Humorous Historical Romance Novella
Collection Offers Love and Laughs
Four top historical romance novelists team up in this new collection to offer stories of love and romance with a twist of humor. In Karen Witemeyer’s “The Husband Maneuver,” Marietta Hawkins decides to grab the reins when the ranch foreman she loves seems to be leaving forever. Regina Jennings offers “Her Dearly Unintended,” where friends stranded by a rising river pretend to be newlyweds when a dangerous stranger arrives.
Mary Connealy’s “Runaway Bride” finds a Texas ranger getting more than he expected when he rescues a young woman fleeing a dangerous arranged marriage. And Melissa Jagears’ “Engaging the Competition” finds a young woman forced to assist the man she’s often sparred with after an accident leaves him helpless. Each tale is a fun blend of history and romance that will delight readers.
I was SO excited when I got this book–like, crazy excited. I had been waiting for this book for like…over six months. You can tell why I was excited, right?!
Anyway, I have read something by all four authors. Well, I am still working on a novella by Melissa Jagears, but that doesn’t matter. As you probably can guess, I really like Karen Witemeyer’s novels! As for Mary Connealy, I must admit that I am not impressed with her work. Regina Jennings is a pretty good author too. The reason I say only ‘pretty’ good is because I only have read one or two of her novels. And for Melissa Jagears, I really like the novella, Three Little Words, I am reading so far.
Now for the actual novellas in With this Ring.
The Husband Maneuver was very well written!!! I already met the main two characters in A Worthy Pursuit and liked their story before hand. So, I am really impressed with this novella!!
Her Dearly Unintended was a sweet and charming story. I really enjoyed it. It was filled with funny, serious, and everything in between scenes!!
Runaway Bride, I am sorry to say, was dull and my least favorite of these four novellas. There wasn’t really a climax. And I promise you that I started reading this novella with an open mind, even though I don’t really like Mary’s books.
Engaging the Competition was…all right. It wasn’t my favorite novella, but it wasn’t my least favorite novella in this collection. So pretty much right in between.Sorry, this one is hard to explain.
I must give this book 4 stars!! I have to say that I would have given this book five stars if I enjoyed Runaway Bride a bit more. But, four stars is very good!!!
Title: With this Ring?: A Novella Collection of Proposals Gone Awry
Authors: Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, and Melissa Jagears
This review is written in my own opinions and words.
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