Book Review: an Unsuitable Lady For A Lord by Cathleen Ross

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Cathleen Ross Blog Tour hosted by 
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About The Book:
Title: AN UNSUITABLE LADY FOR A LORD (Scottish Lords and Ladies #1)
Author: Cathleen Ross
Pub. Date: April 13, 2020
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 210
Lord Aaron Lyle has one hell of a choice: a bankrupt dukedom, or marriage to some simpering society miss so his spendthrift father can get his hands on her huge dowry. He won’t do it. He has a reputation to maintain, and besides, he’d rather run naked through the streets of London than marry anyone at all. Surely, there must be a third option.
Then Lady Crystal Wilding walks into his life, a bluestocking, full of subversive thoughts, who hates the notion of marriage even more than he does. He is intrigued…and, suddenly, he has an idea. He invites the totally unsuitable lady home on the pretext of presenting her as a possible match…but in truth, Aaron has something far more pleasurable in mind. For her part, Lady Crystal has her own reasons for going along with his harebrained scheme.
Imagine their shock when his highly proper family loves her and starts planning the wedding. Good lord. Now what?

My Review

It was such a delight to read this book. I read it in one sitting, not necessarily because of its short length, but because I was so mesmerized by the characters, their story and their fun conversations. It’s one of those books that can offer a great reading time.

Ok, why do I like it? We have one lord under pressure from his father to choose one of the proper ladies he has in store to be his wife. Still, Aaron Lyle is not particularly fond of the idea, or any of those young women for that matter. An encounter with Lady Crystal Wilding determines him to form a plan that would benefit both. However, she is very outspoken and her ideas are too bold for a society built on morals, strict rules and led by men.

I loved how the two interact and I love Crystal’s ideas and her desire to help educate the women of the society. Faced with the loss of their husbands, many of them have fallen to poverty and have difficulties providing a future for their daughters. Our heroine believes women should learn to read and write at a young age, have marriages based on love, not convenience and is not afraid to voice this opinion in front a room full of men that believe women are good just to sit tight and do nothing much. Aaron is willing to support Crystal and her cause, not only because he agrees with her views, but also because he is mesmerized by her as a person. Her intelligence and good manners are a match for his arrogance and good heart.

As much as I have enjoyed the couple, I would have liked a better ending. It felt a little rushed and we could have seen a little more struggle. Also, for a lady with principles, despite her views, Lady Crystal is not afraid to break customs when meeting with Aaron and is quick to accept a second place in his life at some point.

Having said all these, I am giving 4 stars to “An Unsuitable Lady For A Lord”, with my entire love and appreciation for the author. It was such a pleasant read and I cannot wait to go through the next books in the series 😊 Until next time, happy reading!

Cover review: I like the color combination from the cover. Especially in the title. The lady dressed in a white dress suggests a bride-to-be, but this book is not only about marriage. I would have preferred something more linked with the plot. But I do enjoy it.

Favorite quote (and there are many, but I’ll select one): “Step aside, for I have a great urge to slap you”

 4 stars

 
About Cathleen:
Cathleen Ross is a quirky writer who lives on Sydney Harbor with her husband, daughter and very loved dog, Denzel. As an English teacher and editor, she has always surrounded herself with books. When she’s not giving psychic predictions for her family and friends, she’s writing romances where her heroines always get their man. She’s a multi-award-winning author who regularly hits the Amazon best-seller lists.


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