Read on April 17, 2014
Synopsis: Ellie Sommers is twenty years old, beautiful, lively and intelligent. She has finally returned to her family home after another long London season. She wants nothing more than to stay in her beloved country town and ride her horses. Enter Robert Blakely, a widower and a true gentleman. He has come to spend Christmas with his long-time friend William, Ellie’s father. Robert has no wish to marry again and is shocked to discover his own interest in the beautiful daughter of his friend. The only problem is that he is twice her age and a widower who has convinced himself he will never marry again.
Bookish things: 60 pages. The cover is stunning. The general feel of this one is very sweet.
There is a handsome, respectable man, while Ellie is a young, stunningly beautiful woman, all virtue and virginal.
Where Ellie’s Gentleman deviates from the recipe is that Ellie is not a dim-witted nitwit who giggles inanely at whatever men say. Nor is she a spineless piece of fluff. She knows what she wants and does not give up on that.
The storyline was extremely quick, I would say bordering on insta-love, but in a short story it’s going to be quick.
I liked the relationship Ellie had with her dad. It was a nice touch.
Ultimately, I liked this book, but wasn’t blown away. It’s a little to safe and sweet for my tastes, but would certainly be suitable for those who prefer the sweet instead of the sizzling romance books.
A few things I noticed:
23% – full stop missing at end of chapter.
30% – wasn’t it close to raining before?!? At 11%
59% – where were these feeling(s) coming…
**Note: I received an electronic copy of this book in return for an honest review**