Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Unlikely Lady by Valerie Bowman (Review)

How many of you guys have read Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing? If you actually enjoyed that play, you will enjoy The Unlikely Lady by Valerie Bowman.

So, if you have been following the series from the get the Playful Brides series you would know that Jane and Upton have been at each others throats from the get go. It all stems from Much Ado About Nothing, and actually Jane and Upton are quite similar to Beatrice and Benedick. I actually thought it was quite entertaining to watch these two.

Anyway, you got love Lucy's meddling. I would worry if Lucy didn't meddle into people's lives, because it's just in her nature. So, she came up with the plan to get these two together, by having them told each one was madly in love with the other. Seriously, that's the plot to Much Ado About Nothing.

Basically, we watch Jane and Upton get closer to one another in the story, but there is someone who has to interfere. We can't have everything go smoothly, so we meet Mrs. Langford. Man she's such a witch in the story. Honestly, she's a special person, and definitely not likable. Then again we need a little conflict.

I enjoyed The Unlikely Lady, we get see Jane and Upton get together. I like that we got to know Jane a little better. I kind of felt bad for Jane, because of how she was treated as the child and why she turned to books. We also see Upton in a different light too. However, I didn't really see him as a rake. Overall, the story was entertaining and playful. So, sit back and relax as you watch as Jane and Upton breakdown the walls of misunderstanding as they draw closer to one another.

Copy provided by St. Martin via NetGalley

Rating 4 1/2 Stars.


  1. I'm slowly working on this one in between current review books. I've been enjoying it too :) Hoping to finish it up this week :)

  2. I liked the story it was a fun read. Plus, it made me think of Much Ado About Nothing with Emma Thompson version. Then again I don't know to many other versions.