Noble Intentions is the first book in the Noble series and it is also the first book written by Katie MacAlister that I read. Mind you, I am not used to reading humorous historical romances since it is not my usual fare but I decided to give this book a try. The plot revolves around Noble Britton, Lord Weston who is trying to find a wife to clear his name after his wife dies and he is accused of her death. Enter American Gillian Leigh, who is the perfect balm to Noble’s straight-laced British life.
Although I enjoyed reading this book, laughed out loud at certain antics Gillian and the other characters made, I found it hard to get into the story. For one, it was a slow start for me and I had to force myself to actually start reading it again. However, once I was further along in the book, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Another thing that I did not care for is Gillian and her antics. Although some of them really made me laugh, I just thought that her actions were a little bit frivolous and sometimes annoying. I just feel that the context of her being “American” and acting “American” was just too overdone and it is something that I have to wonder at. I mean, just because a person is American doesn't mean that they can’t act accordingly during that time, right? I did like Noble (I love his name), though. I thought that he had such patience in accepting Gillian despite her being accident prone and her antics which made me really like him.
Do not expect this book to be serious. In fact, expect to get a good laugh out of it.
The award-winning, laugh-out-loud Regency romance that launched the career of New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister.
Take one infamous earl...
Noble Britton, Lord Weston, has come to London intending to revisit old friends, enjoy a modicum of society, and-oh, yes-find a mild, biddable wife.
Add an irrepressible American
Gillian Leigh's Unfortunate Habit of speaking her mind and Shocking Susceptibility to Accidents have left her on the shelf at five-and-twenty. So why can't Noble resist her?
And good intentions are bound to fail
When Gillian meets the infamous Black Earl, she knows that at last she's found a man who can match her zest for life, even if that entails the occasional arson...or kidnapping. Not to mention the encounters with his former mistresses...
Although life with Gillian involves as much chaos as laughter, Noble fully intends to claim her for his own-if she doesn't accidentally kill him first.