Review: It takes two to tangle – Theresa Romain

Henry Middlebrook is back from fighting Napoleon, ready to re-enter London society where he left it. Wounded and battle weary, he decides that the right wife is all he needs. Selecting the most desirable lady in the ton, Henry turns to her best friend and companion to help him with his suit…

Young and beautiful, war widow Frances Whittier is no stranger to social intrigue. She finds Henry Middlebrook courageous and manly, unlike the foppish aristocrats she is used to, and is inspired to exercise her considerable wit on his behalf. But she may be too clever for her own good, and Frances discovers that she has set in motion a complicated train of events that’s only going to break her own heart.

My thoughts:
I am not a huge fan of the “in love with the heroine’s best friend plot”, but, yes it worked and I will tell you why.

1. First Henry was never in love. His brother and sister-in-law told him that she would be a good wife and that he should marry.

2. Frances makes a BIG mistake so she really has herself to blame when Henry thinks Caroline likes him.

3. When he gets to know Frannie he starts to like her.

4. Frannie already likes him, and cos of the Mistake she makes it all worse.

5. This book has a HEA so we all know it will end well.

There you have it, in 5 points why the plot worked for me.

In other news, I wonder who will be the next hero or heroine. I want Caroline to get a HEA. And I want a story where an old friend of Henry’s gets his HEA. I do love when a book has interesting side characters you want more of.


A cute romance where mistakes are made but love is found.
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Historical romance
From the Publisher for an honest review

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