasuzuki on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is my first time reading a book written as a collaboration by three authors. I imagine writing a book with one co-author is hard enough but it must be hard to pull off a book with three writers without jarring transitions. I absolutely love Julia Quinn so I had to pick this one up. It's my first read from Eloisa James and Connie Brockway although I do have a few Eloisa James books on my shelves. While this wasn't a blow me away book it was a sweet read.My favorite romance was that of Gwendolyn and Alec and it didn't surprise me when I found out that this story was Quinn's contribution to the book. I loved Alec's sweetness in trying to help his sister out when she feels out-shined by Gwendolyn's beauty. I really felt badly for Gwendolyn since despite how beautiful she is and how many suitors she has she is still extremely shy. I was also sad for her when she is snubbed by the other girls because of their jealously and because they mistook her shyness for snobbiness. The only character that I really disliked was Octavia, Alec's sister. I know she was upset over Gwendolyn getting so much male attention but she came across as a real b*tch which I can't imagine helped her chances with the gentlemen.Katherine and Neill also had a very cute story line but I really didn't care for Hugh and Georgina's story line. I just did not click with Hugh and I can't imagine why Georgina would be so in love with him. Horses are obviously his passion so I would have expected him to end up with a woman who was also horse mad. I also found Georgina's character a little confusing. At first she comes across as this sweet, kind hearted female but she admits at one point the most memorable part of her marriage to her first husband was how they would make fun of the people around them. I might have missed it since I was not really into their story but it would have been nice to see how or why she realized this was catty and not the type of person she wanted to be. Still I felt the other two romances made this book a nice to read but more likely to be a borrow from the library rather than buy.
reesa00 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was very excited when I heard that this was a book written by three authors; however, this book is not much different from many historical anthologies I've read centered around a house party. The only difference here was that this book was not divided into three separate stories. If you approach this book as an anthology, you're enjoyment will be greatly increased because you will expect several shorter romance novels with limited character development.That being said, this was an enjoyable book with interesting characters and plot lines and those who enjoy Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Connie Brockway will like this book even though it is not the best effort of any of these authors.
historicalbooklover on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Something about this book was just a little off (for me) but I can't quite put my finger on what it is? Otherwise it is a cute little love story but doesn't stand out from all the others there are out there, which for me is some what disappointing since I usually love Julia Quinn's humor and the way she weaves a tale that you want to read more than once.
barefootlibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Julia Quinn's name drew me to this book and for the most part I was not disappointed. The three authors combined to write one connected novel, which flows remarkably well. The first couple seemed the most rushed, while the second two sets evoked more sympathy and connection. Since it is three stories woven into one, you don't get to spend a lot of time with any one character, but all are satisfying. A good, fluffy read to fill a Saturday!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Connie Brockway's way of spinning a tale.
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Tiffany_Dover57 More than 1 year ago
I checked out the audio book from the library. The narrator was superb. It wasn't quite what I expected. There were a plethora of main characters and in the beginning I had difficulty keeping everyone straight.  This story was a bunch of sweet love matches made during a summer party. Each couple had a unique flavor to their interactions even though they all knew each other very well or at least knew of each other.  Really, what can be better than a bunch of happy endings all at once? I bet much enjoyed this book and will be looking for more from Julia Quinn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book! Three stories in one Book!
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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.
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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.
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LadyScarlet More than 1 year ago
Great read from great authors. Read it for the Stable scene alone!