Series: Impossible Bachelors #2
Also in this series: When Harry Met Molly, Cloudy With A Chance Of Marriage, If You Give A Girl A Viscount
Genres: Historical, Regency, Romance
Most women would not be pleased to be labeled a spinster. But Lady Poppy Smith-Barnes isn’t most women. In fact, Poppy has invented an imaginary fiancé, the Duke of Drummond, to deter unwanted suitors. A very useful fellow, this duke, until the real Drummond turns up and uses Poppy’s ploy to trap her in a betrothal.
A good spy flies below the radar. Which is why being named one of the Prince Regent’s “Impossible Bachelors” is so inconvenient for Nicholas Staunton. Every society female will be out to ensnare him. Nicholas needs a fiancée—and Poppy’s ruse is the answer. How could he have known she’d be a brazen, sensual siren with an irresistible taste for adventure? Now nothing less will do than to convince his fiery Poppy to revoke her spinster status…for good.
Remarkably similar to the first book.
Thoughts on Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right
While circumstances and characters are different than book 1, When Harry Met Molly, Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right was remarkably similar.
I’m not sure how I feel about this.
I adored Poppy, even though she had that tendre for Sergei (who was obviously all wrong). Of course, Nicholas’s kisses go a long way of convincing her to look at him… just like Harry’s kisses convinced Molly. Huh. (Probably not in my favor that I read the books back to back.)
Anyway. For being an impossible bachelor, Nicholas wasn’t very much of a bachelor. o.O But! I liked him and Poppy together, even though he seemed a little… lost at times. (Is that a good way of explaining it? Probably not. But he was forever placing duty above everything else.)
The shenanigans those two get into together was amusing, however. Poppy’s friends were awesome. And there were plenty of fun twisty twists (totally a thing) at the end that I didn’t see coming. Except… except, just like When Harry Met Molly, the big climax happens in the ballroom.
Hmmm. I still don’t know how I feel about the similarities between books. But as for thisbook, it was good. Ridiculous and fun. Perfect for a Saturday afternoon when you need something light and fluffy to escape into.