Bridal Favors - Bridal Stories, Bk 2 Author:Connie Brockway The acclaimed, award-winning author of The Bridal Season returns to the elegant drawing rooms and sprawling country estates of Victorian England...in the captivating tale of a woman who must prove she can keep an irresistible nobleman’s most scandalous secret--without losing her heart ... — Evelyn Whyte has never forgotten the night ... more »she first met Justin Powell--or the shocking indiscretion that left the raffish military hero eternally in her debt. Now, desperate to save her aunt’s foundering nuptial planning enterprise, she’s ready to call in her IOU. All she needs is Justin’s scenic ancestral home, where she’s determined to show the world that even a woman innocent in the ways of love can turn a simple wedding into the social event of the season.
Ten years earlier, Evie single-handedly saved him from scandal-wagging tongues, and Justin never reneges on a favor. Now, unaware of the daring double life he conceals behind a cloak of amiable gentility, Evie and her wedding party descend on North Cross Abbey, where her curiosity and forthright manner could imperil them both. Pursued by enemy agents amid a whirl of festivities, Justin vows to keep Evie safe. But who will protect him from the charms of this alluring woman--and the promise of a matchless love worth any risk?« less
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.
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.