The Lady Most Willing
by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie BrockwayPublished by: Avon Publish Date: December 26, 2012 Genre: Historical Romance Source: E-galley provided for review via Edelweiss My Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars Blurb from Goodreads:
Step into the glittering world of Regency and prepare to have your hearts warmed by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Connie Brockway…
During their annual Christmas pilgrimage to Scotland to visit their aged uncle in his decrepit castle, the Comte de Rocheforte and his cousin, Earl of Oakley, are presented with unique gifts: their uncle has raided an English lord’s Christmas party and kidnapped four lovely would-be brides for his heirs to choose from …as well as one very angry duke, Lord Bretton. As snow isolates the castle, and as hours grow into days, the most honourable intentions give away to temptations as surprising as they are irresistible.
The Lady Most Willing is a refreshingly new style of novel. Instead of three separate stories, three authors wove together one novel, written in three parts. Instead of one overall romance, there are three romances featuring a Duke, an Earl, and a French Comte (and their perspective ladies). The Ladies, and the Duke, had been kidnapped by a Scottish Laird determined to marry off his nephews. After the abduction, the ladies and the men are snowed in the castle. Attractions form and antics abound in a light-hearted and entertaining novel.
I found The Lady Most Willing to be a very enjoyable read. It is fast paced and entertaining with multiple couples snowed in together. The attractions and the romances developed very quickly. It wasn’t always instant-love, but it was pretty close. Some of the couples paired up so fast, it was a little tough to believe.
Even though I would have liked a bit more development and depth to the individual romance stories, the book was overall a cohesive story. With three separate parts, they all blended well together to create a well rounded novel. I was able to discern the different authors, but each story complimented the others.
Overall, The Lady Most Willing is an entertaining, light-hearted read. This book is a nice book if you are looking for a happy, fun romance read.