I Will: A Christmas Novella by Lisa Kleypas

I started reading this book because I wanted to read something not too long that I could use as an escape during a work break but I wasn’t impressed by it at all.

Miss Caroline Hargreaves, a bluestocking, is forced to pretend to court the notorious Lord Drake to save her brother and family from bankruptcy but ends up falling for him in the process. I enjoyed the book up to the point where her character suddenly changes from how the author portrayed her at the beginning to this very desperate person I didn’t seem to recognize. I didn’t feel like she was the same person anymore and that distorted the story for me. Another problem I had was how the story seemed rushed at some point. I know that it is a novella but I had expected it to have some more occasions where Andrew and Caroline interacted during the time they were supposed to be courting to better highlight their characters.

I couldn’t pick one character I liked that much. They all had one issue or the other and  I couldn’t root for anyone. This made it worse for me.

Reading this book filled in my time but didn’t entertain me as I would have liked . Thus my low rating,

Rating: 2.5 Stars

Published: December 13, 2016 by Avon Impulse

Pages: 127

Genre: Historical Fiction

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The Author: LISA KLEYPAS is the RITA award-winning author of 21 novels. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.


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