Saturday, October 8, 2016

Book Review: Lord Bachelor by Tammy L. Bailey

Edmund Rushwood is a single English lord in possession of a great fortune who is in desperate need of a rich wife.

In accordance with his father’s will, Edmund has until he turns twenty-six to find a wealthy bride or lose his vast inheritance. To retain his selfish lifestyle, he agrees to join an American dating game show to find the woman who can save him. He doesn’t bargain on meeting Abby Forester, an impoverished, spirited American woman who is content to live out her father’s dreams in his vintage record shop.

With covert intervention from an unlikely source, Abby lands on the dating game show as one of Edmund’s potential brides. As their worlds entangle and love begins to bloom, Abby discovers Edmund cannot marry her and retain his wealth at the same time. Will love keep them together, or will greed triumph and tear them apart?


Tammy L. Bailey contacted me early in the summer about giving her book a go and to say that I was excited to read this would be a gross understatement. Combining The Bachelor with an English dude who has a title? Yes, please! I really hyped this one up in my head and I think that may have been a bad thing. 

I'm not completely sure where to start because my one issue with the book kind of messed up everything for me ... here it is ... it just felt ... disjointed. I couldn't quite put my finger on exactly what it was but something was going on within these pages that kept the book from moving seamlessly. It was almost as if each situation within the book wasn't completely fleshed out. That's a massively horrible thing to say because that makes it seem like the author didn't know what she was doing. I don't think that was the case. Here ... you know when you are talking to someone and you think that they are on the same page as you are and you just go on and on and they have this confused look on their face and they have no freaking clue what the hell you were just talking about because you left out some vital piece of information that would connect all of the dots for them. That's this book for me. 

Then that disjointed feeling started bleeding over into the characters and it wasn't just the main plot. I liked the characters but it also felt like I didn't truly understand where they were coming from or what their motivations were - you know, a deeper picture. I wanted that. Desperately, I wanted that. 

I just wanted more all around. Just when things started to get good, the book would switch directions on you and I never felt fully satisfied. It seemed anticlimactic to me. The premise behind it is fabulous though. I did enjoy some of the stuff that happened, just not everything. 

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

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