After orchestrating a scandalous high-society ruse, Lady Jeannette Brantford is banished from her family’s estate in England and sent to live with boring elderly cousins in the Irish countryside. But Jeannette’s exile is surprisingly eventful. En route to her dreaded destination, she encounters Darragh O’Brien, a devilishly handsome architect who transforms Jeannette’s punishment into a delicious whirlwind of wits, words, and undeniable passion.
But Jeannette is determined to land herself a titled husband and no Irish commoner is going to make her change her mind…
|Title:||The Wife Trap|
|Author:||Tracy Anne Warren|
|Series:||The Trap Trilogy (Book 2)|
|Category / Genre(s):||Historical|
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|Release Date:||25th April, 2006|
A miss for me
I have read a few books by Tracy Anne Warren and have found them very hit or miss. For me, this one was definitely a miss.
This is the second book in the Trap Trilogy after The Husband Trap but before The Wedding Trap. I haven’t read any of the others and still understood it although I’m sure the author meant for them to be read in order. Based on this book, I won’t be purchasing either of the others.
I have to admit to having a good giggle to myself when I read that the hero’s name was Darragh O’Brien. Like other reviewers have said, this brought to my mind Dara O’Briain (from Mock the Week) and I couldn’t get him out my head which was unusual in so many ways! He’s hella funny but he’s maybe not what you envisage when you want to dream up a romantic hero.
My main problem with the book was the heroine. I didn’t like her. She was spoiled, demanding and pretty much an all round unlikeable person. As such, this coloured the rest of the book as I didn’t particularly want, or care if, she and Darragh got together.
The storyline was okay but the text is sprinkled with modern Americanisms and stereotypical statements that are always disappointing and pull you out of the story.
Okay, so the story isn’t that bad but if you’ve only got a few hours to spare and want to read romance then there are far superior books out there. It’s not terrible but it’s not a book I would go out of my way to recommend.
Tracy Anne Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of ten Regency historical romance novels, including At The Duke’s Pleasure and The Husband Trap. Her books have appeared on the USA Today Bestsellers’ list and the Borders’ Group List of Bestselling Single Title Romance Paperbacks. She has won numerous writing awards, including Romance Writers’ of America’s prestigious RITA® Award, the National Readers’ Choice Award, the HOLT Medallion, the Golden Quill, and others.