Review: A Reluctant Bride

I received this book for free from Netgalley in order to prepare an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: A Reluctant BrideA Reluctant Bride (The Shelley Sisters Book 1) by Jess Michaels
Series: The Shelley Sisters #1
Published by Passionate Pen on 7th January 2020
Genres: Historical
Pages: 280

FINAL DECISION: This book was just bland to me. Nothing to remember or to really be interested in these characters. Indeed, the sister who runs away is more interesting than anything with this couple. Unfortunately, this was a miss from an author whose books I usually like.

THE STORY: Jasper Kincaid, the Earl of Harcourt, has offered to marry one of the Shelley triplets, but realizes that the wrong sister is masquerading as his fiancee at their engagement ball. When he finds out that his true fiancee has run away, he ends up married to Thomasina instead.

OPINION: This was just a miss for me. The characters felt bland and uninteresting. I really didn’t care about their story and the conflict felt contrived. The book was okay, but in a day I probably won’t remember anything about the book. The most interesting parts of the book are that there are triplets and the disappearance of Thomasina’s sister. Neither of these was enough to sustain the romance or the action in this book.

WORTH MENTIONING: I’m going to give this series a pass and re-read some of my other favorite’s from this author.

CONNECTED BOOKS: A RELUCTANT BRIDE is the first book in the Shelley Sisters series.

STAR RATING: I give this book 2 stars.

NOTE: I received an eARC of this book from Netgalley. I was not required to write a review or to write a positive review. All opinions contained herein are my own.


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