Monday, July 9, 2012

Compromising Kessen by Rachel Van Dyken

The last thing career-driven Kessen Newberry wants is to leave her home in Colorado to spend a Season in London, far away from her job, her friends and the memories of her mother. However, her father, the Earl of Newberry, threatens to disinherit her unless she gets in touch with her British roots. She complies, but has no intention of enjoying the experience.

That is until she meets Christian Vandenbrook, the arrogant and irritatingly handsome future Duke of Albany and her father’s business partner. Unfortunately, Christian hates Americans. And coffee. And apparently, Kessen.

A hatred this passionate can only lead to one thing… marriage.

Caught in the middle of a Regency-inspired nightmare, Kessen and Christian are forced to marry in only one week’s time. Resigned to their fate, the two resolve to give the relationship a chance—which would be much easier if everyone would stop interrupting them every time they found a moment alone.

Tifferz Take-
I am a huge fan of Ms. Van Dyken I have enjoyed every read but this one takes the cake. I think it is my favorite so far. The plot and storyline are solid and had me grinning ear to ear. I was captivated by all the witty banter in this contemporary regency romance. Kessen is such a fun  heroine who is a hopeless romantic at heart. I liked getting to know her and  Christian takes things in stride and has many surprises up his sleeve.
Nick and Duncan were icing on the cake. Having your best friend around to stir up trouble is the best. And boy were they creative!  I did think that Kessen's friend Sammy should have been at the big event with Nick towards the end of the story. I simply Loved this story. Ms. Van Dyken has out done herself. I would love to read Duncan's story hint hint. I look forward to many more stories by Ms. Van Dyken. As always this is a clean read no sex but did have some swearing.

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  1. In total agreement! The banter in Compromising Kessen is hilarious! And I know Duncan is almost finished too! :) (Don't know if I'm allowed to reveal that, but there you have it anyway!)

    1. Oh I am so excited!! Thanks for you comment Leah!