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Rendezvous With A Romance

I love paranormal and historical romance novels. I love talking about books and finding out about new authors and books to read. I also love supporting and promoting my favorite authors.


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Laird of the Black Isle
Paula Quinn
Scandal and the Duchess -  Jennifer Ashley

This short story was ok. Nothing spectacular, but cute. The way the couple gets together was a bit funny; he was so drunk he tripped and fell onto her in front of the journalists hounding her. The ruse of the engagement was a nice plot detail, it kept these two strangers together long enough to come together for real. The antagonist was good; the spoiled stepson who wants nothing to go to his dad's second and much younger wife after the father's death. Where the story falls short with me was how Steven came to decide like possibly the second, maybe the third full day together, that he wanted the engagement real and set out to win her. His falling hard for her so quickly was unrealistic. His back story was good and as a character he was good, but the plot was so abrupt and rushed. I wanted more substance and Jennifer Ashley usually provides quite a bit of substance in her stories. I think this story would have been better if it was longer. In the end the characters were a bit flat. I don't regret reading it, it was sweet and because it was short, it was quick. I'm going to read the Stolen MacKenzie Bride next so I hope a full length novel will be more up to par with what Ashley usually provides to readers.