Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom by Vanessa Kelly

When I started Vanessa Kelly's Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom, I had my concerns. Partly, I had a hard time getting in the first book Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard. Fortunately, I had nothing to worry. Actually, I dived into the story and fell in love with Griffin Steele and Justine Brightmore.

At the beginning of Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom, we notice Griffin is trying to settle things before he lives England. We all know that plans always change, especially when there is a baby involved. Of course, Griffin contacts his mentor Sir Dominic. Yes, Dominic comes up with a solution that doesn't make Griffin happy. We meet Justine who is task to take care of the baby. Things happen which cause Griffin and Justine to marry.

Overall, I enjoyed Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom. I thought it was a vast improvement from the first book. I was able to dive more into the story and not feel like a struggle to read. I love the chemistry between Justine and Griffin. You have Griffin who is trying to tidy up things before he leaves the country and then he gets stuck with a task of taking care of a baby. He knows he needs to stay away from Justine, but seems to be drawn to her. Honestly, I love how he has no clue why he's drawn to her, because she's not the typical woman he would go after. I love Justine, because she has bluestocking tendency and has no desire to be among society. In that aspect Griffin and Justine fit well together. Granted you don't see any real danger till the end and even that is clear up fairly quickly.

Honestly, I'm glad I took a chance on this book, even with my fears. So, if you are looking for something that's a little different, you might consider reading Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom.

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  1. Good points, Melody. I also found this an easier read than the last book, though did detect some pacing problems here and there. A solid 4 stars read. :)

    1. Oh Mary, it took me 2 months to read the first book. I felt horrible giving a 2star rating, but I had to be honest.

  2. Great review! I just read this one and really enjoyed it. I would like to read the first one though and see how I like it.

    1. Renee it worked for some people, but I just had the hardest time getting into the story. So, it might work for you and I hope you enjoy the first book.