An Unlikely Countess : A Novel of the Malloren World Paperback
by Jo Beverley
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
- Publication Date: 05/03/2011
- Category: Romance
- ISBN: 9780451232717
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Review by doxiemomx2
An intriguing story. I really liked the characters -- Cate and Prudence. It was a little slow at times and I don't think the issues were fully resolved, but an enjoyable book.
Review by bookworm2bookworm
I reviewed this book for Romance Reader At Heart website:RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS: Jo Beverley knows her craft, and she never disappoints. Her books are not just fun and exciting to read, but they make you feel like you’re right in the thick of things! What a wonderful and unique love story she brings us this time.I found the plot original and unique; the story fresh and engaging. In giving us Cate (Catesby Burgoyne), she has created a character that just melts our hearts. He’s a gentleman and a dutiful son and a hero to our heroine. In rescuing Prudence, he rescues himself, as well. We watch him struggle before and after he becomes an heir to earldom, and we can’t help but root for him.Life for Prudence Youlgrave has not been easy. She’s impoverished through neglect of her brother, and by the time Cate rescues her from a bunch of bad guys, she’s had enough and is planning to take her destiny into her own hands. We cheer her on as she confronts her brother and especially his wife.Our hero and heroine are strong on their own, but together, they’re a force to be reckoned with. Their love story was sweet and tender, and I liked that the author took the time and care in developing a true and genuine relationship between Prudence and Cate. Ms. Beverley took no shortcuts with this story. This romance felt real and not rushed. Also, it was much, much fun catching up with Diana, the Countess of Arradale, as she puts in a cameo appearance.If you’re looking for a love story that will warm your heart and give you the “fuzzies”, look no further than AN UNLIKELY COUNTESS.Melanie
Review by KaiaRose
This book started-out great, and then fizzled about 1/2 way through. Also, the lovin' scene did not seem to fit the book, but was rather an insert. Still, the characters had great chemistry and I enjoyed the book.
Review by dianaleez
Had to slog through the first third of this slow-starter, then things picked up.Lots of stock characters, the ol' 'should I tell?' romance premise, but likeable major characters nevertheless.Surely Jo Beverley has her computer programed to write romances like these, however, there are far worse out there.