***Review of Her Sudden Groom (Groom Series 1) by Rose Gordon
The overly scientific, always respectable, and socially awkward Alexander Banks has just been informed his name resides on a betrothal agreement right above the name of the worst chit in all of England. With a loophole that allows him to marry another without consequence before the thirtieth anniversary of his birth, he has only four weeks to find another woman and make her his wife. Being the logical scientist he is, Alex decides to take his friend’s advice and treat his quest for a bride just like a science experiment…
Caroline Sinclair is still trying to scrape her jaw off the floor after hearing her cousin, Lady Olivia’s, latest announcement when the object of their conversation, Alex Banks, Olivia’s intended, arrives for what Caroline assumes is a bout of drawing room chitchat with his betrothed. But when an experiment is mentioned, Caroline, who cannot resist a science experiment any more than she can deny her lungs air, volunteers to help before she even knows what his latest experiment is!
Nicole’s Review ~
So many of you don’t know this but I have a soft spot for historical romance novels, this book is one of the reasons I love them so much. In this story we have two “boring” people Alex who in some ways is too smart for his own good and Caroline who is also intelligent but was dealt some bad cards in her life. You get to meet some many wonderful characters and you will find yourself giggling at the jest and crazy antics of these people. I am normally fairly nice when it comes to discussing less liked characters but I think Olivia who is Caroline’s cousin is retched woman who deserves to be miserable for the rest of her life. Marcus also Caroline’s cousin is fantastic in a brooding, damaged and scarred way.
We start out with Alex being told by his father who happens to be dying that when Alex was a child he signed an agreement with his friend that Alex and Olivia would marry. Thankfully there is an amendment that states of Alex should marry someone else by his 30th birthday that the contract would be null and void. Alex immediately rides out to meet with Marcus and make sure he would except this amendment. Marcus a recluse who suffered a great accident immediately agrees and sets out to make sure Caroline and Alex marry.
Unfortunately as I stated Alex is extremely book smart but lacks understanding in more personal areas and begins to look at wooing Caroline as an experiment. Which Caroline is more than happy to help with, which is actually quite funny because poor Alex is left with thinking of ways to keep her from finding out what he is really doing. Caroline herself is just as bookish as Alex and jumps at the chance to prove she knows what she is talking about because Alex has already exclude her from his academic club.
Reading this book and watching this couple come together was absolutely fantastic. The love and openness that Caroline has for everyone even after all the mistreatment she has suffered is heart warming. The love Alex hs for Caroling is just unbelievable, for a man who knows very little of the fairer sex. But like with all the stories there are more than a few bumps in the road and you find yourself questioning if these two bookish people can stay strong no matter what may come or will they both lose themselves in pain.
About the author ~
USA Today Bestselling Author and writer of eight unusually unusual historical romances that have been known to include scarred heroes, feisty heroines, marriage-producing scandals, far too much scheming, naughty literature and always a sweet happily-ever-after.
When not escaping to another world via reading or writing a book, she spends her time chasing two young boys around the house, being hunted by wild animals, or sitting on the swing in the backyard where she has to use her arms as shields to deflect projectiles AKA: balls, water balloons, sticks, pinecones, and anything else one of them picks up to hurl at his brother who just happens to be hiding behind her.