Author: Anabelle Bryant
Publisher: Carina UK
Pub Date: April 9th 2014
Source: Netgalley E-ARC
Is there a Lady in the land that can resist this scoundrel’s charms…?
At her step-mother’s command, Isabelle – and her irrepressible step-sister Lily – are leaving the pleasantries of the English countryside behind them, and heading straight to the bustling heart of a London season. Isabelle couldn’t care less about fashionable society, and is even less interested in the name on the lips of every ballroom gossip - Lord Constantine Highborough, reputedly a scoundrel of the highest order! But once he sets eyes on the stunningly beautiful Isabelle, London’s most notorious rake knows exactly where to direct his devilishly bewitching smile.
And everybody knows that Constantine always gets what he wants, usually leaving a trail of broken hearts behind him…
3.5 Wicked stars
I've seen Pride and Prejudice more times than I can remember yet I've never read a historical romance. This was my first and I'm happy to say it won’t be the last! I liked Isabelle and Constantine (though I always thought that was a girl’s name) and every other supporting character.This story was rich in romance and it even had a few plot twist that added to it's overall splendor.
Lord Constantine Highborough was known as a rakehell, and he had no intentions of marriage or even of loving someone until he met Isabelle. From there he became obsessed with her and nobody else could compare.
“He told me his heart does not work like other people’s, his is broken and cannot love”
Isabelle on the other hand had constantly been told by her father how useless and ugly she was, and had HUGE daddy and self-esteem issues.
“Your father was right. You are nothing but a disappointment.”
Which was something odd about the book, her father is talked about a lot but we never get too meet him. We just hear stories about how awful he was. It would have been a great scene to have a showdown between Constantine and her father. Another thing that was weird was that Isabelle’s step sister, Lily, was only 6 yet she was “Intuitive beyond her years” and constantly said things that were above the comprehension of a child.
Other than those 2 things the book was okay, it wasn’t the best book I’ve ever read but it also wasn’t the worst. It was pretty basic there was no specific moment that made me squeal and go “THEYREADORABLE” if anything a lot of the time I was skipping pages because it was all the same. That being said it was not a shallow book, both Isabel and Constantine had been abused by their fathers, physically and emotionally, which led to their attraction not only being about looks but also a deep connection of being understood.
All that being said here’s my favorite Pride and Prejudice GIF because I can: