Lady Claire Is All That: Keeping Up with the Cavendishes #3 by Maya Rodale
I’m loving this series from Maya Rodale: the perfect mix of character and story, a touch of lightness and plenty of humor. Please read on for my review and excerpt, check out the tour stops to see what other readers thought of the title, and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a $25 Gift Card to eBookseller of choice.
Lady Claire is All That
The third installment in the Keeping up with the Cavendishes series from Maya Rodale is now focused on the eldest sister, Claire, the sister who looked out for and ran the household after the death of their parents. Now with the tables turned, and their move to England, she’s finding that the tonne is not at all impressed with her mathematical leanings, her desire to follow her own path, or even her lack of concern for ‘proper’ behavior.
Fox is a fairly typical young Lord, although one in need of some repair to his reputation when his betrothal went south. He’s charming, a bit of a rake, and wholly enjoying life. He is, however, aware of his responsibilities, and while he’s not intending that love will enter the picture for him, he’s going to enjoy every moment life brings to him. As most of his ilk, he’s unable to resist a bet, and when the bet involves the notoriously serious and mathematically minded Claire, he’s intrigued.
You don’t go into a book by Rodale expecting rigid compliance to historical accuracy, and with the Cavendish family, the potential to run straight off into modernity is high. But Rodale balances this modern-day thinking with unique characterization, humor and a solid (if occasionally outrageous) series of events. Claire is a geek, no two ways about it. And Fox isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed – he doesn’t need to be. He’s a titled man. But his ability to charm those around him, and his title, opens doors that this American bluestocking, despite her title and her sister’s advantageous marriages, stands just inside, begrudgingly.
These two are adorable together. Fox’s sharp wit and wonderful narrative voice add humor where Claire often loses the plot. She’s not without her charms, and her dedication to her family, her brains and her rather studious approach to all tasks handed her are endearing. She’s a kitten in a cage of wild dogs, and she holds her own throughout. Gradual friendship that develops into more, and Fox helps Claire to develop her social graces and lose some of her judgmental ways. While she isn’t instantly charmed, she does find Fox intriguing and amusing, not that she’d ever let on.
Easily read as a stand-alone, the backstory is clearly presented and easy to follow, as Claire and Fox come to find friendship and eventually love in a delightfully witty and frequently giggle-inducing story.
Title: Lady Claire Is All That
Author: Maya Rodale
Series: Keeping Up with the Cavendishes #3
Also in this series: Lady Bridget's Diary, Chasing Lady Amelia
Genre: Historical Romance
Published by: Avon
Published on: 27 December, 2016
Source: Publisher Via Edelweiss
Audio Length: 8 Hours
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About the Book:
Her BrainsClaire Cavendish is in search of a duke, but not for the usual reasons. The man she seeks is a mathematician; the man she unwittingly finds is Lord Fox: dynamic, athletic, and as bored by the equations Claire adores as she is by the social whirl upon which he thrives. As attractive as Fox is, he’s of no use to Claire . . . or is he?
Plus His BrawnFox’s male pride has been bruised ever since his fiancée jilted him. One way to recover: win a bet that he can transform Lady Claire, Society’s roughest diamond, into its most prized jewel. But Claire has other ideas—shockingly steamy ones. . .
Equals A Study In SeductionBy Claire’s calculations, Fox is the perfect man to satisfy her sensual curiosity. In Fox’s estimation, Claire is the perfect woman to prove his mastery of the ton. But the one thing neither of them counted on is love . . .
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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