A Rational Romance by Melinda Hammond

March 16, 2008 clorindat
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This book I had to get from a neighbouring county’s library service again as my own county did not have it. Shame because I enjoyed reading this book.

The story is a regency and starts off in the midst of a gambling table. Then, soon after the plot takes a swift turn and the heroine (Rose) finds herself in the power of Elliot (the hero). However, Elliot is an honourable man and soon takes Rose under his wing.

This book was very readable, and what I particularly like about Melinda’s writing is that though her writing is not the most flowery or descriptive, she quickly pulls you in and her dialogue is excellent. Before you know it, you are half way through the book!

This is not my favourite Melinda Hammond book (that is still Dance for a Diamond) but this is still a very good read. I thought the heroine was a little too weepy (and perhaps dare I say, “needy”) in this. But she proved herself later on. The story took quite a few surprising twists, so as to keep me guessing.

There are a few very touching scenes, and lines between the hero and heroine- won’t spoil it for you by telling you, you’ll have to find out yourself! But I this book is a great way to while away a few hours. I admire touching scenes much more than cliched romance. Well done.

Rating 8/10


Entry Filed under: Regency,Romance

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Juliet Archer  |  March 17, 2008 at 4:31 am

    Haven’t read any of this author but will definitely do so following your reviews. It must be more of a challenge to write a ‘needy’ heroine these days, as opposed to a ‘feisty’ one!

  • 2. clorindat  |  March 17, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Hi Juliet,

    I would say the heroine in this book is feisty too.

    Yes, I’d definitly recommened Melinda Hammond books. I haven’t read all of her back catalogue yet, but in particular, “The Belles Dammes Club” and “Dance for a Diamond” are very good reads. Some are available in paperback as well as hardback.

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