Wednesday 16 November 2011

Review: Storming the Castle - Eloisa James

Brand new novella from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Eloisa James, exclusive to ebook. Not every fairy tale begins with a prince or a princess... When Miss Philippa Damson runs away from home to Pomeroy Castle, she is far from a princess...she's an extraordinary beauty with ordinary dreams - to live a quiet life as a nursemaid. Jonas Berwick, rakish son of a grand duke, has vowed never to wed. He offers Philippa everything - except his hand in marriage. Philippa has stormed the castle, but now she faces an impossible challenge: to win the love of a prince, she may have to risk everything that makes her a lady. Will the sacrifice of her honour be too high a price to pay?

Happily Ever Afters Series:
A Kiss at Midnight
Storming the Castle (Novella)
When Beauty Tamed the Beast
Winning the Wallflower (Novella)
The Duke is Mine
The Ugly Duchess
Seduced by a Pirate (Novella)
Once Upon a Tower (2013)

Visit Eloisa James' website for more information

I loved Gabriel's brother Wick in A Kiss at Midnight so I was very excited to discover that Eloisa James had released his story as a novella.  While I would have loved a full length novel with these characters I enjoyed the fact that the story focused on the romance rather than separate side stories and it made for a very satisfying read.

I don't want to give too much away about the plot because it would be too easy to spoil the story so I'm just going to say that I love Wick even more now than I did in the first story.  He is so sweet and my heart went out to him when he puts himself down and believes he isn't worthy of Philippa because of the circumstances of his birth.  I really liked Philippa, she knows what she wants and is determined to go out and get it.  They make a great couple and the romance between them was lovely to read about.  It was great to see how things are going for Gabriel & Kate since the ending of A Kiss at Midnight and I laughed out loud at the antics of Wick & Gabriel's aunt Princess Sophonisba.

If you enjoyed A Kiss at Midnight then you don't want to miss out on reading Storming the Castle, the story still has a fairytale feel to it and the romance is both sweet and sexy.  I'm very excited about reading the remaining books in the Happily Ever Afters series.

Source: Purchased

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  1. I think I am going to have to get this one!

  2. Hi Viv, if Santa brings you a kindle for Christmas I'd definitely recommend this as one of your first purchases :o)



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