MY FAIR SPINSTER
SERIES: The Spinster Chronicles #4
GENRE: Historical/Regency Romance
PUBLISHER: Phase Publishing
RELEASE DATE: October 1, 2019
The Spinster next door…
Grace Morledge is a failure. Or so her father believes, as she is unmarried despite her many advantages. In his mind, Grace must have significant flaws to be a spinster, and something must be done about them. To her mortification, he demands she be fully examined and all her flaws recorded. And the man he chooses is the worst possible candidate of all.
Aubrey Flint, Lord Ingram, has known Grace since childhood, but he never anticipated Lord Trenwick demand he examine her for flaws. How can perfection have faults? Reluctantly, he accepts the assignment and finds far more than he bargained for, as perfection becomes more and more tempting.
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Before I get to my review of My Fair Spinster, I want to take a minute and review Spinster and Spice as well. Oh how I loved Izzy and Sebastian – as a couple and as individual characters. Sebastian has a tender side when it comes to his sister and, as it turns out, Izzy. I loved their secret work together – and how Sebastian’s side of it played a sweet role in settling their major spat at the end. It was very romantic and made me a little teary, in fact. They’ve got some delicious banter and some breath-stealing kisses too, not to mention a brief and really footsie scene & a very swoonworthy hand holding scene during a party that had me searching for my trusty fan! Oh… and when they sneak out of a soiree because they just have to kiss eac other – after exchanging heated & longing glances across the room? Where’s my freezer?? Has anyone seen it? 😉 The depth of their feelings for each other is very well-written, and I also loved the aspect of helping Izzy – and Kitty – find their true voice and stand up for themselves. It did drag a bit in some places but overall this is a delightful, sweet romance between characters you’ll cheer for. (4 stars / 4+ KissingBook Level!)
As for My Fair Spinster, it didn’t hold my attention quite as well as its predecessor. While I could readily relate to Izzy in Spinster and Spice, I had a more difficult time finding common ground with Grace. The hero Aubrey, on the other hand, I loved. He’s charming and sweet and a man of honor. And can I just say that I adore introverted heroes? The flirty rogueish ones are lots of fun, too, of course and I definitely don’t want all my heroes to be introverts but there is something refreshing about the occasional quieter, steadier hero too. At the same time, Aubrey isn’t boring. He’s witty, intelligent, and compassionate – and Grace with her playful side and father-struggles brings all his humor and protectiveness out of him more than anyone else. (STRAWBERRIES…that’s all I’m gonna say.) Their level of comfort together adds a lot to their friends-to-more romance, and of course we get some really swoony moments too!
Also of note – the Spinsters and their circle of friends. I really love these characters and their friendships. Each one is interesting and layered and, even when it’s not “their” story, they all contribute in some way to the plot flow and character growth/development. Plus they’re just a lot of fun to hang out with 🙂
Bottom Line: While I liked Spinster and Spice better, My Fair Lady is also sweet and swoony with great characters and a tender romance. Witty banter, delicious kisses, and breath-stealing romantic chemistry are also highlights – as is our hero, Aubrey. Grace may be more difficult to readily relate to, given her perfection (that apparently no one can see but Aubrey and her friends), but she still has her strong points to be sure. The loose association with My Fair Lady (as you might deduce from the title) had some unique twists, mainly in Grace herself, and I loved that take on this familiar story. It drags a bit in the middle but makes up for it in the end – an enjoyable way to spend a weekend!
(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received via SLB Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)
My Rating: 4 stars / Enjoyed it!
KissingBook Level: 4 / keep those fans and fainting couches handy
Reviewer’s Note: Readers may want to be aware that there is some mild cursing scattered throughout this book. I would still consider it a clean read, though.
Rebecca Connolly writes romances, both period and contemporary, because she absolutely loves a good love story. She has been creating stories since childhood, and there are home videos to prove it! She started writing them down in elementary school and has never looked back. She currently lives in the Midwest, spends every spare moment away from her day job absorbed in her writing, and is a hot cocoa addict.
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