Blog Tour: What Not to Bare by Megan Frampton

In Megan Frampton’s witty historical romance, a woman is judged by her gown, and a man by his reputation—until both are shed in one sexy moment of seduction.

Lady Charlotte Jepstow certainly knows how to make an impression—a terrible one. Each one of her ball gowns is more ostentatiously ugly than the one before. Even she has been forced to wonder: Is she unmarried because of her abysmal wardrobe, or does she wear clashing clothing because she doesn’t want to be pursued in the first place? But when Charlotte meets Lord David Marchston, suddenly a little courtship doesn’t sound so bad after all.

David will be the first to admit he’s made some mistakes. But when he gets yanked from his post by his superiors, he is ordered to do the unthinkable to win back his position: woo his commander’s niece. If David wants his life back, he must use his skills as a negotiator to persuade society that Charlotte is a woman worth pursuing, despite her rather unusual “flair” for color. But David does such a terrific job that he develops an unexpected problem, one that violates both his rakish mentality and his marching orders: He’s starting to fall in love.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Hero of My Heart, Baring It All, and After the Kiss.


Rating: 3.5/5

This was a really cute read. I loved Charlotte, and related to her fairly well—the idea of the main character being somewhat of a social outcast and proud of it, then falling for the bachelor of the year, so to speak, made for a pretty fun read.

The characters were very well written and were consistent in their voices—I wasn’t always sure that their speech patterns felt entirely realistic, but if that’s the biggest problem I had, that’s saying something.

It read kind of slow compared to what I’m used to reading, but I think that had more to do with the genre and the chaos of my real life right now than with the book.

All in all it was a great read! I recommend it 🙂

Thanks to Tasty Book Tours for hosting, and to Megan Frampton for the review copy.

You can find this book at: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Check out the rest of the tour here!


Posted on October 4, 2013, in Romance. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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