Courting His Countess by C.J. Archer


Title: Courting His Countess
Author: C.J. Archer
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Historical romance, Regency romance
Pace: Medium
Format: eBook, Novella
Year: 2013


It’s been a little while since I picked up any historical romances. Which made this a wonderful novella to use to dive straight back into this genre. Plus, although I’ve read other C.J. Archer novels, this is also my first foray into the more traditional feeling historical romances that she likes. Both things that I thoroughly enjoyed. And made me want to jump right back into another historical / regency romance. And more C.J. Archer stories. A quick, easy and light read. One that I will most definitely enjoy reading again.

I love that this is a historical romance that talks about many of the social graces and nuances that that entails. Yet, it touches on some of the battles that women still face today. In this, it is that there is a bit of controversy surrounding the marriage of the lead couple. Yet, instead of dealing with it, the husband just up and leaves. Leaving her with the fall out. Thomas may do this to try and mitigate the consequences of his actions, but, he in fact actually makes everything a whole lot worse. It’s this lack of understanding to the social morays and utter bullshit that women often face that I found really interesting. After all, it’s still bullshit and nonsense that happens today.

I love that this story starts with Thomas trying to undo the dumbassery of his past actions. And, although you can already guess that those decisions weren’t optimum, it takes a while for all of the foolish decisions to come to light. I love how you spend the whole time hoping for their happily ever after, and also thinking that Thomas is an absolute fool. All in all, this was fun and enjoyable, and I’m so glad that it was such a good happy ending.

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