Book Review: A Dash of Romance by Paullett Golden

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I loved basically everything about this book!

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Premise (from Goodreads)

With quills and fantasies, they write their future.

Percival Randall lives an uncomplicated life of luxury, as he likes it. Not even an ultimatum requiring marriage can tip the scales. A conniving young lady who compromises his name to force a betrothal, however, is an impediment to happiness Percival must confront.

Abigail Walsley dreams of publishing novels rather than marrying dashing heroes. An unexpected proposal and a subsequent Banbury tale tumble her into a betrothal with a man she has never met. Following her dreams proves a challenge with a marriage of inconvenience on the horizon.

This is the love story of Percival and Abigail, two dreamers who write their love story one scene at a time.

From second chance romances to mistaken identities, experience A Dash of Romance in this collection of one short novel and fourteen bonus flash fiction pieces.

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Review (No Spoilers)

Thank you so much to Paullett Golden and BookTasters for providing me with a complimentary digital copy in exchange for an honest review!

A Dash of Romance consists of one historical romance novella and several short stories. My review is going to be focused on the novella since I feel like it’s the main part of the book and that the short stories are more like fun additions. I’ve actually read a few of them already and they’re also really good so really this book is a treasure all around!

The novella in the book revolves around the story of Percival Randall and Abigail Walsley. When Abigail is proposed to by a man she has no interest in, she quickly makes up the perfect imaginary fiance. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) for her, she basically manages to describe a man named Percival whom she’s never met. Suddenly the two of them find themselves forced to fake an engagement to avoid a social scandal–with the plan to call it off as quickly as possible, of course.

What happens next is basically exactly what you think would happen next, but it was done in a way that was so lovely that I loved reading every trope-y second of it! Percival and Abigail had such playful chemistry that the book managed to somehow be dramatic, entertaining, and light at the same time. I can definitely imagine myself rereading this book over and over again as a comfort read.

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4 thoughts on “Book Review: A Dash of Romance by Paullett Golden

  1. Rosegold Reports February 16, 2021 / 4:52 am

    This sounds like a great read! Your enthusiasm is infectious!

    Liked by 1 person

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