Dear Lady Truelove, I am a girl of noble family, but I am painfully shy, especially in my encounters with those of the opposite sex . . .
For Clara Deverill, standing in for the real Lady Truelove means dispensing advice on problems she herself has never managed to overcome. There’s nothing for it but to retreat to a tearoom and hope inspiration strikes between scones. It doesn’t—until Clara overhears a rake waxing eloquent on the art of “honorable” jilting. The cad may look like an Adonis, but he’s about to find himself on the wrong side of Lady Truelove.
Rex Galbraith is an heir with no plans to produce a spare. He flirts with the minimum number of eligible young ladies to humor his matchmaking aunt, but Clara is the first to ever catch his roving eye. When he realizes that Clara—as Lady Truelove—has used his advice as newspaper fodder, he’s infuriated. But when he’s forced into a secret alliance with her, he realizes he’s got a much bigger problem—because Clara is upending everything Rex thought he knew about women—and about himself. . .
About the BookThe Trouble With True Loveby Laura Lee Guhrke
Publication DateJanuary 30, 2018
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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
The book was mostly filled with god elements. I might not have liked a couple of things, but I wouldn't call it bad. The man characters were not able to make me love them although I can say that I liked them a little. They weren't bad and they had some flaws that made them more relatable. My biggest problem when it came to this book and what made me feel disconnected from it was the feeling of the modern era I got sometimes when I was reading the book. I failed to realise that the story is set to the second half of the 19th century (in my copy a date wasn't mentioned in the beginning of the story, but I saw a friend of GR who had marked is as 1850-1900's) and I wasn't so used to women having publicly positions of authority since I prefer novels that are set in the early 1800's. I couldn't connect to the book, so I am not able to say that I enjoyed it a lot and I can't fault the author further than not placing a date in the beginning of the story like so many other authors do when it comes to this genre.
The novel can be read as stand-alone and there is no need to have read the first novel in the series to understand what is going on here. I have to say that I was invested o the romance between Rex's friend and the widow. They seemed in love with each other and I wanted them to end up together more than I wanted to see the main characters! I will remain neutral on the recommendation.
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About Laura Lee Guhrke
Author bioLaura Lee Guhrke spent seven years in advertising, had a successful catering business, and managed a construction company before she decided writing novels was more fun. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Laura has penned over twenty historical romances. Her books have received many award nominations, and she is the recipient of romance fiction’s highest honor: the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. She lives in the Northwest with her husband (or, as she calls him, her very own romance hero), along with two diva cats and a Golden Retriever happy to be their slave. Laura loves hearing from readers, and you can contact her via her website: www.lauraleeguhrke.com.