Saturday, February 15, 2014

Nina Tempted the Lord by Kelly Hunter

I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley and I didn't realize that it was a novella or part of a series.  I rarely read either.

Seven years ago, Nina Monreau left home to pursue her dream as a dancer and a boy.  She ended up with the Night Circus as a performer.  Two years ago, Alexander Carradice joined as the finance director.  Now, Nina's sister Honey is getting married and Nina is the Maid of Honor.  She needs to bring a date.  Alex ends up agreeing to drive Nina home to Bellefleur.  During the road trip, they take their relationship from friends to lovers.  Apparently, Alex has had a thing for Nina even though he has slept around quite a bit in the two years.

I normally read historicals, so at the end of the book when it is revealed that Alex's father has just come into a title, I caught a very glaring mistake that should have been caught by an editor.  Nina's father has just called Alex "Lord Carradice" and Alex explains "It's a courtesy title on account of my father having been recently been made a duke of the realm."  Down the page, Alex explains that "My uncle was the Earl of Dinstable." 

Quite honestly, I didn't like Nina's sister, Honey.  I found her to be the stereotypical Southern Bell.  I kept picturing Scarlet O'Hara.  There was only one sex scene and it wasn't much. 

All in all, I thought this novella to be so-so and won't look to find the others on NetGalley.

I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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