Isle of Synne, Book 1
From the publisher:
Get swept away by a Regency romance of broken engagements, second chances, and stolen kisses from the author whom Publishers Weekly calls “irresistible”.
After her third fiancé leaves her at the altar, Lenora Hartley is beginning to think she’s cursed. One thing’s for certain: she needs to escape London and her father’s tyrannical attempts to find her yet another suitor. The Isle of Synne, an isolated and idyllic retreat off Britain’s northern coast, is blessedly far from society’s gossip, but it also carries haunting reminders of her first fiancé. Letting go of the past to find happiness seems impossible — until Lenora is thrown in the path of a gruff, mysterious blue-eyed man who makes her pulse race.
Next in line for a dukedom he doesn’t want to inherit, Peter Ashford is only on the isle to exact revenge on the man who is responsible for his mother’s death. Once he’s completed the task, he’ll return to America where his life can finally be his own. Yet when he meets the beautiful and kind Miss Hartley, he can’t help but be drawn to her. Can Peter put aside his plans for vengeance for the woman who has come to mean everything to him?
Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover. I loved this cover and thoroughly enjoyed this book. It harkens back to a time when the best option for women of the upper class was to marry, and being jilted was quite the scandal. So losing three fiancés was really something. But what I liked about Lenora was that even though it was scandalous, she held her head up high and was still determined to do her best.
Her father, on the other hand, was busy lining up yet another prospective husband. Lenora takes a trip out to the country to heal her wounds. But there she meets the new Duke next door and there is definitely chemistry there. But he has his own agenda and it doesn’t involve marriage, to say the least.
This book was a lot of fun to read, I cared about these characters and was very glad to see them find their happily ever after. There is a bit of sex, lots of laughs, and some drama; all these ingredients add up to a terrific romance. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.
8/2020 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch
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