Pages: 384 pages
Challenges- 100 Books In A Year 2012, Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge 2012, Romance Reading Challenge 2012
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Grace Burrowes is quickly joining my list of favorite romance authors. She never fails in writing an amazing romance. Never. Seriously, if she writes a novel that I don't love to bits and little pieces, I will be shocked. This one was no different. I loved it.
Louisa reminded me of my favorite heroine in the series, Sophie. She had that same spirit about her. She did not have one obnoxious or Mary Sueish moment. That is a rarity. She had an independent spirit about her that I really liked. She was not willing to bow to other's expectations. Also, she's a math wiz--completely foreign to me but I do love a brainy heroine who doesn't feel bad about being smart. Joseph was a treasure of hero. At first, I wondered if I was going to like such an unassuming hero because I am used to (and prefer) the louder style of rakes and rogues. But I pretty much immediately fell in love with him because he is just that much of a good guy. He's genuinely a good guy--kind, generous, and completely accepting of Louisa. I wish I could find more heroes like him.
I loved just about everything about this book. Usually, I come away with some sort of criticism but I couldn't find anything that I would change. Joseph and Louisa were a refreshing couple. They had such a sweet and normal relationship. There was no overblown drama between them and that, somehow, made it all the better. The lack of angst was surprisingly perfect. I tend to like my drama in romance novels so it's actually kind of surprising that I liked the lack of it so much. I also absolutely loved Joseph's daughters. I would have no problem at all reading a book about them terrorizing Louisa's brothers. The small glimpse of that in this one was worth the price of admission.
Needless to say, I am waiting on pins and needles for the next book which looks to be equally amazing.