Pygmalion

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My Fair Lord

The first in her new Once Upon a Bride series, Wilma Counts’ My Fair Lord is exactly what one would infer from such a title; a Pygmalion inspired tale with the principal roles reversed.  Our Covent Garden flower-seller is morphed into a London dockworker by the name of Jake Bolton and our profess ...

B-
My Fair Lover

In My Fair Lover, family matchmaker Lady Katherine Wilde gets a second chance with her personal one-who-got-away. In this reverse-Pygmalion story, American Brandon Deverill needs Katherine’s help to give him the polish he needs in order to gain his inheritance. Of course, Katherine is also his one ...

B+
Bride by Royal Decree

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just want a really good Harlequin Presents read. I want the tropes to be laid on thick, I want to laugh at the outrageousness of most of it, and I want to lose myself in a world of pure imagination. When I don’t want that itch scratched, HPs are annoying a ...

B
Lady Claire is All That

I struggled to begin this review because I’m still not sure how I felt about Lady Claire Is All That.  Did I enjoy reading it and was I entertained?  Yes, and yes.  But did I like it?  I’m still on the fence.  I was surprised by Ms. Rodale’s modern style juxtaposed against a traditional r ...

B-
My Fair Princess

Vanessa Kelly has been having some fun expanding the family trees of the House of Hanover.  The promiscuous reputations of the Prince Regent and his brothers inspired her series The Renegade Royals, introducing men who were the illegitimate offspring of the royal princes and dukes.  Using this sam ...

C
The Curl Up and Dye

I love makeover stories. The classic Pygmalion tale of a woman who discovers just what she can accomplish is a story I never seem to grow tired of hearing. Not all such tales turn out fabulous though. In this case what starts out as an interesting story winds up bogged down by its determination to w ...

B
My Fair Concubine

My Fair Concubine - as the title might suggest - is a Tang Dynasty take on My Fair Lady. The heroine is a tea shop girl, and the hero talks her into impersonating his sister - who is supposed to be a peace bride, a gift to a warrior in a distant province, but has run away with her lover. I found it ...

F
My Unfair Lady

Sometimes, as a reader, I must admit defeat: An author just isn’t for me. I don’t consider her characters appealing or her jokes funny, and what I ought to do, is just stop reading her books. Unfortunately, when I am reviewing a book, I can’t just DNF and leave it at that, however much I would ...

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My Fair Gentleman

When it comes to authors Missing In Action, I really miss Jan Freed. She wrote some of the best Harlequin Superromance titles ever including this Pygmalion inspired little gem – My Fair Gentleman. It’s one of my all-time favorite comfort reads and one of the books I simply must have on the deser ...

C
Make Me Over

Sadly, my friends, reality television has now entered into the world of books and Ms. Kelly is an author at the forefront of this new breed of stories. But, frankly, it is not nearly as fun reading about a fictional character humiliating herself as it is to see a real human being do so in front of m ...