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10 thoughts on “A Most Unusual Wedding

  1. says:

    2.5 starsBig Fat Meh.I m trying not to offend anyone so apologize if I unknowingly do , but this is a long and dull romance with typically husband stay at home wife role Leo the husband , the one with money, the one with high level position in the society is working out of house, dealing with the plague, while Gerard the stay at home wife deals with the wedding planning, wedding presents and family dinner, as well as fighting off admirers and stalkers Oh and we have Leo s uncle s di 2.5 starsBig Fat Meh.I m trying not to offend anyone so apologize if I unknowingly do , but this is a long and dull romance with typically husband stay at home wife role Leo the husband , the one with money, the one with high level position in the society is working out of house, dealing with the plague, while Gerard the stay at home wife deals with the wedding planning, wedding presents and family dinner, as well as fighting off admirers and stalkers Oh and we have Leo s uncle s disapproval towards Gerard because he s a commoner, from the low class, and totally not meant for someone like Leo s level which created ripples between the young couple Seriously, I kept expecting Mark to bribe Gerard to get away from Leo because it was what outdated romance plot would bring I had flashback of reading romance in my teenager years Since Leo is one of the best sorcerers and Gerard being a well known leathersmith, in an alternate historical universe of magic, I was expecting Leo and Gerard working together somehow to investigate the mysterious plague, being bad asses powerhouse couple But the investigation itself was dragging and everything else was lackluster First, Leo and Gerard didn t spend much time together, with Leo working with the plague case, and they still live separately before they wed Second, the villain s identity for the plague was introduced like 3 4 part into the book it felt completely out of the left field a name that has not been suspected or mentioned by anyone before NOT a big fan of that then the fight with the villain was over in mere 1 2 pages Third, regarding Gerard s secret admirer slash stalker COME ON How predictable was that There wasn t any surprising moment here It was disappointing.I still liked Daniel, Gerard s grandfather, as well as Gerard s best friend, Harry, who was totallylively as character than both Leo and Gerard But even them being at their best couldn t help this book for me I skimmed a lot in my way to rushing to the finish line Bottom line, not exactly what I was expecting when I read the blurb and bought it shrugs Definitely going to pass on the sequel whenever that might be


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    3 meh stars.I was super excited to read this book A Most Unusual Courtship was entertaining in it s short length It was really funny, I thought I would pickup the novel in the same fashion This was a bit of a letdown For two people who were getting married, they hardly spent time with each other I liked the world that this was set in It s historic London in the 1800 s I believe, but with magic out and proud The biggest plus was the same sex marriage was legal in this world The sold me on 3 meh stars.I was super excited to read this book A Most Unusual Courtship was entertaining in it s short length It was really funny, I thought I would pickup the novel in the same fashion This was a bit of a letdown For two people who were getting married, they hardly spent time with each other I liked the world that this was set in It s historic London in the 1800 s I believe, but with magic out and proud The biggest plus was the same sex marriage was legal in this world The sold me on the series When it came to Leo doing his job, I thought he did it fairly well He was brought around to the hospital to try to treat this mysterious black plague that s taking over London What I didn t like about it was that when the big reveal came upon it was so anticlimactic that s it One second something is happened, the next we re on our way back to Gerald OMG the Gerald situation, was so obvious I wanted to get a big ass sign that said He was right there in front of you I don t think he could have been that clueless I really enjoyed Daniel, Harry and Mr Drake Those characters were great The two mc s were good for each other but I wish we could have spent less time apart Also I would quite classify this as a romance since Gerald was waiting to consummate the relationship until they were married


  3. says:

    A wonderful sequel to A Most Unusual Courtship, A Most Unusual Wedding takes a deeper look at the fascinating Steampunk world Nancy M Griffis has created and follows Mage Lord Leo and Master Leathersmith Gerald as they prepare for the upcoming wedding Of course nothing is easy with these two, and the depth of their devotion is testedthan once.Leo faces resistance from his cousin Mark, the breakout of a mysterious illness that looks like the Plague, and not even his powerful magic seems A wonderful sequel to A Most Unusual Courtship, A Most Unusual Wedding takes a deeper look at the fascinating Steampunk world Nancy M Griffis has created and follows Mage Lord Leo and Master Leathersmith Gerald as they prepare for the upcoming wedding Of course nothing is easy with these two, and the depth of their devotion is testedthan once.Leo faces resistance from his cousin Mark, the breakout of a mysterious illness that looks like the Plague, and not even his powerful magic seems able to help He is determined to win the battle, but might have to sacrificethan Gerald is comfortable with Not that Leo has a choice especially when the fight becomes personal after Gerald begins to show signs of infection.Gerald is still not sure he wants to be associated with a mage, suddenly has a secret admirer who behaveslike a stalker, and has to deal with conventions and wedding details he d love to ignore But he can t, because the one thing he never doubts during this roller coaster of an adventure is his love for Leo.If you lie tension filled stories in magically exotic settings, if a touch of the supernatural and some real evil are your thing, and if you re looking for a read that is as intense and tension filled as it is epic and hot, then you will probably like this novel.NOTE This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review


