Thursday, September 26, 2013

Review: Gentlemen Prefer Mischief by Emily Greenwood

Title: Gentlemen Prefer Mischief
Series: Mischief
Author: Emily Greenwood
Read copy: eBook
Published: December 3, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1402276346
ISBN-13: 9781402276347

It's going to take a dash of mischief to bring these two together…

If it hadn’t been for the haunted woods, Lily Teagarden would never have spoken to her neighbor, Viscount Roxham. Known to the fashionable world as Lord Perfect, to Lily he’s a man she can never respect…and the careless rogue who broke her fledgling heart. But sightings of eerie lights among his trees are causing her trouble, and she needs his help.

Intrigued by this prim beauty who was once an ugly duckling, Roxham agrees to investigate, though hardly has he begun when she mysteriously undermines his efforts. The mischief she throws in his path awakens his sleeping heart, just as his touch stirs a passion she can’t accept. But Roxham is the last man to whom Lily would surrender, and it’s going to take everything he’s got to win her love.

My rating:

***ARC provided by publisher through NetGalley***

I tried. I swear I tried, but I just couldn't bring myself to care what happened to the two protagonists. She was annoying as hell, and he came off as an utter idiot. I didn't feel the connection between them, didn't get the animosity she felt toward him...And the plot about the ghost in the woods wasn't appealing, either.

I gave up somewhere in the middle, but read the last few chapters, hoping a good ending might help me change my mind and finish the book properly. Unfortunately I didn't get my wish.

This book simply wasn't my cup of tea.


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