Series: Impossible Bachelors #1
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
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.)