Tuesday, December 4, 2012

When Harry Met Molly (Impossible Bachelors #1) by Kieran Kramer

Dashing Lord Harry Traemore is perfectly content to live out his days in the pursuit of pleasure. But when he's named by the Prince Regent as one of society's "Impossible Bachelors," Harry is drafted into a ribald romantic wager. The rules of engagement are scandalously simple: The bachelor whose mistress wins the title of "Most Delectable Companion" gets to remain unmarried. Harry is utterly unconcerned about his status...until his latest lightskirt abandons him. 

Enter Lady Molly Fairbanks. Harry's childhood friend—actually, "foe" is more like it—is the most unlikely companion of all. She's attractive but hot-headed, and in no mood for games. Besides, what could the self-indulgent Harry possibly know about what makes a woman delectable? It's time for Molly to teach him a lesson once and for all...but will it lead to "happily ever after"?

Type: Historical Romance, England
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 5 out of 5

There are some books that are made just to make you happy. To make you smile and better your day and that in the end leave you completely charmed and eager for more. When Harry Met Molly was one of those reads that was completely and utterly grin-producing perfect. From cover to characters Kramer stole my heart with whit, cheekiness and a fun, refreshingly unique storyline that's a little silly and completely, infectiously entertaining.




The basic gist is a bit funny indeed. Take a group of notorious bachelors and throw them together for a week, to compete for a years worth of blessed freedom from the marriage mart by the Prince Reagent himself. The loser being forced to marry by the end of the Season, of course. And it all comes down to who has the most delectable... Mistress. Not your everyday regency romance storyline, now is it?! LOL. Go with it people, life really shouldn't be so prim and serious all the time and this one fully embraces putting that naughty little twinkle in your eye.


Harry and Molly were one of the most entertaining couples. These two were oil and water and even after an 8 year separation due to a disastrous childhood "event" that got them sent away from home for years on end they still butt heads and rial each other like you wouldn't believe. Winding up stuck together,  and forced to play the part of Protector and um, false-mistress, enough to make either one twitch.

Molly had to get away from the taproom so she could breathe and decide what to do. But she already knew what to do. Her wicked self was speaking to her, and she refused to let herself stop it. Her wicked self always came out around Harry. 
It was telling her that she must go inside and dump a tankard of beer over his head.
And seeing it all change? Loved it. The two were, honestly, so great together. They had that easy banter together regardless of if they were pushing each other's buttons or, shockingly, enjoying each other's company.  And there's a nice little bit of sexy spiciness going on too! If yall were here a couple months ago Kieran and I had a funny little chat after a review about the "heat" level in her books and I gotta say she nailed it with this one. There's a couple pretty delicious scenes between Harry and Molly that definitely heat things up. Whew. I stand corrected Mrs Krane, I stand corrected ;)

I really loved Molly and what she was willing to go through in an attempt to save her reputation as a Lady by hiding her identity and playing the part of Harry's Mistress (it's an interesting turn of events that lands her the role too). She's smart, strong-willed, thinks on her feet and manages to shine even when she's completely out of her element. Acting the Mistress wasn't easy for her and there were a couple times I felt like crying right along with her when certain things happened in the competition. But the girl is tough and really pulled through. She had an infectious personality too. You just can't help but smile and want to be around her. She's sweet and cares about people and does her best to make friends even with the other Mistresses who would rather glare daggers at the competition. Harry was a damn fine hero as well. He's not too alpha, and not too much of a push over. He's sexy and funny and somewhat torn over his feelings for Molly and their circumstances. 

The secondary characters were delightfully fantastic. I loved the Bachelors and their terrible ways (save one Bachelor who really needed a good thunking) and loved how they reacted to Molly and her less than conventional Mistress-like behavior. I can't wait to dig into all of their stories. The Mistresses, well I wasn't sure about them at first,  but once you start to get to know these woman, and what makes them tick, they're undeniably wonderful women I wanted to know more about. 


