Thursday, 13 August 2015

BLOG TOUR | Undone By His Kiss by Anabelle Bryant {Review}

Genre: Historical fiction , Romance
Publication Date: August 6th 2015
Publisher:  Harlequin's Carina
Format: ARC
Blog Tour Host:  Jenny In Neverland
Rating: 4 stars

A most delicious challenge…


 Experience has taught Emily Shaw that men are best avoided, so she’s determined to take her place in society alone and unrestrained by marriage. Renting a room in the heart of London, she establishes a Women’s League to promote equality between the sexes and teach women to be independent.


 Jasper St David isn’t looking for distractions, but he’s fascinated by beautiful, fiercely opinionated Emily when she moves into the office above his. And when he learns of her determination never to succumb to male charms, he can’t help but see it as a challenge! After all, Jasper’s always found nothing more tantalising than the thrill of the chase…


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About Anabelle Bryant:


Anabelle began reading at age three and never stopped. Her passion for reading soon turned into a passion for writing and an author was born. Happy to grab a suitcase if it ensures a new adventure, Anabelle finds endless inspiration in travel, especially imaginary jaunts into Regency England, a far cry from her home in New Jersey. Instead, her clever characters live out her daydreams because really, who wouldn't want to dance with a handsome duke or kiss a wicked earl?

Though teaching keeps her grounded, photography, running and writing, counterbalance her wanderlust. Often found with her nose in a book, Anabelle earned her Master's Degree and is completing her Doctorate Degree in education. Thrilled to be an author for Harlequin's Carina line, Anabelle's historical romances are character driven. She strives to provide a heartfelt connection between her hero, heroine, and the reader, believing the emotional journey on the path to true love is the most important bond. Clever secondary characters and lively conversation keep the pages turning.




A troubled experience with her Father leaves Emily Shaw determined to live an independent life without relying on the help of men. She lives in London during the Regency period but despite the views of society at that time , she has strong opinions and clear goals. Her vision of equality is flawed as she thinks that any man who offers her help in any way is disrespectful , when she meets Jasper St David she begins to realise that some things can't be done alone. Emily is stubborn and headstrong but she is also paranoid and puts unnecessary restrictions on herself. She made frustrating decisions at times but as we learned about her past , I began to understand them and could not be angry. She was a very interesting character to read from as she knew exactly what she wanted but somehow still held so much doubt and uncertainty.

Jasper St David wants to prove to his Earl brother that he can have a successful business. He is focused on his work but Emily seems to be a distraction. He's fascinated by her strong will and stubborn attitude and wants to prove to her that being independent doesn't have to mean being alone. I loved his relationship with Emily as they took each other by surprise and bring out the best in each other. He treated Emily with all of the love and respect that she needed to restore her faith in men , life and happy endings.

The book is set in 3rd person and was a little bit hard to get into at the beginning but as soon as I got used to the switching narrative I began to really enjoy it! I liked how there was something that neither Emily nor Jasper were aware of but you were with the combination of their information. The time that the book is set in is interesting and it's great to read about London in the 1800s in general. It's a light and adorable character driven romance that keeps you on your toes and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in historical fiction or just romance in general.


  1. Thank you so much for taking part and for the great review! :) xx

    1. It was no problem! I'm glad I read it. :)