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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Review: Lady Eleanor's Seventh Suitor (The Sutherland Sisters #1) by Anna Bradley


Print Length: pages
Publisher: Lyrical Press (September 5, 2017)

From Goodreads.com: There have been six suitors so far, all vying for the attention—and generous dowry—of the beautiful, elusive Eleanor Sutherland. What does this woman really want? Who has what it takes to melt the heart of the so-called Lady Ice? These are the questions Camden West keeps asking himself. But rather than wait for answers, Cam takes matters into his own hands . . . for he has a secret weapon. 

Cam knows that Ellie’s sister, Charlotte, harbors a scandalous secret—one that could bring ruin to the Sutherland name. If Ellie marries him, Cam promises to keep mum. But is she willing to sacrifice her own happiness for her sister’s reputation? 

To Ellie’s surprise, it becomes clear that Cam doesn’t need her money, nor is he interested in her status. Soon, what begins as a sham engagement transforms into something deeper, and more passionate, than Ellie could have imagined. Is it possible that all Cam truly wanted was her? And is that reason enough to say yes—or is handsome Cam hiding something else? Even for a lady in love, only the truth will do . . .


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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

This story not only set a high standard for this author, but also set up the rest of the series in a way that I can't wait to read! 

The story opens with Ellie catching her sister alone with Cam's cousin. In a position so compromising Cam has the perfect leverage over her. Marry him, or he'll ruin her sister. Where most young ladies of the ton would meekly follow along, Ellie is determined to thwart him at every turn. In fact, it is that very fire and backbone that makes her such an lovely character. I loved watching her stand up to Cam when needed, while still managing to endear herself to his younger sister Amelia. 

The chemistry between these two was very real, when they weren't at odds with each other. I both admired Ellie's courage, and hated her for things she said. I adored her sister, and will admit that I was quite shocked at how the story ended for her. I had envisioned a much different ending, but it was done so beautifully that I will definitely be reading her story. 

But getting back to Cam and Ellie, I will say that there was one plot point, that while I think it was meant to be shocking, it was actually quite predictable. In fact, given what we find out as the story progresses, I'm surprised a clever girl like Ellie hadn't put the truth together herself. 

Overall, I do this novel will appeal to those who enjoy well written historical romance. I would read more from this author! 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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                       Lady Eleanor's Seventh Suitor is available from Amazon.com

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