Saturday, August 6, 2011

Review - Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right by Kieran Kramer

I liked Kieran Kramer's Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right and think it's a decent follow-up to her debut novel When Harry Met Molly.

In this book - Nicholas is still the Impossible Bachelor and he is devoted to his career in the English spy Service. He is quite irritated when he is instructed that he must marry as a service to his country.

Poppy is a self-proclaimed Spinster. She and her closest friends even have their own Spinster club. They will not marry because society or their parents say they must. In fact, Poppy has turned down twelve proposals of marriage. And each time, her reason has been because she is in love with the Duke of Drummond and she is certain that he is 'on the verge of a proposal'. Of course, what she doesn't reveal is that The Duke of Drummond is a fictitious character invented by her family cook.

So, imagine Poppy's surprise when Nicholas - who actually is The Duke of Drummond - appears at a ball she is attending one night and indeed proposes to her. Down on bended knee, at that. What folows is a funny story with two very strong-minded characters bent on avoiding marriage. They find themselves in the middle of an intriguing case for the Service. And naturally, they find themselves falling for one another; while thinking the other is completely uninterested in marriage.
The third book is Ms. Kramer's Impossible Bachelors series is out now and called Cloudy With a Chance of Marriage.

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