Would I recommend When Harry Met Molly? Hell yeah! It's delightful and filled with so many wonderful moments you'll be hard pressed not to fall for the world Kramer creates. With a bit of drama, parts that will have you teary eyed and others that will have you laughing out loud with a smirk on your face it's a blasted entertaining read. 

      

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USA Today best-selling author and double-Rita finalist Kieran Kramer writes Regency historical romances for St. Martin’s Press. If You Give a Girl a Viscount, the fourth and last book in her Impossible Bachelors series, is on sale now. Her new series, House of Brady, premiers in August 2012 with Loving Lady Marcia. A former CIA employee, journalist, and English teacher, Kieran’s also a game show veteran, karaoke enthusiast, and general adventurer.

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56 comments:

  1. Great interview! What makes you want to write historical romance over other sub genres?

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    1. Hey Penni- I popped your question over under the interview for Kieran so she'll see it :) Thanks for coming by!

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  2. Love this review. I wanna moree!!
    Thanks for giveaway :)

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    1. LOL. That's how I felt when I finished the book Filia!! I wanted MORE! Was so hard not to dig into the next book!

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  3. Love, love, love books like this. I haven't read anything by this author yet but so can't wait to purchase this book. Thanks for the review.
    lorih824(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Oh you're welcome. It was just such a nice surprise. I've got the next 3 books and as soon as I'm able I'm diving right into them all!! Hope you enjoy it Lori!

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  4. Thanks for the review! I love books that can make me laugh out loud, and be tearful. Will have to try this one!

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    1. Isn't that a great experience? I'm always amazed how many emotional responses a talented author can pull out of you in just a handful of pages. Hope you enjoy!

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  5. Great review.Now I want to read it. Going on the TBR list for sure.

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    1. Thanks :) Hope you enjoy Molly and Harry! I'm so excited there are 3 more books to check out now!

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  6. i would love to read this book because i enjoyed Dukles to the left of me, Princes to the right so the book 2 of the series. i loved it really!!

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    1. Oh I can't wait to read that one Miki!! I've got it on my bedroom shelf right this second waiting for me :) Happy reading!

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  7. I love reading a book that leaves me busting out with laughter!

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    1. It's such a great feeling even if you do get funny looks now and again ;)

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  8. To be honest when I picked up a copy of When Harry Met Molly off the shelf at the bookstore it was the title that caught my eye and when I saw the cover all I could think was "WOW"! I had loved the movie when Harry and Met Sally and at the time I thought "This author is never going to match how much fun the film was to watch and how much it made me laught". How wrong I was! I absolutely loved the book and decided then and there that Kieran was the best debut author I had ever read.

    Most debut authors are still dipping their toes in the water but not Kieran - she jumped in feet first and literallyy blew me away. Her books aren't just interesting but they are fantastic with characters you'll never forget!
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    Kieran is like a fine wine - she gets even better with each book she writes! Thank you Kieran for the wonderful hours of reading your shared with me and all your readeers. Merry Chirstmas!

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    1. Isn't it amazing that it was her first one published? It really seemed like she was a seasoned writer! I was really impressed with that too :) I'm so looking forward to reading the next one and seeing what she comes up with. I'm sure it'll be a real treat too!

      So glad you stumbled across her book at the bookstore!

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  9. Great interview. I am not a big reader of historical books but this definitely sounds like a great read! I love the story line...so unique!

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    1. It's not usually my go to genre but I'm finding more and more I like these days :)

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  10. I enjoyed your review and I totally agree with you, I thought When Harry Met Molly was a wonderfully fun read.

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    1. Aw yay so glad you enjoyed Harry and Molly too!! It's so fun to find a read like theirs :)

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  11. Great review. Their situation sounds interesting since it is played more for fun. I have read other books that make me feel good, where I find myself smiling when it's over.

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    1. Yep. Goodness that's such a good feeling. I love a book that puts you in a better mood than when you started. And definitely a book for fun. There are some serious/darker moments but overall it's a pretty light book meant to make you smile.

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  12. I love books that just make me happy/feel good. I have had WHEN HARRY MET MOLLY on my wishlist for a while now!

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    1. Oooo hope you enjoy it!! It was on my tbr list for a while too. So glad I finally gave it a read!

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  13. this is one of my favroite books! Totally agree!

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  14. I actually do have this book on my shelves, but haven't read it yet. Thanks for the review, I will certainly put it higher on my TBR Mountain!
    And yes, I have read books that just make you feel good. Sabrina Jeffries, Suzanne Enoch or Karen Hawkins to name a few historical authors. I love their books.

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    1. Oh yes Sabrina Jeffries is another that always makes me smile. Have read Enoch or Hawkins but good to know!

      Hope you enjoy Molly and Harry!

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  15. Kiernan's books are always so much fun - she always adds some humor to her characters.

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    1. LOL she's definitely does. I kept busting out laughing throughout. She's got a great sense of humor :)

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  16. I think Harry and Molly's situation is very interesting. I have read books that made me feel good. I so wish I could give you titles, but I read so many books that I would have to check through some paper work to find it. I've cried at some situations in books, and in the end it was all ok, and I did feel good about it.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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    1. It really was. It was a first for me which I always love :) I'm the same way. So many books it's hard to pinpoint one. That's what got the blog started :) Needed a place to try and keep it all straight!

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  17. I loved the review and it really made me understand the characters and this series. Thanks, sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Enjoyable review thanks for sharing :)

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  19. I loved this series!! Super fun titles and great stories! Nice review!
    grapeapril75(AT)gmail.com

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    1. LOL aren't the titles fabulous! Her covers alone make me smile. Her women always look just a little cheeky and mischievous. Love that!

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  20. Thanks for the review, it sounds great!

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  21. Eventually I will get all of Kieran's books and read them. I'm always reading such great things about her books!

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    1. Hope you enjoy them when you get to them! She definitely lives up to the talk :)

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  22. Oh, I do love books with good character wit and banter. This sounds like a really good read!
    I have not read any of this series but now, I will be:)
    Nicole.nobles@aol.com

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    1. Ooo I hope you enjoy them. Ahh the bantering. It really makes a book doesn't it?

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  23. I love when romance authors inject humor into their books.
    It always makes for a lighthearted, fun and feel-good read.
    With When Harry Met Molly, not only does the premise for the
    story sound like a blast but the characters sound like a trip too.
    Now I'm also looking forward to meeting the rest of the
    Impossible Bachelors.

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    1. Oh my goodness. The rest of the Bachelors are something else. I can't wait to read their stories either! I'm sure they'll be just as entertaining :)

      Happy reading Kamla!

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  24. For everyone shaking their heads at the premise, all you have to do is look at the feelings and attitude about the Regent to know the 'wage' behind the Impossible Bachelors could have happened. His excess is what led to the Victoria's ideas/attitude taking hold so well.
    Speaking for a person who can get into the most 'interesting' situations without meaning to or even realizing how I manage to, I can feel for Molly (and even Harry somewhat). I'm glad the reviewer mentioned that Molly lands on her feet after a few mis-steps, and makes friends even. Sounds like something I could relate to.
    vickykerr(at)sbcglobal.net

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    1. It's such an interesting time period to look back on isn't it? I really felt for Molly myself and how frustrating it would be for women in that day and age. But she really does pull it all out and make the best of it. Just a great heroine!

      Happy Reading Vicky and thanks for coming by!

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  25. I think the situation is interesting and probably makes a good plot :D would love to read it myself soon <3 I have not yet read any of these books but I love hisotrical romances

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    1. Oooh hope you get to read it soon! Let us know what you think :)

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  26. Love this plot, =) i´m a sucker for two people finding HEA together! =) This is def. going up on my TBR list

    Happy New Year!
    //Linda

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    1. Oh me too! It's a real fun one. Still has me smile whenever I think about it and it's been a couple months now!

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  27. Sounds good. I love when a book makes you laugh.

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  28. Hi Kieran!

    No matter how many of your books I'll read When Harry Met Molly will always be my favorite because it was the one that "introduced" me to your wonderful stories!

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  29. What a great review!! I want to read more!!!

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