Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on 31 March 2017
If one delights to a smart, witty heroine who marches to the beat of a different drum then Harry is the gal for you. Bawdy humor, sparkling wit, and clever turns in the plot await.
Courting Chaos is the second in the Dunaway’s Daughters series. It takes place a few years after the first book from what I gather. I read this one out of order. It was okay standalone, but I could see where I was missing stuff so I’d recommend getting these in order if you can.
Miss Harry O’Connell is a bit of an enigma and something of an OCD type for roughly the first half of this book and truthfully, she came across as somewhat of a ‘rub it in your face know it all’ especially to the hero when he had not done a thing to deserve it. I found her and the situation off putting. So much so, that I nearly set this aside because I was tired of being as confused and in the dark over all her mysterious comings and goings as the hero. Now Phin, fortunately, was not so difficult to engage with and appreciate. He had the age old problem of having to marry for money to restore the family estates and keep things from ruin.
But there was enough of the sparkle for me to press on. Decidedly the second half improved by leaps and bounds for me. I still struggled with Harry, but there were other things to make up for her. So much fun and intrigue and I must say, I loved when Dunaway’s daughters were together. They are all something unusual and clever in their ways. I want to go back for Lilith’s story now and keep going with the other sisters.
So, all in all, it was a good read. Readers need to be patient to let this one get set up and then its off and a historical romance I can recommend for a fun romp.
My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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