I received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Trouble with True Love by Laura Lee Guhrke
Series: Dear Lady Truelove #2
Published by Avon on January 30th 2018
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Dear Lady Truelove,
I am a girl of noble family, but I am painfully shy, especially in my encounters with those of the opposite sex . . .
For Clara Deverill, standing in for the real Lady Truelove means dispensing advice on problems she herself has never managed to overcome. There’s nothing for it but to retreat to a tearoom and hope inspiration strikes between scones. It doesn’t—until Clara overhears a rake waxing eloquent on the art of “honorable” jilting. The cad may look like an Adonis, but he’s about to find himself on the wrong side of Lady Truelove.
Rex Galbraith is an heir with no plans to produce a spare. He flirts with the minimum number of eligible young ladies to humor his matchmaking aunt, but Clara is the first to ever catch his roving eye. When he realizes that Clara—as Lady Truelove—has used his advice as newspaper fodder, he’s infuriated. But when he’s forced into a secret alliance with her, he realizes he’s got a much bigger problem—because Clara is upending everything Rex thought he knew about women—and about himself. . . .
The Trouble With True Love is stimulating and has its laugh out loud crazy moments that keeps you smiling and intrigued by this sexy Regency romance…..
The Trouble With True Love was truly a wonderful story to read and even though it took me a bit longer to read it than I would like, I truly was intrigued by this book and these sisters. Now I still haven’t read book one yet, but after reading this one I truly would love a chance to crack at it.
Our story begins with our heroine, who is having to run the “Lady Truelove” column while her sister is on her honeymoon. Clara has no idea what she is really doing but made a commitment to see it through. So while sitting in a tearoom hoping for some inspiration she overhears a conversation between two gentlemen and talk of jilting an innocent woman. Well Clara is outraged on this innocent woman’s behalf, and so she puts her advice to this woman in her column and all hell breaks loose when the injured party wants resolution from her. Rex is your typical rake, he has no plans for marriage, and loves to flirt and drink with the best of them and only does what he can to appease his aunt. But when he loses his best friend over this ‘column’ and realizes what happens, he is furious. Through some intensity between both strong characters, they come to a resolution and start to secretly work together but never realizing that the chemistry between them is too difficult to resist.
Every rose blooms at some point, Clara. I just happened to be here when it happened to you.
I truly liked this story for the most part, I did feel that it was really slow in the middle but the beginning and the ending were great, the story just didn’t hold my interest and took me days to read (which is a long time to read) and honestly I ended up just forcing myself to get through it but thankfully it started to pick up in the later half of the story and I was very intrigued by this romance. I think what really drew me to this book in the first place was the chemistry and those laugh out loud moments. Boy, these two definitely know how to argue and it’s so entertaining to witness. I really found the set up of the story very intriguing and even though I wasn’t a huge fan of the heroine or some of her actions in the beginning especially, I grew to like her slowly. However, the hero in this story was delicious and boy I adored his character. Because he is NOT the rake that he appears to be and there is so much goodness to his personality that I was drawn to like a moth to a flame and just seeing him find an HEA was worth pushing through this book.
I used to believe that true love was a myth, but now, for the first time in my life, I know it’s not. Now, for the first time, I’m able to see the joy that two people can find in each other.
Even though not a perfect story, it was a truly enjoyable and lively read that was light and cheerful!!