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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Review: His Lordship’s Vow by Cheryl Bolen


Print Length: 107 pages
Published: (August 16, 2016)

From Goodreads.com: Bereft of beauty as well as fortune, the exceedingly plain Miss Jane Featherstone has failed to attract any suitor during her three Seasons. Rather than be a burden to her brother and his obnoxious wife, Miss Featherstone vows to accept the first man who asks—even though she's always worshipped a lord who's far above her touch. . . 

Lord Slade must marry an heiress in order to honor the deathbed vow he made to his father, and he needs Miss Featherstone's help in wooing her beautiful cousin. After her initial anger, Miss Featherstone agrees to his scheme, telling him she's doing so because she admires his Parliamentary record of humanitarian legislation and his reverence for truth. But the more he's with the two cousins, the more attracted he becomes to Miss Featherstone. What's a man of his word to do? Break a vow to a beloved father—or follow his heart with Miss Featherstone?



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My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

I wish this would have been longer than a novella. To me, it felt as though I didn't get a chance to really understand these characters - and honestly the entire story felt rushed. 

I have read longer novels from this author - and all of them were exceedingly well done, which is why this one was a bit of a disappointment. Now don't get me wrong, this did leave me with a "warm and fuzzy feeling" upon finishing it, and I thought the ending was done nicely and in a way that tied everything up for the reader, but I wanted MORE. 

I wanted there to be more of a build-up between the characters leading to the choices they made at the ending, I wanted there to be a longer romance than what we were presented with (for example how two characters fell in love without it seeming rushed). I think if this had been a full length novel it would easily have been a five star read. 

Overall, I would recommend this to people who enjoy a sweet romance and are looking for a quick read. 

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 His Lordship’s Vow is available from Amazon.com

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