My Fair Lord (Once Upon a Bride, #1)

My Fair Lord (Once Upon a Bride, #1) Well Bred, Well Dressed, And Well Read, Henrietta, Harriet, And Hero Are Best Friends Who Have Bonded Over Good Books Since Their Schooldays Now These Cultured Ladies Are Ready To Make Their Own Happy Endings Each In Her Own Way.Lady Henrietta Parker, Daughter Of The Earl Of Blakemoor, Has Turned Down Many A Suitor For Fear That The Ton S Bachelors Are Only Interested In Her Wealth But Despite The Warnings Of Her Dearest Friends, Harriet And Hero, She Can T Resist The Challenge Rudely Posed By Her Stepsister Transform An Ordinary London Dockworker Into A Society Gentleman Suitable For The Marriage Mart Only After A Handshake Seals The Deal Does Retta Fear She May Have Gone Too Far.When Jake Bolton Is Swept From The Grime Of The Seaport Into The Elegance Of Blakemoor House, He Appears Every Inch The Rough, Cockney Working Man Who Is To Undergo Retta S Training In Etiquette, Wardrobe, And Elocution But Jake Himself Is A Master Of Deception With Much At Stake Than A Drawing Room Wager But Will His Clandestine Mission Take Second Place To His Irresistible Tutor, Her Intriguing Proposal And True Love I ve given this a C at AAR, so that s 2.5 stars rounded up.The first in her new Once Upon a Bride series, Wilma Counts My Fair Lord is exactly what one would infer from such a title a Pygmalion inspired tale with the principal roles reversed Our Covent Garden flower seller is morphed into a London dockworker by the name of Jake Bolton and our professor is Lady Henrietta Retta Parker, eldest daughter of the Earl of Blakemoor, who is goaded into accepting a wager proposed by one of her sis I ve given this a C at AAR, so that s 2.5 stars rounded up.The first in her new Once Upon a Bride series, Wilma Counts My Fair Lord is exactly what one would infer from such a title a Pygmalion inspired tale with the principal roles reversed Our Covent Garden flower seller is morphed into a London dockworker by the name of Jake Bolton and our professor is Lady Henrietta
Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for sending me an advance copy of this book A regency romance which I found hard to put down It was a good length The storyline was original and had romance and a bit of mystery built in The characters were beli
A reverse My Fair Lady but with a twist _ Lady Henrietta Parker, daughter of an Earl, has turned down many possible suitors that she fears are just fortune hunters Then despite her friends concerns she agrees to a challenge her stepsister poses that she t
4.5 starsWell bred, well dressed, and well read, Henrietta, Harriet, and Hero are best friends who have bonded over good books since their schooldays Now these cultured ladies are ready to make their own happy endings each in her own way .Lady Henrietta Parker, daughter of the Earl of Blakemoor, has turned down many a suitor for fear that the ton s bachelors are only interested in her wealth But despite the warnings of her dearest friends, Harriet and Hero, she can t resist the challenge r 4.5 starsWell bred, well dressed, and well read, Henrietta, Harriet, and Hero are best friends who have bonded over good books since their schoolda
This was one of those unfortunate stories that is fairly forgettable I liked that the author chose to include a spy aspect in the story, even if sometimes it felthistorical spy novel and less historical romance novel I liked the chemistry such as it was between the two main characters, however I do feel like Jake should have beenhonest with her Technically, she does enter the bet under false pretenses, and it would have served him right if her sister had declared her a loser This was one of those unfortunate stories that is fairly forgettable I liked that the author chose to include a spy aspect in the story, even if sometimes it felthistorical spy novel and less historical romance novel I liked the chemistry such as it was between the two main characters, however I do feel like Jake should have beenhonest with her Technically, she does enter the bet under false pretenses, and it would have served him right if her sister had declared her a loser, even though Henrietta herself did not know the truth I did think there were some aspects of this story that were a little too out there to be believable To begin with, I find it very hard to believe that even with him being the third son of a Duke, none of their friends from the ton recognized him Regardless of the fact he had been gone for awhile, someone still should have recognized him I also find it hard to believe that her aunt was so accommodating of her plan Throughout the story, it is repeatedly brought up ho
Rated 3.5 Lady Henrietta Retta Parker usually keeps her wits about her, but when her sister offers up a challenge, Retta has had enough She finds herself accepting a wager she never should have entered into Retta must take a dockworker off the streets and turn him into a gentleman in a few short months If Retta cannot do it, she will lose her most prized possession, her favorite horse Jake Bolton is a little suspicious when a gentleman approaches and asks him to meet with him after work J Rated 3.5 Lady Henrietta Retta Parker usually keeps her wits about her, but when her sister offers up a challenge, Retta has had enough She finds herself accepting a wager she never should have e
I love stories like this, where one person attempts to change another person to help them fit it Obviously this story iscomplicated than that, but it s along the same lines as so many other similar tales My favorite being The Proposition by Judith Ivory if you like this book, go try that one on for size What made this particular story so much fun was that the reader knows the whole time that the London dockworker is actually the son of a duke Exciting times for our heroine, as she I love stories like this, where one person attempts to change another person to h
I liked this book It was entertaining and has good characters I would have given it a five star except for two things First, chapters 16 and 17 are out of order, they need switched Chapter 16 talks of the maid Annie s past and that it won t be held against her, and Jake saving her, and then in Chapter 17 Annie s past is revealed and Jake saves her My second objection to the book, I don t care for sex scenes There is one and I will admit it is not very descriptive, but I feel they are not n I liked this book It was entertaining and has good characters I would have given it a five star except for two things First, chapters 16 and 17 are out of order, they need switched Chapter 16 talks of the maid Annie s past and that it won t be held against her, and Jake saving her, and then in Chapter 17 Annie s past is revealed and Jake saves her My second objection to the book, I don t care for sex scenes There is one and I will admit it is not very descriptive, but I feel they
I enjoyed reading this book, and it was exactly what I was in the mood to read The premise was fun, it wasn t dark or twisted or depressing and it hit the mark on what I was looking for Overall, it was a quick, lighthearted and enjoyable book with well developed characters and a interesting plot. It was a nice read,not very surprising,but fun.My Fair Lord ,is nothingor less,dan a reverseMy Fair Lady with a little twist here and there.At first it was a bit difficult to get in to the story.But I am glad,that I kept on reading.it was fun and well written.If You like receny with a twist fairytaile story.than you can t go wrong with this one.ARC was provided in exchange for an review It was a nice read,not very surprising,but fun.My Fair Lord ,is nothingor less,dan a rev