The bold peacock and the gentleman

 

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Do you believe in instant attraction or love at first sight?

This story features the colourful party girl Olivia. She has the dress sense of a peacock in high heels. She meets her exact opposite in Edward, who is straight-laced and very conservative. Poor Edward finds Olivia completely exasperating and is also inexplicably drawn to her from the get go.
I felt bad for Olivia, who has self-esteem issues. What is wrong with me? Seemed to be an automatic mantra or inner earworm to any type of attention she was given by the opposite gender. Many young women in our era seem to suffer from the same kind of insecurities. Olivia is bold and independent and yet thinks she is unworthy of positive attention or love. Such a sad contradiction.
On a more personal note I think Bunny could have done with slap up the side of her snarky face with a wet kipper. Super condescending and insulting to those she believes to be below her on the rungs of society.
The author has a good sense of humour and I found myself chuckling quite a few times, especially during the first few chapters. She has also managed to capture the unpredictability of the power of lust when it comes to making decisions based on mind over heart. Sometimes it doesn’t matter what your head says when your body and heart are dancing to a different tune altogether.
I received a copy of this book courtesy of Harlequin UK and Mills & Boon.

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