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Friday, May 4, 2012

ARC Review: A Gentleman Says "I Do" by Amelia Grey

When I first saw this on NetGalley I immediately added it to my queue. I've had other books from this author on my TBR pile for quite sometime and I found myself very excited to pick this one up. I shouldn't have gotten myself so worked up because this book left a lot to be desired. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't really bad it was just okay. There wasn't anything that really stuck out for me with this book. It's just a book that has been done before by others and better.

Iverson Brentwood is seething mad. When a story is written in the paper about him and his twin brother depicting their mother in not such a good light he decides the only that can be done to rectify the situation is to confront the author himself. When he arrives at the mans home he is confronted by Miss Catalina Crisp, the authors daughter. Of course Iverson immediately finds himself attracted to Catalina. She's beautiful, feisty and she challenges him like no one else.

Catalina has a secret. She is actually the one behind the story. For the last three years she has been working on her fathers stories that he leaves unfinished so that they can get paid and keep their roof over their heads. When she is confronted by Iverson, she feels bad for the pain she has caused him and his family but knows he can never learn the truth behind the stories. He will tell everyone and ruin her father. So she keeps it a secret while at the same time she begins to look for her father so he can possibly put a stop to future stories about Iverson and his family from being released in the paper.

While all of this is going on, Catalina and Iverson are growing a lot closer. Iverson awakens feelings Catalina has never had before and likewise for Iverson. Iverson is known as the Rake of Baltimore and he in no way wants to settle down, but there is just something about Catalina that calls to him and he keeps finding himself drawn to her.

While I felt that the story-line has been done before and it was a little predictable, I will say I really enjoyed the way Catalina and Iverson reacted with one another. The way they both would go back and forth with each other was entertaining to read. They had some really funny moments with one another and some terrific one liners.

All in all, this book was okay. Nothing spectacular but not necessarily bad. Just kind of forgettable.

**ARC copy provided by NetGalley**

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