Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Book Review-When Harry Met Molly

When Harry Met Molly
Impossible Bachelors (1)
Kieran Kramer
St. Martins
Published Nov 2010
411 Pages
Regency Romance
ISBN: 978-0-312-61164-4
Dashing Lord Harry Traemore is perfectly content to live out his days in the pursuit of pleasure. But when he’s named by the Prince Regent as one of society’s “Impossible Bachelors,” Harry is drafted into a ribald romantic wager. The rules of engagement are scandalously simple: The bachelor whose mistress wins the title of “Most Delectable Companion” gets to remain unmarried. Harry is utterly unconcerned about his status…until his latest lightskirt abandons him.

Enter Lady Molly Fairbanks. Harry’s childhood friend -- actually, “foe” is more like it -- is the most unlikely companion of all. She’s attractive but hot-headed, and in no mood for games. Besides, what could the self-indulgent Harry possibly know about what makes a woman delectable? It’s time for Molly to teach him a lesson once and for all…but will it lead to “happily ever after?”

Lord Harry is enjoying his contented life of pleasure and not having the pressure of getting married and living up to the obligation of family. When Harry is named by "Prinny" as one of society's Impossible Bachelors,  he is then drawn into a wager, forced by the Prince Regent himself, to have the most Delectable Companion, and whoever wins the title gets to remain unmarried. Lady Molly, planned on going to Gretna Green to get married, because she has no other alternative other than be a spinster, but then at the Inn on their way to Scotland...he abandons her with Harry's (childhood foe) mistress. Harry then convinces her since they were both abandoned, that she become his fake mistress and if they win then he will aid her in finding a husband in London. But what begins as a silly wager turned into a love affair that may lead to a happily ever after for the both of them....

The Hero (Harry Traemore)
Harry, even though he is saved from being forced to marry as he isn't the oldest of the family, has always felt not loved or appreciated by his father, but his relationship with his brother makes up for some of it. Harry has no wish for matrimony, having seen it turn into something that will just make you miserable in the end. But then when Harry becomes desperate, and convinces Molly into this scheme of his, he never thought that it would be one of the most adventurous and surprising periods of his life to that point...and that she will be the one to break the ice around his heart.

The Heroine (Molly Fairbanks)
Molly, is determined to free herself of her current life by eloping with Cedric, even if he is a bore, atleast she wont remain a spinster.  Her father wasn't around much and sent her to a school which she abhorred more than anything, and Molly craves freedom and a chance at love.  Then she is abandoned and has not much choice to accept Harry's proposition, but never knew that this road she has taken would lead her to true love....

My Thoughts 
When Harry Met Molly is the first in this series by Kieran Kramer. This is the first that I have read from this author, and I just love discovering new authors. I did acquire this book at the library, and I am so glad that I did. At first it was a little challenging to get into the book, but once I had read a few chapters I was totally enthralled by the story, that I had a hard time pulling away. There was such a fun and carefree feeling to this book. The characters were delightful, sparring and playful but from the very beginning you can tell there is a connection between them. Overall a Delicious and adorable delight!!!! 

My Favorite Quote 
Molly could hardly breathe when Harry put his lips on hers. He pressed her back against the door to her bedchamber, sliding his hands up the door to pin her between his arms. It was a delicious trap she had no desire to escape.

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms

Other Books In the Series 
Dukes To The Left Of Me, Princes To The Right
Cloudy With A Chance Of Marriage
If You Give A Girl A Viscount 


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