Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Love and Mayhem

Love and Mayhem by Nicole Cody

Reviewed in Summer Reading Challenge

Rated 3

Back Cover:

Try getting married when your betrothe can wield an iron pot with deadly accuracy, her mad uncle thinks he's William Wallace, and her two maiden aunts can't finish a sentence-or a thought-on their own...

Such are Sir Iain Armstrong's travails when he sets out to wed Lady Marion, a convent-raised spitfire. All Iain wants is to fulfill their fathers' wishes, appease two royal courts, and do what is best for the future of Scotland by putting an end to the troubles in his part of the Borders. All Lady Marion has to do is agree to marry him, which is the last thing on her mind when Iain arrives at the convent. She won't be taken without a fight. And even when she realizes that Iain is a man of courage, intelligence, and seductively powerful shoulders, will her eccentric family succeed where her temper tantrums, willful ways, and pride have so far failed--and drive him away forever?

I liked this book ok. I didn't love it, but I didn't hat it either. It was not a story where I had a hard time putting it down. It was kinda slow going for me! I liked the aunts well, and the way the author wrote the chaos, was good. She also wrote these two women, who spoke over each other, and finished each others sentences and talked in complete circles, well enough that you could follow what was going on. If you like Arsenic and Old Lace, you'll like this rendition.

Ms Cody is not an auto buy yet, but I may give her another try! It was ok!

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