Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Random Review: A Lord To Love by Sara Dobie Bauer #Review #Giveaway

Author: Sara Dobie Bauer 
Title: A Lord To Love
Published: March 15, 2019
Length: 35 pages 

Reviewed by Morningstar


During negotiations for a truce between the feuding Price and Morgan families, Lord John Morgan makes a shocking offer: he will give the Price family their land, in exchange for Harrison Price's hand in marriage.

John has long been enamored with Harrison, the beautiful son of his late rival. Harrison is nineteen, inexperienced, and known for being cold and bitingly brilliant. The union seems impossible, but John is determined to win the affections of his young obsession.

Will the frigid Harrison concede, or will the object of John's adoration leave him alone at the altar?


I read this blurb and knew that this book was right up my alley. This was an alternate historical romance with a Lord that has loved the neighboring Lord’s son since he laid eyes on him. Add in the strife between the families and that Harrison, the Lord’s son, is known to be cold and distant? Sign me up!

There were many things I liked about this book. The world was built clear and beautiful, the characters were easy to distinguish, and the writing was spot on. I finding the writing right up my alley for this type of story and is always  welcomed since it doesn’t often happen. Lord Morgan was soft and strong at the same time. His voice was easy to hear in my head as steady and measured. I instantly liked him. I liked him even more for someone like Harrison, Lord Price, because he was the perfect temperament for someone like him. And I was right!

Their evolution from neighbors to married couple was not slow or measured, but it was a novella, so I went in with that expectation, and I don’t think it hurt the story at all. What I thought the story could do more of was Harrison and this cold-hearted, distant man he was supposed to be. It felt more told than shown and that took so much of this story from me since I didn’t feel the tension between them that I expected going in.

And the loose end, in my opinion, was Harrison’s brother, Thomas. He was portrayed at this gruff, mean, suspicious man who wanted John Morgan to have nothing to do with his brother and truly thought that Harrison wouldn’t fall for him because “My brother is frigid, Lord Morgan.” There was a hope and a build up to the brother and I just felt it fizzled in the end. 

I did still love John and Harrison together and Harrison learning to love someone, but I do wish the book had more to it and not just because it was a novella.


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