Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Blog Tour/Review: Summer Campaign by Carla Kelly

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Summer Campaign, by Carla Kelly
2015, 288p, Clean Regency Romance
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

Miss Onyx Hamilton is about to make what everyone agrees is a perfect marriage—until handsome Major Jack Beresford comes galloping into her life. But with his fortune and connections, Onyx knows he’d never ask for her hand, would he? New and longtime fans alike will relish this delightful romance from Carla Kelly. Charming, sweet, and full of fun, it’s simply impossible to stop reading.

I enjoy a good, clean regency romance and this book fits the bill! Onyx Hamilton made me laugh from the beginning. She's set to marry the Reverend Mr. Andrew Littletree and her interactions with him were funny to me. It's obvious he's not a good fit for her but it's been drilled into her that he's the best she'll ever get and she should be grateful that he's willing to marry her. It takes a while to learn the truth of Onyx's parentage so I'll let you discover that for yourself!

While traveling to take care of the vicarage where she will live once she's married, she runs into a bit of a problem and Major Jack Beresford comes to her rescue. He gets hurt in the process, though, and she feels compelled to nurse him back to health. They learn a lot about each other during their short time together and she is intrigued by Jack but is determined to stick to her agreement, especially when she realizes that she doesn't have a future with Jack.

I loved the relationship between Onyx and Jack. They understood each other in a way that nobody else could. Jack has some demons in his past (war memories) and Onyx is able to help him. I liked the way Jack teased her. He let her know how he felt without smothering her and allowed her to make the decision she felt was best for her. There's some heartbreak, too, and it was touching to see how they each dealt with that.

This is a great read that held my attention from the beginning. I've only read a few of Ms. Kelly's books, but I have enjoyed her character development and the realistic elements in her stories. I'm looking forward to reading even more of her books!

About the author:

Carla Kelly is a veteran of the New York and international publishing world. The author of more than thirty novels and novellas for Donald I. Fine Co., Signet, and Harlequin, Carla is the recipient of two Rita Awards (think Oscars for romance writing) from Romance Writers of America and two Spur Awards (think Oscars for western fiction) from Western Writers of America. She is also a recipient of a Whitney Award for Borrowed Light and My Loving Vigil Keeping.


Unknown said...

Oh my goodness you're killing my TBR pile! Every time I visit I end up adding books to my pile :). Great review. I love reading books like this, they are my favorite!

Melanie said...

Haha, your blog adds to mine, too! I hope you enjoy it!

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