The Lady Most Likely Author:Eloisa James, Connie Brockway, Julia Quinn Three of the brightest stars of historical romance invite you to a party at the country home of the Honorable Marquess of Finchley — Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife, so his sister hands him a list of delectable damsels and promises to invite them -- and a few other gentlemen -- to her country house for what is sure to be the... more » event of the season.
Hugh will have time to woo whichever lady he most desires . . . Unless someone else snatches her first.
The invitation list includes:
The horse-mad but irresistibly handsome Earl of Briarly
The always outspoken Miss Katherine Peyton
The dashing war hero Captain Neill Oakes
The impossibly beautiful (and painfully shy) Miss Gwendolyn Passmore
The terribly eligible new Earl of Charters
The widowed Lady Georgina Sorrell (who has no plans to marry, ever)
And your hostess, Lady Carolyn Finchley, an irrepressible matchmaker who plans to find the lady most likely . . . to capture her brother’s untamed heart.« less
Something about this book was just a little off (for me) but I can't quite put my finger on what it is? Otherwise it is a cute little love story but doesn't stand out from all the others there are out there, which for me is some what disappointing since I usually love Julia Quinn's humor and the way she weaves a tale that you want to read more than once.
While I enjoyed most of this book, there where a few things that I was disappointed in...mainly the ending. It fell a bit flat IMO. This was a 'sweet' book with very little in the way of sex and no tension or conflict to speak of. There were a few humorous bits but not like you would expect from these three authors. And I was sort of left wondering what happened to Octavia Darlington, the Earl of Charters sister.
Since it was a 'must read anything by these authors' kind of book for me, it was a good thing it was a fast read. I gave it 3 out of 4 stars.
Lady Finchley, the sister to Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, decides to throw a party at her country house inviting the most eligible young ladies. Hugh has decided that it is high time to get married after recently being close to death. He has asked Carolyn to help him find a suitable wife. Carolyn not only plans to match make for her brother but for her best friend Georgina too, who was widowed young. Not two, but three couples find love at this country party.
I don't usually read anthologies but this one caught my eye with the great list of authors participating. I really liked that all three stories were related by taking place at the country party and involved all the same characters. There are three distinct couples who find love at this party. I am not going to go into specifics because part of the fun of reading the book is discovering who ends up with who.
I felt that the stories flowed seamlessly together to where I would not have been able to identify the different authors if not for the labeling at the top of the page. I did however feel that the character Hugh's personality went from mildly appealing to greatly appealing by the end of the story. I like the direction the author's took his character and I enjoyed his romance the best. I thought all three stories were fun to read, but not overtly exceptional. This anthology is just a nice way to pass the time and I enjoyed the three sweet stories.
Loved this. It's an anthology that doesn't read as three seperate stories, but as one that continually flows from beginning to end. The poor hero (at the beginning) is hoping to secure a wife after an accident almost kills him. In the process, the women from his "list" are snatched up by others. While its a bit predictable and not as developed as a regular novel(it is an anthology) it's intersting to see the different perspectives of the different heros and heroines all wound up in one story. It's also nice to see the different writer's spins as each unfolds.
Definate recommendation for a light read.
Eh...it's not bad? Less than a day after reading this, I barely remember the characters, which is never a good thing. I thought the first story was cute, the second annoying (hero as chaperone/guardian is so forced - even for a romance novel), and the last touching. The biggest problem was that some of the characters were not completely consistent throughout - particularly the character of Hugh - so I found it difficult to get into the story without ignoring what had come before. Not a good read, but not a terrible one; it has a permanent resting place in the Sea of Forgettable Novels.