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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Review: A Lot Like A Lady by Kay Springsteen & Kim Bowman



Print Length: 288 pages
Publisher: esKape Press (August 25, 2014)

From Goodreads.com: Ladies’ maid, Juliet Baines has gotten herself into a pickle by agreeing to go to London and taking the place of her mistress and best friend, Annabella Price, stepsister to the Duke of Wyndham. After all, what does a servant know about being a lady? But Juliet soon finds that pretending to be a lady isn't nearly as hard as guarding her heart against the folly of wanting a man who’s completely out of reach.

Graeme "Grey" Roland Dominick Markwythe, Sixth Duke of Wyndham, approaches his duties as a nobleman with great dedication and meticulous care. And he’s a man who is not easily fooled...except when he tries to convince himself he's not utterly and madly in love with the beautiful imposter who has turned his life upside down. Will society and his responsibilities to his noble  status keep him from opening his heart to the woman he loves?


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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

My Review: Let me begin by saying that overall, I really enjoyed this novel. The plot moved just fast enough that it didn't become stale, but not so fast that it became confusing. I enjoyed the main characters, watching them go from strangers to tentative friends, and finally more was an endearing journey that made the pair seem that much more realistic. Also, I absolutely adored Lord Percy, he added just the right amount of over-the-top comic relief to the story without it being too much, and his friendship with Juliet was one of the sweetest things I had ever seen (plus it gave her ample opportunity to enjoy getting under Grey's skin).

I do have to admit that I was a bit disappointed in the loose ends that were left after the book ended. I found myself wondering what happened to Annabella? Did she eventually find a love of her own? I sincerely hope that these author collaborate again as I definitely wouldn't mind seeing more of these characters. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has NOT altered or changed my review in any way. All thoughts expressed in this review are 100% my own.


A Lot Like A Lady is available for purchase from Amazon.com

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