Author: Julia London
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Publication Date: January 2015
Genre: Adult Fiction/Romance
Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two
Synopsis can be found here.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This is my first Julia London book but it won’t be my last! I really enjoyed this regency romance.
Grace Cabot is unpredictable. Desperate measures haunt her every move and a trap goes horribly wrong. Instead of now being forced to marry the one she wanted, she is forced to marry his brother, the very disagreeable Jeffrey, the Earl of Merryton. But as Grace begins to know Jeffrey, she realizes things aren’t always what they seem. Not with him, or them or even her own family.
So much fun. I snuck off to some quiet corners every chance I got in order to read. Grace is opportunist, desperate to make a match before it becomes widely known that her mother has gone mad, thereby losing all of her prospects. To ensnare a man, she devises a plan to catch them in a delicate position. But it was dark and in walks the brother….
I like Grace a lot. She’s strong willed and doesn’t take no for an answer. yes, her actions are less than perfect but that’s what I like about her. Her imperfection. She pushes Jeffrey when he needs it and comforts him too. Jeffrey is so closed off and hard to read, punishing himself for his ailment. He has OCD, focusing again and again on constants he finds reassuring. He also frightens himself because he believes he is a fiend, someone who will hurt others if not exact order is controlled. He seeks order and symmetry and Grace is anything but. The two thrown together are a lot of fun to read because there is love and passion but also gentleness and understanding and misunderstanding.
It is book two in the series but you don’t have to read them in order. I’m eager to read the first book about the Honor Cabot now. And Julia London – you are on my list of ladies to read!
I have a bunch of friends I’m going to recommend this book to. It’s fun and sweet with just the right amount of passion. I can’t even explain why I couldn’t stop reading. It was this favorite dessert that I kept sneaking bites from when no one was looking.
Rating 9 Ridiculously Awesome like Cookies and Ice Cream