Review: Woo’d in Haste by Sabrina Darby

wood in hasteReviewed by Jen

I liked the premise for story, but it did not live up to its potential. Luc is a young viscount, just returning from his tour of the continent. He catches sight of Beatrice and is instantly smitten. Unfortunately, he learns that no one can court her until her older sister finds a match. So Luc goes undercover as a tutor to her younger brother to gain entrance into her home and her life.

It starts out ok, if you can ignore the fact that Luc fancies himself “in love” with a woman he has never met. He is sweet and kind of charming with his shyness and willingness to step out of his comfort zone to get to know Bea.

But after that, everything happens way too fast. Not in elapsed time, but in what we see on page. One kids turns into months of kisses and then Luc starts talking about how he made love to her. Only he never did. Bea goes on to use the same euphemism… But they did not have sex. I can’t tell you the confusion this caused me.

Then there’s the fact that Luc keeps the Big Lie between them the whole time and it’s clearly going to blow up. The return of Bea’s sister with a possible change in circumstances is an apparent red herring. And then Bea changes her mind about Luc in such rapid succession I still have whiplash. And then the book stopped. No satisfying ending, just stopped, with the stage set for what I guess will be a HEA.

But I felt like there were holes in the relationship development and even less success in character development. Bea came off as immature and demanding in the end and Luc just seemed weak. It was not good for me. And that’s a shame because it could have been better.

Rating: C-

*ARC Provided by Avon

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Woo’d in Haste
by Sabrina Darby
Release Date: May 13, 2014
Publisher: Avon Impulse

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