Thank you Dorothy from Pump Up Your Book for the chance to read and review The Reluctant Bridegroom by Arabella Sheraton!
Book Review by The Girl Who Reads for Pump Up Your Book
If you’re in the mood for a clean romance novel, then The Reluctant Bridegroom is the book for you! It’s got plenty of twists, a great happy ending, and a couple of characters who come into their own!
The Reluctant Bridegroom first came out on the 10th of April, 2015. It’s the 6th book in the series An Authentic Regency Romance. It’s 208 pages long, making it a short read. The book was self-published by the author, which means if you’re a fam of supporting solid indie authors then Arabella Sheraton is one for you!
Regency romance is one of my favourite genres! It’s fun and pretty with a happy ending, and just enough drama and twists to make it interesting! That being said, certain tropes can be done to death and smut is generally the way to go as well as the heroine’s point of view! Of course, these are just my observations, and I may not have read enough to have these opinions, so feel free to correct me! This is why I liked that we focused on the earls point of view and not Miranda’s! I also did enjoy the cross-class friendship that Miranda had, which is something not often depicted! Miranda’s father was one of my favourites because he was so very real; the kind of father that a lot of people have, who tries in his own stubborn way!
While I read this book in one sitting, I do things certain things could be improved! Miranda’s escape and subsequent recover was far too rushed; the author only wrote 208 pages and had space to go into that a little more! It was also highlighted that the earl liked to race curricles and go hunting earlier in the book and I feel like some part of him pursuing his interests should have come up!
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