Thursday, October 10, 2013

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for What Not To Bare by Megan Frampton

Join author Megan Farmpton on her Virtual Book Tour for What Not To Bare, presented by Tasty Book Tours from September 30 – October 25, 2013.  Please leave a question or comment for Megan to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. 

What not To Bare
by Megan Frampton 

Publisher: LoveSwept (Random House)
Release Date: October 14, 2013

Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 303 Pages

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Book Details:

In Megan Frampton’s witty historical romance, a woman is judged by her gown, and a man by his reputation—until both are shed in one sexy moment of seduction.

Lady Charlotte Jepstow certainly knows how to make an impression—a terrible one. Each one of her ball gowns is more ostentatiously ugly than the one before. Even she has been forced to wonder: Is she unmarried because of her abysmal wardrobe, or does she wear clashing clothing because she doesn’t want to be pursued in the first place? But when Charlotte meets Lord David Marchston, suddenly a little courtship doesn’t sound so bad after all.

David will be the first to admit he’s made some mistakes. But when he gets yanked from his post by his superiors, he is ordered to do the unthinkable to win back his position: woo his commander’s niece. If David wants his life back, he must use his skills as a negotiator to persuade society that Charlotte is a woman worth pursuing, despite her rather unusual “flair” for color. But David does such a terrific job that he develops an unexpected problem, one that violates both his rakish mentality and his marching orders: He’s starting to fall in love. 

Author Info

Megan Frampton majored in English literature at Barnard College, with a double minor in political science and religion. She worked in the music industry for fifteen years, editing and writing music reviews for a music-industry trade magazine and eventually becoming the editor in chief. Frampton married one of her former interns and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with him and her son. When she isn’t writing, she serves as the community manager for the romance novel website Heroes and Heartbreakers.

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My Review

A charming historical romance, warning about the evils of judging someone by what they wear, What Not to Bare by Megan Frampton made me laugh from the very first page.  Well developed main characters, a funny reverse adaptation of the “beauty” and the “beast” theme, great dialogue and a steamy romance kept me turning the pages to discover what was going to happen next.  Remaining true to the society of the time period, Ms. Frampton reminds us that women didn’t always enjoy the freedoms we have today. 

Enduring her third “Season” in society, Lady Charlotte Jepstow has earned the nickname, “The Abomination”, due to her outlandish taste in fashion.  Intelligent and with a large fortune of her own, Charlotte has become resigned to the idea of becoming a spinster at the end of the season.  She just has to out maneuver her mother’s desperate matchmaking.  She just never planned on falling for the most handsome man she’d ever encountered.

A second son with no duties, Lord David Marchston, has always been judged by his looks.  An extremely handsome and well built man, he’s spent years in the service in India proving his worth, even while trying to downplay his nickname, “Mr. Gorgeous”.  When an unfortunate scandal sends him back to London, David is assigned a special task, pretend to woo his boss’s niece in order to increase her chances at really catching a husband.  Willing to do whatever it takes to repair his situation; David is shocked into silence when he encounters “The Abomination”.

The scenes between Charlotte and David are fun, sweet and very well written.  While Charlotte’s outfits often cause David to forget what he was going to say, they do lead to real conversations and help Charlotte and David become well acquainted.  Charlotte’s natural curiosity and intelligence are finally given a chance to blossom, while David’s wit and charm are challenged.  Ms. Frampton does an excellent job with both characters and I found myself laughing, pumping my fists in the air and internally screaming “You Go Girl”. 

The secondary characters are also well written and I especially liked Lady Anne, Charlotte’s friend, and Gotam, David’s Indian friend.  While I didn’t care for Charlotte’s mother, she was only interested in marrying her daughter off regardless of the man was worthy of her or not, I did like Charlotte’s dad and uncle, though they tended to spend most of the time in the background. 

The romance between Charlotte and David was sweet and very hot.  They had great physical chemistry and I really enjoyed the fact that Ms. Frampton let them get to know each other before they become really intimate.  There’s plenty of emotional development which makes the romance seem more real.

Will “The Abomination” and “Mr. Gorgeous” surprise society when the “Season” ends?  And just what happens to Charlotte’s other would be suitors?  You’ll have to read What Not to Bare to find out.  I really enjoyed it and I think you will to.  I really hope Ms. Frampton gives us Lady Anne’s story next.

My Rating:  5 out of 5 Stars 

FTC Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

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Tour Schedule

Sept 30th- Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews- Spotlight
Oct 1st- Literary, Etc
Oct 2nd- Imagine a World- Review/Interview
Oct 3rd- Emily Wood Author- Guest Post
Oct 4th- Rose & Beps Blog- Guest Post
(Stop 2) Classy Cat Books

Oct 8th-
Urban Girl Reader- Review/Character Interview
Oct 9th- Literary Chanteuse
Oct 10th- Queen of the Night Book Reviews- Guest Post/Review

Oct 14th-
Love Saves the World- Review
Oct 15th- Ramblings From This Chick- Guest Post
Oct 16th- A Girl Amongst Books- Review
Oct 17th- Book Freak- Review
Oct 18th- Illustrious Illusions- Guest Post

Oct 21st-
Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess- Review
Oct 22nd- Reading Bliss- Excerpt/Promo
Oct 23rd- Escaping Reality One Book at a Time- Interview
Oct 24th- Red Wine and Books- Review
Oct 25th- For the Love of Bookends


  1. This sounds like a fabulous read! :)
    Thank you for sharing. I will be adding it to my TBR.