Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)
Series: Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper Book 3
Source: I received a complimentary copy.
- Publication date: January 10, 2017
- Publisher: Blue Rose Romance LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N3OIT9X
- Length: 174 pages
- Book 3 of 3 in Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper (3 Book Series)
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He thought his adventures were over…
A rogue reluctantly turned rector, Alexander Hawksworth, prefers soirées to sermons and parties to prayers. Though impoverished, he seizes every opportunity to escape parish duties, preferring to hob nob with London’s finest–especially after the precocious and petite Brette Culpepper arrives in Town. Alex secretly fantasizing about claiming the breathtaking beauty as his very own, and when he unexpectedly inherits an earldom, he’s determined to make her his countess… Until he’s accused of murdering the previous earl.
Then she burst headlong into his life…
New to Society, Brette adores the whirlwind social scene, the stream of invitations… the slightly-sensual verbal sparring with the devilishly attractive, much too witty, and oh so unsuitable Mr. Hawksworth. But her fairytale existence crashes to a halt when rumors circulate she’s a peer’s illegitimate granddaughter. Even though he’s left her a tidy inheritance, formerly hospitable doors slam in her face as a newly appointed guardian emerges, intent on stealing her wealth and forcing her to wed an elderly despot.
Time is against them as Alex struggles to clear his name and deliver the woman he loves from an unthinkable fate.
Brette: Intentions Gone Astray (Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper Book 3) by Collette Cameron is at times a humorous and compelling Regency Romance. While, Book 3, it can be read as a stand alone. I’d suggest reading the other two books in this fantastic series, I feel you would benefit from reading them to get the full benefits from “Brette”, there are some events, situations, and revelations revealed, that could spoil your entertainment, by not reading the other two books in this series, first, although, not necessary to enjoy “Brette”.
This is Brette Culpepper and Alexander Hawksworth’s story. Brette, is new to society, and finds she rather enjoys the soirees, dancing, balls and the social whirlwind, until that is….a horrible rumor circulates, everything changes in her newly discovered social world. Alexander Hawksworth, aka Alex, is a handsome, witty rogue turned rector, relucantly, I mind add. But what’s a impoverished man to do to survive? He prefers the social world to prayers and sermons. Especially, after he meets the whirlwind named Brette. Then, he unexpectedly inherits an earldom, but his inheritance and freedom is threatened by rumors and innuendoes of him murdering the previous Earl. Brett, unexpectedly learns a secret that devastates her new found world, when rumors fly that she may be the illegitimate granddaughter of a peer, who has left her a tidy inheritance. Then, Alex learns that her newly appointed guardian is not a nice man, he intends to forcefully, if necessary, marry Brette off to an elderly despot man. He is after her wealth and cares nothing about her happiness or welfare. Whew, talk about roadblocks for a blossoming relationship! Can they overcome the obstacles thrown in their way or lose all to others actions?
Follow, Brette and Alex on a whirlwind, sometimes, and devastating world, while, other times you will smile, with their witty banter, and their undeniable attraction to each other.
Well written tale of life, love, and obstacles, but will they be able to find gold after the rainbow, after everything life throws their way?
I enjoyed Alex and Brette’s story, it was not a typical romance, where the characters find love and live HEA, there are so many obstacles and ill will thrown in their path.
Once again, Ms. Cameron has written a captivating, yet thought-provoking tale, where the road to happiness has many curves, and not a clear path. Whew, an awesome, lively, unlikely Regency romance, with many twists and turns.
Bravo, Ms. Cameron! Brette, I think is my favorite of the magnificent “Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper” series, thus far.
A must read Regency Romance by the never disappointing Collette Cameron!! Fans of witty banter, Regency Romance, and complicated stories, will definitely enjoy reading Brette and Alex’s story. Pick up a copy today to find out the twists and turns of Brette and Alex’s story, I think you will enjoy this masterfully written story, I sure did.
I received a complimentary copy.
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR