Thursday, December 22, 2016

Book Review And Giveaway : Lady Claire Is All That by Maya Rodale



The one thing neither of them counted on is love . . .


LADY CLAIRE IS ALL THAT
Keeping Up with the Cavendishes #3
Maya Rodale
Releasing Dec 27th, 2016
Avon Books


Her Brains

Claire Cavendish is in search of a duke, but not for the usual reasons. The man she seeks is a mathematician; the man she unwittingly finds is Lord Fox: dynamic, athletic, and as bored by the equations Claire adores as she is by the social whirl upon which he thrives. As attractive as Fox is, he’s of no use to Claire . . . or is he?

Plus His Brawn

Fox’s male pride has been bruised ever since his fiancĂ©e jilted him. One way to recover: win a bet that he can transform Lady Claire, Society’s roughest diamond, into its most prized jewel. But Claire has other ideas—shockingly steamy ones. . .

Equals A Study In Seduction

By Claire’s calculations, Fox is the perfect man to satisfy her sensual curiosity. In Fox’s estimation, Claire is the perfect woman to prove his mastery of the ton. But the one thing neither of them counted on is love . . .


Make sure to "Keep Up" with the Cavendishes!

REVIEW

Opposites attract in this new novel from Maya Rodale!

In Lady Claire Is All That, we have the bunch of Cavendishes whose brother inherited a dukedom and have shifted to London from America.They're all quite adorably quirky in their own way, and Claire the oldest among them, is a bluestocking who loves mathematics!Her ideal husband would be a mathematician who is able to match her wits and share her passions.But, she is now being accosted at every corner by Lord Fox, who is all brawns and quite the opposite of her.

Lord Fox has been jilted and though it's his pride that hurts more than his heart, he ends up betting his prized hunting dog on the task of being able to transform Lady Claire from the bespectacled,bluestocking who avoids men to the jewel of the ton!Quite difficult, since she seems determined to avoid him at every turn.What's more surprising is the attraction that burns hot between them!Will he end up falling for his task for failing at it?What will happen if Claire were to find out about it?

Honestly, the best part about this book was the writing!I've found a new favorite author in the HR genre and I'm excited to read more of her books!Claire and Fox are really great main characters who brought the story to life!I love the intelligent,independent Claire with her love for all things mathematics.She was really passionate about it!Fox was kinda like a grow-up jock, all brawny,into wrestling and stuff.He doesn't understand anything about maths.Poor man! :P
He was cocky and arrogant in an endearing way and so sweet at heart!

The chemistry between them was too good!And this was quite different from the books that I usually find in Historical Romance.My only issue is probably that beyond the attraction between Claire and Fox, I couldn't see the connection them.I get it they are opposites, but realistically speaking don't we need more things in common or a mutual understanding to have a long-lasting relationship?That made me think and go hmm..

The Cavendish family was quite fun too and I loved the relationship between the brothers and sisters.Fox's sister and friends also added a lot to the story!
Can't wait to read more stories about the Cavendish family! :D

I don't think its necessary to read the previous books in the series, as the stories run parallel in the timeline and I didn't really feel as if anything was left out.Considering that this is my first book from this author it was quite enjoyable! 

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
All the novels in my Keeping Up With The Cavendishes series are inspired by my favorite romantic comedies.  Lady Claire Is All That is based on the 90’s rom com She’s All That. Basically, I write stories that I want to read—funny, witty, happy ever afters—and I delight in seeing mash ups of modern times and pop culture with historical romance.

What gave you the most trouble with this story?
The heroine of Lady Claire Is All That is a math genius and I am...not. At all. There isn’t much math in the novel (phew!) but what does appear is thanks to one of my dearest romance writing friends Caroline Linden, who happens to have a math degree from Harvard.

Name one thing you won’t leave home without.
Besides the obvious phone, wallet, keys, etc, I never leave home without my lipgloss. I’m addicted! My husband hates it.

Name three things on your desk right now.
Three things always on my desk: laptop, phone, caffeinated beverage.

A la Twitter style, please describe your book in 140 characters or less.
In Lady Claire Is All That sparks fly between a brainy heroine and the hot jock of the haute ton in this Regency remake of the rom com She’s All That!

What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?
I love writing the funny, teasing, loving banter between the four siblings in my Keeping Up With The Cavendishes series. Writing some good flirtation between the hero and heroine is also a favorite of mine.

How long have you been writing, and what (or who) inspired you to start?
I’ve been writing romance novels for about twelve years now (though I’ve been writing for longer than that). Then, and now, I write the book that I’m in the mood to read because I’m still a reader first!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother’s insistence and it wasn’t long before she was writing her own. Maya is now the author of multiple Regency historical romances. She lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.


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