Review: To Catch an Heiress by Julia Quinn

Filed in 5 Stars , featured , Julia Quinn , Review , The Coffee Lover Posted on June 7, 2013 @ 7:00 am 5 comments

Format Read:Paperback copy purchased by the reviewer
Number of Pages:384 pages
Release Date: September 4th 2008 (first published July 1st 1998)
Series: Agents of the Crown, #1
Formats Available: Paperback, Kindle Edition, ebook, Hardcover
Purchasing Info: Goodreads | Amazon |  B&N | Sony Reader Store | Book Depository (US) |  Book Depository (UK)

Book Blurb:

When Caroline Trent is kidnapped by Blake Ravenscroft, she doesn’t even try to elude this dangerously handsome agent of the crown. After all, she’s been running from unwanted marriage proposals. Yes, Blake believes she’s a notorious spy named Carlotta De Leon, but for six weeks until her twenty-first birthday, when she’ll gain control of her fortune, hiding out in the titillating company of a mysterious captor is awfully convenient – and maybe just a little romantic, too.

Blake Ravenscroft’s mission is to bring ‘Carlotta’ to justice, not to fall in love. His heart has been hardened by years of intrigue, but this little temptress proves oddly disarming and thoroughly kissable. And suddenly the unthinkable becomes possible – and this mismatched couple might be destined for love.

My Thoughts:
I hadn’t realized how much I had missed Julia Quinn’s writing style until I picked up one of her novels! I mean she’s among those authors that just can’t fail me with their work and her stories are always a delight to read. So, it isn’t really a big surprise that I absolutely loved To Catch an Heiress!

Most good authors have a distinctive quality, that certain something in their “voice” that makes the reader tell apart their writing style from that of any other. And in Julia Quinn’s case, that certain quality is her humor. I mean her stories are so lighthearted and funny that are a pure delight to read! Her stories are not overly sensual, there’s definitely some sex there, but it’s not the main focus of the story. Her writing style is more playful and the romance is focused more on the constant bickering between the couple rather than their scorching hot encounters. And I had so missed that!

To Catch an Heiress is as good as one might expect from Quinn and then some! I loved Caroline and Blake’s story, I loved their constant fights, Caroline’s carefree personality and her ability to see good in every bad thing that happened to her in her life and Blake’s wounded heart. To put it simply, I just loved everything about this book!

I really can’t say anything about the character development or the quality of the writing style. They are impeccable, as one might expect from an author like Julia Quinn. She has a way around words and add to that her incredible humorous tone and you’ve got in your hands one hell of a story!

Honestly, I can’t make that review long, even if I wanted. All I have to say about To Catch an Heiress is that every lover of Historical Romance should definitely give this title a chance. It’s so fast-paced and funny and sweet that you won’t even realize when you’ll reach the final page!

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I give To Catch an Heiress 5 stars

About Anna

Anna is a psychologist from Greece.You can almost always find her with a book stuck under her nose,so it's no wonder that all her friends make a joke of her.Apart from reading she dreams of the day she'll be able to travel around the world!Anna also blogs at Books to Brighten your Mood.

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  • blodeuedd June 7, 2013 at 10:04 am

    …have even heard of this one?

  • aurian June 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Great review Anna, and one day, I will read her books.

  • Caro The HEA Lover June 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I did not know about this book!!!! How is this possible??? I need to try it..
    II agree Julia always add humor in her books and it’s amazing. Must buy this now!

  • LSUReader June 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I’ve read this one (and the rest of Quinn’s work.) Quinn doesn’t disappoint. Her works are witty, romantic and special. Thanks for the review.

  • Sharlene Wegner June 10, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I have read a bunch of Julia’s books & hadn’t read this one yet! Thanks for the review! I love her writing!

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