Wednesday, June 10, 2015

2015 book 144

Mary Balogh's Only a Promise
The latest book in Balogh's Survivor's Club series is more of the same--world-weary war vets falling for sassy/sprightly women (it looks like the next book features the sole woman in the club, which will be an interesting change of pace). I like these books despite their being fairly formulaic, mainly b/c I like Balogh's sassy women so well! The one here has been surrounded by gossip and scandal, none of it her fault, and has retreated to be a guest/companion to her mother's elderly godmother. And then said elderly Duchess' grandson comes to visit, and he's the only heir, and he's being pressured to marry, and the women overhears all this and proposes a marriage of convenience! I actually liked how much of this centered on their families, and of the two being supportive of one another as they dealt with their past traumas. Plus there were a bunch of appearances from Balogh's Bedwyns to round things out. Generally cute/entertaining. B+.

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