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    You are forever loved though this life fades away You will forever be my beloved, my immortal betrothed, my enduring flame,my guiding light, my compass rose Thomas Earl Hopson Jr A Most Unusual Wedding by Nancy Griffis picks up where the prequel leaves off, with Leo and Gerald making plans for their wedding They are still receiving resistance from Leo s cousin Mark, who has several heated discussions with Leo and Gerald as well Leo makes it clear that he will not tolerate any interfe You are forever loved though this life fades away You will forever be my beloved, my immortal betrothed, my enduring flame,my guiding light, my compass rose Thomas Earl Hopson Jr A Most Unusual Wedding by Nancy Griffis picks up where the prequel leaves off, with Leo and Gerald making plans for their wedding They are still receiving resistance from Leo s cousin Mark, who has several heated discussions with Leo and Gerald as well Leo makes it clear that he will not tolerate any interference which doesn t sit very well with Mark Leo wants to haveto do with the wedding plans, but with his position of Mage, he s obligated to help, especially when a crisis takes place Gerald tries to be understanding and not interfere, seeing Leo when he can, but he misses him a great deal.Leo has his hands full at the hospital where the physicians are stumped with the recent plague which is rapidly taking over He misses Gerald too, but the work is too important to be put off He tries his best to make time for Gerald, but it isn t easy with being pulled in so many different directions At least Gerald has his old friend, Harry, to keep him company and his grandfather, Daniel, as well Both men are absolutely delightful in their own ways Daniel is always there for Gerald Daniel goes above and beyond doing whatever he can with whatever means available, legal or not, but still likes to harass him playfully, by poking him with his cane Harry is a sailor and is there on leave for the wedding He and Gerald are best friends and love each other very much Harry has a good amount of magic of his own which he doesn t hesitate to use when necessary to defend his friends and family He s particularly useful when helping Leo by adding his skills to Leo s presenting a stronger andeffective front Leo and Harry clash at first, but soon become friends, united by their love and concern for Gerald and his grandfather.As the clues fall into place, Leo delves into them, particularly when they realize that it s dark magic which is in play Finding a cure for the plague is paramount, especially when magic doesn t work All mages know how difficult it can be not to give in to the dark side and constantly guard against it In order to neutralize the forces of darkness, Leo is greatly affected by them It drains Leo and causing him to be useless, magic wise With rest he recovers, but each time becomesdifficult than the previous With the wedding so close, Leo is determined to get as much business as he can behind him before the wedding so he and Gerald will be able to have their honeymoon Nancy has done a fantastic job of world building, making 19th century London sound realistic, while fitting in the magical element seamlessly It was easy to slip into the mind set of Mages, magic light and dark along with the customs of the times Although raised in the upper crust of society, Leo does not behave in a snobbish manner, but he does, at times, drop back into the proper rules of society Gerald, may physically be larger than Leo, but he is a quiet man, who is happy in the background However, the biggest mistake anyone could make is to equate Gerald s gentleness with weakness As Leo soon learns, Gerald can be a force to be reckoned with.Although this story can be read alone, I suggest that you read A Most Unusual Courtship first in order to see how this love affair began If you enjoy a love story with mages, magic, spells, mystery, suspense, good conquering evil, and true love, then you may like this book Thanks, Nancy, for the exciting adventure NOTE This book was provided by Dreamspinnr Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews


