I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Kiss Me Sweetly by Cecilia Gray
on February 1st 2017
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
A brand new series from the author of The Gentlemen Next Door, praised for being a "delightful Regency romp… in the spirit of Georgette Heyer."
Meet Bridget Belle—the Bookish Belle—her head full of mischief and ideas. Unlike her sisters, she has every intention of marrying a storybook hero. Someone romantic and passionate—just like her.
Meet Benjamin Abernathy—the sensible duke's son—his head firmly on his shoulders. Being the rational one amongst his friends has seen him through school and the war. But it will take more than reason and logic to win a battle of wits against Bridget.
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ABOUT THE KISS A BELLE SERIES
Five supportive sisters.
Five friendly gentlemen.
Five stolen kisses.
Everyone has kissed someone, but who has kissed whom?
Secrets of the past will become very much present as arrangements are made and proposals fly in this charming, Regency-style series. While all of the stories can be enjoyed as standalones, you may want to read them all. Books 1–3 occur concurrently and can be read in any order; Books 4 and 5 follow respectively.
Book 1: Kiss Me After
Book 2: Kiss Me Darkly
Book 3: Kiss Me Sweetly
Book 4: Kiss Me Softly
Book 5: Kiss Me Again
Bridgette, the second of the five girls. The bookish Belle! I knew I would love this one because I already love Bridgette. Although she does some things that even I had to raise my eyebrows at!
She is known to steal books but when she overhears Benjamin Abernathy talking about a book that needs to be destroyed, she makes it her ambition to find the book. Sadly, Benjamin tells her that the book has some rather untoward information in it, but she does not listen.
While absolutely loving everything about her, I found her need to read all books, even a journal, a bit below her. This is the only book where I had to struggle with her desires and I had to remind myself the times that she is in. Even so, I found it completely unladlylike (for the time) behavior.
Of course, Cecilia Gray’s writing is impeccable, so even with having a bit of a disliking for the things that Bridgette kept deciding to do, the plot was amazing. I never found myself wanting to put the book down, even if I did want to admonish Bridgette a few times. She is strong willed, like her other sisters, and will stop at nothing to get her hands on books, especially those that she is not “supposed” to look at. Which I did love about her.
Benjamin, much like the other men in these books, is rather interesting. He has a lot going on in these few years but somehow is able to keep a smile on his face. Most of the time.
Very easy read! Like all of these in this series. I loved every word, even as I was wincing at Bridgette’s choices!
|Overall:||4.8 / 5|