Can a beautiful spinster trust love again? Especially if the same man asks?
Olivia Kingsley didn’t expect to fall in love and receive a secret marriage proposal two weeks into her first Season. However, one dance with Allen Wimpleton and her fate is sealed. Or so she thinks until her eccentric and ailing father announces he’s moving the family to the Caribbean for a year. Distraught at her leaving, and unaware of her father’s ill health, Allen demands she choose—him or her father.
Heartbroken at Allen’s callousness, but thankful he’s revealed his true nature before she married him, Olivia turns her back on their love. The year becomes three, enough time for her broken heart to heal, and after her father dies, Olivia returns to England. Coming face to face with an embittered Allen, she realizes she never purged him from her heart, and once again the flames of passion ignite. But is it too late for their love?
Caution: This humorous historical Regency romance contains a dashing, pessimistic rogue, a strong-minded heroine with a temperament as fiery as her red hair, an audacious aunt who says precisely what she thinks, and an uppity villainess who gets her comeuppance at last.
*I received a copy of the collection from the author in exchange for my honest review
This was just the quick little pickup read I needed. I got many laughs with this one from her aunt and brother. I loved how everything happened and played out in the garden. You could tell from the moment they saw each other again that they still loved each other.
Oliva was frightened and overwhelmed by everything. I loved her because she didn’t hide her feelings and was ready to face everyone again. She spoke from her heart.
Allen was left heartbroken when she left. I loved that his heart and body wasn’t going to let him avoid her. He was very understanding once he listened to her.
Guest review contributed by The Sassy Book Lover. This blogger is a sassy, book-loving southern belle. She posts reviews mainly but also about her own writing journey and encourages readers to be modern-day bluestockings.