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Friday, December 18, 2009

My Unfair Lady by Kathryne Kennedy (Book Review)

Title: My Unfair Lady
Author: Kathryne Kennedy

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca


The impoverished Duke of Monchester despises the rich Americans who flock to London, seeking to buy their way into the ranks of the British peerage. So when railroad heiress Summer Wine Lee offers him a king's ransom if he'll teach her to become a proper lady, he's prepared to rebuff her. But when he meets the petite beauty with the knife in her boot, it's not her fortune he finds impossible to resist. . .


Frontier-bred Summer Wine Lee has no interest in winning over London society -- it's the New York bluebloods and her future mother-in-law she's determined to impress. She knows the cost of smoothing her rough-and-tumble frontier edges will be high. But she never imagined it might cost her heart. . .(back cover)

My thoughts: I knew from the minute that I met Summer as she was trying to hide her little dog under her skirts that I was going to like her. It was confirmed in the second chapter when she jumped out of her carriage into a group of hooligans to rescue a monkey that they were torturing. She didn't even know what a monkey was! She embarks on a journey to become a polished lady with Byron as her guide. What we don't know is the secret past that she is trying to keep hidden.

I liked the verbal sparring that went on between these two very different characters. In many ways Summer was impetuous like a child, not really thinking before she acted - but just following her heart and her gut. Byron was always trying to shock her but soon realized that it was not possible and began to admire her Wild West spirit.

This was a very fun take on My Fair Lady. If you are a fan of that romance - you should pick up a copy of My Unfair Lady.

My Unfair Lady
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 978-1-4022-2990-9
384 pages

~This book was provided for review from Sourcebooks.~

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