When Harry Met Molly by Kieran Kramer {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 1 December, 2014 by Amanda / 8 Comments

When Harry Met Molly by Kieran Kramer {Amanda’s Review}When Harry Met Molly by Kieran Kramer
Series: Impossible Bachelors #1
three-half-stars
Also in this series: Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right, Cloudy With A Chance Of Marriage, If You Give A Girl A Viscount
Genres: Historical, Regency, Romance
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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He's always been a player.

Dashing Lord Harry Traemore is perfectly content to live out his days in the pursuit of pleasure. But when he's named by the Prince Regent as one of society's "Impossible Bachelors," Harry is drafted into a ribald romantic wager. The rules of engagement are scandalously simple: The bachelor whose mistress wins the title of "Most Delectable Companion" gets to remain unmarried. Harry is utterly unconcerned about his status...until his latest lightskirt abandons him.

Who will win this game of love?

Enter Lady Molly Fairbanks. Harry's childhood friend—actually, "foe" is more like it—is the most unlikely companion of all. She's attractive but hot-headed, and in no mood for games. Besides, what could the self-indulgent Harry possibly know about what makes a woman delectable? It's time for Molly to teach him a lesson once and for all...but will it lead to "happily ever after"?

Delightfully unbelievable, in a lovely way.

Thoughts on When Harry Met Molly

So here’s the deal: I was prowling the shelves at the library when I picked up one of the books in this series, read the back, and instantly knew I had to read this series.

Because the synopsis made a play on the lyrics from Single Ladies by Beyonce. And I smiled, looked at the titles, laughed, and grabbed every book in the series. When Harry Met Molly was the first one.

The setup of this book is ridiculous, but in a rather lovely way. It’s meant to be amusing, and it is. Outrageous and not believable but fun. And when it comes to historical romances, I like them fun.

Also heady and sexy, but there’s a place for that here too.

I liked Molly. She got a rather crappy deal, having to be a false mistress to her childhood foe (good thing his kisses helped change her mind, amirite?), but she truly applied herself to winning over both the bachelors and their mistresses.

Harry I was more dubious about. Of course, that made his character development more fascinating to watch, especially as we get to know him better. There was a moment I wanted to smack him, but then all was better.

(There were a lot of “then”s in this book too, but rather than finding it too annoying, it seemed to lend itself to the playful style. Looking forward to the rest of the series.)

three-half-stars

Filed under: ESR: 7, Review: Amanda,

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8 Responses to “When Harry Met Molly by Kieran Kramer {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. It’s good to see you starting at the beginning on a series for once, Amanda! Mind you, you probably wouldn’t be here if you hadn’t jumped ahead, so there you go. I love all things Beyonce, and a lot of the elements you mentioned in your review have a way of bringing a smile to my face. What’s not to like??

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads.

    • I know! I got lucky all the books were available at the library (and I had the foresight to look up the order on Goodreads before I started). I like when that happens.

  2. A big YES to the romantic setup of this book Amanda! I’m a sucker for a relationship with a bit of antagonism, and that seems to be how things start out here given they’re childhood “foes”. Can’t wait for your thoughts on the next book, I think this might be a fun series for me!

  3. I saw this book come into the library where I work a few years ago, and couldn’t help giggling about the title. I haven’t read this book, but I’m thinking I should. I love my romances fun, too! They are always my favorites, which is probably why I love Julia Quinn so much.

  4. This sounds like one I need to pick up pronto! I love when a romance doesn’t take itself so seriously and that’s not so easy with historicals. Actually I am fairly sure I have this one somewhere. (I’m hoping to get to more of my own books in 2015!)

    It sounds like such a fun read, I’m going to need to move it up near the top of the list. Thanks for the review!
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    • Yes! Also yay! to reading more of your own books! I tried to do that this year, but ended up back at the library reading historical romances like this one. lol. :D

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