What a great read! First thing first, the story arc is super. Great idea, great execution, the ups and downs are well-timed, and the MC is so relatable. You end up caring about Holly within the first chapter, about her struggles and the way she responds to them. Is she a bit naive sometimes? Of course *cough cough*. Is she able to overcome her fears and go through an excellent character growth? Yes. Color me satisfied.
Let me start by stating that I love the idea behind this book. It’s cute, it’s funny, and it’s well-thought-out: Lindhurst grabs some tropes and builds a story around them, using them as a starting point rather than relying on them. The latter is the easy way out, but also the mark of a lazy author; the former is trickier, but also a chance to showcase an author’s writing skills. Well done!
Lord Seeks Wife offers the reader what it says on the tin: Lord Noblet is looking for a wife, and he approaches the issue in an unconventional way. Dating women is obsolete and time-consuming; auditioning them is more efficient.
No Ex Before Marriage is a cute, heart-warming story. Just what I needed as I recover (not yet there, but almost).