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    I ADORED this book It was slow, sweet, and so very much in the vein of a Victorian romance I first met Lord Leo Harris and Master Leathersmith Gerald Smithson in the.5 intro novella called A Most Unusual Courtship and I was smitten with them The love continues in the first full novel by Nancy M Griffis about these two wonderful men.Leo and Gerald are getting marries in less than three weeks But Gerald really is a trouble magnet and Leo well, Leo manages to find himself embroiled I ADORED this book It was slow, sweet, and so very much in the vein of a Victorian romance I first met Lord Leo Harris and Master Leathersmith Gerald Smithson in the.5 intro novella called A Most Unusual Courtship and I was smitten with them The love continues in the first full novel by Nancy M Griffis about these two wonderful men.Leo and Gerald are getting marries in less than three weeks But Gerald really is a trouble magnet and Leo well, Leo manages to find himself embroiled in a race to cure a magical plague sweeping through London.Gerald s best friend, Harry, the sailing mage arrives in town for the wedding There s Leo s nasty bastard of a prejudiced uncle, Mark Harris, who looks down his nose at Gerald and is determined to see that his heir comes to his senses and doesn t marry below his station Daniel, Gerald s beloved Grandad, isthan meets the eye, and somehow, once again, Gerald has come to the attention of someone of the wrong sort Gerald has a stalker who can circumvent wards and is apparently a mage.So Leo must contend with best friends, stalkers and a plague to rival the Black Death oh my He has his work cut out for them And then dun dun dun cue dramatic music Gerald becomes the latest one to catch the Plague Time is running out for Leo, Here s the book blurb Adventure brought unlikely lovers Lord Leonard Leo Harris and Master Leathersmith Gerald Smithson together Now it threatens to tear them apart Three weeks before their wedding, a plague strikes Victorian London the worst to engulf the city in five hundred years The symptoms are eerily reminiscent of the Black Death with boils, a horrific death, and immunity to magical cures As one of the most powerful mages in the country, Leo searches for a cure and the person behind the scourge all while Gerald must finalize wedding plans and try to thwart a persistent and unwanted admirer It s a race against time as Gerald shows symptoms, and Leo must fight a powerful Dark Mage to get the cure before he loses the love of his life, possibly at the cost of his own soul thanks to this plague being driven by the dark.Will Leo solve the mystery of the plague in time to cure Gerald What secret is Grandad Daniel hiding Who is the mysterious mage stalking Gerald Will Uncle Mark ever NOT be a bastard And what going on with Harry Read the book to find out PS I just found out today that the sequel comes out in February HUZZAH


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    Rating 2.5 I was disappointed in this after reading the first book, A Most Unusual Courtship The first book had a nice bit of lightheartedness to it and this one other than Daniel s occasional comments and cane jabs didn t It was alsofocused on the mystery of the plagued than the romance There really wasn t much romance, especially anything physical with the exception of a few kisses The excuse that Gerald is old fashioned and wants to wait for the wedding wore thin then when we fina Rating 2.5 I was disappointed in this after reading the first book, A Most Unusual Courtship The first book had a nice bit of lightheartedness to it and this one other than Daniel s occasional comments and cane jabs didn t It was alsofocused on the mystery of the plagued than the romance There really wasn t much romance, especially anything physical with the exception of a few kisses The excuse that Gerald is old fashioned and wants to wait for the wedding wore thin then when we finally get to the wedding night almost nothing happens they might as well have been teenagers The secondary mystery of Gerald s stalker, while creepy, was not mysterious at all However thing that frustrated me the most was how Gerald was portrayed almost as a female in the book You would expect that Leo s mother, as the grand dame of the family to handle all the details of the ceremony Instead Gerald meets with her endlessly about details like flowers and invitations He even takes notes as Leo s mother gives him explanations of wedding traditions and customs The ceremony itself also plays up his feminine role Add to that the fact that Leo and Gerald s friend Harry are constantly having to protect him or rescue him from situations, and the strong and independent Gerald of the first book is gone While I would read a third book in the series based on the first, this will not be a reread for me the way that one was


