Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It Takes Two to Tangle by Theresa Romain

For the past few days I have been trying to come up with words about It Takes Two to Tangle by Theresa Romain. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the story. However, I have come to the conclusion that I can't really handle stories about misguided matches. Or more likely, I can't handle stories where the hero or heroine goes after the wrong person. Let's be honest it can be stressful, because all you want to do is yell at the person "NOT THAT ONE!" You can't do anything about it, but watch them go through the actions to get to the happy ending. Granted they do end up with their happy ending, but it's an uphill battle.

Henry Middlebrook has returned from the war not as a whole man. He has all his body parts, but he pretty much has lost the use of his right arm and probably came back with some inner scars. Now he's trying to come back to society and he figures the best way to make a grand entrance is to capture the most eligible woman. So, he sets his cap on Countess of Stratton. Being an ex-military man he knows he needs go into this situation with a strategy, so he enlists the help of Lady Stratton's companion (who happens to be her cousin) Frances Whittier. Now Frances actually finds Henry charming and really doesn't see any real flaws other picking the wrong girl. However, she is willing to help him capture her cousins heart and sacrifice her own. Oh dear, poor girl.

Even though I struggle with this kind of troupe, I actually did enjoy the story. I actually thought it was quite admirable of Frances to sacrifice her feelings for Henry's happiness. I'm just glad Henry was able to come to his senses before he made a disastrous choice. I think that Frances and Henry's friendship was beautifully written. They had witty conversations and I think Henry really saw some great qualities in Frances. Overall, It Takes Two to Tangle is an enjoyable read. So, if you are looking for a story where the hero or heroine might make disastrous choice, you might want to checkout out It Takes Two to Tangle.

Copy provided by SourceBooks via NetGalley


1 comment:

  1. Great review!! I haven't read this, but I have heard of it. I am not sure if I will read it, but maybe I will check my local library and see if they have any books by this author.