September 2, 2010

Review: Much Ado About Marriage by Karen Hawkins

New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins’s first historical romance, originally titled ONE LUCKY LORD and written as Kim Bennett, has been rewritten to tie into both her "MacLeans" series and her new "Hurst Amulet" series.

Fearless English earl Thomas Wentworth scoffs at failure, trusting in the legendary Wentworth luck to safeguard his spy mission to Scotland. But a single encounter with saucy Scotswoman Fia Maclean turns Thomas's mission topsy-turvy. All-too-innocently entangling him in his enemy's trap, the beautiful Fia gives Thomas no escape but to marry her. But Thomas doesn't know just what he's marrying into. With an ancient amulet in Fia's possession, she wields even more power than her sharp tongue and quick wit. Her cousin, Douglas Maclean stole the magical amulet from the White Witch, Maeve Hurst, and gave it to Fia for safekeeping. But now, with Fia in London with Thomas, the amulet falls into the hands of Queen Elizabeth. Thinking it will be safe in the queen's hands, Fia leaves it be and focuses on bedeviling her newly betrothed!

Reading this entertaining romance is a great way to spend a weekend.  I devoured the entire thing only stopping every now and then to go to the bathroom or get something to eat.  It's a must read for historical romance fans.   

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Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
August 31, 2010
400 pages
$7.99 US

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free from Pocket Books.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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stacey said...

I English earl and a scotish woman that should be a fun read. and can i say that cover of your book is to tie for I mean he is Hot!!

debbie said...

I like historical romances. It sounds really good.

cheryl c said...

I really enjoy historical romances, and this one sounds like a great story. Plus, I love this cover!

April O'neil said...

this sounds so good i believe i have books to go with this one hehe

throuthehaze said...

I love the cover! This sounds like a great read.

CherylS22 said...

I can't wait to read this one & that sure is a great cover! Thanks for the review.

Lisa R/alterlisa said...


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Bethie said...

I love historical romances. Looks like this one is for me.

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clynsg said...

One of my favorite genres--always willing to add another good book to my TBR pile.

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maria pena said...

cant wait to read

Anonymous said...

I like historical romance too!

lgm52 said...

Sounds entertaining!

Becky said...

That is one nice cover..haha

m7c57 said...

I always enough a romance novel from the front cover to the back cover!