I was in the mood for something light and fun. So, I picked up FIT TO BE TIED by Robin Lee Hatcher. I’m never disappointed in her books. They aren’t one’s that I would pick up and read over and over, but they are fun, entertaining and uplifting stories.
Book Rating: Up All Night’er
I easily finished this book in a day. There’s nothing huge, nothing shattering that happens in the story—it’s just a simple tale of one girl’s “real life” emotions and experiences as she falls in love.
Cleo Arlington is happier in jeans and a cowboy hat, riding one horse while wrangling another, than she is wearing a nice dress and sitting in a fancy parlor. She has a strong desire to marry and have children, but she’s afraid that maybe she’s lost her chance.
English aristocrat Sherwood Statham still suffers from the war—emotionally and physically. He has been attempting to drown his horrors in drinks and women, but his exploits have gone too far this time and his father is sending him to American for a year.
These two characters are a very unlikely pair. Their growth and development through the book was nice and the supporting characters are also very likable. The romance was good as well, but I actually wasn’t very convinced that these two were well matched! I had a hard time seeing what was so interesting about the other person and why they would be attracted—especially since they were SO different from one another.
Also, I tried, but I couldn’t like Sherwood. There was nothing endearing about him, in my opinion. If you are looking for a book with a dashing leading-man that leaves you drooling at the end, this one isn’t it. Also, Cleo isn’t your regular leading lady…she may be a disappointment to you if you need a real damsel-in-distress kind of thing (which I usually go for!) where the lady is beautiful and needs to be rescued, etc.
All of that being said, I do think it’s a nice little read when you need something fast and fun. So if you haven’t read it yet, give it a shot and let me know what you think!
(PS: This book is the #2 book in The Sisters of Bethlehem Series...you don't have to read them in order...they are fine to read on their own.)