What a delightful Regency tale! This engagement of convenience story had such heart. Full of witty dialogue between Anne and Thomas, I loved reading about their interactions.
There were some characters that were simply frustrating in the way they attempted to control Anne’s future and a truly reprehensible man who made me nervous any time he was around Anne.
I enjoyed the way the teasing grew into the engagement of convenience, which then seemed to grow into more, even as both Thomas and Anne struggled to understand what the other felt. There were some very swoon worthy moments between them and the second half of this book was such a page turner for me!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Much to her mother’s dismay, spirited Anne Fletcher spent her youth seeking her father’s approval by hunting and riding. More comfortable in breeches than ball gowns, Anne sees the freedoms she once enjoyed slowly taken from her in the name of fashioning her into an eligible young lady. When her parents try to force her into marriage, Anne makes a desperate attempt to salvage her last vestige of independence. If she is to marry, she will do so on her own terms.
Anne strikes a deal: if she cannot secure a man for herself, she will agree to marry the husband her parents approved. She soon finds herself in the last place she would ever choose—that stifling parade of etiquette, the London Season. Anne’s plan is in motion. Now all she needs is a man willing to masquerade as her fiancé.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alene Wecker writes because her favorite authors—Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer—haven’t published anything new in ages! Alene graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance, though she rarely uses her degree. She likes to tell herself her education comes in handy as she describes debutantes who, like herself, are frequently forced to display their mediocre skills at the piano-forte. When she’s not writing or mothering her six children, she is usually reading, or can sometimes be found singing with Utah Symphony/Utah Opera. She also enjoys traveling and learning new languages. Some of her favorite haunts include: Berlin, Brașov, Bucharest, Budapest, London, Maui, New York City, Oahu, Paris, Rome, San Diego, Vancouver, and Venice.