Lord Dashwood Missed Out

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Lord Dashwood Missed Out

A Spindle Cove Novella

Despite the fact that there are many books in the author's Spindle Cove series this novella was my first introduction to the collection as a whole and I have to say that it was a fabulous intro. It is certainly safe to admit that I think I have missed out quite a bit on this series and I plan to read the fellow novels within the collection.

With that being stated in this review I do want to point that there were particular sections of the book that were slightly maddening to myself as the reader such as all the bickering being exchanged between Lord Dashwood and Nora. The squabble I think was meant for humor but the author tended to overdo it a little too much for me. Plus I didn't think that Dashwood needed to be as cruel as he was with Nora in the beginning even if he was trying to hide his true feelings for her.

Nora on the other hand was a delightful character. I enjoyed how independent that she was. She was a heroine that was able to stand on her own two feet and was successful within her own rights without a man needing to be at her side. Although I think it was quite laughable the way that she was able to handle Dashwood both in person and on paper.

As for the romance in this book it was very likable and somewhat charming. I wanted to literally scream at both Dashwood and Nora to declare their true feelings for one another since they were both very stubborn characters. The romance worked really well in this book and the plot did as well. I found the plot to be more of an interest than the actual romance since it has been a long time since I had saw the plot in a historical-romance.

Overall I think this novella was a great read. It did have some tweaking that needed to be sorted out, but that is typical in a lot of romance reads. For the most part I am very confident in recommending this book.


Book Blurb for Lord Dashwood Missed Out

A snowstorm hath no fury like a spinster scorned!

Miss Elinora Browning grew up yearning for the handsome, intelligent lord-next-door...but he left England without a word of farewell. One night, inspired by a bit too much sherry, Nora poured out her heartbreak on paper. Lord Dashwood Missed Out was a love letter to every young lady who'd been overlooked by gentlemen--and an instant bestseller. Now she's on her way to speak in Spindle Cove when snowy weather delays her coach. She's forced to wait out the storm with the worst possible companion: Lord Dashwood himself.

And he finally seems to have noticed her.

George Travers, Lord Dashwood, has traveled the globe as a cartographer. He returned to England with the goal of marrying and creating an heir-only to find his reputation shredded by an audacious, vexingly attractive bluestocking and her poison pen. Lord Dashwood Missed Out, his arse. Since Nora Browning seems to believe he overlooked the passion of a lifetime, Dash challenges her to prove it.

She has one night.


Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2015 4.00