Thursday, January 08, 2015

An Affair To Remember by Karen Hawkins

★★★★★  The first book in the "Tailsman Ring" series. I loved the premise of "whoever has the ring falls in love" plot. It's great!  I am a fan of Hawkins already, and have mostly read her newer stuff.. so I am now making my way through her backlist.  This book was fun. Great humour, chemistry, and some wonderfully stubborn lead characters which made for fiery confrontations.  As I haven't read this series before.. I am already hoping she has written or plans to write, a story for the eldest child Desford. I enjoyed his character and think he'd make a strong Lead. I am looking forward to the rest of the series. 

Here's the blurb: 

“The men of the St. John family are outrageously handsome and possess far too much wealth. It is enough to make one ill.”
Saddled with five unruly orphans, the Earl of Greyley, Anthony Elliot, is at his wits’ end. Unfortunately, the only person willing to deal with the adorable little terrors is Anna Thraxton, governess extraordinaire – and the one woman Anthony can’t abide. She’s too outspoken, too opinionated, and far too beautiful for his peace of mind. A woman should be meek and mild – words that perfectly describe his prospective bride, not the flame-haired temptress who haunts his dreams.
Anna knew this job would be trouble the moment she set foot in the door – but it’s Anthony who’s the problem, not the children! He’s too arrogant, too sure of himself, and far, far too wonderfully big and masculine. The young girl he’s courting will never be able to handle him, so someone clearly needs to teach Anthony a few things about women. But when lectures turn to kisses, igniting a passion they can’t ignore, how will they resolve the battle between honor and their hearts?


  1. This sounds like a book I would enjoy! Is it a pretty quick read?

  2. It's an average length book, easy and enjoyable reading.. I say give it a try! Have you read Karen Hawkins before?