Series: Marriage Mart, #1
Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on May 7, 2013
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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Her Timing Couldn't Be Worse...
Miss Eugenia Talbot's presentation to the queen is spoiled by a serious faux pas—the despicable William Grant made her laugh, right in front of Her Majesty. Now Eugenia is ruined and had better marry—someone, anyone—at once...
And His Couldn't Be Better...
Roguish William Grant has never taken anything seriously in his life. Until he meets Eugenia Talbot, who makes him feel and do thing he never thought he would.
Now Eugenia's great sense of humor and kindheartedness may be her undoing, unless William can help her find a husband. To his surprise, that's the last thing he wants to do...
Reviewed by Chanel Chancey
Wedding in Springtime is a light enjoyable read. This story will take you deep into the heart of England’s ton, where a reputation can be demolished by a single wayward tongue or instance.
Ms. Burrow’s eloquent writing brings the reader through each scene with vivid sensations of a life so enclosed that it feels as if you’re a fly on the wall present during the most private moments of some of Englands most elite families. With the added threat of Napoleon’s war on England, a spy attempting to encroach and steal secrets from the duke, the hero’s best friend, it creates a fresh dimension.
Eugenia (Genie) is a vivid heroine that I liked immediately; she comes into the tight knit ton and takes it by storm, but not in a good way. I have to admit after reading this story, I would rather be a commoner than to live by the elitist’s rules, these were some cruel shallow people.
Grant is a great hero, a well-known rogue who most women have given up hope of ever trapping into marriage. He enjoys the reputation and lives up to it. Imagine his surprise at realizing that he is falling for a young inexperienced debutant who challenges him at every turn.
Grant and Genie’s relationship moves at a perfect pace, bringing with it a clear understanding not just the two, but of the supporting characters. One secondary character that I thoroughly enjoyed was Penelope, the Duchesses’ assistant. She is full of life and made this story even more vivid.
The story flowed so easily that before I knew it I’d finished the book. Highly recommend. If I were to suggest a drink while reading this novel, I would suggest a glass of port while listening to Air by Johann Sebastian Bach