Friday, January 30, 2015

Gentleman of Her Dreams by Jen Turano

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Goodreads Summary
When Miss Charlotte Wilson asks God for a husband, she decides He must want her to pursue Mr. Hamilton Beckett, the catch of the season. The only problem? She's never actually met Hamilton. Fortunately, one of her oldest and dearest friends, Mr. Henry St. James—who has returned to New York after a two-year absence—does know Hamilton. Much to Henry's chagrin, Charlotte immediately ropes him into helping her meet Hamilton. However, none of her plans to catch Hamilton's eye go as she expected, and she is even more confused when her old feelings for Henry begin to resurrect themselves. In the midst of the mayhem Charlotte always seems to cause, she wonders if the gentleman of her dreams might be an entirely different man than she thought.

This novella is a companion to A Change of Fortune, Jen Turano's full-length debut novel, available fall 2012.

My Review
Gentleman of Her Dreams was a great novella to have in the Woman of Distinction series. I really enjoyed Ms. Turano's writing style in the second and fourth book of that series and can't wait to read the first and third!

Charlotte really had a knack for scheming and getting herself into hilarious situations, and pulling Henry right along with her of course. I laughed out loud and smiled at their antics and banter. She totally misinterpreted what God was trying to tell her, and boy did it lead to many entertaining situations and much confusion! I've always had a soft spot for relationships that evolve from the best friend status, and this one was no exception. It was so obvious that they were meant for each other, yet they were both hiding it!

This novella fits right in at the beginning of the series, and it mentions many of the characters that later get their story told, so that was really fun since I've already read two of the later books.

Anyway, this is a fun short read. I foresee laughter and an aw or two in your future if you decide to read it!

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