Author: Rachael Anderson
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: September 14, 2021
Publisher: HEA Publishing
The first kiss crumbles her world. The second mystifies. The third unbalances. The fourth sends her reeling. And the fifth –ah, the fifth…
Miss Sarah Meacham has always behaved circumspectly, until an emotional outburst directed at a well-deserved gentleman earns her the nickname of Miss Shrew. As a result, she vows to never trust—or love—again. But when her father decrees that her younger sister cannot marry the man of her dreams until Sarah has secured a suitor of her own, she is faced with a dilemma: Deny her sister marital bliss or feign an interest in the next gentleman to come along, at least until their father relents.
Mr. Ian Collum is no gentleman. A tradesman and newcomer to Brighton, he has been searching high and low for the perfect house. When he at last discovers Ivy Cottage, with its magnificent views, extensive lands, and a large oak tree reminiscent of his favorite childhood escape, he will do whatever it takes to obtain it. Trouble is, the owner of the property will only sell if Ian agrees to court the beautiful and infamous Miss Shrew—a woman as intent on eluding Ian as he is on pursuing her.
Inspired by Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.
First of all I have to confess that I am coveting Sarah’s hair. The cover is gorgeous. The story is fun to read and imagine. I love that it was inspired by Taming of the Shrew. I think Prinny’s reaction to her shrewishness was perhaps the most fun part of the book but there was much besides that to entertain. I’m not generally a fan of violence but it was so well deserved that I didn’t mind it happening and would have clapped had I been there, I think.
I enjoyed the story, the banter, the set up for the plot…It was just a fun read.