I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Kiss Me Softly by Cecilia Gray
on February 21st 2017
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
A brand new series from the author of The Gentlemen Next Door, praised for being a "delightful Regency romp… in the spirit of Georgette Heyer."
Meet Seraphina Belle—the Belle Belle—whose face has launched a legion of metaphorical ships. Since her birth caused her mother's death, she's determined to be the perfect daughter. As a dowager duchess at the height of respectability, she is known for turning out perfect matches… until he threatens to ruin her perfect reputation.
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ABOUT THE KISS A BELLE SERIES
Five supportive sisters.
Five friendly gentlemen.
Five stolen kisses.
Everyone has kissed someone, but who has kissed whom?
Secrets of the past will become very much present as arrangements are made and proposals fly in this charming, Regency-style series. While all of the stories can be enjoyed as standalones, you may want to read them all. Books 1–3 occur concurrently and can be read in any order; Books 4 and 5 follow respectively.
Book 1: Kiss Me After
Book 2: Kiss Me Darkly
Book 3: Kiss Me Sweetly
Book 4: Kiss Me Softly
Book 5: Kiss Me Again
I was starting to worry, although there are five books to correspond with five sisters, that one of the books would not be about Sera. My doubts were laid to rest with this book!
Unlike the first three that all happen during the same period, this is a new book that transpires after. I was so excited to read about Sera and her exploits. She is beautiful but she is also intelligent and it shows as she is dealt what looks like a bad hand. Instead of cowering she rises up and decides to take the horse by the reins and lead life to its fullest!
There was a little bit at the beginning of this plot that shows that Sera is not the angelic young woman that everyone assumes her to be. There’s a moment where she wants to be herself, prior to falling onto the marriage sword for her sisters. This moment defines so much for her and even while she cherishes it, she knows it can go nowhere, for many reasons!
The plot in this one is fantastic. The only downside to this story is the fact that it is so short.
|Overall:||5 / 5|