Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Seducing Mr. Knightly by Maya Rodale
I just adore Maya Rodale's writing and Seducing Mr. Knightly is no exception! If you have read the previous books in this series, I'm sure you have been eagerly anticipating this story and, for the most part, it delivers. I loved watching Annabelle shed her quiet 'don't notice me' shell (I mean really, her family is just plain horrible to her) and bloom into a daring, courageous woman. Her attempts at seduction are both heart warming and amusing and she shares it all with her readers. Knightly for his part, comes out of his unobservant shell and starts to wonder if he could be the man Annabelle is questing after, which I was happy about. It was not a quick about face but a slow, realistic change and you can see them falling truly in love with each other, past the initial love at first sight. They both want to belong and together they find a way to find that with each other. With how smoking hot the cover is, I was a bit surprised that the heat factor is a bit on the lower side...however, as the story unfolds, it works and in the end, I really wasn't too disappointed. The romance is slower and sweet with delicious sexual tension and the payoff is wonderful. I really did not care for the ending and Annabelle's decision she made but oh, Knightly's attempt to fix it...totally hilarious and swoon worthy! I adored that! A solid conclusion to a fun, sexy series and I am a bit sad that we are saying good bye to these characters. Maya Rodale is on my auto buy list with this series due to her fabulous storytelling filled with charm, humor, sass, characters you can relate too and swoon worthy romance. 4 stars
eARC provided by Avon Books via edelweiss
Can be read as stand alones but delightful in order!