Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage

Kieran Kramer. St. Martin's Paperbacks, $7.99 mass market (416p) ISBN 978-0-312-37403-7
Kramer's crisp, witty writing is unfortunately undermined by a straw-man villain in the third Impossible Bachelors Regency romance (after Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right). Runaway wife Jilly Jones set up Hodgepodge, a bookstore, on London's Dreare Street with a trusted but eccentric family friend. Dreare lives up to its name: its inhabitants suffer bad luck, and her handsome neighbor, Capt. Stephen Arrow, is a rowdy rascal. Stephen is attempting to sell his ramshackle inherited house despite an infestation of boorish relatives. When a lawyer shows up and announces that all of Dreare Street is in arrears, the colorful inhabitants come together in a hilariously terrible plan to save the day. The delightful romance and comedy-of-errors feel only falter when Jilly's husband shows up and his paper-thin subplot briefly takes center stage. (May)
Reviewed on: 03/21/2011
Release date: 04/01/2011
Genre: Fiction
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