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    Review can be read at It s About The Book3.5 starsI had read the short prequel, A Most Unusual Courtship, immediately prior to reading this story, and it whetted my interest quite nicely There was such interesting world building I wanted to knowabout Leo, Gerald and their version of Victorian London With A Most Unusual Wedding, the world building continued to be of interest, and all of the basic elements were fantastic, but I was left feeling that everything could have come togetheReview can be read at It s About The Book3.5 starsI had read the short prequel, A Most Unusual Courtship, immediately prior to reading this story, and it whetted my interest quite nicely There was such interesting world building I wanted to knowabout Leo, Gerald and their version of Victorian London With A Most Unusual Wedding, the world building continued to be of interest, and all of the basic elements were fantastic, but I was left feeling that everything could have come together better.Despite the title, this book was really not about a wedding per se, but rather some bizarre events of a magical and often sinister nature that took place in the weeks leading up to one A welcome twist to the London culture in this story, was that same gender marriages, while perhaps not favored by some, were quite legal and considered part of the norm Other Victorian customs were adhered to, such as courting and asking parent s permission for marriage Arranged marriages among the aristocracy were often the case vs love matches The existence of mages was also quite normal Indeed, nearly of the populous possessed some ability to perform magic A counsel was in place to relegate and track all with magical power The invocation of Dark magic was very frowned upon, but alas it seemed the council had gotten lax at policing those who would practice it I enjoyed how the world building spun out organically as the story unfolded.Leo is a charming, powerful young mage and a Lord Gerald is the unassuming, well reputed master leathersmith he fell in love with while they worked on a project together, creating charmed pieces for the royal family I liked both men immediately, particularly Gerald They each know their own mind, are brave, kind and have quite the cheeky sense of humor The book started just a few weeks prior to their wedding I figured their journey to finding love, deciding upon marriage, meeting each other s family etc would be divulged, be it through flashback or even conversation Sadly, it wasn t Gerald was taking the course of waiting for their wedding night to have sex with Leo, something Leo found charming and was a great sport about Something I was never clear on was whether Gerald was actually a virgin It was intimated that he was, but never spelled out Leo, while not quite a rake, was definitely experienced Gerald wanting to wait felt quite right, it gelled with his character It also made for some nice sexual tension through the story, with a lack of contrived resistance Gerald had strong reasons for loathing mages, yet his best friend was one, and he fell in love with one This was an interesting dichotomy, and Gerald revising his opinion of mages worked well as a theme throughout the story.The alternating third person POVs worked very well, and was in fact crucial Part of the reason is was crucial is because Leo and Gerald spent so much time apart Leo was working at saving the city from a plague, and Gerald was basically attempting to prepare for the wedding while trouble kept finding him I felt as if I learned a lotbeing in Gerald s head than Leo s Gerald s best fiend Harry was a rocking sidekick Likewise, his Uncle Daniel proved a stronger man ofdepth than outward obvious appearance initially led me to believe.I want to point out that despite Gerald acting naively at times, and being quaint and staunch in some of his traditions, he was very much his own man Being courted by Leo and wishing to wait for their marriage to consummate their love did not serve to unman he, or Leo, in my view Rather, this came off as refreshingly noble, showing depth of character on both of their parts The many sub plots in this story featured a large mash up of possible suspects, and mysterious happenings This did keep my interest, however I felt the build up in the first 1 3 of the story wandered and the writing here could have been tighter So many carriage rides were detailed I also winced a bit at the number of times it was written that Leo had to tug him down every time he kissed Gerald Establishing early on that Gerald was significantly taller made this crystal clear, and I needn t be reminded every time It took away from the actual emotions expressed during the kisses More background on Leo s past and his family would have been welcome One thing that was clear was that his Uncle was not in favor of him marrying beneath him, and I imagine this will play outin the next book I felt as if I still didn t quite have a handle on Leo even after finishing the book both emotionally and in regard to his absolute power abilities other than he was apparently one of the most powerful mages in London It was hinted that he was even an elemental Hmmm Gerald presented as muchfully fleshed out.I was certainly kept wondering about the motives of certain people Who would prove shady, who would prove on the up and up Would the perpetrator of the plague be someone known, or a wild card likewise with Gerald s secret admirer How far would Leo be drawn by Dark magic Would Leo and Gerald s wedding take place as planned Alas, the climax of figuring out the baddy was rather anticlimactic after quite a long build up and effort to find him The whole subplot of Gerald s stalker bothered me It was so obvious, and really seemed it should have been to Gerald as well I realize Gerald s a nice guy who saw the good in most people, but I didn t quite buy that he was that na ve.I wasn t surprised by the ending, other than it ended rather tame two of three major issues having long been resolved Not typical of most books involving mystery and intrigue, but different is OK There is an open ended issue regarding Dark magic in the empire, an issue Leo is strongly tied to This should prove a nice segue into the next story in this series I hope there ison page depiction of the growth in the relationship between Leo and Gerald,time spent on their interpersonal dynamic.I do look forward toof these characters adventures Leo and Gerald s magic filled London has so much potential, as do they


