Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review Tour: Romancing the Ugly Duckling by Clare London #Review #Giveaway

Length: 63,000 words

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover: Bree Archer


Is this the makeover of a lifetime?

Ambitious fashionista Perry Goodwood lands the project of his dreams—track down a celebrity family’s missing brother in the Scottish Highlands and bring him back to London for a TV reality show. But first he must transform the rugged loner into a glamorous sophisticate.

Greg Ventura has no use for high fashion. He lives on the isolated island of North Uist to escape the reminder that he’s nowhere near as handsome as his gorgeous brothers and avoid the painful childhood memories of being bullied.

Greg wants nothing to do with city life, and Perry’s never been outside London. When Perry is stranded on North Uist, this conflict seems insurmountable. But Greg is captivated by the vivacious Perry, and Perry by both the island and his host. However, Perry’s one heartfelt wish remains: that ugly duckling Greg fulfill his potential as a swan.


I do love Dreamspinner Press's Dreamspun Desires Collection. The love. The romance. The feeling you're left with in the end. Romancing the Ugly Duckling is easily one of my favorites in this series.

The title says a lot about what you're in for with this book. We all remember the childhood tale and the lesson that we learned from it. Clare takes that and adds a modern twist to it.

Greg lives in the rugged wilderness away from his gorgeous brothers and he's run away from a childhood filled with bad memories of being bullied. Perry is tasked with finding Greg and bringing him back to the city to star in a reality show. Greg wants none of that.

Watching Greg and Perry grow closer and closer was wonderful. Total opposites in pretty much every way and that was the best part. I laughed, I teared up, and was emotionally moved with this book. I loved seeing not just Greg realize his inner and outer beauty but also his worth. Perry too. For all his put together appearance he needed to find his inner swan too.

This book is what the Dreamspun Desires books are all about. True love, epic romance, and happily ever afters.

Author Bio

Clare London took her pen name from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant.

She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic, and sexy characters.

Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter three stage and plenty of other projects in mind... she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home.


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