Fun light-hearted romance. Two unlikely characters brought together by fate in a "save-the-country" spy plot.
This was a fun and entertaining read. Even though I'm over overly fond of espionage plotlines, this book held my interest through the sparkly dialogue and a hero unlike romance hero I've read. Justin's charming, laid-back, and goofy- without a hint of tortured in sight, and watching him spar with Evie was lots of fun.
This last 3rd of the book wasn't as good as the fist 2/3. But I will continue to seek out Miss Brockway's backlist when I'm in the mood for romance.
Connected to other bride books all with totally different flavors! Excellent
Good story line. Quick read.
A great story with some very interesting characters. Funny and a great love story.
Great heroine and some intrigue with good romance.
This was a fun witty and intriguing book. The main characters are fun to watch as they are doing their best to keep the other at arms length. The secondary characters are just as much fun and make you laugh at loud with their sneakiness. Great book in the series.
Excellent. I liked it much better than The Bridal Season. The spy plot was a little too convoluted for my taste, but it didn't distract much from the romance. Justin and Evie have great chemistry. Their sparring matches are a riot.
This was a really delightful read. It's a bit of a Scarlet Pimpernel type plot. I loved the very original hero and heroine characters. There's humor and a couple of plot twists and great dialogue.
Evelyn Wythe caught Justin Powell coming out of a married woman's room one night at a house party. When she promised not to tell, Justin gave her his IOU for a future favor.
Ten years later, Evelyn is trying to salvage her aunt's wedding planning business by calling in Justin's IOU. He owns a dilapidated abbey that a wealthy woman wants to have as the site of her wedding. Justin agrees to the month's rental if he can stay on the premises while this is going on.
What Evelyn doesn't know is that Justin is a spy who can use the wedding preparations to cover some of his activities. This is a mildly interesting whodunnit taking place in Victorian England.
To convince his father to disinherit him and reinstate his older brother, Terrance, Theodore "Theo" Winslow decides to come home with a totally unsuitable bride. When hiring an actress to play the role of his grasping, vulgar new fiancee proves too expensive, Theo turns to Sallie Ellis' brothel to see if she can spare one of her "girls" for a few days. Without telling Theo, Sallie convinces her cook, innocent, cheerful Molly Sweet, to take the job, because all Molly will have to do is pretend to like Theo in public. At first both Theo and Molly agree that their relationship is nothing more than a business arrangement, but as Theo gets to know Molly better, he finds he now hungers for something a bit more personal with his sweet Molly. With its excellent characterization, polished prose, and humor, Donnelly's latest Regency is a supremely satisfying, deftly plotted delight