Book Review: The Perfect Waltz by Anne Gracie

tpwTitle: The Perfect Waltz (The Merridew Sisters #2)
Author: Anne Gracie
Published: 2005
Genre: HR
Format: Kindle
Pages: 356
Source: Own
Dates Read: March 19-24, 2018
Grade: B-
Synopsis: He came in search of a convenient bride…

London’s Ball of the Season is hardly the milieu for society black sheep Sebastian Reyne. But his younger sisters are in desperate need of care, and Sebastian is seeking a practical, down-to-earth wife. What he doesn’t need is an effervescent sprite like Hope Merridew, a dazzling beauty and the darling of the ton.

…And found love instead.

Who was that mysterious man who devoured Hope Merridew with his eyes? Rumored to be dangerous, and with a mysterious family heritage, the secretive Sebastian proves absolutely seductive to such an impetuous young lady. But was he really the one to make her dream of dancing the perfect waltz with the perfect man come true? Who’d imagine that one dance could ignite a passion so strong that it would seduce all into a delicious intrigue of sensuality and desire?

Review: I don’t know what it is about this one, but I didn’t like it as much as The Perfect Rake. The writing seemed off to me, so much so that it distracted me from the story. As fr as the characterization goes, I liked Hope. She was the embodiment of her name, and I couldn’t ask for her to be more. Sebastian, though, could be SO. STUPID. Why he ever thought Elinore, wither her rules of Rationality and backwards ideas, could ever be good for his sisters is beyond me. Technically, Cassie and Dorie had already been exposed to Elinore’s influence and hadn’t been helped by it at all. Meanwhile, Hope was there almost literally lighting up the lives of everyone around her. He was a good brother and cared for is sisters so much, but if he had just taken a moment to sit down and think for a moment, he would have relieved his stress much more quickly. But anyway, I hope the next book is better.

Favorite Quotes:

  • He wouldn’t disguise what he was. (Loc 273)
  • “If we deny our dreams, we deny ourselves, the very heart of our selves.” (Loc 3397)

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