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Friday, June 26, 2009

The Season by Sarah MacLean

Seventeen year old Lady Alexandra is strong-willed and sharp-tongued -- in a house full of older brothers and their friends, she had to learn to hold her own. Not the best makings for an aristocratic lady in Regency London. Yet her mother still dreams of marrying Alex off to someone safe, respectable, and wealthy. But between ball gown fittings, dances, and dinner parties, Alex, along with her two best friends, Ella and Vivi, manages to get herself into what may be her biggest scrape yet.

When the Earl of Blackmoor is mysteriously killed, Alex decides to help his son, the brooding and devilishly handsome Gavin, uncover the truth. But will Alex's heart be stolen in the process? In an adventure brimming with espionage, murder, and other clandestine affairs, who could possibly have time to worry about finding a husband? Romance abounds as this year's season begins!

This book was a lot different than I’d expected. Rather than a murder mystery with a touch of romance, it was a romance novel with a touch of mystery. It was also far better than my expectations.

Alex and her best friends, Vivi and Ella, were brilliant characters. All three had strong opinions and wacky personalities that added a lot of color to the novel. Without them though, the book would’ve still been good, it just wouldn’t have been nearly as colorful. They are the type of girls you’d want at your side should you ever find yourself in danger, like Alex, or just sitting in a parlor gossiping.

The mystery wasn’t as prominent as I’d expected it to be and even though I’d had the killer pegged from early on I found that I didn’t mind. It provided the perfect undercurrent to the romance between Gavin and Alex, lending an air of suspense and suspicion at just the right moment to keep your attention.

Finally, there is Gavin. The romance that forms between him and Alex is electric. You can practically feel the chemistry leaping of the page. I don’t know what more I can say, other than aw!


The Season was by far one of the better Regency era novels I’ve read, an instant favorite.

5 Stars!

If you liked this, you may like: La Petite Four by Regina Scott and/or Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle

3 comments:

  1. How fantastic are you?
    Very.
    Very fantastic!

    Thank you!!
    xoxo

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  2. great review! Glad you liked it, I did too. It was SO cute, I can't wait to read more from Sarah. :)

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  3. You have an award here: http://readingrocks4me.blogspot.com/2009/07/couple-awards.html

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