"Never A Bride" Review


"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

My Review:

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

Setting: 4/5

Romance: 4/5

Uniqueness: 4/5
Cover: 4/5 (I like how she's looking away-always thinking about the killer!)
Writing: 4/5



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!

7 comments:

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

This sounds sooo good! I love the cover too!

XOXO~ Renee

Blodeuedd said...

I know, I was a bit hrmpf about the kissing part when he got upset, but it was the time. What a silly time, and I liked the drama :)

Jena Lang said...

Great review. I've never read this author before, but this book sounds really good. I'm adding it to my must-read list.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Thanks, Renee, Blodeuedd, and Jena!!

Renee, I think the cover is adorable! And it's true to the story.

Blodeuedd, he was so exasperating, but we know it was just jealousy plain and simple :)

Jena, you should give this one a try!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I don't know about this bloke. He sounds weak (for the reasons you mentioned). Thanks for the awesome review.

thebookfairyhaven said...

Gosh, this sounds like such a fun, romantic read. I adore the cover for this one too. Haven't heard of this author before, but am sure I'll be picking up her book soon!

Aisle B said...

Nice about the jealousy kicking in for the kissing. Great review and keeping an eye out for this one :)

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