Saturday, 20 September 2014

Review: The Groom Says Yes by Cathy Maxwell

He had a noose around his neck and a price on his head...

Sabrina Davidson, dutiful daughter, avowed spinster, thought she'd secured a place for herself in Aberfeldy society—until her hard-earned acceptance of her fate is challenged by the arrival of Cormac Enright, Earl of Ballin, trained physician, soldier of fortune, and convicted felon.

A prim and proper miss was the last thing he needed...

Mac is determined to clear his name, but first he has to find the man whose testimony sentenced him to a hangman's noose. Of course, Robert Davidson is missing and protecting Mac is Davidson's daughter, the most entrancing, frustrating, beguiling, stubborn woman Mac has ever met.

And it doesn't help that he has already tasted her kisses. Or that he has found in her a passion for life and adventure to rival his own.

Mac has turned Sabrina's world inside out—but what will happen when he leaves?

ebook, 384 pages
Expected publication: September 30th 2014 by Avon

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Avon via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is September 30, 2014.
Every so often a book comes along that I have to remind myself that I promised that I would give my 100% honest feedback.  This is one of those stories and unfortunately I was not very fond of it but I must be true to my promise and say so.

It was not the writing that fell short for me, it was fine, but the story that did.  The concept of an attraction between an escaped convict and a "proper" lady should have been a good one.  A period love story is something I usually enjoy however this story was somewhat lacking from the beginning.

There seemed to lack some character development with the characters of both Mac and Sabrina.  I simply could not find myself invested in either one and as a result the entire story.  Little was known about Mac aside some brief narrations about his family and past and Sabrina was simply annoying.  Instead of a strong personality with conflicting emotions she more seemed to be a snob. 

The physical aspect that occurred between Mac and Sabrina in my mind was completely unrealistic.  I can't think of a single female out there would be in the situation that Sabrina found herself in without so much as a conversation with Mac.  I so want to rant about this however that would require giving spoilers which I do not do.  Anyone who reads this will know what I mean.  In all honesty this is where the story lost me.

There you go.  I gave a truthful review.  It is only my opinion however it is what it is.  Although it was not for me it could very well be someone else's cup of tea.  I almost wish I knew others who read this so I would have the opportunity to discuss.

About the Author

CATHY MAXWELL spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, "Why do people fall in love?" It remains for her the mystery of life and the secret to happiness.

She lives in beautiful Virginia with her children, horses, dogs, and cats.


1 comment:

  1. Hmmm... It's hard to give a negative review of some book... I have given only one yet and I hope I don't have to do it again! Great review!

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