Thursday, December 4, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Much Ado About You by Eloisa James

Author: Eloisa James
First published in 2004 by Avon
Witty, orphaned Tess Essex faces her duty: marry well and marry quickly, so she can arrange matches for her three sisters -- beautiful Annabel, romantic Imogen and practical Josie. After all, right now they're under the rather awkward guardianship of the perpetually tipsy Duke of Holbrook. But just when she begins to think that all might end well, one of her sisters bolts with a horse-mad young lord, and her own fiancé just plain runs away.
Which leaves Tess contemplating marriage to the sort of man she wishes to avoid -- one of London's most infamous rakes. Lucius Felton is a rogue whose own mother considers him irredeemable! He's delicious, Annabel points out. And he's rich, Josie notes. But although Tess finally consents to marry him, it may be for the worst reason of all. Absurd as she knows it to be, she may have fallen utterly in love . . .
Much Ado About You is another Throwback book that I have mixed feelings about.  I kind of feel like the book was a little all over the place.  It is the first in the series and I guess in a way it has to set the scene for the whole series.  We are introduced to all of the players but I think that was the problem.  There were too many players.  I loved Tess and Lucius's story and I wish the book had focused more on them rather than all of the other sisters.  Overall, the characters were likable.. It will be interesting to see how the other sisters' stories play out later in the series, especially Imogen's.  I liked her the least.

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