Author: Eileen Richards
Original Title: An Unexpected Wish
Release Year: October 2015
Literary Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: England, Regency
Series: 1st of A Lady's Wish
Vote: 8 1/2
This romance will be released the 27th of October 2015
An adorable, catching, funny, thrilling and sooo sweet novel. There is just one plot choice I don't embrace here, and I would state it immediatly because this is a romance to be praised; I would have reduced or simplified the antagonistic part of the story; to be clear I'd have cut down the traumas, it felt a bit like a loop in the end. Apart from this the rest is amazing.
I loved the characters, all of them, they are not excessive in any way, they perfectly wear their roles, there aren't false notes, it's easy to fall into the story and be kept there wanting to know what happens next; I adored the relationship between the protagonists, the tension is skilfully built up and is not tiring at all, the author manages to satisfy the reader expectations, adopting a perfect timing for every turn and development; Nathaniel, the hero, is so sweet, protective and passionate, he is thrillingly attractive but not overly dramatic or sullen.
The heroine, Anne, has the kind of personality I like to see in a female protagonist, strong but also insecure, very rational and practical on a general basis but with a bit of a dreamer in her as well, responsible, strongly witted and ironical.
A great work was made also in creating the side characters, they are as interesting and fully portrayed as the protagonists, I sympathised with pretty much all of them, I obviously can't wait for Tony and Juliet's story (An Honorable Wish) and hopefully for Sophie's happy ending as well, her growth is in fact very credible and promising. They are all very different one to another and therefore very interesting for various reasons.
I've also highly enjoyed the fairytale component, was quite the charming twist.
Eileen Richards' style is amazing, it's clean and measured as well as entertaining, romantically very balanced and so good for daydreaming! The romance definitely doesn't seem a debut novel. Can't wait for more!
** I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book on courtesy of NetGalley and Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review, thank you for the opportunity **