Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)
Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher/author via Net Gallery
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Does she love him enough to let him go?
After three straight days working beside surgeon Will Kennaway to treat the wounded of Waterloo, Amelia Hartwell collapses on the nearest bed to sleep. Surely she can be forgiven for not caring that the warm body sleeping next to hers is Will’s.
Amelia’s status-hungry mother, however, couldn’t be more pleased to have an excuse to get the painfully shy, socially awkward Amelia married off, albeit to a less-than-ultra-rich husband.
Will doesn’t keep his title a deep, dark secret. His little-known earldom simply affords him the financial freedom to focus solely on healing the sick. But now that he has a wife to think about—and to admire, thanks to her unstinting bravery at Waterloo—he reluctantly takes up the mantle of earl to do his duty.
Missing her meaningful work as a nurse, Amelia finds herself floundering in society’s glaring spotlight, wondering if Will regrets being forced to marry. Perhaps it might even be better to give him his freedom, even if doing so will break her heart…
Warning: Steamy, battlefield kisses under a tent canvas lead to steamy scenes in the bedroom.
IT STARTED AT WATERLOO by Lynne Connolly is a wonderful Regency Historical Romance. It is set against the backdrop of the Battle of Waterloo, the trauma, and tragedies found during surgery. A fast paced, quick read with a lot of emotions packed into this story.
Meet, Will Kennaway, a surgeon with a secret and Amelia Hartwell, a Lady whose father has had his family traveling with the military their lives. Amelia is also Will’s assistant, and looking forward to one day being a surgical assistant. Will wants to improve the surgical conditions and write a book of their findings, and what they have learned. Hoping to further surgical procedures used during wartime and save more lives. But unforeseen things happen when they both collapse from exhaustion, in bed together, well you can guess the rest…marriage.
After Waterloo, Will wants to continue his work with new and improved surgical procedures and Amelia wishes to work by His side. But wait, Will has a secret that could destroy their HEA.
Ms. Connolly did a fantastic job in detailing the surgical procedures, treatment and healing process for the era.
A very enjoyable and satisfying read! While, a quick read, Ms. Connolly did a fantastic job of getting the story across to the reader. Fans of Medical procedures, Historical Romance, The Battle of Waterloo, and a great Romance will certainly enjoy “It Started at Waterloo”. Well written with engaging and interesting characters. I loved the medical procedures, the timeline, and the characters. Well, I loved this storyline and Will and Amelia, simply outstanding!
*Received for an honest review from the author/publisher via Net Gallery*
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Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: April R, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More