I know, I already posted a book review and giveaway this week, but I couldn't resist this one! GG Vandagriff has a new regency out and I was excited to be part of her blog tour.
Miss Penelope Swinton is innocently sketching three men in the park when one of them comes over and snatches her drawing away, ripping it into pieces. This starts a chain of events that changes Penelope's life forever. Her life is threatened now, and her self-appointed bodyguard, Viscount Beau Wellingham, finds himself in a situation where the only way out is to marry Penelope.
Neither of them particularly want a hasty and somewhat forced marriage, but Beau is the kind of person that takes care of those he cares about. He doesn't want Penelope hurt because of him. Penelope is a little more stubborn than most, however, and makes some decisions which put them both into a difficult situation. Can they find a way to admit their growing feelings before it's too late?
Ms. Vandagriff's book are always a treat---just a nice afternoon escape read. All the elements are there of a couple trying to make the best of society's rules, while still wanting to marry for love. Beau was a dashing hero and honorable as well. Penelope is a woman who wants some independence in her choices, but finally faces her fear and reaches for a chance with Beau. There were quite a few twists and turns on that bumpy road to love that will keep a reader turning pages to see how it all turns out. And we also get a glimpse of favorite characters from past books, including the Duke and Duchess of Ruisdell, and Henry V the turtle. It's always fun to catch up with old friends.
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Here's the back copy:
Beautiful Miss Penelope Swinton wants to live out her life as a spinster in her beloved Northamptonshire, but with an ailing father and an entailed estate, she must come to London and enter the Marriage Mart. And if she must marry, she is determined to marry for love.
In a brief respite from the social whirl of the season, she retreats from the restrictions of the ton to sketch in the park and stumbles over a French spy. When Penelope finds her life in danger, Viscount Beau Wellingham steps up to protect her, however he has secrets of his own. Wellingham leads a clandestine life as an agent for the Foreign Office trapping spies. In defending her life, he unwittingly puts her reputation at risk.
In order to save Penelope from society’s scorn, Beau presses for a betrothal. Though she resists, he insists. Soon Beau is unable to deny the attraction he feels towards her. Before he can act on his feelings, danger rises again. This time, his life is on the line.
With a desperate spy closing in, Penelope must choose the safety of what she has always known or a chance for love. But will she be too late?
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