Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife, so his sister hands him a list of delectable damsels and promises to invite them— and a few other gentlemen—to her country house for what is sure to be the event of the season.
Hugh will have time to woo whichever lady he most desires . . . Unless someone else snatches her first.
The invitation list includes:
The horse-mad but irresistibly handsome Earl of Briarly
The always outspoken Miss Katherine Peyton
The dashing war hero Captain Neill Oakes
The impossibly beautiful (and painfully shy) Miss Gwendolyn Passmore
The terribly eligible new Earl of Charters
The widowed Lady Georgina Sorrell (who has no plans to marry, ever)
And your hostess, Lady Carolyn Finchley, an irrepressible matchmaker who plans to find the lady most likely . . . to capture her brother’s untamed heart.
Three authors that I enjoy: I'm a huge fan of Julia Quinn's, Eloisa James has been a hit or miss author for a while now and Connie Brockway I used to read religiously but stopped a few ago. So picking this book up wasn't a hardship, but I wasn't expecting too much out of it.
And I'm glad that my expectations were low, because although the story in "three parts" was good it wasn't a five star read. I really enjoyed the first part of the three part novel, but halfway through it started to bore me. I found it very predictable. And I admit that I only skimmed through the last part of the book. I just didn't want to bother with it. I'm so happy that I took it out of the library instead of buying it.
The Lady Most Likely... by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Connie Brockway (2.5/5) Historical Fiction; Published: Avon (1/2011); Books 2011 (11);