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ARC Review: Less Than a Gentleman by Kerrelyn Sparks

Title: Less Than a Gentleman
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Source: Edelweiss
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: Novel (352pgs)
Release: July 2, 2013
Reviewer: CaroleDee

Between searching for the missing Munro sisters and South Carolina being all but lost to the British, Captain Matthais Thomas has more important things to worry about than finding a bride. But his mother has other ideas. When Matthais finds a beautiful woman in his bed who claims to be his betrothed, he is suspicious of her identity…and determined to discover the truth.

Caroline Munro had few options. The British burned down her home, and now, traveling with her very pregnant sister, Caroline is pretending to be someone she’s not so they can have a safe place to rest. But she didn’t count on a matchmaking matron or her rogue of a son…and certainly never dreamed she would fall in love with a spy.

*Sequel to The Forbidden Lady*

I love Sparks' Vampire books, so when I saw the opportunity to read one of her historicals I jumped quick and wasn't disappointed!

Out of the hundreds of historicals I've read in my lifetime I can't remember reading an American Revolution themed book. Now that I have I'm hooked :)
Since I'm originally from the South it was pretty awesome to read a fictional accounting about some of the sites that I've actually visited. *Thanks mom and dad for dragging me to those battlefields. lol*

Carolina and Matthias' courtship was hilarious to read. There were so many double entendres that I literally laughed out loud at. I've come to expect great humor from Sparks, but I really think she outdid herself in Less Than a Gentleman. There was a great buildup to their physical relationship, and when it happened it was HOT!

An absolutely wonderful read! I think anyone who enjoys a comical read with some pretty serious undercurrents will enjoy this one as well :)

If I could talk her into writing a historical paranormal romance I would be in heaven!

About the Author

Kerrelyn Sparks’ first paranormal romance, How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire, zoomed out of the bat cave so fast it became Borders bestselling debut romance of 2005.
Each book in the Love at Stake series has become a USAToday bestseller.  When the fourth book, The Undead Next Door, landed on the New York Times bestseller list, even the Undead sat up and took notice, which made Kerrelyn a bit nervous.

She lives in the Greater Houston area with her husband, children, and a house full of garlic.  So far, there are no vampires in her family. Werewolves are another matter entirely.

You can follow Kerrelyn via


  1. I love books that can make me laugh. It's not a requirement but it definitely is a major plus.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

  2. I love her books. I'm a huge fan.

  3. Yea! I didn't realize she wrote historical. I've enjoyed the Love at Stake books I've read. This is definitely going into my TBR!

  4. Ooo I love her! Haven't tried the historicals yet. And definitely a different setting. That's really neat. I'm with ya. A historical paranormal would be awesome. There just aren't enough of those :)

    herding cats & burning soup


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