Genre: Historical Romance (Victorian)
Series: Romance With a Kiss of Suspense #3
Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher via Net
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4.5 Crowned Heart of Excellence – InD’Tale Magazine (June 2015)
5 Stars – Readers’ Favorite (June 2015)
Ann Seddon knew at an early age that her aristocratic parents would arrange an advantageous match on her behalf. Nuptials of convenience blended family fortunes and kept bloodlines pure. After her presentation at court, which marked the beginning of the London season, Ann’s life turns into a whirlwind of tea parties, balls, and husband hunting.
When her parents suggest John Broadhurst, the Marquess of Dorchester, as a potential mate, Ann dislikes their choice. Even though he appears dashingly handsome, she finds him to be a boorish and aloof man. He, on the other hand, shows very little interest in her either, which wounds Ann’s delicate ego.
In spite of their lack of regard for one another, they marry to fulfill their parents’ wishes. Ann, however, harbors a dark premonition that one day the marquess will break her heart. After beginning their married life together, her fears are realized as she is engulfed by a world of secrets, betrayal, and danger at Blythe Court.
From the Author
Current and future novellas include.
- Thorcroft Manor
- Whitefield Hall
- Blythe Court
- Ravenswood Abbey
- Blackshire Castle
- Hardwick Tower
#3 in the “Romance With a Kiss of Suspense” series, but can be read as a stand alone. Written in first person, which I don’t usually enjoy, but the author made it work beautifully. Told through the heroine, Ann’s point of view. A Novella packed with a powerful punch!
Tragedy, secrets, suspense, mystery and romance makes an excellent tale. Tragedy and romance, thru a series of unfortunate circumstances make these characters compelling, tragically so, but passionate and loveable as well. The secrets has a tragic effect the reader will not see coming. Well written. A satisfying and enjoyable read. I look forward to reading the others in the series.
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**Cross-posted on My Book Addiction Reviews dot com*
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More