Title: His Very Convenient Bride
Author: Sophie Pembroke
Publisher: Harlequin Romance
Release Date: January 6th 2015
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Overall I really enjoyed the story. The characters are well crafted, likeable and with just enough back story, so that their reaction to a given situation makes sense. The story – a young woman, deciding to step into her sister’s place, in an arranged business marriage – is far-fetched, but entertaining, and delivered in a charming way. Up until the end of the book, after drama, and tension occurred, the book was well paced, an emotional rollercoaster ride, exactly what I hope for in a romance novel.
The part that kept me from giving it five stars though, was that at the very end, the Author rushed the happy ending somewhat, not enough to make it seem like she was running out of material, but just enough to be a little disappointed.
In short, if the Author works a little on her endings – and I mean, just extending them a little, for a better flow – I would have called this one of the best traditional romance novels I have read in a while.
Side note: This novel is tame in comparison with its contemporary peers. If you are looking for more steam of the physical nature, this is not your book. I personally think, this book did fine without the detailed description of love-making.
This book was made available to me, via NetGalley, in turn for an honest review. Thank you.