Review of Lord Wastrel

January 17, 2015 Book Reviews 2

Review of Lord WastrelLord Wastrel by Donna Cummings
Genres: Historical Romance, Romance
Published by Amazon Digital Pages: 182
Format: eBook
Source: as a gift

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When Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, plays matchmaker, true love can seem like a curse. . .

Lord Wastrel--the most notorious rake in London--has a child? Clearly he knows how to sire one, but he has no idea how to actually raise one. He has to learn quickly, since he is the little girl's only surviving parent, and he's determined to find a wife who can be a suitable mother. All he needs is someone demure, and biddable, and most importantly, scandal-free.

Lady Felicia Selby is no stranger to scandal, thanks to her numerous failed elopements and Society's insatiable curiosity about her misadventures. She has devoted many years to finding her one true love, desperate to escape the consequences of the family curse if she fails. But she has begun to give up hope.

Then, one evening, a chance encounter with Aphrodite changes everything.

First I would like to thank Lexie from (un)conventional book views for gifting me this book. It was so nice of her!

First Line

It wasn’t the night of hard drinking Hugh Longford, Lord Weyson, regretted in that particular moment.

Hmmm, then what was he regretting?

What I thought of this book

Lord Wastrel started out really good then after about half way through for me it just sort of seemed to drag along.

Lord Weyson, is scandalous but now he has found out he is a father. It was enough for him to stop being Lord Wastrel and find himself a wife. Not just any wife but a respectable one, one that will help him make sure that Lucinda won’t have a scandal to dill with because of her being on the wrong side of the blanket.

Felicia is still trying to find her one true love and is about to think she will be a spinster when Aphrodite intervenes again and soon Felicia finds him. He is far from the one person she ever wanted her true love to be. It doesn’t help that now that she has found him he is engaged to be married.

Hugh had always thought Felicia was pretty but he never would have considered her wife material, not with all of her scandals. So why isn’t it now he can’t seem to forget about her.

I like Felicia because she never just stood back and waited for love to find her she just went and tried to find it. She always believed she was curse and so she thought it was the only way to find her true love. It resulted in a lot of elopements that never went all the way. The only thing about her I didn’t care for was the pinching, it seemed a bit ridiculous.

I love Hugh, I liked him from the first story. He is Simon’s friend and he gave him a bit of grief for falling in love and so I loved him getting a bit of a payback in this story. Simon really rubbed somethings in and it was funny. It was also sweet to see him transfer into such a loving father, he was just yummy.

“So Lord Wastrel is leg-shackled at last.” Simon chuckled as he made himself comfortable in the wing chair near the fireplace.

I also enjoy the side characters especially Great Aunt Aurore and I hope she gets her happily ever after!

I think my problem with this one is I am just not a fan of the couples getting married in the middle of the book and then there being things to resolve afterwards. To me once they get married it’s over, so I just felt it drug out a little after that.

Overall, I enjoyed this one and if you like historical romance you might give it a try.

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2 Responses to “Review of Lord Wastrel”

  1. Berls

    Sometimes marriage can feel like the end of a story, though I like plenty with married couples. But I think it bas to be done right, so that you care about their life after marriage. Sorry it didn’t live up, but I’m glad you like the characters 🙂

  2. Lorna

    This is the second review of this book that I have read in the last half hour. Must be a popular read. Sorry it lagged for you!

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