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This series was unmemorable for me TBH. I read the first book, The Bedding Proposal and I even rated it a 4/5, but for the life me, I just can’t remember the plot! I guess, this calls for a re-read! I also put the second book, Happily Bedded Bliss, on hold and I’m not really sure that I will even pick it up, but I am tempted to because of THIS book!
Let’s just say that I am a fan of cross-dressing ladies! And this book has it in spades! This also features a love between the classes and I absolutely LOVE that!
Rosamund Carrow masquerades as a man so that she can be a barrister and assist her brother after their father’s death. On her very first case, she soundly defeats Lord Lawrence Byron and he is intrigued. Of course, there were a few scenes where Lawrence finds himself falling for his new friend “Ross,” until he discovers that Ross is in fact, female! These two start a very steamy affair, all the while she was still masquerading as a man (there are quite a few close calls).
Bedchamber Games also turned into another tearjerker for me. To be honest, I haven’t really been brought to tears since I read The Hunter by Kerrigan Byrne a couple of years ago. So yes, I am really, really happy about this.
This book does remind me a little bit of one of my favorite books written by Tracy Anne Warren, My Fair Mistress (my re-read review) in a sense that this is a very steamy assignation in the hero’s townhouse [spoiler]with the heroine also ending up getting pregnant.[/spoiler] That was written ten years ago but I remember it like it was yesterday! Well, I have read it multiple times, though so I may be the unicorn in this.
Another negative is that the last 1/4 of the book was just boring. Also, for Rosamund to be written a very strong heroine turn around and turn out to be weak. Although I get why she acted the way she did in the end. But STILL!
The end felt too rushed and sort of like a cop-out. Ack! I was rooting for Lawrence and Ros to get their HEA BUT their reconciliation was basically a PAGE! A PAGE!!!
And lastly, this series does have crappy titles. The titles don’t make me pick a book up! I mean, if this wasn’t Tracy Anne Warren, I won’t be picking it up!
Despite pointing the negatives in Bedchamber Games, I absolutely loved it. The first 3/4 of the book is so strong that it totally overshadows my negatives. (I know, I’m weird) I also loved that we have a heroine who did something very unusual for the time period.
Bedchamber Games is a MUST read. Grab a copy and read it in one sitting!
Books like Bedchamber Games
- My Fair Mistress is about a lady who sells herself to filthy rich London financier, Rafe Pendragon, to save her brother. Lady Julianna starts a steamy affair with Rafe and as I said in my review above, it sort of mirrors the plot for Bedchamber Games! I absolutely love this book, so please read it!
- Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover features Lady Georgiana who is [spoiler]CHASE, the mysterious financier and co-owner of The Fallen Angel,[/spoiler] and also masquerades as a man. Ehemmm
What do you think of the lady cross-dressing trope? Also have you read any good tearjerkers? Please DO share!