The Taming Series
Biana Mansfield has been stuck at home for two seasons now while her older sister, Kate, has been off having a grand old time. After their mother passed, their father indulged Kate’s every whim and her latest is making sure she doesn’t have to compete with Bianca for a husband. Kate convinces her father that she needs to marry before Biana debuts, and he aquieses. Bianca and Kate have a temptestuous relationship but luckily, Kate’s been away with their stepmother for months.
Their little brother needs a tutor, and when Lucian Dorlingsley, heir to the Earl of Medford, sees Bianca he is smitten. His friend convinces him to become the boy’s tutor, “Luc Dore”, insuring that he gets to know Bianca. That ruse works, until they fall in love and Bianca finds out he’s been lying to her.
This is a very quick read but could have used a little more depth. The plot is thin, the characters interesting albeit shallow, and the predictable ending lacks spark. A very quick read for sure.
5/14 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch
WOO’D IN HASTE by Sabrina Darby. Avon Impulse (May 20, 2014). ISBN 978-0062304858. 160p.