Title: Seducing Mr. Knightly
Author: Maya Rodale
Release Date: Oct. 30, 2012
Series: The Writing Girls Bk 4
I was slightly disappointed by Seducing Mr. Knightly, the last book in the Writing Girls series by Maya Rodale. And only slightly because it’s good to see or read about how the other half lives. The other half who have no passion in their marriage or romance in their courtship, the other half who just goes the expected path with no surprises in store. And that’s the feeling I got from Seducing Mr. Knightly.
From the first book, A Groom of One’s Own from The Tattooed Duke, we got snippets of Annabelle’s love and what could potentially be passion for Mr. Knightly who is her boss at the newspaper, The Weekly.
While I can never deny Annabelle’s passion for Derek Knightly, the emotion never fully came across the page to me. Definitely not Derek’s passion for Annabelle, and ultimately that is why Seducing Mr. Knightly never really took hold of my heartstrings the way the past books in the series did.
Derek didn’t seem to me to really care one way or another who he married; his only real passion was and would always be to me the newspaper he oversaw. Derek took Annabelle’s interest in stride I thought and was totally clueless about who the object of her affections was up until the very last part of the book.
Annabelle; to her credit did most of the work and really didn’t get much of anything out of it except for a roll in the hay and to me what appears to me to be a slightly interested Derek Knightly.
In the end, Seducing Mr. Knightly was a disappointment for me in this series. But one that I can overlook since Maya Rodale is a great storyteller.