Saturday, August 3, 2013

Review: The Lady Most Willing by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, & Connie Brockway

Authors: Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway
Publisher: Avon Books
Date of publication: December 2012

During their annual Christmas pilgrimage to Scotland to visit their aged uncle in his decrepit castle, the Comte de Rocheforte and his cousin, Earl of Oakley, are presented with unique gifts: their uncle has raided an English lord's Christmas party and kidnapped four lovely would-be brides for his heirs to choose from well as one very angry duke, Lord Bretton. As snow isolates the castle, and as hours grow into days, the most honourable intentions give away to temptations as surprising as they are irresistible.

The Lady Most Willing is the second collaborative novel from these three great romantic writers.  Each writer dealt with a different couple, but within the same story.  The transitions between writers were seamless, yet each author brought her unique style to their section.  

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  Who doesn't love a story that features, not one, but three love at first sight stories? Over the days that the couples are stranded in the castle together, they find love where they least expect it.  They also learn that appearances and first impressions aren't always accurate.

Out of all the couples, I love Catriona and Brett the most.  Probably because they are the most unlikely couple.  They just meshed well together and were very amusing.  The caber scene was a real laugh out loud moment.  Robin and Cecily were the most heart-wrenching couple.  I didn't like Fiona and Byron much.  If there was ever a case of no communication, it would be this couple.  The one thing that I did wish for was to see how the bonus couple (I'll keep that one a secret) end up together.  I would have loved to see that scene!

I hope these three ladies wrote another novel together.  I know it will prove to be an amusing and romantic read!

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