Monday, October 24, 2016

Book Review And Giveaway : How To Play the Game Of Love by Harmony Williams


How to Play the Game of Love

by Harmony Williams
Ladies of Passion, #1 
Publication Date: October 17, 2016 
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Select, Historical Romance



He’s everything she thinks she doesn’t want.
When Miss Rose Wellesley’s father threatens an arranged marriage, she knows she’d better settle on a choice quickly or end up having no say in who she marries. Fortunately, she’s garnered a rare invitation to Lady Dunlop’s “Week of Love” house party, an annual affair notorious for matchmaking. Her plans to expedite a proposal would go smoothly if not for the brash younger sister she must chaperone, her outspoken, disagreeable best friend, and the bullish Lord Hartfell who seems determined to dog her every step. Lord Hartfell embodies every last thing Rose dislikes in a man. He’s domineering, tenacious, argumentative, and a little too casual with his nudity for her tastes. Worst of all, Rose can’t seem to get him—or his kisses—out of her mind. Rose is determined to find a more appropriate husband, even if her heart disagrees with how unsuitable the stubborn lord is…



This book was quite different from the usual historical romances that we find and a pleasant surprise.Light hearted,a little bit dramatic and a whole lot steamier, it almost read like a historical rom-com.
Rose is running out of time and Lady Dunlop's "Week of Love" house party may be her last chance at happiness.She has rejected one too many suitors, and her father has decided that he is going to arrange a marriage for her if she doesn't choose soon.He has younger sister Daisy to think of, who will soon debut in society.He wants Rose married off before that.

The thing is Rose wants to get married for love.She has fancied herself in love a few times before,but has fallen out of it just as quickly when she found some faults in the men.At this houseparty, she hopes to meet the one person she might love to spend the rest of her life with.She sets her sights on someone.Too bad he doesn't seem that interested in her,despite the lengths she goes to in order to cross paths with him.

And he is not Lord Hartfell!Lord Hartfell is the last thing Rose needs right now, but he is determined to pursue her.To add insult to the injury he doesn't believe in love!He is like a dog with a bone and tenacious in his pursuit for her.But also arrogant,crude and quite rude at times.What will Rose do when she finds herself falling for him?And what will happen when a few secrets come to light?

Rose and Warren were quite a pair!Rose was funny,sarcastic and quite dramatic at times.The situations she got herself into were hilarious!At the same time she is also a loyal friend,sister and a loving person.I loved Rose and Warren's interactions!They locked horns at every turn,but the arguments were witty and so hot.The chemistry between them was downright sizzling!
Warren was a little irritating with his arrogance in the beginning.But even though he appeared domineering, he truly gave up control at every turn to Rose.Rose was actually the dominating one in the relationship.He was only determined to pursue her.And he had his reasons.
There wasn't any insta-love, and the plot was well-done!Never expected the things that the author came up with!The games that Lady Dunlop organized were also quite fun.

Aside from Warren and Rose's relationship, I loved the friendship she shared with Mary,Francine and Emily.The supporting cast was wonderful.
Though one might find Rose quite annoying at times, I think you must understand her true nature.It slowly unfolds as the story moves forward.This book is light hearted,so don't expect it to be too serious and stiff like other historical romances.But at the same time it has a wonderful romance,hilarious moments,cute friendships and a well developed plot.
So, give this one a try if you're looking for something different in the historical romance category!! :)


Songs for Rose & Warren

1. Pink - True Love
2. Passenger - Let Her Go
3. Three Days Grace - I Hate Everything About You
4. Alessia Cara - Wild Things
5. Demi Lovato - Confident
6. Mariana's Trench - This Means War
7. Maroon 5 - One More Night


Harmony Williams has been living vicariously in Regency-era England since she discovered Jane Austen. Since time machines don’t yet exist, she’s had to make do with books—fictional and non-fictional. On the rare occasions she doesn’t have her nose stuck in a book, she likes to drink tea and spend time with her 90-lb lapdog. A feminist, she writes stories about strong women and the men who support them as equals.




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