Wednesday, October 26, 2016

How to Play the Game of Love by (#1 Ladies of Passion) by Harmony Williams - Blog Tour


How to Play the Game of Love

by Harmony Williams
Ladies of Passion, #1
Publication Date: October 17, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Select, Historical Romance




He's everything she thinks she doesn't want.When Miss Rose Wellesley's father threatens an arranged marriage, she knows she'd better settle on a choice quickly or end up having no say in who she marries. Fortunately, she's garnered a rare invitation to Lady Dunlops Week of Love house party, an annual affair notorious for matchmaking. Her plans to expedite a proposal would go smoothly if not for the brash younger sister she must chaperone, her outspoken, disagreeable best friend, and the bullish Lord Hartfell who seems determined to dog her every step.

Lord Hartfell embodies every last thing Rose dislikes in a man. He's domineering, tenacious, argumentative, and a little too casual with his nudity for her tastes. Worst of all, Rose can't seem to get him, or his kisses, out of her mind.

Rose is determined to find a more appropriate husband, even if her heart disagrees with how unsuitable the stubborn lord is. 

3 Stars

This historical romance is about finding true love. I guess that love always finds you! 

Rose is renowned for falling in and out of love. She is looking for someone who would truly love her no matter what. She attends a matchmaking party in the hope of finding just what she wants, especially as her father is threatening her with an arranged marriage. 

Warren is a Lord who is a guest at the same party for his own reasons. He appears to be arrogant and doesn't pay too much attention to the way of the "ton". 

Rose believes she has fallen in love with someone who doesn't seem to have any interest in her whatsoever. She tries ever so hard to attract his attention but he is very evasive. Warren, on the other hand does his best to put himself in Rose's way to the point of humiliation. Rose thinks that he lacks in manners but does very little to give in to physical contact with him. She pushes him away after each and every tryst because he can't be the one! With the way that she carries on, will she find her match at the end of this party? 

I found Rose to be irritating most of the time. She is so set on what she wants that she doesn't look any further than her nose. I couldn't help but feel sorry for Warren who keeps pursuing her despite all the humiliations and rejections. He is not perfect by any means! The story in itself is rather entertaining although a little predictable. It would appeal to those who like historical fictions bordering on comedy. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC via NetGalley. This is an honest review.



Songs for Rose & Warren

1. Pink - True Love

2. Passenger - Let Her Go

3. Three Days Grace - I Hate Everything About You

4. Alessia Cara - Wild Things

5. Demi Lovato - Confident

6. Mariana's Trench - This Means War

7. Maroon 5 - One More Night



Harmony Williams has been living vicariously in Regency-era England since she discovered Jane Austen. Since time machines don't yet exist, she's had to make do with books, fictional and non-fictional. On the rare occasions she doesn't have her nose stuck in a book, she likes to drink tea and spend time with her 90-lb lapdog. A feminist, she writes stories about strong women and the men who support them as equals.