"Never A Bride" Review
Thursday, September 16, 2010
"Never a Bride"
by Amelia Grey
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: Sep 7, 2010
Source: sent by publisher in exchange for honest review
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Mirabella Whittingham has been waiting six years for her fiance to return to London and marry her. She hasn't exactly been pining away for Camden, Viscount Stonehurst, since she's never met him and the match was arranged by their parents. Until he returns from America, Mirabella takes it upon herself to find her friend Sarah's killer by kissing half of the bachelors in London! Camden has been hiding from his past, but an urgent letter from his mother brings him back to London. He is shocked to find his family in desperate need of funds and that his beautiful fiance has been kissing half of the ton!
I really enjoyed this book, it reminded me a little of the older, fluffy regencies because it wasn't too dark. The only problem I had was that Mirabella continued to be obsessed with finding the killer even when she knew it was dangerous and it was driving away the man she loved. The killer had already taken one life, and Sarah wouldn't have wanted Mirabella to give up her own life because of him too.
There were some really romantic moments between Mirabella and Camden. Their first meeting was electric, I loved it!!
Camden got under my skin sometimes because he had such a lofty attitude about Mirabella kissing other men when who knows who he was kissing for six years in America! But overall, he was very cute and you could tell he really loved Mirabella. We all know he really just had an attitude about the kissing because he was jealous!
Main Characters: 4/5
Supporting Characters: 4/5
Cover: 4/5 (I like how she's looking away-always thinking about the killer!)
Bottom Line:This is a really pleasant, fun read! The book is a reissue of Grey's first regency romance, and I actually enjoyed it more than her recent books!
Posted by Carrie at In the Hammock Blog at 7:49 PM