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Not Quite a Lady by Loretta Chase

First all, three more days to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.  Yes I'm seeing it Thursday night. w00t!  I'm sooooooo excited, I can hardly contain myself.  I am practically giddy with delight at the thought of seeing Jack, my beloved Jack again............mmmmm.......jack........

Okay enough, well there can never be enough of Jack, but onto my last book I read is called Not Quite a Lady by Loretta Chase is incredibly sweet and awesome.  It was perfect, absolutely perfect in every way.  I can say nothing bad about it at all.  It did take me while to get into it but that was my problem, I kept trying to watch tv, read, knit and play my on line game so everything suffered.

Onto the book.  I loved the heroine, Lady Charlotte Hayword, has almost 300 ways Not To Get Married, for reasons that would ruin the book, she is also 27.  In come her parents who want her to get married.  She is 27 after all and not getting any younger so they host a house party and bring in eligible young men who she hasn't turned down in attempts to marry off their daughter.  And next door, a new neighbor has moved in to the dilapidated house, our hero, Darius Carsington who is a good for nothing philosopher who writes treaties on the mating rituals of mammals.

So does this book have the following
Do the main characters fight?  Yes.
Do they have chemistry? Yes.
Is there dastardly villian?  Yes but he's not all that bad, just thinks he is right and puts no one in mortal danger, almost likable.
Was there a good plot?  Yes.
Are there farm animals? Yes.
A cranky old Grandmother? Yes.
A happy ending that is awesome? Yes.

One of the reason I believe this book to be so good is the fact that everything worked well, from the father/daughter relationship to the heroine/hero's attraction and how well both are.  Everything was perfect, yes I know I'm saying that a lot but lately I've been kinda sorta disappointed in some of the books.  This one had some surprised, which are good and didn't strike me as contrived or "yeah sorta saw that ONE coming".

Over all, this book gets an 11 out of 10.  Definitely get this one and read it, it's awesome.
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