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It is a truth universally acknowledged that an arrogant bachelor insistent on a wife who meets the strictest of reuirements deserves his comeuppanceThe Honorable Jeremy Malcolm is searching for a wife but not just any wife He's determined to elude the fortune hunters and find a near perfect woman one who will meet the ualifications on his well crafted list But I m torn2 or 4 stars I m conflictedIf you want a romantic comedy spoof then maybe 4 stars If you re looking for the genuine romance article then 2That s my burning uestion I was suitably underwhelmed by The List as a serious regency work How a supposedly intelligent woman was beguiled by her one time uneasy schoolfriend to punish a potential swain for not continuing to court her friend is beyond me And when said perceptive young woman continually falls in with her friend s plans mostly because she thinking of something or someone else and just murmurs appropriate noises of approval well then of course she s going to find herself in deep water Couple that with the fact that said friend is fiendishly sure of herself read spoiled arrogant and used to getting her own way with a true mean girls streak and the story becomes farcical I must say though I kept flashing to scenes from 1940 s black and white inane romantic comedy movies How can that be I m thinking of maybe Cary Grant and Irene Dunne or Katherine Hepburn If this is a regency romantic comedy spoof then it s possibly a 4 star performance If it s not I support my 2 star designationHighly eligible wealthy and apparently dishy the Honourable Mr Jeremy Malcolm second son of the Earl of Kilbourne has a list of attributes he s looking for in a wife Julia Thistlewaite falls short and so after a couple of outings with her he moves on Thwarted and enraged Julia remembers that an acuaintance from school Selina Dalton a vicar s daughter has written to her Julia invites Selina to London planning to use her to exact some sweet revenge against the top lofty Jeremy So your veritable comic Cheltenham tragedy is about to be enactedOf course things go awry and there are indeed many wryly funny moments but in the end the story seemed to tail off the farcical loosing it s impetus I finished but it was a close run thingThere s a good meld of supporting characters One of the best was Jeremy s mother Lady Kilbourne Although Julie s cousin Cassie Lord Cassidy adds a certain Bertie Wooster piuancyI did love the cover design A mixture of millennium pink and red with silhouetted figures harken back to times past with a dash of the modernI am still left with the sneaking suspicion this is a romantic comedy spoof So I m back to my original uandary Was this a 4 star or 2 star performanceI ve decided to come down on this being a romantic comedy but due to the slow finish I m settling for 3 starsA Berkley Group ARC via NetGalley

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Mr Malcolm's List

After years of searching he's beginning to despair of finding this paragon And then Selina Dalton arrives in townSelina a vicar's daughter of limited means Mr Malcolm's Kindle and a stranger to high society is thrilled when her friend Julia invites her to London  Until she learns it's part of a plot to exact revenge on Mr Malcolm Selina is reluctant to par Somewhere between 25 and 3 stars there is something that is very bingeable about this book so I had a pleasant enough time in the middle of it It kind of reminded me of fanfiction in its structure and tone which isn t necessarily a bad thing However there s a lot lacking in character development plot pacing and consistency in voice I personally don t care that much about historical accuracy for those who do this is not going to be a book for you but I do want the author to sell me on their version of the setting that they ve constructed In this case it didn t convince me of its vision of historical setting it pickedAll in all not my favorite or very memorable but a fine enough way to pass some time

Suzanne Allain ß 3 read

Ticipate in Julia's scheme especially after meeting the irresistible Mr Malcolm who seems very different from the arrogant scoundrel of Julia's descriptionBut when Mr Malcolm begins judging Selina against his unattainable standards Selina decides that she has ualifications of her own And if he is to meet them he must reveal the real man behind Mr Malcolm's Lis 35 Stars Publication Date 72820Number of Pages 256This was a fun and entertaining read from a new to me author She brings the whole range of emotions into it I giggled I teared up I sighed it was a really nice read I will mention that it is not in the least steamy so if you like steam you won t get it here Since I just love a good romance with or without steam it was good for me The writing is good the characters are pretty well developed and the plot was mostly tight and excellently pacedI believe this is a re release as the author mentions that she enjoyed being able to go watch the filming of the movie made from it You ll like the characters even the baddies aren t really so bad Plus you get two romances for the price of one so you can t go wrong thereJeremy Malcolm is one buttoned up dude He s rich handsome and has his own estate If he were female he d be a diamond of the first water He s decided it is time to marry but he is very very particular and has a list of ualifications his bride must meet Can anyone live up to that perfection When he fails to pursue one female in particular she decides to have her revenge on him Imagine him embarrassing her by not at least calling the following day after escorting her to the operaSelina Dalton is the daughter of a vicar She is very sweet giving caring and very beautiful She s been working as a lady s companion to an older friend of her mothers until the lady died With her future unsure she decides to write to a friend from school and then hope for an invitation to visit London She could return home to her parents but that isn t what she wants to do at least not right now When the invitation from her friend arrives Selina has no clue it comes with some very tightly laced stringsNow you must be wondering why this isn t a 5 star rating for me The character development especially for Julia and Cassie just wasn t there For Julia it was like there was a line down the middle of the book on one side she was one person and on the other side she was a different person For Cassie well I felt sorry for him as it seemed his only character trait was that of a buffoon Anyway I enjoyed the story even with Jeremy annoying me regularly I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own


10 thoughts on “Mr Malcolm's List

  1. says:

    This is a fantastic study on how not to write a regency romanceLet me just start by saying that Selina is than a tolerable main character I liked her a lot I don't think I would have been able to finish this book if I had to deal with an annoying mc on top of everything elseLet's just run through itSetting AwfulIt's like Allain read one regency romance and then decided to write her own with no knowledge of h

  2. says:

    2019 ReviewStill a fabulously fun read but this time I think I enjoyed Incognito better I recommend reading both Not as much a fan of The Celebrated Pedestrian 2018 ReviewSo first you read Jane Austen And Jane's great Iconic even But sometimes

  3. says:

    I'm torn2 or 4 stars I'm conflictedIf you want a romantic comedy spoof then maybe 4 stars If you're looking for the genuin

  4. says:

    Somewhere between 25 and 3 stars there is something that is very bingeable about this book so I had a pleasant enough time in the m

  5. says:

    Update 62915 I'm knocking this down a star because despite the fact that I read it 3 weeks ago I can't remember a single t

  6. says:

    Read to 40% then skipped to the last 3 chapters I was uite excited at the premise of this one as the synopsis sounded promising Sadly there wasn’t anything for me All of the characters sort of sound the same I honestly think that if you took away the names the men and women could be interchangeable Except Julia but only because she’s a me

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    Mr Malcolm's ListSuzanne Allainhttpswwwfacebookcomsuzannejallain Release date 07282020Publisher Piatkus for BerkleyBlurb It is a truth universally acknowledged that an arrogant bachelor insistent on a wife who meets the strictest of reuirements deserves his comeuppance The Honourable Mr Jeremy Malcolm is searching for a wife but not just any wife As the target of matchmaking mothers and desperate debutantes he's determi

  8. says:

    35 Stars Publication Date 72820Number of Pages 256This was a fun and entertaining read from a new to me author She brings the whole range of emotions into it – I giggled I teared up I sighed – it was a really nice read I will mention tha

  9. says:

    I started this book last evening having read the first chapter online and could not put it down I recently discovered the Pink Carnation series by Lauren Willig and this was very similar in atmosphere and temper Light hea

  10. says:

    Cute story cute characters it'scute Not super sexy not super emotional It's cute