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June 29, 2011

Review of The Other Countess

The Other Countess
I actually had this book for the past two months, but had no time to read it :/ so I picked it up two days ago..and here is my review.....

The Summary:

England, 1582

Ellie—Lady Eleanor Rodriguez, Countess of San Jaime—possesses a worthless title, but her feisty spirit captivates the elite of the Queen's court—especially the dashing new Earl of Dorset.

William Lacey, Earl of Dorset, has inherited his father's title—and his financial ruin. Now Will must seek a wealthy bride and restore his family's fortune. If only he hadn't fallen for the beautiful but penniless Ellie ...

Sparks fly whenever Ellie and Will are together, but circumstances—and the conniving interference of others—threaten to keep them apart.
My Review 
        I am usually a sucker or Historical fiction...especially if they are romance :) but For some reason, i wasn't able to get into The Other Countess. I figured it was the slow  introduction of the book.  When you begin reading, i felt the book didn't have a cohesiveness with the main plot, and you weren't hit with any sparks...if one should say...till about almost 100 pages in. This in my opinion slowed down the book and brought it down for me :/ . 
         What i really liked about was the character development, and how the Female lead was not the weak princess in distress, but she was strong willed. Will i found was a great guy..not the cutest, smartest out there, but he isn't bad :) 
             This is a great Romance, especially due to the time period ;)....but after reading so many great Historical Fictions, this one felt short for me. I would probably read the rest of the series, hoping it gets better, plus i kinda want to know what happens to the Will and Ellie later on in the series....sorry i want to say something but it would ruin the book...
               This is a good pass time read, not the best out there but its not horrifying :) . I would suggest most people to read it, and if you haven't read historical Fiction i have a feeling you would like it :)  I would give this overall 2 out of 5 stars...maybe 2.5 stars :) 

this book comes out in July! 
~fishy >0 

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