|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Cedar Fort 2017|
By Cami Siler, Submitted on 2017-03-17
This book contains four very fun short stories. I absolutely loved reading every single one of them, They are all about love that happens unexpectedly, as the title indicates :) I love how the different authors switched around from the different perspectives of the different characters. So many times I was just thinking, if only they knew what the other person was thinking. Very fun read and I will definitely be reading it again!
By Anonymous, Submitted on 2017-03-14
Such a fun anthology! I am a huge regency fan and love the anthology trend. This collection did not disappoint! Four short stories of marrying out of need instead of love and letting the love grow.
Book #1: Ashbrook Abbey is exactly why I love regency era writing. I am so excited about Heather Chapman's writing with her fresh characters and plot lines. She takes regency and makes it feel new but with the same romantic flair. Loved the heroine, Kate, and the fun development of Ambrose as he found himself through his marriage. Five stars for this one.
Book #2: First Comes Marriage started off great with some new ideas and a plot line with potential but then fell a little flat for me in the end. The climax was lame and the end was very abrupt. It was a very sweet story though that still pulled at heartstrings and kept me reading until the end. Four stars.
Book #3: The Price of Her Heart was my least favorite in the collection. It felt a little bit out of place being a western and I could not get over the grammar. I know that in the wild west there is a stereotype for terrible grammar, but this felt forced and unnatural. Also, the seriousness of the plot line with the lighthearted way it was presented did not seem to fit well. I'm trying to figure out this author's style, and maybe she is too. Worth the read, but a little hard to get through for me. Three stars.
Book #4: Beauty and the Beholder was great! Ashtyn Newbold definitely has a wonderful niche in the regency genre. Like Chapman, she has new, fun, ideas that suck you in and keep you there to the end. Her love story unfolded so nicely and I really loved her character choices. Again, the ending felt a little choppy with a plot twist that didn't quite flow as well as I thought it could have, but still wonderful. Five stars for her.
Great anthology with budding authors that have great potential and talent. Can't wait for more from all of them!