Thursday, November 07, 2013

Review: A Talent for Trouble

A Talent for Trouble by Jen Turano is the third book in the Ladies of Distinction series. To be honest, I really didn't like this story because it is the same basic plot as the first two books in the series. I thought the first book was a really fun read because it was the first time I read that plot idea. In the second book, I loved the main characters and what Arabella learned so much that the similar plot wasn't that bad. But the third book... It had me frustrated from the get-go. Not only is it just so unrealistic to have so many women who have the same experiences especially considering we are taking about women from the 1880s, but the writing seemed forced and recycled from her other books. Her prequel is my favorite and the only reason I started reading this series, but I have to say I am super disappointed with her stories. Anyway, I'm excited that the next book will be about Agatha so I will have to give it a try. I've been waiting and waiting for her story! Here's hoping the next book is better. :- )

Felicia Murdock's dream of marrying Reverend Fraser has been thwarted when he married someone else. After the ceremony, she is forced to reflect on the last four years of her life that were wasted chasing after a him. She comes to the startingly realization she has changed who she is to get a man she thought God wanted her to marry. Felicia decides then and there to change back to herself which causes havoc and mayhem to everyone who knows her.

Grayson Sumner finds himself attracted to this new Felicia even though she is infuriating and irresponsible to the extreme. He finds himself following her and rescuing her which inadvertently leads to danger for them all. Will Felicia ever want to be with someone with such a sordid past?

There is this one scene in the book that is so unrealistic for that time period I was cringing and could find absolutely no enjoyment in it. It seemed ridiculous and farfetched, and I hope her next books don't continue in the same vein...

I was given this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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