If I Wrote the Back Cover Blurb:
Miss Ellie Vyne and James Hartley (a Count) have known each other since childhood. Their relationship? Far from pleasant. Of course, this a historical romance, so that must change! Cross dressing, a kiss, a fake engagement, and some family jewels (not that kind, get your mind out of the gutter and save it for the book) evolve into a grand tale of soap opera proportions and a love neither expected.
Quick Note: This is book 2 in the Sydney Dovedale series. I have not read book 1, and Fresina covered it well enough that I feel I missed nothing just jumping into this one.
I love historical romance novels. A lot. So what if I know how it will end. Bodices. Stays. Great coats. Servants. Carriages. Manors. I love the ride. And this was a happy read for me… For the most part.
Fresina kind of lost me near the end, with Ellie’s father (I won’t say more or else I’ll spoiler you). I think that was one thing too many. I had already stretched my forgiveness when Ellie’s best friend’s (Sophie Valentine from book 1) nephew’s story was revealed. But, once I got the happily ever after, I forgave her.
I suggest this book if you like high drama historical romance. I think it is a good read and you get to know all four of the Sydney Dovedale heroines. After reading it I felt I could live without books 1 and 2, but I’ll definitely be picking up book 4 (Miss Molly Robbins) next time I go to the bookstore.
What kind of romance tickles your fancy?
Is there a series you only read in part? Why?