So well written. Style and grace. Great story with many layers.
An ambitious beauty seeking a spot among the elite is thwarted by a most disruptive gentleman in Cecilia Grant’s witty, elegant, and exquisitely sensual novel.
Kate Westbrook has dreams far bigger than romance. Love won’t get her into London’s most consequential parties, nor prevent her sisters from being snubbed and looked down upon—all because their besotted father unadvisedly married an actress. But a noble husband for Kate would deliver a future most suited to the granddaughter of an earl. Armed with ingenuity, breathtaking beauty, and the help of an idle aunt with connections, Kate is poised to make her dreams come true. Unfortunately, a familiar face—albeit a maddeningly handsome one—appears bent on upsetting her scheme.
Implored by Kate’s worried father to fend off the rogues eager to exploit his daughter’s charms, Nick Blackshear has set aside the torch he’s carried for Kate in order to do right by his friend. Anyway, she made quite clear that his feelings were not returned—though policing her won’t abate Nick’s desire. Reckless passion leads to love’s awakening, but time is running out. Kate must see for herself that the charms of high society are nothing compared to the infinite sweet pleasures demanded by the heart.
Even though historical isn’t my first go-to genre of choice, I can’t help but be impressed by Cecilia Grant’s writing style. The story and writing seemed to flow so effortlessly, I was drawn right in and didn’t stop until I was finished. I really enjoyed reading a historical romance that didn’t make me feel like I was in a total time warp.
The real draw for me in this story though, was how Kate went from what I felt may be an extremely unlikeable character, to a character you begin to understand and respect for the sacrifices she’s making for the greater good. A beautifully written tale of growth.
Nick doesn’t come across as a jerk, even though at one point, you could understand if he wanted to be. Handsome, but not wealthy or arrogant, I felt myself genuinely pulling for these two characters to find a way to be together, in spite of the social pressures of that time.
Highly recommend this book, and eagerly seeking more stories from Cecilia Grant.
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