  8. says:

    1.75 starsMage Lord Leo Harris and Master Leasthersmith Gerald Smithson are preparing for their wedding in the midst of a magic caused plague and someone targeting Gerald.I did not realize that there is a short story before this book as this series seem to start with this book and does not have a 0.5 in the series So I never got how or why Leo and Gerald fell in love or decided to get married Also, the whole story is very reminiscent of historical M F romances with clear gender defined roles a 1.75 starsMage Lord Leo Harris and Master Leasthersmith Gerald Smithson are preparing for their wedding in the midst of a magic caused plague and someone targeting Gerald.I did not realize that there is a short story before this book as this series seem to start with this book and does not have a 0.5 in the series So I never got how or why Leo and Gerald fell in love or decided to get married Also, the whole story is very reminiscent of historical M F romances with clear gender defined roles and the spunky heroine wanting to be independent How Leo works with his colleagues to cure the afflicted was the most interesting part of the book and 1.5 stars are for that I skimmed the pages with Leo and Gerald interactions Gerald and Harry interactions were much better and I liked Gerald s grandfather The world building was interesting and I just wish the MCs were better


  9. says:

    Gerald played a damsel in distress Big, brawny and naive damsel in distress.


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    It has been several months since the events that first drew Gerald and Leo together They are just a few weeks from their wedding day when several things happen, a plague and a secret admirer for Gerald.Leo is pulled in two different directions as he works to find a cure for the sickness that is spreading in London With the help of several other mages they look for anything that will stop the deaths Adding to all of this is the new worry about a secret admirer leaving disturbing gifts for Gera It has been several months since the events that first drew Gerald and Leo together They are just a few weeks from their wedding day when several things happen, a plague and a secret admirer for Gerald.Leo is pulled in two different directions as he works to find a cure for the sickness that is spreading in London With the help of several other mages they look for anything that will stop the deaths Adding to all of this is the new worry about a secret admirer leaving disturbing gifts for Gerald.Gerald is coping with several things of his own He needs to get used to being treated differently as his is marrying a lord He fears he may not measure up or be good enough for Leo On top of all this there is the planning of the wedding and the realization that his life will never be the same Oh and the creepy gifts he keeps getting.Both Leo and Gerald love each other But that does not stop them from having their issues Gerald may be physically bigger than Leo, but that does not stop Leo from getting over protective.This author created an incredible world She managed to mix Victoria England with mages and make something unique The history is tweaked enough to make it all work seamlessly I loved how marriages are treated the same regardless of the sexual match.I loved the main characters as well as many of the secondary characters Leo is not the average nobleman and has no problems breaking the rules He has a strong understanding of himself and goes after what he wants But is careful not cross the lines Gerald is a big tender hearted man He sees the best in people, which has also caused him to be burned Harry, Gerald s best friend, is just hilarious He is just such as wise ass and loves to cause trouble Gerald s granddad is just plain awesome, and turns out to be hiding a big secret.There were a few things I did not like It seemed at times like Gerald was treated as the girl in the partnership He was expected by many others to give up working since he was marrying into the gentry Also he seemed a little like a damsel in distress at times with how much trouble in got into through no fault of his own These and a few other things just bugged me as I read along.Also there story is so full of the mystery behind the sickness and other issues, that it seemed the book wasabout that then the relationship and romance I don t know, it just was missing something that would have made it perfect for me.Overall a well written novel about a very interesting and creative world I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through


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A Most Unusual Wedding The Mage And The Leathersmith Book One Adventure Brought Unlikely Lovers Lord Leonard Leo Harris And Master Leathersmith Gerald Smithson Together Now It Threatens To Tear Them Apart Three Weeks Before Their Wedding, A Plague Strikes Victorian London The Worst To Engulf The City In Five Hundred Years The Symptoms Are Eerily Reminiscent Of The Black Death With Boils, A Horrific Death, And Immunity To Magical Cures As One Of The Most Powerful Mages In The Country, Leo Searches For A Cure And The Person Behind The Scourge All While Gerald Must Finalize Wedding Plans And Try To Thwart A Persistent And Unwanted Admirer It S A Race Against Time As Gerald Shows Symptoms, And Leo Must Fight A Powerful Dark Mage To Get The Cure Before He Loses The Love Of His Life