Review of Rules For Dating A Romantic Hero by Harriet Evans


Laura Foster used to be a hopeless romantic. She was obsessed with meeting her own Prince Charming until she grew up and realised real life doesn’t work like that. Then she met Nick. A romantic hero straight from a fairytale, with a grand country estate and a family tree to match. They’ve been together four years now and Laura knows that what really matters is the two of them, not everything else around them. She can’t imagine ever loving anyone the way she loves Nick. Now, though, people are openly asking when they’ll hear wedding bells, and Nick is keeping secrets from Laura. She’s starting to feel she might not be ‘good enough’ for his family. Can an ordinary girl like Laura make it work with one of the most eligible men in the country?


When I saw that Quick Reads were advertising this book, I pre-ordered it on my Kindle and completely forgot – oops. This is a story of an ordinary girl, Laura, who is having a relationship with the Marquis of Rahelagh, Dominic – but there’s one problem – Laura doesn’t have the ring on her finger and she really wants it. If you’re a fan of William & Kate (they’re the Royals if you’ve been living under a rock), then you’d love this quick read.

From the start to pretty much the end, I didn’t believe in Laura and Dominic and now that the book is over, I still don’t believe in them. For me, there was far too much negativity floating around their relationship. I felt really sorry for Laura because she’s slated for not spending any of Dominic’s money – SO? Has nobody heard of independence? The only thing I can afford from Marc Jacobs is a plastic bag – FAVOURITE LINE ALERT!

Only when the book ended was I told that this was intended to be a sequel to A Hopeless Romantic, however, this book could easily stand alone and I enjoyed it without reading the first one.

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